Varnish Cache vs. NGINX Cache: Performance Comparison

If there is one common thing that every website owner tries to achieve today, it is essentially a fast loading website. Needless to say, the loading time largely contributes to retaining your site visitors, as well as, better search engine rankings. By adopting various techniques like optimizing images, integrating a Content Delivery Network (CDN), using the right caching server etc. site owners constantly endeavour to boost the page loading times of their sites. While all these measures are collectively beneficial, the point of discussion of this blog article is to particularly look at caching. Varnish Cache and NGINX Cache are […]

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what are containers

What are containers, and what are the benefits provided by containers?

One of the many challenges faced by web professionals is how to get their software to run efficiently and reliably while migrating from one IT environment to another. Now, this migration could be from a developer’s laptop to a testing environment, staging to a production environment or even a cloud environment. Obstacles surface when supporting software environment (or even the network topology for that matter) of the two is not the same. In such situations, containers are a viable option. What are containers? A container is a packaging mechanism in which applications can be separated from the environments in which […]

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WordPress 5.0 Features

WordPress is one of the most popular CMS platforms. It constantly evolves and releases new updates. This is one of the primary reasons why WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS) platform is very stable and user-friendly. It has a CMS market share of about 60%. The latest version of WordPress which is WP 5.0 is scheduled to release on  November 19th, 2018. We have been following the whole release schedule since its incubation about a year ago on November 15th, 2017 and if you would like a breakdown of the whole release process, take a look at the table […]

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What is a Content Management System (CMS)?

If you were to simply ask the question- What is a content management system (CMS), I would simply reply that a Content Management System (CMS) is a tool used for building websites and managing web content. It facilitates a set of integrated tools to allow tech-savvy as well as non-technical web publishers to create, manage and maintain content on a website. As the name suggests, Content Management is a system wherein a large amount of information about a product, service, topic or a field is created, curated, managed and finally published on the website. What is a CMS platform and […]

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role of cloud computing in iot

What is the role of cloud computing in IoT?

The Internet of Things (IoT) has gradually transformed the way daily tasks are completed. Take smart homing for instance. People can start their cooling devices remotely through their mobile phones. This earlier used to be possible via an SMS, but today the internet has made it easier. Apart from providing smarter solutions for homes and housing communities, IoT has also been used as a tool in business environments across various industries. However, with the amount of big data that is generated by IoT, a lot of strain is put on the internet infrastructure. This has made businesses and organizations look […]

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How to start a blog and make money- Part II

Welcome to the second part of ‘How to start a blog and make money’. In the first part, we discussed how you can get started with a blog and the advantages of becoming an affiliate. In this article, we discuss the monetization tactics used by bloggers in detail and why affiliate marketing is a much better monetization strategy than CPM/CPC or selling private ads. But before we talk about the same, let us understand why blogging has become a worthy source of income and what are the advantages of the same. By now, I’m sure that you would have a […]

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what is ceph storage system

What is Ceph Storage?

Enterprises deploying cloud web hosting needed storage solutions that can help them manage critical business data. With the rise of open source software and high-performance storage systems, their penetration into cloud technology became imminent. Underlining this principle of high-performance storage systems for fast compute speed, Ceph storage was formed. What is Ceph Storage? Ceph is an open source software put together to facilitate highly scalable object, block and file-based storage under one whole system. The clusters of Ceph are designed in order to run commodity hardware with the help of an algorithm called CRUSH (Controlled Replication Under Scalable Hashing). This […]

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What is the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org ?

Many web professionals old and new, have always had their share of doubts when it came to WordPress.com vs WordPress.org. Though they may have some points in common there are many differences between the two that can be leveraged in order to make the most out of them. Hence, for any web pro who is serious about leveraging WordPress as a tool to build a website or publish content, it becomes imperative to know the difference between the two. This article seeks to lay emphasis on what is WordPress.com and WordPress.org, what their pros and cons are, what is the […]

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