Archive for the “VPS” Category

The Dangers Of WordPress Plugins And Themes

by Chris Pinnock

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 Chris Pinnock

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 Chris Pinnock

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 Chris Pinnock

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…

Server Monitoring And Alerting – Why Do You Need Them?

by Chris Pinnock

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…

6 Reasons To Choose VPS Over Shared Hosting

by Kelly Kirkham

Whether you currently have a shared hosting account or are just setting out on your digital journey, you may not realize the hidden benefits of choosing a virtual private server. Too many website owners assume that there are just two choices: shared hosting or leasing an entire dedicated server. However, somewhere in between the limited…

Backing Up Your VPS – What Are The Options?

by Chris Pinnock

Backups are important. Just ask anyone who has experienced data loss on a computer, whether through accident or failure. This is especially true for those who have experienced data loss and didn’t have backups to recover from. Many people overlook the importance of backups until they are needed, and we strongly recommend all customers keep…

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