The beginner’s guide to hosting a site with WordPress

When you begin to do your research, you realize that there is a profusion of hosting providers and especially a multitude of offers. In short, it is not easy to find your way around when you are just starting out.

The worst part is that we find dozens of different feedbacks on any given hosting provider…

It is a bit like for Internet service providers and telephone operators. We still have this uncle’s friend who had problems with someone while that someone’s sister never had a problem.

With this article, I will try to clear the ground to help you choose the web hosting corresponding to your needs.

Before we get into all this, I want to give you a little reminder.

Which hosting offer to choose for your site?

Reading the previous section, you learned that the services offered by hosting providers offer two things:

– Storage space to place files from your site
– A database to save your content as well as your site options
– Generally, hosting offers are coupled with a domain name offer. The domain name corresponds to the address of your website.

This article is not intended to give you advice on how to choose a domain name but take one that is readable, memorable and powerful.

Another essential point before going on: do not choose a TLD or domain name with funky accents or extensions. Stick to .com,.net, etc.

What are your WordPress hosting needs?

As a content management system, WordPress needs its hosting to have specific features to function correctly.

To be more precise, hosting providers use the software on their servers and databases. WordPress needs these programs to be at some version to work. This software is:

– PHP: the language in which WordPress is written. The server must be able to read it to display your site.
– PHP recommended version: 5.4 (or higher)
– MySQL: the WordPress database language.
– Recommended version for MySQL: 5.5 (or higher)
If you notice that a web host offers these versions, it means that it is possible to install WordPress at home.

Classification of web hosting offers

Although each hosting provider has its specificities, the offers they offer can be grouped into several categories.

I do not recommend a particular offer at this time because everything depends on your project. Finally, a small associative site does not have the same needs as a blog visited by 35000 people per day.

So let’s review the different hosting offers that you can find on the internet.

Free hosting

Yes, it is possible to host your site for free, but I do not recommend you to choose such an offer.

First of all, if it is free, there is a good chance that the host will display unwanted ads on your site. Whatever the purpose of your site, displaying ads to your visitors is not very friendly and will damage your reputation more than anything else.

Even if advertisements are not displayed, free offers are generally restricted compared to paid offers. So you’ll have to invest at some point.

It is also possible that the host may communicate your data to third parties, so be careful.

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Solid State Drives and Why you Should Upgrade your Old Hard Drive

The SSD or Solid State Drive is a data storage device that uses NAND flash memory. This is a non-volatile, rewritable memory that can retain data even when power is turned off.

Hard disks and SSDs: what are the differences?

new generation of hard drivesUnlike hard disks, SSDs have no moving mechanical parts, making them not only more shock-resistant but also perfectly silent. Also, this technology shortens data access time (approximately 0.1 ms) for a read/write speed of up to 600 MB/s or 4 GB/s depending on the connection interface used (SATA III or PCI Express).

The power consumption is also lower than that of a hard disk: from 0.1 W to 0.9 W in standby and up to 0.9 W in operation against 0.5 W to 1.3 W in standby and from 2 W to 4 W in operation for a hard disk. SSDs are typically installed on very thin notebooks, ultrabooks or high-end models. It is also found on hybrid computers. In the latter case, the operating system is often loaded on the SSD while the data storage passes through a conventional hard disk (for example, Fusion Drive at Apple). This configuration increases start-up performance and responsiveness.

Variable life expectancy for SSDs.

SSDs for consumer use a NAND flash memory called “MLC” or Multi-Level Cell whose cells (transistors) can store two bits. This solution offers a low production cost but the increase in storage density results in shorter cell life and degradation of write performance. Now marginal and mainly used by some professionals, SSDs use NAND “SLC” or Single Level Cell, in which the cell stores only one bit. Its production cost is higher than the NAND MLC, but it guarantees better transfer speeds and longer life.

Since 2014, so-called 3D NAND memories have appeared. This process initiated by Toshiba consists in stacking up to 32 layers of cells to increase the storage density without having to reduce the size of the engravings. Three significant manufacturers develop this type of chip: Samsung, Intel-Micron, and Toshiba. The latter even goes as far as stacking 48 layers of cells.

Besides its still high price per Gigabyte compared to a mechanical hard disk, the main objection that can be made to the SSD is that the write-erase cycle of the data on the same cell is limited. It is estimated that it is about 100,000 cycles for NAND SLC and 10,000 cycles for NAND MLC. There is also a NAND “TLC” or Triple Level Cell that can store up to three bits per cell, but its life is even shorter (about 1,000 cycles per cell). However, progress is substantial, and the number of cycles continues to increase for MLC and TLC memories. Moreover, these figures do not mean much in concrete terms since an SSD disk will not decline rapidly even if some of the cells fail. The disk will lose capacity very slowly without losing data because it will be readjusted on functional cells.

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CannaKorp, a futuristic cannabis vaporizer

Since the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in several American states, many people have been rubbing their hands. The latest company to date, CannaKorp, which intends to launch a product really like no other.

You all see how a coffee machine with Nespresso capsules works? Well, CannaKorp wants to do the same thing with its CannaCloud vaporizer, but with cannabis.

According to this website Les Meilleurs Vaporisateurs Cannabis – Comparatifs, Avis – Canna Vapos, the company claims in its official speech that this product is intended “for medical purposes.” But with the new recreational cannabis market in the United States, there is no doubt that CannaKorp plans to offer this product in states where recreational cannabis is now allowed. Regarding the marketing of CannaCloud, it would be planned for early 2017.

Cannabis is good for your health.

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CannaKorp vape

Cannabis is good for your health! Scientific studies prove this in many ways. But, let us remain humble, we do not yet know everything about the beneficial effects of cannabis.
The most popular way of using cannabis is by inhaling smoke from a joint usually made of tobacco and grass. Smoking gaskets cause the absorption of carbon dioxide due to the combustion of the material. This gas is harmful to lung health – although one study concluded that tobacco smokers should also smoke cannabis to avoid the worst. Joint smoke contains carcinogenic elements with adverse effects on the bronchi and lungs. It can clog or irritate the airways. And persisting in this mode of administration will not help the situation.

The vaporizer, the best way to smoke cannabis

A vaporizer does not produce smoke and therefore does not emit carbon dioxide. The grass placed in the vapor is free of all its moisture. The dehydration of the product creates vapor. It is this vapor that is inhaled. Vaporizing makes it possible to consume all the cannabinoids present in cannabis. But that’s not all: the chemicals are eliminated. It is not only and necessarily about those who are present in the grass – if it is not grown organically.

The air, especially in homes, is loaded with exotic particles. The smoke from a wood fire is also loaded with dioxide.

Cannabinoid combustion at an ideal temperature

herb is the healing of a nationBy smoking a joint, the psychoactive and medicinal elements of cannabis are burned at 400°C. This temperature is far too high to take advantage of the medicinal benefits of cannabis. Therapeutic needs vary depending on the patient. Also, to benefit from all the medicinal advantages of marijuana, a vaporizer is an ideal tool to choose the cannabinoid(s) necessary to the needs of the patient.

THC, CBD, and CBN do not all evaporate at the same temperature. The vaporizer is used to adjust the vaporization temperature. Thus, the cannabinoids to be used are correctly targeted.
If the ideal temperature had to be averaged, it would be between 180 and 200°C. We are very far from 400°C of the joint.

Watch this video related to the Pax 3 vape, an amazing vaporizer:

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How to choose the best mini-drones

Mini drones are to be compact and to provide exceptional flight times.

While choosing a good drone might seem a like a simple task, it requires one to make good decisions. In particular, the mini-drone is simply a compact drone that can fit in the palm of your hands. These types of drones are ideal for weaving into small spaces and for enjoying drone flying experiences.

Consider the following features before choosing a mini-drone for your needs
Features

Flight capabilities

The drone should have excellent flight features. It might include the one key return feature for convenience. In particular, this comprises of an in-building positioning system that helps the drone to locate its controller automatically. It should allow you to press one key return button, and the drone flies back to its original location. Besides that, the inclusion of 360-degree rollover is also essential.

The innovative 3D rolling special effects should be ideal for your unique flight experiences. Another unique flight feature includes the compass mode, which lets the drone change direction in relation to the direction of the controller.

Durability and operating range

fiasbforbofborbcebcrbrPerhaps one of the main features of a good mini-drone is that it should be durable. The drone should be able to withstand any high impact forces such as bumping into walls. Since the mini-drones are particularly small, they should provide long-lasting performance benefits. In particular, most top drones should comprise of durable plastic material. This is because plastic is both durable and compact, which suits the flight of the drone. More so, a good mini-drone also provides a good operating range level. In most cases, the operating range often averages at 100ft or 30meters.

Flight time and battery capabilities

Besides that, the flight time and battery capabilities of the mini-drone are also very important. For instance, the flight time of a good drone should average in between 7 to 20 minutes. More so, the battery should also be powerful to last for several applications and it should provide a relatively small amount of charging time. Most high-end drones are equipped with lithium-ion batteries that are also simple to replace. The controller should also be ergonomic to make it comfortable on your hands. It should also be equipped with functionalities that are simple to identify.

Other important features

Colorful LEDs- a good drone might also come with colorful LEDs that make it simple to identify and to also improve the flight appeal
Brand- similar to choosing any type of product, there are various top mini-drone brands. They include RC Town, Holy Stone, DROCON and more
Customer ratings- one can also check the overall customer ratings and reviews that the min drone has received.
6 axis gyro- this feature makes it simple to flip the flight of the drone with just the simple touch of a button

Wrapping it up

In summary, choosing the best mini-drones requires some level of informed decision making. Similar to the conventional drones, the mini-drones have some key features that one should consider. In this way, you can choose a drone with practical features for an exciting flight experience each time.