Archive for the ‘server’ Category

Forms, File Uploads and Security with Node.js and Express

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If you’re building a web application, you’re likely to encounter the need to build HTML forms on day one. They’re a big part of the web experience, and they can be complicated. Typically the form handling process involves: displaying an empty HT...

Quick Tip: LetsEncrypt “server” error fix on Ubuntu 16.04

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I recently had to renew the HTTPS certificates for my server, and ran into trouble. The errors that the command sudo letsencrypt renew was spewing out were these: Processing /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/bitfalls.com.conf 2017-02-06 07:43:08,126:WARNING:...

Modding Minecraft with PHP – Buildings from Code!

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I’ve always wanted to make a Minecraft mod. Sadly, I was never very fond of re-learning Java, and that always seemed to be a requirement. Until recently. Thanks to dogged persistence, I’ve actually discovered a way to make Minecraft mods, w...

Setting up PHP 7 Servers with Laravel Forge and DigitalOcean

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One of the most popular requests in our end-year reader-satisfaction survey was more PHP 7 content. In this quick guide, we’ll cover two ways to bring a PHP 7 server online on DigitalOcean - a popular VPS provider. We’ll use two approaches, the lat...

Forms, File Uploads and Security with Node.js and Express

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If you’re building a web application, you’re likely to encounter the need to build HTML forms on day one. They’re a big part of the web experience, and they can be complicated. Typically the form handling process involves: displaying an empty HT...

Build a Superfast PHP Server in Minutes with Icicle

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Event-based programming is a strange topic for PHP developers. In a language as procedural; events are little more than function calls. Nothing happens between events, and all meaningful code is still blocking. Languages like JavaScript show us what PH...

Appserver – a Production-ready PHP-based Server

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It has been just over a year and a half since the team at TechDivisionGmbH were interviewed here on Sitepoint about their paradigm changing PHP application server system called appserver.io. At the time of the interview, appserver was just breaking out...