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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Everything You Need to Know About Cloud Database (SaaS, DbaaS, IaaS, PaaS, And Others)

Posted on August 9th, 2022 by Pohan Lin in Tech, Guides, Explainer

Cloud database

The demand for cloud services is rising. Databases have been popular tools for a long time. However, the landscape is changing, with cloud databases becoming increasingly popular.

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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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How to Start a Hosting Company in 2022: Server, WHMCS, TLD

Posted on October 20th, 2021 by Simon Rodgers in Tech, Guides, Explainer

Hosting company

The forced transition of all business forms to remote work has created a high demand for hosting. To survive in the new conditions, even small coffee shops create their own web pages using the services of hosting providers or B2B eCommerce hosting platforms. Meanwhile, certain technical features of hosting do not allow one company to monopolize this relatively new services market. All this makes hosting service providing a good form of business to this day.

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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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