Stuff I use to build websites

web.jpg I develop websites and web applications in my spare time. I like clean and sober sites. I hate wild animations, pages with lots of graphics and no content, flash, and html generated by Microsoft products. I'll try to keep notes about the tools I use.

Reclame: Een betaalbare website die je zelf kunt bijhouden: dat kan!


Rails-like framework to develop web apps in PHP (uses MVC pattern). It is smaller ans simpler than rails (and you miss Ruby, which is the best language ever ;-)), but it runs smoothly on any host…


IDE I use for PHP development.


DokuWiki is my preferred wiki software. It is what this site is build with. Is is simple to configure and use, while being quite flexible. I've use Mediawiki for a while, but switched back… *Syntax

I use DokuWiki to build simple websites for friends and small companies: ('mijn fijne site' means 'my nice site')

MySql and PhpMyAdmin

Needed for web apps. After install it is available at http://localhost/phpmyadmin


Enable modrewrite:

sudo a2enmod rewrite

Adding a site as virtual host (as root):

Edit /etc/hosts and add site name after localhost       localhost groeneprins

In /etc/apache2/sites-available create a config file for the new site, and edit it to suit your needs

cp default prins
vi prins

Enable site in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled

ln -s ../sites-available/prins 001-prins

Restart Apache:

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Problems: look at apache log file: /var/log/apache2/error.log

Last modified: 2010/02/25 13:26 Mijn Fijne Site hosting en design