Google’s Creative Lab has turned out some software that helps turn a Raspberry Pi into a basic web server. The tiny web server can then be used for web based developmental projects.
Switch from one DNS server to another quickly. DNS Jumper is a portable Windows app with a long list of built-in DNS services, and you can even add your own. Do so and you can jump from service to service in just a couple of clicks. By default you use the DNS offered by your ISP, but some people switch to a different server for speed or security reasons. Some DNS services even allow you to bypass region blocking.
Monitoring your web server is critical for troubleshooting problems when they arise. There are a number of paid systems but these three free web monitoring tools do the job just as well.
Surprisingly, some of the best browser extensions are the most simplest. This is the case with FlagFox and Flag for Chrome. Both extensions display the national flag of a website’s server location in the URL bar of their respective browser. This little flag can serve some interesting purposes, for example it can let you know which country a server is located in or help you identify a phishing website. Extensions are a key part of the browser experience. Let’s see which camp scores more points in this comparison!