Using the APPLES method to determine server needs

“What type of hosting do I need?”

To answer this question, many service providers run the gamut, offering everything from WYSIWYG site builders, to basic shared hosting, to even WordPress-specific hosting. In most cases, these are probably all that the average person needs, even to get a medium-size web presence going.

But what if you, or your clients, need more than what the average hosting environment can provide?

This is where a method we call APPLES can come into play — and, no, I’m not talking about the fruit you find at your local grocery store (or the device you could be reading this on).

APPLES is a handy acronym, with each letter representing a question that can help you determine if you need a server and, possibly more important, if you’re going to need some help with managing that server:

  • Admin experience level
  • Purpose of the server
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15 Charitable Acts You Can Do on a Budget This Holiday Season

One coat could keep someone warm, one meal could relieve someone’s hunger, and one organ donor could save 75 lives. A single charitable act could put a smile on someone’s face, or even improve someone’s life — and it can all be done on a budget. While you’re gearing up for the holidays, it’s the perfect time to give back with charitable acts.

The Feeding America network gave out 3.6 billion meals to those in need in 2019. In the same year, roughly 55,800,719 people experienced homelessness. Throughout 2020, unemployment rates rose despite last year’s numbers — and you can help.

The holidays can put a lot of stress on your budget, but luckily, there are many ways to help your community without breaking the bank. The smallest acts of kindness could impact one, if not many, people in need.

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Alex Trebek Taught Us to Choose Presence Over Judgment


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I remember the first time I was uncomfortable with something Alex Trebek said.

It was during the final round on Jeopardy!, and he was going over the contestant’s responses to the last clue of the episode. The contestant with the most money was way ahead with $22,000 and revealed his response last. After the contestant got it wrong he was left with zero dollars because he had wagered everything.

“You bet it all!” Trebek said. “Cliff, why would you do something like that?”

As it turns out, Trebek was saying this to a fictional character — none other than Cliff Claven, played by John Ratzenberger. Trebek was making a guest appearance on the show Cheers. It was back in 1990, when Trebek had been host of Jeopardy! in real life for about six years.

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Beyoncé and Peloton Partner to Celebrate the HBCU Homecoming Season

Peloton, the world’s leading interactive fitness platform, has announced a partnership with Beyoncé Knowles Carter. Under the multiyear partnership, the Grammy Award-winning global entertainer and the bike maker will produce exclusive content with her music for its streamed workout classes. Together, they will also create a series of themed workouts to honor Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

“Peloton and I both believe that the power of music can help uplift, motivate and inspire those on their fitness journeys,” said Beyoncé in a written statement. “I’ve been a Peloton member for several years, and I’m excited to partner with a company that helps people, young and old, be the best versions of themselves, in an innovative and adaptable way. I’m proud to celebrate the students at HBCUs with this donation, to encourage them to find and embrace their own wellness regimens.”

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