Tag Archives: server

Blogging Tools: Wos Server – a useful tool in your armoury

Ages ago, I wrote about how you could put your applications on a stick. For the inveterate blogger, tinkerer, and under-the-hood kind of guy/girl, you can also put a blog on a stick with WordPress, and (almost) everything you need. The only caveat: the blog is not (nor should be) live for security reasons. Look closely at the… Read More »

Who put that spoke in my server? Or how to bring a server to its knees!

The last few months since getting my own private hosting have been quite challenging in a number of ways as I have had to adapt my handling of my sites to a number of new contingencies: including weird spikes in server activity. It’s been quite a learning experience, but I’m pretty sure I don’t want to go back… Read More »

Box.net: The whole world’s a widget away!

Vista has ’em, Opera has ’em, Mac has ’em, even Google has ’em! Now your blog can have ’em, too. It’s a widget, and Box.net Widget is offering a neat way to manage your downloads: you simply upload them to their server, then create a widget. Place the widget in a suitable place in your blog, a sidebar,… Read More »

Gallarific: does this flexible gallery script make your gallery terrific?

Over the past few years, I’ve experimented with three different PHP photogalleries: Coppermine, Gallery, and some of the various PHP plugins available for WordPress. Each of them has strong points, but weakness that make them problematic. Coppermine is poor at uploads, while Gallery has more features, including an appropriate tool to upload stuff (but it’s a bugger to… Read More »