3 thoughts on “port-orange.us Site statistics

  • January 24, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Your site is doing well Pat. You deserve the high statistics and I commend you for affording our citizens a web site to sound off. As you know, such statistics come with our rather cheap Go Daddy server. What’s with the web page for city government? They are operating in 1995? They still do not have a program in place for basic statistics for its web site? As you know we have statistics on the comments posted to web sites as well ass the number of spams. Am I correct that the city pays an IT man (and maybe an assistant) for full time work on the Port Orange City’s web site, and yet it still needs to get a program to track the number of public information requests?
    Are we getting our money’s worth or not? You and I offer a web site and we do not get paid for it and still have basic statistics which comes with the Go Daddy offering. What in the world is the city IT guy doing over there. And I don’t dare mention the computer break in to the city computers which is so sensitive the city will not tell us what was security was compromised.
    — hank

    • January 26, 2015 at 9:20 am

      Hank, great to see your back. Be aware I gave up on using the Godaddy hosting service more than a year ago. Their service is somewhat anemic, and at times it takes forever for pages to load when using their hosting. And with them it is next to impossible to block any spam from reaching your applications.
      For about the last 18 months I have been using the Amazon AWS virtual hosting service in Northern Virginia to host the ‘www.port-orange.us’ Blog.
      Unlike what you call the cheap Godaddy Hosting service the Amazon AWS Hosting is commercial grade and rock solid. It is also better than cheap, it is free for a micro Blog like mine. ( Hey; free is always better than cheap 😉 ) The only drawback is you need to be somewhat of a Linux geek to configure it.
      In regards to your concerns with the city’s IT staff, I agree with the IT staff on this one, about not releasing any information on any problems or vulnerabilities the City computer systems may have. With all the wannabe hackers out there it would be foolhardy for any IT professional to release information about their systems vulnerabilities, and any IT employee that did so should be fired

      • January 26, 2015 at 11:05 am

        Thanks Pat for the update. I did not realize you had a new server. But your web site is great.
        I do not fault City IT for not releasing the sensitive information, but am disappointed that the site had been beached in the first place. I guess it is not for us to know what exactly was breached, and that in it self although probably unavoidable makes the whole thing scary.
        But it look like someone was trying to breach my online banking account and I had to change my identity and passwords to Bank of America on line.
        It’s the age we live in, and I hope the IT now is up to par in City Government.
        On this web site I will not reply to anonymous writers.
        take care – hank


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.