What is VPS Hosting: A Comprehensive Guide To Understanding Virtual Servers

The internet is a vast, constantly expanding space that has room for anyone and everyone. You have small-to-medium websites with a low volume of traffic and a simple layout and you have more complex websites that do a lot more. Carving a space for yourself in this seemingly endless mass of websites can often seem intimidating, but with the right tools, you can create a spot for yourself. That’s where VPS hosting comes in. Let us paint a picture: when you’re setting up a website, one of the main questions to ask is – what kind of server will I […]

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All You Need to Know About Linux Reseller Hosting

Behind every great website we click on or engage with, there is a server providing the resources, bandwidth and space to keep it running smoothly and efficiently. Web hosting has truly changed the way websites work – and this is especially true of Reseller Hosting, which has allowed many websites their share of valuable space online. In this article, we take it one step further to discuss, how Reseller Hosting works – especially when it comes to Linux. But first, let’s address the basics: What is Reseller Hosting? Say you have bought web hosting services from a parent web hosting […]

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How to redirect www to non www and vice-versa

In one of my earlier articles, I talked about URL redirection, covering why website owners choose to redirect their websites to a different domain, the difference between Permanent Redirect (301) and 302 Redirect, its implications on SEO and, in turn, your website. Once you’ve decided to redirect your website, it is equally important to decide, how you want to execute it. Technically there are two URLs, www and non-www and, although these two URLs are different, if you have both of them redirecting to the same web page it may confuse users and affect your SEO and ranking. However, before […]

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The Difference between Linux and Windows Hosting

When you set out to buy your first web hosting package, you will not only need to choose the type of hosting package for your website but (in some cases) also the infrastructure-namely, a Linux or Windows server. In this blog, we’ll cover: How knowing the difference between Linux and Windows hosting will help you What the difference between Linux and Windows hosting is What type of infrastructure you should pick —— Why it’s important to know the difference between Linux and Windows hosting: The choice between Linux and Windows servers will affect : How you interact with the hosting […]

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A Step-By-Step Guide on How to Configure a Firewall in Linux

So before we start with the steps involved to configure a firewall in Linux, first let’s make sure we understand what a firewall is and how it works. Understanding what a firewall is and how it works: A firewall is a program that surrounds the interface between a private network and the rest of the big and (usually) bad internet. You can think of the firewall as a gateway. It follows pre-configured rules that allow certain traffic to pass through from the internet to the private network and blocks those that are unwanted and potentially harmful. Why do I need […]

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How to use OpenSSH on Linux

What is OpenSSH? OpenSSH is a suite based on SSH (Secure Shell) protocol providing a secure network for services like remote login or remote file transfer. OpenSSH is also known as OpenBSD Secure Shell and was initially developed as a part of OpenBSD operating system. What are the features of OpenSSH? OpenSSH is freely available for everyone, their code encourages reusing and auditing of the code. OpenSSH has a secure tunnel to forward remote TCP ports through strong encryption (3DES, Blowfish, AES, Arcfour). An ad hoc SOCKS (Secure Sockets) proxy server can be created using OpenSSH. OpenSSH provides secure communication. […]

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How to install the EPEL repository on CentOS

This blog explains what the EPEL repository is and how to install it on CentOS. What is the EPEL repository? The EPEL (or Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) Repository is a free and open-source repository which provides high-quality and easy-to-install add-on packages for commonly-used software. Before we begin, here are a few terms to brush up on: Wget-or ‘web get’-a command-line utility to download content over a network Red Hat Enterprise Linux/Fedora/CentOS : are Linux distributions that group their software together in packages, referred to as RPM Package Manager (RPM). YUM-Yellowdog Updater, modified The primary tool for managing the Red […]

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How to install ClamAV on Linux?

Are you a pro user of Linux, probably Dedicated Servers or Virtual Private Servers? If yes, then I’m sure the security of your web hosting is a concern that you cannot take lightly. Viruses, worms and other malicious entities are always evolving to beat the latest defences that system architects and security companies can devise. Hence, it is a good practice to be prepared and ClamAV antivirus is the best choice, with it being available on our cPanel Servers. What is ClamAV? ClamAV is an open source antivirus software used as a web and mail scanner protecting the computer from […]

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