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The Limits of Shared Hosting

SharedHostingLimits-201207-0Have you ever wondered which is the real difference among different offerings besides the fact that your applications run on a shared server? In fact, most of the times, this seems to be a tricky question because most service providers describe the boundaries and limits of their services based on the following common parameters:

  • The resource type and quota: storage, bandwidth, mail boxes, mail lists, FTP accounts, database instances, etc.
  • The underlying platform: Windows (IIS/Apache) or Linux (Apache) under whichever version.
  • The amount of run-time services for your applications: .NET, PHP,
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Thinking about Cloud Strategy

Cloud Computing has been a buzz topic for a while. I understand it: it promises exciting benefits and, therefore, everyone wants to be there. Obviously, that’s not new. Nevertheless, I happened to attend several Cloud Computing events recently and I couldn’t help having a strange feeling of “déjà vu”:

  • both Skeptics and Believers keep saying the same things over and over again.
  • there seems to be some confusion or lack of understanding about how different concepts and components relate to each other.
  • a broad set of diverse offerings and their respective confusing marketing messages don’t help to understand the
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Interconnecting Social Media Services

It’s a fact that the number of Social Networking Services is becoming so high that it is increasingly difficult to manage them appropriately. Of course, there is no need nor obligation to have an account on each of them.

It is also true that we all have preferences and these preferences change with time. Consequently, we can’t find everybody on the same place, be either physical or digital. Here is when we start considering on becoming part of the communities our friends, relatives, colleagues, workmates, or, simply, “interests” belong to.

The questions, then, are quite simple: What ...

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