Archive for the “Technology” Category

Historic Hacks – Melissa

by Hayden Smith

In this historic hacks article, we’ll be taking a trip back to 1999, and looking at the Melissa macro virus, known as the first successful mass-mailing virus. Unsavory Files On the 26th March 1999, David L. Smith uploaded a Microsoft Word document to the alt.sex Usenet group with a macro hidden inside of it. The…

Historic Hacks – Kevin Mitnick

by Hayden Smith

This time on historic hacks, rather than concentrating on a specific hack or piece of malware, we’ll be looking at the hacker’s profile. In this case, we’ll be looking at some of the exploits of one of the most famous hackers: Kevin Mitnick. Mitnick started hacking as a teenager. At just 13 years old, he…

Historic Hacks – The Morris Worm

by Hayden Smith

Welcome to Historic Hacks, where we’ll be shining a light on some of the more notable hacks in history. Today we’ll be traveling back to the 2nd November 1988, and looking at the Morris worm. The Morris Worm story The Morris Worm was created by Robert Tappan Morris, whose claimed intent was to try to…

GDPR, Consent And You

by Hayden Smith

You have likely have noticed (unless you have been on another planet over the past year) is that the General Data Protection Regulation came into force in May this year. This is a European Union regulation that affects anyone who handles any information about anyone within the European Union. This makes it a fairly wide-ranging…

5 Things To Look For When Choosing A VPS Hosting Company

by Kelly Kirkham

When searching for a new VPS hosting company, it’s easy to be wooed by free or low-cost systems. This is especially true for anyone who may be new to hosting. However, many find that when choosing so-called “cheap” hosting companies, you truly get what you pay for. It can be difficult for a beginner to…

What Is cPanel? An Overview

by Hayden Smith

At VPS.NET, we offer a wide range of options for operating systems to set up your VPS. Some packages include cPanel for an additional license cost. So, to help you make well-informed web hosting decisions and avoid unnecessary confusion, we’ll be covering what cPanel is and what it can do for you. What can cPanel…

Server Monitoring And Alerting – Why Do You Need Them?

by Hayden Smith

What is your server doing right now? What is its load like? How much RAM is free? Is it running low on disk space? All of these are valid questions to be asking at any time when running a server, especially during busy periods when resources may be tight. Regularly checking your servers to ensure…

The Importance Of IP Addresses

by Hayden Smith

Anyone who has been using the internet for any length of time will have come across IP addresses. These special groups of numbers are used to identify a computer connected to a network. These addresses are unique to specific computers or smaller networks on the internet and are used to send data from one place…

Configuring And Running A Minecraft Java Edition Server On Your VPS Running Ubuntu 16.04

by Hayden Smith

Unless you’ve been living under a block since 2010, you’ve probably heard about the runaway success story of the computer game Minecraft. Having said that, I suspect if you are reading this article you already have a fair idea what Minecraft is. One of the features of the PC version of Minecraft, these days called…

Web Log Visualizations Using GoAccess

by Hayden Smith

One of the challenges of running a website is knowing what your web server is doing. While various monitoring applications can alert you when your server is running with high loads or slow page responses, the only way to fully understand what is going on is to look at the web logs. It can take…

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