dix is a simple console application that will make your life easier if you are working with MySQL databases. Let's say that you are working with some PHP framework or CMS, and that you want to test a new module/plugin/add-on, or maybe you want to upgrade to the latest version. The very first thing you should do is to make a backup of your database. Doing this will save you a lot of headache if something goes wrong.
If you are building any kind of API then you now, or at least you should now, that limiting the number of requests is one of the most important parts of your system. You don't want to allow anyone to hammer you endpoints without any kind of limitations. The more popular your app is becoming, the more shady characters will start to poke around your API. Basic protection is a must in today's world of internet.
Drupal project is the most popular template for installing Drupal with Composer. But this template brings completely different directory structure, than what we are used to. And that means that we have to change our server configuration because index.php file is now in the new web directory.