Archive for the “VPS” Category

How Hard Is It Really To Migrate From Shared Hosting To VPS?

by Hayden Smith

A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a common next step for shared hosting users who are looking to upgrade their website hosting. VPS offers superior performance when compared to the limited shared resources of shared hosting, and also comes at a cheaper price than a dedicated server. When looking to make the step to VPS,…

A VPS Hosting Glossary

by Hayden Smith

There are many terms relating to VPS hosting that could be confusing for a newcomer.  So, we’ve put together this handy glossary of terms you’re likely to hear used in connection with VPS Hosting. Common VPS Hosting Terms Apache – The world’s most popular web server software. CentOS – A Linux distribution aimed at providing…

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…

The Dangers Of WordPress Plugins And Themes

by Hayden Smith

From its humble beginnings as simple blogging software, WordPress is now estimated to power more than 30% of the top 10 million websites in the world. One of the factors that has increased WordPress’s popularity is the ease with which plugins and themes can be created to extend it and provide more functionality than the…

Choosing VPS Hosting: SSD Or Cloud VPS?

by Kelly Kirkham

With all the acronyms that get thrown around in the technical world, it can be hard to keep them straight. Knowing your DDoS from your HTTPS can be troublesome, especially for beginners. In an effort to help keep at least two commonly used hosting terms straight, in this post, we will look specifically at VPS,…

Managing Web Crawlers With robots.txt

by Hayden Smith

Many years ago, getting your site picked up by search engines involved filling out forms, registering the site and manually editing keywords you want the site to be picked up for. This process changed with the advent of search engine web crawlers or spiders. What are web crawlers? Web crawlers are automated programs that crawl…

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 Malware? An Overview

by Hayden Smith

You may hear a lot about malware infection and the dangers of running a server. However, you may also be confused about what this means in real-life terms, or what to do about it. So, let’s find out: when people talk about malware what do they really mean? Malware is an abbreviation of malicious software,…

Hackers And You – What Can You Do To Protect Your Server?

by Hayden Smith

Welcome back to our series on Hackers and You. Previously we looked at who hackers are, why they hack and how they might go about hacking your server. With that information in mind, this time we’ll look at what you should be doing to protect your server from hackers. User Accounts The first thing to…

5 Things You’re Not Getting From Your Ecommerce Platform

by Kelly Kirkham

For entrepreneurs new to the digital marketplace, ecommerce applications and software are very tempting. For a fee, these platforms can make selling your products or services online very simple. With drag-and-drop features, ecommerce platforms let you open your shop in just a few minutes. However, there is also a dark side to these easy applications…

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