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Internet Censorship Around the World

Posted on June 12th, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in Tech

Internet censorshipInternet users in the United States often take for granted their "right to freedom of speech," sometimes flagrantly abusing that right just to make a point, express their controversial views, or launch an attack against another person or idea. But do they realize how "free" that right really is, compared with any freedoms citizens of other countries may have?

In the cyber-era we live in today, it is indefinably easy to share thoughts and ideas, criticisms and compliments, videos and blogs - with just a few clicks on our keyboard. In seconds, what we have to say or what we want to show is out there in cyberspace for the world to see...or is it?

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Giveaway

Posted on June 7th, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in Contests and Giveaways

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Giveaway

We are geeks. We do software and tools, but we are also social and love the good conversation. So, we’d love for you to become a part of it. The more, the merrier.

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File Hosting vs. Cloud Computing

Posted on June 4th, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in Tech

cloud computingIn an age when digital file sharing has become the norm among businesses and individuals alike, it's easy to get swept away with catchphrases like "cloud computing" and "file hosting." These buzzwords often get people excited about products they don't fully understand. Many people assume that file hosting and cloud services are interchangeable; what they don't realize is that each comes with a set of pros and cons, and each differ in a few key ways. The following guide outlines the benefits and drawbacks to file hosting services and cloud storage networks.

File Hosting vs. "The Cloud"

For starters, file hosting services provide a broad range of services to businesses, including building an intranet and managing an overall internal network. These services have existed for decades, ever since businesses turned to the Internet for storage solutions and project management. Conversely, cloud computing is a relatively new phenomenon that many traditional hosting services claim as their own. In reality, cloud computing has an even broader scope, meaning that it connects with all aspects of a company’s software and computing to provide file sharing across a huge spectrum. If people think of a cloud as a literal cloud or nebulous entity, then it will help them to understand the difference. File hosting is more localized and focused on an internal basis of getting everyone in an office complex on the same page. Cloud computing goes beyond this.

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Website Response Time - Main Factor for Your Online Business Revenue

Posted on May 24th, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in Tech

It's abotu timeResponse time of a website constitutes the amount of time needed from your access attempt to achieve access to the website.  Tests conducted for response time are in five parts, as shown below:

DNS- DNS is the amount of time it takes to relate  IP and Hostnames.  A high DNS lookup timing could mean problems with DNS servers.  If it takes over 10 seconds, it may indicate the  DNS server has timed out or can't be reached.  You should notice if you entered an IP address in the hostname field, no DNS lookup would be conducted at all, and time will be close to 0.

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What Is Server Monitoring?

Posted on May 23rd, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in Tech

Server monitoringA server is a system of computers that provides network services. It is a collection of hardware and software facilities working together for the purpose of realizing effective communication among computers. Web server monitoring is carried out using web server software and it involves the software checking the working conditions of the server and sending messages to the checks on parameters such as the extent to which the CPU is used, the performance level of the network in use, and the disk space. It can have additional features such as alerting and benchmarking. The process of monitoring is divided into several categories as described below:

Firewall monitoring

This is the process of having a close check on your firewall. Monitors such as PRTG may be employed to perform this task. It is equipped with a variety of sensors that undertake the process of firewall monitoring easily. One gets to know the exact activities going on in their internet in terms of data flow in and out of their system. The security of your system is highly boosted since any malware trying to get its way into your system is automatically detected and a warning message is sent to you. This monitoring system ensures that you are in control of your internet usage and indicates the top connections, top talkers, and top protocols.

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