Even The Very Best Are Vulnerable

Came across this notification from Network Solutions this morning pointing to the fact that even the very best ecommerce providers in the industry are vulnerable to criminal activities compromising Network Solutions ecommerce hosting customers. I respect their forensic and remediation efforts, but its time to rethink the paradigm and reinvent ecommerce.

How does an industry sort through fault and remedy the consumers that will eventually be hurt by overall process design that exposes private credit card and personal information? Every day another consumer’s credit is ruined and identity compromised. The source of this type of consumer injury can be months away from the actual impact and never actually be revealed.

I happened to accidently come across this notification from Network Solutions, a company I’ve used for years. I did not receive any proactive notification from them. However, I certainly didn’t miss my daily marketing email from them.

High Traffic Web Application

I’m planning a roll out of a potentially high traffic web application based on WordPressMU next week. Scaling an application requires patience and good humor.

High traffic web applications require two fundamental isues be resolved before exceding anyone’s expectations. The code needs to be optimized for peak performance and web hosting throughput needs design analysis and buildout.

Hosting’s not rocket science. If the code is good (none better or more elegant than WordPressMU) and your application is having problems with:

Shared hosting, try upgrading to Virtual Dedicated Hosting.

Virtual Dedicated Hosting, try upgrading to Dedicated Hosting.

Dedicated Hosting, try upgrading to a higher-powered dedicated server.

High-Powered Dedicated Hosting, it is time to talk with your host about multiple Load Balanced Servers.

Thanks Matt