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As your website grows and changes, you may find that its existing domain name no longer suits your needs. Although changing your domain is simple, it can have a negative effect on your site’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO) if you’re not careful. SEO plays a major role in the success of your website, particularly when it comes to visibility and traffic. Fortunately, there are ways to switch your domain name without any lasting effects. This means you can make the change, and still continue to rank highly in Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs). In this post, we’ll briefly discuss the importance of SEO, and then explain how to switch your domain without damaging your site’s rankings. Let’s get started! Step 1: Backup Your Site If you using Managed WordPress Hosting or TDWS CloudSites it is extremely easy to manage backup with us! When you host with TD Web Services, no need for any complicated plugins or anything. TDWS Clients are able to create a backup in the Backup Manager. This allows customers to differentiate between the backups they created by themselves and technical backups of their subscription. The technical backups happen when TDWS Support back up customer subscriptions as a […]

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If you have lost your password and you are not able to reset password with Forget Password link; there is no need to panic – you can reset the password of your WordPress from phpMyAdmin or MySQL. The first recommended step for a beginner-level user to restore WordPress is to contact TDWS Support. Unlike other hosting provides who can take upto days or more than few hours, TDWS Support will change and reset your password for you within first hour. You don’t need to have long waiting time when you are with TDWS Hosting. If you are intermidiate to advanced user of WordPress and are very comfortable working with cPanel or the control panel that your service has provided you with; here is a rather quick way to restore your password a few minutes. Method #1: Editing wp_user table with phpMyAdmin This is a straight forward method and easiest (safest) method. We will highly recommend use of this method. 1. Open phpMyAdmin via TDWS cPanel (or any other Control Panel Provided by your Hosting Provider) To do this is very simple, login to your TDWS account and goto your cPanel. Once you are on cPanel click on phpMyAdmin as shown […]

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Modifying your hosts file enables you to override the DNS for a domain, on that particular machine. This is useful when you want to test your site without the test link, prior to going live with SSL; verify that an alias site works, prior to DNS changes; and for other DNS-related reasons. Modifying your hosts file causes your local machine to look directly at the IP address specified. To modify the hosts file, you add two entries to the file that contains the IP address that you want the site to resolve to and the address. Adding the following two lines, for example, point www.domain.com and domain.com to our current PHP5-ITK (“Refreshed” PHP5) cluster: 69.175.79.218 domain.com www.domain.com The sections in this article provide instructions for locating and editing the hosts file on the following operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP Linux Mac OS X 10.0 through 10.1.5 Mac OS X 10.6 through 10.12 After you add the domain information and save the file, your system begins resolving to the specified IP address. After testing is finished, remove these entries. Windows Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows […]

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PHP is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML which is why most of the Content Management Systems like WordPress, Magento, Drupal, Joomla etc use PHP. It is not just limited to such site, but a lot of Opensource applications like SugarCRM, osTickets, etc use PHP for their application. TD Web Services provides over 1 Click 400+ PHP Based Applications/scripts within our Business Hosting. Why Upgrade to PHP 7.2? 1. It’s Crazy Fast Stats! Stats! Stats! will give us tangible results. Just don’t take our word for it. PHP Performance tests were done on a Tyan 2U server with AMD EPYC 7601 processor and running Ubuntu 17.10 with the Linux 4.13 kernel. 2. More control over type declarations PHP doesn’t require you to declare your variable type, it takes it automatically. This helps to code faster but also results in errors; because it doesn’t always catch if you’re mixing things up.  With PHP 7, you can override the assumptions and declare your own variable with some super useful new techniques, giving you more control and cleaner code. 3. Better Error Handling All PHP developers dread White Screen of […]

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There are various reason you may want to move your WordPress site from your current domain to your new domain. It could be your SEO or Rebranding your business or you have got access to a much stronger domain. If you are a WordPress User or have experience with WordPress you already know moving a WordPress site is a lot more than just copying your PHP files and your DB. This is why we have put this step-by-step guide to help you to move your WordPress from Domain A to Domain B. Steps on your Current Domain For the purpose of this tutorial we will be using cPanel. It is provided by most of the hosting companies. It is also a very easy Panel to use. TD Web Services, Business Hosting, Budget Hosting are providing you with cPanel. Step 1: Backup your current WordPress Files Login to your cPanel and click in Backup option that is provided. There are two option, a full backup will backup your whole site. You will need access to WHM Restore function to restore it – this is useful if you have a VPS Server or a Dedicated Server with cPanel Installed. Most of the […]

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WordPress is a powerful Content Management Platform that powers over 30% of all websites that are there! They are used by Institutions and Small Business likewise. It can be used for a simple Landing Page to a big E-Commerce site. WordPress is your ideal choice for your online presence. Choosing WordPress is easy. But it is important to choose where to host it. TDWS Business Hosting has been specifically designed to ensure that you WordPress Websites can perform and will give you the output that you desire. TDWS Business Hosting come with features like HTTP/2 (Based on Google SPDY protocol), FREE SSD Drives, PHP 7.2 with FPM the fastest PHP to run your WordPress and 1GBPS Port Speed. These features are rarely found with any of the Hosting Providers. Not to forget that TDWS Business Hosting provides 100% Uptime. How to Install WordPress If you have already have an account with TD Web Services, login to our Service portal using: https://my.tdwebservices.com Once you login into our Portal You can see the number of active services that are there. You can click on “View All” in the active Products / Services section. Now select the domain where you require your WordPress […]

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You will not be able to have a conversation about IT in today’s world without cloud computing being mentioned at least once. But this term isn’t as simple as you may imagine. There are a lot of issues, solutions, architectures, and types for you to digest. We could all benefit from a brief explanation of the cloud so that non-experts will know just what it is. Multiple types It is very common to think of the cloud as a huge network of computers with tons of information. But, there are many different types of clouds each capable of handling different types of problems. Specific benefits and features of cloud types can affect decisions in deploying and developing cloud solutions. Sometimes a single cloud type won’t be enough, and multiple types will be required. The utility cloud It manages and provisions large networks of machines to provide computing resources on-demand which can scale horizontally on any hardware. Utility clouds are usually accessible through APIs. This lets almost anyone to provision resources for addressing IT needs. Some of the examples of utility clouds include EC2, VMWare vCloud Suite, Apache CloudStack, and Microsoft System Center. The storage cloud This contains a number of […]

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In simple terms, you can define cloud computing as the storage and access of data and programs on the Internet as opposed to on your hard drive. But, it doesn’t end there. It also refers to a set of networks, hardware, services, storage, and interfaces which combine to deliver various aspects of computing in a service. So it isn’t just about sharing information, even the infrastructure could be shared online. One of the main aspects when it comes to the cloud is that there is no clear locality for hardware or data. Services might be sold to clients in one jurisdiction, and their data may be processed or stored in multiple other locations in different jurisdictions. The client might not even know where their data is being stored or processed. Threats of Cloud Computing Now that you have a brief idea of what cloud computing is, let’s take a look at some of the threats that it faces: Privacy and security The information which is housed on cloud servers mostly includes confidential information or intellectual property. Any risks of access to confidential and personal information will always pose an immediate threat. Application design When you consider the needs of various […]

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You may have been able to answer every single question and convince your organization to move to the cloud, but now everyone wants to know how much it’s going to cost. Is it more cost-effective to go with a service provider as opposed to building your own platform? But before you ask an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider for a quote, it’s important for you to understand exactly how they price their services. The three largest cost centers when it comes to the cloud environment are compute, storage, and network. Now, let’s take a look at these factors which are considered by IaaS providers while preparing quotes in detail: Compute: Virtual RAM’s Cost per GB Every organization has a different set of needs including when it comes to using the CPU. Most IaaS providers calculate this cost of the CPY by looking at the respective organization’s cost per GB for virtual RAM. This includes: Hardware operation They look at the maximum amount of RAM that is deployed in their clouds and divide that with the total number of units you require. The costs may also include usage-based costs for subscriptions and license costs, based on the virtual operating system. […]

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