Sounds like a trendy tech term? Doesn’t it?
A lot of entrepreneurs who have just started out with their small establishments probably have heard of this term before landing on this page but are still a little confused what exactly it means.
Simply put, the cloud is a virtual place, partitioned in a secure area on a physical server in a commercial data centre where you can store your data or host an application. Instead of a business owning and operating large power hungry servers and the cost of IT personnel to support them, cloud infrastructure allows you to run business applications and programs on the internet securely.
Integrating the cloud into your business means you can store, access and manage your data from anywhere, at any time and in general through any internet connected device.
The search requires care. Here’s some tips to finding a best-fit provider.
There are things in life that are simple and seem to happen automatically. Businesses do not manage themselves however, and neither do websites. Both are specialist undertakings. Choosing a best-fit hosting provider can be complicated, so here are 9 keys to finding the best managed WordPress hosting provider your money can buy.
WordPress content-management-systems (CMSs) have put website creation within reach of the novice. The need for reliable infrastructure, systems and support people remains. To find the best solution to your managed WordPress hosting needs, wrestle with these 9 keys:
With the recent shift towards streaming services in Australia, more and more people are turning to these platforms both at home and in the office. But how much of your data is being drained by streaming?
As psychologist Ofer Zur Ph.D says,
“today’s society is a hurried society. People feel rushed, overscheduled, stressed and unable to keep up. We fill our lives with computers, smartphones, wireless laptops, palm pilots and other time-saving gadgets only to find ourselves deprived of more time. We read books and take seminars on time management, we hire consultants to help us manage our business and personal life more efficiently, yet still find ourselves frantic, impatient, short-tempered and frustrated. We cram our children’s lives full of music lessons, soccer practices, and tutoring and end up raising a new generation of hurried children.”
Simply put, web hosting gives you the opportunity to send information to a whole lot of people in an easy and efficient way. Web hosting depicts where your website will sit on the internet, and puts your current documents, pictures, software and other files in front of others. Instead of sending complex files, a person can simply type in your website URL and it’s all there at the click of a mouse.
Web hosting is a large and complex environment with a multitude of choices to pick from. Container-based hosting is a relative newcomer to the scene, but one that over the last year has picked up a lot of stream, and a reputation as the newest innovative solution on the block.
The main advantage of a container based host is that you’ll be able to fit more onto a server, do more computations with your existing gear, and just generally do more with less. This might seem too good to be true, so we’ll go through the fundamentals of just why container based hosting is such a great option for a large variety of users.
Building a PC means delving into a world filled with jargon and technobabble for anyone who hasn’t grown up with a heat-sink in one hand and a stick of RAM in the other.
Knowing exactly what the specifications of your hardware is is a pretty significant thing for such expensive equipment; an eight core processor might be more expensive than a 4 core, and it might be 4GHz over a 3, but pure numbers — especially when you’ll be paying more for the higher end stuff — don’t really help if you don’t know the figures behind them.
When you’re upgrading from shared web hosting, a Virtual Private Server has two distinct options when it comes to hosting: managed and unmanaged.
Essentially, the difference is as follows. A VPS can have a lot of upkeep, server maintenance consisting of security, upgrading and updating, patching, installation and configuration. Choosing a Managed VPS solution gives the majority of these tasks to a 3rd party (us!) to do them for you, saving you a large amount of time and hassle and giving us full responsibility in maintaining your service uptime.
Companies that have embraced cloud computing have gone on to experience several positive outcomes. Other than being able to freely use available apps to customise their systems and processes, they’re reaping the rewards of unlimited storage options, easy access to information, better backup and recovery procedures, and having everything totally scalable.
Just like real clouds, cloud computing comes in many shapes and sizes to suit the different needs of different organisations. These variations in cloud computing mean that organisations are able to optimise their services to get exactly what they need. If you’re planning to move to cloud technology, understanding the various types of cloud hosting available is important. So let’s look at the differences in more detail.