Using Conda for Alternate Python Installations

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Let’s be honest: Most of the time, the Python version included with a Linux distro isn’t the newest. For example, at the time of this writing, the version of Python 2 included with our CentOS 7 Storm images is 2.7.5, and Python 3 isn’t even available out of the box. For reference (again, at the time of this writing), the latest versions are 2.7.14 and 3.6.4 respectively.

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Automating DNS With Zone Delegation and the Storm API

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Although the term DNS zone delegation may seem new to you, you have been using zone delegation without even realizing it. When you tell your domain’s registrar what nameservers you are using for a particular domain, you are delegating the zone for that domain.

Single zone delegation will work for most people. In fact, most use a single zone file to reference multiple hosts, or multiple subdomains residing on a single host. However, there are cases where where it may be beneficial to perform additional delegation.

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Cloud Servers Compared to Traditional Dedicated Servers

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When becoming a Liquid Web customer, you may be curious about whether you should go with our Cloud Servers, our public cloud offering, or whether you should go with the Traditional Dedicated route. The short answer to that question is: it depends. Cloud Servers and Traditional Dedicated servers both have different advantages. Continue reading “Cloud Servers Compared to Traditional Dedicated Servers”

Utilizing Liquid Web’s CDN with WordPress

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You may have read our previous article on the Liquid Web Content Delivery Network, CDN Overview, and may be wondering how to actually use the Liquid Web CDN with your installation of WordPress. Utilizing the W3 Total Cache plugin, it is easier than you think. In fact, W3 Total Cache is among our list of recommended plugins for WordPress. Continue reading “Utilizing Liquid Web’s CDN with WordPress”