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rsync - Transfer and Sync Files

rsync is a C program originally written in 1996, primarily designed to allow data transfers and synchronization while using minimal network bandwidth. This GNU-licensed utility is optimized for use on UNIX-based systems and is still in development…

LAMP Stack

The LAMP stack is an essential backend framework for web servers. LAMP is an acronym that describes each layer of the stack, going from the bottom up. The letters stand for: Linux: At the very base of a LAMP stack is the Linux operating system of…

HTTP Port

In this guide, we'll aim to explain everything you need to know about the HTTP port as you go forward in your networking journey! IP addresses When we discuss networking, IP address are often brought up. This is a sequence of numbers separated by…

SSL vs TLS

If you're beginning to dive into web development, you've likely heard the terms "SSL" and "TLS". The two acronyms are mentioned in many textbooks and tutorials. In the past several years, however, the difference between the two…

JPG to WebP - Comparing Compression Sizes

We are always exploring different ways to improve content delivery performance and speed. Using Google's WebP image format, and serving them to supported browsers, can be a clever way to instantly see faster download speeds. Not to mention, they will…

SQLite vs MySQL - Comparing 2 Popular Databases

When it comes to databases, there are a variety of options to choose from. Take this list of 8 popular databases for example. Each one has its own set of pros and cons and it is based on your requirements and preferences that will determine which one…

An Easy Primer on TTL (Time to Live)

What is TTL? TTL, otherwise known as time to live, is a commonly used setting for defining how long a DNS record should remain in a DNS resolver's cache. Using TTL helps improve website speed since if the DNS lookup is already cached locally, it can…

CentOS vs Ubuntu - Which One Wins?

When it comes to choosing a Linux distribution (aka. distro), there is a multitude of options available. This can make it cumbersome when trying to make a decision on which one to use. However, two tried and true options customers tend to choose…

User Agent String

What is a user agent string? A user agent is a piece of software that acts on behalf of a user, such as a web browser. A user agent string however is sent as an HTTP request header by the browser and identifies which operating system is being used…

Using and Understanding CAA Records

What is CAA? CAA stands for Certificate Authority Authorization, which is a type of DNS record website owners can use to define which certificate authorities (CAs) are permitted to issue certificates containing their domain name. These records are…

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