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Are you interested, if monthly costs you are paying for your web hosting services are the best what you get for your price? Our company track servers of thousands of server hosting companies and create daily reports of their uptime. From a single place, you can compare server hosting plans from a small company in Europe, with hegemons in server hosting and cloud services. We monitor many of their servers and IP addresses they own, to provide you unique, and real statistics of their uptime. Note that cloud-based providers tend to have much better uptimes, but on the other side, moving a website into the cloud environment is nothing easy in terms of application changes. On the opposite, if you are having problem with the stability of your appliation due to traffic spikes, dedicated solution may not help you because of limits of dedicated servers.
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  3. USA Vpn (2 months ago)
  4. Did you searched: aesop login? (2 months ago)
  5. Firefox has a plan: Old extensions will stop working in 2018 (2 months ago)
  6. To control 500k cameras is not science, just guess the default passwords (2 months ago)
  7. Are You Ready For The Dangerous IT World? (2 months ago)
  8. Google Search Console (1 month ago)
  9. History of PHP programming language (1 month ago)
  10. Google Search Penalization (1 month ago)
  11. Pros and cons of using Wordpress premium templates (1 month ago)
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What is the most critical part, when you decide to run your own server for gaming, for example Minecraft? Let’s take it from pure computing power point of view. If we calculate that a special service might need to run for thousands of users simultaneously, probably the most expensive part are TCP connections. So, probably total available memory will be the most critical part, since every connection allocates some (even small) memory resources. After your server start to be without available memory, like due to traffic spikes, your computer start to swap – which is a situation, when computer is without any fast memory (RAM), and start to move less used connections to hard drive – usually known as a situation, when a computer start to hang, since hard drives are multiple times slower than a typical memory. Here we come to the second part of server optimization – using SSD drives. Even though SSD drives are not as fast as classic RAM, they might come in hand, when swapping start to be a real problem. SSD drives have (thanks using PCI express bus) high throughtput, so their fast access times can save your server from complete outage. 


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Description: cloud based server backup solutions, server monitoring tool, cloud hosted servers
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Description: online server monitor, dedicated server with cpanel, create a cloud server
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Description: dedicated server hosting australia, cloud based server backup, server backups
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Description: exchange server monitoring, windows server recovery, server monitoring
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Description: running wordpress on windows server, linux server monitoring, windows 2008 server backup
hostasp.netBusinessUSD1GB5GBIndia India99.418%
Description: cloud file servers, sql server backup strategy, small business server backup solutions
titaninternet.co.ukEnterpriseUSD55 30GB2GB99.848%
Description: systems management server, windows cloud servers, cloud backup servers
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Description: cloud server host, cloud server services, server disaster recovery
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Description: how to backup server, performance monitor windows server 2008 r2, monitoring server performance
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Description: online server backup solutions, monitoring server software, cloud vs server
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Description: server image backup, sql server backup table, cloud virtual servers
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Description: cloud server solutions, window server backup, cloud backup for servers
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Description: server backup system, online server backups, cloud based mail server
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Description: online server backup, windows server backup system state, cloud plex server
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Description: cloud server provider, server monitoring dashboard, simple server monitoring
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Description: cloud servers reviews, server 2008 image backup, sql server with check option
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Description: backblaze server backup, creating a cloud server, web server monitoring tools
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Description: cloud server costs, windows server 2003 group policy editor, best server backup
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USA Vpn

This article is not exactly about VPN in USA. But it covers the need of changing the “location” when you are using the Internet. Mostly for blocked access from your country or company.
Recently I found very simple way to achieve this. You do not need specialised VPN software or paid access. All you need for start is specialised web browser. First you need to download the browser: It is called: Epic Privacy Browser
This browser allows you to surf through proxy. It has some preinstalled proxies from whole word. So you can choose which country you want to surf from. It is not exactly VPN, but for many users is this all they need. 1 click and you surf from USA, 2. click and you surf from England… And as a bonus, there is a plenty options to make you as anonymous, as possible. Browser is based on Chromium, but it lacks the ability to connect with google account. It may look like downfall, but for security reasons it is good choice. Maybe it will not be your default browser, but sometimes it could be useful.

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Did you searched: aesop login?

Aesop was an ancient Greek poet. He is considered the founder of the literary genre - the fable. However, you probably did not look for it, did you?
One of the possible portals for Aesop login is a service providing records of absences and time management for teachers and students. Phrases searched primarily by teachers and students. Interestingly, this is the original name of the service, which now appears under the name: Frontline Education. You can find the login page here: https://signin.frontlineeducation.com
Other interesting search results are based, for example, on the brand of cosmetics: https://www.aesop.com, however, we do not think that if you are looking for "aesop login", you are looking for access to the beauty website.
Numbers from our popular Keyword Analysis Tool: Semrush speaks about 301,000 search terms per year in the US. This suggests that an adequate number of users would rather have the original name Aesop than the new Frontline Education. We encourage forgetful users to use bookmarks in their browser to save their time (as the portal does) while searching the login page for their favourite portal.

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Firefox has a plan: Old extensions will stop working in 2018

Mozilla has released this year a Firefox transition plan from XUL-based extensions to WebExtensions i.e. APIs that use Opera, Chrome, or Edge browsers. The first changes came in the spring.
Firefox has long been preparing for major changes to the expansion system. In 2016, Mozilla required to sign Mozilla's installed expansion, this year's working on full cancellation of support for old XUL extension. For many months, we already know that the interface should be turned off in the future in favor of the Universal WebExtensions API. This can be found today in Opera, Chrome or Edge browsers.
We were originally scheduled to arrive in 2017, but only this year has Mozilla published a specific plan. The changes will take place over the next twelve months. The first will not be notice by common user, for the first half of the year the news will only concern developers.
In version 51, Electrolysis achitecture was enabled for users with extensions that do not declare compatibility with multiprocessing architecture. This is at least for the time being, but it all depends on how beta extensions are tested.
Firefox version 52, the latest version of Windows XP and Vista. At the same time, the ESR will be released with long support so that users of older Microsoft systems or those without the desire to change the expansion will be able to postpone the update for another year.
The first major change will be released with the release of Firefox 53. From this version, it will no longer be possible to add XUL-based news to the official expansion database. However, it will still be possible to update and deliver already-known extensions to users.
A full transition to WebExtensions will take place in Firefox 57, which will be released in 2018. It will no longer accept other extensions, and XUL will end up in the extensions. In addition, it will be necessary to use only a new version of the extension. At that time, the API should be complete and compatibility should be high.
Mozilla wants to unify its extension interface with other browsers. As a result, the development should be simpler when the developer will not have to dive into the internal structures of Firefox so he can program it. On the contrary, in the future, it will be a matter of transferring existing extensions from other browsers in the future.
However, Mozilla admits that some extensions will no longer be possible with the new API. Especially in those cases where extension extends much to the browser. These extensions will either change functionality or they will have to disappear. Discontented users can use the Firefox fork called Palemoon, which split off Firefox in 2009 and continues to develop a classical fully configurable interface and will continue to support XUL. Probably, however, in the next few months, the number of extension developers who will pay attention to it will fall dramatically.

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To control 500k cameras is not science, just guess the default passwords

Linux malware Mirai has over half a million devices connected to the Internet and attacks them on different targets. It is remarkable that it works completely trivially: it simply guesses passwords.
The cameras are attacking. We already know this, it is written by world media because it is a really serious problem. It can generate a stream of over one Tbps, send over one million HTTP requests every second, and place a large DNS service provider and also a large part of the important Internet services. We know this, many have warned them and they finally came.
Surprisingly, how simple it was. It uses a malware called Mirai that focuses on various "smart" devices typically using BusyBox. It searches them over the Internet, tries to attack them, install them in, and then it can commit a variety of attacks. But the crucial thing is that Mirai does not abuse any sophisticated software bug, does not need any "Dirty Cow" or Heartbleed.
Mirai simply guesses default passwords. Since the source code has been released, we know today exactly what passwords are and especially that there are only 60. Sixty! So small and still enough to attack half a million devices around the world.
It is probably a whole range of devices from the mentioned cameras, through routers (ubnt password) to baby nurseries or network drives. However, most of the devices belong to a common category, as people from the Flashpoint point out - credential are also well known for these devices. It turned out to be especially the products of Dahua Technology, which specializes in the production of IP cameras.
However, a number of devices of very diverse manufacturers have been discovered, which at first sight have nothing in common at all. However, it turned out that these manufacturers use hardware and software from XiongMai Technologies, a Chinese company that supplies complete technology for building similar devices - from cameras to video recorders or recording cameras.
The manufacturer then completes his "own" product, fumigates with the supplied firmware and give it immediately to the store. However, XiongMai delivers leaky software that opens the integrated computer to the world and allows its mass infecting. There are talks about half a million attacked devices.
The problem would not be so great if the device was not easily accessible from the Internet. However, the supplied firmware leaves an open telnet interface through which the devices can be controlled remotely. Telnet? Did you think he was dead a long time ago? Big mistake, the embedded device area is unfortunately too widespread.
To make it even worse: telnet is turned on by default, it cannot be turned off and can be logged in with a default password that cannot be changed! This is a paradise for all botnet operators.
This is not all yet, people from Flashpoint have discovered a firmware way to get around signing up completely: instead of login.htm, you just have to get DVR.htm. In addition, Shodan's scanning service shows that devices suffering from these errors are over half a million in the world. And that's just one particular dilettante manufacturer with bad firmware. Estimates talk about millions of similarly leaking devices connected to the Internet.
Among the countries with the most vulnerable devices are Vietnam (80,000), Brazil (62,000), Turkey (40,000), Taiwan (29,000), China (22,000), South Korea (21,000) , India (15,000) and United Kingdom (14,000).
Flashpoint notes that most of the Dahua devices are, but XiongMai's XiongMai firmware is also a big part of it. It also depends on specific countries and the representation of individual products. Dahua may need 65 percent of the attack in the United States, but XiongMai is responsible for almost 70 percent of infected devices in countries like Turkey or Vietnam, where most of the attacking operations come.
Using default passwords is like having no passwords. Users should therefore be more careful about configuring similar devices that will be turned on once and not usually covered. However, the butter on the head is mainly made by producers who are still making the same mistakes that have been pointed out many years ago. But it's futile.
The best solution is to have no default passwords at all. Ideally, the device should ask for a password at the first start of the user and do not let it go further without this action. Obviously, we would not solve all the problems of the world, but at least nobody could catch us with the trousers down running.

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Are You Ready For The Dangerous IT World?

The digital era has brought simplification and simplification of work at the same time. We have everything available online for a couple of clicks in a matter of seconds - but we can just as soon as it comes to being attacked.
Today, businesses have to take steps to transform into a digital environment that brings new security threats. At the same time, they must adapt to the changing demands and working habits of the new generation of employees. This represents unprecedented challenges in terms of security.
IT vendors and businesses deal with different areas of security mostly in part, which can bring unexpected problems again. It is therefore better to look at this topic in a comprehensive way - as they do so full service IT houses. So how do we do it?
Our goal is to be able to deliver hardware, connect systems, design the most effective software solutions, cloud technologies, or mobile applications; our customer can also use our services in back-up through data centres to outsourcing services. It does not have to deal with what and how - the result is essential. Simply said: to be able to sit (and not have to be in the office but quietly with a tablet at a coffee table), and without any obstacles, just do his job. An increasingly important part of this comprehensive approach is also - to do it safely.

We'll do everything

The higher the security requirements are, the more prominent we are dealing with. There are many solutions to the account that have addressed security automatically as an integral part of our deliveries and project implementation. At the same time, we keep track of the world's trends and bring news that drives this area forward. We also deal with security in terms of legislation. This is also very important, and it finally begins to be a topic of discussion in every IT firm.

So what does the security area mean today?

All possible and important - from secure infrastructure and networks, through BYOD solutions, mobile technologies, applications and sensitive data, access and identity management to security intelligence. In the long run, we are working with new IT trends and transferring them to specific solutions that work under specific conditions. Also in the current security issue, we have not only an overview but also positive customer references.
It has been helped to make sure that we do not deal with each of these areas separately, but we are all connecting together to: provide the customer with a high level of overall security. Whether it's internal processes, data protection or, for example, buildings. We know there, for example implement effective server monitoring tools. According to the data, the life of the building is being monitored, how it should "work", and it is possible to respond immediately to an unusual situation. We also help with cities and communities. We can customize services if they need to control and (not) allow access, transit of traffic within their self-government, and so on.

In the network with no worries

Network security is a foundation for customers, without which today it really is not. However, there are new challenges that, according to our experience, still have not been sufficiently addressed by many companies. Extensive network infrastructures have many times been concentrated in multiple locations, and operate in intensive and diverse communication. In doing so, it must be ensured that they remain reliable, efficient and safe.
With our company solutions, we'll get an overview of network data streams and the ability to monitor what we consider to be a prerequisite for diagnostics and accurate allocation of network and application performance issues.
They can stop both internal and external attacks and eliminate advanced cyber threats. I can detect network anomalies in real-time, and of course - knowledge of the network at anytime and anywhere in the network (for example, for detailed user and service tracking). It is very useful in banks, industrial enterprises, but also in government organizations.
A little behind the scenes: we can deliver such a solution both as a service and as a hardware solution. Provides IP-based data network monitoring from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps throughput, and used for network monitoring, security, troubleshooting, billing and billing, line capacity planning, user and application monitoring, legally-tuned, NPM performance monitoring ) and others. The Network Behavior Analysis (NBA) plug-in allows for automatic detection of operational and security incidents that cannot be identified by standard security tools currently in use, firewalls and antiviruses.

BYOD or not?

Cloud, Mobility and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) are a growing trend in the current IT world. According to our surveys, up to 71% of companies will have an active BYOD policy within 2 years, and by 2017, as many as half of employees will require the use of their own devices in their work. Especially recently, we are witnessing a dynamically growing number of mobile devices, including private ones, used to access corporate data. This, of course, also increases the pressure on information security.
From the point of view of the employer and the people responsible for internal security, concerns also grow. However, these companies will have to stop, given the advantages that the BYOD trend brings into practice - and which are beginning to manifest in Slovak conditions as well. Practice e.g. confirms that productivity, productivity, flexibility and availability are increasing. Employees, in turn, positively appreciate greater comfort as they work on such a PC, operating system, and with such programs and applications as they do. This is particularly attractive for the younger generation of employees.
The number of security attacks is increasing, becoming increasingly diverse, and the invaders more sophisticated and patient. In response to justified concerns, the implementation of an intelligent system that can predict such attacks can be detected in time and also trigger a process to remediate the incident.

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Google Search Console overview

Google Search Console is a highly useful tool that is designed to assist web developers in optimizing their websites and Android apps. Google provides Search Console as a free service, all that is required to log into Google Search Console is a basic Gmail account.

How Does Google Search Console Work?

To take advantage of Google Search Console's features users will first input their URL or Android App address into the search bar on Google Search Console's homepage and add it to their account as a property. Once the site has been added, the user will be required to provide proof of site ownership with one of the following methods:
  • Upload an HTML file provided by Google Search Console onto their website
  • Adding an HTML meta tag to their website
  • Signing into their domain provider through Google Search Console
  • Using their Google Analytics account
  • Using their Google Tag Manager account
Once proof of ownership has been provided and the user is confirmed to be the owner of the site, it will be added to the user's list of properties in Google Search Console, and the user will be able to take advantage of all of Google Search Console's free features.

Features of Google Search Console

  • Users can analyze clicks to determine which pages on their site are more popular with users and focus on properly optimizing their website
  • Users will be able to analyze which search terms are successfully bringing up their site to end users in Google searches
  • Google Search Console will test your website for critical errors and provide the user with email alerts if any issues have been found
  • Google can test whether or not your website's content makes sense to search engines

How Can Website Owners Benefit From Google Search Console?

  • Google Search Console can allow website owners and designers to properly optimize their website for Google's search engines. By analyzing clicks and search terms, website owners and designers are able to effectively determine which areas of their site require the most focus.
  • Users of Google Search Console will be able to effectively determine whether or not they have been using quality keywords when optimizing their website by analyzing their effectiveness and click rates.
  • Google Search Console's error reports will allow website designers and owners to provide their end users with the best experience possible by correcting and eliminating critical errors.
  • Using Google Search Console will allow website owners and designers to make sure their organization's website is being shown in Google's search engine results.
Users of Google Search Console also have access to a variety of other useful web tools, including Ad Experience Reports which will ensure compliance with Better Ads Standards, Abusive Experiences Reports, and website testing tools.

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History of PHP programming language

History

PHP programming language is among the most widely used programming tools and recognizable technologies that are used on the Web. Initially, it was an abbreviation for Personal Home Page but currently it stands for Hypertext Preprocessor. Notably, it is one of the most fundamental parts of dynamic web pages.
Rasmus Lerdorf created this programming language in 1994 with single sets of CGI binaries written in C. He aimed to track those who visited his online resume—this initial purpose explains why it was originally called Personal Home Page/ Forms Interpreter. As time passed, Lerdorf desired more functionalities, which made him rewrite PHP Tools to make it interact with web forms, databases, and guestbooks. In mid-1995, Lerdorf released the source code of the programming language to the public to allow developers to give inputs. This move also encouraged users to offer bug fixes in the code and improve the PHP Tools. Accordingly, PHP was rapidly refined and developed farther with the second version of the programming language being released in November 1997. The third version was released in 1998, the fourth in 2000, and the filth in 2004. By May 1998, about 60,000 domains had headers that contained PHP, which showed that the most servers had it installed. At that time, this value was about 1% of the total internet domains.
The current version is PHP 7, and is currently used by most websites. It includes several attractive new features, such as supporting OOP, having consistent interface that allows database access, and upgrading performance enhancers. Even though PHP has consistently been improved, the current development of PHP 8 has been slower. Notably, there has been a challenge of incorporating Unicode support, which will enhance the performance of this programming language. For instance, developers suggested that Unicode support should be allocated a branch while other features were to be moved to the main trunk of the PHP code. PHP has since added the Unicode support in version 5.4 without a major upgrade.

Current Applications

Currently, PHP has several applications, making it a remarkable programming tool for working on a plethora of projects. For instance, some of the major software products like WordPress use PHP to execute a variety of tasks, such as running blogs and forums. This programming language also has interesting capabilities; for instance, it can dynamically generate images in several formats. Likewise, it can access databases of different formats. Moreover, PHP can be embedded directly into webpages or alternatively be used from the conventional command line. These features make PHP an exceptionally powerful tool which is capable of handling several functions, ranging from displaying data that has been retrieved from databases to executing system tasks that have been scheduled.

Configurations

Notably, PHP is majorly used to access databases, parse results retrieved from those databases, and display those results on a webpage. These primary applications explain why PHP programming language is placed last in the acronym LAMP—this is an abbreviation of Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. These tools work effectively for most developers, thereby making a LAMP installation one of the popular configurations for web servers. MySQL and PHP help make robust webpages and allows for appropriate data management, while Apache is one of the most powerful web servers
Overall, PHP has developed from a personal home page that tracks online resume viewers to a powerful driving force in the Internet.

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How to Get Rid of Google Search Penalization

For most online businesses, search engine traffic is a critical component of online success. With a growing number of companies competing against one another and increasingly stringent algorithm updates, getting high search engine rankings can be exceedingly difficult. Many entrepreneurs choose to implement poor SEO strategies to speed up the process, only to be slapped by a Google penalty — which can be either algorithmic or manual.
If your website has been hit by one of these penalties, don't fret — there's still time to make it right. Here, we'll outline every step you need to take to get rid of the penalty and start capturing more traffic for your website.

Step 1. Algorithmic vs. Manual Penalty

Before you take action to remove your Google algorithm penalty, you should find out whether you're dealing with an algorithmic or manual one.
  • Manual — to check for any manual penalties, go to Google Webmaster Tools. When a manual penalty is enforced, a notification is displayed in the GWT dashboard.
  • Algorithmic — to find out which of Google's latest algorithm updates penalized your website, you'll have to correlate the time period when you've first noticed a dip in your website traffic with the date when a new algorithm update was released. You can view a list of Google algorithm updates here.

Step 2. Get Rid of Bad Backlinks

Black hat backlinking tactics are probably one of the most common reason for Google search penalties. Google relies heavily on backlinks to assess the value and pertinence of a web page for each particular search query, and search ranking manipulation through the use of bad backlinks is not tolerated. If you're caught cheating, your website gets slapped — literally — with a penalty. If your backlink profile isn't as immaculate as it should be, here's what you should do to improve it and get rid of the penalty:
  • Perform a link audit: Head to Google Webmaster Tools, click on "Search Traffic" on the left-hand menu, and select "Links to Your Site." Under the module "Who links the most," click on "More" and then select "Download latest links." This will supply you with a spreadsheet containing all backlinks recognized by Google. Note: You will need to take every link and check it manually to determine its relevance. As a rule of thumb, low-quality backlinks usually come from blog comments and spammy sites, so make a note of those so you can come back to them later and ask to have them removed.
  • Remove the low-quality links: Once you have a list of the backlinks that triggered the penalty, it's time to take action and remove them. The first option you have is to send a removal request to the webmaster of every website they appear on. Second, you can use Google's Disavow tool and submit this list of bad backlinks to them.

Step 3. Submit Your Reconsideration Request

Once you've cleaned up your backlink profile, it's time to send your reconsideration request to Google. This should be drafted by you and should contain specific information, including:
  • A detailed explanation of the issue or issues. If possible, tie this in to the quality guideline that you've broken.
  • Steps you've taken to rectify the issue or issues (i.e. requested removal of poor backlinks, submitted a disavow request, etc).
  • Document the current state of your website. Make sure to mention any backlinks that you were unable to remove or disavow.
Once submitted, the reconsideration request takes a few weeks to be reviewed, so expect delays in receiving a response. If approved, it will take some time to get your traffic back to normal, so it's important to continue creating quality content and periodically checking your backlink profile to avoid similar occurrences in the future.

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Pros and cons of using Wordpress premium templates

WordPress Premium has a lot of different themes and templates to use and to the untrained person, it can be quite an overwhelming task to decide whether or not to use their premium templates. So let's have a look at the pros and cons.

Pros of Wordpress Premium Templates

  • It can help you to look professional. Using a template that already looks presentable and functional is a great platform for beginners and can help you sell your product or idea. Premium themes are designed by experts who take all of these things into account for you. Using free themes requires a review before it can be given the go-ahead for use, whereas using Wordpress premium delivers the highest quality layout every time. Many companies are using them successfully.
  • Provides you with modern features. The correct use of modern features will encourage website visitors to maximize their experience on your website in the most efficient way, meaning they are also more likely to return. More traffic means a larger chance of creating profit for your business. WordPress keep a very high standard that is constantly tested, many of themes come with several different articles layouts and sidebar designs etc. It is easy to select the design that suits you the most by having a look at what is on offer.
  • Regular updates. WordPress are always updating their system so features are enhanced on a regular basis and you can access the user forums for updates and support.
  • WordPress premium templates allow you to remove credit links, giving your website a much more personalized feel overall.
Cons of using Wordpress premium templates
  • The creator can discontinue the product at any moment, this could lead to costing you money and losing out on a lot of effort at any given time without much warning, or any warning at all.
  • Overall cost can be quite expensive. Some themes can cost quite a lot of money and then there is the licensing fee to pay for on top of that. It may not be such a problem for larger businesses but hobbyists and start-up companies may run into more issues here.
  • Advanced themes have a much steeper learning curve, they will require quite a lot of dedication and practice to fully get the hang of. We recommend doing your homework on any theme prior to selecting it to use long term.
WordPress is second to none when it comes to website development tools and they are at the forefront of this particular market. In a forever expanding global market that is changing every day, the WordPress premium templates offer a way to access this market with little hassle, so we think that the pros greatly outweigh the cons, but the final decision is up to you.

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Apache vs Nginx web servers comparison

Apache and Nginx are both open source servers, in fact, they are the two most common open source servers on the internet today. Together, Apache and Nginx serve over 50% of the internet's traffic combined. Both servers have proven to be reliable and provide their users with optimal bandwidth and security, however, the two are not necessarily interchangeable, and each offers its own challenges and benefits. Here is a little more information to help you decide whether Apache or Nginx will suit your needs best.

Performance

When comparing both Apache and Nginx's performance, studies testing the two have widely shown that Nginx delivers static content at a rate that is about 2.5 times faster than Apache, however, in terms of dynamic content, both Apache and Nginx deliver at approximately the same rate.

Security

Both Apache and Nginx have fared well in security checks on their C-based code, as well as in other areas. The most significant difference is in the size of their code base. Nginx offers a smaller code base than Apache does, giving Nginx a slight lead when it comes to security.

Operating System Compatibility

Apache and Nginx both offer compatibility with Linux, UX and Windows operating systems. Unfortunately, though, Nginx offers slightly less support for Windows operating systems and their servers do not run quite as efficiently on Windows operating systems as Apache's do.

Customization, Functionality, and Flexibility

Writing modules can allow for server customization, which is something all Apache models have been supporting now for several years. Nginx has recently offered support for dynamic module loading and has not yet offered this for all modules.
In terms of module functionality such as email server support, media support, proxying, load balancing and caching, both Apache and Nginx offer great functionality. The most notable difference is that Nginx's commercial version provides slightly stronger media module hosting, giving Nginx a slight advantage in functionality.

User Support

Both Apache and Nginx offer support to their users through stack overflow, mailing lists and IRC. Nginx, however, also offers a support forum, as well as Nginx Plus, which is a commercial product providing additional support to users in the areas of media streaming, module loading, and load balancing.

Making the Right Decision

For website owners looking to host mainly static pages, Nginx is the clear winner, boasting a much fast page loading speed. For website owners looking host a combination of dynamic and static content or looking to stream media, using Apache is likely the better choice, as Apache has been providing dynamic module loading for longer and with more success.
In any other case, either Apache or Nginx should provide website owners with comparable speed, service and security, making either open-source server a viable option for most website owners.

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10 big brands using Wordpress CMS to power their eCommerce sites

It is a common misconception that Wordpress is meant for bloggers. Many believe that the site is designed for amateurs with no design experience, and bloggers looking to set up a blog with a few simple clicks, and while Wordpress does offer the ease of use making this true in some instances, Wordpress also offers an exceptional design experience for designers of all skill levels, allowing major brands to create e-commerce and informational websites with dynamic and functional designs. Wordpress CMS offers businesses reliable e-commerce functionality and is a popular solution among larger organizations.

Here are the top 10 most notable brands using Wordpress CMS.
1. Etsy
Etsy allows artisans from all over the world to create their own shops and securely sell their crafts online. Their unique business model provides members with their own "Etsy Shop", where they can display their items for sale, set prices, collect payments via PayPal or credit card and more.
2. Home Depot
The Home Depot uses Wordpress CMS to power their large online shopping feature. Customers can shop merchandise both online and in stores, and are able to purchase items to be shipped or for in-store pickup.
3. PlayStation
PlayStation's main website and online store are powered by WordPress CMS. Users are able to log on and not only update their PlayStation Network account information, but they are also able to purchase hard copy video games, gift cards, and gaming accessories.
4. GoDaddy
GoDaddy's full website is largely based in eCommerce and fully powered by Wordpress CMS. The site offers mainly web hosting and domain names. Domain names can be created and purchased or bought and sold through auction.
5. Microsoft
Yes, you're reading that right! Microsoft is powered by Wordpress CMS. Their online store offers downloads and upgrades to Microsoft licensed software.
6. Van Heusen
Van Heusen, a subsidiary of PVH, is a large high-end fashion retailer specializing in men's and women's business attire. Their website and online store are powered by Wordpress CMS.
7. Izod
Izod is another subsidiary of PVH with a large eCommerce store powered by Wordpress CMS. They specialize in casual and athletic wear for men and women.
8. Hootsuite
Hootsuite provides users with software that allows them to manage and monitor all social media platforms in one place. They offer comprehensive plans for individuals and enterprise, and their website and store are powered by Wordpress CMS.
9. NGinx
NGinx offers web servers and securities for small to large scale businesses. Their services can be purchased through their eCommerce store, powered by Wordpress CMS.
10. Lollapalooza
Lollapalooza is a yearly festival featuring plenty of well-known entertainers. They offer online ticket sales and their site is powered by Wordpress CMS.

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Peer-To-Peer search engines review

Peer-to-peer (P2P) refers to files that are stored in a catalogue that can be accessed by people outside a local network. It is basically a file-sharing system with the whole internet. P2P search engines can be advantageous for the user, as opposed to other search engines. P2P file sharing can be used to find digital media files like movies, television shows, books, games, and more.

Advantages of P2P Searching

P2P search engines have several distinct advantages over centralized search engines and indexes:
  • Distributed Processing: It does not depend on enormous server farms and huge indexes.
  • Fresh Information: P2P searches stay current, so the information doesn't get stale as it does in centralized indexing and search engines.
  • Easy to Share: P2P does not require you to create a web page or upload to a server to share files.
  • Modular: P2P does not depend on a specific server.
  • Anonymity: P2P searches are designed not to disclose the user's identity.
  • Agnostic File Format: P2P is not limited to HTML or any other text file. Any file can be found by its name and shared.
  • Local Control & Flexibility: Security permissions and data structures can be included when implemented.

Best P2P Search Engines for 2018

Torrentz2

Whatever you are searching for, this is your one-stop searching solution. Torrentz2 is an impressive search engine for all types of digital media files, including books, games, movies, television shows, documentaries, and much more. Of the six P2P search engines in this list, Torrentz2 has so far received the most visits this year.

XTORX

This is one of the most influential of the P2P search engines around today. XTORX gives you the chance to explore for your desired digital file through a number of different P2P sources. It allows you to find movies, television shows, documentaries, and much more.

Veoble

This P2P search engine is a great option for those who want to use a desired file by downloading. Veoble offers a comprehensive list of multiple genres, such as music, games, television shows, and more.

Torrentz.Colorask

This is a very good choice for those desiring a user-friendly P2P search engine. It offers attention-grabbing categories of digital media files, such as games, television shows, documentaries, and more.

Torrents.me

This P2P search engine supplies the needs of movie and music lovers immediately. Torrents.me can be used to discover any of these digital files. That is probably why it is the second most-visited P2P search engine of 2018 in this list.

New Torrentz

This is an inventive meta P2P search engine that fills all your streaming needs. It offers an encyclopedia of P2P files, using the assistance of user-friendly sources.

The Importance of VPN for P2P Users

A good Virtual Private Network (VPN) is essential for those who use any P2P search engines. It bolsters your security on a network with which you have no physical connection. It is needed, though often unused, by those downloading P2P digital media files from multiple search engines to maintain the integrity of your computer's security system and file directory. There are many to choose from, so there is one suited to your specific usage needs.

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IIS vs Nginx web server comparison

The Battle for Silver

In an increasingly crowded field of competitors, Apache remains the gold standard and the most commonly used product in the web service industry. But a heated battle continues to rage between Microsoft's IIS package and open-source NGINX. When it comes to web servers, it is perhaps more relevant to ask not which package is the best overall, but which package best suits your needs. Depending on the size of your business, the scope of your ambitions, and the market you're looking to tap into, one web server might prove a better fit than another.

Microsoft IIS: Its Specifications and Its Advantages

Microsoft Internet Information Services (or IIS for short) was created with Windows NT in mind. Though it is not the default web server across all Windows products, it is tailor-made to work as a convenient add-on for any Windows NT package after Windows NT 4.0. Because of its congruity with Windows, IIS is especially handy for web server novices and Windows devotees. Though it has been critiqued in the past for its rigidity, new versions of IIS (versions 7.0 and later) are equipped with modules (or extensions) that allow for increased customizability.

Authentication Mechanisms Supported by Microsoft IIS

  • Certificate authentication
  • .NET Passport authentication
  • Integrated Windows authentication
  • UNC authentication
  • Digest access authentication
  • Basic access authentication
  • Anonymous authentication

Modular Architecture and What It Means For You

The architecture of Microsoft IIS 7.0 allows certain modules to be added or removed as the user sees fit. The server uses these modules to process requests, and they include security modules, content modules, compression modules, caching modules, logging modules, and diagnostics modules.

The Features of IIS 7.5 and Above

IIS 7.5 allows for request filtering, URL authorization, client service mapping, and increased IP security. With the release of IIS 8.0, Microsoft focused on streamlining administration and heightening performance by allowing the administrator to choose which applications start automatically with the web server package. IIS 8.5 was designed with the big-time web administrator in mind and included several new logging and troubleshooting features, dynamic site activation and ETW logging among them.
For the budget-conscious administrator, Microsoft offers IIS Express, a freeware version of IIS compatible with Windows XP. At a skimpy 4.5 to 6.6 MB in size, IIS Express is ideal for the administrator seeking to manage their web server at a fraction of the cost.

NGINX: An Introduction to the Power of Open-Source Web Servers

First released in 2004, NGINX is a free, open-source web server known for its efficiency. As of November 2016, NGINX was the second-most-popular web server on the internet (just behind Apache), and it is often deployed as a load balancer in order to optimize resource use. According to Netcraft, approximately 18% of all active websites and 28% of the top million busiest sites on the internet utilize some form of NGINX as a web server.

The Features and Advantages of NGINX

Though NGINX may come with a slightly steeper learning curve than IIS, its tantalizing array of modular, event-driven features may be well worth the effort. NGINX web server features include:
  • The ability to handle over 10,000 simultaneous connections
  • Reverse proxy capabilities (with caching)
  • Load balancing, including in-band health checks
  • Efficient management of static files and index files (with auto-indexing capabilities)
  • IPv6 compatibility
  • TLS/SSL and SMARTTLS support
  • POP3, IMAP, and SMTP support

The Advanced Features of NGINX Plus

For administrators willing to dig a little deeper, NGINX Plus offers its users a host of features not available in the OSS version. Features include DNS service discover integration, session persistence based on cookies, active health checks, cache purging API, and the Web Application Firewall (WAF) module.
Stacked up against Apache, both NGINX and NGINX Plus perform favorably, with the ability to manage four times as many requests per second while utilizing only a fraction of the memory. While these expediencies do result in reduced flexibility and compatibility, NGINX remains a worthy competitor in an increasingly diverse field of web server alternatives.

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Statuses of a domain before expiration explained

Domain name status or Extensive provisioning protocol (EPP) are there to show the current status of a domain name registration. A domain may have one or more statuses. It is very crucial that registrants are able to understand the EPP code status of a domain because they are important in explaining what happens to your domain. For example, these statuses could explain why your domain has stopped working, if it is well protected from hijacking, when it expires and when a domain is available. It is easy to find your domain's status code. You simply run a WHOIS lookup. There are two types of status codes namely; client codes set by registrars and server codes set by registries. Below are some of the EPP Status codes of a Domain before Expiration Explained!

EPP DOMAIN STATUS CODE

WHAT THE STATUS MEANS

1. Approved for registration

This means that the registration eligibility checks out and it is a pending registration.

2. Active

This is the normal and usual state for any domain name. An active domain name can be to register name servers, as email custom domains and for websites.

3. Registrar-hold

This status means that particular domain name has been placed on hold by the registrar in charge and it cannot be used or renewed.

4. Registry-hold

Just like the above status, this suggests that that domain name has been placed on hold by the registry and is not available for use.

5. Registrar-Lock

This is when a registrar, at the request of the registrant of the domain locks up the domain's name to avoid the settings from being changed.

6. Registry-Lock

It is when the registry locks up a domain name to avoid modification in its settings.

7. Awaiting Email confirmation

The domain is waiting for a confirmation from the registrant that will approve the transfer.

8. Awaiting database refresh

The transfer of the domain is completed at the registry and is currently being acknowledged by the systems.

9. Awaiting manual verification

The transfer of the domain has been a failure and it requires a manual intervention.

10. Awaiting refresh

The transfer of the domain has been approved manually from a specific existing registrar and it is being processed

11.Cancelled

The transfer of the domain for whatever reason has been cancelled by the reseller or the wholesale synergy staff.

12.Pending Delete

The domain has expired and its availability for redemption is expired. At this point the registry is about to delete it and it remains in this status for a maximum of five days before its deleted.

13.Server-Delete-prohibited

The registry has locked that particular domain so that it is not deleted.

14.Client-delete-prohibited

The registrar has the locked that domain so that it is not erased

15.Inactive

This means the domain is unusable because no nameservers have been entered or here is a problem with them.

16.Deleted

That particular domain has been erased at the registry at the request of the registrant.

17.Deleted for policy violation

This status is used for domain names that have defied, breached or not met the au. Policy and eligibility.

18.Expired

The domain is expired however, it is available for renewal.

 

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What is domain backorder?

In order to understand what a Domain back-order is, you first need to understand what a domain entail. Although a domain can very easily be mistaken for a website, there is a clear cut difference between the two. A website is generally a series of web pages on the Internet(world web) that are under a certain domain name while a domain is a more friendly user IP address version. With these basics, it is easier to understand what is Domain back-order.
Sometimes you might have come up with the best domain name ever but unfortunately, you find out that it already exists. This is where domain backorder comes in. Every day, new domains are registered and at the same time, old ones are dropped. Therefore domain backorder is acquiring or securing an expired or close to expiring domain that is readily available. There are plenty of backordering services available. The main reason for domain backordering is because it is an easier and faster way of getting your hands on the first valuable domains that has expired. Using a backordering service is easier if you are busy. Although they will require a small fee which they use to register domains as soon as it is dropped or set a drop date.

The Process of Domain Back-order

When you search for an already existing domain, there may be a provided option to where you are required to place a back order on that domain. The process of expiration begins if the owner does not renew the domain on expiration. The process lasts for 77 days. The current owner still has a few more chances to register the domain even after expiration before it is on the market again. If the process is complete without the owner renewing the domain, the back order process will commence.
In order to backorder a domain, you might be required to use backordering services since some of them have the advantage of having direct connections with registries from particular domain extensions. These backordering services are fast and efficient when it comes to drop catching domains. However, they will charge you an amount for each catch. You can however compete to drop catch your desired domain although in most cases you are not likely to succeed since backordering services are very fast and competitive. You are however guaranteed to secure domains that are less desired. Registries give a specific number of connections to one registrar for domains to be purchased. For any purchase, you will be required to pass through a registrar in order to purchase a domain. Unless of course you're a registrar.

How to purchase a back-order

If your desired domain is registered and has no backorder placed on it, you can click on the blue Backorder button, then carefully review your cart and check out. The price placed on the backorder usually comprises of all domain costs and you will not have to stress about later on renewing the domain, since that cost is deducted immediately and is refunded when you no longer need the domain and the backorder bid is won by another user.
You can also cancel a back-order. You will be required to go to the Delete Domains Management section and click on the cancel button where the domain is 72 hours before it becomes available.
 

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What does shallow content mean in detail?

How would you rate the quality of content on your website? Is the information published on your website valuable to the targeted audience? Is the information both relevant and actionable? If so, would you consider the information to be valuable?
When it comes to content digital marketing, 'Quality content' may mean different things to different people. Information that is not considered actionable, relevant, or useful may as well be generally categorized as 'poor quality' because it does not help the intended target in any way. Such kind of information may also be considered as 'shallow' or 'thin', especially if proper quality standards and research was not done prior to its creation or publication.

Definition of shallow (thin) content

In real life, there is no single hard definition of shallow content. This is because readers may find information that is short, focused, and concise to be useful at one point but very useless at another. According to Google, shallow content is a type of content that does not fulfil the information needs of a visitor in both short and long-term. Shallow content is synonymous with poor quality content because the information is poorly researched, it takes very little time to create (typically less than 2 hours), and does not do a good job of convincing the reader whey a particular action (call to action) is the best course of action.
Since there is no clear –cut definition of 'shallow content', it is broadly accepted that published information that carry no sound knowledge and was not created at an experience level that will benefit the reader of the page is shallow. The same content may be both high and low quality concurrently, but it depends on who is reading it. Some of the common attributes that define shallow content include:
  • A page with shallow low quality content generally gives off a 'cheap' vibe. The page will generally look ugly and the layout and formats are untrustworthy. Just by looking at the typography, the design, and arrangement of the content can make the visitor uncomfortable.
  • A typical shallow content page is laden with advertisements – sometimes even obstructing content on the page. If a page is full of affiliate links, banner ads, Adsense ads, pop-ups, and every other advertisement jammed in every little available space, chances are the content is shallow.
  • Shallow content is typically not concise and not complete. It would be almost impossible to read the entire content because the content may have been generated by a script from multiple sources. Some of the text may make no sense at all and it will be obvious that the content was not proofread with a human eye.
  • Shallow content is typically full of grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors that make the text painful to read and comprehend. The text may lack a certain 'flow' to it and may look as if it was generated by a spinner.
  • Shallow content is not created with the aim to inform or add value. As such, content on a page may be 're-hashed' or copied from different sources and will lack the 'originality' it needs to make it valuable. Also, such content will have no 'exclusivity'.
Shallow content is often created to fill a vacuum in a website's page without regard to the quality of content and without the intention to provide real value to the target audience. These are the top signals of 'shallow' or 'thin' content you would find on such a page.

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