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What is Localhost?

Localhost is a name of local computer in any computer network. In another words, if you try to type localhost into your browser, it tries to connect to your own computer, typically on port 80, which is reserved for  providing web pages. Note that every time you time in a web page, browser itself put a hidden port, which is, as we written before, 80. It is the same, as write www.google.com:80, where you specify a concrete port to be connected. Localhost is exact, and always same, DNS name for your computer, and is typically used by servers to identify and targe itself. For example, when computer tries to determine its own IP address (public address), it can try to ,,ping” itself by calling ,,ping localhost” – every computer know that. Without localhost, no computer would be easily informed about many important information about itself.

2000 web hosting plans compared on a single page

ProviderPlan name
Cost / mo

HDD

Bandwidth
CountryUptime
gigalayer.co.keColossalHUF1,888 200GB20GBSouth Africa South Africa99.684%
Description: create cloud server, cloud based server hosting, cloud application server
lostinspacehosting.comMercuryHUF1,409 300GB10GBUnited States United States99.275%
Description: ruby server monitoring, gfi server monitor, wow mop private server
hostbreak.comPersonalHUF817 Unlimited2GBPakistan Pakistan99.214%
Description: cloud based server backup solutions, server monitoring tool, cloud hosted servers
Alfahosting GmbHReseller Plan BHUF6,461 Unlimited350GBGermany Germany99.953%
Description: online server monitor, dedicated server with cpanel, create a cloud server
icdsoft.comEconomyHUF1,691 1GB20GBUnited States United States99.141%
Description: dedicated server hosting australia, cloud based server backup, server backups
perronhosting.comUnlimitedHUF1,944 UnlimitedUnlimitedCANADA99.285%
Description: server monitor android, raid server recovery, sql server recovery
hostingowner.comAdvancedHUF5,838 10GB100Gb 99.32%
Description: exchange server monitoring, windows server recovery, server monitoring
canhost.caLevel 1HUF2,790 DynamicDynamicCANADA99.955%
Description: running wordpress on windows server, linux server monitoring, windows 2008 server backup
tullnet.comStarterHUF3,672 10GB100MB 99.723%
Description: cloud file servers, sql server backup strategy, small business server backup solutions
zzhosting.comBudgetHUF1,099 5GB100GBUnited States United States99.56%
Description: systems management server, windows cloud servers, cloud backup servers
Webpresence GmbHStaticStartHUF995 Unlimited100 MBGermany Germany99.711%
Description: best server backup solution, server cloud canada, cost of cloud server
cutabovehost.comTurbo 2HUF2,790 100GB10GBUnited States United States99.979%
Description: xen server backup, monitor windows server performance, server backup solution
http://www.neomezeny-webhosting.cz/Neomezený multihostingHUF3,124 750GB999GBCzech Republic Czech Republic99.785%
Description: back up servers, server on cloud, cloud server setup
tsohost.comLiteHUF441 5GB500MB 99.161%
Description: cloud server host, cloud server services, server disaster recovery
50megs.comStarterHUF1,663 10GB1GBUnited States United States99.917%
Description: how to backup server, performance monitor windows server 2008 r2, monitoring server performance
Web-Service4USpar 5G+HUF259 Unlimited4,88GBGermany Germany99.904%
Description: online server backup solutions, monitoring server software, cloud vs server
asphostportal.comHost OneHUF1,606 5GB60GBUnited States United States99.328%
Description: server image backup, sql server backup table, cloud virtual servers
http://www.web4ce.cz/STARTHUF487 Unlimited5.1GBCzech Republic Czech Republic99.045%
Description: cloud server solutions, window server backup, cloud backup for servers
Celeros Online KGWebhosting Business LHUF9,693 Unlimited100GBGermany Germany99.542%
Description: hp server monitoring software, australian dedicated server hosting, servermonitor
m2host.com/ExpertHUF2,747 UnlimitedUnlimited99.331%
Description: server network monitoring software, windows server 2003 installation, server network monitoring
asmallorange.comStart UpHUF5,636 600GB40GBIndia India99.625%
Description: server backup system, online server backups, cloud based mail server
islandnet.comGoldHUF7,017 20GB5GBCANADA99.537%
Description: online server backup, windows server backup system state, cloud plex server
Loomes AG (Deutschland)Loomes Mail PlatinHUF1,613 Unlimited1000 MBGermany Germany99.386%
Description: cloud server provider, server monitoring dashboard, simple server monitoring
wantingawebsite.comSilverHUF1,432 4GB400MB 99.964%
Description: cloud servers reviews, server 2008 image backup, sql server with check option
FSIT AGWeb Piccolo 10GBHUF2,259 Unlimited10GBGermany Germany99.749%
Description: backblaze server backup, creating a cloud server, web server monitoring tools
LCube - Professional HostingSVNOnly StarterHUF1,128 Unlimited1,46GBGermany Germany99.127%
Description: cloud server costs, windows server 2003 group policy editor, best server backup
nuvodev.comPersonalHUF423 10GB1GBIndia India99.978%
Description: cloud backup server, datacenter server architecture, online backup servers
Christo.Net InternetserviceWebhost Classic I für nur 12.90 €/MonatHUF4,169 Unlimited5GBGermany Germany99.948%
Description: server backup tools, server cloud, server performance monitoring
bizhostnet.comSmall BusinessHUF7,876 UnlimitedUnlimited99.604%
Description: web server monitoring, build a cloud server, windows server 2008 system restore


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Keyword analysis "www g"

Date: 2017-10-09, 2 months ago

Or: when looking for "g" - I recently found this interesting phrase in the report for the most searched words in US. Working with my favourite analytics tool Semrush, I came across the phrase "www g" - with its search for 246,000 entries a year in the US, it is one of the most searched phrase. It can be assumed that it is searched mainly by users, who wanted to enter www.google.com or its local variant. Either they clicked faster or they know that they will still appear with Google search and offer their address in one of the first places.

From an IT employee's point of view, it's interesting that users know that the URL addresses are written with www, but they do not enter a dot. This suggests they obviously really want to look for www.google.com and not enter it directly. This is indicative of incomplete IT literacy, because they would have much more secure search results by simply typing "google" into the search line.

In the end, the funny fact may be, that in most cases, these people have default search settings set on Google in their browser, so they do not even have to search for the site itself and just enter what they really want to look for, such as "online monitoring" for their blog.

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A great notebook not only on the road. The Aspire S13 has almost no flaws

Date: 2017-10-19, 2 months ago

Matte display, backlit keyboard, lasting over 8 hours of real operation, weight 1300 grams. Acer Aspire S13 on paper looks like an ideal notebook. Although we've come up with some negatives, it's one of the most successful machines on the market. And at a reasonable price.

Made for everyday wear

S13 looks great on paper. The matte 13 "full-HD IPS display, backlit keyboard, double-sided USB-C port, 14.6 mm thick and 1.3 kg make it an ideal everyday companion. i5 and 256GB SSD storage as well as Intel Core i7 and 512GB SSD storage, with 8GB of memory available.

Laptop design is very nice, crinkled surface (same as the white version, less noticeable) but it helps to cling dirt.

At first glance everything looks great. The board around the keyboard is aluminium, the matt finish of the entire notebook is resistant to fingerprints, the palmrests are pleasantly cool even with longer work, and the silver edges (aluminium cut) give a pleasantly luxurious look. The display cover is interestingly "knotted", but especially in the white version it get easily dirty.

The lid with the display is pleasantly strong despite the tiny thickness, and the stronger push cannot be seen on the display. The stiffness of the flipped display is not ideal, but nobody can wear it at the corner of the display, and after snapping it, it rests on the chassis and has no way to bend. I should only have some arguments about the strangely unmatched front and back of the display cover, the fingernail can be inserted between them and I would not think much work to simply disassemble the display.

On the side of the notebook, there are two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 3.1 (with two-sided C connector) and an unmachined HDMI port. And also a combined headphone / microphone port and SDXC card reader.

Ventilator

The combination of a thin body and relatively powerful processors has one drawback - the heat produced must be taken away somewhere. While the passive-cooled Alpha 12 convertible tablet was able to radiate the heat through the entire surface of the metal screen, here (from the keyboard part where the radiator is not radiating) the heat is carried away by the classic fan. And because it's tiny, it's spinning fast. And because it rotates quickly, its working tone is not pleasant. It's hard to know about normal work (internet, office), but when more power is needed, it's not loud but unpleasant.

About display

The display has wide viewing angles, a nice sharp drawing and, above all, it is matte. It is pleasant looking at it even under the dim light conditions, which also helps with high brightness.

But a good software feature (which you can install with any third-party application on any laptop) is the Bluelight Shield, which reduces the blue colour of the display - resulting in less eye fatigue for longer work. The picture is yellowish (the black version of the laptop was better, than the white - here the white border around the screen keeps you focus on the yellowish white tone), but the eyes are subjectively less tired and irritated, especially at night work the night. Of course, do not forget to turn it off, for example, when editing photos.

Built-in camera quality does not deviate from the average, you can see at the image that a powerful electronic noise suppression is used, which somewhat eliminates the artwork. The microphone is moderately sensitive, the voice reads clearly in a busier environment, but with a little strange tone of voice.

The speakers are quite good, the higher centres and the heights are played well, sharply and in detail, unfortunately there are almost no of lower mid and bass, so listening to music without separate speakers or headphones should be avoided.

Performance tests

Both notebooks are equipped with the latest generation Skylake processors, the lower configuration is the i5-6200U, the higher is about the i7-6500U. In the lower configuration, you'll find a 256GB SSD from Kingston, a higher 512GB SSD from Samsung. Both notebooks have 8 GB of memory and 45.3 Wh battery.

The test results show that the power difference between i5 and i7 is not essential in everyday use - if you cannot save your computer often, you can save it. But the limit may be only 256GB of lower version storage space.

Conclusion

The Aspire S13 has succeeded Acer, many compromises resulting from the thin structure he managed to remove, the damage only to areas of noisier cooling, not so ideal touchpad and in case of white version - quite big power adapter.

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Brief introduction to Google Compute Engine

Date: 2018-02-13, 1 months ago

Definition

Google Compute Engine(GCE) refers to infrastructure as a provision part of Google Cloud constructed on worldwide infrastructure for running YouTube, Gmail, and Google's exploration engines. Highly on demand virtual machines are easily launched by Google Compute Engine. Consumers unveil virtual machines (VMs) from custom images or standard images. Google Compute Engine customers must confirm based on OAuth 2.0. GCE can be accessed through the Command –line interface(CLI), RESTful API or Developer Console.

Features of Google Compute Engine

  • Predefined Machine Types

(GCE) provides already defined virtual machine confirmations for all needs ranging from micro situations to those with up to 160 vCPUs and 3.75 TB of system memory.

  • Persistent Disk

Network storage of up to 64 TB can be fixed to Virtual Machines as persistent disks. You can also form persistent disks in SSD or HDD designs. In instances of VM termination, the persistent disk holds data and can be fixed to another instance. Also, you can snapshot your persistent disk and make a new persistent disk using the details on the picture.

  • Custom machine types

Make virtual machines using the shape that is convenient for your jobs, for example vCPU and memory. Through tailoring a Consumer Machine Type to your exact desires you can gather important savings.

  • Transparent Maintenance

Our Live Migration technology and inventive datacenters allow proactive structure conservation, therefore enhancing security and trustworthiness. As much as your Virtual Machines are extremely loaded, your live VMs are mechanically transferred to adjacent hosts, while fundamental host machines undergo conservation. You will not be required to reboot your VMs because of host software updates or some classes of noticeable hardware letdown.

  • Local SSD

Compute Engine gives often-encrypted local solid-state drive (SSD) block storage. In comparison with persistent disks, local disks are different because they are physically joined to the server that host virtual machine therefore offering very high input or output operations per second (IOPS). Also, unlike persistent disks, Local SSD offers low latency. Local SSD of sizes up to 3 TB are available for any Virtual Machine with not less than 1 vCPU.

  • Batch Processing

You can economically run batch and big compute jobs by means of Preemptible VMs. Absence of contracts or reservations and fixed pricing ease it; just check a box when you develop the Virtual Machine and switch them off once work is finished.

  • Linux & Windows Support

Run your selection of OS, including CentOS, SUSE, CoreOS, Debian, Red Hat, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, or windows Server 2008 R2,2012RS, and 2016. In addition, you can utilize shared pictures of the Cloud Platform community or come with yours.

  • Global Load Balancing

This technology assists you disseminate incoming demands through pools of instances across many regions, thus you can attain throughput, accessibility at minimal cost and outstanding performance.

  • Compliance and security

Every data written to persistent disk in Compute Engine is converted on the fly and then transferred and stored in encoded nature. Also, GCE has accomplished SSAE-16, ISO 27001, SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 accreditations, indicating our obligation to information safety.

  • Per-Second Billing

These are for Google bill in second-level increases. You only pay for the compute time that you utilize.

  • Automatic Discounts

Through Sustained Use Discounts, we automatically offer you reduced prices for long-term jobs, also you do not have to pay up-front commitment fee or sign-up fee.

 

  • Commitment savings

By Dedicated Use Discounts you can save up to 57% with no instance-type lock in or upfront charges.

 

  • Containers

Run, direct and orchestrate Docker containers on Compute Engine VMs using Google Kubernetes Engine.

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Overview of Amazon machine learning technologies

Date: 2018-03-06, 1 months ago

Machine learning is a powerful approach to make use of historical data in improving business decisions. In the application, algorithms analyse patterns buried in data to create predictive models. The predictive models come in handy when trying to understand future possibilities. It would be plausible to use machine learning to predict the behavior of a customer based on their past interactions and thus target them more effectively.

Amazon machine learning

Amazon offers its managed machine learning service for the purpose of building predictive models, making predictions, and supporting the development of a robust and scalable smart process. It has a powerful technology foundation that is easy for anyone to use, without the requirement for a complex understanding of machine learning algorithms and techniques.

Building machine learning models using Amazon Machine Learning involves three major steps: analysis of data, training models, evaluating models. Data analysis is the process of computing and visualizing data distribution to suggest transformations and optimize model training. Model training extracts predictive patterns from transformed data and stores them. Evaluation is the process of testing the accuracy of derived models.

What makes Amazon Machine Learning so useful is the combination of powerful machine learning algorithms with tools for visual interpretation. Together, they make the process of creation, evaluation and deployment of machine learning models very easy. It has built-in data transformation capability that seamlessly transforms data input into quality predictive models. It further incorporates a console for evaluation and fine-tuning of models that identify weaknesses and strengths to help improve performance and meet business goals.

Key features

Integrated with AWS Services

Integrating data int the machine learning console on Amazon is easy if it is already located in AWS cloud. Alternatively, you can import CSV files in Amazon S3 or query Amazon Redshift or RDS for MySQL databases to use in your machine learning models.

Visualization and exploration of data

Accurate predictive models require that the data is accurate, which is often not true in real-world datasets that are mostly inconsistent. By using interactive charts on Amazon Machine Learning, it is possible to visualize and explore data sets. That way, it is easy to understand the content and distribution of available data to spot any missing or incorrect sets.

Model Evaluation and Interpretation

There are two ways that make it very easy to understand the performance of the model: visualization of model behaviour and integration of quality standard metrics. Amazon has tools to help in the interpretation of predictions, for instance, by classifying purchases as either legitimate or fraudulent. It also helps fine-tune the results to provide the optimal results for your application.

Modelling APIs

Amazon Machine Learning has the API endpoints for the modelling and management of new predictive models for data inside your systems. It is thus possible to automate model creation using the latest data available in your database.

Machine Learning Algorithms

The machine learning algorithms employed by Amazon are robust and scalable, implemented according to the latest industry standards. It is very easy for developers to create models to deal with binary classification, multi-class attributes or regression models. A binary classification can be used to detect spam comments in a website. Multi-class models can determine the route for customer requests such as billing or support. Regression models can anticipate future interactions.

Data Transformations

Amazon Machine Learning incorporates common ML data transformations. There is an effort to make suggestions on the transformation model to be applied for users to adjust the transformations applied to their data during model training.

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Top 5 MySQL database alternatives

Date: 2018-04-04

MySQL is a highly versatile, secure and very capable relational database system that is used for all kinds of applications. Anyone who has used it would agree that it offers excellent tools and features, hence an exceptional cost/benefit ratio, not just because it is a free database management system, but also because it has modest hardware requirements.

Should a time come when your first database management system choice may not work out, or you just want to give something new a try, here are five of the best alternatives to MySQL.

1. MariaDB MariaDB is possibly the closest anyone can get to using MySQL without actually using it, largely because it was developed by the same team that created MySQL. What makes this database system most preferred over other MySQL alternatives is that it is easy to install and use and it comes with core components of MySQL including server optimizations, alternate storage engines, and patches. It is a very secure in that it merges all MySQL patches with every update, and major releases coming every nine months.

MariaDB has one major downside: the database system does not have a password complexity plugin which makes it less safe.

2. Postgre SQL Another highly recommended alternative to MySQL is Postgre SQL. It is also an open-source database management system boasting of 15+ years of active development. If you are looking for a database program that is customizable enough to allow developers to define their own custom data types, while supporting operators and functions within the framework, then Postgre may be just what you are looking for. The system offers advanced tools and features such as a rules (query rewrite) system, database events and table inheritance among others.

With Postgre, a developer has the option to run procedures stored in up to 11 different programming languages including Python, Java, C, C++, Perl, Ruby, Tcl, and its own pgSQL or PL. Note, however, that this DBMS reportedly encounters problems in environments with high transaction rates.

3. SQLite

Since it debuted in the year 2000, SQLite has grown to become the most widely used database management system in the world. It is so dependable that some top tech companies including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple use it exclusively. Each release guarantees improved security and reliability and the developers of the system are known to be honest and straightforward about any of its potential shortcomings.

The top reasons why SQLite is so popular is that it does not have any separate server process, it has a cross-platform file format, and a compact library that performs faster with more memory. However, this system is not suitable for use in high volume websites, large datasets, or in client/server applications. Note that SQLite also does not come with a user management.

4. MongoDB

When it was founded in 2007, MongoDB was referred to as 'the database for giant ideas' and it was backed by Intel Capital, Fidelity Investments, and The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. among others. What made this system a hit among developers and end users is its document validation capabilities, unique encrypted storage engine and the fact that it is an open source system.

MangoDB is mostly used on mobile applications, content management systems, and product catalogs thanks to its real-time in-memory storage engine, and ease of use. When you try this DBMS, you will discover that it does not require unified data structures and has a short time between primary failure and recovery.

5. Firebird

Firebird, though relatively unknown to many, is a relational database that has been around since 1981, albeit under different production names. This database is capable of running on Windows, Linux and other Unix platforms and features many ANSI SQL standards that earned it a place on this list. Some of its best features include real-time monitoring using Trace API, support for four different architectures (Classic, SuperClassic, Embedded and SuperServer,), and it offers a variety of commercial development tools including IBObjects and FIBPlus.

There are a number of tools, options, and features that the Firebird offers that MySQL does not offer such as event notifications based on stored procedures and database triggers. However, it does not offer integrated replication support, it does not have temporary tables, and lacks integration with other database systems.

Which of these five database management systems is your favorite MySQL database system alternative?

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3 best server virtualization technologies compared

Date: 2018-04-16, 1 months ago

What exactly is a server virtualization? It is simply creation of a virtual IT environment. Basically, you just need to have a single operating system in your computer and install virtual servers for the different needs you may have.The software that runs the server is simply known as hypervisor.

Your enterprise might have wanted to use services of a virtual server. Making a choice for the best virtual server in terms of cost effectiveness, efficiency and storage capacities may have proofed an uphill task.
This article will compare 3 different virtual server programs and provide insights on each of them. Key factors that are discussed include virtual machine density, licensing, hardware costs amongst others.
The three software's include: VMware, vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V

Microsoft Hyper-V

Microsoft Hyper-V is a product that was launched in the year 2008 and was intended to assist in establishment virtual servers on the cloud. It also tops on the list of the best hypervisors available presently. The software improves hardware utilization.

You are also able to improve your business continuity in case you use Hyper-V. One of the most notable feature on the program is its ability to provide a cloud back up for users.

It also gives you some good virtual hard disk storage. The private environment is secured by the windows active directory.

VMware Vsphere

This amazing software provides a set of products that include virtualization and management of interface layers. Key components that you access when using the infrastructure services include vStorage, vCenter, and vServer amongst others.

The vCenter Server lets you to centrally manage and configure IT environments from a basic windows PC. The storage vMotion allows for file migration from one directory to another without any notable interruption of services. This is a feature that is hardly present in many other virtual server software.

You also note that if one server fails, the VM is able to shift flawlessly to another server without service interruptions. In the course of your duties, you may commit a fault that may lead to server shutdown.

This is however not the case with the vMware. It generates a copy of the primary VM for you so as to ensure that there is a continuous availability of the services. This is one virtual server software that you may need to incorporate to your business for maximum efficiency and availability.

Citrix XenServer

Xen server is an open sourced platform that provides your organization with enterprise grade features and thereby assisting in handling workloads. It also offers you networking configurations and combined operating systems.

This server software has an improved graphical interface. It uses both Intel and NVIDIA. You are thus able to install and execute multiple operating systems on one computer.

It is also worth noting the high graphical capabilities eat too much into system memory and this might slow other operations.

You are however able to enjoy site recovery in case there is an unexpected shutdown. Host failure protection is also available on this software. Other capabilities include the distributed virtual switch controller and the live VM migration.

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Top 10 ways to achive high quality backlinks

Date: 2018-04-27, 1 months ago

A backlink is a link that a visitor on another website clicks to find themselves directed to your own site. Quality backlinks improve your search engine optimization and help drive traffic in your direction. A backlink may come from social media or from a directory, but they most commonly are located on web pages. The Holy Grail of quality backlinks is to land your website on the first page of a Google results page using a specific set of keywords.

What is a Quality Backlink?

Quality backlinks meet a number of criteria. A quality backlink comes from a relevant and trusted source, has a prominent position on a frequently visited website, perfectly matches the text that you are optimizing for, and is placed within a block of editorial text. Here are 10 ways to achieve high-quality backlinks.

  1. Outsource your SEO backlinks. A blogger outreach service will contact bloggers and website owners on your behalf to secure a placement, provide the content for the host website and embed links to your own website. Some SEO experts caution that an outsourced backlink is, by definition, not a quality backlink. If you use a reputable company, it should not be obvious that backlinks were not placed in-house.
  2. Relationship-building
  3. Guest blogging. If your relationship-building strategy is working, you will develop opportunities to write blogs for other websites that link back to yours. Make sure you reciprocate.
  4. Write and host compelling SEO content. Publish interesting, engaging content on your website that incites visitors to share. This helps set you up as an authority in your field and inspires other bloggers to approach you with reciprocal opportunities.
  5. Contribute new information. Perform your own research and publish an original report. You don't need to hire a costly market research firm; use one of the free survey tools that are available online, such as SurveyMonkey or Google Forms.
  6. Publish an InfoGraphic. People love to scan infographics because they are visual and easy to read. You don't need a degree in graphic arts, there are easy-to-use packages available such as Venngage. Publicise your graphic on social networking.
  7. Write testimonials. Write testimonials for products or services within your industry that complement your own.
  8. Link externally. Link to an external source on your website and then let them know you liked their content so much you wrote about it. Maintain contact and they'll eventually return the favor.
  9. Comment on blog posts. This is an extension of the social media strategy mentioned above. Don't just write, 'Nice blog!', make it specific, and mention the writer by name. Think of it as a thank you note for good content.
  10. Write a press release. Introducing a new product? Hosting an event? Having a birthday? Write a press release and tell the world. Send it to your own media list or submit it to a press release website such as NewsWire.

All of the above are long-term strategies that have been proven to work for other people. They won't put you on Google page one overnight, but you will gradually see increasing numbers of visitors to your website.

Top 10 browser plugins for web developers

Date: 2018-05-10, 1 months ago

There is a reason that most developers prefer the Chrome browser when it comes to programming. Google have had such a huge influence on the industry and advancements in web technology, and are setting the standard in user experience. The large marketplace of built-in and add-on functionality that Chrome provides makes development so much less frustrating. With Chrome holding the majority of browser end users, it is vital that developers keep this in mind when designing web apps. That being said, here are the 10 most useful Chrome plugins that make web developers jobs so much easier.

1. Web Developer

If you choose one plugin to assist you as a developer, let it be Web Developer. It is feature filled with useful tools such as responsive design testing, one-click toggling, debugging tools, and so much more.

2. Web Timer

This neat app lets you track how much time you spend on various sites and apps. It can help you track your billable hours, or serve as a wake up call for how often social media distracts you.

3. iMacros

This extension enables you to automate tasks which are repetitive in nature. For example, you can run a script which records a sequence of clicks and keystrokes, save it as a macro, and then run it later with one click. This is a huge time-saver when it comes to filling in forms and similar administrative tasks.

4. Session Buddy

Chrome allows you to save your preferences into separate user profiles which can be handy when switching between projects. Session Buddy adds extra functionality and convenience to this feature.

5. Wappalyzer

This tool analyses and treports on the technologies being used to power any given site, such as the platforms and scripts it is running on, and any tools it is using.

6. Check My Links

When you complete your project, this plugin is an excellent testing tool to check for broken links.

7. User-Agent Switcher

This plugin allows you to switch between a large menu of user agent strings.

8. Click&Clean

This plugin speeds up the process of constantly clearing browser and cache history during development and testing phases. It also gives you added control over what you can exclude from the clearing process.

9. ColorPick Eyedropper

This clever time-saving tool allows you to zoom in on any pixel in any webpage image and identity the precise colour code. The tool is very versatile, allowing you to select either hex, HSL or RGB colour codes.

10. WhatFont

This plugin allows you to quickly and easily identify fonts that you observe on the internet. Instead of inspecting the element and stylesheet, this plugin identifies the fonts you see when you hover over them.

Top 10 Extranet Search Engines

Date: 2018-05-30, 1 months ago

'Extranet' refers to a controlled private network that is not part of the internet. Intranet is a private network within the business or organization while extranet allows outside access to the private network. Specific software or portals provide access for clients, employees, or partners. Search engines within the extranet allow information to be searched and accessed through content tagging with metadata to allow users to find specific information quickly. The following is a list of possibilities for establishing an extranet network.

SmartMedia

SmartMedia is known for both intranet and extranet services. It provides benefits of social media to stay connected in a secure private network. The document library allows efficient addition of materials with tagging to ensure fast access.

ExoPlatform

ExoPlatform also provides both intranet and extranet services. A dedicated hub allows support requests or content additions. The project collaboration platform includes remote workers regardless of geographical location. Editing, version control, and task management can be done by clients or employees.

Huddle

Huddle is ideal for confidential information. It allows access to employees and clients while keeping the network secure. Collaboration is simple and inviting employees or clients to join a particular project is a streamlined process.

Jostle

Jostle's People Engagement platform can be used for intranet or extranet purposes. Their software functions in the cloud with no desktop application. Users can access the network through mobile applications but most functions are available only through logging into the website.

DirectorPoint

DirectorPoint is a popular software package for both intranet and extranet functions. It is used by Fortune 500 companies and well-known charities. Clients praise the easy ability to conduct board meetings and express satisfaction with fast and knowledgeable customer service. File sharing features provide encryption, auditing, collaboration, and message archiving.

Swiftype Search Engine

Swiftype provides a powerful search engine for information accessible by the public. It is cloud-based with options to customize functions as needed. Swiftype also provides analytical tools to improve search efficiency and observe trends.

Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch is a search and analytic engine with the ability to centrally store data. It can be used on-premise or cloud-based. The Elasticloud is the official cloud-hosting service for use with managed search or businesses can use unmanaged Elasticsearch with other services.

Information Builders WebFOCUS

This is another search and analytical engine. It is a great option for small businesses who must manage capital closely because it provides packages for customers with few employees. The automated alerts and updates are a great benefit for busy entrepreneurs growing their business.

SLI Systems

SLI systems is a cloud-based, AI-powered search and analytic service. This is an excellent choice for e-commerce. Customers' search, personal preferences, navigation, and mobile use are tracked and analyzed to provide suggestions for probable purchases. The system provides easy access to preffered products, which leads to increased sales.

Inbenta

Inbenta provides customer support, e-commerce and chatbots using natural language search technology. The semantic search engine analyzes search queries to derive meaning behind the search. This leads to increased customer satisfaction and more sales.

Coveo

Coveo is an award-winning enterprise search program. It analyzes data from the entire IT system it is a part of in order to provide necessary information to business owners related to customer expectations and preferences.

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How does one transfer ownership of a domain name?

Date: 2018-07-05, 0 months ago

There are so many reasons why one would like to transfer ownership of a domain name. It could be either you've sold your domain name, or you've found a better deal for domain registration or want to change domain ownership to someone else. Whatever the reason is transferring ownership of a domain name is not a complicated process given that you follow the necessary steps carefully. The exact transfer steps may vary from one domain registrar to the other, but it will consist of these essential steps:

Step 1: Disable WHOIS or the domain privacy

The new domain registrar will have to verify the actual owner of the domain name, which is not possible if you have WHOIS privacy enabled. So ensure that the domain privacy has been switched off before the transfer process begins.

Step 2: update your contact information.

During the domain transfer process, you will be regularly contacted by both your old and new registrar. Therefore the contact information that is registered on your old domain registrar should be up to date. If you do not remember your current domain registrar, you can look it up by performing a WHOIS search. If you change your contact information, it will result in a sixty-day transfer lock on the domain to prevent fraudulent activity.

Step 3: Request that your domain to be unlocked.

Most domains have a transfer lock applied to prevent unwanted or fraudulent transferring of the domain. In this case, you need to request the domain to be unlocked. This may vary depending on the domain registrar, but you can unlock your domain from your domain control panel.

Step 4: Get the transfer authorization code

Once your domain has been unlocked, you have to request for a transfer authorization code. This is like a password that will allow you to transfer the domain. It should only be accessible by the actual owner of a domain name. Every domain must provide you with this code within five days of your request. Some registrars allow you to generate the code in the domain control panel, while others will send it to you via email.

Step 5: Request for domain transfer on the new domain registrar.

Create an account with the new registrar then request for a transfer. Initiate a transfer can be done at the transfer domain section in the control panel for your new registrar. The authorization code from step four will be needed to request a transfer. This might involve subscribing for a year, which will begin once the remaining time on the old domain name is used up.

Step 6: Verification that you are authorizing the transfer.

You will be emailed by your old registrar asking if you authorize the transfer, using the contact information you have provided to your old registrar. This is why it is essential to have the correct contact information.

Step 7: Relevant settings for the transfer.

Once the transfer has been authorized, your new domain registrar will configure a DNS and server. After the settings have been set up by, it may take up to a few days for the DNS changes to be acknowledged worldwide. Your website should still be available.

Step 8: Cancel your old domain service.

Once the domain transfer is complete, you can cancel your service with your old registrar. Ensure that the transfer is successful before canceling the previous service, or your website might go down until the transfer is effective worldwide.

 

Is it better to get a public domain name or private?

Date: 2018-07-10, 0 months ago

When an individual initiates a business, the first thing they want to do is go live and start a website. Now, when deciding about the website, they have two options. They can select the private domain or the public domain. An individual buying a domain name has to provide the contact information. They need to give out their name, email address, physical address, and the phone number as well. When the domain is public, anyone can access this information, however, when the domain is private, not everyone has the access to contact information.

Privacy is Important

Keeping in view the fact that there is an increasing trend of violence and severe attacks on the public it is important to protect one's identify since identity theft is getting common. There are chances that someone can steal the contact information and personal details about a person and blame them for something they could not even think of.

Avoid Spam Emails

When the domain is public, anyone can have an access to the email address, which means there are chances of receiving an increasing number of spam emails. Nobody likes the sight of a spam email sitting in the inbox.

Control Information

Through private domain, an individual can control the kind of the information they want to make public and the kind they do not want to share with anyone. People have privacy concerns and it is wise to be in control of the kind of information they can use and display.

Hidden Email Address

When an individual is using the private domain their actual email address is not available to the public and all they can see is a disguised email address. Usually, the registrar provides an alternate email address, which changes every ten days in the WHOIS database.

Peace of Mind is above everything

A private domain name is likely to provide an individual with a certain peace of mind, which is above anything. Usually, people do not want to buy a private domain because of the price however, it is important to realize that having a good night sleep is the best for any individual.

Final Thoughts

Keeping in view the various factors, which are provided above it appears that an individual who wants to keep certain privacy and peace of mind can select the private domain name. They do not need to provide their contact information and their actual email address is likely to be safe. In the modern age, email spam is getting very common. People want to avoid the email spam and for this purpose, it is important not to share the information with everyone. A public domain can let anyone see the contact information along with the relevant email address.

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What Changed in Whois After GDPR Took Effect?

Date: 2018-08-01, 0 months ago

Whois is a query and response system that can be used when querying databases that store the information about registered users of various internet resources including domain names and IP addresses. One major shortcoming of the protocol is the lack of complete access to data. Only a few parties can get full access to databases. The WHOIS standard is unable to specify query types and error messages because of its brevity.

WHOIS is not made to support internationalized domain names. It is unable to cope with the distribution of registrations because of the nature of its design. For decades, there have been several attempts to address these shortcomings but they have not been successful. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a privacy regulation that demands a change in the way data is collected and stored. The regulation as affected various disciplines including the Whois database. According to the regulation, you cannot collect or store personal data unless you have a legitimate reason to do so. Any information that can lead back to a person is personal data. Legitimate reasons include;

  • When you have permission from the person who owns the data you intend to store
  • You need to use the data in a process of administering justice
  • You are under a legal obligation
  • The owner of the data is getting into a contract and you need to use the data for it
  • You need the data to protect the basic interests of the person

Domain Names

The domain name of a person or an organization is their identity. When registering for it, they provide information about themselves including their identity and contact information. If the information falls into the wrong hands, it can be dangerous. Brand protection experts may need to access Whois records to identify and contact people that may be violating certain terms. Security experts may also need the information to locate people behind illegal websites and other forms of cyber-crime. Unfortunately, availing the information creates room for the invasion of privacy. Spammers may try to contact you using the information on Whois records.

The rules for Whois and GDPR seem to collide. According to GDPR, it is illegal to avail personal information in the public domain, On the other hand, registrars need to publish their information on Whois. The International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICAAN) passed a temporary specification for top-level domains in May. The specification gives details on how to treat Whois going forward. It reduces the requirements to only the name of the organization, their state or province and the country. The specification is only temporary and it is subject to review every 90 days. It is renewable for a maximum of one year. Whois continues to collect full information but hides most of it

It will be difficult to track people using their domain names especially for those who relied completely on Whois. It is still possible to do it using legal actions if you have grounds for it. Even though the process can be lengthy and tiring, it is one of the most effective. You just need to have sufficient evidence to back up your request. Domain privacy services are always willing to reveal information if judicial bodies request them. Other methods include using archived websites and reverse domain checks.

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