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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Quitting Firefox to IE – confession of a Windows 8 Pro-user

Cheevos - a popular firefox add that makes learning about different parts of the browser fun, plus bragging rights with your friends about your pro web surfing habit

How many tabs are opened in your Internet browser right now? Well for me, it’s 17 in Firefox ver 21.0. I’m writing this post from one of those 17 tabs in Firefox – the only browser which is opened right now in my Windows 8 machine. So far so good, but I expect sudden crash of this awesome browser. Yes, confession that it is still awesome, and I love Firefox more than Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Part time mood changers are Opera, Maxthon and Safari browsers, each of which have their own flavor of surfing. Sadly, in this article I’m writing about why I’m quitting Firefox to be all time IE user, there is no alternative for me since I’m now a full time Windows 8 user with all my Workstations, and personal portable devices being Win 8 and Firefox not being in those favor at least for now.

Too many concurrent tabs opened in Firefox. Cheevos - a popular firefox add that makes learning about different parts of the browser fun, plus bragging rights with your friends about your pro web surfing habit
Too many concurrent tabs opened in Firefox. Cheevos – a popular firefox add that makes learning about different parts of the browser fun, plus bragging rights with your friends about your pro web surfing habit

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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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Top 10 most popular apps for Microsoft Surface Tab

Fresh Paint Window 8 App
Windows 8 Store logo
Windows 8 Store logo

Now that the new OS Windows 8 finally in the town, and you must have already been delivered your much awaited Surface tab from Microsoft. Right now, Surface RT is out, and you will need to wait a couple of month for Surface with Win 8 Pro. No matter which Surface tablet you will have, lets explore the top 10 most popular apps for Microsoft Surface downloaded from Windows Store.

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Should I upgrade iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 6? – Desire for iPhone 5

An iPhone screen showing the iOS 6 update - upgrading to iOS 6 puts you think once for sure
An iPhone screen showing the iOS 6 update - upgrading to iOS 6 puts you think once for sure
An iPhone screen showing the iOS 6 update – upgrading to iOS 6 puts you think once for sure

While I enjoyed my last week watching iPhone 5 lies and reading tweets about the greatest innovation from Apple on iPhone 5, I never make-up my mind to upgrade my iPhone 4S oops, better say iOS 5.1.1. For  a couple of days, I went thru series of iOS 6 features (to be precise, why would I be interested in features of iPhone 5 anyway) with any second thought on having a new iPhone 5 or even upgrading the current one to iOS 6. However, finally the day has come, and my B&S also pop out the update notice for iOS 6. A quick Google search on “upgrade iOS 5.1.1 to 6” thinking I would get a good bulk of advices resulted in a frustration because most of the results show how to downgrade iOS 6 to iOS 5.1 instead. I’m giving a try to learn consequences for both the cases – should I upgrade ios 5.1 to 6 ? Continue reading