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Syncing a lot of data from a directory to Amazon S3 Cloud

In an attempt to upload a directory 40+ Gigabytes worth of files on t0 Amazons S3.

Typically I use the AWS Console, but I ran into issues, I believe my browser was timing out.  I tried a couple downloading and installing third party applications, the only success I got from that was possibly inheriting additional malware.

I did manage to find a solution, I tend to pass on the command line tools, but I was desperate, turns out in this instance command line is actually sooo much easier and stable, This is basically all I had to do.

Download AWS CLI  and Install it

Open your terminal and run

aws configure

youll need to provide it your AWS ID, AWS KEY, Region, and a format (I choose JSON). Then all i had to do was run the following command to start syncing

aws s3 sync C://Your_Local_Directory_To_SYNC s3://your_S3_bucket

if you want to see more options simply run. You can sync bi-directionally or from s3 bucket to bucket by interchanging the last two parameters accordingly

aws s3 help

You are now free to do whatever it is you do.

Note: If you step away from your computer for too long or your computer goes inactive, this will discontinue your transfer. If that happens rerun the command to continue.

8 Tips for picking a better domain name

 

Not only do these tips coincide with easier search engine indexing, They take into consideration human psychology, human memory is vital because if your end user doesn’t recall the proper address they are a lot less likely to reach there intended destination

1. Choose a .com extension

2. Use your brand name

3. Don’t use exact match domains. Partial match domains are okay, but a brand name is always preferred

4. Make it memorable

5. Make sure its easy to spell.

6. Avoid special characters.

7. Avoid misspelling

8 Under 14 Character, shorter the better.

5 Ways to help ensure your websites secure

These days web sites can expect to be attacked by web bots as soon as a search engine index’s there site. The more advanced web bots will launch every known attack in order to find a vulnerability to exploit, and report back to its attacker, whom can conduct various nefarious acts on your server, any of which could greatly affect your business, domain and/or clients. Recently a very common attack on businesses that does not get enough publicity is ransomware, which could basically criple a companies operations until they pay the attacker money, most times these attacks dont require more effort to accomplish, so even small businesses can fall victim. Here are some tips I think every site should implement to ensure there website is secure.

1. Run updates on your server and all your software frequently

Plugins are vitally important for keeping websites ahead of potential security breaches. Ensure the ability to create and utilize custom plugins to reinforce site security, such as those that block particular IP addresses. Equally important, developers must also practice up-to-date coding and development standards and should use modern versions of platforms such as PHP and Apache. WDG developers, for example, use only coding structures and syntax patterns that have been proven secure and effective in order to maintain industry best practices.

2. Require a strong password policy

Require a strong password policy anywhere a password on your site and throughout your organization anywhere a password is used. Attackers will often brute force your user passwords using scripts, which is akin to trying every common password for every username until one is found, such an attack takes a few minutes to conduct and is also typically automated.

3. Conduct a regular back-up of your applications and databases

Having a backup copy of your applications and database could potentially save your business from any damage and/or prevent the loss of important information such as customer or sales records due damage was done by an attacker or virus. Once the damage is identified, without some sort of backup copy could take a business website offline indefinitely. For e-commerce websites, this could destroy the entire business.

4. Obtain an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificate and employ an Encryption Protocol

The information traveling from your website to your end-user can be intercepted by an unknowing third party, whom can capture sensitive information such as credit card information, username, and passwords. SSL or secure socket layer secures the information by encrypting it before it transmitted.

5. Only install plugins or code from trusted sources

Attackers will often disguise viruses in actual functioning plugins, thereby allowing an attacker access to your server. These attacks often go unnoticed until it’s too late.

These steps are implemented automatically whenever possible when I develop for my clients. From a development standpoint, implementing the tips become more costly and difficult to implement as a site grows,

The Inconvenient Truth about the Democratic Party

Democrats are constantly accusing Republicans of being racist, bigots, liars, and deplorable. Carol Swain (an African American), professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, breaks down the history of the Democratic party and its history. Apparently, the Ku Klux Klan was originally formed by the Democratic Party, a party that started in support for slavery, which lead to the civil war, lead by the Republican President Abraham Lincoln to abolish slavery, but who was later assassinated by a…Democrat. Watch this short video, its an eye opener.

Scientific Data that Proves Global Warming is another Lie

A recording of a testimony from Dr. Don Easterbrook before the United States Senate Environment & Energy Committee, for which he provides a lot of weather data and facts that contradict the global warming narrative. Dr Easterbrook states upfront he is not backed by any special interest, and his only funding for his research is from government tax funding. Some important things he points out, is that there is no correlation between Co2 emissions and global warming. CO2 emissions didnt increase until after the 1940’s during the rise of the industrial era, during which time all records show that the earth temperature was cooling, also the measurement of CO2 in the overall atmosphere is not even close to 1%, he touches on all the important points.

Thank You Dr Don Easterbrook, for giving the truth a voice, it’s refreshing to be presented with data and no BS.

The cost of ignoring lies and accepting negatives for self preservation

 

These are interesting times. On one hand there are changes happening on a global scale that can’t really be ignored much longer. On the other hand the majority of the population seem to live their lives as if everything is just as it always is and always will be, locked in a tunnel vision of personal and material interest.

As long as we keep lying to ourselves based on conditioning, wishful thinking, suppression or denial and believe the lies “out there”, mistaking them for truth, nothing will change. This goes also beyond having a “positive” attitude, where hope can be merely a trap and lie to the self. Believing in lies that are “positive” in appearance (regardless how well-meaning the intent or good-hearted the person) is actually being negative and blocks one’s awareness and spiritual evolution. Being positive can mean acknowledging something negative because it is the truth, seeing it for what it is. If you believe a lie, even if it seems positive and makes you “feel good”, you give away your free will and that has spiritual implications. In these times of transition it becomes imperative to do seek truth and strive towards objectivity so we don’t take the “wrong” turn into entropy.

Hosting like the big boys…on the cheap!

Amazon is out to own the web hosting space with its new lightsail space. Lightsail offers a setup of the cloud Virtual Private Server instance, and all the trimmings that typically would require an experienced IT professional to configure to make possible. Making it possible for small businesses to have a scalable private server for as low as $5 a month, and any newbie developer should be able to set it up!! If your still using Godaddy, bluehost,hostgator and sharing one IP address and server space, among hundreds (sometimes thousands) of other websites in a “shared” hosting account (which search engines can see), it would be silly not to migrate.