Tweaking WordPress to make it shine

wordpress-logo-stacked-rgbMaking WordPress more functional is easy to accomplish. All Web site designers and developers need to do is deploy “plugins”. WordPress’s plugin architecture allows users to extend its features. A plugin is a program, or a set of one or more functions, which seamlessly adds a specific set of new features or services to a WordPress site.

WordPress has a database of over 30,000 plugins, each of which offers custom functions and features, enabling users to tailor their WordPress sites to their specific needs. These optimizations range from search engine optimization, to client portals used to display private information to logged in users, to content displaying features, such as the addition of widgets and navigation bars.

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Advantages of Website re-design refresh to enable responsive design for mobile and tablets

responsive-designResponsive Web design addresses the ever-changing landscape of devices, browsers, screen sizes and orientations by creating flexible, fluid and adaptive Web displays. With responsive Web design, a site’s layout changes, based on the size and capabilities of the device.

As an example, on a smartphone users would see content shown in a single column view, whereas tablet users with greater screen resolution would be shown the same content in two columns.  Ultimately, responsive Web sites adapt to the device of your users. It provides content providers with the capability to write once and publish everywhere, meaning less work for the content provider.

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Using VEEAM to backup VMWare environments

veeam_overviewWebhosting.net uses Veeam as its backup solution for VMware backup, recovery and replication. The service provider uses Veeam Backup & Replication in order to provide fast, flexible, and reliable recovery of its customers’ virtualized applications and data.

Veeam unifies backup and replication in a single solution and enhances data protection for VMware and Microsoft virtual environments. Virtual environments create unique challenges and need solutions built specifically for virtualization. Leveraging the capabilities and benefits of the virtual environment, Veeam helps organizations modernize their data protection strategy while mitigating daily management risks.

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CMS for business and corporate websites

multi-cms-twbCMS stands for content management system. A content management system is an application that provides capabilities for multiple users to manage content, data or information on a Web site. CMS users can be assigned different permissions that allow them control over specific content. A CMS is thus a sophisticated method to manage and maintain Web content in a collaborative environment from a central interface. Typically, content management systems run blogs, news, and increasingly, corporate Web sites.

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Advantages of using VDI in the workplace

VDI Plans - Virtual DesktopVirtual desktop interfaces are part of the broader desktop virtualization market. Using VDI as a computing model for the workplace allows a user’s desktop to run as a virtual image on a server in a data center rather than concentrating all computing power in an endpoint desktop.

With VDI, the user connects to the server from a thin client computing device in the workplace or using remote desktop software on a PC or laptop. VDI represents the next wave of virtual computing and promises greater flexibility, scalability, and improved security in the workplace at a lower cost.

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Why VMware is better than the rest

vmware srm pricingVMware is recognized as one of the best virtual machine packages available on the market today because of its reliability and myriad of features.

VMware offers a free virtual machine system called “VMware Server”. VMware Server is a referred to as a “hypervisor” or virtual machine monitor (VMM), which is a piece of computer software, firmware or hardware that creates and runs virtual machines. A computer on which a hypervisor is running one or more virtual machines is defined as a “host machine”. Each virtual machine is called a guest machine.

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How do I create and deploy a private cloud?

cloud serversA private cloud is a distinct and secure IT environment which is only accessible to a specific client. As with other cloud models, private clouds provide computing power as a service within a virtualized environment using an underlying pool of physical computing resources. Under the private cloud model, the pool of externalized IT resources are only accessible to a single organization, allowing for greater control and privacy over those resources.

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