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Author: Ronald Caldwell

Ron is a Technical Writer at Liquid Web working with the Marketing team. He has 9+ years of experience in Technology. He obtained an Associate of Science in Computer Science from Prairie State College in 2015. He is happily married to his high school sweetheart and lives in Michigan with her and their children.

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Whether you're a developer or a sysadmin, a member of DevOps or a Digital Agency team, you'll often encounter situations that require you to interact between different operating systems. Connecting from a Mac to a Unix environment with SSH, using a terminal session, is fairly common. Connecting from a Mac to a Windows environment is a bit more fiddly.

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If you’ve heard of MySQL or SQL, you’re probably familiar with relational databases and how they are used in web applications. A relational database is a virtual container that stores and provides users with access to related information. But what do databases have to do with web applications?

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When visiting websites, you’re relying on a web server that’s managed by software to present the webpages to you and everyone else visiting at that time. There are many “brands” of web servers that are used on the internet. Some web servers have been around since the mid-90s, like Apache, while others came after. These “other” web servers can potentially offer better capabilities, transforming a website’s user experience.

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When browsing the internet, users must be aware of the evolving technologies they use to browse webpages. Whether browsing the web for personal or business use, security becomes a concern when new technologies create unforeseen issues. 

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The World Wide Web has been a staple of scientific information-sharing, communication, entertainment, and eCommerce since its inception in 1989 by a British scientist, Tim Berners-Lee. In 1989, scientists at CERN (European Council for Nuclear Research) needed a way to share information with other institutions regarding the evolving information associated with their fields.

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VMware’s security solutions have significantly transformed the IT industry. VMware’s NSX-T data center provides users with a distributed firewall feature that allows micro-segmentation, which separates all components in the network at each virtual machine (VM) in the hypervisor. The distributed firewall feature in NSX-T Data Center is a crucial component of a secure network.

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RAID technology uses a combination of one or more physical drives to create data redundancy and improve performance. From RAID 0 to RAID 10, multiple RAID levels provide different trade-offs between performance, data redundancy, and cost-effectiveness. This article explores RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10, compares software vs hardware RAID implementations, and discusses RAID level advantages and disadvantages as well as their ideal use cases.

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When it comes to backing up all data in your hybrid IT environment, you need an up-to-date solution that reliably protects all your data wherever it resides. If you’re looking for a single solution that integrates data protection, including backup and disaster recovery, with cybersecurity and endpoint management, continue reading to learn more about Acronis Cyber Protect. In this article, we’ll discuss the hybrid cloud and how Acronis Hybrid Cloud Architecture works in addition to its advantages and disadvantages.

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Ever wonder how content is served to your device, and how quickly you can access and view the content? The answer is the content is served from either a CDN or an eCDN. A CDN serves public-facing content while an eCDN serves video and live-streaming events to employees within a corporation’s LAN. This article looks at the differences between these two types of networks, how they work, the benefits of each, and when to use one over the other.

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When browsing websites or your favorite apps, the pages you see on your screen are rendered from a web server. A web server hosts files and assets (think video, graphics, text, and code, specifically HTML) and renders them in your browser as a web page or on your device as an application. Web servers typically run on either Windows or Linux operating systems and are hosted in a data center. However, this article focuses on Internet Information Services (IIS), a web server specific to Windows that runs on the desktop or is hosted on a Windows Server.

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