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How the Freelance Generation is Redefining Professional Norms

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The world of work is changing — you can see it in the numbers. Freelancers who made up a mere 6% of the workforce in 1989 are expected to represent 43% of the workforce by 2020. This meteoric rise of the freelance workforce can be traced to a number of compounding economic and workforce factors emerging over the past several decades: Average length of unemployment extends. The average duration of unemployment in America has extended from 8.5 weeks in 1980, to 12 weeks in 2000, to 25.1 weeks... .

Share It Again: New Social Media Features for Premium and Business Users

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Sharing your posts on social media is a great way to ensure your site or blog gets traffic. Our Publicize feature makes it easy to automatically share your new posts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks. But what about your previously published posts? For posts that are always relevant or valuable to new readers, you may want to share them again — weeks, months, or even years later. That’s why we’re excited to introduce a new re-sharing feature for our WordPress.com Premium and Business users. Now, you can share your previously published posts on social networks — with custom messaging for each social network too. Just go to the Blog Posts section of your site, select Share, and you’ll see the new sharing menu for reposting to your social accounts: Then you’re all set! A brief word on social media strategy: Make sure your posting schedule and frequency of posts take into account your followers’ needs and expectations. For example: with social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter, we do not recommend sharing the same post over and over — your account should contain a mix of links to your blog, your thoughts, and comments, all spaced apart. People around the world browse social media 24 hours a day,  so repeating content in distant time zones helps widen your audience, but know that users may not appreciate seeing the same link multiple times. You can learn more about growing your audience and specific tips for highlighting your archives in Blogging University. We’re excited about these new features, and we hope you enjoy it. Filed under: Social

wholesale lingerie

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“We got the opportunity to showcase our product. They did a runway show,” wholesale lingerie, she said. “We were trying to get a sense of whether our product is something that would work in a boutique setting.” Her other marketing strategies include launching home parties and making items in school colors to appeal to the co-ed market. “I have two young teenage daughters myself. I wanted to start a home party element to the business so that mother and daughter can come and shop in a more intimate, comfortable setting,” Field-Alvarez said.Drupal version: Drupal 5.x

Storage: What does the customer need nowadays?

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The use of cloud technology is strongly connected to storing, processing and managing data. What do customers expect from storage solutions and what does this mean for cloud computing requirements? In the age of digitalization, huge amounts of data are generated by businesses due to the large number of channels linked to the internet. It is important for them to have quick access to this data, both for further processing and protection from data loss. This is why they count on the agility, scalability and cost efficiency of the cloud, which on-site solutions cannot compete with. Thus, there is a need for a hybrid solution which connects a company’s in-house infrastructure with cloud applications from an external provider. This way, businesses can use more powerful resources for their web projects and at the same time have access to their data, whenever and wherever they need to. But why does data storage only play a small part in efficient data management? Peter Wuest, Senior Director New Platforms & Solutions EMEA NetApp, explained it to us at the Cloud Expo Europe in Frankfurt. Watch the video below for the full interview: Image: 1&1

WordPress Weekly Digest: 2/20/17

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Every week brings fresh news and updates in the world of WordPress. Here we recap some of the biggest stories in the WordPress community provided by Torque. Dedicated to informing new and advanced WordPress users about the industry, Torque is a hub for WordPress news, business, and community. This week’s WordPress Digest features stories on Scott Arciszewski’s Medium post, how to install a WordPress plugin, using VueJS components, and more. Doc Pop’s News Drop: Do We Need Key Signed Updates? Scott Arciszewski, an open source security aficionado, wrote a blog post on Medium about WordPress’ auto-update feature. This prompted a response from Matt Mullenweg. Build a Site With Me: How to Install a Plugin On this week’s Build a Site With Me, Torque teaches how to install a plugin on your WordPress site. Using VueJS Components With The WordPress REST API This one is for the coders. With the code language VueJS, you can create reusable components and build a post list and a single post component. How your Business can Benefit from a WordPress Website There are many reasons WordPress is perfect for enterprise grade. It can scale with your business, is highly customizable, and looks great on mobile devices. Find out more reasons why here. 8 WAYS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH WORDPRESS ALL OVER AGAIN After a while, relationships will lose romanticism. However, on Valentine’s Day, Torque gave some ways to rekindle your flame with WordPress. Stay tuned for more feature stories and WordPress news from torquemag.io! The post WordPress Weekly Digest: 2/20/17 appeared first on WP Engine.

6 Low-Cost Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Website

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One of the easiest ways to attract new business is getting more visitors to your website. Increasing traffic to your website can be the most cost-effective way to increase your sales, which means you need a solid strategy for growing your online audience. In that spirit, I wanted to explain some of the best ways to drive traffic to your website. For those of you who’ve been in business for a while, you may know several of these options, but even experienced online entrepreneurs can learn how to optimize these promotional techniques. We’re going to break your options down into two categories — free and paid — and give you some of the pros and cons of each. 3 Free Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Website Evergreen Content Creating and posting evergreen content helps you establish your authority in a particular subject, which is critical for attracting new customers. Blogging not only keeps your website fresh for visitors, but every page you add to your site helps increase your visibility on Google. To further help your SEO, you should be embedding links and keywords specific to your industry in all of your content.   A word of warning: Many businesses go too far with keywords, serving up content that’s nothing more than marketing jargon. That’s an easy way to turn off visitors. Social Media It’s pretty obvious that many small businesses now use social media to help drive traffic to their websites, with many businesses using Facebook as their channel of choice. While organic social growth doesn’t necessarily require money, it does take time and patience. When using social media to drive traffic, make sure you keep a consistent posting schedule and share content from other pages as well as your own. Too many small businesses refuse to share any info that doesn’t directly relate to their business. Guest Posting In addition to creating evergreen content for your own site, take the time to write for someone else’s. This can give you a large sudden boost in traffic (since you’re tapping into an entirely new audience) but can require lots of work to set up. You’ll need to network with and earn the trust of the outlet you’re trying to write for.   If you’re just looking for another place to post content, many businesses choose Medium.com, which is easy to write for but can leave your content buried. Creating a relationship with someone in your field and guest writing for his or her audience is much more fruitful. 3 Paid Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Website Paid Ads If you’re looking to generate traffic as quickly as possible, paid ads can be a great option. Generating organic traffic can take weeks or months, whereas paid ads, if done correctly, can create an immediate influx of visitors. That said, there are a few pieces of advice to keep in mind. For example, you should never pay for banner ads. Banner ads have a notoriously low rate of return, and most people only click on them by accident at this point. For small businesses, Facebook advertising is the best place to get an easy return on investment. Or try an email newsletter directed to an audience that closely matches your customer base. Both of these options will allow you to easily measure results and adjust your ads on the fly. If you want to dip your toe into social media ads, see if you can get some free ad coupons to start and avoid paying money for your early mistakes.   Press Releases Distributing press releases can help you build brand awareness and generate traffic to your site, since they are still widely used by news outlets looking for stories to cover. If done correctly, your press release can be picked up by multiple outlets, which means more eyes on your business and your content. In addition to attracting visitors, your release may also lead to contact with a  reporter or two, which can certainly help with marketing down the line. Depending on the distribution service you use, your press release can be sent to vastly different outlets. While the distributed press release may not have much SEO value, it does generate great exposure for your story. Affiliate Programs An affiliate program is a deal between a marketer and a content publisher and is sometimes referred to as “performance marketing.” Why? Because you can set the terms of engagement, paying the publisher who is promoting your content based on the number of clicks or sales he or she sends your way. Usually these are partnerships are set up through a network, such as CJ Affiliate or the Google Affiliate network. The network will help ensure your promotions get in front of an interested audience, but you should vet the options thoroughly to see if they’re a good match for your business. By using a combination of these marketing techniques, you can begin to drive more traffic to your website. So go ahead. See which options work best for your business and run with it. Marc Prosser Marc Prosser is the co-founder and publisher of Fit Small Business, a website that reaches over 600,000 small business readers a month. Started in 2013, Fit Small Business serves as the “Consumer Reports” for small business owners. Prior to starting Fit Small Business, Marc was the CMO of FXCM for ten years. He joined as FXCM’s first employee and grew the company to over 700 employees. The post 6 Low-Cost Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Website appeared first on Official Bluehost Blog.

The Big Birthday Bash Sale is Here! Plans starting @ just $1

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We’ve turned 11 this February and the ResellerClub family would like to thank you guys for all the love and support. Every Big Birthday Bash, we send all our love with killer promos. We’ve decided to turn things up a notch with never before pricing on every product! You can now get any hosting plan at a flat price! This Big Birthday Bash, we are offering up to 80% discounts on hosting & domains products. Here are the details of the discounts resellers can enjoy under the Big Birthday Bash offers: Multi-Domain Hosting – Upto 80% off Cloud Hosting – Upto 70% off Dedicated Servers – Upto 50% off Reseller Hosting – Upto 75% off Take a look at the infographic below for more details. *For your first month only Shridhar Luthria, who heads ResellerClub said “Web Designers & Developers have been a tremendous source of innovation & support to take the internet to the masses. We’d like to thank each of you and welcome you to join our Big Birthday Bash sale! It’s our biggest sale of the year with discounts that are unmatched. We launched Linux KVM VPS Hosting on ResellerClub last week and with this sale now, we are set for an exciting, action-packed year. Our pledge to our resellers remains the same – We will empower you – web professionals around the world, with everything your businesses need at your fingertips on your ResellerClub account!” Take a look at our Domain Promos this Big Birthday Bash! Get .GLOBAL for $12.99 this February! You can now purchase .ONLINE for just $30.99 $5.99 .BIZ is running at a flat price of just $3.99

Do you know what your server is capable of? Part 1

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Our server portfolio, specifically the cloud based solutions 1&1 Cloud Server, 1&1 Virtual Server Cloud and 1&1 Managed Cloud Hosting, have a lot of features. In order to use these features efficiently, it’s important to know how and where they can be used. In this blog series, we introduce you to some of the features you might need in your daily work with your 1&1 infrastructure – because your cloud server can do much more than you already know. Load Balancer The load balancer supports your server project by handling large amounts of traffic. Should many people want to access your project, the load balancer distributes access across several other servers. Doing so prevents your visitors from experiencing long loading times and your project won’t overload—or worse, break down. Take a look at the 1&1 Cloud Community for more information. Hot-add-resize This feature allows you to adjust your server’s resources such as RAM, vCPU and SSD storage while it is running. The server doesn’t need to be restarted afterwards and isn’t absent for a while. You can find additional information on our YouTube channel in a video regarding this topic. Shared Storage With the Shared Storage feature, it is possible to use the same external hard disk space with several servers at the same time. This simplifies data exchange within the different servers. In the detailed view of your Shared Storage, you can assign different rights to particular servers. That way, you can define who has full, read-only or editing access to stored data. Available storage can also be increased or reduced throughout. Helpful instructions for Shared Storage are available in the 1&1 Cloud Community. Free choice of data center Do you want to host your server in a local data center or internationally? Your local data center is selected by default, but if you have a lot of international customers or even branch offices, you can set up and use an international data center in just one click. Data will be continued to be processed according to your home data protection guidelines and not in the country of your chosen data center.

5 No-Brainer SEO Tips for Total Beginners

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For the uninitiated, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) might sound a little sleazy. If you need to use special techniques to help your site appear at the top of Google search results, doesn’t that mean that—in some weird way—you’re cheating? Not in the slightest. At the end of the day, Google needs to consider a variety of factors in order to help internet users find the most relevant websites for their search queries. Don’t think of SEO as a cheat code, think of it as a search engine aid. After all, when you’re typing things like “what in the world is SEO” into your Google search bar, articles that tell you just that are exactly what you want to find, right? Putting up great blog content is just the beginning of your SEO journey. Here are five no-brainer tips to help you optimize your site, even if you’re an SEO beginner. Find and use relevant keywords Users frequently type the same phrases into Google when they’re looking for something. Things like “how to make risotto” and “is my dog acting normal?” If all is well in the Googleverse, typing in these search prompts will result in pertinent responses to their queries, like a recipe for risotto or a pet therapist’s site. Humans, as a species, are not all that different from one another. We tend to type the same kinds of search prompts again and again. You can identify popular search terms and phrasing using Google Keyword Planner. What Google Keyword Planner does is take people’s search prompts and assign value to each of them. Simply log in with your Google account and select “Search for new keywords using a phrase, website, or category.” Type something in—say, “risotto recipes”—and a variety of related phrases that Google users tend to search for will pop up. These phrases are called “keywords,” and they are the heart of your affiliate blog. You can use this tool to determine which keywords make high-traffic blog topics. If your blog is about interior decorating, you might find through the keyword planner that “mid-century modern furniture” is currently a hot search term. By incorporating this phrase into your blog—either as a topic or in an existing post about modern furniture—you’re more likely to attract searchers who are Googling this very topic. Use H1 title tags sparingly In HTML, H1 stands for Heading One, the largest and most prominent heading on a page. The H1 is one of the first things search engines see after the title of your page. That makes it an incredibly powerful page element. According to SEO software company Moz’s bi-yearly survey on search engine ranking factors, the titles on your page are one of the nine most important considerations a search engine makes. It’s easy to add multiple H1 headings to a page, by simply surrounding text with <h1></h1> tags. But doing so can confuse search engines, who will prioritize an H1 heading if there is only one, but treat them as less relevant content if they’re used a lot. Use an H1 for the biggest heading on your page, and H2 or H3 headings for subheads or section heads. As for what should be in that H1 title? Something relevant to searchers. You know, like a keyword. Get yourself some non-spammy backlinks Backlinks get a bad rap because overzealous marketers have abused them over the years. But they’re not a dirty word—literally, a backlink is an incoming hyperlink from one web page to another website. The reason they’re sometimes misunderstood is because there’s a whole Internet underbelly of so-called SEO companies that you can pay to link to your site on their networks of low-quality articles. Don’t do it! This is a move that’s sure to get you on Google’s bad side. How do you get the good kind of backlinks, though? Stick to organic linking, not the paid kind. If you provide a service, encourage customers to write reviews on other sites. If you’re a blogger, ask another blogger if you can write a guest post for them, and link back to your site in the post. If you use WordPress comments, makes sure your comment username links to your blog. Overall, backlinks are the number one way Google decides which sites are authorities and ranks them accordingly. After all, if other sites are linking to yours, Google should be, too! If you write good content and participate in online communities, you can develop a healthy ecosystem of backlinks over time. Create a sitemap and tell Google about it A sitemap is a very basic list of pages accessible to search engine “crawlers”—programs that search the web for relevant search results—and users. Sitemaps are usually written in XML, a metalanguage that crawlers can understand and transmit to search engines. You don’t need to know any XML to write your own sitemap. You can copy Google’s example or use a variety of free, third party tools to generate one. Or, if you’re running a WordPress site, simply install the Google XML Sitemaps plugin. The plugin will automatically notify Google (and dozens of other search engines, for that matter) of this new crawler-friendly way for it to browse your site’s content, as will some of the third-party tools. Otherwise, you need to tell Google about it yourself. The Google Search Console Sitemaps tool will walk you through the quick process. Above all, write content for humans You can come up with a lot of ways to catch a search engine’s attention. But setting up your site to appeal to robots ignores why search engines exist in the first place—to help people. Google and other search engines keep their algorithms mainly secret, both because they don’t want us to be able to exploit their weaknesses, and because they are constantly changing. A search engine’s goal is to match people with the content most relevant to what they’re looking for. That means any short-lived solution for “gaming” a search engine isn’t going to last long. On the other hand, content that people find helpful is going to have a long shelf life. People will return to the same helpful tutorial or recipe, the same funny list or video, over and over. If they really like something, they’ll link it on their own site or Facebook or email it to friends. And as this content gets linked more and more, search engines will take notice and rank it highly. So don’t make robots your primary audience. Make your website a place where humans like to land, too. With contribution from Lauren Orsini from the Hippo Thinks research network. The post 5 No-Brainer SEO Tips for Total Beginners appeared first on DreamHost.blog.

Palantir contributes Workbench module to Drupal 8

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Palantir.net is a full-service web agnecy that specializes in Drupal development in addition to other open source technologies. Its clients include leading higher education institutions, such as South Dakota State University and Hampshire College, and health care providers like Cleveland Clinic and Academy Health. Across every industry it serves, Palantir’s goal is to strengthen humanity by helping others to discover, create and share knowledge. Palantir was founded in 1996, and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Palantir was a contributor to the Drupal 8 Module Acceleration Program, and developed Workbench, a suite of modules that improve the experience of maintaining and editing content in Drupal. With MAP, Workbench was quickly ported to Drupal 8. The module is currently being considered for inclusion into Drupal core. In the video below, George DeMet, founder and CEO of Palantir, discusses how partnering with Acquia on the Drupal 8 Module Acceleration Program has helped Palantir continue their mission to improve humanity by sharing knowledge in the digital age.

Three Great Drupal Tips and Tricks for Beginners

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Ask three professionals which content management system on the web is the best option, and you are likely to get three different answers. Which CMS works for your organization is largely a matter of preference. For some, WordPress or Magento are the superior option, while others prefer Joomla or Drupal. Today, we are discussing Drupal. […] The post Three Great Drupal Tips and Tricks for Beginners appeared first on Liquid Web Official Blog.

Tips for Building a Great LinkedIn Profile: LinkedIn Career Expert Series

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No matter what stage you are in your career, having a strong LinkedIn profile can help you be discovered for new opportunities such as jobs, business leads and mentorship. Building a robust profile is easier than you think. Start with your photo, position, industry and education- this makes it easier for your professional network and recruiters to find you. Make finishing touches by adding your location, skills and a summary. Not sure what to say in your summary? We’re making this simple for... .

Should You Choose VPS or Cloud Hosting for Your New Website?

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The post Should You Choose VPS or Cloud Hosting for Your New Website? appeared first on HostGator Blog. When the time comes to choose your web host you’re probably going to have a ton of questions. Hosting can seem a little complicated. You have cloud hosting, shared hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers and you have dozens of hosting companies to choose from as well. Yikes! With this post we hope to reduce a […] Find the post on the HostGator Blog

6 domains that are perfect for music lovers

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If you’re the first one to know about a cool new band or underground concert, these New Domains are sure to be right up your alley. Whether you’re a music blogger or part of your own band, there’s a domain out there to suit music lovers of all kinds. .ROCKS .ROCKS is a fun (and relevant) domain […] The post 6 domains that are perfect for music lovers appeared first on Name.com Blog.

The Power of Pinterest Propels Blogger to Small Business Success

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We’ve all heard about the power of social media, and Kristin Larsen is living, breathing proof of it. As the creator of Believe In A Budget and Pinterest Presence, it actually transformed her business — and her life. Excited to start her own blog, Larsen officially launched Believe In A Budget in January 2015, a personal finance site geared toward side hustles and making money. “I was drawn to the personal finance community and was amazed how many different subjects people could blog about,” she says. “I always felt so inspired when looking at the different blog posts, photos, and even the comments. Everyone seemed to be friends online, and I liked the sense of community.” The Power of Pinterest As a novice, Larsen was learning as she went along, so her site’s growth was initially slow. But that all changed once she started using Pinterest. “Practically overnight, my page views shot up,” Larsen says. “In one year, I went from 5,000 to over 230,000 monthly page views!” At the same time, she expanded her blog beyond side hustles and started writing about her Pinterest experience. “It completely changed my life. After publishing a couple of blog posts about my traffic growth, I started receiving inquiries from fellow bloggers asking if they could hire me to help them with their Pinterest accounts.” She said yes to everyone, and created a “Hire Me” page on her site. Larsen began receiving referrals and was soon inundated with work — she had more than she could handle. That enabled her to quit her day job within ten months of launching Believe In A Budget. Growing an Online Business Larsen focused on running her blog full-time and overseeing her Pinterest management company. She was then able to create Pinterest Presence, a self-paced course that teaches bloggers and businesses exactly how to increase their blog traffic with Pinterest. “This course has helped me expand and reach a bigger audience,” she says. “With freelancing, my time is limited each week, so creating a course was the logical next step. Though Larsen might sound like an overnight success, expanding her business had its challenges. “For the longest time, I really struggled with prioritizing my work,” she says. “I was on a budget and trying to do everything myself. This left me exhausted and I felt like I was working all the time. Finally, I realized that it would be more beneficial for me to outsource things that were sucking up my time and leaving me drained. There’s also a common misconception that outsourcing is expensive, which is a myth!” Larsen was able to get help that fit her budget, and outsourcing allowed her to get expert assistance from professionals while freeing up her time to focus on other aspects of her business. Building a Support Network The growing pains were absolutely worth it though. “I love getting responses from readers, whether it’s in the form of a blog comment, email, or shoutout online,” Larsen says. “I know what it’s like to be a new blogger, so if I can help someone, I will.” Larsen makes a point of responding to every reader comment and email she receives.  Wanting to take things a step further, she partnered with a fellow blogger and created Brighter Bloggers + Business Owners, a private Facebook community that is geared toward promoting positivity in the online community. “This has become an amazing platform where everyone can encourage and motivate each other to succeed,” Larsen says. Choosing the Right Web Host Bluehost has been crucial to Larsen’s success. “When I started out as a new blogger, I knew I needed to have a reliable website,” she says. “I was also on a budget and Bluehost had the best pricing options for my needs. Because of these reasons, I chose Bluehost when selecting my domain name and hosting of my website.” Today, her blog receives thousands of pageviews a day, and Bluehost is still an integral part of her business. “As my traffic has increased, Bluehost has continued to provide a higher level of service I need as a blogger and business owner.” Advice for Taking the First Step For those who are hoping to turn their blog into a business, Larsen wants you to know that it can be done. “Running a blog and small business takes work and dedication,” she says. “There’s a difference between running a hobby blog and blogging for profit. You have to treat your blog like a business if you want to succeed.” She advises that since it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when starting out, it makes a huge difference to write out your goals, prioritize them, and then make a list on how you plan to accomplish them. It’s also very helpful to find a support network. Larsen recommends reaching out to fellow bloggers if you have questions or joining a Facebook group to get support. “My biggest tip is to just go for it,” Larsen says. “I receive a lot of emails from readers who are lacking the confidence to have their own blog. I completely understand what it’s like and have shared my own fears about blogging. If I had know two years ago that I would have been able to blog full time and make over $10,000 per month, I would have gotten started earlier!” Celia Shatzman Celia Shatzman is a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. She has written about everything from travel to fashion, beauty, finance, health, fitness, and entertainment. The post The Power of Pinterest Propels Blogger to Small Business Success appeared first on Official Bluehost Blog.

Linux KVM VPS now Live!

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Earlier we only had Virtuozzo virtual private servers on the ResellerClub platform. We promised you a range of A-grade products for 2017 and we have delivered (yes of course, there’s more to come!). KVM VPS is now Live! Yes, that’s right, we’re proud to announce Kernel-based Virtual Machine VPS as a new addition to the ResellerClub platform! If you’re looking for Virtuozzo servers, they continue to exist. You can refer to our plans and prices over here What is KVM? Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a virtualization infrastructure for the Linux kernel that turns it into a hypervisor. It was merged into the Linux kernel mainline in kernel version 2.6.20, which was released on February 5, 2007 Why KVM? Enhanced Cpanel – You get the highly acclaimed ‘enhanced cPanel interface’ that comes with every VPS configuration. It features everything you need to deliver Power & Performance – The hypervisor that I had mentioned above is basically a program that allows multiple operating systems to share a single hardware host. With KVM, we offer VPS that is both powerful and easy to use, and by building our servers with state-of-the-art components, we unlock truly breakthrough speed Cloud Technology – Our KVM VPS is built on tried and tested Cloud Technology to offer increased power, flexibility & control. You just can’t go wrong with our cutting-edge infrastructure backed by robust and scalable architecture Root access – If you’re an advanced user, our enhanced cPanel control panel offers full access to CentOS, giving you complete control of your server Instant Provisioning – You will get your server up and running in seconds! Whereas most VPS solutions take hours or days to be activated, our VPS servers are designed to be provisioned immediately. This way, your server is ready, right when you need it. Managed Services & Support – We offer world class support for issues pertaining to container boot, network, hardware, VPS deployment. We also offer support for setup and re-installation of VPS, Core OS updates and patches, reverse DNS setup and Initial installation and basic firewall setup What is the difference between KVM and Virtuozzo? A KVM is true virtualization where the VPS operates as its own server, independently of the host node. Virtuozzo is a container based virtualization which relies on the host node’s kernel. With KVM, you can set maximum and minimum values to your resources, providing you to use only the resources that your applications need. Although Virtuozzo is more affordable, KVM comes with privatized virtual hardware including network card, graphics adapter, disk, and guaranteed resources for reliability and customizability. KVM can also be oversold, but it’s better isolated. KVM’s resilient infrastructure and quick activation make it extremely reliable. Have a look at the table below too see our plans: Plans & Prices .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;}.tg td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;}.tg th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;}.tg .tg-7pwr{font-size:22px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif !important;;color:#000000;text-align:center;vertical-align:top}.tg .tg-m0xm{font-weight:bold;font-size:22px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif !important;;color:#000000;text-align:center;vertical-align:top} Standard Business Prom Elite CPU Cores 2 2 3 3 Disk Space 30 GB 60 GB 120 GB 240 GB RAM 2 GB 4 GB 6 GB 8 GB Bandwidth 1 TB 2 TB 3 TB 3 TB Promo Price* (Renewal Price) per month $12.99 ($21.99) $ 12.99 ($39.99) $12.99 ($69.99) $12.99 ($84.99) *On your first month only You can refer to our KnowledgeBase for more information on KVM VPS.

How a Platform Approach to Multisite Provides Control in the Wake of Chaos

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If you are a digital platform owner responsible for digital customer experiences across multiple brands, deploying and managing all digital content (such as creative, experience apps and sites), and ensuring compliance with corporate and IT standards, you’re likely to feel a bit winded as managing all of this may seem like a tornado. Digital experiences can easily become chaotic if not managed and controlled properly. As enterprises grow and scale, digital business leaders may find themselves at a crossroads as they reevaluate their processes and legacy technologies to drive efficiencies, speed up production, and reduce costs across the business. The reality is that the digital marketing team needs new sites to launch branding and campaign initiatives as a continuous digital service. The pressure is on the IT digital platform team to simultaneously work faster and be more responsive. Marketing is moving at a 100 miles per hour to get their work done and drive the business forward. At the same time, the IT digital operations team is totally focused on security and scanning hundreds of digital properties for personally identifiable information (PII) and accounting for many other site compliance and security issues. Given this head-to-head situation and contrasting priorities, the day-to-day of the digital platform team can quickly change into chaotic experiences: Complex legacy and rogue digital platforms + silo’d brand teams = Content Duplication + Loss of time The bottom-line results = Lack of Consistency + Higher Costs Turning Chaotic Experiences to Managed Experiences To move forward, the digital platform owner develops a positive vision of going from chaotic experiences to managed digital experiences. A plan includes establishing an approach and the control for developing, delivering, and managing multiple brand sites — from developing creative content to users roles to compliance and security requirements. The first step in the journey is to take a platform approach to bring the team to a new consistent, managed state of continuous digital experience delivery. A platform approach should include the governance of everything digital: including the platform, websites (with creative content) as well as people and processes. The right governance framework will be an enabler of managed, multi-brand digital experiences, with IT as the trusted digital experience service provider. Efficiently governing multiple sites on a global scale is critical for enterprises like SABMiller. SABMiller’s Digital Transformation Program wanted to enable consistent brand experiences across an enormous portfolio of 200+ SABMiller websites while simultaneously minimising risk and reducing cost. They needed a centralized, secure and cost-effective platform that could manage all of their sites while still providing their brand teams with creative freedom. By taking a platform approach, SABMiller was able to transition to a new delivery model that allowed for high quality brand experiences while achieving a 50% reduction in production costs, improved security and compliance. Digital governance leads to lower cost, trusted digital experiences, and reliable IT digital delivery. And over time, IT digital platform owners become a trusted digital experience as a service, delivering positive business outcomes.

You can now use Google Authenticator and any TOTP app for Two-Factor Authentication

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Since the very beginning, Cloudflare has offered two-factor authentication with Authy, and starting today we are expanding your options to keep your account safe with Google Authenticator and any Time-based One Time Password (TOTP) app of your choice. If you want to get started right away, visit your account settings. Setting up Two-Factor with Google Authenticator or with any TOTP app is easy - just use the app to scan the barcode you see in the Cloudflare dashboard, enter the code the app returns, and you’re good to go. Importance of Two-Factor Authentication Often when you hear that an account was ‘hacked’, it really means that the password was stolen. If the media stopped saying 'hacking' and instead said 'figured out their password', people would take password security more seriously.— Khalil Sehnaoui (@sehnaoui) January 5, 2017 Two-Factor authentication is sometimes thought of as something that should be used to protect important accounts, but the best practice is to always enable it when it is available. Without a second factor, any mishap involving your password can lead to a compromise. Journalist Mat Honan’s high profile compromise in 2012 is a great example of the importance of two-factor authentication. When he later wrote about the incident he said, "Had I used two-factor authentication for my Google account, it’s possible that none of this would have happened." What is a TOTP app? TOTP (Time-based One Time Password) is the mechanism that Google Authenticator, Authy and other two-factor authentication apps use to generate short-lived authentication codes. We’ve written previously on the blog about how TOTP works. We didn’t want to limit you to only using two-factor providers that we'd built integrations with, so we built an open TOTP integration in the Cloudflare dashboard, allowing you to set up two-factor with any app that implements TOTP. That means you can choose from a wide array of apps for logging into Cloudflare securely with two-factor such as Symantec, Duo Mobile and 1Password. Get Started If you want to enable Two-Factor Authentication with Google Authenticator or any other TOTP provider, visit your account settings here. It’s easy to set up and the best way to secure your account. We also have step by step instructions for you in our knowledge base.

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