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In a day and age when everything is digital and all the information is just a few clicks away, websites play a vital role in connecting people and establishing businesses. Now websites are hosted virtually by a third party, known as hosting providers for websites, blogs and apps through different servers. A few of website hosting providers are:

*Bluehost

*Siteground

*Dreamhost

*Hostinger

*Hostgator

Like any definition, web hosting can be easily understood with an illustration, for example choosing a good reliable web hosting provider is like establishing a good foundation before building a house. Get to know important sources of information on web hosting, for instance Hosting Foundry’s reviews are in-depth that will guide you effectively.

Here are some few points to guide you in choosing a host for your website.

1.     Knowing your Needs

Firstly before jumping into picking your service provider, one should carefully examine your needs (a picture of your website requirements, the cost and time factors, etc). Why is it necessary you might wonder? Generally, website providers can be classified into four categories.

a.     Shared Hosting: If you are new into handling a website and managing it yourself then as a hobby, shared hosting can be a good platform for you. With shared hosting, you share your server resources with other websites thus costing you less but unable to handle if the traffic increases.

b.     Virtual Private Hosting (VPS): Under this hosting, you will be able to have your own server resources. Thus the cost is more and it can handle more traffic.

c.     Cloud Hosting: Here depending upon the traffic, the server will merge itself with other servers making it more efficient and productive.

d.     Dedicated Hosting: Dedicated server hosting is when you have an entire physical server that’s dedicated to your website. It is basically a self-owned server where you don’t need to share the resources and you have control over the traffic needs.

As you gain more knowledge and your website traffic increase you can opt to upgrade from one type of hosting to another.

2.     Know the Cost

While there are some free hosting providers but a major drawback is they do not hold any responsibility if your website or blog gets crashed or deleted. So it is advisable to opt for a budget program if you are new but still serious. Almost all the subscription plans are the same and the costs are also the same depending upon the extra features you might want. The cost will increase if you want to add on a domain name, payment features, upgrades, etc. A piece of general advice is to note the extra features cost, renewal price, and the signup discounts and refund policy.

3.     Know the Features

You need a user-friendly control panel to communicate between the systems. The most popular type of control panel and one of the easiest to use is cPanel, which is great for Linux based servers. If you use a Windows server, look for the Plesk control panel. Both these control panels provide a single dashboard interface with easy to navigate, well-categorized features that let you change settings and manage updates and software installation in just a few clicks. Other features you need to look for are file manager, site stats, FTP /sFTP, one-click installer, and DNS management.

4.     Knowing the Value of e-commerce

With the advent of online payment mode, almost all the websites established are looking for revenue either by selling a product or advertising as a middleman. You must pick a provider that supports e-commerce facilities like SSL certification (i.e. those that have addresses beginning with HTTPS), dedicated IP, and one-click shopping cart software installation.

5.     Know your Security Policy

In a virtual world, your websites and your information are prone to hacking. Therefore it is wise to check the security levels before investing in any service provider. Cybersecurity is quickly gaining its impetus thanks to web hosting engineers. For robust cybersecurity, you need a web host that can provide an arsenal of tools to defend you against a wide range of threats. You need strong firewalls, intrusion prevention, email scanning, spam removal, and SSL encryption. A good web host will take care of all these.

6.     Knowing the Terms and Conditions

A good web host will keep its terms and conditions well placed and known. Managing and updating your backups, if in case your website gets hacked or crashed, you will still be able to restore it. One important advice here is when you are choosing hosting, look for a host that guarantees an uptime of at least 99.95% and in case of shared hosting otherwise 99.99%. Also lastly check for migration services, the refund policy and conditions related to payments, if in case you want to move to a new service provided. A good service provider will make your endeavour much easier and secure.

Hope these 6 points help you in your quest to host a website. Keep exploring more and get going on your website.

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Published Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2020 21:30:29 +0000

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What could you order from Ansett Airlines’ inflight bar in the early 1970s?

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People have always liked to drink on board flights, especially people from Australia. Therefore, it should be no surprise to anyone that there was an inflight bar offering in the 1970s.

Ansett Airlines were a major player in the Australian domestic market up until their demise in September 2001. For many years, there were two domestic airlines, Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) and Ansett.

Ansett’s Inflight Bar

At the time, Ansett operated Boeing 727s, Douglas DC-9s and Fokker F27 Friendships on domestic routes in the country. Airline tickets were quite expensive, with tariffs agreed upon by both airlines thanks to Australia’s weird two-airline policy at the time.

While tickets were expensive and food complimentary, you still had to pay for a drink at the bar. Here is an inflight bar menu from the era, showing the drinks available and their prices.

Clearly the pricing is astounding by today’s standards – 30 cents for a beer? I’ll have thirty-three please! I like how Australian gin is 35c while the imported gin is just 5c more. Which would you choose?

You can tell it is from another era as you can buy cigarettes on board. These price up at 45c, a far cry from the extortionate prices people in the west pay these days for a smoke!

Overall Thoughts

The on board offering is pretty comprehensive for internal flights, and I imagine you’d be hard pressed not to find something you might like. In those times, all payments would have been by cash as well, which would have meant a lot of coinage being handled on board.

Of course, things haven’t changed too much over the years. On many airlines you pay for your drinks just as they did back in the 1970s. Shame the prices aren’t the same of course!

Did you ever buy drinks on board flights from the inflight bar back in the day? Do you still? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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Title: What could you order from Ansett Airlines’ inflight bar in the early 1970s?
Sourced From: travelupdate.com/ansett-airlines-inflight-bar-menu/
Published Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 15:03:14 +0000

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These Shrimp Leave the Safety of Water and Walk on Land. But Why?

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The shrimp stop swimming at dusk and gather near the river’s edge. After sunset, they begin to climb out of the water. Then they march. All night long, the inch-long crustaceans parade along the rocks.

The parading shrimp of northeastern Thailand have inspired legends, dances and even a statue. (Locals also eat them.) During the rainy season, between late August and early October, tourists crowd the riverbanks with flashlights to watch the shrimp walk.

Watcharapong Hongjamrassilp first learned about the parading shrimp, and the hundred thousand or more tourists who come each year to see them, about 20 years ago. When he started studying biology, he returned to the topic. “I realized that we know nothing about this,” he said: What species are they? Why and how do they leave the safety of the water to walk upstream on dry land? Where are they going?

Mr. Hongjamrassilp, a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles, decided to answer those questions himself. His findings appeared this month in the Journal of Zoology.

Working with wildlife center staff members, Mr. Hongjamrassilp staked out nine sites along a river in Thailand’s Ubon Ratchathani province. They found shrimp parading at two of the sites — a stretch of rapids, and a low dam.

The videos they recorded revealed that the shrimp paraded from sundown to sunup. They traveled up to 65 feet upstream. Some individual shrimp stayed out of the water for 10 minutes or more.

“I was so surprised,” Mr. Hongjamrassilp said, “because I never thought that a shrimp can walk that long.” Staying in the river’s splash zone may help them keep their gills wet, so they can keep taking in oxygen. He also observed that the shells of the shrimp seem to trap a little water around their gills, like a reverse dive helmet.

DNA analysis from captured shrimp showed that nearly all belonged to the species Macrobrachium dienbienphuense, part of a genus of shrimp that live mostly or fully in freshwater. Many Macrobrachiumspecies spend part of their lives migrating upstream to their preferred habitats.

Most parading shrimp that Mr. Hongjamrassilp captured were young. Observations and lab experiments showed that these shrimp probably leave the water when the flow becomes too strong for them. Larger adult shrimp can handle a stronger current without washing away, so they’re less likely to leave the water.

Walking on land is dangerous for the little shrimp, even under cover of darkness. Predators including frogs, snakes and large spiders lurk nearby, Mr. Hongjamrassilp says. “Literally, they wait to eat them along the river.”

And the shrimp can survive on land for only so long. If the parading crustaceans lose their way, they may dry out and die before they get back to the river. A few times, Mr. Hongjamrassilp came across groups of lost shrimp dead on the rocks, their once-translucent bodies baked pink.

Yet most navigate upstream successfully, and scientists have spotted other freshwater shrimp around the world performing similar feats, scaling dams and even climbing waterfalls.

Leaving the water when the swimming gets tough may have helped these animals spread to new habitats over their evolutionary history, Mr. Hongjamrassilp said. Today, the number of parading shrimp in Thailand seems to be declining. He thinks tourist activity may be a factor, and learning more about the shrimp might help protect them.

The study’s authors made “some really excellent observations,” said Alan Covich, an ecologist at the University of Georgia who was not involved in the research. But understanding why the Ubon Ratchathani shrimp move upstream, and how far they travel, will require more research, he said.

“The most surprising thing to me was that it attracted so many tourists,” Dr. Covich said. He doesn’t know of any other example of people gathering to appreciate a crustacean in quite the same way.

“We have crayfish festivals, we have all kinds of things,” Dr. Covich said, “but generally it’s people eating them, not watching them move.”

By: Elizabeth Preston
Title: These Shrimp Leave the Safety of Water and Walk on Land. But Why?
Sourced From: www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/science/shrimp-parade-thailand.html
Published Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 17:02:07 +0000

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Will Aer Lingus launch transatlantic flights from Manchester?

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There are reports that Aer Lingus have applied for 1,500 slots at Manchester Airport for the Summer 2021 season. This will allow the airline to base four aircraft there and service flights to the United States.

At present, there have been no press releases from the airline stating what is going on. Even so, it probably makes sense for the Irish airline to do this in the current market.

Aer Lingus And Manchester

From what is known, there will be three Airbus A321LRs and an A330 based at Manchester. These will operate non-stop services to New York JFK, Boston, Chicago and Orlando, and the season starts on 28 March 2021.

With Thomas Cook having gone out of business, there is likely space for another competitor. New York and Orlando will see competition from Virgin Atlantic, while the other two routes have no airline flying at the moment.

Aer Lingus has been connecting passengers over Dublin very successfully from the UK regions for a while now. Due to this, they will have visibility on traffic patterns, potential yields and more, making this an informed decision.

I imagine they also hope to cream off some of the connecting traffic that routes through London Heathrow on British Airways and Amsterdam on KLM among others. It would prove to be quite successful.

Transatlantic Joint Venture Approval

The US Department of Transport has tentatively given its approval for Aer Lingus to join the oneworld transatlantic joint business. This is operated by American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair.

These airlines coordinate schedules and pricing, share revenues and expenses. For the consumer, it means more choice – those making a booking on British Airways across the Atlantic will also see options on American Airlines on the BA web site as one example.



Theoretically, it would allow people seeking flights on the British Airways web site to automatically be given options to fly non-stop with Aer Lingus, along with the Manchester-London Heathrow-US city connecting itinerary.

Whether Aer Lingus will join the oneworld alliance, even in a oneworld connect capacity remains to be seen. Frequent flyers would welcome it, especially those in Ireland.

Overall Thoughts

No doubt the boffins have been working behind the scenes to see if the business case for transatlantic flights from Manchester stack up. As things have proceeded as far as a slot application, I would guess chances are good that it will go ahead.

Either way, let’s see if this happens and if it does, whether Aer Lingus will stay for the long haul. If they can make more money elsewhere, they’ll up sticks and leave. Regardless, it is an interesting development in European aviation.

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Title: Will Aer Lingus launch transatlantic flights from Manchester?
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Published Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 18:03:48 +0000

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