Category: Web

Free SSL certificate from CloudFlare for blogs. Is it worth it?

It has been a little over a month since CloudFlare started offering free SSL, or Universal SSL as they call it, to over 2 million websites using their free service. This essentially doubled the number of websites using SSL overnight, literally! Let us be clear about what we mean by free. As of now this service is free indefinitely like CloudFlare’s other services included in CloudFlare’s free plan. This is NOT a free trial for 90 days, which is like the industry standard of SSL providers. SSL is traditionally only used by eCommerce, social networks and email providers. And even...

Why can’t I find my blog on Technorati?

If you have visited Technorati recently, you might have noticed it looks more like a tech blog, like The Verge or TechRadar, instead of looking like a Blog directory. From May 29, millions of users of Technorati couldn’t find their blogs on Technorati, world’s biggest tech blog directory. However, it is likely that this is a temporary thing and information about the blogs may come back once they relaunch Technorati as an advertising platform as they explain in this blog post. But the blog post does not say anything specifically what will happen to all those user data. Technorati was...

A Tale of Balloons, Drones, Lasers and Satellites by Google and Facebook: The Golden Age of Free Internet is About to Come

The Internet giants – Facebook and Google are persistent to provide free Internet access to the next billion who are yet to come online. Two thirds of the world population still does not have access to the Internet. Google envisions a world that has its rural and remote areas connected by high-altitude balloons placed in stratosphere. The speed is comparable to that of 3G. The balloons are maneuvered by adjusting their altitude to float to a wind layer with the desired speed and direction using the wind data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The project was unveiled in...

Keep it classy: Free WordPress Hosting from RedHat’s OpenShift (5 pages/second, unlimited bandwidth)

Most people start blogging with a free Blogger or a WordPress blog. Blogger is a great place for beginners to start blogging, but the problem is you have less control over the whole website. WordPress.com has annoying advertisements with free blogs, not only that they charge a premium of $30 for the privilege of linking a custom domain (like yourname.com). This is something Blogger throws in for free. If you are serious about blogging, make sure get a top level domain, preferably a dotcom or dotnet. WordPress is one of the most popular CMSs in the world. It is an...