HHVM or Hip Hop Virtual Machine has been ported over to the WordPress development crowd down to the core. HHVM was originally developed by Facebook as a way to curb expenses of more hardware for improved speed and reliability of server side php execution though a process know as JIT or Just In Time.
The data, conversations, or pictures of your cute pet you send or view across this web of connections all have to be packed up for travel to the various addresses linked through the strands of the web. Where IP addresses are the street addresses and cables of copper, strands of glass, or the air waves themselves are the roadways you still have to get those ideas of yours you so diligently produced on that machine we call a computer into a format ready for travel.
TCP/IP: Transport Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
This quote from a Cisco CCNA textbook gives the industry definition for TCP/IP, but it does little to help us understand how the protocol actually delivers electrons of data across that etheric gulf woven of links known as the World Wide Web to our eyes and ears in the comfort of our own home or business.
To help understand the following section of this article think of the Internet Protocol addresses as street addresses identifying each and every resource networked.
The country designation in the address is a large network which can be divided up into subnets which are then represented by the state designator of your address. The resulting subnet is then divided up into smaller subnets to represent the city and divided into what we can consider our “street” subnet. It is in this subnet that our Public IP address which would represent our house’s or place of business’s address number. Continue reading Internet Protocol: Street Addresses of the Internet→
A Web Server is a computer system hosting web-centric applications and resources that is accessible through the World Wide Web.
This statement does not justify the Web Server as it is the meat of the Web. Web servers allow the internet to create gossamer links to bring forth the World Wide Web that we as spiders hunting for information or distraction click from link to link traversing a tangled web of electrons pushing and pulling through the internet landing on web servers near and far.
How Do Web Servers Connect?
With links of gossamer strands that you insert into your web presence. These links though have to provide directions to the correct server where the webpage we so desperately need resides.
Need a web host for your WordPress site? Before you choose a web hosting service it is best to figure out what you want to do with WordPress, what the WordPress hosting requirements are and what you’re hoping to accomplish with your website.
Mac users have a few different ways to install WP locally on their machine. This tutorial will use Bitnami, which gives you a “full stack” (all of the things you need to get going) of helpers, so you don’t have to touch anything foreign on your computer.
This tutorial is for:
People wanting to edit their WordPress site when not connected to the internet.
People that want to learn more about their computer.