I haven’t posted anything on this blog recently, but I’m still alive online and I check this blog every day for new comments or software updates. Simply, nothing that deserves a blog post has come to my attention recently, but more than that, is the fact that I’ve been very busy with school and will continue to be. Perhaps after mid-December I’ll have some more time to dedicate to my personal projects.
By the way, I managed to finish the change of the user interface of my URL shortener, 4.l.to, to Bootstrap. It looks really nice. How could I come up with time for this, if I say I have been very busy? Well, working 15 minutes per day on it, for the last days, plus spending an hour yesterday getting it all online. Tell me what you think of my work…
Being busy studying doesn’t mean I’m not online, as I open the browser and stay online, but idle, on sites like FreeVPS.us, Rockbox.org and Slashdot. This means you can still contact me using the cables (or the free wifi ha ha) at any time. Just don’t expect an immediate reply 🙂 .
Why do I have the impression that it is starting to be kind of a website-promoting website for the web 2.0?
You see, a bare web service that wouldn’t get otherwise very well known, not very rarely gets hundreds of users once it publishes an app for that service on the Chrome Web Store. Even if the app is nothing more than a link to the website of the web service, it doesn’t matter: as long is the web service is of good quality, it’ll get popular amongst Google Chrome users in a way it would never be as a normal website showing up on Google results.
If these guys doing website optimizations to get more visits aren’t still using the Chrome Web Store as a way to promote websites, they should. At the end, nowadays calling “app” to a website acts as an huge upgrade to that website.
Those who say Windows is the best either never tried anything else than Windows or are Windows (or MS) fanbois
Those who say Linux is best for some things and Windows is better for another things have a farily good knowledge and perhaps experience on both systems and moderatedly use each when needed.
Those who say Linux is best and MS and/or Windows is everything of bad that they can invent, are Linux
Those who invent defects on Linux (or a distro) which exist no more or are now easily supressed have either never tried Linux, or tried Linux many years ago and had a bad experience.
Those who invent defects on Windows either don’t use Windows for a long time because they have been using Linux for that time.
Someone that doesn’t meet any of the follwing conditions, is a pacific user.
Apple and MacOS users are excluded from this post as Apple fanbois are of different matter, something to write on another post.
Apache is a long well-known web server software, the most used in web servers around the internet. I met nginx when I started looking into getting free low-end VPS for my websites and scripts.
Basically, what I have learned is that most scripts won’t work well even if you convert the .htaccess’es into nginx config files. In my opinion, it’s simply not worth to get a VPS with less than 256MB of dedicated RAM, because on fewer RAM you won’t be able to run Apache properly (most of the times, Apache will just fill up the RAM leaving you locked out of your VPS because you can’t SSH as Linux doesn’t have enough free RAM to start a new shell session.
On servers with few RAM (512MB, for example) you can still run Apache and have some RAM free. If you have MySQL installed, the trick to reduce RAM consists on disabling inno-db and other database engines you don’t need. Apache can also be configured to waste less RAM on low traffic websites – you can reduce the number of max clients and connections, but this can make the site unresponsive (slow) if you get many hits at a time.
In conclusion, if you’re sure you can setup your script with nginx and cgi-php (or other lightweight webserver, e.g. lighthttpd), go for it. I have nothing against nginx, I only wish developers supported nginx (and lighthttpd and etc.) more instead of the already much explored (and at times exploited) Apache.