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What is serverless computing?

To the less tech-savvy among us, serverless computing probably isn’t exactly what it sounds like. So then, what is it, exactly? Well, it’s a type of cloud computing where cloud providers manage the execution of code for software developers, a marked change from how applications were once traditionally built and deployed. 

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Why your site should have robots.txt & sitemap.xml

Have a website? Want it to get found in search engines? If the answer to these questions is “Yes”, then it’s likely you’ve given search engine optimization (SEO) a go at some point, or at least more than a passing thought. While the impulse when getting started with SEO is often diving headfirst into keyword research and link building, there are some lesser talked about aspects of SEO that are just as important. Namely, two crucial files you should have on your site: robots.txt and sitemap.xml.

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What is my IP address?

All Internet users have likely heard the term “IP address” mentioned on their web surfing travels, but do you know what they are and how they work? In this article, we’ll be looking at these mysterious sets of numbers digital devices need to connect to the Internet, and why they are integral to how the Internet functions.

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What is a firewall and why are they needed?

Anyone with a computer or digital device has probably heard the term firewall before, even if they don’t quite understand what it is or what they do. It’s sort of a pity because firewalls play a massive role in cybersecurity across myriad types of devices and networks. Behind every secure website, network, or device is an excellent firewall. They should be celebrated more!

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Bot management: what it is and how to use it

Last week on the SSLs blog, we discussed bots: what they are and what they’re used for. While many bots can be massively useful, they can also be designed for nefarious purposes. To combat the latter, many website owners undertake a strategy known as bot management. 

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What is a bot?

If you use the Internet somewhat regularly, you’ve likely encountered a bot (or several!) at some point, perhaps without even realizing it. If you haven’t, you’re an anomaly because bots are all over the Internet. Literally everywhere. In 2020, bot traffic accounted for nearly 40% of all Internet traffic. They’ll often have their own IP address and everything.

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