WordPress pingback DDoS is back in the news, and it spells trouble for most of the popular content management system’s 100 million sites.
The Return of Pingback DDoS
In mid-march a popular WordPress was suddenly overwhelmed by millions of HTTP requests coming from fellow WordPress sites. The hackers succeeded in bringing down the target WordPress site for several hours.
27,299,909 downloads for the WordPress version 3.9, is what the counter showed when writing here. This is the number of sites that are running ver. 3.9 only, imagine the number if we include the sites that run older versions.
Considering the number of sites running on WP CMS, it isn’t surprising to see the volume of plugins, themes and templates to support the vast variety of user preference.
Until June 2014, the total number of wordpress plugins were: 31,955
WordPress Plugins download counter : 686,399,749 and counting
While the total number of WP themes available at the themes directory is 2,612, which have been downloaded 104,834,472 and counting.
Now, hand-picking from such a large pool of options can often be difficult. Hence, with an effort to ease you from this mammoth effort, we’ve formulated a list of top wordpress plugins for blogs and website’s based on various parameters.
Check this cool infographics for a list of greatly useful WordPress plugins :
With the introduction of Cloud technology, many firms and enterprises got skeptical about the future of dedicated hosting. There indeed is a reason for anyone to doubt it – with the fast gaining popularity of ‘as a service’ suffix of nearly everything in the digital space.
The massive hype created by service providing companies forced decision makers to think of decommissioning their dedicated servers and instead switch to cloud based alternatives.
Simply, in a real life scenario the picture that’s portrayed, is different. According to a study conducted by Microsoft, the dedicated servers account for nearly 48% of the hosting facility spending. Furthermore, the company has also estimated and increase of 40% on top of it during the upcoming two years.
Then, why do big brands strongly believe and claim for a positive future of Dedicated servers?
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Public events bring an enormous opportunity for businesses to boost sales, branding, & leads. AND, when it’s an event of the FIFA World Cup, the kind of exposure a company can generate is unimaginable – only sky is the limit.
It’s a good old 25 years since the WWW came into existence in 1989. Since then it’s kept on touching the lives of a growing population of netizens from across the globe. It revolutionized the ways of communication between masses.
This very interesting infographics walks us through the major events in WWW during the 25 years until mid-2014.