Archive for the “VPS” Category

Historic Hacks: Gary McKinnon

by Kelly Kirkham

In our Historic Hacks segment, we like to look back at internet events that shocked, surprised, or horrified us. Today we look at the biggest military computer hack of all time, even though it might not have occurred for the reasons you might think… Eyes on the skies We’ve all heard tales of Area 51…

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…

Hashing Explained

by Hayden Smith

When it comes to security, the weakest link in the chain is usually the good old-fashioned password. Hackers often publish tables of usernames and passwords as they find them when breaking into systems, meaning that it’s important to keep the password data secure. Techniques such as ‘hashing’ and ‘salting’ are commonly used in order to…

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…

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