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MongoDB’s greatest shortcoming – 2.5 GB limit on 32bit Platforms

Just as I was about do a test project using MongoDB, I am informed by my host Webfaction that data on MongoDB will be limited to ~2.5GB only. It is not a limitation set by Webfaction, rather it is a limitation in the 32bit version of MongoDB. What the hell?! The MongoDB guys explains the reason thus: "By not supporting more than 2gb on 32-bit, we’ve been able to keep our code much simpler and cleaner. This greatly reduces the number of ...

How to install Node.js on Webfaction

I just got Node.js running on my Webfaction account :) Installation was pretty straightforward and Node completely blew my mind. The greatness of Node.js deserves a post of its own; we will get there another day, for now let's install Node.js on your Webfaction account. Even though Node.js is currently not in Webfaction's App list, installing and getting it running was a breeze, so worry not if you wanna install Node.js on y ...