Archive for the “VPS” Category

How Do Data Centers Keep Information Safe?

by Kelly Kirkham

When you partner with a web host, you are trusting them with your sensitive information, and believing that they will keep it away from prying eyes. But just how secure is it? Popular television shows often include hacking methods in their storylines. A typecast “nerdy” actor must quickly access sensitive information to save the day….

How Does Page Speed Affect SEO?

by Kelly Kirkham

Search engines use complex algorithms to measure important aspects of your website when deciding whether or not to send traffic in your direction. Google, Bing, Yahoo, and others use small elements of your website to determine the quality and authenticity of your site, an action which then translates to where your page appears in search…

5 Plugins To Boost Website Engagement

by Kelly Kirkham

Writing brilliant content, designing beautiful images, and creating streamlined customer journeys is not enough on their own to boost website engagement. You need users who will stay engaged with your website after their first visit and become return visitors to really capture the interest you are striving for. Luckily for WordPress users, there are hundreds…

Do You Need A Virtual Private Server?

by Kelly Kirkham

If you are in the market for web hosting, you may be feeling overwhelmed by all the choice available. All packages claim to be a perfect fit for your requirements, but how do you really know which is best for you? We have assembled this quick guide to Virtual Private Servers to help you make…

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…

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