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10-19-2012, 05:10 PM #1
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I want to investigate youtube streaming quality using youtube APIs like the following https://developers.google.com/youtube/js_api_reference
Using these APIs, the values of quality metrics will be taken on by varables. like number of download bytes, playback duration, I want to log these statistics
my idea is:
set up a webserver with sql database
put the html page on the webserver
use a client browser to access the html page
most importantly, I hope that the webserver can be on the same machine with the client, so I use localhost to access the page.
is there anything wrong with my idea? do I need to adjust my steps?
what webserver, sql database do I need to set up? any article links about this?
10-20-2012, 07:19 AM #2
I'm thinking that you are over complicating things. You could simply use a free web host and use it to test your pages. http://www.6te.net is pretty good for that
However, the fastest way to set up a web server is with Linux. The terminal makes setting up Apache2, MySql, and PHPMyadmin a 10 minute process.
I use Debian on my server, and I love it. However I don't run a web server on it.
What type of box do you plan on running Apache? That might depend on what OS you want to use. Honestly, setting up a web server, and MySql isn't hard. Making and keeping it secure might be a chore for you.
If you are unaware of what OS you might want to run your web server on I highly suggest Debian.
Last edited by stevenmw; 10-20-2012 at 07:27 AM.