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Five Ways to Backup a WordPress Website

how to backup WordPress

Your WordPress database has every post, every banner ad, comment and link you have ever made. This could be years worth of work and you want to keep it as safe as possible. Generally, WordPress is a very stable CMS system and has a lot of helpful resources for your data. Still, you want to keep backups in case you ever need to recover your data if something goes wrong. The following are five ways you can backup a WordPress website.

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Five Must-Have WordPress Plugins for Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

WordPress is one of the easiest and most flexible publishing environments that bloggers use for content sharing and setting up e-commerce sites for small businesses. One of the reasons why it is so popular is the prevalence of plugins for site customization, including SEO.

Here are five great plugins that help you move up the search engine rankings!

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Four Reasons Why Apple’s “Pinch to Zoom” Patent Has Been Rejected by the U.S. Patent Office

The U.S Patent and Trademark Office in a preliminary ruling invalidated U.S patent number 7,844, 915. The patent was Apple Inc.’s “Pinch to Zoom” patent that was one of the key pieces, out of six, of its intellectual property lawsuit against Samsung. The agency ruled out all claims in Apple’s patent on the primary basis that prior patents covered similar technological invention. In context, the trial is just a tip of the iceberg of the ongoing court battles between technological companies that have spewed courtrooms spanning across the globe. Of importance to note is that Apple has become an omnipresent player in these court battles; fighting both Google Inc. and Samsung.

Some of the reasons why Apple’s “pinch to zoom” patent was rejected include:

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How to Deal with the WordPress Security Warning: “Pingback Vulnerability & Temporary Fix”

The WordPress pingback vulnerability is a security issue that could affect any WordPress website where pingbacks and trackbacks are used to notify the site owner of links back to their posts. This vulnerability causes the site to be at risk of a denial-of-service attack (DDoS). Currently, all WordPress versions are vulnerable including version 3.5. The issue has been reported to WordPress and there should be a permanent fix to the problem but in the meantime blog owners can work around the problem in the following way:

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Were they right? Five Online Retail Predictions Experts Made Before the Holiday Season

Ecommerce Predictions

The Internet has brought about significant changes in consumer shopping patterns. As more online retail platforms open up and buying online becomes easier, the landscape of e-commerce continues to shift; something we’re continued to develop in our business hosting plans. Here are five trends that experts say shaped the holiday season. Do you agree with them?

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Five Improvements to YouTube for Website Owners

Having a YouTube channel has become an important feature to attract, engage and retain web traffic. To enhance user experience and ease content creators tasks, YouTube has been developing and launching some new technical features. As of late, the attention of channel owners has shifted from the number of videos uploaded to the rate of content sharing. This is gaining more attention from web content creators, and brand marketers, who see YouTube as the next advertising platform. From a website owner’s perspective, some of these new features can greatly assist them in their online exercises. Some of the most popular are outlined below.

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Fortune 500 Companies Drool Over Linux Servers

The Linux Foundation, in collaboration with Yeoman Technology Group, conducted an invitation-only survey of 1893 enterprises using Linux showing that Linux servers are well-loved at Fortune 500 companies. The data pool was compromised of the Linux Foundation End User Council, private companies and government institutions selected by the Linux Foundation and Yeoman Technology Group.

Everyone wants to know the secret sauce of successful companies. However, some companies don’t like the idea of sharing what’s behind the scenes. While others think there’s no such thing as “the secret sauce.” So what’s the point of having this kind of survey?

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Five Great Ways to Monetize Traffic on YouTube

Make Money on YouTube

According to recent statistics released by YouTube, over 800 million unique users visit the site each month and that traffic from mobile devices had tripled since 2011. These statistics are quite endearing for most marketing executives, either big or small, as it offers a cheaper alternative to advertise to a global target audience. In addition, most of the site viewer’s fall under the ‘favored demographics‘ category that gives the site an inherent advantage to attract entertainment advertisers.

However, while there is a lot of buzz and interest regarding this emerging advertising platform, uncertainty and lack of information hamper most people from monetizing their traffic on YouTube. To shed light on this pertinent issue let’s look at some of the ways one can benefit from their YouTube videos.

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Several Ways SMBs Can Benefit from Using Yammer for Their Employees

Yammer is a social media tool specifically designed to help businesses of all sizes increase productivity and connect employees with one another. It is a convenient, secure way for you and your team to communicate and share relevant experiences and knowledge. There are several ways Yammer can be a benefit to your business.

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Five Ways Oracle has Improved MySQL Database Since Acquiring it From Sun

Oracle Imporves MySQL

Oracle’s acquisition of Sun systems – and MySQL – in 2010, left many web developers wary of the MySQL path. At the time Sun had major concerns with their hardware sector, but the MySQL application was becoming ever more popular.

Currently, MySQL is a significant tool in the management of website database information, and is usually integrated into the cPanel hosting platform at WestHost. Until recently, Oracle has simply continued to offer MySQL and allowed existing developers to continue updating it’s useful features, but made no significant changes to the open source database management application. However as of September 2012, Oracle finally announced a new Development Milestone Release (DMR) of the MySQL Cluster 7.3, with more than a few new features. The following are five important changes Oracle has made to the MySQL database, which every web developer should know:

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