CATEGORY: Business

Your guide to cloud web hosting

Whether it’s your first time building a website or your 50th, a reliable web host is an important part of the process. Your files need to be stored somewhere for users to have access to them on the internet—that’s where a trustworthy, secure web host comes in.

Web hosting is essentially a storage unit for all of your website’s information. With traditional hosting, your website’s “storage unit” is a single server in a data center. Cloud web hosting, on the other hand, uses software to divide a single physical server into multiple virtual servers—meaning your files are distributed to different “storage units”, across a network of physical and virtual servers.

Here’s a helpful guide for understanding the ins and outs of web hosting and why it may be beneficial to your business or personal website.

How secure is cloud hosting? (Spoiler: very safe)

In our digital world, data security has never been more important. Businesses and individuals need to trust that their intellectual property and personal data are protected—especially in an environment increasingly vulnerable to security threats. As cloud hosting becomes more common, many are embracing this new way of managing their data. But the question remains: how secure is cloud hosting?

With cloud hosting, software divides a single physical server into multiple virtual servers. This has led to questions about whether or not you truly have control over your data—and more importantly if this information is secure from malware, data breaches, and other vulnerabilities.

Like any kind of hosting, cloud technology should be designed with security at top of mind. But the truth is, cloud hosting is one of the most secure ways you can use to manage your data. Here’s a helpful guide for understanding the security benefits of cloud hosting.

.GAY is proud to be different

By David Gold

Despite less than a year on the market, .GAY is currently one of the most interesting domain extensions. With its community-centric approach, .GAY is going above and beyond domain-industry standards to elevate and protect LGBTQ people online.

Every June, LGBTQ communities and allies join together to remember the 1969 uprising in New York City when the crowd at the Stonewall Inn fought back against abuse and oppression. Like the rainbow flags that brighten windows in homes and businesses in June, the .GAY top-level domain extension is like a digital Pride flag for your website.

Since its long-awaited launch to the public in September of 2020, .GAY has been all over the news, released its own web series, and worked with global LGBTQ luminaries like Star Trek actor George Takei, pop superstar Adam Lambert, and pioneering tennis icon Billie Jean King. So far, more than 10,000 .GAY domain names have been registered by artists, entertainers, nonprofits, SMBs, global brands, and proud community members who want to help create a vibrant, more-inclusive internet for LGBTQ people.

Here’s what makes .GAY different and why you should get your own .gay domain.

How to use Facebook groups to market your business and create a community

By Alisha Shibli

With over 2 billion monthly active users, Facebook has emerged as one of the most vital tools in any marketer’s arsenal. It provides an opportunity for brands to flaunt their personality and connect with their customers in a way that is much more intimate than traditional advertising could ever achieve.

If Facebook allows brands to forge meaningful bonds with their customers, Facebook groups provide the means to cement those bonds to form a community.

WonderlandMath.live | What an online learning experience teaches us about domain names

Online learning has exploded as of late, but Tim Guille of WonderlandMath.Live has a great idea: get a domain name that’s as intriguing as your best email subject line. You want people to click and see what you can offer. That’s what he’s discovered with the .live domain name. It describes what they do in that their educational experience is, in fact, live. Hear his story and that of WonderlandMath.live, and get insight into what it takes to be noticed online.