Lately, I’ve been really interested in generating static content. Most websites out there are based on a CMS, WordPress going for 20% of all known websites, reason why I decided that would be useful to have a WordPress static content generator. There are a lot of solutions out there for generating static content and some have an option of importing your WordPress content, but I wanted to see how this can be done. Continue reading “WordPress static content generator”
03As mentioned in a previous articles on hosting control panels to use for your VPS , buying a VPS is as affordable as or even cheaper than shared-hosting. This is only when it comes down to money/month or year. Other costs or resources would include time and knowledge to actually setup and maintain your VPS. A great way to start lowering those costs is by having a look at free alternatives to CPanel. Continue reading “7 things I look for at a VPS provider”
Lately I’ve been intrigued by how affordable (or even free) a VPS is nowadays and how (relatively) easy can one host his own website(s). This is determined mostly by ones technical expertise and the tools available at hand. To better manage several websites and everything related to them (DNS,FTP,databases,email and so on) one would use a “hosting control panel”. Tools that hosting providers use to manage customers, customer websites, resellers and tools that are also being made available to end-users to manage their website. The most known in the industry would be CPanel (end-user tool) and WHM (administrative control panel). Their prices can get pretty high and would mostly be suited for companies specializing in web services / hosting.
.htaccess is a file used with Apache servers to set configurations on a directory level. This is particularly useful when you are setting specific configuration for different directories. It is also useful (and recommended to be used only) in case you don’t have access to the main configuration file for Apache – which is mostly the case covering websites on shared-hosting accounts. There are a lot of tricks you can do with the .htaccess file like password protecting a directory, changing the way your hosted file extensions appear to users and even securing your WordPress website against malicious scans and requests. Continue reading “The most complete .htaccess generator ever – v0.1”
One of the big issues i stumbled upon on web projects is the .htaccess file. One problem is that i never remember the syntax and i always end up googleing them, which usually takes longer than i expect because i always find new stuff to implement. The other is that you can optimize your website / webapp from many point of view, like security and caching. Continue reading “The most complete htaccess generator ever”