Using Amazon Web Services? Feels like it’s too expensive? Sure in comparison to a regular web hosting service it is. But in terms of speed and performance we’ve crowned AWS the king of kings, and that’s why we’ve started hosting our managed infrastructure with AWS in the first place.

On-Demand Instances

If you’re familiar with AWS, setting up a private instance for your project isn’t that complicated, just login to your aws console navigate to EC2 and launch your instance with a selected community AMI e.g. Ubuntu, WordPress or your Windows Server instance.

The pricing for an on-demand instance on a simple WordPress project can vary somewhere around $8–$16/mo. (or more, depending on the selected instance type), similar to what WordPress.com could charge you for a monthly membership of their online platform for WordPress hosting. WordPress.com however comes down with very few options on how to manage your server, and the primary reason you’re paying for this is covering the domain cost and regular web hosting fees. …


Latest news from the web development world is unfortunately targetting our favourite CMS, WordPress. As cited below major sources have discovered a major flaw in WordPress administration core and took advantage of a built-in script that causes the site to go out of service temporarily.

The Issue

Discovered by Israeli security researcher Barak Tawily, the vulnerability resides in the load-scripts.php script located in the admin module itself. The script itself was designed to minimize the amount of requests being sent from the client while trying to load JS or CSS files.

The script receives a GET parameter ‘load’, which should include the name of the module being loaded by the script, like ‘jquery-ui’ and although it was designed for admin users, it is included in the wp-login page as well so no authentication is enforced to load this script. …


GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a regulation intended to strenghten and unify data protection for all individuals within the EU. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU.

The primary aim is to give users control over their personal data and to simplify the regulation within the EU. Here’s a couple tips on how to keep compliant with the regulation and avoid possible sanctions.

The regulation becomes enforceable as soon as 25th of May 2018.

Always keep the user informed

You can keep your users information and data without his specific consent in case you’re collecting the information for using his information for contract related details typically data such as data from a website contact form, order form (typical for e-shop) or in case it’s a legitimate interest in being informed such as newsletter or coupon deal etc. …


In previous article we started of by sharing few information about the new Messenger platform and the process of developing an application for Messenger.

Let’s talk about Facebook, Google and Amazon and their role in the world wide web today.

Facebook and Google currently take more than 60 to 70% of web traffic. This essentially plays a key role in the web neutrality. Most users may only be visiting sites that are under the Alphabet group or under Facebook social vehicle. …

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