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On-Demand Services

The concept of on-demand services dovetails neatly with cloud computing, which allows VM or server provision to be accessed cheaply and easily, and once again it’s Linux’s ability to scale quickly at low cost that powers this innovation.

Open Source

In the simplest terms, open source refers to computer program code where the source code is free for anyone to view and to study. There are many examples of open source: Linux is an open source operating system, and the…

PaaS

PaaS (Platform as a Service): It seems like you can put any service in the cloud these days and slap “aaS” on the end to make it a ‘thing’. Platform as a Service is there for developers who are developing…

RAID

RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks, and it’s great for backup purposes. The word ‘redundant’ comes from the fact that the same information is written to more than one hard disk, so if an active disk fails then…

robots.txt

Web crawling bots need some instructions to be able to understand your website. Robots.txt is the text file that provides those instructions. Consider Google – it has web crawlers that categorizes and archives a website. Google robots, like the robots…

Semantic Data Model

The semantic data model is a way to structure data so that it’s represented in a certain logical manner. This is a conceptual data model that features semantic information, adding a meaning to the data and the relationships between them.…

SOAP

SOAP stands for “Simple Object Access Protocol” and it’s a method of transferring messages, or small amounts of data, via the Internet. It uses the XML format and messages are usually sent via HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol). Both types of…

SolusIO

SolusIO offers virtual infrastructure management and facilitates virtual private servers and Cloud management for ISPs and enterprises. SolusIO boasts a simple application programming interface, fast virtual machines, and a user-friendly self-service control panel that allows customers to get the most…

SSI

A Server Side Includes (shortened to SSI ) is a type of HTML comment which tells the Web server to dynamically generate data for a webpage on request. For the example you may use include construction to show the same…

URL

URL is short for Uniform Resource Locator. It’s the address that’s used so that anyone can get to a file, page, graphic, document or program from the World Wide Web. Each URL is made of text arranged in a format…
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