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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NGINX vs Apache: What sets them apart

Apache and Ngnix are two of the most popular open source web servers today. These web servers power most of the websites hosted over the internet and can handle a vast variety of workload. Although it may seem like these two are similar and provide the same output, they differ in their performance and working. In this article, we will cover the basics of these two web servers and the difference between Apache and Nginx that set them apart. Apache: Apache HTTP Server or Apache as it is usually called was created in the year 1995 by Robert McCool. It […]

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Wireflows – What They Are and How They Can Transform Your Design Deliverables

Wireframes and flowcharts are often the first things UX designers use when spinning their magic. When designing web pages, a wireframe is used to convey the basic layout of the page, with clear demarcations for what goes where. Flowcharts are immensely useful at describing user task flows and back-end processes, depicting the detailed path the web page will take depending on the user input. Together, these deliverables map the user experience journey in terms of direction, route, as well as, the appearance. Sounds adequate enough, right?   However, things get a little complex when we are designing mobile apps. Mobile […]

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Cross Browser Testing: What, Why and How to Test your WordPress Website

The growing popularity of mobile phones, laptops and tablets has led us to browse the internet for viewing various websites like social media, e-commerce etc using these devices, as opposed to the past when we only used a desktop to surf the internet. It is this trend that has made responsive website design extremely important. Every product developed needs to be tested both for the hardware and software, and a website is no exception. In this article, we’ll cover the software side of things – testing our website if it is compatible on different browsers the user will open it […]

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New gTLD Report – November 2018

With the Black Friday and Cyber Monday mania in November, there were plenty of reasons for the increase in the numbers of new gTLDs registered during the month. One of the new gTLDs driving the numbers was .ONLINE that witnessed a massive jump of 1200% in its registrations. Let’s dive in further to know which new gTLDs made it to the top and helped fuel a 60% jump in the total registrations of the new gTLDs in November. Here’s a peek into the top 15 new gTLDs during the month of November: New gTLD Report – November 2018 Infogram *Registration Numbers […]

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WordPress Podcasting – A Definitive Guide for Business Websites

    These days, there are thousands of different ways to broadcast yourself and promote your business online. Blogging, YouTube, Podcasting, Instagram and Snapchat are some of the best ways to highlight your business. These options are overwhelming, and you may not be able to promote your business on every platform. The success mantra states- wherever you shine, that’s the medium you should focus on! This simply means, what suits your business is what you need to continue to promote your brand online. Podcasting is one such medium that modern businesses are taking into serious considerations. This audio form is […]

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Importance of Anchor Link and How to Add it to your WordPress

We have covered the different kinds of linking a lot on our blog, right from internal linking to backlinking for SEO purposes. However, there is another type of linking and this isn’t really related to SEO or how to boost your website ranking but is equally important as it can improve the user experience on your website. These links are known as anchor links. In this article, we’ll cover what is an anchor link, benefits of anchor linking and how to create anchor links. So let us begin! What is an Anchor Link? Anchor links also known as jump tag/jump […]

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How to Choose the Best URL Structure for Global E-Commerce SEO

Every day, more and more customers are making purchases from e-commerce websites. In fact, the global online market is expected to grow significantly over the next few years, reaching nearly $4.9 billion by 2021. When you are working to expand to global markets, you need to approach the SEO aspect on a local level. Regardless of how big or small, your operation is, localization is critical for website visibility. This process involves everything from using location-specific keywords, understanding how the search engines work in different areas, and how certain demographics navigate the web. If you’ve got a business idea that […]

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