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What To Look For From an AWS Managed Service Partner

To be fully unlocked, the true potential of cloud hosting needs to be paired with the expertise of a Managed Service Provider (MSP). An MSP can, indeed, help enterprises smoothly navigate the intricacies of the cloud and make sure their cloud environment aligns with their business goals. But finding the right partner can prove more difficult than many decision-makers typically expect. Checking the following considerations off the list can speed up the search for the MSP that’s best suited to unleash all the benefits of the cloud, in particular when it comes to Amazon cloud, Web Services (AWS).

Why IT Teams Should Be Thankful for Managed Cloud Hosting

Digital agencies, financial firms, small and medium enterprises, all are migrating more applications and workloads to the cloud every day. In fact, the cloud is having such a…

Making the Cloud Work For You – Don’t Do It Alone

Enlisting the help of a managed services provider can help your organization extend its hosting capabilities and reduce the burden on its internal IT department. It can equip your organization with a deeper level of support and expertise than you may have available in-house and help you significantly reduce cloud-related costs.

Interesting Takes on Log in / Sign Up Forms

Log in forms are often just two fields: username and password. Sign up forms are often scarcely much more, perhaps asking for an email address as well and…

Six Great Responsive WordPress Themes

Ready to redesign your site? Here are six responsive WordPress themes that can give you a fresh look in 2017. Hestia – Utilizing a Material-UI kit and reminiscent…

Seven Integral WordPress Plugins

As WordPress grows with every core update, so do the wide variety of plugins that become essential to the world’s most popular CMS. Here are some of our…

The Many Uses of Rsync

Originally created in 1996, rsync (or “remote sync”) is a versatile file copying utility for unix based systems. For most admins, this is their bread and butter. Rsync…

Randomizing SVG Shapes

Say we wanted to continuously randomize the radius of a circle. We could kinda fake a random look with just CSS, but let’s go for full-on pseudo random…

Hacking WP-config

The wp-config.php file is an essential part of your WordPress site. It’s the bridge between the file system of your site and your database because… it contains your username and password. If that information is incorrect (or not present), you get the notorious white screen that displays: “Error establishing database connection”.

Map Rollovers

Let’s say you have a map of the world and you want to be able to highlight the country (or state, or county, etc.) as the cursor hovers…

Five Things You Can Do to Get Ready for the Big Game

At the time of this publication, the big game is exactly 18 days away. Depending on when you’re reading this, you might want to check Wolfram Alpha to see…

Six Sites for Inspiration in 2017

Now’s the time to start the New Year on the right foot! Here are six websites that may inspire you to take your latest design to the next level.

Exporting Images in Multiple Resolutions Simultaneously

It’s always nice to see design tooling evolve to accommodate modern needs. Let’s look at an example of that: image exporting. Designers and developers spend loads of time exporting images. The design work often happens in software designed for designing, and assets from that design are exported for use when building out that design elsewhere.

Reactive EC2 (ReC2) Management System – Performance for Savings

It’s now time to focus on the Reactive EC2 Management System, aka ReC2. It is a small, friendly Python project that monitors your EC2 Auto Scaling Group to make important adjustments that provide increased reliability and cost savings.

Why Your Custom CSS Doesn’t Work in WordPress and How to Fix It

Occasionally, you may find that, when you add custom CSS to your website, it just doesn’t seem to get applied correctly. There’s a lot of reasons why this…

An SVG That Isn’t All… SVG

When you think of SVG, what do you think of? Vector graphics, right? Maybe some stuff like this? That’s good. SVG absolutely excels at graphics like that. It’s…