Sunday, July 25, 2004

Early Modern Resources

Hopefully, the move is going to go alright - for you lot anyway. (I'm a nervous wreck. Largely my own fault, misreading instructions, forgetting to do simple things...) I don't think I'll know for sure until tomorrow morning (UK time), however.

(Update: 'tis done. And I think everything is where it should be.
Pissed off update: Spoke too bloody soon. What's going on now?)

And then, which shall it be? WordPress or MT? I'm moving more and more towards WordPress at the moment. Does anyone who's tried both have any thoughts before I make my final decision?

And does anyone know how much memory space/bandwidth a fairly small blog like this actually uses? It's one of those things that you can't get any sense of with Blogger.

2 comments:

  1. My name's Carthik, and I blog at http://blog.carthik.net

    I have used both MT and WP, and I use WP now, and help with it's development and documentation. I understand that this fact might skew my opinion, so let me try to be objective about this.

    MT creates static pages for each of your posts, and archives (daily/weekly/monthly/what-have-you) and all this translates to a whole lot of pages, which takes up memory. This also means that each time you update a template, or make a post, a whole lot of rebuilding goes on, which is the process of rebuilding all those static pages. MT also uses a database to store these entries.

    WP on the other hand creates requested pages dynamically, when asked for it. So it builds and delivers pages blazing fast when a visitor requests it. my weblog is created that way, and it takes less that a tenth of a second to do that.

    So for a blog, WP uses less webspace (About 30 MB with the files + database sounds like a reasonable Maximum), as opposed to MT.

    WP is also open source, which means you own your blog tool, and you are assured it will not change as and when the Management decides.

    Hope that helped.

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  2. Anonymous8:36 AM

    Thanks for that. I'd just about grasped what the difference between 'static' and 'dynamic' was (boy, have I been on a learning curve lately), but hadn't realised that it also made such a big difference in terms of memory. WP is getting closer and closer...

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