Author: Adnan Raja

Why Use Symfony? 6 Arguments for Using Symfony PHP Framework, from a Developer’s Perspective

Adnan Raja December 16, 2015 by under Managed Hosting 0 Comments

Symfony is one of the most popular PHP frameworks, with users including Yahoo and Drupal. What are the advantages and disadvantages of frameworks? What are the particular strengths of Symfony?

  • What is a PHP Framework?
  • Pros & Cons of a Framework vs. Straight Code
  • Why Symfony? (Developer Perspective)
  • 6 Strategic Arguments for Symfony
  • Symfony in Flight

What Is a PHP Framework?

A PHP framework is a library, a structure through which you can create applications. You can access various APIs (application program interfaces) and figure out how you want to organize your app.

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Quick Docker Facts

Adnan Raja December 2, 2015 by under HIPAA Compliant Hosting 0 Comments

Docker is on everyone’s minds as a potential way to improve packaging and shipping of applications. Here’s what you need to know.

  • Docker allows for packaging and distribution of applications.
  • Docker isn’t a completely new idea.
  • You don’t have to use Linux.
  • It’s much faster than starting a VM.
  • Virtual machines aren’t yet obsolete.
  • Docker’s adaptation is incredibly fast.
  • Wade before you dive.

Docker has risen to incredible prominence since it was first introduced as an open source project in 2013. In fact, as of March, it was either in use or in the planning stages for  nearly half of companies, notes Forbes. At the time, it had been adopted by more than one in eight companies (13%), while 35% were preparing to implement it.

There’s a tendency to forgive technologies for their weaknesses as they start to become a more standard choice. It’s necessary to look at Docker from all angles.

Here are a few things to understand about this container technology:

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Thoughts from the Creator of LEMP Stack

Adnan Raja November 17, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

The LAMP stack is still the king as far as open-source development bundles go, but LEMP has quickly gained ground over the last few years. Let’s learn more about this increasingly popular web development stack.

  • What is a LEMP Stack?
  • A Look at its Components
  • More on Nginx and its Users
  • Thoughts from Igor Sysoev
  • Nginx vs. Apache in the Real World
  • One-Click LEMP Stack Hosting

What is a LEMP Stack?

In 1998, tech reporter Michael Kunze wrote an article for the German magazine Computertechnik, demonstrating how a developer can work with free open-source software instead of using proprietary systems. In that piece, Kunze became a rock star in the open-source community for being the first person to introduce the concept of LAMP.

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A Tale of Stack-Worthiness: The Rise of Nginx

Adnan Raja October 28, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

Nginx has accrued increasingly impressive market share in recent years. What’s its story?

  • WordPress Developer Switches to LEMP
  • Nginx is Not Slowing its Pace
  • How the Web is Being Won
  • Growth of Nginx & LEMP to Fuel Your Own Project

WordPress Developer Switches to LEMP

The LAMP stack (open source development environment using Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) has always been incredibly popular among developers, but in the past few years, that has started to change. What people are starting to use instead is called a LEMP stack, which replaces the Apache web server with a Russian little-engine-that-could competitor, Nginx (pronounced “Engine X” – hence the E in LEMP). Keep in mind that the code for Nginx is free, open-source, and is identified by the official site as both NGINX and nginx.

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Cloud hosting is an IT Skeleton Key for Developers

Adnan Raja September 4, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments
  • Developers Hold the Keys to the Kingdom
  • How Cloud Benefits Enterprise Developers
  • General Strengths for Development
  • Developer-Friendly Cloud

Developers Hold the Keys to the Kingdom

Since innovation is so fundamental to success in today’s rapidly evolving economy, developers have an incredibly important role, creating the digital roadways to be traversed by consumers, businesses, and the public sector.

Developers may seem to be a tiny population, but there are actually 18.5 million people who are employed in development, wrote Megan Swanson in Wired. “In a sign of the growing recognition of the value of developers,” she said, “President Obama recently became the first sitting president to write a line of computer code, as part of the Hour of Code Campaign during Computer Education Week.”

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Why Businesses & Developers Choose WordPress

Adnan Raja September 2, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments
  • The Incredible Scope of WordPress
  • The Price is Right
  • Ready to Use Off-the-Shelf
  • Choose Your Own Adventure
  • SEO-Friendliness
  • Security
  • User-Friendliness
  • Support When You Need It
  • Multimedia Integration
  • Immediate Access to Fast WordPress hosting

The Incredible Scope of WordPress

Popularity certainly isn’t the only factor when choosing a content management system (CMS), but a quick look at the statistics shows that WordPress certainly has that base covered. In 2011, WordPress was used on 14.7% of the top 1 million sites worldwide. At that time, there were about 500,000 WordPress posts each day. According to Technorati, 48 of the top 100 blogs were using WordPress, and it was translated into 40 languages. Still today, WordPress is a massive presence on the Internet.

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Reduce Your Cloud Computing Costs – Cut the Middleman

Adnan Raja August 14, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

If you want to get your cloud computing costs down to the level you expected when you initially made the transition, one expert argues that the solution is simple: cut out the middleman.

When 150 top IT executives in the United Kingdom were asked about the challenges and costs of transitioning to cloud, the results (released in early 2015) were both predictable and startling.

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What Makes Cloud Computing Such a Powerful Technology?

Adnan Raja August 4, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments
  • Cloud – It’s About Getting Things Done
  • Parity of IT Access Throughout the Business World
  • The Case of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Partners to Compete in the Business World

As we all know, technology moves fast. Cloud, which first started to gain prominence in 2006, has been gathering speed ever since. According to a forecast from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA), the worldwide market for cloud hardware alone will exceed $79 billion by 2018. Cloud has become so widespread behind the scenes that the vast majority of people probably have no idea how much they are relying on the technology.

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EMM, BYOD & Cloud – How the Cloud Improves Enterprise Mobility Management

Adnan Raja August 3, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

Cloud computing and enterprise mobility management (EMM) are a perfect combination. A Cloud Hosting option can enable easier deployment, security, and control of EMM scenarios, particularly bring-your-own-device (BYOD).

  • Why BYOD?
  • EMM Via the BYOD Cloud for Security
  • Cloud-Delivered EMM Prevents Time-Wasting
  • Cloud BYOD Optimizes Efficiency
  • Strong Cloud Partner for BYOD

Cloud computing and the gradual transition to a work environment without walls are related trends that create opportunities for businesses. Using cloud, companies can develop a stronger competitive edge and streamline their businesses with mobile, as long as they adopt strong and secure management of their employees’ devices.

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