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The differences between VPS and Cloud: Which is better?

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You’ve heard a lot about the cloud and the the several companies that provide it claiming that it is the best thing that you could ever choose. Well, when you have a more viable option like VPS for SMBs, that take hosting to another level, then you are left in a stat of making a choice.

Truth is, that cloud architecture is built off of basic VPS structuring in order to deliver performance, but extends the idea of the VPS. Think of it as if a VPS offers you the chance to store data and applications off-site as part of a partitioned server with other users.

Cloud works in a very similar way, except that instead of having your data on a single server, it’s spread out redundantly over several, many, or hundreds. One of the main functions of the cloud is to increase redundancy so that a business never has to worry about downtime or their data being lost.

Security and customization are both features that you’ll be looking for in any cloud or VPS option. If you are not able to control your environment or who can access it, there’s little point in paying money for it. On both of these, a VPS tends to come out ahead for several reasons, starting with the ability to customize. Since you own a part of a virtual server, which is for all intents and purposes separate from any other data on the same server, you can customize it however works best for you.

Clouds have a concern for security. You might have a really good program that needs protection but clouds may not alays offer the kind of protection you need while VPS does. Clouds offer more upto the billing options taht mean hat you pay only for what you use. VPS options often go the flat-rate model and can’t scale as well, but the fact remains that cloud pricing overall is more expensive.

Cloud hosting is on the rise, becoming more famous by the day, but, if you’re looking for a solution that provides you customization, security and cost efficiency , then VPS is a great choice.

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Nearly 100 countries, including India, have been hit by a massive cyber-attack

Dear Client,

Nearly 100 countries, including India, have been hit by a massive cyber-attack, which, according to experts, was carried out with the help of “cyber weapons” stolen from the US’ National Security Agency. The cyber attack was first reported from Sweden, Britain and France, US media outlets reported. Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other legitimate files.
It has been reported that a new ransomware, “Wannacry”, is spreading widely. Wannacry encrypts the files on infected Windows systems. This ransomware spreads by using a vulnerability in implementations of Server Message Block (SMB) in Windows systems. This exploit is named ETERNALBLUE.The ransomware WannaCrypt or WannaCry encrypts the computer’s hard disk drive and then spreads laterally among computers on the same LAN. The ransomware also spreads through malicious attachments to emails.

An increase in activity of the malware was noticed on Friday, security software company Avast reported, adding that it “quickly escalated into a massive spreading”.

Within hours, over 75,000 attacks have been detected worldwide, the company said. Meanwhile, the MalwareTech tracker detected over 100,000 infected systems over the past 24 hours.

According to cyberswachhtakendra, the file extensions that malware ‘Wannacry’ is targeting contain certain clusters of formats like:

Commonly used office file extensions (.ppt, .doc, .docx, .xlsx, .sxi).

Less common and nation-specific office formats (.sxw, .odt, .hwp).

Archives, media files (.zip, .rar, .tar, .bz2, .mp4, .mkv)

Emails and email databases (.eml, .msg, .ost, .pst, .edb).

Database files (.sql, .accdb, .mdb, .dbf, .odb, .myd).

Developers’ sourcecode and project files (.php, .java, .cpp, .pas, .asm).

Graphic designers, artists and photographers files (.vsd, .odg, .raw, .nef, .svg, .psd).

Encryption keys and certificates (.key, .pfx, .pem, .p12, .csr, .gpg, .aes).

Virtual machine files (.vmx, .vmdk, .vdi).

Kindly do not open any email attachments unless thoroughly scanned with a paid anti virus application whose virus definitions have been thoroughly updated. In addition do not open or run any attachment with tasksche.exe file.

We have also attached the industry best practices & know how on ransomware mitigation.

Measuring Audience On The Blog

You’re getting vistors on your websites, and you want to know whether they’re actually going through your content or not. Measuring audience engagement is very important if you’re trying to establish yourself as a blogger, authority or just as a business with services or products to sell. You need to know if your content strategy is working or if it needs adjusting.
If you’re not tracking content your techniques might be feeling. With the right tools you can see which blog posts are getting attention and which are not.

Following are a few tips to pay attention to when measuring audience engagement for your blog.

Share On Social Media

One of the easiest ways to find out if you’re people are reading your blog posts is through social media shares, is if you’re gettting a ton of shares and likes. Then it’s very obvious that people are reading AND liking your content. Thus, if you post something and nobody shares it, you may not have any readers.

Make sure you’re tracking the total number of shares across all platforms. When you create valuable content, people will share it, which is a good sign they are reading your content.

Time Spent On Your Site

To know how much time is spent on your site, you’ll come to know this when they come up to you for more information if they ave read your ctual contet. If not, they only check out your for a few seconds. It’s also important to pay attention to your bounce rate. If this rate is really high, you may not be attracting the right audience or you’re using low quality content.

Comments

Another way to tell whether your blog is being spread is through the comments. Ignoring the spam comments and seeing the genuine ones, this means that your content is being read.

Links and Mentions

When you get plenty of links and mentions, you’re getting readers. People don’t link to content if they don’t think it’s good and valuable. Usually you’ll find out about a link or mention through a trackback or pingback. This can tell you how good your content is and whether or not people are reading it. You can also look at the Referral section in Google Analytics to find out if other sites are referring visitors to you.

Adjusting Content for Better Audience Engagement

If you find that you’re not getting many people to stick around and read your content, you may need to make an adjustment. High quality content is the first place to start and if you’re not a writer, it might be time to hire one.
In addition, you can look at the hosting company you’re using. If your site loads slowly, it could be why you don’t get anybody to stick around. This could be caused by your hosting company, too many images you haven’t optimized or many other factors.Take the time to track audience engagement and you’ll be able adjust your blog and content strategy for your readers.