Welcome to the second release candidate for phpMyAdmin 4.0.6, a bugfix version with improvements in the navigation panel.
Archives for August 2013
August 30, 2013 — Cloud services and Microsoft Exchange hosting provider Intermedia announced on Friday it has completed its acquisition of cloud-based communications solutions provider Telanetix.
Those who are new to building websites will likely be unaware of the need to store information on the web. It is in these situations that a knowledge of web page hosting will come in handy. Every website owner needs to know about each different type of website hosting service that there is. You will find some basic information here to help you decipher the layers of intricacy when it comes to website hosting.
Use a separate company for domain registration rather than registering it via your web page hosting company. This way, you will retain control of the domain name if you decide to switch web page hosting companies for any reason. This leaves you with no domain control, only your host will have it.
When you choose a web hosting company, select one that resides in the specific country of the audience you are targeting. If you’re targeting folks in the UK, your hosting plan’s data center should also be there.
You should ask about security when choosing web hosts. In this society, websites can be exposed to attacks and other risks, and there are many ways in which this can occur. Make sure the web host you choose has procedures to deal with common threats like DDoS attacks. See if you can get them to explain to you any potential risks for your site if the host experiences an attack.
Identify what services you must have before you begin your search. Determine your needs and wants in advance and check how well each potential web host meets those needs. Making this type of list will help you avoid making a decision based solely on one factor, such as price, rather than finding the best deal for your needs.
Free Web Hosts
Are you looking at free web hosts? If so, then check into the service that the free web host provides and be sure that you back up all of your data. This is important because free web hosts typically don’t back up your data. Therefore, if your data is lost and you do not have your own backups, there will be nothing you can do.
Depending on what kind of traffic and how much your site gets, is how hosting companies will charge you. First, understand how you will be billed. This can vary from flat rates to a price based on traffic.
Your web host should play a key role in your site management, by offering you tools that allow you to track and analyze site statistics like traffic. Add your own site counter to track the number of visitors your site gets, then compare that to your web host’s stats to check for accuracy. This type of data allows business owners such as yourself to fine-tune a site to suit the target audience.
Many hosting services actually rely on a major host of their own. These types of companies buy huge blocks of web server capacity at a bulk discount, then re-sell it in smaller chunks to individual web site owners. See where your site will be hosted and see that you get the lowest price in between them.
Try to find a hosting company which offers a cPanel. A cPanel makes it easy for you to add popular applications to your website with only a few clicks of the mouse. Applications, such as these, are incredibly easy to install and make the perfect middle man for management between you and your hosted files. Not to mention, it will help remove a lot of the excess clutter that might go by unnoticed to the non-machine eye and help your website function with less memory and higher speeds.
If you do not have much experience in web design, pick one of the web hosts that has excellent customer service instead of a lot of other extras. As your experience develops, you’ll find yourself with a lot of questions that a good host can help you answer. Good technical support will offer you more value than free applications.
As you now know, those new to owning a website are often unclear on who can actually put their website online. Understanding the many different hosting services is the first step in figuring out which choice is right for you. Apply the advice from this article so you can cut through the clutter of hosting and pick a service that is right for you.
Internet has radically changed the way we communicate and gather knowledge. It is so easily accessible and widely available that most of us do not give much thought behind the math that goes behind it. Internet comprises of billions of websites using which we communicate and gain information.
Find Articles, Free Articles Directory | Web Hosting Articles
IT always had a notoriety for high acquisition and implementation costs and therefore almost always the first items to be considered for defunding. For the past years many IT departments are only tasked to keep the existing systems up and running and to avoid costly upgrades. On the other hand, the IT managers want to keep their systems up to date, keep up with the existing environment and fund meaningful initiatives. When incorrectly done, defunding may turn out to be against the company in the long run.
The first step in defunding an initiative is the same as funding a project: it should be justified not only in financial terms, but in project and monitoring terms as well. There are some questions to be answered when shutting down an initiative:
What is the rationale in shutting it down?
Will the initiative be shut down completely or will it maintain basic functionality?
Who will monitor the initiative if it will continue to function at basic level?
Where will the skilled, experienced people be employed, who are freed from the initative?
How will the knowledge be documented?
What conditions should be present to resurrect the initiative?
What will be the “resurrection” plan?
The answers to the these questions should be kept as a business plan. Not only it will help to use the initiative’s human and capital resources elsewhere in the company but also it will help to freshen the memories when/if the time comes for resurrecting the initiative.
The second step is about reactivating the initiative. Even if the initiative will be hibernated for a period, it is best to model a few scenarios where the project will be reactivated in different periods – such as six months, 1 year, 2 years from now. Try to model the costs that will be incurred to make the initiative fully function again, such as:
Employing the people with similar skill set and similar competency,
Updating the infrastructure,
(Re)making the support agreements,
(Re)analyzing availability requirements,
Analyzing end-of-life and end-of-support (maybe extended support) products
These analyses will assist you in deciding whether to scrap the initiative as a whole when the reactivation time comes, or to rearrange the resources or to simply incur some small investments for a kick start.
The worst case scenario comes when none of these questions are answered, recorded and the initiative is defunded without any plans and without any notice. In such a case, not only the reactivation and basic functionality opportunities are lost without evaluation, but also the loss of company’s intangible assets (knowledge and experience at the very least), which are more costly to replace than any other tangible asset.
There is also the worst case scenario inside the worst case, which happens when the project is defunded but is required to function at a basic level. In such scenarios, the intangible assets are lost, and in addition, the systems are under-maintained, basic maintenance tasks in software and hardware are not carried out and large systems and their functionalities are left undocumented. In such scenarios, the reactivation costs may surpass even the costs of rebuilding the initiative from scratch (experience: last year one of my clients could not upgrade his Dynamics CRM application because it was defunded years ago, there were no documentation, no experience and no skill left. The upgrade scenario was so costly that Dynamics had to be reimplemented from scratch. But the real loss was the loss of past CRM data, which could not be introduced to the new system. I have witnessed that the costs of shutting down the CRM application in mid-2008 and leaving it alone for 4 years was way less than keeping it up for the same time period.)
Planning is the first thing to do in every project – business to personal. When planning is done carefully and with a small amount of upfront investment, business initiatives can be properly shut down, hibernated or kept with basic functionality, with capturing the knowledge and experience and by taking into account the costs involved when reactivating it. If the initiatives are given yearly reviews, the executives can reevalutate the initiatives by taking the existing conditions into consideration, which probably would have changed from the initiative’s shutting down time.
Featured image: http://www.ibm.com/