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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.


Infographics' Growing Popularity

Posted on May 29th, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in Tech

Marketing has changed a great deal in recent decades, particularly with the growth of social media on the Internet. Attention spans have shortened and it has become more important than ever for advertisers to create eye-catching and appealing presentations that really draw in potential customers. One very popular way to do this is through the use of infographics. If you want to present facts and figures or complex information, infographics can be a perfect way to do it. Infographics use design elements and graphics that tap into the visual side of the human brain in order to make your information easily understood by the reader. For those familiar with PowerPoint presentations, the idea behind infographics will not seem that unusual.

Infographics have a wide range of uses in business and in marketing in general. They are often seen in printed reports, blog posts, company newsletters, website ads and business presentations. The compelling thing about infographics is their power to engage the person viewing them. A reader looking at an infographic is able to quickly comprehend and absorb the basic information being related. While all customers want factual information to support the ideas in an ad, they also want that information to be provided in a way that doesn't require a degree in statistics to understand it. Additionally, they don't want to have to wade through pages and pages of text to get to this information. Most people are visually oriented, and prefer to learn new information that way. The visual nature of infographics provides easy-to-understand takeaways for anyone looking at them. So, for example, check out this infographic here:


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 your achieving 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 Host names.  A high DNS look up 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  host name field, no DNS look up will be conducted at all and  time will be close to 0.


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.


Websites for Gift Purchasing for Mother's Day Up - Sales Too

Posted on May 22nd, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in Tech

Mom's dayMother’s Day recently passed and retailers, restaurants and spa centers sighed with satisfaction as Americans spent more this year than they did last year. According to IBISWorld, the total spending for moms reached $17.06 billion compared to the $17.02 billion in 2012.

Apparently, sales were up to husbands, partners and kids and as it usually happens, many of them waited almost until the last day to purchase gifts online.