The Role of Big Data in Ecommerce

Posted on October 18th, 2022 by Art Malkovich in Explainer

Big Data

Big data and its capabilities are becoming more prevalent across various sectors and market segments. It gives businesses and entrepreneurs access to previously unheard-of potential for process optimization, service quality improvements, and conversion rate growth. Big data was once a cutting-edge technology for extremely complicated work environments, but nowadays, it's getting increasingly popular in commercial sectors.

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What Is An Application Programming Interface (API) And How Does It Work?

Posted on September 23rd, 2022 by Simon Rodgers in Explainer

API / Application Programming Interface

Whether you know it or not, APIs (application programming interfaces) significantly impact our relationship with technology, allowing applications to share and exchange data seamlessly so we can access multiple pieces of information from a single source. Without API technology, we'd likely get lost far more often (APIs are fundamental to navigation apps like Google Maps), and booking a vacation would be much more complicated (travel booking sites rely heavily on API tech, too).

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Why Website Uptime Monitoring Is Crucial For Preventing Downtime

Posted on September 13th, 2022 by Emily Rollwitz in Monitoring, Tools, Explainer

Website uptime monitoring

Website uptime monitoring is crucial for any business that depends on its website. But for companies whose whole service is online, it is essential. If your site isn't reliably serving users when they need it, your competitors are just a Google search away. So you can't just check your site is running now and then - you need a tool to check it as frequently as possible.

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Nameserver Explained: What it is And How it Works

Posted on June 9th, 2022 by Jenna Bunnell in Explainer

Nameserver explained

The Internet is a vast network of servers and devices connecting people worldwide. It allows for near-instant data communication between machines, which is presented in a readable format for the end-user.

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What Is SPF Check?

Posted on March 28th, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in Explainer

EmailSPF (Sender Policy Framework), is a system that authenticates and identifies servers that your domain can use to send mail. The aim is to ensure that unauthorized spammers and cyber criminals do not send messages to recipients that supposedly come from your domain. With SPF in place, recipients can check the available records to determine whether the received e-mails originated from an authorized mail server. Keep reading to learn more about the sender policy framework.

SPF Versus Sender ID

Contrary to popular belief, SPF and sender ID is quite different. The confusion stems from the fact that both use the same policy records syntax, validate e-mail sender addresses, and publish policy records in DNS. However, this is where the similarity ends. SPF validates two parts of the e-mail sender's address: the MAIL FROM address and the HELO domain. You can find this information by checking the records published by domain owners. It is important to note that both the HELO domain and the MAIL FROM are part of the SMTP protocol. On the other hand, sender ID is a Microsoft protocol that validates a single field of the e-mail address header. The header to validate depends on the choice made by the Purported Responsible Address (PRA) algorithm.

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