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Is there anyone who can give me a suggestion for the hosting of my blog. I mean what should I pick either managed cloud hosting or unmanaged cloud hosting. I am looking for AWS cloud hosting and their are companies like Cloudways who are providing the managed AWS cloud hosting. So which one is better.?

For a blog, I guess anyone goes. It will depend on cost. I always advise that you start small, and as you grow, you can use larger resources -- scale up as is required.

R+ for dhtml

If you are just starting, lets say less than 500 visits per day, go for share. I will like to recommend inmotionhosting shared hosting, very expensive though. 

But if you are just starting afresh, pick one of the local Hosting. Move abroad if they ever screw your website. 

Dont forget Regular backup

J+ for goodmuyis, I just did not want to say it earlier, but you see, for a blog that is just starting a share is just better.

^^ bot alert @dhtml

If you need a website contact me at 07015933809 .... Ranging from 25000 naira to 100000 naira

Please is leanstack.co a cloud hosting or shared hosting platform ? Also what affordable cloud hosting platform would you guys recommend for Laravel hosting.

hard to say o, namecheap, bluehost?

leastack.co doesn't look like a shared hosting. There is really little information provided on the website and Kbs. For Laravel, some affordable cloud hosting solutions you can find are: Cloudways managed Laravel server (https://www.cloudways.com/en/laravel-hosting.php ) and Heroku (https://www.heroku.com/ ).

leanstack.co => very scanty website with little or no info. I would run away from those.

i used linode and forge ... easy , simply and straight forward 

Have you experienced a moment when you tools RAM requirement grow beyond that your machine you perceived to be the best machine for DEV? I am here right now, and it is frustrating me how my PC gets heated up so fast, cooling fan runs like hell, and still I have to reboot nearly every 12 hours because at this point, I can't be productive with the state of the machine.

I've experienced this alot lately even with a PC of 8GB

I think developers need like 64GB RAM

Install a linux distro . .  with 8GB of ram, you'd get an additional 4GB swapi .e. 12 GB which is more than enough except for heavy video editing. My iMac (core i7) has 12GB ram + 6 gb swap = 18gb; while the macbook (core i5) is just 4gb + 2 gb = 6gb and i've never complained for once.

I use ubuntu

Then increase your swap. Or get a pc with a faster processor (processor plays a role too)

Learn how to Programme your Web browser in my tutorial in the link below

Happy sunday everyone, thanks for all the people dropping their various feature suggestion. And appreciation to facebook for approving the freebasics version, all these information are being used to work on an upgraded version.
Paystack has given some setback due to not supporting the payment structure my team had in mind for the gigs upcoming feature, that is part of the cause of the delay in updates.

Wanna Work in Nigeria Tech Space? Learn PHP (Vanilla, CodeIgniter, YII2, Laravel).

Try to Imagine and search for those keywords beginners come up with while starting their DEV Journey, and you will be amazed and confused at how recently PHP has been badmouthed for Insecurity, Spaghetti Codes, Pain in the Ass etc, and being see as fastly loosing ground in TECH SPACE, So many blogs and articles are talking about new languages and Framework being used by industries nowadays for their backend services, the likes of Javascript(NodeJs,Express, Polymer), Erlang(Cowboy). Well Most of these languages  and frameworks have their strengths and weaknesses, as an intermediate web developer myself I started with Node and Express, and I can tell you I have no regrets whatsoever, but recently moved to using PHP (Vanilla, Nimble and Laravel) for some reasons shared below which I think should also motivate you to pick PHP UP as your primary language if you want towork in Nigeria tech industries.

1.    Most Companies in Nigeria uses PHP (Damiris, Invoice.ng, Pass.ng,        Anakle,Hotels.ng, Timbu) and so much.

    Believe me most tech companies in Nigeria runs and build products using PHP.

2. Most Solutions in Nigeria are built with PHP.

    Yes! Most web solutions here in Nigeria are powered by PHP.  Think of 

    VoguePay, Pass.ng, Fastcash, Invoice.ng, Hotels.ng and many more.

3. Most School Portals in Nigeria runs on PHP.

    This is where I believe PHP is mostly used, every school portal I have ever come across     uses either PHP, PHP Framework or PHP powered CMS e.g Lautech(Joomla), U.I     (Drupal), FUTA(CodeIgniter) etc.

4. Most Job listings in Nigeria requires PHP as skills compare to others

    You can do the search yourself.

5. Most companies are looking for developers to maintain their legacy system.

    Don't think Nigeria companies are like those whites who mostly keep up to date with     the latest tech tools out there. Our motto here is "So as long as it is working; Keep it".

6. Hosting Companies in Nigeria support PHP first, then others.

    I can give you a long list of Nigeria hosting companies that support PHP and ASP.NET,     but you hardly find few with support for Python, Ruby, NodeJs, Erlang, Go etc. For those     you have to go Foreign: Heroku, PythonAnywhere, Azure, DigitalOcean and the     GrandPa of them all AWS etc.

7. You can find the cheapest Hosting ever.

    Take a look at Point No:6. Products with more than Suppliers comes cheap.

8. The PHP Community in Nigeria is like Omi-Okun.

    Pardon me for the omi-okun (Ocean). But the community is Just too big

9. Laravel will make your life peaceful

    Yep! If you are a lover of Simple, Beautiful and Elegant code, then Go for laravel,     except for those '$' , '->' and ' :: ' you wont even know you are writing PHP.

10. PHP will Put Food on your table Faster than any other languages

    This may sound funny but a countless amount of people worldwide live with PHP.

    A quora user writes: "They tell me PHP is Bad and is going extinct, but each day I smile     to bank, its because of PHP".

11. Africoders, Larisoft Runs on PHP

    Even the great DHTML, and LARISOFT  put somethings into consideration before     Picking PHP.

SideNote: For now learn NodeJS (Express, Hapi, AdonisJs) only if you are looking to work remotely or Freelance.

Pardon Me for all typos praying.

Disclaimer: This Post and its contents are just my opinion and is strictly for educational purpose only.

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Like I always say: ONLY A DUMBASS will say php is a waste of time. Ada as a programming language was designed in 1977 and guess what, it's still used by NASA and the United States DOD !!!

And that's just one out of many examples. If NASA can still incorporate 1977 languages; then who the fuck are you to judge php that was developed only yesterday.

And funniest thing, is that stuffs like these come from kids who can only write "if else" statements and nothing else

Arh drocksofangelo! You this is person like me ooo. I am just learning if-else statements too...


Next time do the forum 

Hey guys, 

so after a year of learning how to code i decided to work on something xtreemforum

it's still at development stage but i need to know what you guys think

constructive criticism please

Nice job. 

But pls don't be like seun improve the UI. 50kb css file won't hurt. Check here for Design Inspiration



Can you tell me where it was copied from?

I simply want to fetch the title,image and first paragraph of  article in a website.

I research 2 methods which are RSS feeds and web scrapping.

RSS feed fetches(title, image and description)  but not all website offer image in their feed.

Web scrapping is a good idea but what how do one handle the issue of HTML structure change ?

Gurus in the house how can you handle this ?

You cannot help, well it is your job to keep your code up-to-date. Combine the two methods, then set logic to check if all expected elements are present (title, image and first paragraph). If any of them is missing log an error and discard content. The error log will help you to know which target site is broken.

OR the Hard Way:

=> Scape the 1st Heading <h1>, <h2>, <h3> after the <body> that will like be 80% chance page Title

=>Scape the 1st <img> tag

=> Scape the <p>

You might want to check out PHP Simple HTML DOM Parser for web scraping. it also support css-selector

great insight though

Anybody with another idea ?  gurus in the House ?

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Later on when things are calm, I may do an Africoders OAUTH, so that our people can signup at a single click.

Great website but its down!     Why? You should see what we have turned Bestnaija.ng Forum and social community into now!

@BestNaija your website is melting my eyes. Pls work on your UI. Am not good at UI design either but I know when I see a bad one. 

https://dribbble.com is my secret place of finding UI inspiration 

Thanks for the recommendation! blowKiss