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How to Keep Your Server Safe From Common Security Problems

It’s a wild, wild world out there. There’s all kinds of culprits just waiting to hack your website, trash all those gorgeous lines of code, and then steal your information from here to Sunday. Thankfully, though, we as web hosters have had plenty of time to study the most common forms of cyber attack: And […]

Several Security Risks and How to Avoid Them

Yes, you’ve made sure that you’ve chosen a password that you can remember, that no one else can guess, and that has in it at least one number and one punctuation mark.  You know, though, that there is more to securing your web site than that, but you don’t know where to start looking for […]

LulzSec’s Hacking Career Slated to End

Well-known Internet mayhem group LulzSec recently announced to its followers that it will cease its campaign of web-based attacks. The group implemented numerous DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks on a variety of targets during its 50-day spree of chaos. Many of the attacks were a result of poor security measures. Utilizing Twitter Feeds Ironically, […]

How to Combat a DDoS Attack

Companies with a web presence can expect to experience a DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) attack at any given time without prior warning.  It isn’t a matter of if; it’s a matter of when.  DDoS are a result of an overwhelming demand of server requests, typically caused by heavy traffic to a specific website.  Additionally, a DDoS […]

WordPress Recovering from DDoS Attack

Industry-leading open-source blogging platform WordPress was hit by a major Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011. The report released by “The Register” states that the attack caused major disruptions and performance issues for sites that totally rely on the platform for creating and publishing content. The Largest DDoS in Company […]

Protecting Your Site from DDoS Attacks

Web hosting security is an extremely complex technical field, as it is constantly evolving. Every time someone finds an exploit or a security loophole, the web hosting company has to counteract that action with a security measure. Thus, what is true this year for web hosting security may not be true next year. Hackers employ […]

How to Protect an Apache Web Server from DDoS

Apache or Apache HTTP Web Server is one of the most popular servers due to robust software, strong security, exceptional performance and its economical value. Also it supports several popular programming languages including Python, Perl, MySQL and PHP. Additionally, all Unix, Linux, Windows and OS operating systems support Apache. What is a DDoS Attack? A […]

Bursting Five Managed Hosting Misconceptions

More small and medium sized companies are thriving due to the benefits of managed hosting.   However, with the popularity has come various myths about this service that have done nothing but confuse interested customers.  To keep you in line with the facts, this article will debunk five of the most common misconceptions about managed hosting. […]

Hack-Proofing Your Dedicated Server

Having a dedicated server is one of the true signs that you have made it as a small to medium sized business owner. Unfortunately, it also makes you a likely target of hacking and other security threats. Securing any machine equipped with a web or application server is a huge challenge, one you may not […]

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