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4 reasons to ditch your desktop

Posted by Alex Bailey On October - 30 - 2014ADD COMMENTS
Laptops on the internet

The desktop computer has enjoyed a long and fruitful run in offices and homes worldwide, but a new breed of technology is looking to change the nature (and size) of the game. Tablets, smartphones, and sleek laptops have emerged as competitors, and you may already be using them in your everyday business, replacing some of your desktop’s basic functions without knowing it. Those who rely on their desktop for retail or general business operations may find that their days with the large, traditional... (more...)

Desktop Computers Versus Mobile Devices: Who Wins?

Posted by Alex Bailey On October - 16 - 2014ADD COMMENTS
Smart phones

With the almost-daily marketing of a new laptop, tablet or smartphone, it’s easy to think of desktop computers as a thing of the past. However, there are still many benefits to having what we picture as the traditional computer. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of desktop computers: Power Whenever you shop for electronics, it’s important to think about what you’re actually going to use it for. The power of a device, be it a desktop computer, laptop or mobile unit, is particularly... (more...)

Dedicated servers: Tiered support levels

Posted by Alex Bailey On September - 22 - 2014ADD COMMENTS
Apache Webserver

If you’re used to shared hosting, switching to your first dedicated server can be a bit of a challenge. There are different types of dedicated servers, all with varying degrees of difficulty. Some leave all configuration responsibilities up to you, while others fully configure everything you need. Before you buy, it’s important to understand the differences between managed, semi-managed, and un-managed packages. Either way, you’re going to be in charge of an entire server and it’s important... (more...)

Setting up a secure WordPress website

Posted by Alex Bailey On September - 20 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

WordPress is among the most used blogging platform in the world. There are tens of millions of users with perhaps millions of plugins and themes to go along with it. For this reason, it’s also a large target when it comes to hackers. There are just as many exploits for both WordPress and plugins as there are users of it. There’s even automated hacks that will scan the internet and automatically exploit your outdated WordPress software. Many people getting in to the webmaster field don’t give... (more...)

How Technology Has Made Our Lives Smarter

Posted by Alex Bailey On September - 19 - 2014ADD COMMENTS
Laptop and the internet

The world is getting smarter as our devices get smarter and begin to infiltrate every last corner of our lives. Smartphones are smart but some of the innovations in the home, textile, urban and wellness spheres are downright brilliant. Tech is evolving all around us and we are evolving alongside it – sometimes changing our behavior based on data and sometimes completely altering our priorities. Consider the Nest thermostat. Once upon a time programmable thermostats needed to be programmed so at... (more...)

Uptime isn’t everything: Analyzing page load time

Posted by Alex Bailey On September - 17 - 20141 COMMENT

When picking out a web host there is more to it than uptime and how much bandwidth and disk space they offer. The biggest factor is often times the hardest to discern before actually registering an account. It’s so important that it will even play a large role in how well your websites will rank in Google. That’s right, it’s your website’s response time. However, there are a couple things to do to get an idea of how well your new server will respond. There’s also some things you can do... (more...)