Content Exeecutive believes in and supports the principles of Open Source software (OSS) development. 90% of our projects use OSS. Consider these advantages:
Ownership – You control the software. You have access to the source code to use or modify as needed. Host anywhere you'd like. Add features. you lack the source code for your Web application, and your Web developer goes bust or changes ownership, you're stuck. In the worst case scenario, you'd have to start over from scratch. That's never the case with Content Executive, since you receive full rights to the source code at the project's conclusion.
Popularity – PHP is the #1 server-side scripting language in the world today, used by over 24% of sites on the Internet. PHP is running on over 9 million sites and continues to grow at an explosive rate. Apache is the #1 Web-server software and continues to run more websites than any other.
Portability – You'll be able to run your OSS software on nearly any LINUX server. All PHP scripts run identically, whatever the platform. With OSS, you can switch Web hosts at any time if you're dissatisfied with our service.
Cost – There are no licensing fees for the database, software, or operating system. PHP was created for the Web, so development time can be dramatically reduced. PHP has many free libraries, shareware, and freeware – further reducing costs. Consider Mojo Mail, one of the easiest and best Web-based email managers around. And it's free!
Documentation – Exhaustive documentation is freely available online. There are hundreds of free support communities and message boards. With OSS, you're not dependent on specialists for support. Imagine, no more dollar-per-minute support calls!
Scalable/Flexible – OSS software is easily scalable. It can be migrated to a more robust server, or to clusters of server, as online success brings an ever-greater need for bandwidth and processor power.
Power – Linux comes with a complete development environment, including C, C++, Fortran compilers, tool kits such as Qt, and scripting languages such as Perl, Awk, and sed.
Stability – PHP uses its own resource management system, and has a sophisticated method for handling variables, making it intrinsically a robust system. Linux servers are often up for hundreds of days compared with the regular reboots required with a Windows system.
Security – PHP provides many native levels of security that can be customized to a very high level of impermeability. There are free firewalls (OSS) available for added server security.
Speed – PHP is less resource intensive than either ASP or Cold Fusion. In addition, PHP is a thin wrapper around many operating system calls, so it can be very fast.
Open Source Software (OSS) is a portable, scalable, stable, and cost-effective way to build best-of-breed websites. OSS is distributed under the GNU license, which offers these freedoms:
Previously, sites with the functionality of eBags, Outpost, or Mypoints were beyond the means of average companies. Now, it no longer takes millions to create features found in some of the best, most visited websites. Open Source technology is enabling startups and mid-sized companies to build extraordinary websites, while enjoying stability and flexibility unmatched by proprietary-software providers like Microsoft, Sun, IBM, or Netscape.
and other open languages. We have several highly-qualified LINIX system administrators on staff to ensure that your application runs properly in your chosen environment. Our admins are comfortable programming on a system-level, including shell scripting and CRON jobs.
Several of our developers are members of the PHP community, and have taken part in the development of the language. They bring a vast and detailed knowledge of PHP's advanced capabilities and security issues. Our programming team is represented by talented individuals with diverse educational and professional backgrounds from some of the top universities and organizations. What they all share is their decision to work with Open Source Software.
The Web has enriched the lives of millions. The ways in which people learn, work, communicate, and even socialize has changed forever. As long as no one company or group of companies controls Web technology (and the surfing experience), ordinary people will continue to benefit, small businesses will flourish, and the original ideal of a World network for the free exchange of ideas will be honored and preserved.