Top 5 benefits of cloud hosting

Top 5 benefits of cloud hosting

Cloud hosting basically involves hosting your traffic on virtual servers which run on an interconnected cloud computing environment. Cloud servers have rapidly grown in popularity in recent times due to their innumerable benefits. No pesky physical servers! You do not need to rely on a physical, dedicated machine to handle your traffic as cloud hosting offers a far higher degree of security. Cloud hosting is shared by multiple interconnected serves that allows you to easily integrate extra servers without spending more on dedicated hosting services. There is not single point of failure with cloud. Massive scalability Cloud hosting offers a near unprecedented level of scalability, and you are guaranteed more server resources as and when you need them as long you purchase such plans. It is much easier to add disk space, memory, and computing power to a cloud environment. This is true for private clouds as well and ensure that your site will not crash if there is a sudden, unpredictable surge of activity on your site. Cost benefits In cloud, you are paying for exactly how much space you are using, and as you scale up, this amount will increase based on your storage requirements. Hence, you are basically not paying for any wasted space that you may not be using as is the case with physical servers, where you a fixed amount for a standard amount of space. Cloud environments are far more economically efficient and there is no redundant data storage. Stability In cloud, everything is interconnected, but a software problem in another environment cannot affect your environment and vice versa. If another uses overload...
6 Reasons Why Your Hosting Is Killing Your Business

6 Reasons Why Your Hosting Is Killing Your Business

Before starting iNode Cloud, I have been with Crazy Domain, Go Daddy and various other hosting companies only to be offered bad service and slow and inconsistent downtimes and there’s no shortage of web hosting companies that do this, Hence why i decided to start iNode Cloud. Sometimes web hosts have technical problems or make mistakes, but when should you stick it out and when should you cut your losses and move on? Here are the top six signs your web host isn’t up to the job. 1. Your website is flaky and keeps going down   No surprises here. If your website is unavailable or keeps throwing up errors, visitors will leave and not come back. Unless you’re offering something unique or already have a loyal following, this can kill your website in a very short time. Overloaded servers and inadequate networks are likely causes of problems with your web host. Sometimes a web hosting company will start strong but get progressively worse as it gains more customers; a victim of its own success. To be fair, it’s not always the fault of the web host. If your site is making unreasonable demands like using huge amounts of memory or processing time, there’s going to be trouble. Ideally, your web host will notice and prompt you to upgrade to a package with higher limits. The best ones will cover you if you get a sudden burst of traffic from the front page of Digg, and ask you to upgrade if it becomes a habit. Having too much traffic is a good problem to have, but if your site is not scaling, you should look...
Are you ready to build your e-commerce website?

Are you ready to build your e-commerce website?

The cloud is a relatively new concept, giving users the ability to store their files, programs, music, and more on a server or set of servers located offsite.  The cloud has revolutionized computing and shopping, enabling companies to post large volumes of merchandise online that give customers a great variety of products.  No more need for large hard drives or even personal server computers, no more expensive software. The cloud is accessible from any computer anywhere there is Internet access.  It’s not only a current technology, but it’s also widely expandable.  The world of e-commerce is changing the face of retail permanently as well.  Almost 80% of shoppers want to do their shopping online, and half of them like the option to pick up in store.  The ability of a retailer to be able to track their inventory accurately at every location is now more important than ever before, and the ability to report that information back to a shopper, no matter what time of day or night, relies on the cloud. It’s not just goods and merchandise bought online, either.  Auction places like eBay, travel agencies like Experia or Travelocity, and even investing and banking are now available online.  All of them are brought to you by the cloud.  E-commerce sites can be set up as supplements to other, more general websites, too.  Candidates for government office can have them as fundraising options.  Hairdressers can sell some of their hair products that way, as well. E-commerce is able to broaden the reach of a company well beyond a physical boundary, even globally.  That kind of reach would be...
Australian accountants head for the Cloud

Australian accountants head for the Cloud

Just as other countries have embraced the cloud for computer storage, Australia has shifted over to use the modern storage concept. In fact, as many as 69% of accountants in Australia have now started using cloud software, and the probability of that figure growing is high. Not surprisingly, perhaps, the younger accountants in the survey were more likely to embrace the cloud, while their older counterparts were a shade more reluctant. A recent survey of small and medium sized accounting firms showed that they really love and embrace using SaaS programs (software as a service).  Overall, as many as 27% of small and medium companies use cloud-based accounting programs and storage.  However, 60% haven’t even tried it yet, so the future for expansion is bright.  Even for those who didn’t use SaaS apps, they still liked the idea of the cloud, and are finding it to be revolutionary to the industry. There are two main programs that Australian accountants love – Xero and MYOB.  Accounting companies use 1.9 cloud-based apps on average, but 59% use two or more apps, so clearly this is a popular technology among those who have embraced it. Topping it all off, 96% of those surveyed who currently use the cloud plan to expand their use of it.  It helps make reporting much easier to store and share, leading to the increased use, as well as being able to access the SaaS software, saving money in the process.  Instead of each company having to purchase a full software suite, they can access what they need, usually for a small fee, on the Internet. Those who...
Is Your WordPress Website getting hacked? Here’s a guide to secure WordPress

Is Your WordPress Website getting hacked? Here’s a guide to secure WordPress

With WordPress powering 61% of CMS based websites, it has become a lucrative target for hackers. Google blacklisting for phishing and email blacklisting for spamming is quite common in WordPress hosting. A well maintained WordPress site is immune to hacking, but in shared hosting, the majority of WordPress websites will be un-patched, and vulnerable to hacking. Through a few simple strategies, it is possible to make WordPress immune to hacking. Securing the web server through web application firewalls The efficiency of a web application firewall largely depends on how quickly the firewall is able to include zero day WordPress exploits into their signature database. While commercial signatures gave close to 100% detection rates, free rules from Comodo, AtomiCorp, etc for the mod_security Apache module is good enough to prevent more than 95% of exploit attempts. Additionally, we were able to extend the malware detection capability of mod_security module by integrating it with ClamAV anti-virus software. Enabling auto-upgrade for WordPress installations Since WordPress v3.7, automatic security updates are switched on by default, and wouldn’t break anyone’s site. We further extended this feature by plugins like Advanced Automatic Updates, which can upgrade plugins and themes as well. For customers who chose security over extensive customization, the full-auto-upgrade worked very well in preventing website exploits. File upload scanning through FTP Compromised FTP accounts are another major source of malware uploads. Desktops, laptops and mobile devices get infected with trojans all the time, and web masters losing their FTP login details are a common cause of malware uploads. We put a block on this channel by deploying file upload scanners. For those web hosts...
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