Digitized information is very easy to lose. This simple rule is known not only by developers but also by ordinary users. That is why the task of preserving digital data is extremely urgent for any owner of computer equipment. This can be done using a backup. This feature allows you to create copies of both individual files on the computer and server, as well as their entirety. Moreover, today it is possible to copy even disk volumes or operating systems.

Pros and cons of backup

The main advantage of backup is the ability to quickly restore any data. But a backup (this is what it…


What is hosting

Hosting for a website is a service providing facilities for posting information about a website on a special web server. Such placement is necessary so that visitors can always go to the resource and find it on the Internet.

Shared hosting is a type of hosting in which many websites are located on one web server. Often the terms “ hosting” and “ virtual hosting” are used interchangeably. The benefits of this service include the following.

Low price. Shared hosting is the cheapest type of hosting that attracts most of the customers.

No need to administer the server. To manage…


In modern site building, a lot depends on the correct choice of software for the site, the so-called “engine”. In this mini-review, I will dwell in more detail on the pros and cons of the WordPress CMS. During several years of work as a developer and SEO-optimizer, I have dealt with different engines: Joomla, ModX, Opencart, Drupal, WordPress, WebAssyst, etc. And I can state the following: there are no ideal engines. This is due to the fact that the very concept of “site” is very conditional. The same word can mean a project worth tens of thousands of dollars and…


Each of us wants to get instant access to information. This is confirmed by research: procrastination is not encouraged on the web. According to Google Developers, users close a site if it takes longer than 2.5 seconds to load. The reason for the result is clear — the Internet is full of information and product offers.

Imagine you are looking for a business lunch delivery. Hunger is already creeping in, and your only desire is to quickly place an order and return to work tasks. Will you wait for one of the many shipping options to load?

Hosting affects the…


Email phishing examples Are you sure that email from UPS is actually from UPS? (Or Costco, BestBuy, or the myriad of unsolicited emails you receive every day?) Companies and individuals are often targeted by cybercriminals via emails designed to look like they came from a legitimate bank, government agency, or organization. In these emails, the sender asks recipients to click on a link that takes them to a page where they will confirm personal data, account information, etc.

What is phishing?
This technique is called phishing, and it’s a way hackers con you into providing your personal information or account data…


Software RAID vs Hardware RAID: Which to Choose
Software RAID vs Hardware RAID: Which to Choose

RAID is a redundant array of disks. It is a way to virtualize multiple independent hard drives into one or more arrays to improve performance, capacity, and reliability. RAID can be implemented either with a dedicated controller (Hardware RAID) or with an operating system driver (Software RAID).

Hardware RAID

Benefits:

Hardware RAID is a specialized processing system that uses RAID controllers or cards to manage the RAID configuration regardless of the operating system. The RAID controller does not take processing power from the drives it manages. Thus, more space and speed can be used to read and write data. It can run on…


Servers not always are stable: DDos attack, cracking of access to the business page. At once because of failure on hosting it is possible to lose all practices, selections of plugins. Also articles to be removed.

Recovery of files — excess waste of time and money. It is important to create a backup and to store it not on the server. The remote hosting not always helps with “rollback”. Therefore, as storage the cloudy disk, for example, OneDrive, Google Drive will approach.

Faulty website or problematic access to it:

  • reduces site positions in the search engine;
  • reduces income and undermines…


How to migrate from CentOS 8 to CentOS stream

CentOS Options

Following the recent announcement of CentOS 8 to migrate from CentOS 8 to CentOS Stream, this widely used Linux distribution is moving to an intermediate version of RHEL for development. Essentially, CentOS 8 is becoming an early release distribution for RHEL. As CentOS moves from a subsequent distribution to the stable version of RedHat to be essentially a pre-release version of RHEL, many users are looking for alternatives to replace their current operating systems with a long-term stable platform beyond RHEL and IBM who own RedHat.

CentOS Announcement

The future of the CentOS project is CentOS Stream, and over the next…


CentOS — can be decrypted as Community Enterprise Operating System and it is 100% rebuild of RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux). While RHEL costs money, CentOS is offered as a free, community-supported enterprise Linux distribution. Developers and companies that are good at Linux and don’t want to pay for RHEL support have always chosen CentOS to save money and get enterprise-grade software. However, the free ride is over. Red Hat announced that CentOS Linux 8, as a rebuild of RHEL 8, will end in 2021. …


Installing plugins from the WordPress Dashboard is so easy that you probably never need to know how to manually install a plugin via FTP. But this method is still useful to know if the WordPress plugin directory is defective or not available.

Steps to install a plugin

  1. Go to the Plugins page on the WordPress Plugin Directory website.
  2. Click the red download button to transfer the plugin zip file to your computer
  3. Unzip the downloaded plugin files.
    All plugins that have been downloaded from the plugins directory are usually in .zip format. Most operating systems (eg Mac, Microsoft Windows, Ubuntu, etc.) have installed software that…

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