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What to Consider When Choosing Your Web Host Service

What to consider when choosing your web host service

What to Contemplate Finding a web hosting provider that you can trust is not that difficult to do when you know what to look for. For bloggers, developers, and most business owners, an effective web host is an essential part of their lifelong investment. Satisfaction and success can only come from partnering with a reliable…

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What Are You Looking For in a Web Hosting Provider?

Web Hosting Provider

There are a number of factors to be considered when looking for a service provider aside from the price of service and availability of the services they provide. Safety and privacy are also keys to set standards with, along with their ability of troubleshooting. Good web host providers rise into meeting above standard services with…

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Switching to PHP7 for Default PHP on Shared Servers

We have supported PHP7 from the start (even compiling it ourselves before it was supported in cPanel);  but for compatibility reasons, we have left PHP 5.6 as the default for our customers on shared servers. But, as PHP5.6 ages, we want to encourage our customers to update their code to run on more up-to-date versions…

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How Business owners and Entrepreneurs can work smarter, not harder

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Imagine if we had infinite time, wouldn’t the world seem like a better place? Unfortunately, time is finite meaning for every minute that passes, there won’t be a second chance. With so many things happening in our busy lives, it is getting harder to achieve a work-life balance. As a business owner and/or entrepreneur, it…

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July 12th – Battle for the Net

A cat riding an Unicorn, in front of a rainbow,carrying a rocket launcher and and an explosion in the background. Oh, and the Unicorn breaths fire.

You may have noticed a screen like the one imaged above popup if you visited the site on July 12th, 2017.   This is because The Internet is in danger, again (and again, and yet again).  In 2015, laws were put in place to protect Internet users (personal and business) from the ISPs, classifying the IPs as common…

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Tough Week for Security on the Internet

Have you ever had a week where you want to throw your computer in the trash?  Well, for security-minded netizens, this might have been one of those weeks.  This week has seen two major security issues surface that impact a large number of the internet’s users. Google Finds a SHA1 Collision – First blow to…

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WordPress Vulnerability in the Wild

Security Company Sucuri recently announced that they had found a Content Injection Vulnerability in WordPress Core, stemming from the recently included (in version 4.7) and enabled by default WordPress API feature. The vulnerability would allow a malicious user to use the Rest API to edit pages and posts, inject shortcodes or even run PHP directly if certain…

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Happy Holidays 2016

Happy Holidays! As 2016 begins to wind down, we want to take a moment to look back and thank our customers for making anHonestHost possible. During this time of year, we continue to work hard and stay vigilant in an effort to prevent issues. Our heartfelt wish this holiday is that you get to spend time…

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Latest Security Alert – Dirty CoW

CVE-2016-5195, Also known as “Dirty CoW” is a Local Privilege Escalation vulnerability in Linux Kernel 2.6.22 and higher.  This impacts some of the most popular OSs like: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x CentOS Linux 7.x CentOS Linux 6.x CentOS Linux 5.x Debian Linux wheezy Debian Linux jessie…

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What is the impact of the 1Tbps DDOS on the hosting industry?

Recently, the internet passed a rather ominous milestone. Another hosting provider was attacked, with a massive 1Tbps Distributed Denial of Service Attack; the largest we have seen to date. I emphasize “to date” because almost 4 years ago, 75Gbps was considered to be pretty massive. To give an idea of the growth for DDOS attacks,…

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