June 5, 2017 5:19 pm
Do you own a business? Want to start a blog? Have a great idea for a website that’ll make you rich? You’ll need a home on the web where your website can live, and those homes are ‘rented’ from web hosting services. The choice of companies offering web hosting is quite literally endless, so if you’re new to the game it can be overwhelming. Every company offers various packages at various prices and levels of functionality, but broadly speaking there are three types to choose from:
- Shared Hosting: Your provider hosts multiple websites on a single server. The advantage? It’s cheap as chips. The disadvantage? All those websites share the server’s resources, so if one site sees a huge spike in traffic, the other sites suffer.
- VPS Hosting (Virtual Private Server): The same as shared hosting, except that each website on the host server has their own dedicated resources. The advantages are self-explanatory. The disadvantage? The price tag is usually twice as high.
- Dedicated Hosting: Your website is the only one in the village – the village being the server. You have all of its power and resources at your disposal. Best for big websites and big budgets. You may also have to handle backend, technical issues yourself.
May 30, 2017 5:57 am
Whether you’re new to coding or a seasoned developer, you’ve undoubtedly heard the hype about Python. It’s been in existence since the 1980s, but only in last couple of years has this general purpose language finally become the new gold standard of computer programming. College courses are teaching it to freshmen, all the big companies use it (Google, Facebook, Mozilla, and Dropbox are just a few), plus it’s named after the old-school British comedy group Monty Python. What’s not to get excited about?
If you’re considering learning to code or if you want to future proof and modernise your existing programming skills, here are five undeniable reasons why you should choose Python.
May 23, 2017 5:44 am
It’s often said that coding is the future. That everyone should learn to code, that kids should be taught programming fundamentals from the moment they start school, and that the tech industry could face a crisis if the rising demand for coders is not met. To some extent it’s all true. However, only a small number of those who learn to code will actually end up earning a living as a computer programmer, web developer or coding expert. But don’t let that stop you; here are just 5 reasons why you should learn to code, no matter what your career goals or interests.