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Cloud Hosting vs. Traditional Hosting In an era of tight budgets many businesses, from enterprise level to small and medium sized business, are looking for efficient ways to manage their web hosting needs. The hosting environment is changing, and some are now looking beyond traditional setups, and into the possibilities of cloud hosting through AWS or Azure services. Traditional...

  Microsoft Azure PHP Debugging Tools Microsoft has equipped its Azure cloud service with a tool to debug PHP-based Web applications that are running on its platform. The service “offers in-depth insight into how an application is performing,” said Andi Gutmans, who is the CEO of Zend Technologies and one of the original developers of PHP. Zend is...

Install phpmyadmin azure: Here is a great tutorial on how to install phpMyAdmin to import existing blog data into a MySql/ClearDb database in Windows Azure. phpMyAdmin is a web based tool for administering MySql databases. It can be used to create tables, edit the data in tables, export/import/backup data and many other tasks. I found it to be an adequate tool for...

(source businessinsider.com) Prior to the season, Microsoft and the NFL struck a five-year $400 million deal with one of the major components being that the Microsoft Surface would become “the official tablet of the NFL” with coaches and players using the Surface on the sidelines during games. Not a bad deal for Microsoft if you consider the exposure...

Well, it took a bit longer than many security experts expected, but the first big security threat for Windows XP users has arrived. The zero day vulnerability will be quickly patched by Microsoft—for supported platforms at least. That means that this will be the first of many open wounds for Windows XP—known vulnerabilities left exposed because the OS is no longer supported by Microsoft. Security...