Website migration

We have just migrated the website from https://www.owl.sg to this website instead. We have also shifted hosting to Owl Hosting Providers (Internet Services) who are the best people in the world! They offer 100% migration and installed a new WordPress blog theme just for us.

All the posts have already been migrated and we are still waiting for the 100% migration, including for widgets, ads, categories, tags and much much more.

We had a lot of performance issues with the past host, being slow, lack of space and we are unable to create posts most of the time. There was always complains with lack of storage space on the old server, the post dialog cannot seem to appear, etc.

With OWL Hosting Providers, at just $899/month (for my enterprise grade version), we get FULL support from them 24/7, occasional off-site backup support, more than 200GB of storage space (unlimited though, upon request — and they are premium storage space), crazy hosting support, entirely managed wordpress blog site (but you can also choose to manage it yourself until it encounters an issue)… and much much more features that other providers do not provide. I’m saying that $899/m is quite costly for most individuals, but they have plans for individual owners and hobbyist who are not likely to pay above $100/m or even $30/m. Yes, that’s right, they have entry-level plans starting at just $5/m and some better plans with expanded storage at $29/m. I wanted a non-crappy, no worries storage and hosting service, so I chose the more expensive package.

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First implementation of Singapore Traffic Web Application

I will be spending a lot of time studying and learning Javascript Server and Client libraries to develop a web application that will provide me with a good data analysis and consumer centric application able to reproduce and generate real-time, dynamic and even static data that is stored both locally and on the source website. By taking the first step forward to developing powerful applications with the data provided by my local Land Transport Authority, which they have given access to a lot of data that can be brought to public, we can use the data to first deliver to users in an easy to read format, retrieve from thousands of data sets and rows, store these datas, and analyse. Further on, I will implement machine learning for the app to develop thinking capabilities and find the best routes to a locations, reducing overall traffic loads, traffic jams and crowding. The next few posts will be my journey of developing such an application and the challenges I faced along the way.

Spoilers: I am a very new developer.

 

Data sets:

https://www.mytransport.sg/content/dam/datamall/datasets/LTA_DataMall_GIS_User_Guide.pdf

https://www.mytransport.sg/content/dam/datamall/datasets/LTA_DataMall_API_User_Guide_v4.6.pdf