Articles tagged with ‘mysql’

The tech stack

Since launching faavorite a couple of weeks ago Harry and I have had quite a few questions about the technology which powers the app which I’ll hope to answer as fully as possible in this article. It’s a little self indulgent and rather long but bear with me—I wanted to explain the rationale behind each part of the stack and share some of the things learned and experiences gained along the way.

Full article (4,729 words) - Rewritten, Relaunched

If you follow me on twitter you may have noticed just over a week or so ago I managed to break my own website - in fact, I managed to break an entire server by attempting to profile the speed differences between a standard wordpress install (which this site ran on until today) and a site running on the jaoss framework.

Full article (742 words)

Setting up and securing a phpMyAdmin install on Ubuntu 10.04

Last time out we looked at setting up a LAMP server ready to start developing dynamic websites, without really going into much detail beyond the absolute basics. Day to day web development on a LAMP stack by and large ignores the LA and concentrates on the MP - so let's have a look at getting one of the more common ways of accessing MySQL set up on a newly prepared server.

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Preparing a new LAMP server on Rackspace Cloud

I've been looking for a new hosting provider for some time now and have often been tempted by (and equally cynical of) the hype surrounding cloud computing, but about 6 months ago or so finally took the plunge and signed up for a Rackspace Cloud account and haven't looked back since. This is a quick guide to get your own server up and running with a bare bones LAMP setup running on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Other Ubuntu distributions should be fairly similar, as will any Debian based distribution.

Full article (2,286 words)