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Category: Hosting Basics

Discover information regarding the basics of web hosting, including 'What is?' articles and quick guides for server setup and site maintenance. Some articles also contain more in-depth data that is useful to those with more experience.

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If you're a web developer, you've most likely heard about Git, GitHub, DevOps, and GitOps. While DevOps and GitOps are similar approaches to improving the software development process, GitOps is the more modern pathway used today. As companies grow and their software teams expand, they must control their software development while improving efficiency and workflow. But, getting down to brass tacks, what is GitOps really? Let's uncover all that is involved with it.

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Optimizing a Content Management System (CMS) in the context of web applications is a frequent occurrence today. Whether you're running your own WooCommerce site, Shopify store, or WordPress blog, having a website that runs efficiently is paramount for your success. Over time, WordPress sites have increased, which isn't surprising since they are customizable and have thousands of themes and plugins.

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Since it was created, WordPress has always had a way to communicate with your website remotely — including different blogging platforms and desktop clients — in order to interact with it. As one of the early software platforms involved, the XML-RPC API system is comprised of the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) protocol and the Extensible Markup Language (XML) for encoding its calls with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) used as the transport protocol.

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As web applications become more complex and tasked with doing more, the demand puts stress on IT teams and their infrastructure. If you pair that with the expectation that development timelines should be shorter to accommodate quicker deployment strategies, then software companies are in a bind. Tech companies have a trump card they can use to make development easier, even under the increasing pressure of time constraints.

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People often use terms like "send file via FTP," "FTP server," and "FTP account." If these terms are unfamiliar and you ask yourself "what is FTP, anyway?" this article will provide some clarity. Learn the basic concepts of data transfer protocols in very simple terms. You will be able to answer the question, "what is FTP?" when asked in a job interview or by colleagues and friends.

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What is DNS?

DNS stands for Domain Name System. When you access a website, you use this service to locate the server where the domain's website is. When browsing the web, you usually type in a domain name like into your browser. This is better than trying to remember an IP address linked to a Google server.

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Red Hat made a recent change that impacts Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), impacting OS distributions based on RHEL downstream.

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