Nearly 1,000 phishing or fraud sites are shut down every day – and the number is rising, saying a recent report by the APWG (PDF). The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is an international coalition of security companies, industry leaders and law enforcement agencies that works to reduce and stop phishing as well as other forms [...]
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I didn’t get Twitter for a long time. I mean, the l-o-n-g-e-s-t time. Like many people, I damned it as just another time drain. I was delighted to be proved wrong when I saw some real world uses. One that captured my imagination was seeing how companies like Zappos and Dell were using Twitter to [...]
Last week we took a look at why webmasters should consider hosting static files with a content delivery network (CDN). However, with so many options available, choosing the right one can be very daunting. Even the CDNs themselves make things difficult, with pricing and features that are alien to most webmasters, even those who have [...]
The goal for a Webmaster when it comes to hosting is to maximize speed and reliability while minimizing costs. This first involves finding the kind of right host for your site and then picking a good company to host with, but it then involves optimizing the site to get the most out of the resources [...]
Buying a Web host is a lot like buying a used car. You don’t really know what you’re buying until you get a few hundred miles down the road with it. So how do you avoid buying a lemon with your hosting plan? It isn’t easy to say the least. The terminology alone is confusing [...]
Getting the wrong kind of hosting for your site can be a very costly mistake. If you get something too powerful for your needs, you could wind up paying far more than you need, if you get something not powerful enough, you could be mired with downtimes and lost business. Though Web hosts talk about [...]