Drupal 8 has integrated other projects and modules into the Drupal Core. For example: Views, Symfony, and JQuery. Asz a result, whenever any of the included projects have an architecture change, or security issue, the Drupal Core must be updated, and there is not an automatic way of doing this. As a result, there have been a half-dozen Core updates in the past month, and it wastes 2–3 hours of my time whenever I must update my 6 sites. And this is if there are no bugs in the provided update, and all goes smoothly.
I have run out of room for CDs and records. All available wall space is taken, and cabinets can cost more than the music media. Hence, all of my music has now been transferred to my computer systems. I have about 120,000 tracks now, which take about 2 TB of storage. All newer tracks are in lossless Flac or M4a, and many are in high-resolution (24 bits up to 96 kHz). To be safe, I have FIVE copies of everything on different disks and different machines. (I have actually managed to lose three backups once...). I also have one copy in my vault.
As an audiophile, I only want to listen to lossless audio, and high-resolution audio is even better. I also refuse to subscribe to streams with copy protection. This leaves out iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, and their ilk. I also listen almost entirely to Classical music, so if that is not your thing, some of my comments may net apply.
As an Electrical engineer, I thought that I knew enough about speaker cable. My Magnepan MG 3.7i speakers were connected to my Sanders Magtech amplifier using heavy zip cord from Monster Cable.
But ever since I bought my new Maggies (to replace my old original MG-1s), I had been unhappy with their imaging, and have been moving my speakers and my listening position, all without much effect.
Create a database, database user (with all permissions) and a database user password. Most hosting environments let you do this from a mySQL link in the Control Panel. You can administer the database using phpMyAdmin, also accessible from the Control Panel.
Unpack the Drupal 8.x distribution in a directory and open that directory in a Web page.
Follow the installation instructions and eventually you will be shown the site home page.
This advice applies to the kind of shared hosting accounts that individuals and small organizations might use. Your site shares a server with other users.
If you want to host a Website accessible to the public, how should you go about picking the host? Most people look at the obvious things:
- Cost (including add-ons)
- Amount of storage
- Number and size of databases
- Number of email accounts
- Free non-commercial SSL certificates
- Speed (promised)
At the moment, I have my Websites on three different hosts:
Recently members of one of my mailing lists received e-mail purportedly from me, and thought that I had been hacked. I am quite paranoid about computer security, so know that my systems are all secure. It takes several hours a week (at least) to do this. What I believe happened is that someone on my list has been hacked, and one of my e-mail messages to the list was intercepted, and the list was used for phishing purposes.
I got an email from Xfinity (Comcast) telling me that my Internet speed had been increased, and that I needed to get a new cable modem. I went to the page they linked to, and found that there were NO DOCIS3.1 telephony modems approved for use by Xfinity.