I’ve just moved my site from HTTP over to HTTPS. It’s not a huge deal for something like this, but it’s something which I’ve really needed to do for a while, and something which is becoming more and more popular. For most people this won’t mean much, and for this site it doesn’t amke much […]
Whilst on my usual rounds on StackOverflow to help spred useful knowledge of computing and web development I came across the following comments on a thread: Um… mysql doesn’t connect over http… nor to a directory Neither should it be an url. Usually it’s localhost or the IP address of the remote mysql server
I noticed today as I was about to start a different article that my website was looking a bit, well, funny. The layout was wrong, some of the colours were off, the whole thing was a mess. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not at the forefront of design, and won’t win any beauty awards, but […]
Once again I’ve been inspired by a stack overflow question, and it made me think about issues of a shared hosting platform. You know the ones; the “host your site for £2.99 a month” sites. There’s nothing inherently wrong with it (I was using them for a long time until I decided I wanted my own server […]
I’m a huge advocate of taking backups of things. So much so, I’ve got my own home server backing up to “the cloud” with all of my files on it. It needs a bit of an organisational shuffle I think, but the idea is there.
I’ve recently been approached about a project for me to work on, part-time and on the side. This itself isn’t unusual, but it’s one of a very small minority which I think is a good idea and has some promise. I’ll not go into details about it, as I don’t know the full details of […]
After posting my intention of building a home file server for storing my movies, pictures, music and probably other files, I had to order some new hard drives to give me the space I think I will need. They have now arrived so I get to install those into the case, and then set up the operating system […]
This post is the start of a series on setting up a home file server. There’s lots of them out there, but I wanted to document the process I have gone through so that I have a record of it in future, and so that there is an up-to-date resource somewhere online for doing it.
I spend quite a lot of time on StackOverflow, both in terms of finding answers for something I need, and also for helping people out with their issues. One question I see quite a lot is around security permissions for creating files on the server. Usually these questions are for PHP, and as such I’m going […]
‘Tis the season for change, it seems. And after a lot of chanes with the site and jobs, I’ve had to make yet another change. Namely to my web-hosts. I orders a VPS with 1 and 1, configured it and set this domain to be transferred to them so everything could be working nicely, just […]