Cloud computing

How we resurrected hacked Wordpress website

Meteor News is a citizen science project and a publishing platform for authors around the world to bring meteor related content to a single place. The website enjoys a steadily increasing traffic from 144 countries, and 25 authors delivered a hefty 662 articles. In 2019 alone it has seen a readership increase of 46%, which is the largest one yet. But that’s today! Let’s rewind to 2018. Back then, the website was compromised and completely destroyed. It was initially hosted...

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November 08, 2019 | 5 minutes read

Empire Elements becomes DigitalOcean Partner

DigitalOcean (D.O.) is a popular cloud computing platform provider offering transparent and affordable pricing with option scaling your business globally. D.O. has been steadily growing over the past five years, adding new features and expanding to new regions. Currently operating in 5 geographical regions, DigitalOcean is growing and attracting businesses that want to make their way to the cloud. Businesses need robust solutions and Empire Elements just been granted membership to their partner programme. As certified DigitalOcean partners, we are...

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October 16, 2019 | 1 minute read

AWS Summit London 2019

Cloud computing giant Amazon Web Services just wrapped up another annual celebration event in London called AWS Summit. Richard and Vera from the Empire Elements team were excited to attend this event again. “This time it was bigger, much bigger” says Richard The imperial team attended AWS Summit back in 2016 for the first time. If “mind-blowing” was the word to describe the event back then, this time it was “mega gigantic”. AWS has grown enormously in just those three...

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May 09, 2019 | 2 minutes read

How to improve website speed

Why we care about website speed? One of the top performance improvements is undoubtedly the website speed. For the past couple of years, website speed has become one of the most critical factors. So much so that even Google uses that as one of the ranking factors. There is a definite correlation between website speed and business profits. Fast user experience is merely good practice. We should make all efforts to make the website load faster and offer a better...

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May 02, 2018 | 4 minutes read

Does my website really need HTTPS?

Demand for SSL certificates increased drastically since 2014. Jumping to 35% adoption in 2017 and passed 50% in 2019. Let’s Encrypt issues 150 million SSL certificates in 2018 and expects to surpass 200 million certificate issues in 2019. Shortly after serious Heartbleed Bug vulnerability, Google announced that website encryption is an important ranking factor and people started to take notice. HTTPS over HTTP In 2014 a lot of websites moved to HTTPS format, usually running both regular and encrypted versions...

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August 07, 2017 | 2 minutes read

Migrating UK’s largest key holding company to AWS

Nexus National Security Network is the UK’s largest outsourced key holding company that has been continuously growing. It has become apparent that Nexus has outgrown its current hosting infrastructure, and a long-term plan was desperately needed. Empire Elements researched all the available technology options. Amazon Web Services was the best possible platform to build a cloud computing platform for unlimited future growth. The migration The case for AWS was strong. Powerful features, rock-solid reputation and relentless pace of innovation. We...

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April 17, 2017 | 4 minutes read

Cloud Architecture for A Perfect Job

A Perfect Job is a fully bespoke medical job web application created from scratch. Our team designed it to be a high-performance website with capacity to serve many visitors from all over the globe. Robust and scalable architecture Empire Elements used Amazon Web Services which offers the best selection of services this website needs. Fast and unlimited storage, on demand computing, auto-scaling, global content delivery, notification services and more. Global speed was our primary focus when designing computing architecture for...

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November 16, 2016 | 2 minutes read

Moving your company to the Cloud

We all use DropBox, Google Drive, Apple iCloud, Microsoft Office, Xero, SalesForce and many other services like it. Those are services based on a decentralised platform - a cloud. Scalability, flexibility and security are probably the essential features of any cloud service. Depends on how you look at it and what your company priorities are but cloud computing has something to offer for everyone. The idea of Cloud Computing is relatively straightforward. Instead of having one physical server, you have...

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October 11, 2016 | 5 minutes read

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