Category Archives: tools

Server Management Tool

If you have VPS and don’t know much on linux command to manage, you have option to use server management tools like the following

  1. runcloud.io
    1. come with 5 day free trial for PRO
    2. free package available with limited features
  2. serverpilot.io
  3. laravel forge – no trial or free package

good reading on review of those tools

Notes on Azure

Some notes on Microsoft Azure

3 type of services provided

  1. App Service –  Scalable Web Apps, Mobile Apps, API Apps, and Logic Apps for any device
  2. Cloud Service – Highly available, scalable n-tier cloud apps with more control of the OS
  3. Virtual Machines – Customized Windows and Linux VMs with complete control of the OS

Important steps you should know in creating an application

  1. Create a “resource group”. All your services will be grouped under this resource group
  2. Create an “app service plan” – package of data center location, cpu and memory size
  3. Create an “web app service” – based on plan and under resource group created in step 1 and 2

More resources and references

  1. More info on services
  2. Azure calculator
  3. VM sizing options – compute, memory
  4. Azure roadmap – see what’s in preview and what have gone generally available (GA)

Summary of Azure services (click to enlarge)

Other readings/resources:

  1. Running a High Volume Website on Azure Infrastructure Services
  2. Azure documentation
  3. Step by step PHP on azure (starting from create resource, web app, transfer file via git, mysql etc)

Help Desk Software

Here are some help desk software available as SaaS. And some highlights that I can catch on each of them.

  1. groovehq.com – mail-look, neat and easy, only 2 package – free or usd5/agent/mo get all, in slack app, offer API
  2. desk.com – usd20/mo for unlimited agents
  3. cayzu.com – starts from usd12/agent/mo
  4. freshdesk – in slack app,
  5. zendesk – in slack app
  6. nethelpdesk – min 10 agents, seems bit on high side
  7. reamaze.com – usd20/agent/mo
  8. talkus.io – highly integrated with slack. support via slack, usd48/90/month for unlimited agents
  9. liveagent – ladesk.com – starts from usd12/agent/mo
  10. kayako.com – usd20/agent/mo

more

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2489457,00.asp

SMS Gateway Service

SMS gateway services for Malaysians. Mostly with short/long code and API  integration.

  1. sms123.net – with reseller program, as low as 3sen, no detail pricing
  2. onewaysms.com – credit never expires, can buy minimum 1,000 credit with RM90
  3. trio-mobile.com

Some application also apply for android for bulk sms sending. Good if use with unlimited SMS package by telco.

  1. smsblastr.com