Apache Web Servers – Are They Better Than IIS?

Apache Web Servers – Are They Better Than IIS?

You may be wondering what makes Apache web hosting and services more popular than other server platforms. The truth is, we have to look at its installation to identify one reason why many people favor Apache to other platforms. A search on Google will reveal that we have a lot of applications that have integrated Apache, PHP and MySQL, all necessary for a complete server environment, into one robust easy-to-install package. Well, this packaging has greatly enabled many people, in fact just about anybody, to be able to download and install the Apache Server environment. Installation of search packages usually takes a few minutes, utmost, and you have a fully functional server environment. Well what about Apache web hosting services? How are they supposedly superior to other products?

In most cases, this popularity boils down to familiarity.  Even advertisers well know that if they keep stamping the same image in front of you over and over again, it is going to subconsciously affect your purchase decisions the next time you visit the store. The fact that a lot of people are used to having the Apache local server and have become familiar with it means that they will automatically favor a product they are already acquainted with.  Most local server environments, including mine, are all Apache based and any Apache web hosting service will be no different.

Like we mentioned earlier, the fact that we have many third-party applications integrating Apache means that Apache has become more widespread as well.  The use of PHP and MySQL to design dynamic web pages has also greatly influenced the need to use Apache web hosting to support these technologies.

During installation, the Apache web server will for the destination folder, a MySQL password and some Apache http information – that’s it.  Once these …

Some Predictions For The Next 6 Months

Some Predictions For The Next 6 Months

Crystal ball gazing is really for the foolish but we still can’t resist it. In that spirit I’m going to take a punt on what 2016 holds for us, safe in the knowledge that a record of any wild notions I had will always be around to taunt me.

Cloud Technology

This is an easy one but there are still many of us who just don’t trust what’s on offer. While online backup is in more common usage, the Amazon debacle of a few years ago is a reminder that it has a way to go yet. Nevertheless I expect the cloud to make much greater progress in 2016 and to hopefully learn that technology for its own sake leads to no solutions. Cloud technology is just one of many tools that we use to serve us.

Virtualisation

Having been exposed to a number of thin client devices in 2015 I believe that there is now scope for them to move into the business market and take advantage of virtualisation technology. Given the limited range of tasks that most business IT actually performs, returning to the good old days of mainframes – these days known as servers, and a modern version of the dumb terminal is likely to gather pace in the coming months. Aside from the energy cost savings, improvements in reliability and minimising the nightmare of software upgrades, the idea of being forced to continually upgrade is not a model many of us would choose to follow in these difficult times.

Increased Social Media Usage

In simple terms this is really Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Sorting out my own Facebook page is a resolution for 2017. While both media have their downside in being very, very noisy and full of completely irrelevant rubbish, their success in bringing us …

Raise The Speed And Performance Of Windows 10 On Your Computer

Raise The Speed And Performance Of Windows 10 On Your Computer

If you have an up to date computer that runs Windows 10, you should already be getting good speed and performance. There are, however, some issues that can truly slow down your computer without you being aware of them. When you look through your desktop and settings you will find lots of ways to increase the speed of your computer. You are going to enjoy much better performance from Windows 10 when you use the tips that we are going to share with you in this article.

Your computer will boot up faster if you disable certain features, such as sounds that you hear when booting up. You can adjust your sound settings to eliminate such unnecessary sounds. This won’t affect audio when you play videos or visit websites with audio, it will only disable the Windows-related sounds such as you hear when starting your computer or when clicking on or closing applications. Search indexing is something else you can disable to improve performance, unless you feel like you’d miss this feature for some reason. To find this, just go to the search box and type in “index” and you’ll see the indexing options control panel. Among the many features that you might consider shutting off for faster performance is Active Desktop. When Active Desktop is working, it shows you selected web pages before you even launch your web browser. You have to ask yourself if you’d rather have this capability or have your computer run faster. It really comes down to being able to view a web page a few seconds sooner than you ordinarily could. There are other ways to bring up sites rapidly -make one your home page, bookmark any others. Colors use up RAM on your computer, so if you want Windows 10 to run faster, …