Displaying WampServer 2 Tray Icon in Windows 8 on Boot

Written by Mfawa Alfred Onen on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Windows Operating System

Last year I blogged about how to display the WAMP Server 2 tray icon in windows 7 found here and it worked as expected until Windows 8 came around and changed the underlying structure like no more start button (peal) and everything has been designed for tablets and PCs. You will have to locate the “startup” folder in Windows 8 which is located in C:\Users\<User Account Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup or you can simply press “Win + R” and type “%AppData%” to bring up the Roaming profile for your user account. When using the second option, you will have to navigate to Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. Now follow the steps like stated in the previous blog post (Windows 7) to create the .bat file. I.E

Create a new file, call it “wamp.bat” (You can name it anything you want as long as you include the .bat) and put the following without the quotes (“start C:\wamp\wampmanager.exe“).

As usual, hope this helps those of you who like me will prefer to control WAMP using the tray icon. Let us have your comments and suggestions below. Cheers!

Load Balancing Apache Web Server on CentOS 5.6

Written by Mfawa Alfred Onen on . Posted in Linux, Miscellaneous

I was asked by a friend of mine who goes by the name Alhamd Umaru Bello to setup a Load Balancer on Linux and I decided to use CentOS 5.6 (My Distro of choice for Server Administration…no pun intended!) to configure a two node cluster Load Balancer running the apache webserver. Check out the video and let me have your comments and suggestions on how to do it better. Cheers!



Proxia Global Technologies

Written by Mfawa Alfred Onen on . Posted in Miscellaneous

In the middle of all the crisis and unrest in Borno state. Proxia Global Technologies (ProxiaGT), a new company dedicated to providing quality ICT solutions to the whole of North-Eastern Nigeria continues to set the pace for competitive ICT solutions. The Company’s Managing Director, Mr. Ahmed Habu Kyarma stated that the whole idea behind bringing such an initiative is to foster the development of ICT in the region. A chat with the System Administrator, Mr. Samuel Ajoka also shared the same comments with the additional emphasis on bringing collaborators and strengthening ICT training in the state. As an extra insight on the technology used for ProxiaGT website, Mr. Samuel Ajoka mentioned the use of Codeigniter framework to rapidly bring-up the concept design and advanced logic found around the blog section.
As I blog about this new company, I will like to say that I believe in their vision and mission. Check out the website and let me here your comments.

Proxia Global Technology