Which database table schema for users’ settings in my Laravel app ?

Trying to answer the question of which schema  I should choose for the users’ settings database table in my Laravel app I found this article very useful : https://www.culttt.com/2015/02/02/storing-user-settings-relational-database/. Many thanks for the insights. I will probably gg for the Property Bag method as well.

Towards an open cloud

I love the idea of “Open Cloud” and I appreciate very much how @OVH is driving the development of open cloud in the industry by beeing a founder and a key member of  Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers Europe and Open cloud Foundation organizations.

I strongly recommend watching this video if you want to learn more about the four pillars of open cloud in OVH’s Next Level vision, i.e.:

  • Reversibility,
  • Interoperability,
  • Customer data protection,
  • Customer IPR protection,

Checklist before starting a new Laravel project in the local environment

I am a big fan of Laravel framework , I also love Laracast which I believe it gives you all the gear you need to develop your skill for climbing Laravel’s learning curve.

After developing a couple of Laravel based projects, I made myself a very basic, two items checklist that I now run before starting any new project. The two items are:

  1. Laravel Homestead
  2. Database Seeding and Model Factories

Laravel Homestead

As presented in the Laracast video tutorial, homestead enables you to set up a clean development environment for your application extremely easy and fast.

Database Seeding and Model Factories

Database Seeders and Model Factories as presented in the Laracast video tutorial enable you to automatically populate your application’s database with data samples.These data samples are very useful if but not only e.g. you want to test the front end display of your application.

Configuring your OVH registered domain with a VPS Plesk hosting

As at the begging I struggled a little bit on performing this task I decided to write a post for those who may face this issue in the future.

After I figured out how easy this actually is I allow myself to give a piece of advise: If you already spent more than 10 minutes trying to configure your OVr registered domain with your VPS Plesk hosting you are probably looking in a misleading direction.

Basically, all you need to do is to change the default name servers of your domain with the name servers of your VPS Plesk configured domain. For so doing follow these two steps:

Step 1: On your Plesk dashboard go to Hosting > Domains > example.net (your domain) > DNS Settings and make sure your DNS servers is set as the master DNS server for your DNS Zone. Next on the DNS zone look for the records defining your name servers, e.g.

  • ns1.example.net.           A             10.10.10.10
  • ns2.exemple.net.           A             10.10.10.10

Step 2: On your OVH Dashboard go to Web > Domains > example.net (your domain) > Modify DNS Servers and replace the default DNS servers with those from your VPS Plesk domain DNS zone.

That is all, your all all set to go now. All you need to do is to wait for the DNS update which may take between 24 and 48 hours.