If you’re thinking about starting a website, you’ll need to decide what type of hosting service you need. There are many different options to choose from, each with advantages and disadvantages. To narrow it down for the purposes of this article, however, the two main categories are free hosting and paid hosting. As the name implies, free hosting doesn’t charge you, the customer, for their services. Paid hosting, on the other hand, require you to pay a set amount each month.
At first glance you might be thinking that free hosting is the obvious choice, however, that is not necessary the case. Read More
OpenSSL exploit and vulnerability has recently been discovered. It is highly recommended that servers running the vulnerable version of OpenSSL (1.0.1 and 1.0.2beta) are upgraded immediately.
OpenSSL Security Advisory [07 Apr 2014] ======================================== TLS heartbeat read overrun (CVE-2014-0160) ========================================== A missing bounds check in the handling of the TLS heartbeat extension can be used to reveal up to 64k of memory to a connected client or server. Only 1.0.1 and 1.0.2-beta releases of OpenSSL are affected including 1.0.1f and 1.0.2-beta1. Thanks for Neel Mehta of Google Security for discovering this bug and to Adam Langley <[email protected]>Read More
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, and is a set of cryptographic protocols commonly used for encrypting the data being sent between a server and a user visiting a website. While most websites don’t require this advanced security, it is essential for others. The following introduction to SLL and Secure Certificates will help determine whether or not you require this type of security, and show how you can obtain it.
What is Required
In order to use SSL, you will need to acquire a SSL Certificate (AKA a Secure Certificate) and have it installed on your server. Read More
In the previous year, the cloud industry hit a major milestone. As clearly indicated by the substantial surge in users and slew of cloud service providers and vendors now available, cloud computing went from being a buzzword to a highly feasible infrastructure widely implemented by large enterprises and small business alike. 2013 also revealed how susceptible cloud users are in terms of security. This year, the cloud industry is definitely going to aim to change that.
What will 2014 hold for the cloud computing? Here are a few predictions:
The famous NSA scandal in the U.S. Read More
Entrepreneur.com, the website of the very popular Entrepreneur Magazine, has recently teamed up with .net (powered by Verisign) to create a list of the top 100 domains with the .net extension. We are proud to announce that Interserver.net was ranked #76 out of the millions of .net sites. The list was made up of all different categories of .net domains including huge gaming sites like battle.net, government run sites like korea.net and many others.
The rankings for this prestigious list were determined by a custom formula created by Entrepreneur.com, Read More
How to Make and Set Your Own Favicon
Having your own custom Favicon is something most website owners should have. It is a small bit of customization, but it can help to set your site apart from the competition. Not only does it look nice, but it shows that you’re taking your site seriously, and can even help your website appear more professional.
What is a Favicon?
In case you’ve never heard the term before, a Favicon is the small icon that is displayed in the browser tabs, as well as in the favorites and bookmarks of your browser. Read More
InterServer offers an advanced DNS Management System, free of charge, to both customers and non-customers alike. Anyone who is looking to have their DNS managed in a much more powerful and flexible way than most other services allow will want to consider moving to this great InterServer option. InterServer has been offering state of the art services since 1999, and is one of the fastest growing web hosting companies today.
Why Use InterServer DNS Management
Most people make the mistake of leaving their DNS management with the same place where they registered their domain. Read More
InterServer has recently taken an important step toward providing clients on virtualized Windows 2012 platforms with even faster response times. Our technical teams have installed and optimized the new Virtio module into our systems, which is designed specifically to increase response speeds and response times. InterServer is an early adopter of this new standard, which will provide our virtualization clients with speeds and services which simply aren’t available through most other hosting companies today.
How Does Virtio Work
Virtio works by allowing guest device drivers to be ‘aware’ of the fact that it is running in a virtual environment. Read More
WordPress is one of the most popular blogging and content management systems on the internet today. Millions of people run all different types of sites on this platform, and for the most part it works really well. In addition to being a very convenient and easy to use system, it is also very powerful and flexible. With all these options, however, it can sometimes begin to run slowly or inefficiently. Optimizing WordPress to reduce the system resources it uses will help the site run more smoothly for you and visitors to the page. Read More