I started using Gitlab a while ago, and wanted to use the Webhook feature to automatically update the website I was working on when the master branch was updated.
For a project I’m working on, I’m developing a C++ application on the Raspberry Pi (Raspbian “wheezy”). I started working directly on the Rasppi but soon enough the compilation took really long to the point it wasn’t comfortable for me any more. So I decided to try to cross compile on my virtual Ubuntu on my computer. At the end this worked out pretty great, and I’m happy with the solution. I’m using Eclipse CDT as the IDE, which I’m not entirely happy about.
A Virtual private server (VPS) is a server that does not directly exist as a single computer, but is emulated on a computer together with other virtual servers. This means that they are usually cheaper because they share the resources with other servers. The good thing about this is that you (the admin) have (almost) complete access to the server. You can install whatever OS you like and have complete root access, which enables you to change almost everything. In contrast to a hosting arrangement, where you only can host websites.
Once again, I’m upgrading my personal website. I think the last version was online for about least 3 years. I don’t really remember. It wasn’t really used anyway. I decided to change the website because I needed a place to post information about one of my projects. And since I was setting up my VPS again, it seemed like the right moment. The decision for the environment fell on WordPress. Mainly because I don’t really care what kind of CMS I use. I just needed a blog/CMS kind of thing, that would make it easy to put information up. WordPress has a big user base and therefore offers a lot of support, plugins and themes. Exactly what is needed if you don’t want to think about this kind of stuff.
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