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Why Aptugo?

07/02/2014

With excellent systems such as Wordpress, at first glance Aptugo might look like just another one that tries to take the king's throne. Why consider Aptugo then?

Aptugo, at its core, is a platform that allows you to build anything, and the IDE comes in to make it easier and easier to achieve common tasks. It is not a Blog system with a lot of plugins, nor a web page designer. Despite that, you can build blogs or webpages (this website, for example, is completely made with Aptugo). Basically: Since it is capable of building enterprise applications, a Blog is something that is far simpler.


Aptugo is "fire and forget"

With a ton of customizations, and using several plugins, you can build a system with almost any similar piece of software. The problem is: You will need a lot of plugins ALWAYS. Let's take the case of WordPress, once you build your website with it, you will always have to run WordPress to access your site. Aptugo builds raw source code for you, that means: Once you built your system or website with Aptugo, you won't need Aptugo anymore, and will be a matter of choice if you come over to pay us a visit! It generates the same system a good development team would build for you. This method solves many issues that kind of systems has, like speed, security holes, and nasty upgrades among a long list.


Security implications

Sure it is nice to build your e-commerce website with an already built solution, you get the idea and in a few minutes you had your e-commerce site ready to roll. The problem with those solutions is often they are in hackers view. Thousands of hackers will try to break that code, and once they find a vulnerability, it is a race between your e-commerce provider, you, and the hackers (whom already started searching for sites like yours). Once the patch is ready, you will still be vulnerable until you update.

On the other hand, Aptugo has basic methods to secure your application, but the final customizations are up to you. If a security hole has been discovered in a website made with Aptugo, chances that the same vulnerability apply to your website are really dim.


Automatic updates

While it sounds great when you hear it, an automatic update means: You had something working, but we'll make these changes, so cross your fingers and hope it works after that. If you happen to have a Wordpress website, take a look at your plugins page, unless you updated it less than 1 week ago, we can bet you'll see some "updates needed" in at least one of your plugins. And you must also update Wordpress from time to time. Constant need for updates renders some functions obsolete, and features that worked in the past magically stop working. With Aptugo, when your system works as you expect it, just just use it. And if you want to make changes, you have a whole development playground in which you can test if those changes will work as expected, then a staging area, in which you can invite your friends to test it before launching live.


Speed and scalability

Did you know that a single page view in Drupal will make nearly 50 requests to your database that the page probably won't use? (And we're being polite, our counts reach up to 200 requests) This affects a lot your web server performance, to the point that most websites today can't handle more than 100 simultaneous visitors because there's a queue of thousands of requests being served. With Aptugo, scalability isn't an issue until you reach two thousand simultaneous visitors. That's how we achieve page render times of less than 200ms without even trying to be fast.


So, why Aptugo? because it is faster, gives you a website that's 100% yours, it is secure, and cheaper to maintain. In short: Because Aptugo is next-generation software.

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