septembre 2019
Expert Author Richard Peck
VPS servers are basically "virtual machines" running on much larger servers (typically by multiples of the virtual ones).
Whilst they run very well, they've been somewhat under-utilized until the introduction of Amazon's "EC2" service in the early 2010's. This allowed people to deploy a VPS on an entire data warehouse of infrastructure... rather than just one server - bringing the underlying cost right down to a bare minimum.
Today, a swathe of "cloud" VPS providers (including the likes of DigitalOcean, Vultr and others) have followed Amazon's lead in providing extremely low priced "VPS" servers running on "cloud" infrastructure. They have reeled buyers in with prices starting from $5/mo (or in Vultr's case $2.50/mo).
The point is that with the new price drop, "cloud" VPS providers actually provide companies and end users with extensible software hosting with "shared" hosting prices. The key is that you are able to control (and own) the underlying infrastructure, whereas before, you could not.
Whilst this is great, there is a major problem - you are responsible for setting up the servers and keeping them up to date & running etc. Even if you go down the path of a "managed" server infrastructure, there is no underlying management software (such as CPanel) which gives you the ability to manage the various services running on the system.
Ultimately, in order to get a VPS (or any server) running properly, you need to ensure that you have the various pieces of software required to get a web server functioning effectively fully operational; which includes the "web server" software itself, the underlying libraries / dependencies at the OS level and the likes of the server's programming language you wish to use.
On top of this, you need to ensure that the server has the most appropriate "application server" software to handle any of the programming languages required to run the applications you may be trying to deploy to the system.
Most people don't know / realize this - if you're running a Ruby on Rails / NodeJS application on your server, you basically have to ensure that you have the appropriate server software to support its requests. Without this (and this is why most "shared hosting" is not adequate), you'll end up with relatively little by way of being able to manage the underlying system.
To resolve this, the most effective thing is to get a "management" system for VPS platforms. If you had a system which allowed you to manage any of the software running on the infrastructure you have, it will give you the ability to determine exactly what you require.
Expert Author Richard Peck
If you use an Epson Stylus Color 880 printer, it may be the case that you end up not being able to use it on your Windows 10 computer.
The typical symptoms of this issue are that it will show up as a "USB Printer" inside the Windows 10 "Printers" section, but may actually appear as "Epson Stylus Color 880" in Device Manager.
The problem is that Windows 10 (especially 1709) doesn't recognize the driver, and is thus unable to actually get the printer running because of it.
The solution is to ensure that Windows 10 is able to run the driver, which either means downloading the most appropriate one from the Internet, or getting the system to be rid of errors and other problems. This is actually relatively simple, as explained below...
The reason for the problem is a difference in the way that Windows 10 (1709) works with the underlying drivers of the system.
Some of the older drivers (written by the hardware manufacturers) do not work with the new hardware / IO API inside the system, leading Windows to become unable to manage any of the underlying issues it may have.
To ensure this is not an issue, you have to ensure that you're using a compatible driver - or at least a driver which is workable with the way in which the 1709 version of Windows works. To do this, you have to ensure you're able to obtain a version of the driver which works effectively.
To solve the problem, Microsoft have actually worked to resolve any of the underlying issues that have been causing conflicts, primarily by offering a new "Windows 10 1709 Compatible Drivers Package" - which is a manual update to the drivers that are required to run the Epson Stylus Color 880.
By going to Microsoft's "download catalogue" and typing "epson stylus color 880" into the search box, you're presented with a number of packages you can download. At the bottom of the list should be the "compatibility" package - which if you download, you'll then be able to run the installer for.
Upon running the installer, restart your system and then ensure that Windows is able to load the printer like it did before. If you're not able to do this, you have to ensure that you're going to be able to get the most out of the application - which is done by cleaning up any of the potentially corrupted settings that your system may have.
Expert Author Desare A Kohn-Laski
Are you always thinking how much your house is now worth? Many instances, you've heard that appraising property values are best handled by professionals. Despite the strong urge to hire their services you have always reservations within that hiring them is pricy. If you're caught with this dilemma, why not appraise your house yourself. Is this possible? Of course. By knowing several indicators, you can have a hint of how much your house is priced. Here are some tips.
Market Approach and Value Reconciliation
Do you know that the best indicators are available in the market? If there are several home sales happening in your neighborhood or even within your area, chances are you can have a huge hint on how much your house is worth. Find homes that are similar in area and place and you can already provide rough estimates. Reconcile this with the number of bathrooms, bedrooms and other features which are similar to the home that was sold. And you're on the right track of determining its price.
Use of Online Home Appraisal Applications
Technology is fast-becoming relevant in many industries. Real estate is no different. There are numerous applications which are now used by the industry professionals to make their work easier. Some also offer the use of these applications for free in their official websites. Capitalizing on these facts, you can have readily made instruments to provide appraisal calculations based on information you will provide.
As the current homeowner, you should be in-the-know of the home's square footage including gross area and floor area, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, car ports, and even accessibility to roads and important locations. With this bunch of information, the online applications and even those which you can download to your smartphones will prove to be beneficial.
It is in a few clicks that you will already know the current price of your house.
The estimates provided by the market indicators as well that those reflected by the applications always stay as estimates. They are not exact figures. If you really want to know exact appraisal values, it is always better to have professionals do the job for you.
If you are worried of the service charges, there is always the negotiation time to help you lower down the service rates. Remember that real estate professionals including property appraisers are always ready to be of service to those who need their expert services and expert advises.
Expert Author Desare A Kohn-Laski
In our past entry, we have talked how tenants can deal with difficult landlords. This time, we'll be discussing the other way around. What if your tenants are difficult to deal with after you have let them sign the lease contract? Here are some tips.
Be confident. Confidence is a key aspect when dealing with difficulties. And this does not exempt dealing with difficult tenants. If you are confident when talking to them, you are more likely to get positive reaction from your tenant. The opposite happens when you are unsure of what you are presenting to them. Do not let your voice shaken when you're saying something. It will be picked up as a sign of uncertainty.
Exercise right decisions. There are issues that needs prompt decisions made. For instance, if you see that the surrounding area of the rental property is untidy, then you have to call the attention of the tenant. Insist that the condition is unacceptable and will affect not only their adjacent tenants but them as well. Present them with scenarios that will make them realize the consequences of not doing the right things.
Be authoritative. While the tenants have some rights, you also have to assert your rights. But be sure you are asserting your authority in a just way. If the tenants habitually disrespect the existing rules of the property rental, you have every right to formulate a complaint which you can file at proper authority offices. Make sure that you know existing state laws which might affect your complaint.
Impose your rules. Keeping the best interests of the asset you are offering for rent, keep in mind too that imposing your rules will be aligned with taking care of it. If there is regular inspection every 28 days, do it so. If you are issuing notices when rental fee is one week overdue, don't hesitate to send them.
Learn how to bridge gaps. There are tenants who may end up being always in your head because of a lot of things they usually complain. There are cheerful but hibernating types when due dates are coming. There are those who pay ahead but always have strings of complaints with this and that thing. Bridge gaps between them and you. Always hold your side of the bargain. Offer solutions which are win-win for both parties. After settling issues, be friends with them. Be friends but put barriers between being a landlord and them being tenants.
Expert Author Desare A Kohn-Laski
Are you running out of creative juice for your needed daily or weekly blog? Are you having some sort of repetitions just after two months or so? If you are in this situation, you're probably thinking of how you can possibly sustain readership with writing ideas or topics that are sure to entice readers to follow you. Here are some topics you can write about for the next days.
Local activities which kids and teenagers would probably ask permission from their parents to join. Every community conducts activities for children and teenagers. These activities are geared to enrich the knowledge and skills of the participants. Most of them are conducted during summer months. But there are also some activities conducted during the other months of the year. These activities can range from art workshops, sports clinics, dance competitions, talent shows, and a whole lot more.
Current news in your local community and even important events of the nation. News affects all. Whatever is happening in the community and in the nation has impact to everybody. Discuss how these events can affect the families and individuals in the community. Assert your point. Give insights on how these events can shape the local real estate industry.
Present places of interests to your readers. Make your real estate blog a reference for readers to familiarize themselves with the community's various interesting places. Let your writings take them to the vest restaurants, entertainment hubs, museums, shopping destinations, and even tourist spots. These local crowd-drawers deserve to have their spotlights on your blog. It will also help if you'll notify merchants, establishments or entities which you'll mention in your writing. Through this, you are getting them fueled to share your writings in their respective platforms. This will eventually increase redirects from their spaces to yours.
Dissect local market studies. Different studies present various insights. They send signals to buyers and sellers alike. Present statistics, data, and other information which will be valuable and influential to the decisions of your readers. Will this month be good to buy a house? Will next month see home prices increasing at least for your market?
Give tips, suggestions, and advises. Your blog can also serve as a communication line between you and your readers. Engage them in your posts through tips about home staging. Suggest ways on how they can better rearrange the room of their sons or daughters. Give advise on how to deal with noisy neighbors. There are plenty of topics in which your expert opinion and advise are warranted.