Author: Dave Matteson

David is a Lead Developer at A2 Hosting. He has been writing code professionally for nearly twenty years, and enjoys writing and reading about programming. David does his coding from his house in the woods with his wife and dogs
Development   Security   The Importance of External Backups
  • January 03, 2014
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We provide backup services on all of our Managed hosting accounts. Most quality hosts do. But whether we’re lucky enough to be your host, or you’re with someone else, it’s important to not rely solely on your host’s backup services. For your sensitive data, you should have additional backups elsewhere. That means your database and any custom code as well. It’s unlikely that your data would ever become totally unrecoverable, but unlikely things do eventually happen to someone. If you are that someone, you can avoid potential disaster by having an independent backup of all your sensitive data.

Development   Yii: MVC Code Generation and More
  • December 02, 2013
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PHP developers have so many powerful frameworks to choose from it can be tough to keep up with them all. Each of the top tier frameworks has something to offer, though, and compelling reasons why you might choose it rather than all the other options. The Yii Framework is one of those top tier options. One of the big tools it brings to the table is its powerful code generation. Yii comes with both command line and web based code generation utilities which will alleviate the drudge works of creating Model classes for your DB schema, along with all the associated CRUD code.

Development   Choosing A “Complete” SSD Hosting Solution
  • October 16, 2013
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As one of the first hosts to offer SSD Hosting, it was inevitable that other hosts who lag behind would start to catch onto the benefits of solid state drives. It happens when you innovate. After all, at A2 Hosting we understand the importance of a site with fast page load speeds.

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