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...
What is Docker? & Why you should use it.

What is Docker? & Why you should use it.

If you’re a developer or work in IT, you’ve likely heard of Docker. It’s a  3 year old open source technology that has grown exponentially during its existence. And now, it’s beginning to turn heads in even the most regulated industries. First let’s explore what Docker actually is for those that are unfamiliar. “Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications,” according to the Docker website. The technology consists of two tools, the Docker Engine and the Docker Hub. The Docker Engine is a, “portable, lightweight runtime and packaging tool,” while Docker Hub is a, “cloud service for sharing applications and automating workflows.” The technology is particularly appealing for developers because it is now easier than ever to make sure you develop, test and deploy using the same environment as your colleagues, resulting in less issues caused by differences or missing libraries. Docker also offers developers the flexibility to quickly run their apps anywhere, whether its on laptops, VMs or QA servers. More simply put, “Docker helps developers build and ship higher-quality applications, faster.” Sysadmins are finding the technology useful as well, because of the ability to standardize development environments among other reasons. “Docker helps sysadmins deploy and run any app on any infrastructure, quickly and reliably.” Docker seems to be on the same disruption path as GitHUB, which shook the source control systems, or more lately, how composer “revolutionized” the way we deploy components of a PHP and Symfony application. On the business side, the benefits may be huge. By simplifying the way we deploy apps and creating more manageable...
Web Hosting Terminologies 101

Web Hosting Terminologies 101

Finding the right web hosting company can be a challenging task, but it can be especially challenging for beginners looking to host a website for the first time. Today I started thinking about the the terminology that I often throw around in meetings and I realized that many individuals may not completely understand the web hosting “lingo”.  To help those who may not be a expert in web hosting have a better understanding of the products in which they are purchasing I have decided to write an article explaining the sometimes misunderstood web hosting language. This article is written for beginners; I will explain each term to the simplest degree possible for an easy understanding you may can comment below. Bandwidth Controls the amount of traffic your website can handle – Tip:  The higher the bandwidth the better CGI A simple script that processes data submitted by a website visitor – Example:  Most online forms (enter name, address, phone, etc.) use CGI. CGI-BIN The place on a web server where CGI scripts are stored Cpanel The tool that allows you to control information on your web server Dedicated Hosting A more expensive form of web hosting.  Cheaper hosting plans share a web server with others who are hosting websites.  Dedicated hosting allows a user to have his/her own server.  Increased server speeds and less server downtime can be expected with a dedicated hosting plan. Disk Space See “Hosting Space” below Domain Name A domain name is the actual name of the website that must be entered in a address bar to access a website –Example:  www.inodecloud.com is our domain name. Firewall A security...
What is blogging in this tech savvy online marketing world?

What is blogging in this tech savvy online marketing world?

Kappy “the nerd” Prasad and I met up with a friend last week by the name of Edward Zia who happens to own “Excellenceabove” a sales and marketing strategic mentoring business. Ed’s years of experience and wealth of knowledge in this space brought us to have conversations around blogging and its potential to grow businesses. He said it’s not only a great way to stay in touch with clients but to be able to share our experiences and knowledge around start-ups, technology, marketing, design and many other interesting and engaging topics. Wow I thought to myself that’s a great idea and I’ve always shared my experiences, knowledge and ideas’ with my friends and other entrepreneurs it would be great to facilitate this to the wider community and online! So okay great! Kappy and I are going to start writing blogs, but we have one problem. Both of us Kappy more than I have strong Information Technology background, him being the awesome programmer and developer, and I having studied Information Systems with a hint of marketing. English literature isn’t really any of our strengths but the more we do it the better we’ll become (So please bear with us and our English capabilities, I promise they’ll get better). Great so how do we go about doing it? How long will it take us to write these blogs, what exactly can they do for us? Will people read them or think its rubbish? To answer these questions I started doing my research into it as suggested by Ed. There are some similar yet different definitions of blogging. Blogging can be a...
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