I know that upgrading any paid services for a church can be a real arm twister. I am all about saving money and maximizing how much the church spends on anything, but sometimes you can save more by spending more.
Let me explain.
The top two obstacles facing Church IT is volunteers and funding. The real pickle about this, is usually you can function fairly well if you have at least one of these. If you have volunteers, you can get away with spending less. If you can spend more, then you can get away with fewer volunteers. Of course, you can only imagine how awesome it would be to have both! Here’s where upgrading your church website services can help both areas: finances and volunteers.
If you’re a webbie (like me), I’m sure that at least on one occasion you’ve had to explain web hosting to clients, family, friends, etc.
To make this a bit easier, here’s a great infographic that explains the basics of the different kinds of types of web hosting, in nice simple terms: Continue Reading…
Cloud services have rapidly risen in popularity recently and it’s easy to understand why. The growth in use of multiple devices, devices on the go and generally devices with smaller storage capabilities have all heavily leant themselves to the growth in cloud storage but there is another factor. Multiple users having access to the same information for multiple locations.
This final factor more than others has lead to the uptake of cloud storage in business and churches but there are issues. The cost of some services and security of others has come into question recently and as a church you certainly don’t want confidential information getting out.
Luckily there is now a way that you access create your own cloud circumventing the risks of a hacker gaining access to the cloud storage companies data and thus yours (of course they could still hack your own personal cloud so that is always a risk).
It’s called ownCloud; a personal cloud service.
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With the same big, attention seeking flamboyance of Kim Dotcom, MEGA is back and BIGGER than ever.
Brazened across the screen above the giant, red MEGA button it says, “The privacy company. Bigger. Better. Faster. Stronger. Safer.”
MEGA’s “re-launch” came one year to the day of Megaupload‘s shutdown last January. In fact, Megaupload’s URL still has the FBI notice.
Here’s a closer look at what MEGA has to offer–and it just may change cloud storage pricing forever…
The next few weeks are going to be a bit stressful between family visits, travel, harsher weather, etc. You will be under a bit more stress than usual, and that’s not the end of the world. (At least, I hope the Mayans were wrong.) However, you could very well push your holiday season over that apocalyptic threshold by adding to your stress load.
Have a cool web project, but need some hosting?
How about starting a new blog?
You should definitely consider Zyma Technologies.
ICANN just released a massive list of recently applied for gTLD’s (generic Top-Level Domains). Of course, several brands popped up like we predicted, but there was at least one domain that I didn’t see coming:
The Next Web has posted a report that Google Drive will be coming out this month. If you are not new to everything Google, you might be a bit speculative of the news because this is not a new rumor. In fact, for the past five years, we have been hoping for something like this.
If you go to the link provided in the article, http://drive.google.com/, you get a 404 Page, different from “Page Not Found” for incorrect subdomains on Google, so may be this rumor is something new!?
If you’re trying to figure out where to host your personal blog or church website, chances are you’ve felt a little overwhelmed. You could just find the cheapest price, but that can be dangerous. Something I highly discourage. I’ve recently done some work on a website that’s hosted on a cheap host and it’s so slow! Now, back to the point of this post.
Should you look for dedicated hosting, cloud hosting, private cloud or managed cloud?
Even these terms will vary from host to host, depending on what kind of traffic you expect.
Hopefully, this easy to read flowchart can aid you in figuring out which type of hosting is right for you: