How to execute multi search msearch query in ElasticSearch with PHP

ElasticSearch gives you the ability to execute multiple queries in a single request by using the Multi-Search API

How to install PHP 8.3 on MacOS

PHP 8.3 will be released on November 23, 2023.

Until then, you can play around and test the beta versions which are already out. In this post, I'll show you how to install the beta version on your Mac.

What's new in PHP 9

PHP 9 will be the next major release of the PHP language.

The release date is still unknown, but we have hints about what's new. By looking into the PHP Wiki RFC section, we can get clues about what is coming next.

In this article, we'll cover the approved/implemented RFC (Request for Comments) and keep it updated with the latest information about PHP 9.

How to run ElasticSearch queries with PHP and cURL example

In the realm of modern data handling, Elasticsearch has emerged as a powerhouse, offering rapid data search and analysis.

As a PHP developer, integrating this robust search engine into your projects can elevate your data operations to new heights. In this article, we'll illustrate a concise example of how to create an index, create a document, get a document, and search for documents using PHP's cURL library.

The following examples will empower you to efficiently store, retrieve, and manipulate data through Elasticsearch's RESTful API, all within the familiar PHP environment.

mod_php vs php-fpm Performance Benchmark [Surprising Results]

Have you ever wondered if Apache mod-php is faster than php-fpm with Nginx? I surely did.

Each time this question arises, I do a quick research, and I cannot seem to find a definitive answer. It seems that the recommended way to run PHP websites nowadays is to use php-fpm with Nginx, but is that the best method? Some articles state that php-fpm is 300% faster than mod-php, other articles state that mod-php is faster, and so on.

This is why I've decided to conduct my own tests and performance benchmark and settle this debate once and for all.

The result surprised me.