CentOS: A Business Community for your Server

The reason why so many people like to use Linux servers is because of their flexibility. Because anyone can add to Linux, there are many variations for your operating system needs.

One of the more popular variations among IT professionals and server administrator is CentOS (short for Community Enterprise Operating System). You can have it on either your VPS or dedicated server.

But why use CentOS over Windows or other Linux variations? Well, if you use windows you have to pay for a licence, but CentOS is entirely free. You can download it any time, or even install it from the cloud itself.

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Website Building Tools: The Importance of Cookies

If you’re browsing the internet from the United Kingdom then you have probably seen alerts warning you about “cookies”. Clearly, they are not talking about baked goods. So what is a cookie and why do you have to authorise it?

To put it simply, a cookie is a file a website installs in your computer in order to store your user preferences and other personalised settings you might need. The reason why you need to authorise them is because according to EU law all websites require your permission to retrieve any kind of data from your computer. It is a matter of security and it is making the internet a better place.

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Wearables: The New Web Design Frontier

The internet is everywhere. If you want a Wi-Fi enabled toaster you can find it without much effort. Whilst it is good to be connected, this opens up new challenges for web designers and developers.

We have talked in the past about responsive design, and how you need to make sure your site looks great on monitors and on mobile devices. But, as times goes by, new technologies come around and you have to continue to adapt your website accordingly.

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Time to Update: How to Redesign your Website for 2015

In order to keep your website relevant to your market it is important to evolve and adapt. The way we use the internet and what people expect from a website changes over time as technology improves and new tools become available.

Sure, you can probably have a website that uses frames like a lot of things did in the 90s. However your users will expect something more from your page. An outdated website makes your brand look old, and that is just not good for business.

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Becoming a Programming Polyglot

Learning how to code is starting to become a necessity in today’s market. This is especially true if you plan to have your own website.

If you did not study computer science, it can seem very intimidating. You never know when you are going to need to adjust a meta title or resize a table, or perform any other day to day website maintenance.

But, where do you start? There are so many programming languages out there that it can be difficult to find out which one you need.

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