Recently I built a server to host the blogs and other PHP powered websites of a few family members. I wanted something lightweight, efficient and fast. With that in mind I threw out the “standard” of Apache and it’s mod_php and instead went with something else entirely. This article is going to be geared at people running a server with Ubuntu 10.10 or newer (sorry LTS fans… php5-fpm isn’t available in your repos… but you can backport it fairly easily). I’m going to be including some config file examples as well, everything you need to get this up and running will be included… and it’s easier than you think 😉 Catch the details after the break
Month: August 2011
Things to consider when hosting a website
Doing what I do for a living, I tend to see the same mistakes made over and over. Luckily where I work I am in a position to have a conversation with the person that made the mistakes, offer up a little bit of education, and most times they are very receptive to it. I am also in a position where I can help them to transition from their currently slow and possibly buggy solution to something that gives them the speed and performance that they want. This entire post is going to be targeted at Linux powered servers but many of the points will apply equally as well to Windows powered servers.
This one is a little bit long so if you want the full disk, click the link
WordPress app for webOS!
So I just installed the WordPress app for webOS on my HP touchpad. Hopefully now that I can update this thing from anywhere I will post more.
First impressions so far are good. They have done a very nice job with it. The ui is very clean, it makes good use of cards and sliding panes. I can view the blog stats with it (had to install jetpack on the blog for that, but that’s not a big deal).
Now if I can just get people to stop thinking this thing is a friggin iPad, lol.