Observation Reveals: Most Perfect Mistakes Make by the Pro Bloggers

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It is the 13th year of my blogging and 9th year of professional blogging. In this period I have learned lots of things about blog and blogging. When you’re just getting your blog up and running, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of just launching a blog and rush to get going – so much so, that you make mistakes along the way.

I know from personal experience how easy it is to screw things up with a blog – or even just miss opportunities I could have taken advantage of. So – to help you get started on the right foot (or get back on track if you’ve run off course) here are the 28 most common (and biggest!) mistakes I see pro bloggers making:
Today I’m going to cover some of the biggest mistakes bloggers are still making. Most of these fall under the category of “structural” or “conceptual.” Chances are, if you’re a novice, you’re guilty of at least a couple.
Don’t stress, this post will set you on the right track to becoming a more successful blogger.
But be warned…
You may find yourself compelled to throw out some posts, or even move your blog in a new direction altogether.

Mistake #1: Not Getting Your Audience

One of the biggest mistakes bloggers are still making is not identifying their audience.
Many get the topic and have the facts, but don’t connect with anybody.
As bloggers we have to understand the problems our readers face and empathize with them.
Literally feel what they feel and see through their eyes.
Once you do this, creating engaging posts that solve problems and answer questions is a breeze.
Aside from interacting with readers comments and installing Google Analytics, asking questions with a survey plugin like YOP Polls is great for identifying demographics.
You can even step the look up a notch with a service like Survey Monkey.
With the free version you get up to 100 responses and 10 questions per survey… and it’s easy to set up.

Mistake #2: Not Choosing a Strong Niche

Another big mistake that bloggers make is trying to be everything for everyone.
You can’t underestimate the benefits of strong focus.
Having a tightly defined and clear mission, makes you much more likely to gain a strong and passionate following that’s incredibly valuable.
Being passionate and excited about whatever it is you’re blogging really presents itself in your writing.

Mistake #3: Covering Too Much

A lot of bloggers want to appeal to a broad audience, so they write about a ton of topics.
You might be thinking, “well, that’s doesn’t seem like such a bad idea.”
The issue is, the blog can get a little too bloated and easily lose connection (and trust) with the reader.

Mistake #4: Inconsistency

This is one of the greatest factors of an unsuccessful blog, both in publication frequency and quality.
The hard part is these “elements of success” can sometimes seem like opposing forces.
Creating great content doesn’t typically take 5 minutes, which is a problem for those of us accustomed to instant gratification.
Ensure quality content on a regular basis by simply adhering to a publishing schedule.
Base your blogging on routine, not on whenever the muse comes to visit.
Don’t put out a great first post and follow it up with rushed crap. You’ll lose readers quicker than it took to write your lackluster content.

Mistake #5: Lack of Commitment

Not committing to blogging is another big mistake.
A lot of people get into blogging, and think it will have an instantaneous impact on their business – most receive a rude awakening.
You should plan on writing at least a couple posts per week for the first six months. It’s not likely you’ll experience overnight success.
But don’t get discouraged and quit because…
“Anything in life worth having is worth working for.” –Andrew Carnegie

Mistake #6: Quantity Over Quality

Your readers don’t want quantity, they want QUALITY!
Internet users want solutions to their problems with easy to digest information.
It WILL take you some time to research, write, and edit a good blog post…
Otherwise, a quick Google search would offer “good enough” information for your prospect.
Do yourself a favor and set your blog apart with unique content!
Steve Kamb of NerdFitness.com does a great job of making his content stand out in a VERY competitive industry.

Mistake #7: Writing For Yourself and Not Your Audience

Even if it sounds fun to share what’s on your mind in the moment, if it doesn’t help your audience, don’t post it.
You can’t be selfish. You need to leave that to your readers.
They want information that’s helpful to them.
Recognize your audience’s selfishness and feed them.
Indulging yourself doesn’t help your reader, which doesn’t help your blog.

Mistake #8: Making Your Blog About You

Remember, your audience doesn’t care about you unless you’re a celebrity.
Write blog posts that are entertaining, topical, and/or useful.
Unless you’re somehow directly relevant to how useful, interesting, or good your blog posts are, don’t make it about yourself.

Mistake #9: Poor Writing

A blogger’s job is to find and retain readers.
When you have more readers, you have an opportunity to help more people and make more money.
With this in mind, there’s one SUREFIRE approach to turn away new readers…
Always proofread before posting. Use spell-check and review your readability statistics in Microsoft Word.
Take time to research the concepts, facts, and ideas in your posts.
Remember, your focus should always be helping people – especially if you plan to profit.

Mistake #10: Not Using Provocative Headlines

Engage your readers with compelling headlines.
Everyone’s more excited to check out a blog post when it has a provocative headline.
Make people want to read your stuff with seriously enticing headlines.
Here are 11 great examples of provocative headlines:
  • Don’t Even Think About Blogging Without Reading This Report!
  • Amazing New Discovery Kills Kitchen Odors Quick!
  • Why Some People Almost Always Make Money Online?
  • Is The Life of a Child Worth $1 to You?
  • 7 Reasons Income Diary Readers Live Better
  • Free Book Tells You 12 Secrets of Incredible Sex
  • Why Some Foods “Explode” in Your Stomach
  • The “Friendly” Health Advice You Should NEVER Take
  • The Strange Breathing Technique That Improves Your Posture
  • Thousands Now Play Who Never Thought They Could
  • Lose Weight While You Eat (10 Foods That Actually Burn Calories)

Mistake #11: Blogging on Your Own

Learning to adopt skills from popular journalists, digging up stories and interviewing others from my industry has enhanced my writing skills and opened many doors.
A lot of bloggers think they have to do everything themselves.
And I was guilty of this too.
Thing is, this puts a lot of weight on our shoulders and drains creativity.
Expand your reach by emailing other bloggers from your industry and asking them for interviews and to exchange guest posts.

Mistake #12: Adding to Information Overload

Don’t just publish content for the sake of publishing content.
Try to create something unique and compelling.
Make sure every post has a lot of value, and doesn’t just contribute to the clutter that’s already out there.

Mistake #13: Too Much Self Promotion

Go outside your own products, services, and company and talk about other necessary subjects to offer solutions to your readers’ issues.
This builds trust, and shows you really care.
Besides, you can’t solve everybody’s problems.

Mistake #14: Not Connecting With Your Audience

A lot of bloggers just publish their posts and forget about them.
Looking at your comments, responding to them, and sincerely engaging with your audience, will help build strong relationships.

Mistake #15: Not Thoughtfully Responding to Comments

One of the most blatant mistakes a blogger can make is not taking time to respond thoughtfully to comments and interact with users.
Show your readers some love and respond to them.
Let them know you’re a real person that truly wants to improve their lives.
Make it clear by going beyond the initial response and following it up with engaging comments of your own.

Mistake #16: Not Promoting Your Blog Posts

To my disbelief, I see many bloggers not promoting their stuff. 
Once the article goes live, they’ll jump on Facebook, put a link on the fan page and that’s it.
Then you have those who go overboard and promote too much…
You have to strike a balance, getting your posts the attention they deserve without driving your followers crazy with self promotion.
Ideally, you want people sharing your content. Your traffic will go up once your stuff starts to get shared on social media.
You’ll achieve this by consistently writing engaging content geared toward solving your readers’ problems.

Mistake #17: Not Becoming Part of the Community

One of the most limiting mistakes bloggers make is trying to do everything alone.
There are a lot of dedicated, passionate writers out there who would like to help you craft a community blog around the great content in your niche…
This would accelerate the growth of your site with additional promoters and give you a greater social circle to utilize for exposure.
Resources like Blog Catalog can help you find other popular sites in your niche.
And communities like BlogEngage are awesome for the exchange of feedback and links by like-minded bloggers.

Mistake #18: Not Engaging Other Bloggers in the Industry

You want close collaboration with other bloggers in your industry.
You could even try to form a blogging group in your local community and start or join a group on Facebook.
The sky’s the limit.
Don’t think of your blog as a separate entity, acknowledge it as part of a larger community – collaborative partners can only help your site.
Think of your blog as one of many and link up with others for the benefit of your audience. You’ll destroy yourself trying to cover everything your niche has to offer alone.

Mistake #19: Not Sharing Your Expertise

Sharing your talent and expertise with other bloggers and websites builds trust, reputation, and credibility.
The quickest way to develop a community on the Internet is to share information.
Your readers can and will come from other authority blogs.
Get your foot in the door with the best blogs in your niche by doing guest posts, commenting on their stuff and asking to do interviews.

Mistake #20: Ignoring Keyword-Rich Titles to Appear Clever

A lot of bloggers choose really clever or catchy titles, but they don’t think about keywords.
Keywords can make a big difference to the search engines – especially for the long term.
Choosing a keyword-rich title can make the difference between your post living on and fading into nothingness.
You DEFINITELY want a catchy title, just make sure it’s relevant to your message.
We live in the age of information.
On a daily basis we’re exposed to more ideas, blog posts, and news stories than we could ever consume.
That said, time is a limited resource for most people these days.
And with an abundance of mediocre and regurgitated information, treating your readers’ time with respect is critical…
Remember, the best way to respect your readers’ time is by delivering great content on a regular basis.
Success by choice, not by chance.
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Top Secrets Can Improve Professional Blog Into Perfect website Instantly

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Websites are ongoing projects. They are never completely finished. Content needs to be updated, new pages created. When you have a blog, you need to publish new posts. Not to mention, there are a lot of maintenance tasks.
In short, there is always something you can do. It’s gift and a curse really.
On the one hand, you always need to do at least a little bit. On the other hand, there are always ways to improve your site and make it more effective at what it does.
In this article, we want to concentrate on latter. In the following, we will look at quick and easy website improvements that, while small, can have big impact on your site.
The post will include improvements from different areas such as website speed, SEO and conversion. However, everything on this list is guaranteed to be doable within 10 minutes or less. Therefore, you are not looking at large weekend projects, just quick and simple fixes.

Quick and Easy Website Improvements For a Better Site

Are you ready for some small changes with huge effect? Then just keep reading.

Do a Mobile-Friendliness Test

Our first task is to run some diagnostics. Checking the status quo of your site is a good way to keep up to date on how it’s faring. An important test is to check whether your site is mobile friendly.
You are hopefully aware that mobile friendliness is crucial these days. Since Google’s mobile friendly update it’s an integral part of running a website in terms of usability and SEO.
Luckily, Google provides their own mobile friendliness test tool. Just plug in your URL and the service will tell you whether your site is mobile friendly and, if not, how to make it so.

Google mobile friendly test

A quick note: It’s usually enough to only test your home page. However, if you have a page that significantly differs from the rest of the site (such as a blog), it might be good idea to test it individually.

Run a Speed Test

Continuing with the theme of testing, next up on our list of website improvements is a speed test. Page loading speed is another one of those factors that can make big difference in the success of a website because of its impact on page abandonment.
40 percent of users will leave a site that doesn’t load within three seconds. Time to find out if your site is one of them.
For a first overview, you can use Google PageSpeed Insights. Again, just input your site address, hit the button and it will tell you how your site fares in terms of page speed and what to do about it.
My favorite tool, however, is Pingdom. It not only lets you test your site from several different locations but also gives you a lot more information about what slows it down.
pingdom speed test results

While putting what you learned into action might take longer than 10 minutes (though, as you will see below, not necessarily), running these tests will provide you with the necessary information to make a difference.

Enable Gzip Compression

One of those small changes that can make a huge difference in terms of page loading speed is adding Gzip compression to your site.
Just like zip files on your computer it means compressing your website’s files to make them smaller. Smaller files download more quickly, resulting in faster loading of the page. Easy peasy.
The speed test in the beginning will tell you whether you have Gzip compression enabled or not. Alternative, you can also use Check Gzip compression to find out.
If your site doesn’t have it yet, it’s thankfully not very complicated to set up. You can either ask your host to do it, use a plugin like W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache to do it or do it manually.
For the latter, just access your FTP server and find .htaccess (note: you might have to show hidden files for that). Add the following code to it (Thanks to GTmetrix):
<IfModule mod_deflate.c>
# Compress HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Text, XML and fonts
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rss+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/vnd.ms-fontobject
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-opentype
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-otf
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-truetype
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-ttf
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xhtml+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/opentype
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/otf
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/ttf
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE image/svg+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE image/x-icon
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml
# Remove browser bugs (only needed for really old browsers)
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4\.0[678] no-gzip
BrowserMatch \bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html
Header append Vary User-Agent
Save, upload and you should be good. Test your site once more to see if it worked.

A/B Test Your Call to Action

Calls to action are one of the most central factors for conversion rates. Here, the smallest changes like altering a word or button color can literally make the difference between a sale and nothing.
website improvements split test call to actionImage by Andrii Symonenko / shutterstock.com.

So, whether your goal is to have people sign up for your newsletter, use your service or buy your product, it’s a smart idea to test your CTA every now and then.
Thankfully, it doesn’t take too much time and WordPress offers several tools for it. If you are using Divi, you can also use Divi Leads for A/B split testing as laid out in this article.
Come up with a hypothesis of what could improve your call to action. Implementing it shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. Then just let it run and pick the winner. Boom, conversion rate permanently improved.

Install an Image Optimization Plugin

Images and visuals often make up large part of a page’s weight. For that reason, reducing their size as much as possible is a good way to speed up your website.
Besides always using image just as large as you need and optimizing them before uploading (e.g. with TinyPNG), one of the quickest ways is to use an image optimization plugin.
WP Smush and EWWW Image Optimizer are both excellent options. They will not only automatically optimize any image you upload to your site, but can also do the same for existing ones.
Just install your favorite and then let it do its magic. Quick website improvement? You betcha.

Review/Update Older Content

In today’s net, content is a central pillar for success of any website. For that reason, many of us churn out blog posts day in and day out.
However, what about your older content? Yeah, the stuff that you wrote a few months of years ago. It’s still online, (ideally) still relevant and bringing in visitors. However, it could probably do with a facelift.
Updating older content is a great strategy to give it a second wind. Google loves up-to-date stuff and rewards it with better positioning. So do your visitors. Here’s how to go about it:
  • Edit style and readability — If your content is a few months or years old, chances are good you have become a better writer in the meanwhile. I actually cringe reading my earlier stuff. However, that’s natural and means you can use your new skills to make your older content more readable.
  • Update information — Are the facts in the post still true? Has new information come to light? Is there additional stuff you could mention? If so, by all means do.
  • Add/update links —  Are your external links still up to date? Do you have additional or better sources to link to? Can you add internal links to relevant articles that didn’t exist when you wrote the old post? Again, if the answer is yes, go for it.
  • Optimize for search engines — If you are using Yoast SEO, the plugin will tell you exactly what additional steps will make your article more optimized. Plus, they introduced the readability module just last year, so chances are good your older stuff can use some work in that area.

Update Your About Page

Staying with the theme of updating existing content, the about page is often one of the most important pieces of real estate of any website. People are naturally curious to find out more about who is behind what they are reading.
For that reason, it’s good idea to keep it up date. Looking over your page to see whether it still reflects reality is one of those easy website improvements you can in a jiffy.
Case in point, until a while ago my own about page was still mentioning my fiance even though I got married two years ago (thankfully nobody told my wife).
Maybe something like that is true for you, too. Apart from that, check whether your contact details are still current or if a new picture of yourself or your team would be in order.
Also, consider adding sign-up forms to your about page. It’s worth it.

Minify Code

Code minification is one of those things that all articles on site speed advise but that seems hard to implement.
In case you don’t know, minification means removing everything from your code that is only there to make it humanly readable. This includes formatting, comments and more. Doing so makes files a lot smaller which, as we have learned, make pages faster.
Thankfully, there is Autoptimize. Literally all you need to do is install the plugin, activate it, switch on minification and you are done.

Add New Keywords

In Google Search Console under Search Traffic > Search Analytics you can find the search queries that your site pops up in people’s searches for. It also lets you see their number of impressions, click-through rates and average search position.
This is very useful for finding new long-tail keywords for your content. Here’s how:
  1. Order the list by search position
  2. Scroll down to the point where the average position is larger than 10, so for which you are just missing the first page
  3. Click on a search query
  4. In the next screen, click on Pages to see the URL of the page that is ranking for that keyword
add new keywords via Google Search Console

How is that helpful? Because now you can go to that particular page and add said keyword to it. Two to five times is usually enough to give the needed bump. Plus, it shows Google that you update your pages. Win-win.
By the way, for more tips like that, check our advanced SEO tactics.

Check 404s and Redirect

Users hate very little more than clicking on a search result or link and landing on a page that doesn’t exist. The dreaded 404 not found error.
404 error page website improvementsImage by Ksusha Dusmikeeva / shutterstock.com.

Even if you have a custom 404 error page, this error often causes people to leave your site. For that reason, last on our list of quick website improvements is finding and eliminating their occurrence.
To find non-existing pages on your site, use Screaming Frog, Google Search Console (Crawl > Crawl Errors) or Broken Link Check. After that, it’s only a matter of setting up the Redirection plugin to send visitors on to more suitable pages.

Do You Know More Quick Website Improvements?

Websites need constant improvement in order to stay relevant, up to date and good at what they are intended for. However, that doesn’t always mean a big overhaul. Instead, it can be very effective to do small website improvements regularly over time.
Testing your site, doing small things to speed it up, updating content and improving SEO can all have tremendous impact on your site’s performance. While the changes are small, their cumulative results are nothing but.
We hope you have found something in the above that you can do on the fly to imprive your own website. If you have other tips for small website improvements ideas that make a great difference, please share!
Do you have additional improvements you can recommend? If so, please do in the comments section below.
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How to Download a Plugin or Theme from the WordPress Admin Dashboard

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Usually, when you need to download a plugin or a theme from your WordPress website, you need to connect to your website server via FTP or SSH to be able to transfer the files to your computer. But sometimes you don’t have the FTP/SSH credentials or something wrong with your FTP client or anything else and you just have your WordPress admin credentials. In this guide, I will show you how to get the theme/plugin files directly from your WordPress admin panel.

Typically, if I need to download a plugin or theme that’s running on a remote server, I connect to that server via FTP or SSH and transfer the files to my local machine. However, sometimes I don’t have access to the server for one reason or another, but I DO have the username and password to the WordPress admin dashboard. Below, I’ll outline how I download a plugin or theme from the WordPress admin dashboard using a free plugin called Advanced Code Editor.

  1. Log in to the WordPress admin for the site where the plugin/theme you want is installed.
  2. Go to Plugins > Add New. Search for and install the Advanced Code Editor plugin.
  3. Go to Plugins > Installed Plugins and activate it.
  4. Go to Plugins > Editor if you want to download a plugin, or Appearance > Editor if you want to download a theme.
  5. Select the plugin/theme from the dropdown menu and click select
  6. Click the far-right button to download it
  7. Download WordPress Themes
Alternative method: 

To download any theme files from your WordPress dashboard, you’ll need to install a plugin called Download Theme

To install it, go to your WordPress dashboard -> Plugins -> Add New and search for Download Theme and then click Install Now then Activate.

Once the plugin is activated, go to your themes page by clicking Appearance -> Themes. Hover over any theme and you’ll find a Download button added to each theme.

Download WordPress Plugins

Similarly, there is another plugin called Download Plugin and it will allow you to download any plugin from your WordPress dashboard.
Once the plugin is installed and activated, go to your WordPress plugins page and you will find a download button added to each plugin.

I hope you find this a useful guide to download any WordPress theme or plugin from your WordPress dashboard without FTP or SSH. If you have any questions, please use the comments section below.
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Pros and cons of using presentations for common professionals

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Pros and cons of using presentations
The Powerpoint presentations are used for public speeches. It occurs so often that you may think that you should start using something else to make your performance look great. Most of the people think that they can really prepare a presentation within a few minutes and it will look great. These people are wrong. If you spend a little time on the preparation, your listeners will become angry with you. Because they have spent money and time on you and what you give them back is a boring set of tables and texts.
Reasons not to use presentations
Many office workers use presentations for all kinds of reports and meetings with their clients. And usually, they have to do this so often that they don’t have time for normal preparation. Can it be the reason for not using this kind of visualization? No. There’s a way out. Start using Power Point templates to save time. You can use one template for one type of speech.
How to find out you don’t use the presentation properly? It’s easy. Look into the eyes of the people. Are they looking at you? Are they staring at their gadgets screens? What do you see in their eyes? If you can’t do this because you’re busy with the speech, your presentation will fail. You should always be in touch with the visitors. So the only reason not to use PowerPoint is your personal desire and nothing more.

Reasons to use presentations
Here we will make a list to tell you why you should use this type of software:
  • Indicate the key idea of the speech. It means you don’t have to write a huge text on the screen and show it to people. It means you show only a few words that describe the whole speech. You can use any kind of visuals here, but you should make it easy to understand.
  • Show the plan of your performance. You can make an ordinary list with items or make it look more fun and interesting. You can add more colors, shapes, but do not overdo this.
  • Show connections, reasons, and conclusions. Just imagine the teacher explaining what a triangle is without any visuals. It will be a nonsense.
  • Evoke feelings and emotions. If your presentation cannot evoke anything, you fail. You should use this powerful tool not for manipulation, but for making people trust you and believe in your words.
The bottom line

If you want to make your public speech look and sound great, you should use PowerPoint presentations. You will need to spend enough time on preparing it, testing on different listeners and find the right templates to save your time and money.

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Major differences between cloud hosting and VPS hosting

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The environment of a VPS is exactly same as the Cloud. A Cloud server can be called as a VPS server but a VPS is not a cloud server.There is a lot of talk these days about cloud computing or cloud hosting. Many companies are using these terms loosely to discuss either VPS or cloud servers (public or private). But, what do these terms mean? You will definitely see a difference when you look at the price tag, so understanding what each of these services are will help you in your quest to determine the best option for you or your company.

Below are some key differences between a cloud hosting & a VPS or VDS hosting.

1. Infra

In a VPS hosting, one dedicated server (suppose a dedicated server with 64 GB RAM and resources) is partitioned into multiple servers. All these partitions are virtualized further and each of them work as a dedicated server, hence called Virtual dedicated server or VDS or VPS.

But in a Cloud hosting, we rent a small portion of a Big network of machines connected together. (Talking about public cloud) A giant setup of machines that offer resources are connected together and then they are further rented to clients. You can always scale up your resources as per your requirements and it will be done in a few minutes of clicks.

2. Availability

In a VPS server, if a machine or part of the machine fails, your VPS will go down causing downtime till the problem is fixed but in case of Cloud server, In case of any failure, the system is re-routed to another available physical resource causing minimum downtime.

3. Payment Model

In a Cloud, things are pretty fast. Every server slot is available and is always ready to be served in seconds. But in a VPS, it takes time to virtualized a dedicated server and then allot VPS slices to the client. That is the reason Cloud uses optimum resources as anyone can occupy any slice by making its payment. But in a VPS, you are not sure when all slots will be sold. Your resources might not be utilized well if you are hosting only one client on a parent server.

4. Resource distribution

In a Cloud environment, you are totally separated from others. You will be getting dedicated resources of what you have been told. But In a VPS, you get a virtual environment with portioned disk space & certain bandwidth, however the CPU & the memory of the parent machine is equally distributed among all VPS slices. VPS companies offer you a minimum allocation of resources that is guaranteed 24/

For example, just because a VPS package claims to offer 1 GHz of CPU performance and 512 MB of memory, does not necessarily mean that either the memory or CPU allocation is not split into multiple slices.

Also, In a cloud, a client is completely isolated from the files of other client, it is more secure than VPS hosting.

5. Choice of Operating system

Depending upon the virtualization method used, A VPS can offer you only one operating System. But in a cloud, you get the freedom to choose any operating system you want. You can install or replace any operating system from a range of OS available.

Cloud Hosting vs VPS Hosting

The following tabular comparison between Cloud hosting and VPS hosting will present a more clear picture of these two hosting models

Which is better?

There are multiple parameters to consider while chosing the best. If you are chosing a Private Cloud then VPS will be cheaper for you. But in this case, you will get limited features of VPS and security risk as private cloud is way more secure.

Also If you chose to host your files on Public Cloud (DigitalOcean,Linode etc), it is relatively cheaper but less secure than Private cloud.. But as compared to the VPS, Pubic Cloud hosting has the edge and that is why it is getting popular everyday.

In a Cloud hosting, you get relatively cheaper price, secure environment and freedom of resource scaling. What else do you need.

Below is a quick summation of what I've said.

One physical server, divided into several smaller server slices that each act as their own virtual server environment.

Typically less expensive than cloud servers.
No file or data access occurs between VPS clients on the shared server. They are kept separate.
If needed one VPS can be rebooted without affecting other VPSs on shared server.

They do not offer high-availability. If physical server fails, all VPSs on that server fail.
There can be security concerns. If a customer on your shared server does not take security seriously, and gets hacked or gets a virus, then your VPS could be negatively affected.
Computing resources are shared between all clients, therefore, RAM, bandwidth and CPU performance can be affected if another VPS on the shared server is demanding a higher load.
Only one operating system can be utilized by each physical server.
They are not scalable. Storage is based on physical server limitations. Once you meet your max VPS capacity, you have to either buy more space or look into other options. This could take many hours or days of downtime to migrate to a new solution.

Cloud Servers

Cloud servers utilize multiple servers connected together in a cluster which is backed by SAN storage. Customers utilizing a cloud platform will benefit from the multiple servers because they will receive unlimited storage, maximum bandwidth, managed load balancing and no ties to a specific piece of hardware. The basic difference between public and private clouds are in public, the cluster is multi-tenant and a private is a single client.

Scalable – add more server power in a moment’s notice.
Custom Infrastructure - clients can include custom network architecture, firewalls, load balancing and IP deployment.
High Availability - if a physical server fails, cloud servers are migrated to another physical server without experiencing an outage.
Burstable Computing Resources - no concern about lagging RAM or CPU power, even if another cloud customer's load grows.
Completely secure since you virtually have your own server. If a client on the shared cloud gets hacked or gets a virus, your cloud server will be completely separated with no risk to your data.
Each customer on the cloud can select their specific operating system.
Unlimited storage as it is based on SAN storage.

Typically, a little more expensive than VPS.

As you can see, the cloud servers are a little light on the con side. And, if you are utilizing a shared cloud, the cost is not significantly more than a VPS and there is much upside.

The term cloud hosting or computing can be defined in several ways. To respond to this question and contrast the two services, I’ll define cloud hosting as a utility where a cloud service vendor provides a virtual machine instance that does not have fixed computing attributes. While there may be a minimum or maximum size configuration for the server, the virtual machine computing configuration can grow or shrink dynamically dependent on the resources requested by the application. The billing method for the resources is based on usage over a period of time for the CPU, RAM, HD, and Network.

VPS or managed virtual servers are delivered as a traditional managed server although running as a virtual server, typically in a multi-tenant environment. The customer will order the server with fixed attributes and alter those attributes manually, when necessary. Vendors will typically price this service as individual components associated with the machine or as a service bundle and the resources are guaranteed to be available.

Both services have a place dependent on need, environment, application and supporting IT team.
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Make Money: Write Whatsapp Status and Get Paid via WhatsStatus.com

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Now these days, social media websites become household name as well as daily life style tasks. It is known to all that instant messaging services like WhatsApp, Viber,Facebook and Hike messenger are popular among all age group of people globally. 

Normally, we talk about any social networking services in internet which include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, etc. then the first thing that fascinates us a lot is a social status or bio description of our friends or family’s social profile are connected to each other. Simply we can says that the Facebook profile description, Instagram’s bio, and WhatsApp status are really becoming a stuff one can brag about and those can make any one a celebrity. 

In my view, My Consideration the craziness of the Facebook and WhatsApp status, there is one website named WhatsStatus.com that adds thousands of Whats App status daily via their expert writers which you can use on your other social profiles too under various categories. 

The whatsstatus.com has written on their about page that they are the largest collection of best, top rated status, users can find and placed them in any website or any where for free! Any one can use these status on your profiles on Facebook, WhatsApp, Myspace and other social sites, which can will make your profile really stand out and score Likes! 

Apart from that, they are also encouraging people to write the WhatsApp status for them as they are paying a specific sum for every approved status daily basis. 

i. Signup to WhatsStatus.com for Free 

ii. Start writing from any where 

iii. First 200 Status (Only Approved Status) Rs 1/Status After iv. 200 Status (Only Approved Status) Rs 2/Status.

I want to give a summery review of the functioning of WhatsStatus.com so that you can extract most out of it. As far as the ‘design’ quotient is concerned, the site is very much designed on the theme of WhatsApp status where you can get a feel of WhatApp as the site consists more of green, gray, black color elements. Though the user-interface is simple like any other website and you can easily get the WhatsApp status of your choice on the basis of different emotions. 

I would like to recommend this site to all the folks out there who are still confused about what sort of status they should put on their WhatsApp or any other social profile.
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Access VPS Server and Point A Domain To VPS Server

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Here I am going to explain how you can connect to your VPS server using windows remote desktop connection and how to point a domain to VPS server.
1. On your windows computer, click Start button.
2. Click on the All Programs menu.
3. Click on the Accessories menu.
4. Click on the Remote Desktop Connection program.
5. Type in your IP Address of your server in the Computer field.
6. Click on the Connect button
7. Type in your username as Administrator.
8. Type in your Administrator password.

You will now be logged into your VPS server hosting remotely as long as the user credentials match.
This is one of the final steps for successful account migration between servers.

What you’ll need

Before you begin this guide you’ll need the following:
Your VPS IP address
Access to Your domain’s management panel
Step 1 — Creating private nameservers

Firstly you will have to access the administration panel of your domain name registrar. If you want to confirm what your registrar is you can always do that via services like who.is. This tutorial will use somuv.eu domain name as an example.

Secondly, once logged in to the registrar panel you should look for sections such as: Custom Nameservers, Nameserver Management, Create Nameservers, etc. Inside you should be able to create subdomains ns1, ns2, ns3, etc. and point them to IP addresses. In this case let’s assume that VPS IP address, to which you are pointing the domain, is

After all is set please confirm the change by clicking on any Save, Update or Close button.

Step 2 — Updating your domain’s nameservers

After you have created the private nameservers and specified the IP addresses, you must update nameservers used by your domain so the domain starts pointing to the VPS. Try to look for section names like Update Nameservers, Change Nameservers, etc. inside your domain’s management panel. Once there, just fill in the private nameservers created previously and click on Save or Update button to save the changes.

If any error comes up, you should contact your domain registrar for the assistance.

IMPORTANT! DNS changes could take up to 24 hours to propagate worldwide.

Alternative method - Using A record to point the domain

If you do not want your VPS to serve as DNS server you can just point the domain through A record. Be aware that in such case this change must be done where your nameservers are pointed at (in the authoritative DNS zone). You can check your current nameservers via service like InToDNS.com. Fill in the domain name and click Report, your nameservers will be listed.

Once you know where your DNS is hosted, login to the DNS management panel. It should be called like DNS Management, Edit DNS Zone, DNS Zone Editor or something in that nature. If you do not know how to proceed with this at all - please contact your DNS provider’s support team for help.

In the DNS manager, you should be able to add or edit A records. Just try to look for the appropriate section and specify your VPS IP address near the A record. Click any button to save or update the DNS.

IMPORTANT! Make sure that you are changing A record for your main domain, usually in DNS editor it is listed as @.

My final words: 

To conclude, you just gained the knowledge how to point a domain to VPS using two methods. In the first one, you created private nameservers, pointed them to your VPS IP and updated your domain’s actual nameservers. The second method was less complicated, you just changed your DNS A record via current DNS zone.
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Why Bloggers Should read the novel The First Trillionaire by Sapna Jha

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As an IT professional bloggers have very little time to read books , specially novels , poem etc but honestly my opinion on this matter- " Bloggers must read one novels each month to realize the physical touch of real world." The novel and poem gives some extra ordinary philosophy to our personal lives. So, I highly recommend to read a few books per year. Recently I have read a novel is named as The First Trillionaire by Sapna Jha which is available on Amazon.

A good book is one that is simple to understand. It should always be like one is able to relate and visualize the scenes. Nobody likes to read a book with a dictionary (Pun intended). The First Trillionaire by Sapna Jha may in the beginning seem like usual story and quite predictable. However, as one proceeds towards the second half of the book, there is complete flip in the story and it will blew one with surprise. That is surely going to be thrilling for every reader. This book talks about a village girl who is not well read as others because she lacked proper education but still, out of all odds she stood high and got selected for one of India’s prestigious services. She was not respected in her society as she was believed to be born out of wedlock. She used to get furious about it at times but then she knows she has her mother who has brought her up superbly well. Her love for her mother and utmost belief in Maa Durga brought her all that she ever wished for. Her biggest wish was to become the world’s First Trillionaire. Of course, we all have heard about billionaires and millionaires but Trillionaire? It is not easy to be one and such a wish from such a person who has no one else to support than her mother became a subject of laughter in her companions. But she was the one who was never disappointed with anything. She still believed that if Maa Durga has planned this for her then she surely will be the First Trillionaire one day. 

But this book is not that simple and is just about girl’s wishes. It is about her life and the difficulties and hardships that she had to face while in service. She thought getting a job would be the end of her and her mother’s worries. But there were bigger problems waiting ahead of her. She got all that was always hers but she was not aware of it. But anyhow her dreams were fulfilled and how she ultimately becomes the world’s first Trillionaire is worth reading.

Why should read The First Trillionaire by the bloggers:
i. Book carries simple life
ii. Corporate world insight 
iii. Pros and cons of technology
iv. Underworld influence in techno world
v. How to become a Trillionaire by chance

The unfolding of story and the characters made out in the story are so involving that one will feel completely consumed while reading the book. After a very long time, I got the opportunity of reading something unique. This book is a great work done by Sapna Jha. Hard to believe it is her debut book because the clarity of thoughts and the words chosen to demonstrate the same is wonderful. 

I recommend this book to all my friends. I hope the way I enjoyed reading it, they also enjoy in the same manner.

Author’s official website:  www.sapnajha.com
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Modern methods to Use Social Media Sites in Countries that Block Them?

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Thanks to the Internet we now live in a global village. We can order a pair of American sneakers on eBay and get them delivered to any corner of the world. We have a chance to go live on Facebook and show our friends across the ocean a bungalow on the Maldives where we are having a honeymoon or marvel at Angelina Jolie’s photos on Instagram while being on a trip to Malaysia. Can you imagine your life without Facebook, Instagram, Skype, YouTube and Twitter? Probably not. 

What you might not know is that in some countries the most popular social networking services and video-sharing platforms are banned. For example, you cannot use Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in China, Skype is banned in China,Turkey, Oman and even Malaysia. So if you go to work to a Middle East country, enter Chinese language course in China or take a vacation in Turkey, there is a risk to end up without your favourite social media. And that sounds disturbing.

Do not worry. A VPN will save you, no matter where you go and how long you stay there. For one, you can use Overplay.You can find in-depth information about the service by reading an Overplay review. This reliable VPN service will disguise your IP address in such a way that your computer or gadget will be connected with the USA, Japan or any other of the 48 countries of the world where Overplay has their servers. This way you can cheat on the firewall and get access to the desired content online. Our advice is to install Overplay VPN before travelling to a country with limited access to social media platforms. It is easy to use and is highly efficient, fast, reliable and stable. Unlike some other VPN services Overplay will hardly ever lose connection with the Internet. In case something goes wrong, the company offers excellent customer support. It does not cost much and you can order one of the 2 available plans: Smart DNS to access any web-site in the world and Smart DNS + VPN plan which provides the fastest connection an additional security. Overplay is one of highest- rated VPN providers and is really affordable. You can buy a plan for as cheap as $4.95 per month. Do not worry whether or not your device is compatible with the software developed by Overplay as there are solutions for Windows, iOS, Mac, Android, OSX and routers. Installing the software is as easy as one two three as there are user-friendly tutorials available.

So choose the tariff plan you need, register your client account, make a payment and check how the service works. In case you dislike something about it, you have two days to make a refund request. But we can assure you – there will be no need for that as you will definitely become one of Overplay’s thousands of happy clients.
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