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Battle of the Giants: Linux and Windows Compared

In the world of superior web hosting, there’s really only two main competitors as far as your operating system goes—unless you’re willing to be some kind of mad scientist, that is. Essentially, every webmaster must face the same battle during the earliest span of their career, staring at that blank server box while wondering, “Should […]

Ubuntu 11.10 – A Linux Misstep?

Ubuntu is the heavyweight champion of the Linux world.  It is the most downloaded and used of all Linux distributions.  Its interface is easy to use, and it allows for heavy user customization.  However, with their newest upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10, or Oneiric Ocelot as it is called, the champion is taking a few body […]

coLinux: can Linux and Windows co-exist?

The logo for Cooperative Linux, more popularly known as coLinux, sums up the attempted approach to the platform.  Placing the Windows logo and Linux penguin in opposite ends of the yin yang summarizes not just this software, but the problem it is attempting to address.  With a few UNIX, Macintosh and scattered other exceptions, the […]

A Comparison of the Most Popular Linux Distributions

If you are considering the mighty migration from Windows to try out Linux that you hear is so popular, you might expect there to be a few types to choose from.  You might not quite expect that “a few” numbers in the hundreds!  Linux’s open source nature has made it a serious programmer’s playground. With […]

A News Rundown About the Great Growing Cloud

Cloud technology is evolving so quickly that it’s near impossible to keep up with all of its developments.  We’re not even going to try ourselves.  Let’s instead do a brief news summary of some of the biggest recent advances in this field. China flies further into the cloud Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced this week that they […]

How to Install ModSecurity in CentOS

If you’re the proud owner of a dedicated server running CentOS (Seems like most people are favoring the Linux distro these days!) then you owe it to yourself to install a simple utility called ModSecurity. The service is an application firewall that prevents your server from weakness open to exploit in various web applications. It’s […]

Linux and E-Commerce: The Top 5 Best Hosts for Two Long-term Trends

Let’s mix up two of the biggest of web hosting trends for this Top 5.  Linux is quickly becoming the operating system of choice for many webmasters.  It goes without saying that where there’s web hosting, there is a need for E-Commerce.  Given the enhanced reliability and added security that comes from a Linux server, […]

Dedicated Server Hosting: How to Tell if Your Getting What You Paid For

You’ve shelled out the expenses for a reliable dedicated server for your business. It’s all said and done, and the funds are out of your account. Not only that, but now you’ve got access to the hardware, and have starting uploading your site files. However, how do you really know for sure if you got […]

How And When To Offer SSH Access To Your Customers

If you’re running on a Unix or Linux server, then you likely access your files systems via SSH on a daily basis. However, this might be well and fine for an administrator like you, but should you also be offering the same access to your customers? SSH is particularly vulnerable to attacks by unwanted intruders, […]

Choosing The Right Linux Distro For Your LAMP VPS

Running a LAMP VPS on your server means needing to pick the perfect Linux operating system to go along with your server space. It’s a tough decision, and considering almost every expert you talk to will send you to their favorite distribution, you can very quickly end up going nowhere fast. We understand your plight, […]

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