How network connectivity and transit solutions are evolving in the cloud computing era

I recently came across an interesting startup, PacketFabric, that’s bringing the scalability, affordability, and transparency of cloud computing to the telecommunications industry. With their product, businesses can purchase capacity as needed and create their own private Internet backbones.

In this short post, I explore when the fundamentals of cloud computing started making their way into the telecommunications space. As you’ll see, in the near future, it will be as easy for companies to purchase transit services as it is for them to spin up virtual private servers and build things like content delivery networks. Continue reading “How network connectivity and transit solutions are evolving in the cloud computing era”

How to create a self-hosted blog without greedy web service providers

This post was originally published on my old website Meaningful Cafe, which is why the sample URLs and code are based on that name.

This guide shows you how to create a self-hosted blog using Google Domains, Digital Ocean and WordPress. Today we’ll combine these services to produce a strong foundation for a simple blog or full-blown website. The term “blog” is used throughout this guide but is interchangeable with “website.”
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How to transfer your domain from GoDaddy to Google Domains

In this tutorial I show you how to transfer the management of your domain from GoDaddy to Google Domains. Transferring your domain doesn’t require any technical knowledge and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

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What happens to content after hitting publish

After joining a tech startup specializing in content delivery networks in November 2014, I realized there was a lot I didn’t know about “how content worked.” Specifically web content. I was a pro at hitting publish, but didn’t know how my content was being delivered to the devices of my audience.

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How to make WordPress 160% faster

Setting up a CDN for WordPress is confusing. I often hear this from people who want to make their WordPress site faster. And I can completely relate to what they’re saying. When I first tried setting up a CDN on my WordPress site a few years back (before I was hired by MaxCDN), I was a little lost too.

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