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Choosing Your Host A Question we need to ask our-self. Established Company or New Opportunity Company.

The Hosting  industry is always changing. The new web hosting providers or new are often sensitive to changes in the web hosting industry.New companies enter the fray every day and old are constantly leaving, either by being out of use or change what they offer. When a new technology introduced – such as cloud computing, many are struggling to provide such services. When hosting a trend is growing – as wordpress hosting – many are offering specialized services, such as for customers who own power WordPress websites. All these benefit us – the customers. Not to mention the strong competition and lower costs of technology resulting in attractive prices for services.

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What are Web Application Frameworks and How are They Used?

A web application framework is a bunch of source code organized into a certain architecture that can be used for rapid development of web applications. You can think of frameworks as half-produced applications that you can extend and form to make them take shape according to your needs. Well, that means half your work has already been done, but for some it is as much a blessing as a curse because this work was done in a particular way, without your supervision.

Thus all frameworks are either stained with a coding methodology and naming and structural conventions, or if they try to avoid these restrictions, they need to be heavily configured by you. This either reduces their flexibility or makes their learning curve significantly steeper. And if you really want to escape from these problems toward a more library-like approach, you have to sacrifice some development speed. You can see that frameworks are all about trade-offs.

That’s why it is really good to take a look at many frameworks and compare their differences. Perhaps one of them offers conventions that you would use as good practices, anyway? Perhaps you have nothing against some initial configuration that allows you to be rapid and flexible at the same time? And maybe you want just a library of powerful components to link together by yourself? The choice is yours, and if you find a way to mitigate their disadvantages, you can fully enjoy the greatest benefit of all frameworks: truly rapid development.

Further advantages of frameworks are elegance of code and minimizing the risk of programming errors.Frameworks conform to the Don’t Repeat Yourself (DRY) principle, which means that they have all the pieces of logic coded only once in one place. This rule forbids duplication of code, especially copypasting. This facilitates maintenance of code and prevents nasty errors. Generally,frameworks promote code re-usability and other good programming practices wherever they can, which is great for programmers who do not have enough knowledge or discipline to care for quality of code by themselves.

Another great feature is the clean organized look of links that can be done with URL rewriting, which is supported by most frameworks. Instead of /animals.php?species=cats&breed=mainecoon, type just /animals/cats/mainecoon. This is not only appealing to the eye but also very search engine optimization(SEO)–friendly.

Framework versus Library
The main difference between a library and a framework is that:
• libraries are called from your code
• frameworks call your code

In other words, a framework in your application is a skeleton that you fill with features or serves as a platform on which you build your modules. Whereas a library instead provides attachable modules on top of a platform made by yourself. Some people perceive a framework as something better or more complete than a library, so “framework” became a buzzword that is often overused.

That’s why people call some libraries frameworks, even though they do not invoke developers’ code. There is nothing wrong with a piece of code being a library, as it is just a different entity. And there are also some bad frameworks that damage the reputation of the goodones—basically you can take any half-done application,release it, and call it a framework. These two software groups just behave differently and should not be confused.

In the coming week we are going to brief down some of most popular PHP Application framework and features and advantage. And why HypoHosting is called 100% Application Framework Hosting Provider.

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Collecting all PHP Errors as Exception

To collect all PHP errors (except the FATAL errors) as exception, you can use the following code:

<?phpfunction exceptions_error_handler($severity, $message,$filename, $lineno) {throw new ErrorException($message, 0, $severity,$filename, $lineno);}set_error_handler(‘exceptions_error_handler’);?>

 

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Blog Hosting Heaven – tips on choosing the right BlogHost.

Though blogs are simple text based websites, selection of a poor or inefficient web hosting service can leave you and your readers wanting.

Web blogs have emerged as a highly popular medium for varying types of business to communicate and interact with potentially millions of Internet users. The basic idea of a blog is to inform, educate or inspire and smart business people are using this medium gaining good visibility for their business and website.

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Symfony 2.0 a Big Buzz

Ancient people would have died if they were watching the latest gadgets sweeping the world with a storm. Technology is no more confined only to technological savvy professionals, it has broadened extensively. To chuck out the outmoded frameworks, the modish Symfony framework is knocking everybody’s head. This latest PHP framework is an unrivaled solution to develop latest apps and brilliant websites. Symfony hosting is a matchless package for better integration and fabulous functions.

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Using mod_deflate to Compress Content

The HTTP protocol allows for the use of compressed transfer encodings. As well as speeding up the delivery of compressible files such as html, js or css files, it can alsoreduce the amount of bandwidth used to deliver your application. If you have asignificant amount of traffic and are paying for outbound bandwidth, then this capabilitycan help to reduce costs.mod_deflate is a standard module shipped with the Apache 2.x server, and it is easy toset up and use. To enable the module, make sure the following line is uncommented inyour Apache configuration file. Note the particular path may vary from the one shownhere, but the principle is the same.

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Choosing the Right Web Server for the Project.

One of the factors that should be considered when choosing a web server package is its popularity. If a web server is popular, it means there are a lot of people using it, shaking out bugs, providing support services, etc. Web servers that are lower in the popularity stakes may not have the same exposure as their more popular brethren

 

Vendor Product WebSites
Hosted (millions)
Percent
Apache
Apache
111
54
Microsoft
IIS
50
24
Igor Sysoev
Nginx
16
8
Google
GWS
15
7
lighttpd
lighttpd
1
0.46

Web Server Package Popularity (Source: Netcraft 2010)

Before dismissing servers such as Nginx or lighttpd, you should, however, understandthat because of their nature, and reputation for use as fast static asset servers, they areoften used as “supporting servers” for larger domains, serving just static assets (images,.css, .js), and will not necessarily register in the Netcraft figures.Web Server.

 

 

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Hotlinking and Bandwidth Theft -How to protect your assets and Bandwidth

Bandwidth is not free, so why should other people be allowed to hotlink your images to their blog ? Well, It is very easy to prevent people from hotlinking your images.

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