Thursday, May 16th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE As your blog grows in popularity, you will undoubtedly be faced with the problem of increased traffic. You might ask: how on earth is that a problem? In terms of increased readers and possibly higher ad revenues, it is not,...
Managed vs. Unmanaged Cloud Hosting
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Cloud computing is a technology that many businesses are considering for financial and practical reasons. Deciding to use cloud computing, however, is just the first of many decisions you will have to make. Do you want to use public, private,...
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An Introduction to cPanel’s Backup System
Thursday, May 9th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Backing up your website is one of the most important things you can do. You may think or hope nothing bad will ever happen to it, but there are no guarantees. Having a backup ensures that you can get your...
A Basic Hosting Security Checklist
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Web hosting security is not something you can tackle in one sitting. Actually, it is a full-time gig that may even involve some sleepless nights. If you are prepared, however, you can greatly reduce your website’s risk of exposure and...
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VPS Security Tips for Beginners
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Virtual private servers (VPS) are not dedicated servers. You are not responsible for an entire physical machine, but a VPS still requires some of the same security hardening that you would expect from a full server. The following are some...
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When Hybrid Clouds Meets Big Data
Monday, April 8th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Big data can refer to any large amount of data in any form. It could be data that is somewhat structured in a more traditional database sense, or it could be a completely unstructured collection of files. Regardless of the...
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The Benefits of Server-Side Web App Upgrades
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Most commercial and open source web applications are fairly easy to install. With a few permissions settings and database configurations, you can usually have even some of the more robust server-side scripts up and running for your blog hosting rather...
Fixing Trouble with cPanel Port Access
Sunday, March 31st, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE To access cPanel’s web-based control panel, you will need to access a non-standard port. The default cPanel port is 2082 for unencrypted connections and 2083 for encrypted. You do not have to append this port number to your URL, as...
Evaluating Uptime for Blog Hosting
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE One of the biggest selling points web hosting companies often advertise is their outstanding uptime. Many will even go as far as guaranteeing 99.9% uptime or some percentage close to it. The problem with these promises is that you will...
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Why Backups Are Important for Security
Monday, March 25th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE If content is still king, then data security should be a top priority. Many websites keep data stored in some form of database, and those databases need to be secure. While much of security centers around firewalls, script hardening, and...
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