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5 Things You’re Not Getting From Your Ecommerce Platform

by Kelly Kirkham

For entrepreneurs new to the digital marketplace, ecommerce applications and software are very tempting. For a fee, these platforms can make selling your products or services online very simple. With drag-and-drop features, ecommerce platforms let you open your shop in only a few minutes. However, there is also a dark side to these easy applications…

VPS Or Shared Hosting When Building A WordPress Site?

by Hayden Smith

From somewhat humble beginnings as a simple software tool to help people get started weblogging, WordPress has become the website tool of choice for many websites on the internet. In fact, it has become the most popular website backend on the internet, with a wealth of themes and plugins designed to transform it from a…

How Customization Could Save Your Online Store

by Kelly Kirkham

If you own an online store, you probably know that the competition is tough, really tough. Forbes recently published that, “We live in a world where ecommerce has outmaneuvered brick and mortar shopping, and Amazon is the reigning king of the ecommerce.” While becoming the next Amazon is probably not an option, there is a…

Getting Seen Online – Domain Names And Your VPS

by Hayden Smith

It’s important that you consider how users will reach your website if you run an online service of any kind. Computers connected to the internet use IP (internet protocol) addresses to identify themselves, and a VPS is no different. These are special numbers which are unique, and only one computer can use a specific IP…

Website Running Slow? A VPS Could Help

by Kelly Kirkham

As you probably know, your visitors will not tolerate a slow load time when accessing your website. Studies have shown that visitors click away from any site that takes longer than three seconds to load. This means that you only have three seconds to wow your site visitors and convince them to stay. This simple…

What Is VPS Hosting?

by Kelly Kirkham

When researching hosting options, it’s easy to get confused by all the technical jargon. Shared, dedicated, cloud… the options seem endless. This post is aimed at helping you become familiar with VPS hosting, an option that has become the preferred option due to agility, scalability, and power. Read on to get the scoop. What makes…

Understanding MySQL/MariaDB Users And Privileges: Part 2

by Hayden Smith

Previously we have looked at how user accounts work the MySQL or MariaDB database systems, and how you can both create and remove them. This time we’ll be looking at making those users useful by ensuring that they have privileges to actually make changes to your database. Managing Privileges First, let’s look at the commands…

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Linux Intrusion Detection With Tripwire On Ubuntu and Debian: Part 2

by Hayden Smith

Previously, we discussed installing Tripwire on a system running the Debian or Ubuntu Linux distributions as a means of detecting intrusions on your system. This time we’ll be looking at continuing to get it set up and running. Initializing the Database When we left off, we had Tripwire configured with a basic configuration that will…

Accelerate Your Website By Using Varnish With Apache

by Hayden Smith

As a website’s traffic increases, you can often find that the site is repeatedly serving the same files over and over again from disk. This can cause a problem whereby the server can reach the performance limits of its disks repeatedly loading and serving the same files to visitors. This problem is exacerbated by media…

The Fundamental Guide to HTML, CSS and Javascript

by Hayden Smith

HTML, CSS and Javascript are three technologies that make up the majority of websites. Without them the World Wide Web as we know it wouldn’t exist. So what are they and how do they work? First lets look at HTML, or to give it it’s full name, HyperText Markup Lanquage. The creation of HTML is…

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