Blog posts from eBoundHost blog

33 blog posts:

Heartbleed bug (OpenSSL) patched on eBoundHost Systems – CVE-2014-0160
Apr 10, 2014
All eBoundHost managed systems vulnerable to (Heartbleed) were patched. This security vulnerability is widespread with multiple operating systems globally and not an eBoundHost-specific issue.  OpenSSL was upgraded seamlessly.  Here is the link for the official Heartbleed website for more details:  http://heartbleed.com/ … Continue reading ?
Magento Site Speed Case Study & Success Story
Mar 28, 2014
Magento Website Speed Optimization Case Study – nursejamie.com Nursejamie.com was an example of a website that was hosted on a Non-Magento Optimized Platform.  The slow speed concern was brought to our attention via the Speed Test Request form on our … Continue reading ?
How Load Time Affects Your Website And Bottom Line
Feb 06, 2014
We’ve been noticing that many internet users are becoming more and more impatient when it comes to finding what they want online in a timely manner.  Remember the sound that your 14.4k modem made back in the day and how … Continue reading ?
A Great Cyber Monday Domain Deal from eBoundHost.com!
Dec 02, 2013
What makes this deal so great? Because it’s completely free. That’s right, not 50%, 60% or even 90% off. The domain name registration is completely and totally free for one year.  Just pick a .com, .net. .org (or almost any … Continue reading ?
Relief effort for tornado victims in Washington, Illinois
Nov 21, 2013
Days after the colossal tragedy in the Philippines where Typhoon Haiyan caused deaths of upwards of ten thousand people, the midwestern part of the United States was hit by powerful tornados. Just 151 miles away from the eBoundHost.com home base … Continue reading ?
Hurricane Yolanda/Haiyan in Philippines
Nov 21, 2013
Our hearts go out to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan in the Philippines.   We are extremely saddened by the loss of life and hope that the  survivors find comfort in the world community joined together to rebuild what was destroyed.  … Continue reading ?
Faster hosting == more conversions and better SEO
Aug 30, 2013
Sophisticated clients love to chat with us about search engine optimization (SEO), keyword placement, guest blogging, pay per click (PPC) and other techniques to increase the traffic to their websites and ultimately add to their bottom line.  They spend hours … Continue reading ?
Denial of Service: 07/31/2013
Jul 31, 2013
This afternoon we experienced a massive distributed denial of service attack against the eBoundHost network. Although we have been working to mitigate a DDoS starting at Noon CST (GMT -6) without customer impact, the attack escalated and began to impact … Continue reading ?
Denial of Service: 07/31/2013
Jul 31, 2013
This afternoon we experienced a massive distributed denial of service attack against the eBoundHost network. Although we have been working to mitigate a DDoS starting at Noon CST (GMT -6) without customer impact, the attack escalated and began to impact … Continue reading ?
Godaddy’s Outage
Sep 20, 2012
On 9/10/2012 Godaddy, the popular web hosting, and domain registrar became victim to online hacking or Denial of Service attack (DoS). The number of impacted websites was reported to be in the millions. It was without a doubt a difficult … Continue reading ?
Godaddy’s Outage
Sep 20, 2012
On 9/10/2012 Godaddy, the popular web hosting, and domain registrar became victim to online hacking or Denial of Service attack (DoS). The number of impacted websites was reported to be in the millions. It was without a doubt a difficult … Continue reading ?
Memes for Discounts!
Jul 17, 2012
Want to get a free month of hosting? Make a Meme about eBoundHost and share it with your friends! What is a “Meme:”  An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by … Continue reading ?
Memes for Discounts!
Jul 17, 2012
Want to get a free month of hosting? Make a Meme about eBoundHost and share it with your friends! What is a “Meme:”  An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by … Continue reading ?
Thunderbirds Last Flight
Jul 13, 2012
Earlier this week, the Mozilla Foundation put out an announcement that distills to this: To be more specific, Mozilla will no longer focus on developing innovations for Thunderbird but will keep it safe and stable … Mozilla will also provide … Continue reading ?
Thunderbirds Last Flight
Jul 13, 2012
Earlier this week, the Mozilla Foundation put out an announcement that distills to this: To be more specific, Mozilla will no longer focus on developing innovations for Thunderbird but will keep it safe and stable … Mozilla will also provide … Continue reading ?
Stop SOPA / PIPA
Jan 18, 2012
Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S. SOPA / PIPA Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the … Continue reading ?
Stop SOPA / PIPA
Jan 18, 2012
Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S. SOPA / PIPA Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the … Continue reading ?
Primary link soft failure
Sep 16, 2010
Thursday, September 16th 10:25 GMT -6 Ongoing network outage impacting a significant portion of the eBoundHost network has been traced to one of our main peering points. The peering provider has a “soft” failure and as such was not demoted … Continue reading ?
Primary link soft failure
Sep 16, 2010
Thursday, September 16th 10:25 GMT -6 Ongoing network outage impacting a significant portion of the eBoundHost network has been traced to one of our main peering points. The peering provider has a “soft” failure and as such was not demoted from “preferred” status. The link was not completely down since the outage was behind...
Quick update
Apr 25, 2010
It’s been quite a while since the last official blog post, specifically almost 6 months.  This is in no way due to a slowdown of eBoundHost activity, quite to the contrary, we have been so busy that it’s been difficult … Continue reading ?
Quick update
Apr 25, 2010
It’s been quite a while since the last official blog post, specifically almost 6 months.  This is in no way due to a slowdown of eBoundHost activity, quite to the contrary, we have been so busy that it’s been difficult … Continue reading ?
Quick update for April
Apr 25, 2010
It’s been quite a while since the last official blog post, specifically almost 6 months.  This is in no way due to a slowdown of eBoundHost activity, quite to the contrary, we have been so busy that it’s been difficult to keep up with non-critical things like this blog. The last 6 months have brought a...
Thanksgiving
Nov 26, 2009
Today is the American national holiday of Thanksgiving. We gather from all over the country and sometimes the world for the purpose of sitting down around the same table and sharing a meal with our closest family members. The news … Continue reading ?
Thanksgiving
Nov 26, 2009
Today is the American national holiday of Thanksgiving. We gather from all over the country and sometimes the world for the purpose of sitting down around the same table and sharing a meal with our closest family members. The news … Continue reading ?
Thanksgiving 2009
Nov 26, 2009
Today is the American national holiday of Thanksgiving. We gather from all over the country and sometimes the world for the purpose of sitting down around the same table and sharing a meal with our closest family members. The news reported that 37 million people are traveling the highways on this day to be with...
September 11
Sep 11, 2009
On this date, eight years ago, our world changed.  Never forget.
September 11
Sep 11, 2009
On this date, eight years ago, our world changed.  Never forget.
Comcast “blinks” and we get calls!
May 21, 2009
A few minutes ago Comcast went down.  Boy, did we start receiving calls from worried clients who thought we were at fault!  Everything looks good on our side folks!  Nothing we can do to help until Comcast gets their network back up. You really don’t appreciate a good ISP until you realize how rarely they have...
Sale lasting through May 15th
Apr 27, 2009
Shared hosting is now on sale!  New clients or existing clients who register for a new account, can now receive our lowest price ever, $3.95 per month.  This price will go back up to our normal $6.55 on May 15th.
Call center phone problems
Apr 20, 2009
Technological advancements are not without caveats.  For instance, our VOIP provider is having issues and as a result our primary telephone line is not working for some callers.  Luck would have it that all of our other (secondary) lines are working without any issues, while the only one that truly matters is down. For the next...
The joy of (more) speed!
Mar 17, 2009
After blowing through deadline after deadline, our new bandwidth carrier delivered our newest ultra fast backbone connection.  What they lack in intra-department coordination they more than make up for with the quality of their bandwidth.  The new connection has great ping times from around the world. Chicago:   12 ms Stanford University: 32 ms Czech Republic: 141 ms Italy: 141...
Network monitoring
Jan 27, 2009
After a conversation with a concerned customer we need to clear up the network graph situation.  The graph located here, is showing uneven traffic with gaps and dips and seems to drop down to near “0?. We are absolutely NOT experiencing an outage or interruption.  We are just pushing so much traffic that we are hitting...
Happy holidays everyone!
Dec 26, 2008
Whatever you celebrate, we can all join together and wish each other a happy holiday season.  With such awful weather (in Chicago), it’s the perfect time to gather indoors and spend time with the family. Due to holidays our team is operating on a skeleton crew for the next few days but we are still here...