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Best blog ideas to work from home.

2020 is a great time to take your blog idea live on the internet. As a blogger, you can not only earn money but generate a stable and almost passive income stream. So, let’s get you blogging!

With the advent of digital marketing, blogging has become a profitable mainstream profession. People have already been earning millions of dollars by monetizing their blogs. I reckon blogging became so popular in such a less time because you could blog while sitting at your home wearing comfy pyjamas.

Blogging is not limited to writing wordy articles and publishing them every day. Media-sharing platforms like YouTube, Instagram and Facebook have attracted a big audience. Millennials have started choosing vlogging and image blogging as a career. The demand for memers and micro tale writers has also increased.

If we want to check further, new TLDs are being released in the market every day. Many bloggers have already started using them for their popularity and monetization advantage. Also, netizens have exploited the .COM domain names to a great extent. It takes on an average of 9 permutations before you find your .COM domain name available. In this blog, let us also explore new domain extensions that you can use to make your blog URL future-proof.

Let’s explore the top 20 profitable blog ideas you can start in 2020:

1. Technology

This is yet the beginning of the technology era and it is going to blossom more in the coming future. Technology has taken over almost all fields such as healthcare, agriculture, sports, etc.

In the world of blogging, Technology is considered the cream. It is one of the most explored topics that seizes a lot of traffic. For blogging about technology, you don’t have to be a rabid programmer.

You can write or vlog about…

  • Reviews for the latest gadgets
  • Simple guides to using apps (for example, how to deactivate a Facebook account)
  • Comparison of the devices
  • Interesting facts, information, etc.
  • Application reviews
  • Industry news
  • Explainer videos

If you are a techy, here are some trending topics you can blog about: 

  • Blockchain technology
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Virtual Reality
  • Cloud computing and virtualization 
  • Chatbots
  • Automation
  • Digital Marketing
  • E-commerce
  • Internet of things
  • Big data
  • Cyber Security

Start yourblog.technology now! 

2. Hacks

Hacks are another popular nooks on the internet. Interesting hacks for life, psychology, studying, cooking, etc. are going viral every day.

For blogging about hacks, all you will need to do is (1) read more books and (2) dig the internet. If you are a pro in your field, it will be an added advantage. 

Here are some hacks-niches that you can consider:

  • Life
  • Gardening
  • Kitchen
  • Home Decor
  • Beauty
  • Party
  • Fitness
  • Social Media
  • Technology
  • Craft
  • Parenting
  • Dating

Let’s get yourblog.hacks online now!

3. Image Blogs

There is a popular adage in English that ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’. On the internet flooding with the memes, images have become an inseparable part of life. You can also start your image blog. Here are a few ideas to start with:

  • Memes
  • Visual Quotes
  • Infographics
  • Scenic
  • Tutorials
  • Comics and cartoons
  • Screenshots
  • Illustrations
  • Professional photographs
  • Listicles

Many websites like Canva, Bannersnack, Pixlr, Crello, etc. let you design attractive images. For this, you will not even need any knowledge of Graphic designing.

Here are some TLDs that suit an image gallery based website:

  • .gallery
  • .photos
  • .photography
  • .graphics
  • .pictures
  • .studio

Secure your domain now!

4. Travel and Holiday Ideas

Everybody deserves a good vacation. Vacation planning is easier when you have a mentor guiding you through the travel.

To start a travel blog, you need not go on fancy vacations. If you are a travel vlogger, you can start with…

  • your own city by covering tourist attractions,
  • popular food places,
  • the beauty of the city which is hidden and unexplored from the outside world, etc.

If you travel miles for food, you can start your foodie blog featuring the local cuisines around the world.

To start your blog today, check out these wonderful TLDs:

5. Health and Fitness Counselling

With technology-induced comfort and junk food satiating our appetite, our physical fitness is at stake. If you are someone who helps people get healthy, blogging should be in the top 5 of items of your to-do list. Not only does it help you earn some bucks, but it also boosts your professional personality.

If you are someone who wants to adapt to a healthy lifestyle, you can start a blog as a diary. Your detailed journey to fitness will inspire others.

Check out these TLDs perfect for fitness blogs:

  • .training
  • .fitness

To name a few, here are some fitness blog ideas:

  • Fitness counsellors
  • Gym trainers
  • Dieticians
  • Yoga masters
  • Zumba professionals
  • Diabetes, PCOS, Thyroid, diet mentors
  • Psychol
  • Psychologists and Counsellors
  • Meditation and Relaxation therapists, etc.

6. Educational Information & Counselling Blogs

The education counselling industry has experienced a boom in the recent decade. Many students across the world consider travelling abroad for studies. Professionals are also exploring employment prospects in foreign countries for career growth. Such abroad aspirants generally seek mentorships for their admission processes, visa procedures, etc. Students can also start guidance blogs for the examinations they have cleared earlier.

Education counselling blogs can contain:

  • Local college information and reviews 
  • Information and guide to prepare for entrance and competitive examinations 
  • Studying abroad opportunities at various levels such as Bachelor Degree, Graduate school, etc. 
  • Career options, counselling and aptitude tests
  • Interviews of students who have succeeded past examinations.
  • Study guides, notes and handouts for a particular course. For example, a bachelor in computer science. 

Perfect TLDs for education and counselling blogs:

  • .education
  • .academy
  • .asia
  • .coach
  • .consulting
  • .degree
  • .reviews
  • .review
  • .college
  • .shiksha
  • .university
  • .school
  • .world
  • .schule
  • .support
  • .international
  • .training
  • .info

Apart from the above 6, following are some other blog ideas you can consider:

  • Lifestyle and relationship counselling
  • Business and entrepreneurship mentoring
  • Financial, investment and trading education
  • Agricultural prospects
  • Industry education
  • Beauty and makeup tutorials
  • Automobile advice and review
  • Fashion blogging
  • Movie reviews
  • Recipes
  • Children’s stories and poetry
  • History blogs
  • Mythological stories
  • Law and judiciary related informatory blogging

To secure your domain name now and web hosting, please visit, https://www.qualispace.com/

QualiSpace ‘Tally On Cloud’ – Tally, anywhere, anytime!

Good News First – QualiSpace is now live with Tally On Cloud!

If Accounting is the spine of the businesses, Tally is the backbone of the accounting departments of many companies.

Organizations have been using Tally for the last couple of decades. Managing the monthly finance data is as tough as it is. Imagine having to do that for months and years!

What is Tally?

Tally is an ERP accounting software package and a boon for Indian enterprises! It was first launched with the name Peutronics in 1986 by Shyam Sunder Goenka and his son Bharat Goenka.

The story behind the birth of Tally goes this way…

Around 1986, Shyam Sunder Goenka owned textile raw materials and machine parts supply company. When the accounts and bookkeeping became too much to handle for a man, he asked Bharat, his son, to develop software to handle them.

Long story short,

Tally has helped more than 1.6 million customers to date. Though initially meant for Indian companies, Tally has crossed its geographical boundaries. It has its presence in 100 countries and has a robust network of 28000+ partners.

Some functions that Tally ERP9 helps you with:

  • High-performance business finance management
  • Accounting
  • Job costing
  • Data Synchronization
  • Sales, Inventory, procurement, and purchase management
  • integrated payroll system
  • Statutory Compliance in HR & Payroll
  • Restricted data entries, security control, and classified access 

What is Tally on Cloud? Why do we need Tally on Cloud?

Tally is amazing. Yes, it is. It has been working just fine for organizations for 30 years. Then, what is the need for the cloud then?

With the advancement of technology, many businesses have started selling their products and services online. Earlier it was only possible to sell in the specific geolocation. However, now, through e-marketplaces like Amazon and eBay, individuals can sell their products in any corner of the world.

New professions like blogging, digital marketing, social media influencing, etc. have emerged and made people millionaires.

With all these upgrades, new accounting tasks like the number of people visiting the website (revenue per impression) and purchasing the online services have recently come into the picture.

Data is generating at a staggering rate. Local systems are falling short of the memory. If this continues this way, organizations will soon have to spend their whole budget for the storage devices.

There is one more facet to this.

Catching up with technology has become crucial for every sector. All major sectors have embraced the power of cloud backend for the store and compute operations.

Machine learning and Big data involve cloud computing. Entertainment apps like Netflix, Spotify, social media applications, image sharing platforms like Pinterest, payment applications like Paypal, and UPI wouldn’t exist without the cloud.

Then why not accounting?

Well, there are some good, really good applications available online for accounting. But, the usability and popularity of Tally are still unmatched in the market.

With ‘Tally On Cloud’, we are installing Tally on the QualiSpace cloud. So, the data storage worries are gone! You no longer have to buy more IT infrastructure such as local servers, high capacity hard disks, etc.

Why not get the best of both worlds?

Tally On Cloud also helps for real-time collaboration. The processes of backup and disaster recovery are simpler and more efficient when your data is on the cloud. Being concerned about the safety of moving your data to the cloud is natural. But, the cloud is a safe place to be.

QualiSpace Tally On Cloud features: What do you get?

  • 99.9% Up-Time SLA

QualiSpace servers are collocated at Tier-4 and Tier-5 data centres in India and the USA. With 99.99% up-time, your Tally On Cloud will be available almost always.    

  • One License Solution, Multi-User Accounts

Tally On Cloud saves you from the efforts of buying multiple licenses for Tally. You will only have to buy one license. Depending upon how many user accounts you need, we will set up the users for you. Our plans start from single user Tally. This is not the case if you use Tally offline. For every system, you have to buy a license separately.

  • High Speed Computing Experience

You get to leverage super speed with the lowest latency. Tally runs so smoothly and so fast that you might even start enjoying accounting!

  • No CapEx

Money that you earlier used to spend on licenses, power billing, skilled expertise, manpower, expensive bandwidth, etc. is now saved. You can divert this investment to your core business practices. If you compare, you will find that the pricing of Tally On Cloud is much cheaper.

  • Real-Time Data

You can work together with your colleagues at the same time through the Remote Data Protocol (RDP) client access. With this ubiquitous computing model, Tally On Cloud doesn’t keep you confined to the four walls of your office.

  • Compatible with Local Printers

Even if you are using the Tally installed on the cloud, you can print the hard copies of your data from your printer. QualiSpace Tally On Cloud is compatible with all major printers brands in the market.

  • Device & OS Independent

Tally On Cloud is a classic example of cloud computing. So, it does bring along the benefits of the cloud. You can access your Tally from any operating system running on any device such as Laptop, desktop, palmtops, and even from cellular mobile phones.

  • Data Privacy and Protection

QualiSpace servers are collocated in a safe and private setting. Strict security measures fence your data 24/7! Along with this security, you can check out the backup and disaster recovery plans for your Tally data. Also, if you ever face any trouble, you can contact our customer support centre, which is available round-the-clock.

  • No Bulky Hardware

When Tally runs on local IT infrastructure, the responsibility of the hardware maintenance is on your shoulder. Thanks to Tally On Cloud, you don’t have to worry about system updates, failure, maintenance, etc. No matter what, your Tally data on Cloud will always be available for you.

  • Save Local Copies

Hosting Tally on the cloud doesn’t mean that the data will be stored only on the cloud. You can export your data to your local PC by setting a path to the destination.

So, if Tally runs through the blood of your organization as well, it is time you make a decision. To make your business future-proof, Tally On Cloud is a good deal that comes with a low price and higher returns.

How managed cloud service provider helps you grow a company

Here’s why you need a managed service provider for your business cloud.

We will soon enter the 3rd decade of the 21st century. The digital habitat that the world has seen sprouting in the last decade is projected to grow further, wider and deeper in the coming period. There are examples of great businesses that started off without any physical infrastructure. What made it all possible? Yes, you guessed it right! The thriving technology, the interlaced internet, and above all, the colossal cloud. 

With internet-enabled devices, we all can easily access the data we have stored in the cloud. But, who can tell us how? 

When you tell your friend that you are running short of the storage space on your mobile phone, he simply tells you to upload the data on Google Drive. But, what if you ask him that you are running short of physical space in your office? 

You have already bought 12 computers and 20 external hard drives, and now you have no money to invest further. The data keeps generating every day and in that way, your office will soon start flooding with external hard drives. What will he tell you?

AWS? Or, probably Azure? Oh, sure! But did he also tell you that AWS provides more than 160 services? If you visit AWS, in most cases, you will be directed to a page with a list of 1000s of AWS service providers. You choose one from them.    

Quite a tangled web, huh? 

This is where a managed service provider comes in! 

Here are the benefits of a managed service provider that you should consider before you decide to embrace the cloud: 

1. Improved Cost Efficiency

Hosting a fully managed cloud server is always more profitable than…

  • buying multiple storage devices, 
  • renting an office space for the IT infrastructure, 
  • hiring multiple employees and 
  • setting up the Local storage area network on your premises. 

Imagine paying the salary of an AWS expert and now imagine paying a fixed subtle (and lesser) amount for a dedicated team of AWS experts. What suits best?


2. Systematized Resource Optimization

Let me explain this in continuation with the last point. With every resource you add, your bill adds up. But, the good news is that the bills are calculated based on how much you are using. So, you pay for exactly what you use.

In this case, it is very essential to use everything that you have paid for/will pay for to its full capacity. But, when you are already using like 20/30 instances, it is really difficult to keep an eye on the usage of each of them.  

Monitoring saves a lot of bucks. Tracking whether – (1) the resources assigned to your workload are underutilized or (2) any resource is on the verge of exploitation – is extremely important. 

With managed cloud services, you will have access to a dedicated team monitoring your usage. They will guide you with the allocation of resources to keep your system up and bills low always.


3. Fortified Cloud Security

It is not news that DDoS attacks are common these days. Your customers and you will not be able to access your system as the traffic will be high and super-fast-paced. The reports of other cyber attacks such as malware, SQL injection, etc. are also increasing day-by-day. 

Other not-so-surprising attacks that are common these days are Ransomware Attacks. Hackers encrypt your data and ask for a bulgy ransom in exchange for the decryption key. There is no assurance that you will receive the key even if you pay the ransom.

Read Types of Hackers in the Tech World- Why is it important to know?

Well, you can set up the protection from your end but for the real, fool-proof Patronus Charm, you need the magic of the wizard’s wand!   

4. Trouble-free Customization of Cloud Services

We have experienced over the span of last 20 years that business cloud requirements are more agile than we think. Some businesses need larger storage while some businesses require crucially high uptime. Sometimes you want to store an application of 1.2 TB. But, you have an external hard disk of 1 TB. Buying another external hard drive would not help. 

In the field of cloud, there is no particular universal solution. You have requirements, we craft solutions based on that. 

After analyzing the patterns in the requirements for years, we have come up with our plans where you can find what you need. And, if you don’t, you can always call us instantly at +91 22 6142 6099 or mail us at sales@qualispace.com to discuss your requirements. 

5. Streamlined, Predictable and Recurrent Monthly Costs

After our earlier discussion, this point does sound obvious. But, we cannot neglect it! Imagine, you have a telephone in your home. You have a rough idea of which family members have used it for how much time. You can predict the bill, right? And, since these are routine habits, subsequent bills will also fall in a particular price range. 

Now imagine a hypothetical scenario where your neighbors are coming in as they please and use your telephone. You have no track over its usage now! Would you be able to predict the bill? 

This pretty much sums up the case with pay-per-use cloud plans.

Now that you are…

  • optimizing the usage of all the provisioned resources
  • tracking their exploitation to manage the traffic spikes
  • making sure that no instance is hogging the resources
  • not letting any instance seat idle and smack your budget… 

you know how much you will have to pay at the end of the month.


6. Future-Proofed Technology

As you build your product/service portfolio, you realize that you will have to keep it flexible and dynamic for what’s coming in the future.

As a fashion stylist, you would want to spend your time and human resources in keeping an eye on what’s trending. So, studying what’s new in cloud computing and how you can leverage it, is definitely nowhere on your agenda. 

A managed cloud service provider does this for you. We analyze what the cloud future is bringing along and how we can help our customers be ready for it. 

7. Increased Infrastructure Reliability, Performance, and Robustness

Having discussed the above points, we know that if a person wants to have complete control over the entire cloud infrastructure of a company, he needs to be a spiderman. And, what if it is a hybrid or multi-cloud? Somebody call the superman! Okay, jokes apart!

It is a complicated task that quashes your company’s mission statement. 

So, outsourcing this work is better anytime! It ensures the rigidity of the foundation of your company’s cloud infrastructure.

– Built systematically

– in lesser time,

– using correct tools

– in a minimal budget

Well, who wouldn’t like that? : )

8. Disaster Recovery Measures

Gartner defines Disaster Recovery as:

Disaster recovery (DR) is defined as (1) The use of alternative network circuits to re-establish communications channels in the event that the primary channels are disconnected or malfunctioning, and (2) The methods and procedures for returning a data center to full operation after a catastrophic interruption (e.g., including recovery of lost data).

Disasters don’t announce their arrivals beforehand. But, we can be prepped for that Big-O case.

You can opt for DRaaS as an add-on service. So, again, you are paying because you want the service. 

Once you opt this service, you can sleep peacefully. Because your managed service provider will make sure that the backup plan is in place.


9. Quick Solutions; Expert, Dedicated, Around-the-Clock Support

With a 24/7 support system, you can buzz your service provider anytime. This particular situation will be very difficult to achieve when you use inhouse help. 

You can raise a ticket, chat with the person or call him/her and get your issue solved in no time. 


10. Solves Vendor Service Issues

As a managed service provider, the company is liable to solve all the vendor-specific issues.

For example, being a managed AWS service provider, we will be the ones to resolve any technical issues you have with AWS. If it has arisen from the end of the vendor, AWS in this case, you will not have to bother contacting them. We will talk to them as a liaison. 


11. Automatic Upgrades

If you are in the hospital business, and there is an emergency. Would you attend that or take care of the Windows update pop-ups that keeping peeping every now and then? 

When you use a managed service provider, you wouldn’t have to keep your system updates on your to-do list. We would make sure that your systems are updated always. 

About the application software that you have installed in the system, they are just the ones you have to take care of. And, if you need help with that, our team is always ready to help. 


12. Power of SLAs

This is how Techopedia defines an SLA: 

A Service Level Agreement (SLA) is the service contract component between a service provider and customer. An SLA provides specific and measurable aspects related to service offerings. For example, SLAs are often included in signed agreements between Internet service providers (ISP) and customers.

This lays the foundation of trust in your relationship with your cloud service provider. Whatever is mentioned in SLA, your provider has to abide by it. For example, as mentioned in our SLA, “The target availability objective for the QualiSpace Datacenter is 99.9% per month (excluding unavailability due to scheduled maintenance).

To avail the best services at low cost and yet being free from the infrastructural bulk, is possible. You just have to pick up the phone and call us right away! 

Visit www.qualispace.com for more information.

Enjoy the Best WordPress Hosting with QualiSpace!

QualiSpace added a new product – Managed WordPress Hosting , to its portfolio on the New Year 2020. So far, in the web hosting market, WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS). But why do so many people trust WordPress with their online businesses? 

With the industry experience of over 20 years, we analyzed the preferences of our customers. Here is why many of our esteemed clients have chosen QualiSpace WordPress hosting:  


So, Why WordPress?

There are many reasons why you should say yes to WordPress, but let’s check out the top 5.


1. WordPress is everywhere.

In December 2019, websitesetup.org studied the CMS popularity by their market shares.  It showed that WordPress was the most popular CMS, with over 27+ million live websites with a  market share of 51%. 

Top websites like Official LinkedIn Blog, Linux, Facebook Newsroom, TED Blog, BBC America, TechCrunch, Fortune Magazine, Beyonce, Sony, Rackspace use WordPress hosting.


2. WordPress is easy.

A part of the reason why WordPress became so popular in such a less time is its simplicity. WordPress is like the packaged food – ready to make and customize the final recipe the way you like. 

From a person with no coding background to a full-stack developer, WordPress accommodates everyone. Being an open-source CMS, developers can change the code. Web designers are free to change the look of the websites by adding the new script.  


3. WordPress is versatile.

Although it is popular as a blog publishing platform, you can build almost any website on WordPress. Whether it is an e-commerce portal or a stock photography portfolio, WordPress supports all sorts of websites. 


4. WordPress is SEO-friendly.

The internet is flooding with millions of websites. In such a crowd, making your website stand out is crucial. Unless your website hits the first page of Google, the visitor count will be less. The solution to this problem is ‘Search Engine Optimization’ or the trending buzzword – SEO!   

WordPress takes care of everything that Google wants a CMS to have. This includes:

  • The loading speed of a webpage
  • UX design
  • Code optimization
  • Image SEO
  • XML sitemaps
  • Website navigation system
  • Social Media integration options

From a developer’s point of view, WordPress supports 50K+ plugins. Many plugins like Yoast SEO, All in One SEO Pack, etc. help you improve the SEO for your website. 


5. WordPress is Mobile-friendly.

The number of people searching from their mobile devices is increasing every year. Google has also started paying special interest in the responsiveness of the websites. 

Mobile optimization is where the web development industry is moving forward. 

If your website is not mobile-friendly, it can get penalized and lower the rank in the SERPs. WordPress knows this well. Thus all the existing themes in WordPress are fluid and responsive.


Why WordPress with QualiSpace? 

I will cut to the chase and start enlisting the benefits of QualiSpace WordPress Hosting!

  1. The easy initial set-up of WordPress 
  2. Built-in cPanel 
  3. 99.9% uptime SLA
  4. Tier-4 and Tier-5 Data Centers  
  5. 24/7 technical support
  6. Support for hosting the subdomains 
  7. An option to auto-update WordPress core, plugins and themes under softaculous installer
  8. SSL Certificate, 256-bit encryption to protect website visitor information 
  9. CodeGuard, Daily backup of website files & databases 
  10. SiteLock, Protection from bots and virus attacks

Let’s get your business online! 

Whether you’re a beginner or an established businessman, WordPress satisfies your needs. With a simple learning curve of WordPress, anyone can design a professional-looking website within a couple of days.  

So, let’s get started!

To know how you can start your WordPress website at a low cost, check out our plans at QualiSpace WordPress Hosting.  

Cloud Storage Security: How Safe Is Cloud For Your Company Data?


There are so many myths and beliefs about cloud storage security. Some say there is nothing safer than cloud storage. While others are inclined towards playing it safe. Is it really that unsafe? If not, how safe is it actually? Let’s have a look!

Cloud computing is no more an unprecedented nebulous concept but has already become a mainstream technology. Why is it so popular? Well, probably for the numerous benefits that come along with it!

Benefits, such as these: 

– Scalability

– Collaborative access

– Anytime, anywhere access

– Self-service portal

– No CapEx

– Reduced OpEx

– Pay-per-use model. And, many more…

However, according to the BBC, “Despite the rise of public cloud platforms offered by the likes of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, less than 10% of the world’s data is currently stored in the cloud.”

[Source:  BBC News]

This is what is holding the other 90% companies back from adopting cloud… 

– Fear of losing physical control over the data

– Nightmares that their data is lost/ wiped/ stolen/ corrupted/ infected/ burned

– Fear of handing data over in other company’s hands

– Fear of losing the confidentiality of the data

– The gossip about how terribly unsafe the clouds are

So, why is it safe to migrate your company data to the cloud?

1. Reduced Threat of Insider Attacks

According to the ‘Insider Threat Report 2018 presented by CA technologies:

A majority of 53% confirmed insider attacks against their organization in the previous 12 months (typically less than five attacks). Twenty-seven percent of organizations say insider attacks have become more frequent.

[Source: Insider Threat Report 2018]

When you are using cloud technologies, you can grant exclusive access to only a limited set of people. Also, you will be able to decide who you want to share the credentials with. Since you have no direct physical control over the data on the cloud, the chances of an insider attack are very slim. 

2. Distribution of Sensitive Information

Talking about the sensitive information stored on the premises, there is a limited amount of systems on which it is stored. Also, most of the companies prefer to set up a private IP range for the inside systems. On the other hand, when the data is stored in the cloud, it is not stored in a single place. Rather, it gets stored in a distributive fashion that makes it harder for a hacker to track sensitive information. 

3. Backups

Backups are most important in the event of a temporary system failure. If a server is down then the backup server can be made up to keep the system going. The backup of the data has to be taken on a timely basis. It can be a local backup (on the same premises) or can be a remote backup (at another geolocation). Remote backups make your business tolerant of any geolocation-specific disasters such as floods, fires, earthquakes, etc. 

4. Increased Redundancy: Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity

When the data is stored in the cloud, it is located in a remote place. If any disaster has to happen at your company location, your data is still safe at the data center somewhere around the world. Further replication increases your business continuity.   

5. Firewall protection

Setting up a firewall is costly. Therefore, setting up an advanced, well-designed firewall for thorough cloud storage security would be even more expensive. In such cases, the firewall already set up at the data center becomes a better choice. 

6. DDoS Protection

DDoS or Distributed Denial of Service attacks cause your system to become unresponsive for some time. Especially for the time-critical industries like finance, e-commerce, etc., companies can incur considerable losses because of the downtime of even a few minutes.

Want to know how abruptly server downtime can impact your well-going business?

Read Server downtime is the most dreaded situation

However, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to set up a full-proof DDoS protection system on the premises. So, leveraging the firewall offered by a cloud service provider is always a better option. 

7. SSD Storage

This is perhaps the most concerned churned area when it comes to cloud storage security. This is a technical security benefit offered by SSDs. SSDs (Solid State Drives) use flash memory for data storage. Flash memory is more reliable and efficient than HDDs (Hard Disk Drives). Also, since there are no rotating parts in SSDs, the power consumption and wear-and-tear is lesser as compared to HDDs. This makes your data safer technically.   

8. Managed Services: Access to skills

When you select a managed service provider, you can sit back and let the experts take care of the complexity. You will only be working on your tasks and the MSP will take care of the infrastructure. Here, the chances of data loss due to human error are less. 

So, as we saw, the cloud is a really safe place to be. We understand that the privacy and security of your data are very crucial to your business. But, trust us, it is safe! 

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Top 6 reasons you should say Yes to Amazon Web Services

A remarkable American computer and cognitive scientist John McCarthy had proposed the idea of selling computing as a utility long ago around the year 1961. However, the term ‘Cloud computing’ remained dormant in the industry until 2006. It started plowing the field on March 19, 2006, when Amazon officially launched AWS by releasing its Simple Storage Service which is commonly known as S3. 

Hard to believe, it has already been 13 years since the inception of the Amazon Web Services or as we call AWS. With over a million active users, Amazon is still reaching new heights every day with every new service it adds to the list. 

So, what makes AWS one of its kind? 

Why in a world full of web service providers, one should go for Amazon Web Services? 

Well, the foremost argument is that Amazon is the most comprehensive platform on the globe that serves almost all our needs. It has over 165 services and products on its menu! Giants in various industries such as General Electric, AirAsia, Aircel, D-Link, Hitachi, Hungama Digital, LG Electronics, Mahindra Satyam, SAP, Suncorp, Byju’s, Georgia-Pacific, The Guardian, etc. have already trusted Amazon with their data. 

In addition to that, these are another 6 benefits of Amazon Web Services for your business!

1. EC2, Elastic Cloud Compute

EC2 has become a buzzword among all industries around the world. It is a web service by Amazon which ensures safe & scalable computing resources on the cloud. You can deploy your legion of servers seamlessly and have your EC2 instances ready online with no friction. EC2 instance in simple language is a virtual server. Select an operating system [Linux or Windows] AMI (Amazon Machine Image) and you are all set to go.

Earlier there used to be a delay while obtaining and booting a new instance. But, Amazon EC2 has radically reduced this time to a few minutes. This has eventually enhanced the scalability of the platform. Also, the instance will be charged per hour. Therefore, SMEs are finding AWS like a gift bestowed upon them! 

2. Confidentiality of your data

Every business comes with its own set of critical information. Maintaining the confidentiality of such data becomes crucial when you are hosting your data on the third-party cloud. Amazon has a robust privacy agreement that ensures the secrecy of your data.  

Why You Are Secure in the AWS Cloud from Amazon Web Services

3. Disaster Recovery

How well your business can cope up and keep running through and after a disaster? 

Business Continuity is the phenomenon that keeps a business running during a disaster and doesn’t let the aftermath bring it down. Amazon ensures the Disaster Recovery for your business. AWS offers a specialized Disaster Recovery System called ‘CloudEndure’. 

In general, the whole concept of DR revolves around two things – 

Recovery Time Objective (RTO): 

The maximum acceptable length of time for which the application can be offline.

Recovery Point Objective (RPO): 

The maximum acceptable amount of data might be lost from your application due to a major incident. This is calculated in the time unit. For example, the data of users who subscribed between 10 am to 10.50 am is lost.

AWS uses 4 fundamental techniques for back-up and disaster recovery: 

  • Back-up and Recovery
  • Data mirroring using Pilot Light
  • Reduction of recovery time with Warm Standby
  • Duplication of the active environment with Multi-Site

                [Resource: Rapidly Recover Mission-Critical Systems in a Disaster]

4. Integrity

In the juggernaut of data ‘traffic’, maintaining the integrity of data holds the field. Integrity includes the correctness, accuracy, trustworthiness, and consistency of the data. The data sent and the data received should not exhibit a difference. AWS has classified policies and arrangements for maintaining the reliability of the data.

5. Cost Savings

Pay-as-you-go

With AWS, you pay only for what you use. There are no hidden costs or latent expenses. You don’t have to pay any minimum amount. AWS doesn’t ask for a long-term commitment from your side. You can terminate the subscription as and when you wish without any termination costs. 

No recurring purchase of licenses 

With over 160+ web services, you can escape the expenditure in the purchase of perpetual licenses. For example, if you expect a spike in your website traffic during a happy hour sale, you can scale up the server allocation. Therefore you will be paying only for what you require and not extra. Estimate the cost beforehand by using the Total Cost of Ownership Calculator.

6. Flexibility

With AWS, you can work on your favorite operating system, programming application platform, and databases. We just saw in the last point that you can flexibly scale up your server allocation during peak time. Similarly, you can scale down in the times when you expect little or no traffic.  

We cannot deny the fact that AWS has taken a lot of load off SME’s shoulders. We have a team of AWS experts in QualiSpace who make it even simpler for you. You choose AWS and we help you. Check our service model here. And, if you have already chosen AWS, that’s even amazing!

How to add security to your dedicated server

The primary characteristic of a dedicated server is the absence of noisy neighbors. Your resources are not shared among your peers. This counts as the major reason why the dedicated servers are more secure than shared hosting. Then why do we need to know how to add security to your dedicated server?

Well, having said that, designing an extra layer of security doesn’t sound bad. If you have a QualiSpace dedicated server, you are already better off in terms of safety.

Still, if you want to add more security from your side, here are a few points that will help you.

1. Frequent up-gradation of the system

As you access the server from your system, you will have to check for the manual updates and security patches on your system. Whether you are using a Linux OS or Windows OS, make sure that the applications you are using are up-to-date. Often the vendor companies float upgrades to their applications after bridging the security gaps. Sometimes, your applications may not raise a notification about the available upgrade. So, you will have to be proactive and check for the upgrade by yourself. Upgraded applications contain improved security measures that otherwise could be breached by hackers. Therefore, you should keep your system up-to-date for maximum security.

2. Use trusted networks from trusted ISPs

Your QualiSpace dedicated servers are already protected by trusted networks at the data center. However, when you are accessing the dedicated server through your local system, the network you are using should be trusted. There are many public wireless networks and public Wi-Fi available. So, what’s a risk in using free Wi-Fi? Well, there are many!

  • Man-in-the-Middle attack
  • Malware induction
  • Unencrypted transition
  • Eavesdropping
  • Snooping
  • Sniffing, etc.  

Only use trusted networks that transfer data transparently. Also, if other users have access to your dedicated server, make sure they also know this protocol. Untrusted networks may not forbid third-party access to your data. Whereas trusted networks have their built-in firewalls to protect the data.

3. DDoS Protection

DDoS or Distributed Denial-of-Service is a surprisingly common cyber-attack. In a DDoS attack, the attacker tries to make the victim system unavailable to users. Typical DDoS attacks are:

  • SYN flooding
  • UDP flooding
  • HTTP flooding
  • Ping of Death attack
  • Smurfing

If your system gets attacked, your customers/users will not be able to access the system for some time. Therefore, you must provide DDoS protection to your dedicated server. If you are using QualiSpace Dedicated Server, you will not face any problem as there will be DDoS protection by default. But, if your server is hosted with some other provider then, you will have to make a provision for DDoS protection to your dedicated server.

4. Adopt a well-scheduled Back-up plan

As the classic saying goes, prevention is always better than cure! If in the worst case, your data is lost then you should have a backup to continue. There are many factors due to which the data can be lost. Examples, hardware failure, IT disaster, human errors, attacks, thefts, viruses, Trojan Horses, etc. In the case of sensitive applications such as banking and finances, hospitals, criminal records, etc. loss of data can become fatal. Data Backup is an activity of creating replicas of the data as per a scheduled policy. It can be a local backup or at a remote location.

5. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

‘Disaster Recovery Planning’ is the state of being prepared for the unthinkable. No matter what you do, risk cannot be eliminated. Therefore, it is important to have a plan B ready, that can take over and keep your business going. This is called Business Continuity. An IT disaster like fires or flooding in the data center should not wreck your system. A Disaster Recovery plan generally includes business impact analysis (BIA) and risk analysis (RA). This estimates the Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO).

6. Managed Services for a hosted dedicated server

Optimizing the server utilization while also keeping it secure from the threats and attacks is a herculean task. This is the point where you should genuinely consider managed services. Managed Service Providers manage the servers for you. All you have to do is work in the ready environment while MSPs take care of the peripherals.

7. Miscellaneous

Considering the prime security measures that you can take for your dedicated server, here are some additional tips to strengthen the fence.

These were our tips to add a layer of protection from the client-side. If you want any help, remember we are just a phone call away!

  • Be assured of the protection from SQL Injection if you are hosting a database. 
  • Implement a rigorous password policy at your end. 
  • Change the credentials for ‘root’/’admin’ access.
  • If you want to share the system with your employees, create different users with limited access rights to root/admin.   
  • Configure the firewalls at your end to protect the client systems and internal network. 
  • Change the port number (default: 22) of SSH listening port to prevent it from hacking bots which sense the default port first. 
  • Strong protection policy against Brute-Force Attacks. 
  • Use trustworthy and licensed software. Pirated copies of the software can corrupt your entire system through malware injection.
  • Make sure that the interfaces for server administration are  TLS (Transport Layer Security) protected example, protocols like SMTP, IMAP, POP3 have TLS-protected access.  

Top 20 Christmassy domains to use this #Christmas2019

With Christmas around the corner, the jingles of the chimes and the tempting fragrance of freshly baked cookies have already filled the air.

Marketplaces have started gleaming with the fairy lights dangling on the delightful Christmas trees

As Christmas fever takes up, the rush towards gift and novelty stores rises. And, so it does on the internet. 

To drive competitive advantage and attract more customers, you will have to embellish your online store just as vibrantly. You will have to make your customers feel the Christmassy verve. 

It’s time to decorate our online world with the Christmas spirit!     

Well, you can try to curate better content and alluring graphics. But, there is something that your customers see even before they visit your website. The first impression caster!

That’s right! – The domain name of your website. 

Here are some eye-candy domains that can add festivities to your website.  

1 .LIGHTING

Lighting is the name of Christmas! It symbolizes the triumph of Spring and warmth over the Winter and Cold. Christmas trees, households, stores, restaurants…, every corner of the street starts sparkling with pixie lights and glee. The aura of the fully decorated Christmas tree creates a magical ambiance. Even on the shrubs, windows, and eaves, we can see the spring of lights. 

Indubitably, this festival also boosts up the sales in the market. It is the perfect time to take your offline business online. Whether you sell fairy lights, wiring, electrician services, decorative strings, tree toppers, fragrant candles, or you have a seasonal business of aesthetic lighting arrangement, .LIGHTING happens to be the perfect domain for all your needs. 

If you already own a gift shop online, you can create a separate section for the lighting-related stuff using .LIGHTING. 

Photographers specializing in capturing the play of light and the darkness can also flaunt their Christmas lighting captures using .LIGHTING. 

Bloggers and vloggers who feature Christmas home decor ideas in their blogs can also use .LIGHTING. 

2 .GIFTS

Can we mention Christmas without saying anything about gifts? That will be a felony! 

Right from the first Christmas ornament for the baby to the sweaters for the elderly, everyone deserves a gift from Santa. 

If you sell gift items in your store, it’s time to sell them online and let the world find them out! And, for this, no TLD can be better than .GIFTS.  

3 .TOYS

During Christmas, the first thing kids look after waking up are gifts from Santa under the Christmas tree! For all the parents, nanas and granddads being Secret Santa to the children, it is quite a task to find the perfect toys in the supermarkets. Standing in the long billing queues makes it even more cumbersome. 

For all the toy manufacturers and sellers, it is a great chance to help the parents by saving their time and efforts. When you sell the toys with .TOYS extension, parents will know that you have the toys that their children want.    

Book your favorite domain today with QualiSpace

4 .CARDS

Sending Christmas cards to relatives and friends updating them about all the lovely things that happened during the year is a long-established tradition. With the rise of the e-mail system, many companies have started designing digital greeting cards. If you have a (hard-copied) greeting card business, think of taking it online and building a delivery system. .CARDS will make your work easier. It will also save the characters in the domain name.  

Also, many families have a Christmas tradition of playing cards. So, the card games selling companies and resellers can also grab this opportunity to sell them online using .CARDS.

5 .GAMES

When families get together, games and fun are a given. Board games like a business, outside sports equipment like football, hoops, etc. are perhaps the first ones to get sold during the Christmas season. 

Many PC gaming, LAN gaming, video gaming, and mobile gaming companies also create games with a Christmas theme. Screen or no-screen, .GAMES is an apt choice if you want to sell games online. 

6 .VACATIONS

Christmas, followed by the new year, calls for a vacation. Many families take their children to a fun trip. Travelling to islands and other warmer places are the most favored options in such frosty winters. 

Therefore, .VACATIONS appears to be the ideal TLD for the tours and travels companies, camping clubs, trip organizers, farmhouse owners, lodging services, adventure sports centers, hikers, car rental services for road trips, airlines, group tour managers, cruise rentals, travel bloggers, etc. 

7 .Holiday

If .VACATIONS doesn’t fit your choice, don’t worry. You can choose .HOLIDAY. Both words are just playful differences between American and British English usage. 

Whether you are a blogger writing about various staycation ideas, or you are a holiday planner, .HOLIDAY can serve your purpose. 

8 .WINE

One of the inseparable parts of Christmas is the mulled wine. Spices, lime, berries, and dried-fruits in wine seems like the perfect Christmas. With the goodness of nourishment, it has become synonymous with Christmas.  

Undoubtedly, it is the large-profit-margin season for the wineries and vineyards. If you decide to promote your winery online, the margin would be even higher. .WINE is the perfect TLD for connoisseurs, sommeliers, vendors, bloggers, wine tasters, bar chefs, and anyone who is associated with wines. The occasion of Christmas is the best time to take your wine-related business online.

9 .PARTY

Whether you are a kid or an adult, everybody loves to party on Christmas day. Cookies, Cinnamon rolls, plum cakes, wine, and a zesty feast on the day of Christmas makes it even enjoyable.  Snowflakes dancing outside the window while the folks performing skits inside, can any scenario be more cheerful than this? 

This is the season when the party planners can earn more bucks. And, .PARTY helps with that. Also, event managers, suppliers, caterers, decorators, bloggers, party idea vloggers, party game manufacturers, invitation card designers-printers, and anyone who is associated with this chain can use .PARTY to promote their businesses online. 

10 .FUN

Food, music, games, events, skits, gifts…, Everything about Christmas is fun! 

Whether you own a gift shop, or you sell artificial Christmas trees,  .FUN is your gateway to the online marketplace. Christmas village items, Christmas-tree decorative material, family games, happy hours at the restaurant… anything related to Christmas can be sold online with .FUN.  

11 .FAMILY

Nothing brings a good family time like Christmas. Children get holidays from school. Adults take leave from the workplace. Many people like to stay home and celebrate Christmas family-style. Some families like to go on trips and spend quality time together. Christmas dinner, making cookies and hot pretzels, decorating the Christmas tree and the Christmas village, boosts up our bond.  

If you specialize in family-style shirts that say Queen-King-Prince-Princess, selling them online with the .FAMILY domain looks perfect. Anything that gives fun time to families, and helps them rekindle their bond, deserves a .FAMILY extension

12 .LOVE

Need the relation of Christmas and Love to be explained? The emotion of love resides in the core of the notion of the festival. 

Whether you sell greeting cards or gift-wrappers, you are selling the envelopes that hold affection. Then, why keep it limited to your neighbourhood? You can embrace .LOVE website for your business and spread the warmth of love in the whole world. 

Book your favorite domain today with QualiSpace

13 .CHURCH

Going to the Church on Christmas, crowding with the loved ones in the pews and singing Christmas Carols is one of the best feelings. The beautifully decorated Church adds the colors of festivities. Skits, choir, charity, and other religious programs at Churches across the world are the highlights of the Christmas. 

When the celebration is so grand, there needs to be an easy way to convey the information to the community. What could be a better option than a website? And, what could be a better TLD than .CHURCH? 

14 .FAITH

Whether you talk about your faith in Santa or your faith in the almighty, Christmas is the symbolization of the divine conviction. We celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 

.FAITH enables you to spread the strong message of faith and humanity to the world. To do the holy thing, why miss the occasion of Christmas? NGOs, Churches, Religious bodies, bloggers, and other associated individuals can use .FAITH to promote the paradigm of humanity. 

15 .CHARITY

Many organizations such as NGOs, Churches, etc. seize the opportunity of Christmas to promote  Charity. Anyone running a fundraiser for the needy can promote the cause using .CHARITY. Also, the C-suite organizations can use this domain to separate their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) section. 

16 .SHOPPING

Christmas and shopping go hand in hand. Rush towards supermarkets and Gifts, clothes, decorative material, wrappers, novelty, etc. 

Christmas is the best time to take your business online. Whether it is a retail store or a supermarket, .SHOPPING stands as the perfect choice to attract more and more customers.   

17 .DISCOUNT

With the shopping season on, many supermarkets and retailers flash special discounts on the products and services. .DISCOUNT is the perfect way to attract a buyer’s attention. 

Retailers, salons, wholesalers, designer studios, supermarkets, restaurants, service providers, tours and travel companies, food sellers, etc. can host the special dedicated section for discounts with .DISCOUNT.

18 .DEALS

If .DISCOUNT doesn’t suit your needs, .DEALS can be a great trade. Also, you can use it throughout the year to showcase your seasonal deals. 

19 .SALE

If both of the above TLDs are not impressing you, here is yet another domain that can help you promote your sale and drive competitive advantage. 

20 .GIVES

Christmas is all about the joy of giving! When we make someone smile, multiplied joy comes our way. Celebrate your #Christmas2019 with this incredible feeling. Spread joy in the lives of needy and light up their lives. 

.GIVES is not just for NGOs, churches, or social workers. It is for anyone who wants to make the world a better and happier place!

Book your favorite domain today with QualiSpace

The world is already flooding with millions of websites. To stand sui generis in the competition, you have to be the one of a kind!

So, it’s time to deck the halls!

🙂 Merry Christmas! 🙂 

#BlackFriday is on! Flat 50% off on Cloud Server (Biggest Sale Ever!)

This is perhaps the most thrilling and most happening time of the year. With so much going on around, Christmas spirit starts kicking in right from Thanksgiving. The bumper offers of Black Friday followed by Small Biz Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Wednesday – the week becomes a bundle of excitement for both consumers and the sellers. 

Well, before we get into the philosophy of these days, let’s first get pumped up…    

It’s Black Friday!

Team QualiSpace wants to leverage the opportunity of Thanksgiving, to say a grand thank you for your support round the year.

Now it’s time for us to give back seizing the chance of #GivingTuesday.

The wait is over and the king of all sales – THE BLACK FRIDAY is here.  

Let us give a quick little head start to your business idea…  

Flat 50% Off on Cloud Server Annual Subscription

Here’s a little something about the QualiSpace Cloud Server and the offer… 

1.QualiSpace provides two types of Cloud server hosting: Linux and Windows. So, you can choose the Operating System you are comfortable with.  

2. After analyzing the customer requirements for the past 2 decades, we have designed  4 exclusive plans – Direct, Elemental, Supreme, and Colossal.

3. The cloud server hosting comes with a Dedicated IP. 

4. You will be able to store your data on SSD storage. 

5. RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) adds an extra benefit as you will be able to access the data using any device at any time from any corner of the globe.

6. Your data will be stored in a highly sophisticated tier 4 data center in India. This data center has: 

  • Multiple security layers to prevent unethical breaches
  • Large server rooms with ample space to manage computing racks
  • Carrier-Neutral facility to interconnect with colocation providers
  • Reliable and superior power density of up to 300 watts/sq.ft. 
  • Fire suppression systems for servers against IT disasters
  • 24/7/365 on-site network operations center to resolve queries

7. Apart from these, QualiSpace also provides around-the-clock technical support through Tickets, calls and live chat.

How to redeem the offer: 

It’s easy and straight forward. You don’t need to add any coupon or promo code to avail the offer. The discount will get applied automatically. 

All you have to do is…  

  1. Go to Linux Cloud Server or Windows Cloud Server.  
  2. Choose the plan you like from Direct, Elemental, Supreme & Colossal plans. 
  3. Select ‘1 year’ from the dropdown list. 
  4. Set your domain name and proceed. If you don’t have a domain name you can search for and register one. Also, if you have your domain name already registered with some other registrar, you can transfer it here easily, if you want. 
  5. Set your Billing Cycle to ‘Annually’. And, yes, don’t forget to scroll through the list of exciting and useful Addons.
  6. Done and done! Proceed to Payment. 

Also, note that the offer is valid: –

  1. Once per user
  2. From 28 to 30 November, 2019
  3. On Annual orders only
  4. Only on new orders and not applicable to renewals

So, what are you waiting for? Hop on and secure your Cloud Server at half the price. 

How to start an online business with a minimum budget

Gone are the days when you had to tout your ‘B-Plan’ to Angels and Venture Capitalists. The capital used to be the fundamental table stake even to get started. (You see? It’s right in the name – ‘fund’amental!) 

I know this will sound cliché but – WWW has truly brought the world closer! You no more have to go door to door to make a sale. 

You might be 

– A student who wants to earn some pocket money

– An employee who wants to create a side stream of passive income

– An entrepreneurial spirit who can’t stand an idea of ‘being employed’

No matter who you are, no matter what your age is, you can start a business – starting today! 

Here is a quick checklist to get your business started online with a budget as low as INR 5000.

Idea Generation

The first step to start a business is knowing what you want to sell. I would suggest adhering to something you are good at. Reason? With a low budget, you might not be able to delegate your tasks in the initial days. You will be the sole engine pulling the train. Once you start generating revenue, you can hire help and built a system that will continue to work in your absence. 

Try to find a decent business idea, if not unique. There were 7 search engines in the market before Google was born. And, the rest is history! Just try to come up with a sellable product/service. Come on, who would want to buy a peanut butter flavored deodorant? (Or, would they?) Anyway, you get the point, right? 

Get Online

To start a business online, you have to ‘get online’ first. You can use free domain names. But, the biggest disadvantage is that it wouldn’t sound trustworthy. Would you buy a gold earring from www.buygold.wordpress.com? A business that is selling gold online with a free domain name – it can wrap up itself anytime and leave the internet. Why? Because there is no investment at all! 

Reserve your domain name now before somebody takes it!

Go Social

Your website is the mirror of your business. Like the old-school business cards, people will use it to contact you. However, to let people know that you exist, you will have to be more social. 

Create a vibrant presence on social media. By ‘vibrant’ I don’t mean you should spam the newsfeeds of your potential customers. But, presenting yourself ahead, engaging with the comments on your posts, hosting giveaways, fun competitions, activities, value-adding information, infographics, etc. will attract more and more followers. More social you are higher will be the traffic to your website and greater will be your revenue. 

Once you have started generating considerable revenue and have a spare workforce to take care of high demands, you can start running paid advertising campaigns on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. 

No-Spam E-mail Marketing

Cold emailing is the secret sauce of the success of many businesses. Emails containing newsletters, blogs, research/news stories and other information about offers and promo codes are a great way to make your passive customers active again. All you will need to have is a business email. Don’t use an email with an extension ___@gmail.com, ___@rediffmail.com, etc. Again, the same reason – they are free! If your company name is Qualispace then use a professional email id like info@qualispace.com. 

If we count a total, the above investment should not ideally exceed INR 5000. Once you start generating revenue from your business, that investment will also credit back to your account. 

So, now that you have the secret recipe of starting a business with a low budget, don’t wait. Grab your domain now and start decorating your online workplace right away!   

Good Luck!