Category: General Knowledge

CloudFest 2021 In Review

CloudFest is an international Cloud Computing and Webhosting event drawing thousands of attendees from more than 70 countries. It was decided to cancel the 2020 conference due to the pandemic, but for 2021 CloudFest pivoted into a three-day virtual event.  Organizers launched the new online platform a day before the event officially started, allowing attendees to browse the virtual conference setup and reach out to sponsors and users alike. We began having visitors at the …

TikTok And Your Business

Even if you’re not a fan of TikTok’s short video format, you can’t deny that it’s gained immense popularity in 2021. With 689 million monthly users worldwide and over a million videos viewed every day — not counting China, where the app operates under a different name — TikTok is the most downloaded app in the iOS store. It’s also immensely popular amongst the younger demographic, with

How To Use PuTTY SSH With cPanel®

cPanel & WHM’s intuitive web interfaces make it easy to manage servers and web hosting accounts. However, it’s occasionally useful to work on a server’s command line instead. The PuTTY SSH (Secure Shell) client allows you to log in to a server’s command line interface shell over an encrypted connection so that sensitive data isn’t exposed on the internet. Once logged in, you can access the full suite of Linux command-line tools, interact with the

The DNS Zone For Beginners

For all intents and purposes, DNS can be considered almost like the internet’s phonebook. At least that’s how it’s most often metaphorically explained. However, your domain’s DNS zone is slightly less like an old yellow pages and much more like the saved contacts list within your cell phone. You enter a phone number and a name to go with the phone number, hit save and then you can promptly forget the phone number because you’ll …

YouTube And Your Business

Unsurprisingly, YouTube has seen usage skyrocket as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. More people than ever are tuning in to the video platform, including our very own YouTube channel, seeking everything from news to education to entertainment. In the first week of April 2020, viewers collectively streamed 32 billion minutes of video. As you might have guessed, this means YouTube can be an incredibly powerful marketing tool if your …

Meditations On Software And UI Updates

As sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, your favorite application, software, or website is going to eventually (and periodically) be redesigned. Odds are, at first, that you aren’t going to initially be a fan of the new design. It’s like when your local grocery store rearranges all the products on the shelves… why isn’t everything exactly where I want it to be?! The simple answer is: because. But there is a much larger answer …

Discord And Your Business

In the last year, millions of people experienced the transition from office work to remote work. There are many upsides to working from home, but it takes some getting used to, especially where communication is concerned. If you’re used to chatting with your colleagues, remote work can leave you feeling disconnected.  Fortunately, there are tools to help solve that problem. We’ve all heard about Zoom’s meteoric rise, but it isn’t the only voice and video …

Social Content And Your Business

Social media. Before it existed, no one needed it. Now that it does exist, everyone needs it… including your business. Fundamentally, and for better or worse, social media is literally just content. But what separates the good from the bad, the appropriate from the inappropriate, and the viral from the run-of-the-mill? More importantly, how can you apply the answers to these questions towards a more successful social media strategy for your business? Content is king. …

Twitch And Your Business

We have all become very familiar with live video over the last year. Whether you love or loathe video meetings, there’s no denying Zoom and its peers kept the world turning in 2020. But meetings are just the tip of the live video iceberg. Last year, people watched over 600 billion minutes of live video on Twitch, a platform that has rapidly become the live streaming venue of choice for influencers and businesses alike. We …

The 80/20 Principle And Your Business

The 80/20 Principle, also known as The Pareto Principle, states that 80% of the results are derived from 20% of the causes. Those familiar with the concept generally agree that it is more or less universally applicable in virtually all circumstances. As bold of statement as that may be, you just might come to find that it really is true. Where did this all originate, what does it actually mean, and how does does it …