Inter-Tech Overload

The benefits of a hosted shopping cart service

February 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Secure Net Shop

There are plenty of options when it comes to setting up shopping cart services for a website. There is the self-hosted option, where the shopping cart is installed on the same server as the website. Then there is the hosted option, where the cart is set up and maintained on a third party service provider’s website. These are the two most popular options. In this article, we will look at the benefits of using a hosted shopping cart:

Cost

The biggest advantage is cost. A hosted shopping cart is set up and maintained by the provider. There is no installation, security, and database backend cost. Each step installing a self-hosted shopping cart comes with costs in addition to monthly charges. There are estimates of as much as $1000 saved per year by using a hosted solution.

Speed

Getting up and running on hosted online shopping cart software takes minutes. Sign up and the system is ready to use. It does not require technical knowledge and is easily customizable. In addition, the platform of the website is not important, a cart can be added to any website on any platform.

Security

One of the biggest concerns for any online e-commerce operation is security. Any breach or loss of customer information would be extremely damaging. Hosted carts use secure encryption for the information between the customer’s browser and the server. In addition, safeguards are in place for protecting customer data on the server.

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Basic requirements for server room

February 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Rack Alley

Setting up a server requires proper planning and design. The most important factor to consider is redundancy. The server room infrastructure design should include redundancy at every level in order to avoid a single point of failure. When setting up a server room, here are the most basic requirements:

Racks – Server room equipment requires racks for mounting. There are several types of racks but the two most popular types are four post and full cabinet racks. The full cabinet variety comes with front and rear doors along with side panels. The four post racks are simple four-post open enclosures. Even vertical servers have rack kit options for mounting. Power from the UPS is distributed on the rack using multiple PDUs.

AC – Air conditioning is essential for all server rooms. The amount of cooling required will depend on the thermal load of the equipment in the server room. The larger the room, the more options there are in terms of air conditioning. The most common server room A/C is the HVAC.

Power – Consult professional electrical engineers on what sort of power requirements are needed. Often, existing power infrastructure will need to be tested in order to determine power quality.

UPS – In addition to the above, UPS power will need to be provided for the servers. The most basic setup is to utilize equipment with dual power supplies. One power supply is from the central UPS and the second is supplied from a rack based UPS or raw power.

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Google Translate tips and review

February 9, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The most common barrier in communication is language. How can you make the best of your trip to a place with people with whom you don’t share a language? Translation software is prevalent and google.com/translate is one of the most common.

If you are looking for something accessible and inexpensive, you’ve got it in Google Translate. It is free and is tied to google.com, so highly accessible. Google translate houses translations between over 100 languages. You can translate anything from words and phrases to whole documents. Using voice recognition adds a layer of ease to translation as well.

Tips for using Google Translate:

Do use the voice recognition (speech-to-text) options. Even having someone who speaks another language speaking directly in to your device can make sure there are no miscommunication woes.

Do make Google speak for you. Use the small speaker button and the word or phrase will be said for you. This not only helps you and your native speaker, but hearing the pronunciation will help you perfect your foreign language learning.

Do log on to your Google account and save frequently used phrases.

Do make the translation community better. If you are unhappy with a translation, you can suggest a different word. This helps the entire community.

Don’t be afraid to double check your words against another source. Google is far from infallible and mistakes can be embarrassing and costly.

Don’t just use Google Translate for single words or phrases. You can use it for translating of entire documents and websites as well.


Article written by Dev Randhawa. Dev is a US-borne blogger who travels full time. Learn how you can travel full time by following Dev online.