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Want to Migrate Your Website from Cloud to cPanel Hosting?

Migration

Cloud and cPanel hosting both are the best but there are differences in their features. So, many times you need to migrate between cloud and cPanel hosting depending upon your business application needs.

The migration process is basically divided into three steps –

  • Take the backup of your website files as well as databases.
  • Take the backup of your email messages.
  • To submit upgrades/downgrades online.

After your new cPanel hosting package has been set up, follow the below steps –

  • Creating email accounts.
  • Uploading files to the cPanel server.
  • Importing of your database file.

Migrating from Cloud Hosting to cPanel Hosting –

Step 1 – Backing up your website files and databases

Firstly, using FTP download your website files. Then export a copy of database using php/MyAdmin.

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Gen 2 VMs – What Exactly You Should Know About Them?

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Tech geeks are always into a new search for smoothening their life and this time they have come up with Generation 2 (Gen 2) VMs. What are Gen 2 VMs? We all are familiar with Microsoft Hyper-V virtual servers and Generation 2 VMs are those that use the second generation of virtual hardware. Introduced with Windows Server 2012 R2, Gen VMs are hypervisor aware that indicates that these VMs don’t rely on synthetic or emulated hardware.

Gen 2 VMs though offer several advantages, don’t plunge into the new format unless some significant limitation are considered. These limitations may not make them a right choice for your business environment. Many experts are now recommending a cautious approach towards Gen 2 VMs. Below is a list of five pointers that will help you cut through the hype and make a decision about using a Generation 2 VM.

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KVM – Setting up the cluster with Proxmox

KVM_Proxmox

* Summary
* Installation Process
* Storage space provision
* Backup and Restore
* Hot Failover
* Configuration of Network

Summary

Proxmox VE (virtual environment) is an operating system dedicated to the operation of virtual machines based on KVM. It includes a Debian 7 environment, and integrates the service apache to access the web configuration interface. As oVirt, it approaches VMware vCenter. They are both more and less competitors.

Proxmox VE is available free under a free license. In addition, it offers the paid support as well (via forum, support, application developers) and a paid email security solution.

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Virtual switches in Hyper-V

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i. Summary
ii. Virtual Switch Types
iii. Virtual Switch Creation
iv. Extensions
v. Address Range of MAC

Summary

In the world of virtualization, it is not only about virtual machines but also switches, moreover VMware offers the “vSwitch” and Hyper-V itself offers “Virtual Switches”. Today, we will see how to create and configure a vSwitch under Hyper-V hypervisor.

These virtual switches are layer 2, that is to say, it determines the path to be taken by an Ethernet packet using the MAC addresses of the devices.

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Four Greatest Cloud Security Myths – What’s Your Perception?

Cloud Security Myths

Cloud has become the most auspicious term for businesses. Though there’s a spectacular rise of cloud based applications and services, along with its adoption by enterprises to a great extent, security still remains a significant concern for several organizations. Misconception that the cloud isn’t as secure as it looks when compared with on-premise capabilities is the crux of matter. BT recently did a global study that reports, 76% of large organizations quoted security as their main concern for using cloud-based services. 49% admitted being “very” or “extremely anxious” about the security complications of these services.

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Is Scalability A Million Dollar Question for You?

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No wonder those well-known to cloud, might be knowing that scaling is the distinctiveness of the cloud. Basically scaling is of two types – vertical and horizontal scaling. But most of you aren’t quite aware about what do they really mean? In a dynamic environment, business applications can succeed only with scalability. When it comes to satisfying the demands of business processes across multiple platforms and computing architectures, horizontal and vertical scaling play a key role in this.

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Introduction to the Eleven Key Components of OpenStack – Part 1

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What is this OpenStack? Does that mean opening the stack of applications? No no…that’s a set of software tools in order to build and manage cloud computing platforms for both public as well as private clouds. OpenStack basically, helps in managing the pool of resources in any datacenter by turning all the set of these software tools into a pool of resources that can be managed from a single place.

Understanding the Terms in OpenStack –

Since OpenStack is a set of software tools for constructing and managing cloud computing platforms for all three types of clouds, it’s made of several parts that are moving. Being an open source, there’s freedom to add additional components to OpenStack to meet the needs of the users. According to its community, there are nine key components that are a part of the “core” of it, distributed as a part of any OpenStack system and officially maintained by the community. Two more have been added to the list in the last Icehouse release, improving the figure to eleven from nine.

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ownCloud Installation with Linux Distribution

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  1. What is ownCloud?
  2. How to prepare web server for installation?
  3. Installation of ownCloud
  4. Completion of the establishment

First, we’ll see what exactly ownCloud is!

It is an open source application for cloud storage and online file management. Basically it is similar to the famous DropBox, because it can store and synchronize files between one or more work stations or servers and ownCloud server. It is also fulfilling the role of backup server for safekeeping files and server synchronization. To implement this service you must have a web server running PHP and MySQL or SQLite.

Among all these features, there is obviously the possibility to share files; also you can play music directly online with the integrated player, can manage calendar, contact management, viewing and editing documents online, the visualization and filing photos in galleries, etc…. Moreover, many plugins are available in order to insert new functionality to ownCloud.

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Hyper-V: Protection against malicious DHCP with DHCP Guard

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Note: this option is available on Windows Server 2012

The service DHCP is ever present in networks of companies to distribute a network configuration to clients’ computers and even servers. Generally, multiple servers are present in order to make sure the availability and stability of the service. These servers manage a lot of things along with synchronization and avoid duplication.

Now just imagine that unknown DHCP server just connects to your network for malicious activity, without knowing its presence you may distribute the bad IP configuration and that will greatly disrupts your network. Especially, the operation of the DHCP protocol, a client negotiates with the first DHCP server that therefore address him simply responds as malicious DHCP server before yours and before you know it.

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eNlight Cloud – Who can use it?

eNlight Cloud Who Can Use It

If you are currently using a VPS for your website and related services, then the eNlight Cloud could be the perfect solution to allow you to expand your online presence. With auto-scaling Virtual Machines and an order process with which you can configure the precise specifications that you require, eNlight represents a solution that can save you money whilst offering you a more powerful hosting service without compromising on uptime or security.

eNlight Virtual Machines represent the ideal environment for people running their own web hosting companies.  Like other forms of hosting that offer a dedicated hosting environment, you can install a control panel such as Plesk or cPanel that can be used for website management on your Virtual Machine.  Your customers will be able to enjoy the speeds and scalability offered by the eNlight Cloud; if there is a particular website hosted on your server that begins to impact on the performance of your VM, additional resources can be hurried in to scale the VM up as necessary.  This auto-scaling can be beneficial in many different situations, for example, your business may launch a new product that could create a rush of traffic to your website.

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