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October, 2014

  • 15 October

    Webmasters Read This Before Disabling SSLv3 for cPanel/WHM


    Following the announcement of the SSL Poodle vulnerability most webmasters have been hard at work securing their servers. Alas while doing some of these updates myself I had discovered that while it is possible to disable SSLv3 for cPanel services on ports 2083, 2087, 2096 – this breaks connections to cPanel from all current versions of Firefox, on any operating ...

September, 2014

  • 27 September

    Shellshock Exploit: What It Is, What It Means, & What To Do


    Surely you’ve heard the term Shellshock exploit be mentioned everyone across the internet these last couple of days, however what is it exactly and what does it really mean for you? Well, Shellshock is the name for a brand new exploit which targets a vulnerability in Bash. Bash, an acronym for Bourne Again Shell, is a command-line shell used by ...

June, 2014

  • 19 June

    Bing Announces Plans To Make Things Faster


    Microsoft researchers and colleagues from Bing have been collaborating with others from industry and academia to examine datacenter hardware alternatives, and their work, a project known as Catapult, was presented in Minneapolis on June 16 during the 41st International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA). Confused yet? Hold on. Their paper, titled A Reconfigurable Fabric for Accelerating Large-Scale Datacenter Services, describes an effort to combine programmable hardware ...

January, 2014

  • 30 January

    Linux Server Tutorials


    As a webmaster chances are you will wind up managing a Linux box or two in your time – and when you do you’ll be happy you learned these tricks. Pipelines Discover how to use pipelines to string together a series of commands. This means that the output from the first command in the pipeline is used as the input ...

April, 2013

  • 4 April

    WiredTree Announces Platform Upgrades


    WiredTree, one of our affiliate hosting partners, have announced the addition of new features pertinent to R1Soft backups, Parallels optimization and SSD caching – something the company hopes will provide it with “unparalleled performance.” In a press release, WiredTree President Zac Cogswell discussed how the company goes about implementing the process, noting that WiredTree annually upgrades its VPS and hybrid server ...

  • 3 April

    cPanel Finally Announces Support for Wildcard SSL in 11.38

    cPanel Announces Support for Wildcard SSL

    A few months ago the team at SpeedySparrow had submitted a feature request to the cPanel development team asking for support for wildcard SSL certificates

January, 2013

  • 12 January

    Prevent Hacking Attempts; Keep Your Scripts Up To Date


    A client of mine recently contacted me, and frantically proceeded to explain to me how his hosting company contacted him stating their server had been hacked through an out-dated WordPress install they had kept on it. To make matters worse, the host did not have a recent file backup available – great. I was in for a long night. However ...

November, 2012

  • 13 November

    cPanel Releases Stable 11.34 Build


    cPanel Inc. just recently spoke about the release of a Stable version 11.34, and a few short days later – it’s finally here. Announced yesterday the release of version 11.34 Stable of cPanel & WHM software brings many improvements and upgrades to the package. As per cPanel CEO, J. Nick Koston’s Keynote speech at the 7th annual cPanel Conference, some of ...

October, 2012

  • 19 October

    Hivelocity Offers Free SSD Drives on all New Servers

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    Hivelocity announced earlier in the week that they are now including a free 60GB Intel 520 series Solid State Hard Drive with all new servers. The free SSD is included as an extra drive and not a replacement for the SATA or SAS drives already included with the standard server configurations. Customers have the choice of having the free SSD ...

  • 18 October

    An Inside Look at Google’s Datacenters


    Never before has the general public been given an open look at the inside of Google’s datacenters – until now. True Google has shared many of their designs and best practices, and they have been publishing their efficiency data since 2008, however only a small handful of employees have access to the server floor itself. Yesterday Google announced the launch of a new site ...

  • 10 October

    DiscountASP.NET Introduces Windows Server 2012 Hosting


    DiscountASP.NET has announced earlier last week the introduction of Microsoft Windows 2012 Hosting in their US-based data center, with plans to offer the same service in their Europe data-center in the near future. For those hearing about Windows Server 2012, the new Windows 2012 hosting platform includes several key enhancements, such as: Internet Information Services 8.0 (IIS8) Support for ASP.NET ...

  • 9 October

    WebHostForASP Announces Windows Server 2012 Hosting


    The newest release of Microsoft’s Server 2012 is seen as something highly innovative, full of improved features and applications. These improvements offer application flexibility to answer the critical needs of many businesses and organizations; and as such more and more companies are starting to offer it. WebHostForASP.net recently proudly announced the aviability of Windows Server 2012 on their hosting services ...

September, 2012

  • 30 September

    HostGator Network Updates Now On Twitter


    A Tweet a few hours ago let me know about @HGstatus - a new Twitter profile created specifically to keep HostGator's customers up to date on the latest network status information - whether it be scheduled maintenance or

April, 2012

  • 3 April

    Server Security: Processes and How to Terminate Them

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    Since Linux is a multi-tasking system, in which many different programs or program threads may be running simultaneously, Linux keeps track of all individual tasks and processes – much like the Task Manager within Windows. Although these processes are usually well-behaved and well-managed by Linux itself – it’s always helpful to be able to know how to view all the ...

March, 2012

  • 28 March

    Trojan Port List


    Following the recent breach of the popular hosting company, ServerPro, the internet is back to buzzing about trojans and server ports, which it should be. It never should have stopped in the first place. With that in mind – comes this list – listing the majority of the more popular known trojans, and the ports they normally use. Of course several ...

  • 26 March

    Server Security: Turn Off rwhod


    The rwhod daemon is a process that allows a remote user to see who is logged into your system. The client program is rwho. It has many of the same security problems as the finger daemon. For a crack,er use of rwho could allow him to watch for times on your system when nobody is logged in and begin his ...

  • 26 March

    The Bash Shell: Pipelines


    Pipelines are a great way to string together a series of commands. This means that the output from the first command in the pipeline is used as the input for the second command in the pipeline. The output from the second command in the pipeline is used as the input to the third command in the pipeline, and so on, ...

  • 26 March

    The BASH Shell: Command History & Aliases


    Command History Bash keeps track of a certain number of previous commands that you have entered into the shell. The number of commands is given by a shell variable called HISTSIZE (which we will discuss later on). Bash stores the text of your previous commands in a history list. When you logon to to your account, the history list is ...

  • 20 March

    The BASH Shell: Wildcards & Command Line Completion


    The GNU Bourne-Again SHell (BASH), as the name implies, is an extension of the Bourne shell. It provides a Command Line Interface (CLI) for working on *nix systems and is the most common shell used on Linux systems. Chances are that if you’re managing your own virtual or dedicated server – you’ll end up using the bash shell fairly often. ...