Friday, 15 May 2020

How Cloud Computing Helps You Run the Business Remotely

In the wake of the ongoing pandemic, remote working has become our savior. Saving millions of jobs, remote working is gradually becoming a norm.

The concept of remote working is not new especially for small businesses. It has lurked in a threadbare cloak for ages. According to a recent study by Buffer, 99% of the employees are willing to work remotely at some point in their careers. Given the current scenarios, this concept is becoming the norm. But is that even possible? Is remote working a new work culture? If so how will the company grow? There are a plethora of questions that come along with remote work policy.

However, owing to the benefits it comes with, remote working is establishing itself as an effective business policy. Let’s gain some more insight regarding remote working and how cloud computing can aid in the new norm.

  1. Why Do People Prefer Remote Working?
    We all have realized the value of time and prefer to be flexible in managing it. People wish to have a better handle on their personal and professional lives. They need some flexibility, be it a wish to go to the doctor or pick their kids from school along with managing their work hours.
    Entrepreneurs feel the need to access their data from any location. They can save a substantial amount of time and can be more productive if they don’t have to come to office. Not only businessmen but employers too can benefit from work from home policy. Employees have shown to be more productive when allowed to work remotely. Increased employee satisfaction rates mean better retaining rates. Keeping the fact in mind that new joiners take some time to reach the desired satisfaction rate, remote working policy proves itself to be useful.
  2. Testing the Waters
    The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the waters across the globe with everyone working from their homes. This is the perfect opportunity for small businesses to introduce a remote working policy.
    Not only employers but it is also a great time for employers to ascertain whether they are cut out for remote working. Some employees may feel that they are more productive when they are in the office. Of course, this too shall pass and hopefully, everything will be back to normal soon.
  3. How Cloud Computing Empowers Remote Working
    Ever wondered how MNCs function with teams scattered across different parts of the world? Thankfully cloud computing has allowed employees to access their data through their mobile phones, attend video conferences from the comfort of their homes, and manage their ongoing projects even from Timbuktoo. The days when employees had to be glued to their systems to be productive are behind us.

Cloud computing is becoming a valuable asset to increase employee productivity while not having to burn a hole in the pocket. Few entrepreneurs are aware of cloud computing and its benefits, the others may analyze its pros and cons before arriving at any conclusion.

Furthermore, the statistics by Gartner shows that cloud hosting is gaining popularity among businesses as they can have the best of bost worlds---cloud computing and have to work remotely with their favorite applications. Let’s have a look at the benefits of cloud computing.

  • Enhanced Accessibility :
    Remote working is not a new concept for entrepreneurs. They have been at it for a long time since they spend more time with their clients than in the office. On the contrary, working from office would have resulted in loss of valuable office hours when traveling or out for a meeting with a client.
    With cloud computing here to save the day, entrepreneurs can access their data from any part of the globe and keep track of their business even while meeting a client.
  • Save Space :
    Space can often be a problem especially small businesses that are often out of funds to deploy physical servers. And even those who do, face issues with finding adequate space for the server room. With cloud services, they can store their data and applications on the provider’s remote cloud infrastructure.
    Therefore, this saves the cost of deploying on-premise servers, air conditioning, bulky cables, and power supplies that are needed to ensure a smooth-running server room.
  • Multiple Device Compatibility :
    Employees can work on any device for instance (laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.) and operating systems (Windows, Linux, macOS, etc.) if the business applications and data are hosted on the cloud. This allows employers to provide flexibility to their employees.
  • Better Data Security :
    There have been multiple occasions where the local hardware has crashed with crucial information in it. But if the data is not stored on the on-premise hardware but is stored in a remote data center, the chances of data loss or theft are low.
    Furthermore, the risk of physical data breaches is also eliminated as the service providers have a dedicated cyber security team that looks over the factors like data encryption, multi-factor authentication, and the latest firewalls.
  • Scalability :
    Small and medium enterprises are always in search of that one project that will boost the reputation of their firm. Regardless of the company scale, the current situation has affected each and every business to some extent. Let’s take an example where the sales team was on the verge of sealing the deal, and the whole country goes under a lockdown? If the company lacks a stable cloud computing platform they won’t have to struggle with their remote working employees.
Cloud computing enables companies to spread their operations and data storage with ease. So irrespective of the market conditions, they can move all their data to the cloud, and keep growing.

Conclusion :
Cloud computing is a great way to provide your employees with the flexibility to work from the comfort of their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are many companies that are trying their hands at remote working for the first time and are hesitant about this step; the cloud can prove to be their knight in shining armor in the current crisis.

Monday, 20 April 2020

How to install cPanel on CentOS

Introduction:- cPanel is a very simple and easy online based control panel to manage your hosting services. The best thing is that non-technical people can also handle all aspects of their web site without any technical skill. With the cPanel you can manage all the important aspects like upload files to your server, install wordpress, connect domain name to your hosting, checking your bandwidth and other usage stats, taking backup of your web sites, setup e-mails for your site, Set up various optimizations and a lot more !!

Quick Tip: You can run this installation on a Cloud Instance or a Virtual Private Server or Dedicated server, and even on a Container such as Docker!

Let's Start:
Login to server as root (SSH).
cPanel is programmed in Perl language. So before starting the installation we need to install Perl if it isn't installed on the server.

yum users should run the following command:

#yum install -y perl

Now you need to set the hostname for your server. Using hostname you can identify your computer in the network. To change your hostname run the following command

#hostname vps.mydomain.com

You can replace vps.mydomain.com with your hostname. You must have to purchase the domain which your are setting up the hostname.

Next, step is you will need to change your current directory to /home directory, run the following command to do this.

#cd /home

It’s time to download the installation script from cPanel official website.

#curl -o latest -L https://securedownloads.cpanel.net/latest

Now, run the below execution script and install the cPanel.

#sh latest

This command will start your cPanel installation, you need to wait around half and hour and can now sit back and relax as the installation takes around half hour to complete. Once the installation script is finished you will see the following type of output:

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[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO): cPanel install finished in 5 minutes and 35 seconds!

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO): Congratulations! Your installation of cPanel & WHM 11.86 is now complete. The next step is to configure your server.

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO):

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO): Before you configure your server, ensure that your firewall allows access on port 2087.

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO):

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO): After ensuring that your firewall allows access on port 2087, you can configure your server.

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO):

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO): 1. Open your preferred browser

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO):

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO): 2. Navigate to the following url using the address bar and enter this one-time autologin url:

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO):

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO): https://13.127.207.50:2087/cpsess0353546322/login/?session=root%3aroyqyQSyp90CRSSv%3acreate_user_session%2c08904fd92d0fea5549ca256a84ac2b18

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO):

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO): After the login url expires you generate a new one using the 'whmlogin' command or manually login at:

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO):

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO): https://13.127.207.50:2087

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO):

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO): Visit https://go.cpanel.net/whminit for more information about first-time configuration of your server.

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO):

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO): Visit http://support.cpanel.net or https://go.cpanel.net/allfaq for additional support

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO):

[2020-04-14 10:04:57 +0000] [9869] ( INFO): Thank you for installing cPanel & WHM 11.86!

Removing /root/installer.lock.

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Congratulations !!

Your cPanel installation is completed and now, you can now open your browser and go to https://your-server-ip:2086 to access cPanel. Login with username root and your root account's password. For example if your IP is 192.168.1.82 then you will have to go to

https://192.168.1.82:2086

Note:-

Once cPanel is installed you can not be uninstall it from server as it does not have any uninstaller. To uninstall you need to reinstall your operating system. cPanel is commercial software and offers a 15 day trial period. Once cPanel is installed on server it is automatically activated.

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Increase Productivity Of Your Employees While Working Remotely

Greetings from Cloud.in!
We offer AWS based End User Computing cloud desktop and application streaming solutions can help enable your employees to work from remote locations to avoid unnecessary travel.

We offer services that include secure, managed cloud desktops that workers can access anywhere, anytime, from any supported device, and also include application streaming that provides users instant access to desktop applications from any computer or device.



From April 1st through June 30th 2020, we are offering Amazon WorkSpaces for up to 50 users at no charge for new WorkSpaces customers. This offer will include AWS Standard, Value, and Performance bundles.

Amazon WorkSpaces
Amazon WorkSpaces is a managed, secure Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution. You can use Amazon WorkSpaces to provision either Windows or Linux desktops in just a few minutes and quickly scale to provide thousands of desktops to workers across the globe. You can pay either monthly or hourly, just for the WorkSpaces you launch, which helps you save money when compared to traditional desktops and on-premises VDI solutions. With Amazon WorkSpaces, your users get a fast, responsive desktop of their choice that they can access anywhere, anytime, from any supported device. Amazon WorkSpaces lets you run a cloud desktop directly on a wide range of devices like PC, Mac, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android tablet, Chromebook, and web browsers like Firefox, and Chrome. Organizations like Yamaha Motor Company, Autodesk & Worldwide Express have leveraged Workspaces to replace their self-hosted VDI infrastructure & provide an on-demand desktop-as-a-service platform for its users.

Find Amazon WorkSpaces case studies by clicking here!!

Amazon AppStream 2.0
Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed application streaming service. You centrally manage your desktop applications on AppStream 2.0 and securely deliver them to any computer. AppStream 2.0 is built on AWS, so you benefit from a data center and network architecture designed for the most security-sensitive organizations. Organizations like Samsung Engineering & Siemens Smart Infrastructure use Appstream to stream complex engineering applications to their global workforce without provisioning, and operating hardware or infrastructure. Each user has a fluid and responsive experience with your applications, including GPU-intensive 3D design and engineering ones, because your applications run on virtual machines (VMs) optimized for specific use cases and each streaming session automatically adjusts to network conditions.

Brief About Cloud.in
We are AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, AWS Solutions Provider, Public Sector Partner and Channel Partner, we believe in adding value to our customers with the use of suitable cloud technologies. Also, we have AWS Windows Workloads Competency, Education Competency, CloudFront Service Delivery and Amazon EC2 for Windows Workloads Specialisation. We have proven expertise and experience in Hosting Services, Linux based Infrastructures, Digital Workloads, CDN and Server-less Technologies.We enable our customers to leverage the benefits of reduced cost of operation, decreased time to market and the scalability of enterprise workloads.

Our Intro Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPIgZ2d86TY

Please feel free to reach out to us at sales@cloud.in, should you feel our support or engagement can potentially help your company quickly and securely enable employees to work remotely and avoid unnecessary travel.

Stay Home! Stay Healthy! Stay Safe!

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Now Amazon Managed Blockchain is accessible in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) region

Amazon Managed Blockchain is an entirely organised service which makes it simple to design and handle scalable blockchain networks implementing the approved open source frameworks Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum* with just a few clicks. Amazon Managed Blockchain removes the costs need to build the network, and automatically scales to fulfil the requirements of thousands of applications functioning millions of transactions. When your network is active and working, Amazon Managed Blockchain helps it to make simple to organise and keep your blockchain network. It handles your certificates and allows you simply ask new members to connect the network. Amazon Managed Blockchain is accessible in the following AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), and Asia Pacific (Singapore). To get further details on AWS regions and services, go through the AWS global region table. And you can read more about Amazon Managed Blockchain on documentation

Friday, 6 March 2020

Open Source Remote Helper feature announced by AWS CodeCommit

AWS CodeCommit is an entirely organised source control (or version control) service that is the practice of tracing and handling modifications to code which makes it simple for organisations to host safe and most scalable private Git repositories. The remote helper is open source and available for community contributions through pull requests to its GitHub repository. Now AWS CodeCommit offers a new feature an open-source remote helper for Git, git-remote-codecommit. This package widens Git and provides using authentication for CodeCommit repository access through profile details configured via the AWS CLI. This feature helps both IAM users and access using assumed roles, identity providers, and federated access. Read documentation to get more information on the AWS CodeCommit and you can go through our walkthrough or visit the console. And to get the complete list of AWS Regions where AWS CodeCommit is accessible, refer documentation.

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Check out how Cloud Migration benefits you and your business

Cloud is an online data centre where we can store our data safely instead of storing it on a local hardware device which has a greater risk of data loss. Cloud migration refers to shifting of all your database and application from an on-premises server to online cloud storage. Migration helps you secure all your data by transporting them to the cloud, creating online backups and limiting the access to your data. 



Key Advantages
People migrating to the cloud want to use the cloud services that are best suited according to their needs so that the migration goes as smoothly as possible. The usage of cloud computing is on growth as people are using cloud services to grow their businesses. AWS cloud is a company which provides advanced cloud services. These key advantages will tell you about the best benefits of the cloud so that you can ensure to get the most out of your cloud service.


  • Faster Deployment Times
  • Once you migrate to the cloud, you would be able to deploy your applications and services faster, cloud helps you quickly provision servers which tends to be a much simpler process when compared to other alternatives. Migration helps you in discovering the most suitable operating system and placing it into a network or data centre.
  • Advanced Security Systems
  • Increased security is provided by cloud services to save your data from any theft or damage, limiting the access to certain people according to your permission. Cloud migration results in securing all your applications and database and the advanced systems help you with backups and damage control to secure your data from any disaster.
  • Simple Infrastructure
  • Cloud provides you with simple infrastructure which allows you to provide services through a very easy procedure, removing all the complexities which were part of the process earlier. Cloud helps you in providing access to the data to your remotest resource centre and put the collaborative effort in any operation and efficiently finish your work.
  • 24/7 Activity Monitoring
  • AWS Cloud offers you continuous monitoring of any activity on your network and database, to save your data from any kind of unauthorized access. Your activity monitor also lets you know all your sales and profit to keep track of all your transaction, cash inflow and outflow. It helps you monitor the activity of all your employees to keep aware of the status of your operations and development.
  • Backup and Data Loss
  • Cloud provides you with an automatic backup of your data to ensure that you don’t lose any data while any kind of transfer. It helps you in disaster recovery so that you can figure out the damage caused by the disaster and its reason, and set up things back again to work.
  • Cost Cutting
  • Cost-cutting is the most prominent feature of cloud, which can result in a huge profit for any business, they also provide auto-scaling, which allows in the provision of services and turn it off when not required. It helps you prevent any unnecessary expense required during increased workload in an on-premises server.
  • Reduced Data Centre
  • With the cloud, you won’t be needing multiple data centre setups as all your data is secured in an online database with the highest security. Multiple data centres affect the collaboration as it becomes complicated and it costs a great amount in running these data centres efficiently all along the same time. Therefore, the cloud decreases the complexity of collaboration of farthest data centres and working together and also helps in cutting the cost of running these data centres.
  • Improve Operational Efficiency
  • Cloud makes it easier for your businesses to modernise and connect to your existing applications and services. The interconnection of business application helps you improve your employee’s efficiency and provide adequate information about previous operations make further operations easy and relatable. You can easily access the updated versions of these operations without going through any complex configuration.

Final thoughts of Conclusion
Cloud migration has several numbers of benefits which can help any new start-up or a developed business to grow into a mega enterprise. The services offered by the cloud are very convincing and promising, fulfilling all the needs of future IT advancements. Cloud computing comes with never-ending benefits, and websites that offer managed cloud services such as Clouddotin provide you with end-to-end project management.

Monday, 2 March 2020

Amazon Lightsail proposes resource monitoring, alarming and notifications

Amazon Lightsail now offers resource monitoring, alarming and notifications. You can now assign starting point for each of the monitored metrics for Amazon Lightsail instances, load balancers and databases, and be notified if the thresholds are exceeded via email and SMS notifications. This new launch will let you understand the health of your Lightsail infrastructure, and be notified if there are any difficulties. At most 2 alarms per metric can be stated on instances, load balancers and databases. For example, one alarm could be used as an alert and the other alarm could pop when it has exceeded a critical threshold. To create the alarm, you only need to choose the metric you require to alarm on, a threshold value for the metric to exceed and how long the metric requires to overshoot the threshold value to trigger the alarm. When an alarm is violated, a warning flag is appeared in the Lightsail console. Besides, you can select to get notifications through email and/or SMS text message using Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS). Email address and SMS contact numbers can be supplied on a region by region basis, and not all regions support SMS text messaging (read documentation for details). No extra charges are applied on this new feature. To get more information, read documentation on how to create your first set of alarms.

How Cloud Computing Helps You Run the Business Remotely

In the wake of the ongoing pandemic, remote working has become our savior. Saving millions of jobs, remote working is gradually becoming ...