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More Than 300K Servers Still Exposed To Heartbleed
Monday, June 23rd, 2014THN News
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Heartbleed isn’t gone just yet, almost three months after the critical bug was found, there are still more than 300,000 systems vulnerable to attacks, VentureBeat reports. Security researcher Robert Graham of Errata Security notes that 309,197...
The Benefits of Cloud-Based Database Virtualization
Thursday, March 6th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Conventional hosting wisdom has always dictated that a database runs better with more resources assigned to it. In fact, some high traffic websites have entire dedicated servers just for their databases. Why then would a system administrator ever prefer virtualization...
BBC’s Servers Hacked on Christmas Day by Russian Hacker, “Hash”
Monday, December 30th, 2013THN News
NEWS (The Hosting News) – A Russian hacker known online as “HASH” and “Rev0lver” attempted to sell the world’s largest and oldest broadcaster, the BBC, in a Christmas Day campaign to other cyber criminals, states a report from Reuters. A BBC...
Construct Your Own OpenStack Test Server
Friday, November 1st, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE OpenStack is a complete free and open source cloud operating system and management platform that has a large backing in both the open source community and enterprise server and data center industry. There are many uses for OpenStack, including both...
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How to Create a New Site in Virtualmin
Thursday, September 5th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Virtualmin is an open source web hosting automation module for Webmin, a popular free and open source system administration control panel. With it you can create new websites, email accounts, domain aliases, and many other standard hosting tasks. It is...
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Cloud Hosting: How Important is Location?
Thursday, November 15th, 2012Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE The term “cloud” obviously conjures up images of white puffs of moisture floating overhead, but in reality, a cloud provider may have servers thousands of miles away from your base of operations. This may or may not be a problem...
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What You Need for a Private Cloud
Wednesday, October 31st, 2012Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Cloud computing has at times been described as a vague term, leaving much to the imagination. When someone speaks of putting something in the “cloud”, it could mean almost any type of Internet-based hosting. Rather than a single distinct definition,...
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4 Free Virtualization Tools for Hosting
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Virtualization has many uses, and in web hosting, it has gained a tremendous amount of popularity. It allows server administrators to maximize space and power usage while also offering more software options within a single server. Moreover, virtualization is great...
The Economics of Cloud Hosting
Wednesday, December 28th, 2011Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE One of the primary reasons a company might turn to cloud hosting is the perception that it will save money. With rising energy costs, the demands for faster and more powerful hardware, and the cost of maintaining in-house servers, cloud...
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A Quick Guide to Cloud Terminology
Thursday, August 11th, 2011Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE You have undoubtedly heard about cloud hosting or cloud computing, but you may not quite understand some of the terminology people involved with it use. Some of the terms are not very well defined, but this quick guide should give...
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