Category Archives: Website Design

It awesome that we get to work on so many different websites and see some really bright ideas come to life on the web.

Upgrading the version of PHP in IIS

By | May 9, 2020

WordPress is a one of the most commonly used technologies to host a website and blog. WordPress in turn uses PHP to render the content and therefore it is critical to make sure the version of PHP being used is the latest one. Like most software they release fixes and performance improvements with every release.… Read More »

Error on WebAPI after deployment to Azure App Services

By | January 15, 2019

Encountered this below error today while deploying a WebApI to Azure App Services. Initially it wasn’t very clear what the error was about so we checked the bin folder for the below assembly but couldn’t find it. Since the API was working locally the answer had to be a configuration change from Dev to Prod… Read More »

Resetting WordPress Admin password

By | November 15, 2017

I recently forgot my blog admin password and thought I was in a heap of trouble until I came across this link. It explains how to update the MD5 hash value that is saved in the MYSQL database which serves as the backend for the wordpress site. The only criteria being you should remember… Read More »

What is a good design for a website?

By | May 9, 2017

When the trailers for the Aliens movie came out the one thing that caught my attention was how little the look of the alien has changed over time. It is still as menacing and scary as it was when we first saw it. The got me thinking about what is so special about this design… Read More »

Creating, Configuring and Querying DocumentDB in Azure

By | March 10, 2016

DocumentDB is a NOSQL JSON based data store available in MS Azure. In this post we cover how to create a document database followed by a Collection and then we store documents into these collection. Once done we will querying the files using the query windows available directly within the portal. First we visit the… Read More »

Adding additional Network interfaces in Azure

By | March 10, 2016

In this post we cover how to add an additional NIC card to our Azure VM. Most real world production environments have multiple NIC (Network cards) and quite a few applications depends on using dedicated NICs for scalability or even High Availability. In a previous post we covered how to add a VM to a… Read More »

Monitoring Billing in Azure by Resource Group

By | March 10, 2016

In our previous post we explored how to organize resources deployed in Azure. In this post we explore how to understand the impact of the resources that were deployed. If you navigate to the Azure portal and click on the Resource group’s link on the top left a list of deployed resource groups will be… Read More »

Creating a Resource Group in Azure

By | March 9, 2016

A resource group is a nice little feature that helps Azure Administrators stay organized when managing a large scale deployment. In its simplest sense it behaves like folders on your hard disk, it helps related resources stay together and be addresses by a common name. If a developer is working for multiple projects he might… Read More »

Configuring Network security Groups in Azure

By | March 9, 2016

In this post we cover how to configure the Network security group that was created by default when we set up the VM previously. The Network Security group is just a fancy way of saying Firewall. The NSG allows the user to configure which ports are open or closed within the Virtual network that was… Read More »

Create a Virtual machine in Azure and Bind it to a Virtual Network

By | March 9, 2016

In out last post we created a virtual network, in this post we create a virtual machine and map it to our virtual network. There are tons of good reasons why you should do this, most of them relate to security. A virtual machine on its own does not provide enough security to make sure… Read More »