AWS Pricing

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in AWS | 5 Comments

I’m writing this article as a followup to some of my other AWS stuff, particularly my Installing WordPress on EC2, Amazon EC2 Tutorial and Hosting Websites in the Amazon Cloud articles. Like many others, I was a little apprehensive about actually using Amazon Web Services in fear of a bill full of charges I just […]

Installing WordPress on EC2

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in AWS, Hosting, Server Admin | 17 Comments
Installing WordPress on EC2

This is Part 3 of a 3 part series on installing a WordPress instance on AWS Part 1: Hosting Websites in the Amazon Cloud Part 2: Setting Up An EC2 Instance Part 3: Installing WordPress on EC2 One Tiny But Bitchin’ Server This is a continuation of the last post I did on setting up […]

Setting Up an Amazon EC2 Instance

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in AWS, Hosting, Server Admin | 2 Comments
Setting Up an Amazon EC2 Instance

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series on installing a WordPress instance on AWS Part 1: Hosting Websites in the Amazon Cloud Part 2: Setting Up An EC2 Instance Part 3: Installing WordPress on EC2 How to set up an EC2 Instance Setting up an Amazon EC2 instance is extremely easy as I […]

Hosting Websites in the Amazon Cloud

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in AWS, Hosting, Server Admin | 3 Comments
Hosting Websites in the Amazon Cloud

This is Part 1 of a 3 part series on installing a WordPress instance on AWS Part 1: Hosting Websites in the Amazon Cloud Part 2: Setting Up An EC2 Instance Part 3: Installing WordPress on EC2 See you in the cloud Arguably one of the hottest terms used in the tech world today is […]

What To Look For In A Website Hosting Company

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012 in Hosting, Server Admin | No Comments
What To Look For In A Website Hosting Company

When planning a website, there are a few important things that should be considered in the process. Probably the most important consideration is your web host. Your web hosting service is the backbone of your website. If you can’t already see why this would be important, consider this – if your website has problems coming […]

Forwarding Mail To Your Gmail Account

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Email | 3 Comments
Forwarding Mail To Your Gmail Account

I am actually a big fan of Gmail. I really think its by far the best email solution you can use as I’ve written several postings on it so far. If you’re not familiar with gmail you can start with these: Art of Code: Top 10 Reasons to Use Gmail One of the problems you […]

TextExpander

Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Software | No Comments
TextExpander

One of my go-to tools for rapid coding html is an application for the Mac called TextExpander. TextExpander is from a company called Smile Software that essentially is an app that lets you build macros to use across all applications on your computer. A macro is basically a series of keys that when typed release […]

A Beginner’s Guide to PHP

Posted by on May 13, 2012 in Basics, PHP | One Comment
A Beginner’s Guide to PHP

PHP is a recursive acronym for Hypertext Preprocessor. It is an open source scripting language used often in web development and can be embeded directly into HTML and other markup. PHP started life in 1994 by Rasmus Lerdorf who created a set of scripts written in Perl which he called “Personal Home Page Tools” to maintain his blog. PHP has matured into a full-blown, object-oriented scripting language.

HTML5 Video

Posted by on May 13, 2012 in HTML5 | No Comments
HTML5 Video

Video on the web is still somewhat immature in its implementation, but HTML5 is a major stride in moving towards a standard. Online video has come a long way since the dawn of the internet. I remember the early days of using Real Player to stream crummy pixelated video streams online. We’ve come a long way in terms of developing not only standard practice, but also ease of delivery.

Top 10 Reasons to Use Gmail

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Email | 2 Comments
Top 10 Reasons to Use Gmail

Dear Google, Why must you make such great, free products where the only price is that of my soul? In all seriousness, I’m not a fan of email. Its an old, dated technology that for whatever reason has an user base of people who know how to use it and people who have no business […]