What Does your Website Say About You

What Does your Website Say About YouWhat does your website say about you?

Any business today needs a website but having one is just not enough. Just imagine how your customers reach you and your businesses; they search online and visit your website. At first glance customers may decide if they would do business with you or not, on what basis? Your website…

A website serves as a store front for your business but most of us do not realize this fact. Most of the companies today think that having a website whatever the design and functionality is just okay. Have you ever think of what your website says about your company?


BRANDYou’re Brand

Admit it or not we can’t help but judge a person base on his or her appearance. We make up an impression even without talking with that person same as how a customer judges a business. Since your website is the first thing that customers will look unto the web it needs to look professional. It should deliver what you are as a business and how you do business. Your website reflects your brand, your culture and what you believe in. Sloppy websites would lose you customers. If you can’t even invest on a good website how would people take you seriously?

credibilityCredibility

Since people could not touch and view your products or services on hand they would look for evidences that you are dependable and credible enough to entrust their money to. Your website should not just showcase what you can offer and do but should also showcase the past projects or reviews from your past clients. This would build and establish your credibility online.

functionalityFunctionality

Beyond the design and physical attribute of your website it should also serve its purpose to cater the needs of your customers. Make sure that people who view your site could easily find what they are looking for. No matter how good looking your site is if people could not find what they need they will just leave and would never come back again.

Having a good website is not just a chance it is a decision, a goal that every business owners should have. A good website would not just help you land customers but would set you apart from competition, creating brand credibility.


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What is So Awesome About Cloud Hosting?

“Cloud hosting” is the new, hottest trend (and a very popular marketing buzzword) in the hosting industry. The reason for it being such a trend is because cloud hosting has major benefits over the regular shared server, virtual private server (VPS) and dedicated hosting server.

“In the cloud” means that a website is not hosted on just one server but spread across multiple servers, which act as one system. So instead of relying on just one machine for resources (such as RAM, disk space, bandwidth, etc.), in cloud hosting, you can pull resources from multiple servers—empowering you to scale your website as you need to.

The major benefit of cloud hosting is that it enables you to add and remove resources when needed, and you can pay as you go.

WordPress + Cloud

wordpress in the cloud

WordPress cloud hosting means that your WordPress website is scalable, with all the benefits of cloud hosting. The important thing here is to realize why WordPress hosted on the cloud is better than a WordPress site hosted on a dedicated server or a shared hosting plan. So, let’s look at some of the features WordPress cloud hosting offers:

WordPress Optimized Server:

All the cloud servers are fully optimized to run WordPress successfully. Moreover, your hosting company has a technical team that is familiar with WordPress, so they can handle any server-related issue. Each cloud server is thoroughly tested by running different versions of WordPress and fixing any issue that could arise.


 

Managed Hosting with WordPress Experts:

WordPress cloud hosting solutions are fully managed by system administrators, database admins and technicians. WordPress related issues are solved by a team of WordPress experts; these experts have various tricks up their sleeves to successfully run a WordPress site on a cloud server.

The team of experienced WordPress experts takes care of automatic WordPress updates, plugin updates, speed optimization backups, server monitoring, maintenance, etc., so you can sleep sound knowing your website is in good hands.


 

Scalability:

Cloud hosting for WordPress offers the capability to scale the server resources (RAM, disk space, CPU cores, bandwidth) as per the website requirements. So, if suddenly your website or blog sees a spike in traffic that your server can’t handle, you can easily add more resources to it. This comes in handy during peek business seasons because you can add resources to handle your site’s increase in traffic—and then scale down again as traffic declines.


 

Reliability:

Every server crashes at least once, which will cause your website to go down. However, with the cloud that’s not the case as your WordPress website is hosted on multiple servers: If one server crashes, the other one kicks-in, ready to keep your website up at all times. Cloud hosting greatly increases reliability by reducing server downtime.


 

Security:

WordPress (being an extremely popular CMS application) is also one that is attacked most by hackers. Secure WordPress cloud hosting is offered with:

– Redundant Firewalls

– DDoS Protection

– Custom Firewall Rules

– Automatic Core/Plugin Updates

– Malware Scanning

– Admin Access Controls

– And much more


 

CDN (Content Delivery Network):

A CDN is used for fast and efficient delivery of content over websites. Users today lack patience, and they need content to be delivered to them fast. A CDN can help achieve this.

With a CDN, a website is replicated over multiple different locations, like throughout Asia and Europe. So if somebody from Japan accesses your website, a CDN server from Asia will deliver that request, and if somebody from Spain wants to look at your site, the server for Europe will serve that user.


 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta Launched

A little more than a decade after their first release of its Linux distribution for enterprises, Red Hat has introduced Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta that will bring in a variety of new virtualization, cloud, networking, file system, and also live update features.

ZDNet reports that RHEL 7 is slated for common discharge in the first quarter of 2014 and that it bears an important shift from Oracle’s MySQL to MariaDB as the default database management system.

Individuals with typical server deployments may use the in-place update feature to migrate current Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 systems to 7, and a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 virtual machine can be upgraded without virtual machine customization or downtime.

Applications may be produced and deployed in remote and secure lightweight storage containers such as container engine Docker.

System-wide resources may be set up, checked, as well as maintained with systemd and OpenLMI. Overall performance administration features help clients maximize system efficiency and decrease performance-related IT expenses. And application functionality problems may be uncovered with enhanced tools such as Tuna, SystemTap, Performance Co-pilot, and Thermostat.

File systems have persisted to be a primary focus of development in within RHEL. XFS currently is the default file system in RHEL 7, enabling support file systems as big as 500TB. However scalability improvements to ext4 file systems enable them to be 16TB to 50TB stand alone with block sizes of as high as 1MB. This simplifies and also accelerates block allocation and defragmentation. Emerging file system Btrfs is available as a technology preview within Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta is offered to Red Hat clients, partners, and the public. Independent software vendors can apply for an Early Access Program.

 

What is E-Commerce

Transacting or facilitating business on the Internet is called E-commerce. E-Commerce is short for “electronic commerce.”

Popular examples of ecommerce revolve around buying and selling online. But the ecommerce universe contains other types of activities as well. Any form of business transaction conducted electronically is E-Commerce.

Examples of E-Commerce

  • Online Shopping
    Buying and selling goods on the Internet is one of the most popular examples of ecommerce. Sellers create storefronts that are the online equivalents of retail outlets. Buyers browse and purchase products with mouse clicks. Though Amazon.com is not the pioneer of online shopping, it is arguably the most famous online shopping destination.
  • Electronic Payments
    When you are buying goods online, there needs to be a mechanism to pay online too. That is where payment processors and payment gateways come into the picture.Electronic payments reduce the inefficiency associated with writing and mailing checks. It also does away with many of the safety issues that arise due to payment made in currency notes.
  • Online Auctions
    When you think online auction, you think eBay. Physical auctions predate online auctions, but the Internet made auctions accessible to a large number of buyers and sellers. Online auctions are an efficient mechanism for price discovery. Many buyers find the auction shopping mechanism much interesting than regular storefront shopping.
  • Internet Banking
    Today it is possible for you to perform the entire gamut of banking operations without visiting a physical bank branch. Interfacing of websites with bank accounts, and by extension credit cards, was the biggest driver of ecommerce.
  • Online Ticketing
    Air tickets, movie tickets, train tickets, play tickets, tickets to sporting events, and just about any kind of tickets can be booked online. Online ticketing does away with the need to queue up at ticket counters.

Types of Ecommerce
Ecommerce can be classified based on the type of participants in the transaction:

  • Business to Business (B2B)
    B2B ecommerce transactions are those where both the transacting parties are businesses, e.g., manufacturers, traders, retailers and the like.
  • Business to Consumer (B2C)
    When businesses sell electronically to end-consumers, it is called B2C ecommerce.
  • Consumer to Consumer (C2C)
    Some of the earliest transactions in the global economic system involved barter — a type of C2C transaction. But C2C transactions were virtually non-existent in recent times until the advent of ecommerce. Auction sites are a good example of C2C ecommerce.

Benefits of Ecommerce
The primary benefits of ecommerce revolve around the fact that it eliminates limitations of time and geographical distance. In the process, ecommerce usually streamlines operations and lowers costs.

Specialized Forms of Ecommerce
On some platforms, ecommerce has shown the promise of explosive growth. Two such examples are:

  • Mcommerce
    Mcommerce is short for “mobile commerce.” The rapid penetration of mobile devices with Internet access has opened new avenues of ecommerce for retailers.
  • Fcommerce
    Fcommerce is short for “Facebook commerce.” The immense popularity of Facebook provides a captive audience to transact business.