Archives / 2009 / October
  • WINCACHE statistics page - login dialog keeps popping up

    As you know we released WINCACHE 1.0 RC early last week. We have got some good response for all the new features and bug fixes the RC release contains. If you haven't tried the RC version you should definitely try it out. We also included a brand new WINCACHE statistics page which displays lot of useful statistics about the cache. However there were people in the forum who complained about getting the login dialog again and again no matter what they pass as login/password.

  • WINCACHE 1.0 RC - Breaking Change

    This breaking change has got an interesting story. While we were developing this WINCACHE module and I got the initial build to test I realized that the only way to test it using CGI version of PHP. Well I being a developer myself checked out the sources and commented out the code to make it run for CLI version of PHP too. Life was good for me and I found some bugs. Eventually I did move to CGI but I wanted the support for CLI too. I asked my developer to enable it for CLI too. The developer obliged to this and I was so happy getting this on regular builds.

  • WINCACHE 1.0 RC - New cool features

    I will be talking about some new features we have coded in WINCACHE RC release. We have introduced new API and changes/additions to the WINCACHE INI directives. I am going to explain two new improvements we have done over Beta release which will dictate how WINCACHE is going to cache the file.

  • WINCACHE 1.0 RC - Using the statistics page

    We did the Release Candidate (RC) release of WINCACHE today. For details look here. It is exciting to see this out as this gives more flexibility in running the software in production environment. One of the enhancement we have done in this release is to provide a brand new statistics page on popular demand. Lot of people asked about statistics page in the forum. We worked on a new statistics page which is really full of lot of information and will be very useful. It has got:

  • Simple Authentication Page in PHP

    As part of WINCACHE statistics page, I came across the need for making the WINCACHE.php file having some kind of authentication. Yes we will have an official WINCACHE statistics page shipping with the Release Candidate due sometime this month. To know more about this upcoming release please read this blog from the Developer on the team. This is the time that I learnt that PHP has built in authentication support. I am going to talk about basic authentication page using PHP. I will be using code snippet from our new WINCACHE.php page to explain how easily this can be achieved.

  • Upgrading to PHP 5.3 - an easy way

    I already talked about how WPI can help you installing PHP on Windows running IIS. If you haven't read that post, I would encourage you to read that post before continue reading this. The link is here. So wondering why I am asking you to read the previous post of mine. Well the reason is we are going to upgrade to PHP 5.3 following my previous post and then doing a little bit of trick. Again I have seen a lot of forum posting in the IIS forum where people have asked about this. I would again ensure that manual steps are extremely limited and that most of the process is done by the software.

  • Installing PHP on Windows

    There has been numerous post on the IIS forum where people have difficulty installing PHP on Windows. There are many reasons for this. However the main issue is that people try to do the installation manually and any manual step is prone to error. It is not a bad idea to do the installation manually but I would suggest to leave that to an advanced user who knows PHP well and has successfully configured it many times. For novice user or people who are just starting using PHP, I am going to talk about an easy way to install PHP on Windows and IIS. This article applies to user running IIS from Windows XP to Windows 7.