Run WordPress blog directly from Google Cloud & Amazon S3 – Step by Step Guide

Configure your dynamic website to run on Amazon S3 or Google Cloud Storage

Cloud is NOW everywhere. Not recently that it was possible to run a full WordPress blog or a CMS website directly from a Cloud based solution, as cloud were simply referred to as storage options only, say for example hosting only media and static files of your WordPress site, this limitation however have been lifted up far or more from many of the industry-leading cloud service providers. The good news is Cloud Computing now provides various resources to host your entire WordPress blog assets not only the static assets (like in CDN approach) – the WordPress blog entirely in the cloud – Google Cloud or the Amazon S3. Read our honest explanation of Cloud Computing if you’re haven’t already.

This article will guide thru utilizing Google Cloud Platform and Amazon S3 storage to run WordPress blog or site. Do note that, deploying WordPress blog directly onto the Google Cloud or S3 is a little bit tricky unlike with Windows Azure, or other supported Cloud services. Any WordPress or dynamic Websites and many CMS can be seamlessly deployed and run directly from cloud storage of Google & Amazon S3 with OblakSoft’s Yapixx. Link or freshly install your existing WordPress blog with Microsoft Azure Cloud, read our comprehensive guide.
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[How to] Verify & Link various SSO models for ELMS e-academy

Screenshot from WebStore of DreamSpark Premium for Users verification SSO options

ELMS (e-academy License Management System) is a popular Web-based management system thru which organization can manage their software licensing needs and make software available to the community members. ELMS Webstore is the one stop repository of the software applications where organizations store the softwares. Microsoft’s DreamSpark, the then MSDNAA (MSDN Academic Alliance) is a large user of ELMS which many academic institutes and students use today. Using ELMS account, students and academic staffs can download softwares and their license serial keys with ease, this model of software distribution and licensing solution is far better than the traditional ones.

Screenshot from WebStore of DreamSpark Premium for Users verification SSO options
Screenshot from WebStore of DreamSpark Premium for Users verification SSO options

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[How to] Installing WordPress or any CMS on Windows Azure cloud, a complete guide

WordPress in Windows Azure Cloud Platform, make up logos

No doubt WordPress is the number #1 publishing platform right now, and addressing your blog reader aptly is right at your arms – speed, contents & responsiveness. This articles, as a part of cloud computing application, covers a fundamental step by step guide to run WordPress or other popular CMS on Microsoft’s new cloud platform called Azure.

Once you are ready with a Windows Azure account that has the Windows Azure Web Sites feature enabled, you can complete this tutorial. So, with this information handy let’s proceed to create your WordPress based blog on the cloud or even move your traditionally hosted WordPress blog to the cloud.

WordPress in Windows Azure Cloud Platform, make up logos
WordPress in Windows Azure Cloud Platform, make up logos

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What is Cloud? Explaining Cloud Computing in an honest way

Cloud computing illustration

What the hell Cloud Computing?
Ever tried to understand cloud at its best and the simplest possible way? Or some people like getting into cloud computing details, as explaining cloud computing to kids or first timers aka novice users; or as funny as Indian Minister explaining cloud computing in this video. Too often we end up at fuzzy meaning of Cloud Computing & what that really mean. It must be sponsored advertorials and videos explaining cloud computing at their favor and delivering them too complicated, otherwise, too worthless for general people. And this is still happening.

Sometimes, I still get stuck with cloud, is it a hype? Is cloud killing small businesses? Is cloud meant only for big and large enterprise organizations? Maybe I don’t have an honest answer to these questions, I definitely have honest way to explain this big things in IT now – the cloud. So what the hell is cloud computing.

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[How to] Create your own Digital Identity with OpenID and WordPress site or blog

There might be many reasons why your need your own digital identity. Digital identity in terms of your blog or site representing as you in the entire cyberspace. If you have a WordPress blog or site, you can use the URL of your blog as a digital identity, the usage might be many including OpenID appreciation which allows you to log in to sites that support OpenID. Basically, OpenID is an open standard that allows users to authenticate to websites without having to create a new password.

Digital identity is a psychological identity that prevails in the domains of cyberspace, and is defined as a set of data that uniquely describes a person or a thing (sometimes referred to as subject or entity) and contains information about the subject’s relationships to other entities ~ Wikipedia

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Buy Sell your favorite Instagram Photos via InstaCanv.as

Instacanvas is a marketplace to buy, sell, and discover Instagram art and photography.
Instagram photos for sale via Instacanvas
Instagram photos for sale via Instacanvas

Instagram, the popular photo sharing mobile social app, has become popular in recent days. Even after  purchase by Facebook, Instagram still rules the photo sharing world via your smartphone and tablet, despite many thoughts on it would be merged with Facebook and catch the integration. That’s the totally different story. However, now you can buy or sell your instagram photos via InstaCanv.as. Continue reading

Get your own personalized DuckDuckGo homepage

For those of us who are over concerned with the privacy and tracking issues with the Google giant, there has been many alternatives search engines that don’t track user activities. DuckDuckGo is a crowd-sourced search engine highlighting that they don’t record user activities. In their own words, “We don’t track or bubble you!” Now, if you use DDG frequently you can have your own personalized DuckDuckGo homepage using your Twitter account – here is how.

Get your own personalized DuckDuckGo homepage easily - http://bit.ly/KtVpAE
Get your own personalized DuckDuckGo homepage easily – http://bit.ly/KtVpAE

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Better world with IPv6 – the official World IPv6 Launch

World IPv6 Launch Badge
World IPv6 Launch Badge
World IPv6 Launch Badge

World IPv6 launch day (June 6, 2012) has finally arrived. Many industry leaders have agreed to redefine the global internet on this occassion. The world will certainly be a better place with IPv6, the new Internet Protocol addressing mechanism which can be allocated to every single sand particle on the Earth. Today, all major industry players are deploying their IPv6 version of their websites which you can browse if you are using Internetwork in IPv6 mechanism. World IPv6 launch, organized by Internet Society, is a part of mission to make Internet open and accessible to each of us. Continue reading

Quick policy to control Social Media – Internet censorship in Thailand

A couple of days back, I could not open my Google Apps email URL. This had never happened to me with Google services before. Then I quickly changed my subdomain to the main domain, and surprised to see my personal website cum blog has been blocked by MICT (Thai Ministry of Information and Communication Technology). However, the next morning I could successfully login back again. This was the case with HTTP URL protocol only, because I could still access mails via email clients in iPhone and Microsoft Outlook 2010.

As of now, Internet Censorship in Thailand is limited to website access only. By 2012, Thailand will most probably follow the current practices of China and India and require that the major international companies offering search and communications place servers for Thai users inside of Thailand ~ quoted.

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