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I’ve been wanting to get onto PHPCS for quite some time now. While reading a blog post discussing it, I decided it was now or never. I should have started using PHPCS a while ago anyway… So, in order to get things up and running, I did a quick Google search and ended up finding […]

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I have been using phpDocumentor on my Windows laptop lately, and one of the requirements is to have PEAR installed. While this is a pretty simple process on Linux, it gets a little more complex on Windows. Actually, it is not that complex. It is just difficult to find the proper resources (or at least […]

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My blog has been hosted on various machines from various providers. It is only recently that I started to aim for performance, though. For the last couple of years, it has been hosted with EvxOnline. I then switched to a DigitalOcean¬†(affiliate link, direct link available in article footer) droplet with ServerPilot. While performance was definitely […]

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One more NameCheap-related article. Yeah, I’m a big fan of their services! TL;DR: FreeDNS can’t manage .is domains. For some client work, I needed to use NameCheap’s FreeDNS service to manage a domain name with the .is extension. After some back and fourth with the domain registrar to try and switch the DNS to FreeDNS, […]

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When working on client projects, e-mail delivery is a primary concern. Most of my clients (most people in general I assume) use e-mail quite extensively for¬†lead generation on their site. Making sure e-mails are correctly delivered is crucial. Unfortunately, the basic way e-mails are sent out with website is quite unreliable. The common function used […]

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A couple of days ago I published a new “about” page for introducing myself. I’ve always struggled to find the best way to brand myself in a way that completely satisfied me. In the past, I only had a landing page linking to the various profiles and networks I wanted to highlight like WordPress.org, GitHub, […]

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This tutorial shows how to install Nginx with server blocks in order to be able to host multiple sites on the same droplet.

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This first post of the series “Cloud Hosting with DigitalOcean” will show you how to setup a droplet with Ubuntu 12.04 and SFTP.

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