We are buying and selling items online as never before. Our names, addresses, bank data, and far more delicate information is going around the Internet with every transaction. This data could have been extremely easy to steal if there was no way to protect it. Here comes the SSL certificate, the one that almost every e-commerce site uses to encrypt your data and protect it.
There are plenty of types of DNS records. More than 50 types of DNS records (for example CNAME, ALIAS, AAAA, etc.) are still in use, and at least the same number is already absolute. You don’t need all of them all the time. Let’s talk about the essentials. The top 6 DNS record types that you can’t manage your DNS without.
We can’t skip the A DNS record from any DNS list. It is probably the best-known record type. The purpose of the A record is to direct, to point a hostname to its IP address. When we talk about A record, the address is IPv4 (32-bit). There is a newer AAAA record type that uses IPv6 addresses (128-bit).
Do you use Netflix or Disney+? Can you imagine distributing video content to every point in the world instantly? To be able to stream video to millions of users at the same time? It is a huge effort! You can’t do it with a single mega server. You will need a network of many, and those servers can’t be just connected in a single location. They need to be strategically distributed to different spots where the consumers are. Here comes the CDN and all its glory. It is the enabling technology that is currently killing the standard television.
In 1985, when the domain industry included just 9 Top Level Domains (TLDs), to choose one or to write this article could’ve been easier. Right now, the number has grown to 1,514 TLDs, based on data from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Some domains from the pioneers of this industry are still ranked among the most used TLDs after 35 years. Let’s have a look at the most popular TLDs in 2020, according to w3techs’s statistics.
When we are thinking about the Cloud, we could have many things in mind. The most common image is SaaS. SaaS is an extremely convenient approach to computing and software. Should we all have very expensive and complicated hardware? No! We can leave this job to specialized companies and focus on core business activities like improving the products, services, and processes.
To succeed in e-commerce involves different factors and a lot of work.
A website requires constant maintenance and improvements to really be visible among the small, medium, and giant ventures that already exist.