CATEGORY: Websites

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.

How we created dark mode on Name.com

Name.com got a whole new look and feel a few months ago when we launched our new brand. But it wasn’t just a new coat of paint that made the site look different. The front-end team leveraged the launch of the new Name.com brand as an opportunity to do a full rebuild and architect the entire site from the ground up with fresh new templates, CSS, and clean semantic HTML. There were several things we needed to clean-up, some new tech we wanted to use, and there was another reason too:

DARK MODE.

5 design trends for 2021 influenced by you-know-what

By David Gold

Let’s be honest, 2020 has been a hard year for all of us. The pandemic continues to affect people and their careers, causing big changes in how we interact with our work. The design industry has already begun to adapt to these changes. Given that designers are natural social and professional leaders, these emerging trends in fields like graphic design, UX and UI design, architecture, interior design, and web design are likely to impact us all.

These are five important design trends for 2021 as seen across design industries — and represented within .design, the top-level domain for professional and aspiring designers.