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CMS Wordpress

Beginners guide: CMS and tips to choose one

Imagine that you urgently need to post new information on the site, for example, a promotion or exciting news. If you contact your agency or programmers, this work may take several days and might cost you quite a lot. In contract, CMS allows you to place this information on the website by yourself - quickly, free of charge, and at any time of the day.


What is Git?

Git is one of the most widely used and popular version control systems prevailing today. It was initially developed back in 2005 as an open-source project by the developer of the Linux operating system. With time, Git has advanced and actively maintained its share in the competitive environment.


What is inode in web hosting and its usage?

An inode (index node) is simply a data structure that describes a specific file or a reference on the file system and has the directory entry acting as its storage. Inodes direct to several blocks that comprise an archive and contains every administrative data that are needed for accessing a file.

SSL certificate

Get to know better of Let’s Encrypt

Why are Let's Encrypt free SSLs so popular? First of all, obviously, because they are free of charge. This is one of the key points among all the benefits provided by the Let's Encrypt Certification Authority.
Second, issuing a certificate when it comes to Linux users is relatively simple. There is an automatic option for issuing a certificate, as well as a manual one. Each user selects the most convenient choice for himself. Averagely, issuing a certificate takes up to 15 minutes.

SSL Cetificate

Protected: free vs paid SSL certificate

SSL is a very common feature for almost every website nowadays. It’s not mandatory in most cases, but it would be hard to imagine a website without it. Usually, a free certificate is an advantage for any shared hosting provider and it does its job – protects the data transmission between a visitor and a website or application. So why are there paid certificates as well? What is the difference between free and paid SSL?