Tag: DNS

How to start a self hosted WordPress blog for 2018

WordPress Blogging

There are a lot of very viable blogging platforms but by far one of the most popular and highest community driven platforms is WordPress. WordPress is a great blogging solution for both beginners and professionals alike. You can get as complicated or keep it as simple as you like. With thousands of plugins and themes at your disposal (and most of them free), you can have a very professional looking (and performing) site for very minimal cost. Note: In this article I’m referring to the open source WordPress.org project.  Nothing in this article refers to WordPress.com. So where do you…

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Website building tools for beginners

Website Building Tools

Easy Web Building Tools for the Beginner If you’re looking to get a website up and online, there really is no need to be a developer or even hire one.  Of course, there are quite a few advanced techniques that would require a bit of knowledge in web development.  For the most part however, you can have a professional looking, well running, traffic generating website fairly easily. The tools I use are nothing that require a ton of knowledge in either IT or web development.  That said, these platforms do offer some very in depth options for tweaking your platform…

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Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 – Privacy for your DNS Lookups with the Performance of the Cloudflare Network

Cloudflare Public DNS Header

1.1.1.1 Launched on April 1st.  4/1 or four 1’s.  Pretty clever. On April 1st, 2018, Cloudflare launched it’s own public DNS (Domain Name System). With a very memorable and easy to remember IP address to add to your computer or router of 1.1.1.1, similar to Google’s 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, this isn’t a public DNS system to be easily forgotten.  I’ve went ahead and set this up on my laptop to see if I can notice a difference from a human aspect (without doing any kind of technical evaluation).  So far, I haven’t noticed too much of a performance difference from Google’s, but we’re no…

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