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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

SSH or secure shell service in Ubuntu allows a safe remote access while logging in. It also allows other network communications within an organization. To understand how to enable SSH in Ubuntu and Linux and use it like a pro, let us first understand what is SSH, how important it is and how we can enable it in Ubuntu and Linux. What is SSH? SSH is Secure Shell Service, a secure way or channel to…

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…

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…

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…

Increase in time to load your website? Experiencing latency more than ever? Have your customers frequently complained about  this to you? One of the key reasons for this might be  the location of your server. Is your customer base in Asia and your server located in US or Europe? If yes, then you need to switch your server location to your target audience base as time is the essence for scaling your business. Usually US…

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