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Sneak Peek at the Google Data Studio Beta

Taking statistical data on your web properties and creating meaningful analytic reports can be a challenge. Several reporting services offer help, but at a price.

In this post, you will take a sneak peek at the Beta version of Google's own free Data Studio. I decided to test its live, interactive reports.

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How to Connect to Web Server Over SSH with Private/Public Keys Using PuTTY on Windows

Knowing how to connect to your website over SSH authenticating with Public/Private Key pairing is a great skill. Authenticating and working on your website over SSH is more secure since your connection is encrypted.

Also, with SSH you will be able to perform some cool tasks not available to you over a graphical interface. And you will do them much faster.

That's why some content management systems offer command line interface to their users. Like, for example, WP-CLI for WordPress or Drush for Drupal.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to connect to your web server over SSH with the Public/Private Key pairing using Windows free SSH client PuTTY. 

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clamxavOver the course of my career, I've seen a lot of hacked websites

Many websites are hacked directly, but we've also seen them hacked because of compromised computers. For example, a keyboard logger might be used to steal login information.

If you build websites, it's important to make sure your computer is safe.

This tutorial will show you how to scan your Mac using ClamXav.

For Windows users, give our Malwarebytes tutorial a try instead.

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MalwarebytesOver the course of my career, I've seen a lot of hacked websites

Many websites are hacked directly, but we've also seen them hacked because of compromised computers. For example, a keyboard logger might be used to steal login information.

If you build websites, it's important to make sure your computer is safe.

This tutorial will show you how to scan your PC using Malwarebytes.

For Mac users, give our ClamXav tutorial a try instead.

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pingdomThis is the first in a series of blog posts on the tools that we find indispensable at OSTraining.

Most of us run a few websites.

Some of the sites are personal blogs, and no-one really cares if they have a few occasional minutes of downtime.

However, some sites, such as OSTraining, are mission-critical. Even if this site is down for a few minutes, there's a good chance that will cost us real money. Either new customers will be scared away or existing customers will be disappointed.

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