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Web hosting companies have no shortage of operating systems to choose from. From the old stalwarts like Debian, to its descendant Ubuntu, and from unusual alternatives like Gentoo, to distributions that are hugely popular among the geek contingent like Arch Linux, web hosting companies face an embarrassment of riches when it comes to choosing the […]

Feb 4, 2016, 9:57 amBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

As the year turned from a turbulent 2015 to a hopeful 2016, online criminals set the bar high with a DDoS attack that was apparently the biggest yet seen, dwarfing 2015’s already massive attacks. The attack — launched by “hacktivist” group New World Hacking — targeted the BBC, one of the biggest news and media […]

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Feb 2, 2016, 12:41 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

The web server world is basically a three-way battle between an established giant, Apache, the speedy alternative, Nginx, and IIS, which isn’t used all that much in commercial web hosting. Apache and Nginx are both excellent options, but there are a number of other web servers worth consideration. The leader of the pack among the […]

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Jan 28, 2016, 12:53 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Towards the end of last year, a managed WordPress hosting provider suffered a serious security breach in which customer credentials were exposed to an attacker. Breaches of this sort are a risk with any online service, but what’s interesting about this breach is that the blame rests squarely on one of the company’s cloud infrastructure […]

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Jan 26, 2016, 2:04 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

If we had to define the biggest theme on 2015 it would be hard to come up with just one, but easy to come up with quite a few. Cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, open source and Linux have all been at the forefront of the tech conversation over the past twelve months. This first roundup of […]

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Jan 22, 2016, 4:01 pmBy: Ben Ustick (0) Comments

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