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PGTS Journal Edition 0036
August, 2009


The Dreaded Under-Construction Image - To be avoided at all costs!


Setting Up A Test Apache Instance

No, this page is not Under Construction. Instead, this month there are some hints on how to avoid the dreaded Under Construction images.

In the early days of the Internet, all that was required to test out your website was a local copy of the site. The pages could be checked with a browser and edited with a text editor.

However websites have become much more complex. Now there is Javascript, CGI scripts, dynamic content served by an RDBMS etc. All of these need to be tested. Furthermore, the Under Construction images look unprofessional, and many search engines say that they will not index pages that display them.

This month features an article on constructing an Apache webhost on a Kubuntu workstation. Such a test instance can carry out all the operations that a server would perform. Without the additional resources and expense that a dedicated server demands.

Also news just in! Microsoft are doubling their cashback offer for using Bing! How far are they prepared to go? This prompted me to hastily re-write an article about the cruel but fair fact that Money Can't Buy MS Love!