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October, 2014

  • 15 October

    Webmasters Read This Before Disabling SSLv3 for cPanel/WHM

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 ...

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