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What are HTTP and HTML?

As you probably know by now, the IT (Internet technology) world is full of acronyms and abbreviations that aren’t easy to understand and still not common knowledge. I mean, most people know that ATM stands for automated teller machine and PIN means personal identification number to use an ATM. And even if you don’t know…

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Web Hosting Explained for Everyday People

Web Hosting Explained: Simplifying for All

How many websites do you visit a day? Which are your favorites? Do you go there for business, research, financial help, or pure pleasure? Tens of millions of new websites are created every year. That means you not only have the privilege to go where your heart desires, but you could even jump in and…

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What is Hacking?

During the 1990s, the term “hacker” originally denoted a skilled programmer proficient in machine code and computer operating systems. In particular, these individuals could always hack on an unsatisfactory system to solve problems and engage in a little software company espionage by interpreting a competitor’s code. Unfortunately, some of these hackers also became experts at…

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What Is FTP and How Does It Work?

File Transfer Protocol, FTP, is a still-used and somewhat popular protocol for uploading and downloading files, usually those that are too big and would take too long to download via a regular email program as an attachment. Technically, it is a “File Transfer Utility” that is one of the many TCP/IP (Transfer Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)…

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Understanding Firewalls: Types and Functionality

A firewall is a security device that can be a software program or a dedicated network appliance. The main purpose of a firewall is to separate a secure area from a less secure area and to control communications between the two. Firewalls can perform a variety of other functions, but are chiefly responsible for controlling…

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8 Ways to Cure Your Slow-Running Computer

8 Ways to Speed Up Your PC

The great thing about PCs (non-Apple/Macintosh computers) is that they’re relatively inexpensive, operate a boatload of programs and there are plenty of makers and styles to choose from. You can buy a desktop, laptop or even a combination PC/tablet. But after a while, all PCs can start to show their age and suffer some wear…

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What is Dynamic DNS: Simplify Remote Access

When computers communicate over the Internet, the send messages to each other in a manner much like the postal service and just like your local mail man, the computer needs to know which address to send your information to – this takes the form of an IP Address and will look something like “”. For…

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What is the Domain Name System (DNS)?

DNS: The Magic that Translates Website Names into IP Addresses

Every time you visit a website, you are interacting with the largest distributed database in the world. This massive database is collectively known as the DNS, or the Domain Name System. Without it, the Internet as we know it would be unable to function. The work that the DNS does happens so seamlessly and instantaneously…

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