Monthly Archives: May 2013

How to Successfully Migrate into the Cloud?

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Cloud computing also often called as utility model in the cloud is gradually ascending the steps. According to IDC, a turning point in terms of its adoption by organizations was with 29% of companies that had adopted this model in the year 2012 and around 54% companies will adopt it in the year 2013.

There is no doubt that the economic context will always remain one of the main drivers of this model. Cloud computing allows companies to be much more agile in their business, gain speed when implementing the projects, minimize risks by eliminating upfront investments in IT and long-term contractual relationships, as well as ensure the capacity to adapt to the market needs. This allows companies to better face the future competitive conditions than the traditional model. read more

Clouds Future By 2015 : A Gartner Prediction and Its Interpretation

The term ‘Cloud’ isn’t new to anyone anymore. Neither has it remained new within the IT Industry. Rather it’s one of the most trending terms over the Internet today. The technology that was thought to be, was a couple of dedicated servers connected together within a single network, which resulted in the pooling of resources together. But today it has out-grown its core concept and has now evolved into a technology for just about everything. Where it was initially considered to be an IaaS & PaaS, now it’s SaaS, BYOD, Cloud of SAP, Cloud for ERP, Cloud for Storage and what not. read more

Setting Up WordPress on a Windows PC using WAMP Server

We’ve come across many enthusiasts, noobs & testers who’ve enquired about the ways to setting-up WordPress on a Windows based PC. So, for those who aren’t aware, setting-up WordPress locally would mean setting-up a local server or a localhost. There may be a number of reasons why anyone would want to do that in the first place. Some might me a theme developer who’d probably want to test the theme locally before making it live over the web, while others might be developing a plugin for WordPress which they’d like to test run before releasing it to the store. read more

Website Content Resolution and CSS

How to adjust content to the resolution of the visitor? What resolution should I choose?

Simply apply a relative width, which changes depending on the size of the Window and the screen of the visitor page. The most common is to use the body tag. If you use a #div or body tag to adjust the size of the page, use the below CSS code:

body {width: 100%;}

With the above code you page will take 100% of the Window, regardless of its size. Obviously  you can set the width you want such as 90%, 80%, etc… If you define a smaller width, it can focus with “margin auto”. read more

Ways In Which An Online Store Can Benefit From A Dedicated Server

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In order to get the best from the online store, it is important to equip it with the best. A wide range of factors have to be taken into consideration in order to ensure efficiency, productivity and smooth functioning of an online store for providing people with an exclusive online shopping experience. The most crucial factor for an online store is the web hosting solution as it backs up the functions of the online store, maintains the uptime and safeguards the online shopping process. The customers will prefer shopping online though your website only if it is convenient for them and if they feel comfortable sharing their personal information while making the online payment. The online store has to be up irrespective of the traffic volumes, this is one of the most crucial factors in retaining the customers. Selecting the right web hosting package is a difficult task for an online store owner as there are various web hosting options available like cloud hosting, VPS hosting, shared hosting and dedicated hosting. Among all these hosting options, dedicated server hosting is apt for an online store as it offers a huge magnitude of power, flexibility and an abundance of dedicated hosting resources. read more

Linux Plesk Server Exhausted of Free Disk Space After Trying To Download a Backup File

Applies To

  • Parallels Plesk Panel 11.x for Linux
  • Parallels Plesk Panel 10.x for Linux
  • Parallels Plesk Panel 9.x for Linux/Unix
  • Parallels Plesk Panel 8.x for Linux/Unix

Warning Sign

When you perform a system backup from the Parallels Plesk Control Panel, then after its completion you normally go to the Backup Manager and Click to download the current backup file. But sometimes file never get downloaded and you experience a slow  server performance.

Reason

The above situation occurs  most likely due to the unavailable free disk space on one of your partitions.

Explanation

If you have a small root partition:

[[email protected]/]# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/isw_Volume0p2
9.5G 6.1G 3.0G 68% /
/dev/mapper/isw_Volume0p6
437G 51G 364G 13% /var read more

How Small Businesses Can Benefit From The Cloud Technology?

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The cloud hosting platform is a popular one and it enables utilization of the cloud services through the internet. With cloud based hosting, instead of installing the software applications on the local workstations, you can utilize the resources to store and process the business data on the remote cloud servers. In simple words, when you conduct ‘business in the cloud’, your data is accessible over the internet through any computer connected to the network. Thereby, business can function from any part of the world. Cloud server hosting is also a crucial aspect when it comes to organizing the IT space. read more

VPS Hosting vs. Cloud Hosting

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Although the end product of both VPS and Cloud Hosting may seem similar, the functions, practices, and operations of these modes are very different. Sure, both ultimately provide a similar hosted solution; however, the way in which they work radically changes the final product.

VPS, or Virtual Private Server, refers to a web hosting plan in which the virtual server appears to users as a dedicated server, but is installed on a computer that serves numerous websites. As such, the physical server hardware is shared. That being said, VPS does not use a computer as a server. Instead, VPS works as software within a user’s personal computer and functions like a separate computer dedicated to each individual’s specific IT needs. In doing so, VPS acts as a middle ground between shared hosting (which has lower costs) and a dedicated server (which allows for complete control). In utilizing this mode, users are allotted in full configuration, customization, and administration as they would with a dedicated server; however, they do not have to pay for a dedicated server. Instead, the server is divided (virtually) into pieces, which still maintain the same functionality. This means that each user that utilizes VPS Hosting is assigned a specific piece of the system’s resources, which they then tailor to their needs. read more

Advantages of Hosting an ERP in the Cloud

ERP in the Cloud

What is an ERP System?

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a business management system, which is gaining a great value in industry especially with small medium enterprises (SMEs). Enterprises require planning, resource allocation, and project goals in order to achieve success. The ERP software plays a very crucial role in driving businesses towards success. Its most important benefits to businesses is the integration, automation, and ability of creating processes that simply allow companies to know how efficiently they are working. read more

Does Cloud Hosting Really Help with Mobile Banking Security?

Today, mobility plays a significant role in the growth of many sectors, may it be the health, education, tourism or IT sector. Day-by-day as the new technologies like cloud computing are emerging, more people are traction by it. With the help of emerging technologies banks worldwide are now able to offer home-based online banking and mobile banking services, providing customers with a handier manner to manage their banking transaction, saving their precious time, while at the same time improving efficiency and the quality of service. read more