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...
Greener Hosting With iNode

Greener Hosting With iNode

In the world of hosting, “Green Hosting” seems to have a variety of definitions that sometimes include using renewable energy sources but in general means being more environmentally friendly. iNode Cloud servers are hosted at the Equinix datacenter in Sydney which has been designed by green in mind. Here are three reasons iNode Cloud hosting equates to Greener Hosting: 1. Less physical space = smaller data centers = less industrial building. Because of the higher densities of cloud server models, the overall data center structure can be smaller, requiring less land space taken up and less building materials to be used in construction. 2. Fewer physical servers. Allocating a physical server for every project need obviously requires quite a few resources to be consumed during the manufacturing process of the hardware. Some of these materials are recyclable, but not all, and even then just because something is recyclable doesn’t mean it’s ideal to consume those resources in the first place. iNode Cloud servers greatly reduces the need for hardware production, as multiple projects can exist on a single cloud server. 3. Lower power use. Data centers use a lot of power. I’ve read criticism of data centers by environmentalists – and that’s justified to an extent – especially with older data centers that haven’t been updated and are less efficient. iNode Cloud servers consume only a small portion of the power that a physical dedicated hosting server requires. Utilization of our cloud server hosting is a much more efficient model for power consumption, whether utility provided or renewable. More information can be found at the Equinix Website If you want a greener...
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...
Basics of Configuring WordPress

Basics of Configuring WordPress

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today.There are a few parts to WordPress. You’re in good company if you use WordPress to publish on the web. Many famous blogs, news outlets, music sites, Fortune 500 companies and celebrities are using WordPress, even our inodecloud.com site uses WordPress.  WordPress is 100% free to download and use and once you downloaded the package file there is a few steps installed to configure it, but today i will only be explaining the main file and folder structures that you should familiarize yourself with. This is not following the wizard guide and is merely a guide to the code level organization of wordpress and how to configure it via code. You will need a FTP client such as filezilla or what i use Coda 2 which is a FTP & Code editor for Macs or Notepad++ to configure wordpress. The main wordpress directory contains all the necessary files required to run the wordpress system. In your main directory (it might be called httpdocs, public_html or www directory) this contains a main configuration called wp-config.php, this configures the database under line 17. Which looks like below: // ** MySQL settings – You can get this info from your web host ** // /** The name of the database for WordPress */ define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘DATABASE_NAME’); /** MySQL database username */ define(‘DB_USER’, ‘DATABASE_USERNAME’); /** MySQL database password */ define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘DATABASE_PASSWORD’); /** MySQL hostname */ define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); /** Database Charset to use in...
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