A lot of people ask me... How did you create such a nice website? How did you make it so fast? Well I will now tell you how!
Long, long ago, there was Wordpress. It’s a Content Management System (CMS) dating from 2003 based on PHP and MySQL. I’ve used this for a long time, but on the way I started hating it more and more. The pro’s of WordPress is that it’s completely open source and that you can make plugins for it and this is the reason why everybody uses it. Because you can literally do anything with it. From blogging to building a social network. Yeah, that’s right. You can literally make a social network with WordPress. And about 60 plugins. I did that. But WordPress has, in my opinion, one huge disadvantage. And they can’t solve it. It’s the core where it’s built on: PHP and MySQL, and how they use it. PHP and MySQL are not built for this plugin structure, so it makes WordPress incredibly slow. My social network would take ages to load. Sometimes I would click on a new page, go to the toilet, come back and it still wasn’t loaded! Well, of course, I was in Asia at that time, which also didn’t contribute to a faster website, I’ll give you that… But in my mind it was clear... I needed an alternative.
I don’t want to bore you with more technical stuff. If you want to learn the specifications, just google them. There’s enough out there. Let’s make a long story short.
It’s amazing what technology can do these days.
There’s also AWS and GCP, and to be honest they have even more insane technology to give you the optimal laid back SysAdmin experience, but they are a little bit more expensive.