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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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Turning on the LAMP: The Clapper for Developers

Sam Guiliano November 10, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

What is LAMP, and how can you use it to light the way of development with a simple hand motion?

  • What is LAMP?
  • Platform vs. Stack
  • Operating System – Linux
  • Webserver – Apache
  • Database – MySQL
  • Scripting Language – PHP
  • One-Click LAMP: The Clapper for Developers

Clap On! Clap Off! You may remember the jingle for the “as seen on TV” product The Clapper, a sound-activated electrical switch that captivated the imagination with its simple brilliance. Just as you can turn on a lamp with that simple hand motion of bringing your hands together, you can turn on a LAMP Cloud Hosting with the simple hand motion of clicking a mouse button.

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PostGIS: Case Study of France’s Mapping Agency

Sam Guiliano November 4, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

What is PostGIS, and how is it used? Let’s take a look at the basics of this tool, how it is used by a major mapping group, and how to seamlessly adopt it yourself.

  • PostGIS – What Exactly Is It?
  • Case study – Institut Géographique National
  • Fast Access to PostGIS

PostGIS – What Exactly Is It?

GIS stands for geographic information system. This type of software is used to organize a dataset via geographical components so you can see the information within space. Essentially, you can request data from a database and have the information presented as a map. This tool may initially sound like it’s only useful for special cases, but datasets often contain critical geographic components, explains Margaret Rouse in TechTarget. Sample applications include meteorology, understanding sales volume in various regions, population assessment, and land-use analysis.

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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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9 Preventable WordPress Mistakes to avoid

Sam Guiliano October 20, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

It’s easy to make mistakes in any area of business. The key, really, is to avoid as many of them as we can and to make corrections along the way.

When someone gets started with WordPress, they typically are enticed by the simplicity and speed of the CMS (content management system). You really want to slow yourself down a bit if you are racing to get the site online. You don’t want it to be vulnerable to hackers, not have the right plug-ins, or suffer from poorly organized content.

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LAMP vs. WAMP: Why do Startups Prefer LAMP to WAMP?

Sam Guiliano September 24, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments
  • LAMP vs. WAMP: What’s the Difference?
  • Affordability
  • Security
  • Smoother Operation
  • Flexibility
  • Use within Enterprises?
  • One-Click LAMP Cloud Hosting

LAMP vs. WAMP: What’s the Difference?

A LAMP or WAMP stack is four pieces of software that are used in combination for open source web development. Components include:

  • L/W – Linux/Windows, the operating system
  • A – Apache, the Web server
  • M – MySQL, the database management system
  • P – PHP, Python, or Perl, the scripting language.

A common variation of this Web stack is a LEMP or WEMP Cloud Hosting stack, which replaces Apache with Nginx. You will also frequently see the term WAMP, which replaces Linux with Windows.

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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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Benefits of WordPress Cloud Hosting: About WordPress in the Cloud

Sam Guiliano August 24, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

Why do WordPress and the cloud work so well together?

Content management systems (CMS’s) are now fundamental to website development. WordPress has proven especially popular. Originally designed as a blogging platform, people quickly started to realize it could be used to create entire sites. It is now used for 75 million projects (websites and blogs) worldwide. It is incredibly easy for users to make their site their own:

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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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