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How to get started using Firebase Hosting

Firebase is a mobile and web application development platform that was developed by Firebase, Inc. in 2011. It was acquired by Google in 2014 and rolled up into the Google Cloud service. Now, it’s a flagship product of the Google Cloud offering. Firebase is a complex and articulated product, mainly targeted at mobile applications. One […]

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Serverless Hosting Comparison

A head-to-head showdown of the providers fighting for your dollars New players are entering this space rapidly, but as you’d expect, the largest cloud providers have the most extensive set of geographical locations and supporting resources for hosting serverless applications. So who are the players in this space, and what development technologies do they currently support? How much […]

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The simple guide to deploy Laravel 5 application on shared hosting

In this tutorial, I’d like to show you a very simple method to deploy Laravel 5 applications, safe & secure. First, let say in your hosting server (VPS, or shared hosting…whatever), you have current www/ directory, which is accessible publicly via web domain, for example: /Users/petehouston/www/ Now, create a new directory, which contains all your application source […]

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Client-side vs. server-side rendering: why it’s not all black and white

Since the dawn of time, the conventional method for getting your HTML up onto a screen was by using server-side rendering. It was the only way. You loaded up your .html pages on your server, then your server went and turned them into useful documents on your users’ browsers. Server-side rendering worked great at the time […]

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Domain registrars, DNS, and hosting

How to set up your website the right way It took me a while to set up the infrastructure that runs my website and email in a way that made me happy. There are a lot of crappy domain registrars, DNS providers, and web hosts out there. I’m finally in a place where I’m pleased with […]

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