Design update: the world ends with you

joejiko-com-042015-2

Moved some things around & added some visuals to give the homepage more character. If you've ever played the world ends with you, you might recognize the dialog box style :)

Comments enabled again

I forgot I disabled comments.

I've added them back.

If something I've written means anything to you, I'd appreciate if you'd leave a comment.

I'm on the verge of deciding whether to dedicate more attention to writing or not..

 

What say you?

DNS update

I think I've mostly figured out the DNS setup.I'll get everything configured properly over the weekend.

Currently working to move all static files to Google Drive, and finding a "cloud" database to use.

I never considered how much memory it actually takes to run a LAMP stack.. turns out MySQL and BIND are both memory hogs.

Aside from reducing the memory usage, I figured it would help me keep organized too. I might not actually move JS/CSS files over to Drive.. because it's simply more convenient to use Git to push my code changes to the server and I don't want to add any additional steps to the process. I'm sure it's possible to add a hook for media files.. but right now it seems like unnecessary setup.

Anyone with tips/tricks on how to reduce the memory footprint on an Centos 6.4/AMP setup.. please connect with me.

It worked!

Now running a VPS for JoeJiko.com with CentOS 6.4.
My colleague said I should've gone with Debian.. but he was too late.

The process was mostly flawless, except a few problems with iptables.

I followed the guide to install Centos 6.4 with Apache
(I tried nginx first but it was so unfamiliar that I decided to go with Apache for now until I can test more)

http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-centos-6.4-x86_64-apache2-dovecot-ispconfig-3

 

I was stuck for awhile trying to get ISPconfig3's interface to show up. Every time I tried to access :8080, the connection timed out.
Of course, it had to do with the firewall. I disabled that using system-config-firewall and it worked!

 

Also found these useful in my journey:

MySQL commands

http://www.pantz.org/software/mysql/mysqlcommands.html

 

Add Linux user with document root permissions

http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/article/how-to-add-linux-user-with-document-root-permissions

JoeJiko.com interface upgrade & new pages! (photos)

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] joejiko.com homepage snapshot[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] new photo gallery installed and themed![/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Reopened the "about me" page. I was receiving some feedback from a client that my wording might not be appropriate. I'm no longer dealing with that client.. so they can not read it if they want :)[/caption]