Using Docker on Ubuntu 16.x for WordPress Development

Today, I’m going to show you how you can set up Docker on your Ubuntu PC and start using it for WordPress development. Along the way, I’ll show you why you would want to do that. Then I’ll dive into the details and share step-by-step instructions.

So, why bother using Docker? After all, you could get by with a text editor and an FTP client.

That’s the approach I used when I first got into WordPress development. Back then, I would edit files on my own computer and upload them to the server. I’d do all my testing on the remote machine, on a separate WordPress installation. Continue reading

Virtual Reality – More Than Just Fun and Games?

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It should be obvious that Virtual Reality (VR) technology has officially take off in the past few years. There are countless VR headsets available, ranging in price from $15 (see Google Cardboard) to $800 (HTC Vive). One thing you’ll notice about most of these sets is that they’re marketed as toys; a way to play games or enjoy a walk on a sandy beach during a sunset.

And this makes sense, because ever since the concept of VR has existed, we’ve connected it with entertainment. In fact, the concept itself didn’t come from an engineer or inventors drawing board. Probably the first example of VR that we can find comes from a 1935 Science Fiction novel called “Pygmalion’s Spectacles”, by Stanley G. Weinbaum. Continue reading

Debunked: 5 Common Myths of Data Center Colocation 

colocationSome organizations may dismiss data center colocation as an expensive alternative to hosting your infrastructure onsite. Others might incorrectly assume that data center colocation is less reliable than hosting your servers in the cloud.

In this article, we’ll look at 5 common myths that have been perpetuated about data center colocation. To combat these myths, we’ll provide facts that will help you gain a clear picture of how data center colocation can provide unrivaled network uptime, network reliability and physical security for your servers. Continue reading

What is IPS/IDS and Why Does My Enterprise Need It? 

IPS/IDSNetwork security continues to trend as one of the hottest topics in enterprise computing. Many network administrators rely on IPS and IDS as their first lines of defense against attacks. You’re probably wondering, what is IPS/IDS and how can it help increase my network’s security?

  • IPS is short for Intrusion Prevention Services and this typically operates within your firewall to prevent malicious traffic from traversing across your network.
  • IDS is short for Intrusion Detection System and this service provides administrators with insights on policy violations and malicious activity on the network.

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