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What is a Cloud Server and What Factors Affect Performance?

What is a Cloud Server and What Factors Affect Performance?

What is a Cloud Server? A Cloud server is server software that runs in a virtualised environment. Where instead of having one physical server to host websites or web applications for one company or individual. A cloud server is a virtual server that runs with other virtual servers on one or more physical machines managed…

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Top 5 Free WordPress Plugins

Top 5 Essential WordPress Plugins

Why do I need plugins? WordPress is a CMS (Content Management System) that is versatile in the way that it allows users to completely customise the CMS to any way that the user wants their site to function. One of the ways that WordPress does this is through the use of plugins, so here is a…

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23,000 HTTPS certificates to become invalid

23,000 HTTPS certificates to become invalid

What happened? 23,000 HTTPS certificates as of the 1st of March 2018 are to become invalid within 24 hours. What is an SSL certificate? What is an SSL certificate and why you should have an authorised SSL certificate? Why has this happened? Trustico, an SSL certificate provider, had compromised the security of these SSL certificates…

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Page Speed Is Now a Google Ranking Factor on Mobile

Page speed ranking factor on Google mobile searches

Starting July 2018 Google will start to use page speed as a SERP ranking factor. Despite Google using page speed as a ranking factor for a long time in the past on desktop searches, page speed on mobile was not a ranking factor, but Google stated on the 17th January 2018 that they intend to…

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July 2018 Chrome will show a “NOT SECURE” warning for HTTP sites

July 2018 Chrome will show a “NOT SECURE” warning for HTTP sites

What is a HTTP and HTTPS connection? HTTP stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol and is the way how data is sent from the user’s browser to the server where the website is hosted and vice versa. HTTPS stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure and works similarly to HTTP, but like the name suggests, transfers data in…

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