The Technology Behind the Scenes

Open Source Content Management

Intrepid Network Inc. develops custom software and dynamic Web sites using Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, and more. This includes, but is not limited to, automated systems software, content management systems, and e-Commerce functionality. For more information about why we develop using open-source please refer to this article, written by David A. Wheeler, or ask us how it benefits you.

Why Open Source Software / Free Software? Look at the Numbers! Occasionally programming in another language is used to make small updates, modifications, and/or improvements to legacy systems, software, and Web sites. If you need these services please let us know.

  • Website Redesign
  • Website Rebranding
  • Website Updates
  • Website Development
  • Website Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Website Search engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Website Search Engine Rank Placement (SERP)
  • Website Scalability Improvements
  • Website Themes (Look & Feel)
  • Website Usability Improvements
  • Website Creative Content
  • Website Graphics
  • Website Photography

Intrepid Network Inc. uses a variety of services, tools, and programming languages to make up its client's website core infrastructure. At the front end, our servers run a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) stack with Memcache. Not a computer science expert? Let’s take a look at exactly what that means.

Linux is a Unix-like computer operating system kernel. It’s open source, very customizable, and good for security. Facebook runs the Linux operating system on Apache HTTP Servers. Apache is also free and is the most popular open-source web server in use.

Facebook uses PHP because it is a good web programming language with extensive support and an active developer community and it is good for rapid iteration. PHP is a dynamically typed/interpreted scripting language.

For the database, Facebook utilizes MySQL because of its speed and reliability. MySQL is used primarily as a key-value store as data is randomly distributed amongst a large set of logical instances. Intrepid Network offers load balancing for large websites.

If you look past all of the features and innovations the main idea behind Facebook is really very basic ”keeping people connected”. Facebook realizes the power of social networking as do we. 90% percent of our clients are referred to us by someone they personally know. Together with our clients, we have become the Intrepid Network. To view, some of our client's websites click here.

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