Computer Problems Can Kill Your Online Business

It has recently been brought to my attention that one of the major obstacles that some people have to making money online is a serious lack of computer knowledge and expertise that often leads to computer problems. Not so much that they are “computer stupid” as some have told me, but as I tell them, they are simply uninformed. I have seen a few get a brand new computer and boldly go out there with nothing to protect them from viruses, adware, malware and the mirad of things out there that plague us all.

They get out here on the net, totally uninformed that these dangers exist and want to get started in an online business. They figure it out right away that the internet is a golden opportunity to start up an online business with very little start up costs and they end up with computers so virused that they can’t do anything except stare at a screen offering them an anti-virus program that is actually a part of the virus that infected them in the first place, or their computer is so slowed down by adware that their brand new computer can barely move from one page to another.

Now that is good for me on the one hand, because as a side line, I fix their problems for a nominal fee, but on the other hand, you know it would be so much nicer for everyone if they never had the problems at all.

I’ve had to tell some that they needed to take their computer into a specialist to remove all of the virus from their computer before any anti virus program could be added to their computer. (After all, how many can I fix in a day?) A few of them I have cleaned myself, but more often than not, I have reformatted the hard drives and reinstalled windows for them and helped them to set up to not have the issue again. Some of the newest bugs out there are just that nasty.

When it comes to your anti virus program, personally, I hate the freebies. You know that some tools are only worth what you pay for them and if they are free and something goes wrong, you know that the freebie can’t afford a support desk to help out the customer.

My personal favorites for anti-virus programs are McAfee and Norton. They are still the top two out there and when it comes to anti-virus, personally, I wouldn’t mess around with anything less than one of the best. A good anti virus will take care of spyware, and adware plus have a good firewall to keep trojans at bay. I have found these two over the years to be all that I needed for all of the intrusion issues.

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Top Web Hosting Trends to Look for in 2020

Top Web Hosting Trends to Look for in 2020

Over the last decade, we have witnessed technology bringing about a major change in the way we live our lives. Most processes are now automated or facilitated by technology. In the midst of the rise of technology, websites have grown in importance and is a must for most businesses today. After all, if you want to advertise your products/services or offer excellent customer service to your existing clients, a well-functioning website is necessary.

Further, the website needs to be secure, fast, have minimum downtimes, and offer a great experience to users. Among various factors, your web hosting plan plays a significant role in the overall performance of your website. Web hosting has evolved from the traditional single server hosting, and many providers are offering VPS and Cloud Hosting in India. Also, technology evolves rapidly. Hence, it is crucial to keep yourself updated about the latest trends to ensure that you make the most out of the technology available to you. In this article, we will talk about the top web hosting trends to look out for in 2020.

Environment-friendly Hosting

In recent years, most people have started turning towards technologies which are energy efficient or use renewable energy sources. According to WebsiteCarbon, every time a user loads a web page, around 6.8 grams of carbon dioxide is emitted! With millions of users and billions of site visits, we can only imagine the amount of harm we are causing to the environment by merely surfing the web.

Hence, many web sites have now started opting for environment-friendly or Green hosting plans. This trend is likely to continue in 2020.

Cloud Hosting

Most experts believe that Cloud Hosting is going to be the first preference for web hosting in the coming years. With features like 99.9%+ uptimes, top-notch security, improved reliability, etc. many website owners have already started migrating their websites to the cloud. The cost and resource-scalability of cloud hosting make it an ideal option for big as well as small businesses. Cloud Hosting will be the top web hosting trend to look out for in 2020.

Enhanced Security

The security of the website and data is the primary concern of most site owners. Hence, web hosting providers are constantly trying to improve the security features of the hosting plans offered by them. In 2020, we can expect higher levels of security in hosting plans to ensure that site owners are happy with the security of their data and can focus their attention on growing their business.

Better Hardware

The hosting providers have also started focusing on the quality of hardware deployed in their data centers to ensure that they can offer uninterrupted and high-performing hosting plans to users. Moreover, these providers are advertising the hardware used by them to allow users to understand their capabilities and user-focus. In the coming years, we can expect a significant improvement in the hardware used by web hosting companies.

Backups

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