A few months back I did a video on Fusion Terror’s YouTube channel. Fusion has actually been a summer student at my current place of employment for the last year. I had mentioned a few times how easy it is to get Node working in a Docker container.
I asked him if his audience would be interested in this type of content and he said yes! Away I went to film my first YouTube video.
Took me an entire morning to get things right but here is the final product.
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I keep reflecting back on this and thinking about all the other ideas I have for videos. Maybe it’s time to start my own thing?
In the next few weeks, I am required to use one of my mostÂ scariestÂ server products I have used. IIS. I use to manage a small network that used IIS for hosting internal mail interface and other web based products our company used. Back then, we were running IIS6 on Server 2003 R2, and what a scary machine that was. IIS6 wasn’t very intuitive compared to other Microsoft server products at that time. When you needed to add a site or add a CGI extension, it always felt you had to hack it to get something to work and you never went back to it after it was working.
I was required to install it for a programming class and what aÂ change. For someone that never had proper training on IIS, the new interface has defiantly been improved and is now very intuitive.
To install IIS7 was open Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> “Turn Windows feature on or off”. I checked the “Internet Information Service” in the list and that was it. Windows installed the service without needing the disks.
It was that easy to get the new web server up and running on my local development machine.
I remember spending hours in the server room trying to get PHP installed on the old IIS6 machine we were running. I thought, I wonder how easy it will be on IIS7? Turns out very easy! Microsoft now has an installation you canÂ downloadÂ that installs PHP 5.3.13 into your IIS.
A few things need to be done first. Make sure you have installed CGI. Windows does not do this byÂ default.
IIS is now ready for the PHP installation. Go to php.iis.net to download theÂ executable. Once you have it download, run it and follow the on screen instruction.
That is it! You have now installed PHP on your IIS server. Create a phpinfo() file on the root of yourÂ web-serverÂ to make sure everything is working.
If you run into the errorÂ “Handler “PHP53_via_FastCGI” has a bad module “FastCgiModule” in its module list” it means CGI is not installed. Go back into Windows Features and check “CGI”.
Most Linux distribution include auto mounting for different file system types. Specific distributions, you need to mound some file systems your self. The following commands will allow you to mount different file system types.
To list all partitions attached to the system, use the following commands.
First thing, create a mount point for this new file system.
You can create this folder anywhere on the system. Most distributions mount all drives to /media.
I’m sure a lot of you have wondered what happened to me. Well there is one simple answer, school. Unfortunately any spare time I have is spent doing projects and working on homework. If you want to keep track of my doings, I am on Twitter which is on the left side of my blog or you can hit follow on my profile.
Christmas this year was fantastic. You can see all of the pictures that were taken from my family get together on Facebook. After all the probelm with my desktop computer I have finaly figured out how to get it running stable. Turns out all along it was a issue with the OCZ ram. New ram for Christmas and BAM, away she goes. Second gift I recived was a new monitor. It’s nothing fancy, Samsung 21′ widescreen display to replace my 21″ CRT monitor that has seen better days.