posted by MariyaV @ 8:19 AM
October 13, 2014

There are two types of system administrators: those who don’t make backups *so far* and those who *already* do. There is always a chance that due to different circumstances (such as out-of-date CMS being compromised or a file being deleted by mistake) all your efforts to develop the project can go to the dogs. Regular backups will help to save your data and your heart in such cases.

First, we would like to tell about making backups of the virtual hosting accounts. Since our virtual hosting uses cPanel interface, many users are used to make a backup through the panel itself. In the process of the backup creation with the help of cPanel, the archive is downloaded via browser to the local PC or via ftp to the remote client’s server. However, such procedure is not very convenient and in the latter case it requires an ftp server and enough disc space on it.

As an alternative, we provide Continuous Data Protection (CDP). We have first tested this technology in making backups of our internal resources. The test was successful and so it was decided to offer CDP option to our customers (already enabled for our S3 and S4 virtual hosting plans). The main advantage here is usability. Backups are created daily without requiring any actions from the user. There is one backup (recovery point) for each of the last seven days and also one for each of the last two months available to the user. All the files stored in the recovery point can be viewed through a friendly interface. You can restore or download a separate file as well as the whole backup.

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Sometimes everything starts with a misunderstanding between a seller and a buyer, as the result there appears a conflict over a transaction. And in order to solve it a buyer turns to his issuing bank filing papers to initiate a claim. Basically this is how a chargeback appears.

Chargeback

A chargeback is a forced return of a transaction to a buyer after it was completed. A reverse is available only to those who use their credit or debit cards for purchasing goods and services. And it is always advised as a last resort that a buyer can turn to if a communication with a seller is failed.

However, a chargeback can also be confused with such a concept as a refund, meanwhile these are two completely different terms. A refund is an agreed and simple return of funds from a merchant to a consumer. In other words this is a settlement directly between a seller and a buyer without an issuing bank being involved.

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posted by MariyaV @ 10:27 AM
May 22, 2014

So, you want to create your own online store or already have one, but you don’t know how to make it more convenient and attractive to your visitors. After all, they are the chief judges.

In this article you will find an overview of some of the most interesting, in my opinion, tools for creating an online e-shop.

1. Let’s begin with Goodsie. It’s perfect for those who are just starting their Internet sales or for those who want to part with their old store or make a “complete overhaul”. Goodsie is an online platform for the creation of the Internet shop, stylish and convenient enough. To create your site on this platform you won’t necessarily need any technical knowledge, formally – you won’t need to work with the code, just drag the desired elements and configure a visual scheme.

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posted by MariyaV @ 11:14 AM
May 14, 2014

Starting a blog is easier than you think, even if you have zero experience with site-building and no special skills. Each of the steps below is done in one or several clicks and each interface involved is more or less user-friendly.

1. Purchasing hosting and domain

Blog is a kind of a web-site and each website requires a name (domain) and space (web-hosting). When choosing hosting package, we recommend paying attention to the following: it should include cPanel and come with a free domain name (unless you already have one). For our sample blog we have chosen Newbie Hosting.

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posted by MariyaV @ 9:44 AM
April 10, 2014

SSL certificate. What is it?

SSL is an abbreviation of the Secure Sockets Layer. It might seem to be complicated but it’s absolutely not.

SSL is a technology that provides security channel between a server and a client – mostly between a web server and a browser or a mail server and a mail client. It lets some private information such as credit card numbers, passwords, and login details to be encrypted and securely transmitted over the Internet or the internal networks.

The thing is that when you enter some private information on the site without SSL it makes you an easy prey for criminals who want to get this data as it is sent as a plain text. It can be just your email and password but as we know, the majority of people use the same password for many services and even for bank accounts.

Therefore, SSL protects millions of people from disclosure of their confidential information every day.

To create an SSL connection a web server needs an SSL Certificate. Under SSL certificate is implied a certificate itself, a Private key and a chain of the certificates which should be installed on the web server for proper work of your secure channel. Read more »