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Alternatives to Algolia in China

What is Algolia? Algolia is an American startup company. They provide an easy-to-use search engine service that allows developers to quickly retrieve and search the content on their site. Can Algolia be used in China? Short answer: Yes, but it will be slow. Long answer: Algolia has a service node...

Does Contentful Work in China

In this article, we will determine if Contentful works in China or not. Our staff conducted the tests in Shanghai (China Mainland) and Hong Kong (outside Mainland China) and we used 3rd party testing tools to ensure our tests weren’t biased. By the end of this article, you should have...

Best Firebase Alternative for China

What is Firebase? Firebase is a real-time back-end database startup company that can help developers quickly write web and mobile applications. In October 2014, Google acquired Firebase and later integrated Firebase into Google’s cloud services. Can Firebase be used in China? According to Google Beijing, No, Firebase can not be...

How to Create MongoDB Databases in China?

What is MongoDB? MongoDB (from the English word “Humongous”, which means “large” in Chinese) is a document database, a database based on distributed file storage. Written in the C++ language, it is designed to provide scalable high-performance data storage solutions for WEB applications. MongoDB is a product between relational and...

How to Improve Heroku's Access Speed in China?

What is Heroku? Heroku is a cloud deployment platform that provides multiple programming languages. It supports pulling code from GitHub, package it in a custom way, and deploy it to a cloud server. Comparison Chart Before and After a Speed Increase Left image: the speed test result of the site...

How to improve Github Pages' Access Speed in China?

What is Github Pages? Github Pages is a function provided by GitHub for hosting static sites. Submit static sites to Github’s username.github.io code repository, and Github will help you host the site with the same name as the access address. Comparison Chart Before and After Speed Increase Left image: The...

How to Improve Gatsby Cloud's Access Speed in China?

What is Gatsby Cloud? Gatsby Cloud is a hosted cloud service provided by Gatsby for the GatsbyJS project. It supports Git Push automatic deployment. Frontend developers love GatsbyJS due to the the in depth integration of major Headless CMSs like Contentful, Cosmic, Dato CMS and extremely fast speed. Comparison Chart...

How to Improve the Access Speed of Surge.sh in China?

What is Surge.sh? Surge.sh is a command line (CLI) tool that provides service to host static sites. Comparison Chart Before and After Speed Increase Left image: The speed measurement result of the website deployed in Surge.sh; The right image is the speed increase The speed test results afterwards. The color...

How to Create MySQL Databases in China?

What is MySQL? MySQL is a relational database management system developed by the Swedish company MySQL AB and is a product of Oracle. MySQL is a relational database management system. Relational databases store data in different tables instead of putting all data in a large warehouse, which results in an...

How to Deploy Hugo Static Sites in China?

What is Hugo? Hugo is an open source static site generator based on the Go language. It is extremely fast and can package a 20-page static blog in a few milliseconds. Entities such as 1Password Support and Let’s Encrypt use Hugo to make their static sites. 21YunBox provides a very...

How to Create PostgreSQL Databases in China?

What is PostgreSQL? PostgreSQL is older but very powerful open source relational database. PostgreSQL supports most of the SQL standards and provides many other modern features such as complex queries, foreign keys, triggers, views, transaction integrity, and so on. Generally it is loved by developers of startups around the world....