Disadvantages of Shared Hosting for eCommerce

On June 11th, 2012, wrote:

Shared Web hosting is a form of Web hosting where multiple clients share the resources of a single Web server. The advantage to this approach is that by sharing, the clients can keep overall costs down. However, shared hosting is not without its limitations, and some of those drawbacks can significantly affect E-commerce. With that in mind, let us examine the disadvantages to sharing as they relate to ecommerce web hosting. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) SSL is the standard technology for establishing a secure link between a website and a web browser. It is necessary for modern E-commerce. The most important SSL resource is the SSL certificate. The primary issue with SSL and shared hosting is that all SSL traffic must be bound to a single IP address. It is still possible to achieve it, but the process is more complex and is usually a more expensive endeavor. Dedicated IP Address A website on a shared hosting plan does not – Read the full article

A Look at Amazon Silk

On December 23rd, 2011, wrote:

With the introduction of the Kindle, and Amazon’s growing tablet features, a web browsing solution was needed. This solution came in the form of Silk, a new browser designed by Amazon for their Wi-Fi enabled tablets. Silk was built from scratch and utilizes Amazon’s cloud computation service, Amazon Web Services. Silk is based on a series of small threads that strengthens the connection. How it Works Amazon’s cloud consists of stronger components than that of the Kindle, which allows for their cloud to do the computing as your Kindle does the browsing. The use of cloud services has already proven to assist with computing by using lesser components and still operating as if they were larger computers. The continued evolution of features for cloud computing is leading companies such as Amazon to develop cheaper electronics that operate at a higher level than before. With the cloud doing the work and the Kindle reaping the rewards, we may see a trend – Read the full article