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Mp3.NET.NZ - Technical Background


The site was designed by Cyberelves, specifically by Stephen Judd, Derek Goodwin and Richard Doherty.

Technologies used:
Hardware: Compaq server
Operating System: Linux
Webservers: Apache and Boa
Database: Postgres
Custom middleware written using Perl by Cyberelves

Reasons for choices:
- Cost effectiveness.
The chosen software is ‘Open Source’ software with no licensing fees. The equivalent proprietary software would have cost tens of thousands of dollars, which a site starting up can ill afford
- Stability and performance.
Linux and Apache have a proven performance track record
- Popularity.
When you put together a site, you must have confidence that other people are using the same components. Apache is the world's most popular webserver, Linux is a popular operating system, and many firms have expertise in Perl, the language chosen to implement the site.
- Speed of development.
Being first to market was essential.

Features of the site:
-The server is not large by the standards of large NZ websites, but should stand up to a high visitor load. has a content management framework that lets the site’s editorial team make changes easily, without being programmers or having to come back to Cyberelves. In the same manner, artists can edit their own pages, and upload their own music.
-Simple, fastloading design. A minimalist approach to design makes life easy for
web browsers.

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