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Paolo Iannelli

Big Daddy at Mega Labs

Amsterdam Area, Netherlands
Information Technology and Services
C, Python, Big Data, Scalability, High Availability, Performance
Expert Software Engineer with more than 12 years of experience.
Strong in critical thinking, problem solving and high performance architectures.
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How to disable flash uploader Magento

Posted on : 30-07-2012 | By : Paolo Iannelli | In : Magento

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How to Disable flash uploader Magento

Tired of that the buggy flash uploader in Magento ?

Do you want just a simple HTML form to upload your pictures and to know how to disable flash uploader Magento?

Be wise, install this plugin and all your troubles are gone away !


Key for connect 2.0

If you want to save time you can use the following key in Magento Connect to install the plugin directly :

  • http://connect20.magentocommerce.com/community/Dull_Uploader

Why disable the flash uploader?

The uploader relays on Flash Player, that might not be available if you are posting from a computer that isn’t yours. Moreover, is well known that sometimes can cause strange errors very difficult to debug, causing you spending lot of time to fix the upload of images!

Enjoy it !

How To Use Memcache with Magento

Posted on : 11-04-2011 | By : Paolo Iannelli | In : E-Commerce, Magento

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In this short post I will show you how to use memcache in your magento setup.

First of all you need to install memcache and start it. If you are using a debian/ubuntu/aptitude enabled OS, you may run:

Once this is done, you need to modify your app/etc/local.xml file and locate the <cache> tag. Once you find it, you may replace it with the following :

And that’s all, you don’t have to do anything else ! Meanwhile, to give your shop another boost, you may enable compression, if your server is capable enough to handle it.

If you have any problems or questions, please leave a comment below !

How To Setup Magento + Nginx + FCGI + Ubuntu

Posted on : 10-04-2011 | By : Paolo Iannelli | In : E-Commerce, Magento, System Administration

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The tutorial I will write today is about setting up Magento (version 1.4+) on a Ubuntu box, using nginx and php5-cgi.

Preparing the system

I assume that you already installed MySQL server and setup a database / user for the Magento instance you will run.

Lets begin installing all the packages needed for our purposes :

Once you have installed them, you need to have a startup script to launch your fastcgi processes during system boot. To do so, you may create the file /etc/init.d/fastcgi with the following content :

In /usr/bin/php-fastcgi you will have the following

Now you set both files executable and place the first one in startup scripts :

In the next page we will download Magento and setup nginx.