Today FVS turns 12 years old. Let’s just let that sink in for a moment. That’s 12 years of changing technologies and new innovations. Over the years we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people get online, and we’ve also been around to see how things have inevitably changed in the world of technology.
To celebrate our 12 year anniversary, here are 7 of the biggest changes in technology since we started Free Virtual Servers in 2003:
Bill Gates himself acknowledges the fact that if a business isn’t on the internet, then it’s likely to be buried within a few years. With the rise of smartphones, more savvy consumers are browsing the web for shopping options. Easy access and a wide customer range have lured businessmen to conquer the World Wide Web through an online business.
In today’s cyber society where most of our lives and daily activities are run, managed, communicated and ultimately tracked and stored online, it can often feel like our personal privacy and anonymity is a thing of the past. However, despite the hunger from ‘The Powers That Be’ to monitor and track our every move online, there is what you might call a rebellion in the wing, a network of secret tunnels burrowing around the ‘all seeing’ eyes of the ISP firewalls and giving all those that pass through them complete online invisibility! No this is not middle earth fantasy – this is what is known as a VPN!
Gmail users have been advised to change their account passwords after account details were leaked online.
An unfortunate reality of the Internet is a phenomenon known in security circles as ‘credential dumps’ which is the leaking of usernames and passwords on the Internet. This week, we saw a whopping 5 million Gmail email addresses and passwords leaked on a Russian Bitcoin forum, this was a massive hack that has left people very sceptical about their online security.
From the moment you set up your website it is vital that you have a web hosting company that meets your needs, or it can have a detrimental effect on your business in the future. Choosing the right web hosting company is by no means an easy task, so here are five things you should consider before making that all important decision.
If you’ve checked out our website recently you’ll notice that we’ve just launched a brand new FREE web hosting package. Why have we done this? It’s not just because we’re nice, (honest) we believe novices, hobby sites and SMEs trying to raise their profile and get a head start on the Internet shouldn’t have to pay for web hosting.
Since 2010 came, a lot of online marketing experts and practitioners fixed their eyes on the future of marketing amidst constant and consecutive updates on Google search algorithms. Panda Algorithm for instance has been updated 26 times already since it was introduced in 2011 with the latest update just been released last week.
WordPress has evolved far beyond a standard blogging platform it was originally built for into a full fledged open-source Content Managing System (CMS). Today, many businesses use WordPress to power their websites, blogs, or even online stores. Earlier this year, Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, pointed out that about 20% of websites (over 60 million) on the Internet are running on WordPress with a staggering total of 4 billion monthly page views.