In this previous post, I detailed how to run PrestaShop on a Windows Azure Virtual Machine. The end result was a test store which created the above screen shot. However, you cannot expect your users to memorize an IP address. You need to give them a domain name to use in accessing your application.
I followed the instructions in this post on how to assign a custom domain to a Windows Azure instance. In the end, you can view the site here.
The current stack I am using is made up of Prestashop, Bitnami and Windows Azure. In getting here, I followed the following steps:
- In Godaddy under the Zone files, I changed the @ to point to 22.214.171.124
- In bitnami, I wrote a RewriteRule to point 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52/prestashop
- I restarted my Apache server in the Bitnami stack
What I intend to achieve is to have a user visit http://ethnicdog.com/ and not have the site redirect to 184.108.40.206/prestashop I am close. Just need a few pointers.
I recently installed Visual Studio 2013. When I tried running my WAMP server, it refused to run. I did a bit of digging and found that the culprit was Web Deployment Agent Service.
In order to shut it off, you go to the computer icon and right-click on it. Select the manage option
It will take you to the Computer Management screen which is shown below:
Click on the Services and Applications tab and then click on Services. You will get the screen below:
Find the Web Deployment Agent Service in the list and turn it off. This conflict happens because Web Deployment Agent Service and WAMP both share Port 80.
Last week was DEMO Africa. It is the biggest gathering in the African Tech Space. I was engaged at the iHub so I couldn’t attend. For me it was an opportunity to re-connect with old friends.
First off I am the guy wearing the suit. Desiree is the lady beside me. I first met her in September at Start-up Weekend in Nigeria. She is one of the few female programmers that I respect.
In 2012, I would leave Nigeria to Ghana and she would later leave to the UK. DEMO Africa brought her to Kenya and I have been here for the last 63 days because of Savannah Fund.
It was nice meeting someone I knew before I left Nigeria. Back of that is the possibility of reunion with my own family. Desiree has since returned to Lagos.
The possibility of a reunion with loved ones keeps a warrior fighting to return home.
Next month will be exactly a year since I started using Windows 8. Last week, I decided that there was no going back on Windows 8 and to that end, I made the decision to delete my Windows.old folder. This post covers how I did it.
The Windows.old folder is what you are left with when you install Windows 8 on an existing Windows installation. It contains files that enable you return back to your former installation. Mine contained close to 10 GB of data.
In order to uninstall it, follow the following steps:
Open Disk Cleanup
Press the Windows+R keys to open the Run dialog, type cleanmgr, and press Enter.
Select the drive you want to clean
Click OK to select it.
Select the previous Windows Installation
Once you check the box, click OK. Disk Cleanup will run some processes and delete the Windows.old folder.
In addition to gaining a space of close to 10 GB, there is also the knowledge that I have no unnecessary baggage. It has been close to a year since running Windows 8 and I haven’t even looked at the folder. It was time for my Windows.old folder to go.
Today there was a Windows Azure training by Malisa Ncube. Expect a full report on the training program over the weekend while I digest my notes.
What I will say now is that the training was awesome. Not for the overview of Windows Azure overview because I knew that already but for the nuances that only one on one interaction can bring about.
Today I learnt about Hyper V. Hyper V basically allows you to run virtual machines on you Windows PC. Generally among my developer friends, when you want to run Windows and Linux on the same machine, you either have to partition your hard disk or run VMWare on Windows which is expensive so we do the African thing …
Hyper V allows you run virtual machines on your machine and best of all it is free. The only condition is that you should be running Windows 8.
To activate it on your machine, go to the installed programs listing on your machine.
Click on the turn Windows features on or off.
Finally click on the checkbox for Hyper V and then click apply. For some reason, some laptops don’t have it.
Hyper V is a cool feature to have if you want to run virtual machines. I don’t think I will have the time to really dive into it this year but I enabled it on my machine because I am a programmer. Who knows what could happen one day in the future …
Today we are exactly 62 days to Christmas week. I checked my mail and found the above email. It was the confirmation that I had successfully completed Learn To Program: The Fundamentals.
I have really happy to be able to successfully complete my 1st MOOC.