Wikipedia defines it as so: In computing, a server is a computer program or a device that provides functionality for other programs or devices, called “clients”. This architecture is called the client�server model, and a single overall computation is distributed across multiple processes or devices. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_(computing So what does this mean? Simply put a server is a computer that has software on it that allows you as the client to connect to it and then it returns responses to the request in the nature in which you request a.k.a. you type in a website address and the server response with the pages or page youRead More →

SSL is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer and what it does is encrypt the traffic going from your browser to the Web Server. SSL is really no longer a thing and has been replaced by TLS or Transport Layer Security. It is just still referred to as SSL for simplicity and old habits die hard as it were. Do to many regulations if you have any type of login or PII (Personal Identifiable Information) you maybe legally required to have an SSL to encrypt all of your website traffic or at least the the parts with logins and sensitive information. If you do notRead More →

web hosting

In the simplest terms shared hosting is where you and other people share resources on a web server (place where your website is sent from when someone types say adamblansett.com before it shows in your browser aka Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explore or Edge). When you are just starting out this can be a very cost effective way to host your website and have it available 24/7. As a developer for over 12 years I personally use shared hosting even for this website you are on now. Using this allows me to host this website for low cost and very little maintenance. If you areRead More →