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Offline chesney-93

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Hosting on the move.
« on: January 31, 2011, 04:25:23 PM »
I was given a years free hosting from a friend that he never used, it's also run out so whats my best solution?

I don't mind paying for hosting but I'm still building my game so it's a waste of $$.

Is it possible to some how carry my site on a flash stick as I use multiple PC's/Laptops.


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Re: Hosting on the move.
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 04:50:50 PM »
Depending on how many people are using your web site. You may consider of paying for the hosting.
If you think of closing the hosting then dont forget to move all files and the database to your computer.
To store a web site only on a flash stick is not a safe solution. Some ISP may allow you to host it on your computer. Or you can just move all the data to a free hosting.

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Re: Hosting on the move.
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 05:29:56 PM »
It's not yet open to users thats why I don't really want to pay for hosting. lol

I've not yet heard of a decent free host that I can work with either. :(

Guess I'll just for for hosting.

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Re: Hosting on the move.
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 05:55:31 PM »
Since it's closed for people then I don't see a reason of paying for hosting.

You should develop it on a "localhost" (on your computer). In this case you can setup all that you need.

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Re: Hosting on the move.
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011, 04:43:00 AM »
Is it possible to some how carry my site on a flash stick as I use multiple PC's/Laptops.

Did you mean something like: http://portableapps.com/apps/development/xampp ? Or something else?

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Re: Hosting on the move.
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 09:16:55 AM »
I was given a years free hosting from a friend that he never used, it's also run out so whats my best solution?

I don't mind paying for hosting but I'm still building my game so it's a waste of $$.

Is it possible to some how carry my site on a flash stick as I use multiple PC's/Laptops.



I suggest using a distributed version control system such as Git. You could use the one with the most reliable internet connection as the "master" version. You are less likely to have problems with accidentally mixing up versions as well.

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Re: Hosting on the move.
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011, 11:18:39 AM »
I have a full development environment on a jump drive and use it almost daily when I get some free time at work. I use MoWeS Portable for Apache, MySQL and phpMyAdmin (all in one nice package). Add to that a portable copy of Notepad++ and you have everything you need.

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Re: Hosting on the move.
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2011, 06:31:33 PM »
Is it possible to some how carry my site on a flash stick as I use multiple PC's/Laptops.

Did you mean something like: http://portableapps.com/apps/development/xampp ? Or something else?

Yours was the first post so I tried your one first and it's worked in everyone possible. Thanks for your feedback :-)

I have a full development environment on a jump drive and use it almost daily when I get some free time at work. I use MoWeS Portable for Apache, MySQL and phpMyAdmin (all in one nice package). Add to that a portable copy of Notepad++ and you have everything you need.



That would go and defeat the situation I was trying to get around, paying out. lol

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Re: Hosting on the move.
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2011, 06:51:49 PM »
Glad you seem to have gotten it worked out, but I wanted to point out for future reference that the solution Codestryke offered is completely free as well.

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Re: Hosting on the move.
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2011, 05:53:55 AM »
well, ya need to buy a jump drive :D

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Re: Hosting on the move.
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2011, 11:22:05 AM »
well, ya need to buy a jump drive :D

The OP stated that they already own a flash drive. Though, again for future reference, the software could also be used to create a dev environment on a PC.

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Re: Hosting on the move.
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2011, 02:13:35 PM »
Well, if there is a premium on space, what you really need is a way to simulate a web server without a computer :D

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Re: Hosting on the move.
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2011, 03:46:05 AM »
Well, if there is a premium on space, what you really need is a way to simulate a web server without a computer :D
Irrelevant.

I created a small application using solely batch files, as soon as I'd plug my stick in it would start up webserver, IDE and FTP.
What I did was strip down a regular versions Apache 2.x, PHP and MySQL, then creating batch files to run them.
Then I created a virtual drive, that simulates a default linux filesystem and copied the files accordingly(eg. webroot = /user/www).

I also use portable versions of a PHP IDE called "Side" - can't remember where I got it but it suffices - and coreFTP LE.
This was the best method I could see to use on a 2GB stick.
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Re: Hosting on the move.
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2011, 03:27:05 PM »
I just slapped XAMPP on a usb drive. It has a portable mode, specifically designed for use on a removable drive.

It comes with batch files for starting and stopping Apache and MySQL. I use it on my windows computers.

You can also get Notepad++ in portable mode, so if you throw that in there you're all set.

 


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