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The 3 Secret Problems with Instant (and Very Short) Server Set Up Times
Dec 02, 2015
In a time where many servers are delivered faster than pizzas, many never stop to consider the risks and problems that arise with instant and near instant server provisioning times. Most server hosts want to keep it this way too! The promise of a quick delivery is attractive, but server hosts will never tell you […]
The Future of Servers
Dec 01, 2015
Servers are good examples of a form of technology that will most likely never be replaced. As long as cyberspace exists, we need a place to house it. Instead of ever going away, servers will instead simply continue to evolve. The natural question, then, is what is the future of servers? Where will they finally […]
Signs Your Current Hosting Service Is Dropping the Ball
Nov 30, 2015
If you depend on a hosting service, you need them to be worth every penny. The following are signs they may not be holding up their end of the bargain. Uptime No hosting company can ever guarantee 100% uptime, but they should get as close as possible. Uptime refers to how much of the time […]
Need Help Changing Web Hosting Companies?
Nov 29, 2015
Hosting is too important to stick with a provider that isn’t pulling their weight. However, as you have probably learned, changing hosting companies isn’t necessarily an easy thing to do. No matter what your reason, you need to take certain steps before cancelling your account. Guide to Changing Web Hosting Companies ? Begin by backing […]
Making Sense of Your Hosting Options
Nov 28, 2015
Every company needs a server to host their website. However, many people are confused about what kinds of options exist. To help you make sense of them all, let’s take a look at the three main types that are out there. Shared Hosting Is an Apartment Shared hosting is like living in an apartment. For […]
How Do I Know If I Need a Dedicated Server?
Nov 27, 2015
When you consider just how important a company’s web presence is for all of their digital offerings, it’s easy to contend that one of the most vital components of their entire operation is their server. This is an easy element to take for granted, but the moment it stops working as you need it to, […]
Three Lesser Known Benefits of Dedicated Servers
Nov 25, 2015
Everyone knows that dedicated servers are preferable over the shared option. It’s like comparing a home to an apartment or your own car to the city bus. However, a lot of people are caught on the fence when trying to decide between the two. If you don’t get the kind of traffic that necessitates a […]
Why It’s More Expensive Not to Have a Dedicated Server
Nov 24, 2015
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably considered investing in a dedicated server for your company on more than a few occasions. However, like so many, the discussion probably stopped short when you got to the actual cost. There’s no doubt about it, the cost of a dedicated server is definitely going to put more […]
Why Gamers Are Switching to Dedicated Servers
Nov 23, 2015
Most people nowadays understand that dedicated servers are preferable to any other option you might be thinking of. Even if you don’t opt for virtualization right now, having a dedicated server is going to give you the best possible result for your website or whatever else you need hosting for. In the Game Industry, Dedicated […]
Why Dedicated Servers Are Better than P2P
Nov 20, 2015
If you’re a gamer, most likely, you’re one of the millions who take this hobby extremely seriously. Today’s gamers love their favorite pastime to the point that many have actually made careers out of them. This may not be to the extent you’ve taken it—or even hope to—but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to […]
When You Should Outsource Your Server Virtualization
Nov 19, 2015
Server virtualization is the next big trend you can expect to see more and more of in the future. Having a dedicated server is great, but having that data available in a virtual environment is just an unrivaled benefit. However, if you’re currently stuck at the actual virtualization process, then you may want to think […]
What to Look for in a Dedicated Game Server
Nov 18, 2015
First, consider your home Internet. While it shouldn’t be a problem for most, you’d hate to find out that your Internet connection can’t handle adding a server to it. However, as long as you have a 25 Mbps download/10 Mbps uplink, you shouldn’t have too much trouble in this important regard. That’s if, of course, […]
The Difference Between a Dedicated Server and Cloud Hosting
Nov 17, 2015
Whether it’s finally time to invest in a server or you’re upgrading from a prior version, it would make sense that your decision would come down to a dedicated server and cloud hosting. Before you pick, though, let’s make sense of both options as best as possible. Cloud Server Hosting Let’s begin by looking at […]
Preparing for Your P2V Migration
Nov 16, 2015
P2V stands for physical to virtual, which is why you’ll so often see the word “migration” right behind this acronym. It refers to the process of migrating an OS (operating system) application program and data from your system’s main hard disk over to a virtual machine. Why is Physical to Virtual Migration Such a Big […]
How to Protect Your Dedicated Server
Nov 15, 2015
The benefits of having a dedicated server are well-documented at this point. Everyone knows there are countless reasons to utilize this kind of digital asset. Unfortunately, many malicious parties out there are equally excited about your new server too. That’s because, if you don’t take steps to protect it, you’re consolidating a lot of valuable […]
Are Dedicated Servers Right for Small Businesses?
Nov 14, 2015
If you’re in the market for server space, chances are you have probably already heard about the dedicated option. To put it simply for those of you who aren’t familiar with it, you can pay to have you own dedicated server, one that will be for your use and your use only, but largely managed […]
Almost Everyone Needs (and Can Afford) a Dedicated Server
Nov 13, 2015
By now, most people who need a server understand that going with a dedicated server would be their best option. It’s like having your own house as opposed to living in a busy apartment building. Most would definitely choose the former. However, with both options, it’s not as easy as all that. Dedicated servers cost […]
Why the Best Uptime Comes from a Dedicated Server
Nov 12, 2015
When it comes to choosing a server, you may have a number of features on your checklist. Every individual and company will have their own, unique needs. The good news is that, these days, just about everyone can find a solution that fits this distinct profile. That being said, uptime should always be at the […]
Servers and SEO
Nov 11, 2015
If you run a website, hopefully you already know what SEO (search engine optimization) is and why it matters. What you may not know, though, is the role servers play in where your page ranks in Google. Uptime The uptime of your site is directly influenced by your server. In fact, it’s the only factor […]
Is Colocation Better Than a Dedicated Server?
Nov 10, 2015
Every company these days has to be online. However, how we get online has changed a lot over the years. Two of the most important ways to host a business site are with dedicated servers and colocation. For help deciding which one makes the most sense for your company, let’s compare the two. Colocation Should […]
How Your Dedicated Server Could Pay for Itself
Nov 09, 2015
When it comes to operating a website, you probably know that it requires a hosting company, one that will provide the necessary server space. You may also know that the next step up from that option is to invest in a dedicated server. This means that you have all the hardware it takes to keep […]
Why Your Business Needs Big Cloud Storage
Oct 24, 2015
Big cloud storage providers like ServerPronto have been around for more than a decade now and both big and small businesses have been using cloud storage in increasing numbers. With so many using the cloud for both storage and application purposes, why haven’t you made the switch? For starters, it’s understandable that you may want to […]
Do You Need a Server With 1TB Storage?
Oct 23, 2015
With everyone offering dedicated and cloud servers with 1TB of storage or more, personal computers coming standard with 1TB or more and even a 1TB USB Flash drive, many are wondering if you even need all of that space! To keep you from paying more than you need we’re showing you how to calculate how […]
Kimsufi vs ServerPronto – Server Host Comparison
Oct 22, 2015
If you’re looking for a Kimsufi and ServerPronto comparison look no further. This review will start off with a brief overview of each company, then compare the features of each company, the server pricing and performance, and a few customer reviews. Let’s begin! Expert Overview Kimsufi Kimsufi is the same company as OVH. OVH started […]
Comparison of the Top 5 Web Hosting Control Panels
Oct 21, 2015
he web hosting control panel is one of the most important parts, if not the most important part, of any server hosting plan. They are so important that many will decide on their server hosting company based on which control panels they offer! (ServerPronto offers a choice between cPanel and Webmin in case you were […]
The Layman’s Guide to Live Streaming Server Hosting
Oct 20, 2015
Setting up your own media server to live stream a massive collection of videos or songs which you’ve collected over the years is all the rage right now. The problem is that not everyone has access to a second computer with enough power to sling media and run 24/7, but there is an easy solution […]
OVH vs Serverpronto – Who Offers the Best Servers?
Oct 19, 2015
OVH is an online server hosting company which has been around since 1999. It’s headquartered in France and has grown to become the self-proclaimed number 3 server provider in the world. Serverpronto was founded in 2002 and has grown to host over 10,000 customers. In 2012, Serverpronto underwent a change in management which lead to […]
How to Spot Disreputable Hosting Companies
Oct 18, 2015
First and foremost, always go look at online reviews. The Internet is full of people’s opinions on the services they received from all kinds of companies. You won’t have to look long to find out how someone feels about a hosting service you’re considering. That being said, you need to be careful. A lot of […]
The Complete Guide to Managed Dedicated Servers
Oct 16, 2015
Bill Gordon from wehatemalware.com once described servers as “the blood vessels of the internet.” A server’s primary job is to store files and manage the access of said files by other computers. Servers play a vital role in making sure your website is accessible by everyone on the internet. There is a sea of different […]
How to Become a Hosting Reseller
Oct 15, 2015
Every company with a website needs a host, but did you know that you could be the one to supply it? The following will teach you how to become a hosting reseller, a job that could come with serious revenue. Most people will need a little practice before moving into the world of reselling hosting. […]
How Do I Know If I Need a Dedicated Server?
Oct 12, 2015
When you consider just how important a company’s web presence is for all of their digital offerings, it’s easy to contend that one of the most vital components of their entire operation is their server. This is an easy element to take for granted, but the moment it stops working as you need it to, […]
Dedicated Servers Give You Your Own IP Address
Oct 09, 2015
There are a number of reasons you should get your own server, especially if you have a website for your company. One reason a lot of people don’t talk about is that it comes with your own IP address. Here’s why that’s so important. It Protects Your Reputation The main reason people often want a […]
3 Benefits of Dedicated Servers Nobody Told you About
Oct 06, 2015
Everyone knows that dedicated servers are preferable over the shared option. It’s like comparing a home to an apartment or your own car to the city bus. However, a lot of people are caught on the fence when trying to decide between the two. If you don’t get the kind of traffic that necessitates a […]
IPTV Hosting: Choosing the Best Setup
Oct 05, 2015
You may be surprised to find out that setting up an IPTV network is quite simple and can easily be done when using a dedicated server host. An IPTV network is almost the same as an intranet. IPTV hosting with Serverpronto can provide you with the quality servers and excellent customer support needed to get […]
Why You Should Build Your Own Server
Oct 03, 2015
There’s no doubt that servers can be as expensive as they are sometimes essential. While many people can just pay a hosting company to rent a server from them, if you have greater needs, like you run a business, you’re going to need to spend a lot more money. However, if you decide to build […]
When Does a Dedicated Server Become Essential?
Sep 30, 2015
If you’re in the market for a server, you may already know by now that there are basically two to choose from. You can go with the typical version most people use, whereby a company houses the hardware for you and rents you space or you can use a dedicated server. This latter option means […]
Using Your Server for a Source of Income
Sep 27, 2015
Having a website online means that somewhere out there is a server it’s being hosted on. A server is basically a very specific type of computer that stores the information necessary to define a website. When someone types in the URL for your site or otherwise clicks on a link to it, the server provides […]
The Benefits of Using a Cloud Server
Sep 24, 2015
By now, you’ve probably heard a lot being made of the cloud. That term just refers to the virtual landscape now available for much of our computing needs. From document storage to running software, the cloud can seemingly do just about anything. Now that list includes hosting, as well. Cloud servers hold some major advantages […]
Key Components of a Server
Sep 21, 2015
A lot of people forget that a server is really nothing more than just another type of computer. In that sense, it has some basic components and then a number of others you can add to it if you wish. Seeing as though we all benefit from servers each and every time we go online, […]
The Challenges of Using a Cloud Server
Sep 18, 2015
One of the biggest trends in computing at the moment is the cloud. Sure, it’s technically been around for forever, but in the past five years or so, it’s been something that more and more of the public have been able to adopt. The cloud has also increased its reach, meaning a number of different […]
What Is a Rack Server?
Sep 15, 2015
Despite their special purpose, servers are really nothing more than computers. However, that means that, just like computers, there are all kinds of servers out there. One popular version is known as a rack server. Rack servers get their name from the central framework used to hold them. The two are actually separate, though rack […]
What Is Colocation?
Sep 12, 2015
If you’re in the market for hosting services, it’s essential that you understand all the options available to you. Though “hosting” always means the same thing, it’s also become a bit of an umbrella term when you consider all the different versions you can choose from. One method that may make a lot of sense […]
How to Choose a Dedicated Server
Sep 09, 2015
If you’ve decided that a dedicated server makes the most sense for you or your company, the next decision you have to make is just as important. Choosing the right dedicated server will be the difference between this being a good decision and one that is a complete waste of money. The first thing you […]
What It Takes to Run a Server
Sep 06, 2015
Most of us have seen so many online ads for hosting that we think we know exactly where to go when the time comes to buy services for ourselves. If you’re trying to support a blog or a very simple ecommerce site, you may not be disappointed. However, if you have a more ambitious dream […]
Why Do I Need a Dedicated Server?
Sep 03, 2015
The difference in price between a dedicated server and the typical version probably has you wondering whether or not it’s worth the extra cost. While it’s true that dedicated servers come with a number of benefits, you’ll want to consider them carefully before you spend any money on one for yourself or your company. To […]
Which OS Is Best for a Dedicated Server?
Aug 30, 2015
Every computer you use runs on an operating system, commonly abbreviated as OS. It makes sense, then, that your dedicated server would need one too. It would also make sense that the OS you choose for your dedicated server will play a huge role in your experience. While there are a number of features to […]
When to Use the Cloud Instead of a Dedicated Server
Aug 27, 2015
Dedicated servers have become more popular than ever. Part of this is because you have more companies that need these services. Part of this, though, is because they have become so much more accessible. Today, there are all kinds of dedicated servers, making them an ideal option for more and more companies. One example of […]
What Is a Dedicated Server?
Aug 24, 2015
If you’re in the market for a server, by now, you’ve probably heard all the options. One of the most popular types is a dedicated server. However, it doesn’t make sense for everyone, so be sure you understand what it brings to the table before spending any money. When you pay for the typical services, […]
Understanding Uptime
Aug 21, 2015
Shopping for a dedicated server may put you in contact with a lot of new terminology. While there are a number of terms it’s important for you to understand, “uptime” is amongst the most important. The uptime you receive from your dedicated server will constitute the difference between a successful investment and one that could […]
ServerPronto Intel Xeon E3-1220 Dedicated Server vs BlueHost Standard Dedicated Server
Aug 18, 2015
Most people know that our base dedicated server pricing is a great deal, but if you factor in competitor special offers and pre-pay discounts, are we still the best deal? Let’s compare… We recently had a customer in live chat who was considering Bluehost’s Standard Dedicated Server package. However, he didn’t like Bluehost’s Operating System limitation (only […]
The Benefits of a Dedicated Server over the Cloud
Aug 18, 2015
Your company has finally gotten to the point where a typical server just doesn’t cut it anymore. Ideally, you’ve yet to run into any problems, but you know they’re going to happen sooner rather than later if you don’t move quickly. Although most companies would immediately go with a dedicated server, perhaps you’re thinking about […]
Is a Dedicated Server Worth the Extra Money?
Aug 15, 2015
If you’ve recently been considering a dedicated server, no doubt one of the main things you’re thinking about is the cost that comes with it. Dedicated servers are definitely an investment. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not worth the extra money. Think about the following pros and cons. The main benefit of a dedicated server […]
How to Save Money on a Dedicated Server
Aug 12, 2015
Everyone knows dedicated servers are the best option for those who want to get the most from their hosting services. Amongst other things, dedicated servers mean 100% uptime and special attention from your hosting company whenever you need it. As you’d expect, though, all these benefits come at a price. While many people are more […]
Why You Should Learn Command Line Functions
Aug 09, 2015
To most people, command line functions are completely alien. They even look quite rudimentary. In today’s day and age, we’re used to seeing multi-colored screens with all sorts of options for what we want to type. In contrast, the command line function screen is black, with a cursor and a text prompt. It doesn’t get […]
Colocation or a Dedicated Server?
Aug 06, 2015
Has your company outgrown its one-size-fits-all server setup? If you’re lucky, you haven’t hit any problems with loads and/or uptime yet, but know it’s on the horizon. In either case, the last thing you want to do is simply pay for more server space you have to share with others. Instead, you want your own […]
What’s a VPS?
Jul 23, 2015
Like most people, you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with what a server is. To put it in simplest terms, it’s a computer that stores information other devices can then access. It’s the physical technology we need to for the World Wide Web and other essential digital landscapes we all take for granted these days. […]
What’s a Server?
Jul 20, 2015
More than likely, you’ve heard the word “server” before. However, you could be forgiven for not fully understanding what it refers to. In the digital age, there are more terms to keep track of than ever before. Nonetheless, servers play such a central role in everything we do online, that it could prove very helpful […]
What Makes a Quality Server?
Jul 17, 2015
Just like any technological asset, there are countless options available when looking for a server. On the one hand, this is extremely good news. Servers are too important to go with second best. With so many possibilities available these days, it’s possible to find the perfect server for your unique situation. That being said, you’ll […]
What Is Database Normalization?
Jul 14, 2015
Like most companies these days, yours probably makes use of some type of database or another. While databases can come with a long list of terms, chances are you may have heard of normalization before. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean you understand what it entails. In truth, it’s a pretty simple term. Database normalization […]
How to Choose a Dedicated Server
Jul 11, 2015
Every company needs a server these days, but that doesn’t mean they all need the same kind. With countless versions to choose from, it’s never been more important that you understand what all your options are. One very popular version is a dedicated server. A shared server means that you are sharing your resources with […]
How Do I Know if My Server Has Been Hacked?
Jul 08, 2015
A lot of people think they’d know if they were hacked. It’s not uncommon for people to believe they were hacked simply because their computer seems to be running slowly or something feels out of the ordinary. The truth, though, is that usually when you’re hacked, there’s no obvious sign. Hackers work hard to ensure […]
Getting the Most from Your Server
Jul 05, 2015
If your company has recently taken on its own server, you have a lot to be happy about. Having a dedicated server comes with all kinds of advantages that are sure to make a noticeable difference in your company’s performance. However, just like with every other form of technology, you need to make sure you’re […]
Different Types of Servers to Consider
Jul 02, 2015
Like just about any form of technology, there are countless types of servers out there for you to choose from. A list of every type would easily include dozens of entries. However, there are some main categories that everyone should know about. Whether you’re concerned about your business or just want a better grasp on […]
Dedicated Servers vs. Virtual Servers
Jun 29, 2015
Although servers are a necessary feature of every virtual environment, that doesn’t mean they’re always easy to understand. If your company is currently in the market for a server, you may be learning this the hard way at the moment. Two very popular versions you may be considering are dedicated servers and virtual servers. Both […]
Basic Server Security Measures
Jun 26, 2015
2014 proved to be a year full of memorable headlines. Unfortunately, not all of those headlines were memorable for particularly comforting reasons. Many of the scariest news stories hit close to home for people all over the world because they had to do with digital security. Anybody who relies on a digital security needs to […]
Why Your Virtual Machines Are Underperforming
Jun 23, 2015
Most people like to think of virtual environments as highly sophisticated arenas that are largely immune to minor problems. The truth, unfortunately, is that tiny mistakes in these environments are often responsible for the largest problems. It’s worth considering how some of the following mistakes—as benign as they might sound—could actually be causing big problems. […]
What Does a Server Administrator Do?
Jun 20, 2015
If you deal with servers in any way—even if your company simply uses them—you’ve probably heard of server administrators before. Of course, that’s no guarantee that you understand what his job entails. This is perfectly understandable, given the vast terminology that involve servers. However, if you’re curious, the below should provide you with clarification. To […]
What to Consider Before Choosing an Operating System
Jun 17, 2015
Nothing is as important to a computer user as the operating system they choose. Everything from RAM to CPUs is secondary, in terms of usability and when compared to an operating system. That’s because your OS will decide how you interact with everything else a computer has to offer. Keeping that in mind, here are […]
Three Hacking Trends for 2015
Jun 14, 2015
With 2014 behind us, it’s time to start thinking about the year to come and maybe even set a resolution or two. Unfortunately, there are other things to think about besides the possibilities of another year. While 2014’s headlines were graced more than once by the news of a serious hacker attack, 2015 is gearing […]
Simple Tips for Managing Windows Servers
Jun 11, 2015
Despite all the options out there, Windows servers remain extremely popular for a number of very valid reasons. However, these servers don’t manage themselves. If you follow the below tips, though, managing Windows servers doesn’t have to be as much of a challenge and many issues you used to face will actually disappear. Apply a […]
How to Protect Your Database
Jun 08, 2015
Just about every business these days employs some type of database. There, they store anything from sales information to marketing plans to customer data. While all companies with a database understand that they don’t want their competitors seeing what’s inside, many seem to forget that there are other prying eyes they must worry about. Once […]
If Obamacare Server Can Get Hacked, so Can Yours
Jun 05, 2015
Every company relies on a server, whether they pay for it through a host or they have their own. It’s how websites stay up and running and massive amounts of data remain stored for future use. Given the importance of servers and the volume of information they hold, these targets are some of the most […]
How to Fortify Your cPanel and WHM Server
Jun 02, 2015
Do you rely on a cPanel and WHM server? If so, just like with any other server, you have to make security a primary concern. Servers carry too much information and represent too much potential for many hackers to resist. Fortunately, the following tips are easy enough to implement and will help keep your server […]
How Injection Flaws Undermine Web Security
May 30, 2015
There are countless ways a hacker could undermine your web security. Sadly, more methods are being invented every year. In order to keep your web-based applications safe, then, it’s essential that you learn to keep track of these methods and ensure you’re ready to defend against them. One prime example of a tactic you should […]
Getting Better Security from Cloud-Based Servers
May 28, 2015
There are a number of reasons to go with a cloud-based server these days. Most of these have to do with convenience and other various benefits they offer. However, many companies choose them because they believe web-based servers provide better security. To test how difficult it would be to hack a web-based server, a security […]
What Is an Operating System?
May 25, 2015
Most of us wouldn’t make it a day without using our computers. In fact, during our waking hours, a lot of us could barely make it an hour. Yet, if you’re like most people, what happens between your keyboard and screen is largely a mystery. Below, we’ll discuss the role an operating system plays, which […]
Taking Google’s $300 Cloud Hosting Credit Will Cost You $2,313.36
May 20, 2015
If you follow tech stuff on twitter, it’s possible you’ve seen Google’s “Free $300? offer for their new cloud hosting service. Get to a release candidate faster with $300 in credit towards Google Cloud. https://t.co/rEHMUJeNQK — GoogleCloudPlatform (@googlecloud) May 19, 2015 Yes, Google is in the search engine business, but it seems like everyone is […]
The Basics of an Operating System
May 19, 2015
The anatomy of any computer is both vast and intricate, whether it’s a full-scale setup or resting in the palm of your hand. There are all kinds of classifications used to help describe the various elements these essential machines entail. That being said, none is more important than the computer’s operating system. To most people […]
Protect Your Server from Hackers
May 16, 2015
It seems like at least once a month now a big story breaks about a company getting hacked and all the damage that this did. For this reason, it’s important you take precautions with your computer by using security software and working from within a firewall whenever possible. However, if you think your computer is […]
Preventing SQL Injection Attacks
May 13, 2015
Most people have a general understanding that cybercrime is a very real problem and a threat to just about anyone who has an Internet connection and data they’d like to protect. If your company has a relational database, you should know that you’re a potential target of hackers who would love to take a look […]
How to Get the Most Out of Your Server
May 10, 2015
Like most companies, yours probably needs to think about paying for its own server in the near future. With so many options to choose from these days, it can be difficult to know which one to go with. Fortunately, the following list will help you not only select the right server, but get the most […]
Best Practices for Databases
May 07, 2015
Most companies rely on at least one database if not several. With so many companies depending on them, it’s easy to look at databases with a bias that one size fits all. If you currently have this perspective, know that it could soon cost you. At the very least, you probably won’t get as much […]
An Introduction to UNIX
May 03, 2015
No part of a computer is as important as the operating system. Without it, you’d have no way of communicating with the actual hardware, meaning it would be as useless as if it had no power to run on. Although there have been many different types of operating systems over the years, one of the […]
An Introduction to SQL
Apr 30, 2015
Like most companies, yours probably relies on a database or two. If this sounds like your business, there’s a really good chance you’re leveraging SQL. This popular programming language was made specifically to help people manage data stored in a relational database management system (RDBMS). It also works for stream processing, though that would be […]
An Introduction to Linux
Apr 27, 2015
Creating the perfect computer for your specific needs is easier than ever before. In today’s day and age, you can literally build a computer part-by-part until you’ve tailor made one that is unique from any other on the planet. Though yours will differ from others in many ways, one thing that will be the same […]
How to Detect Social Media Bots?
Apr 15, 2015
As more people like you and me operate on social media accounts, social media bots or socialbots as they are known as, are also going to operate more frequently. A socialbot is a software application that automatically interacts in social media sites by imitating human behavior. This simply means that you could be interacting with […]
Why is Software Security Assurance so Important?
Apr 05, 2015
The entire computing world is under increasing threat. As more consumers use software applications in their devices, the hackers and malware developers continue to release more malware applications that are far more advanced than before. When you use your PC or your smartphone, you could be passing sensitive information to a malware that is residing […]
Learn how Phishing Works and how to Avoid becoming a Victim of it
Mar 19, 2015
Phishing is one of the modern demons of the internet. Phishing includes a range of activities aimed at duping you to reveal sensitive information including your usernames, passwords and banking and credit card information. The success of phishing depends on how much trust the phishing entity is able to generate within you. It is always […]
Top 5 Rated Free Antivirus
Mar 02, 2015
Protecting your PC from the threats of the online world is something that you cannot ignore. To save money from frequent PC repairs and to protect your personal and financial information, you have to have proper antivirus in your PC. The good news is that you don’t need to pay to protect your PC. The […]
Understanding Web Servers Functioning
Feb 16, 2015
Have you ever thought how a website opens in your browser once you type the URL and press enter? The entire process is managed by a web server. The web server uses the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to process your request. Whether you click on a link or enter a website URL in your browser, […]
How to Fully Protect your Linux from Malware
Feb 04, 2015
Everyone seems to be talking about Windows malware. This is bound to be looking at the number of Windows PCs that sell worldwide. But Linux OS is used in many countries in the world and there are pockets where this is the only OS that sells. The fastest supercomputers of the world all run on […]
Types of Cyber Threats
Jan 20, 2015
A cyber threat is an effort to access, manipulate, impair or infiltrate data for the purpose of breaking its security, integrity and confidentiality. This effort is without any lawful authority and can also compromise federal systems or applications. A cyber threat may cause unwanted outcomes and harm an organization or a system. These threats may […]
Free or Paid Web Hosting Services?
Jan 02, 2015
For businesses of all sizes, it is important that they have their presence online. It is a known fact that your business can do better if you have a website. Your choice is to either opt for a free website or a paid website. To put it in simpler words, if you don’t mind another […]
Most Widely spread Malware in 2014
Dec 30, 2014
2014 has been a great year for malware programs. Along with the traditional viruses, there has been a huge rise this year in Android viruses and payment-based viruses. Wi-Fi networks across the world have been infested with malware. Cloud and mobile securities have been severely compromised by viruses that have originated from different parts of […]
Data mining basic concepts
Dec 22, 2014
Data mining is one of the most critical aspects of analysis that allows companies to do more with their customer data. Companies today gather customer data using various formats, both online and offline and through data mining they are able to profile their customers so that they can be approached with the right kind of […]
Most Dangerous Computer Virus of 2014
Dec 16, 2014
Computer viruses have been causing trouble since time immemorial. The computer virus developers get almost a perverse sense of pleasure in trying to hack into websites and causing irreparable damages to individuals, corporations, institutions and government agencies. However, we are still saved from these viruses because the antivirus developers always manage to stay a step […]
What is a Virtual Private Network?
Dec 11, 2014
A Virtual Private Network or VPN is a network that uses a public telecom infrastructure, the internet being the most common, to provide secure organizational network access to remote users or offices. It is a secure network that uses Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) and other procedures so that the only authenticated users have access […]
Common Questions regarding Free Web Hosting
Sep 24, 2014
Free website hosting is just what it sounds like; you get to host your website on a server for free with the understanding that you get a certain amount of free server space and bandwidth. An unspoken rule is also that you get some sort of FTP transfer software and that the server has a […]
What Is WordPress Hosting?
Sep 21, 2014
You should know that not all hosting services are the same, and even the ones that are the same are not of equal quality. You do not get what you pay for because there are some good and free hosting services out there (many are bad too, but that’s beside the point). You can pay […]
Features of Free Web Hosting
Sep 18, 2014
The features and subsequent benefits of free web hosting go far beyond one simple motivation or selling point. There are plenty of reasons why a hosting company would give away free web hosting. The most obvious benefit to you is the fact that it is free. The most common question that people ask is “What’s the […]
Benefits of WordPress Hosting
Sep 15, 2014
Not all hosting services are equal, and one may be tempted to say you get what you pay for but that isn’t true either. Some say that free hosting is a big con, and sometimes it is, but there are companies (even Google with Blogger) that offer free hosting with not catches and no con. […]
Tips to Choose Your Domain Name
Sep 12, 2014
Your domain name is not going to make or break your company in the online world, but it can be a hindrance. Picking a good domain name may be helpful, but that helpfulness pales in comparison to the damage picking a poor domain name can do. The best examples of disaster are the ones that […]
What Is A Terminal Server?
Sep 09, 2014
A hardware device allows terminals to connect to a LAN (local area network) or to the in without the need for a modem or an NIC (network interface card). A terminal may be a printer, PC, IBM 3270 emulator, or a device with an RS-232 / RS-423 serial port interface. You will find that many terminal […]
Security Tips for Windows Servers
Sep 06, 2014
As Windows server operating systems advance and the servers themselves advance technologically, you will see tips of this nature change. But, there are some tips that are going to be around for a long time in the same way that some household security tips have stuck around for a long time. ? Be wary of […]
Tips to Improve Your Linux Server´s Security
Sep 02, 2014
Bless Linux and bless the people that think this article is about a member of Peanuts. Though, where Linus van Pelt has a security blanket, you have to provide your own blanket when dealing with a Linux server. Here are seven brief security tips. ? 1. Use SELinux This is the Security-Enhanced Linux and it […]
Different Types of Web Servers
Aug 31, 2014
You do not really need to know the various types of server if you are simply building websites or are Internet surfing, but if you have an ambitious project that involves the Internet, then knowledge of the types of server out there is needed. ? Web Servers They use HTTP to allow access to the […]
What Is VPS Hosting
Aug 28, 2014
If you have ever signed up for the services of a VPN, then you will know it allows you to use servers around the world and IP addresses around the world so that you may cover your tracks when you surf online, or so that you may use websites that are not available in your […]
What To Look For When Choosing A Web Hosting Service Provider
Aug 28, 2014
Here are a few questions you should ask yourself with regards to choosing a web hosting service provider, and a few cautionary points. Common sense should always prevail in your decisions, but remember that you are not above being sold to. Can you wait three days before making a purchase and maybe do a little […]
Which Content Management System to Choose?
Jul 28, 2014
Content Management Systems allow website owners to quickly publish content to the web. News sites and blogs are especially easy to run from a Content Management System, as they consist of articles and posts in a site with a relatively uniform theme. There are, however, much more flexible Content Management Systems. Some of these systems […]
Virtualization Implementation in the Enterprise
Jul 25, 2014
Smart and efficient investments are the backbone of any successful enterprise. Thus the implementation of enterprise virtualization has become familiar among the top companies of many sectors. Some examples: Specsavers - One of the world’s leading healthcare firms which has experienced great cost efficiency and achieved remarkable productivity using virtualization technology. The company has implemented […]
Three Ways Cloud Servers are Changing the Automobile Industry
Jul 22, 2014
The ability to utilize cloud servers in the automobile industry is a relatively recent development, but one that many believe is going to be the next big thing in car technology. In fact, many cars are already equipped with advanced entertainment systems that are setup to utilize the retrieval of data from a personal cloud […]
Simple Steps to Secure Your Server
Jul 19, 2014
In order to ensure a safe and secure server environment for databases, web applications and other services, IT server administrators have to take certain precautionary steps that will provide a higher level of protection to the server environment. Use Strong Passwords for All Types of Users It is extremely important that each and every user […]
Should I Move to Using NoSQL?
Jul 16, 2014
According to a survey by Information Week, almost half of all business IT professionals haven’t heard of NoSQL (44%). With such a significant number of professionals unaware of this technology, why should you switch to this type of data collection and storage format? The advantages of NoSQL are compelling and will only get more compelling […]
Server Traffic Requirements – to Serve, or Not to Serve, that is the Question
Jul 13, 2014
In the good old days before the Internet, when was talked of a network we meant the corporate network at the office, and traffic came no greater distance than employees down the hall connecting to the file server. Before installing a new server, it was obligatory to estimate how much traffic you were likely to […]
Public Clouds vs. Private Clouds
Jul 10, 2014
Cloud computing, or the connection of a number of computers through the Internet in order to share data and files quickly and easily, is one of the largest growing trends in the information technology sector, one that is extremely profitable and an integral part of information management in the new age. Because this service is […]
Preparing your Business for Big Data
Jul 07, 2014
The term big data is being heard with ever-increasing frequency in the corporate world. Businesses of vastly different types all need to prepare themselves for the onset of big data as soon as possible. Big data is defined rather simply as the collection and storage of vast amounts of information. With today’s technologies, the collection […]
Online Shopping Carts – osCommerce vs. Zencart
Jul 04, 2014
osCommerce osCommerce is a free option for an online shopping cart. It is a basic, quick, and easy Open Source eCommerce solution for setting up an e-store. It is PHP based, and uses the MySQL database. This is an option that requires little to no effort to get up and running (at its basic level), […]
How Does a Firewall Work?
Jun 15, 2014
The main aim of a Firewall is stop intruders from getting in to your network or your computer. A Firewall is supposed to monitor what goes in and what goes out of the computer/network. It is supposed to block suspicious traffic whilst allowing regular traffic to travel through unhindered. ? Stateful inspection This is a […]
The Basics of DDoS Protection
Jun 13, 2014
A DDoS attack is when a network or online resource is denied to the intended user, and usually via a malicious means. DDoS means distributed denial-of-service. Protecting against denial of service is done in a number of ways. ? Attack detection Doing all you can to prevent an attack is key, and part of that […]
How to Improve Server Efficiency
Jun 11, 2014
Server efficiency is important because the last thing you want is your hosting service let you down when you have high traffic numbers. Here are a few ways you may improve your server efficiency. ? Changing your package This is not technically improving the server as it is improving your service. Still, if you have […]
An Overview of Botnet
Jun 09, 2014
A botnet is a network and a robot. It is where a few computers work together on a network in order to complete tasks. Just one computer or robot is in control of giving orders a little like a queen bee gives orders to the others so that they may complete a single task. ? […]
How to Use Command Line Functions
Jun 07, 2014
A command line is a semi-direct way of talking to your computer. It would take us too long to write in binary, so we write with command line functions which the computer translates into binary. A program on your computer communicates a different programming code, which converts to command line functions, which converts to binary. […]
Necessary Basic Server Administration Services
Jun 05, 2014
The word “necessary” makes it difficult to judge. For example, many people consider security to be necessary, whereas others consider problem prevention to be the big necessary thing. The installation of an operating system Where would you be without the installation of an operating system? You can do it yourself of course, but most people […]
Operating Systems Used for Web Hosting
Jun 03, 2014
When you use hosting services, you get to use a server from a data center. A server is nothing more than a very big and very expensive computer. That computer doesn’t have to run on an operating system, but it will make life a lot easier if it does. It is the same as how […]
What Is a Dynamic Web Page?
Jun 01, 2014
This is a web page that is built and managed as a single page, but that varies its content based on who is looking at it from which device. There are dynamic web pages and static web pages. A static web page is managed and built as a single page, but it looks the same […]
Toptenreviews rates DDoS services for the first time
May 30, 2014
DDoS attacks have been stymying online service providers for the last several years. It seems like every day there is another news story about the latest record-breaking Amplification attack, or a crippling Layer 7 strike. Nowadays all website hosts must be educated about the latest threats facing their property. Hosts face the difficult task of […]
Leveraging the Incredible Power of IaaS
May 28, 2014
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) had made it possible for business owners to quickly ramp up their IT operations. There are different ways in which infrastructure is provided as a service to the IT end user. Cloud hosting is one such solution that has IaaS service providers providing the required software infrastructure and tools to […]
Mobile Malware: A Growing Threat
May 26, 2014
Credit card fraud, identity theft, stalking – these are only a few of the many reasons why you should be thinking about how to protect yourself from mobile malware. Yet when they hear terms like key logging, worms, and spyware, most people think of their home computers and laptops, not their mobile devices. In 2013, […]
Vulnerabilities and Exploits to Guard against in Web Apps
May 24, 2014
Though it may be hard for developers to accept, there are a wide range of different security threats that may target their apps, and they continue to change and improve. Developers and website owners should be aware of some of the most common attack vectors which may bring different challenges. By reading up on a […]
Web Server Usage Statistics and Trends in 2013/2014
May 22, 2014
Worldwide trends in web servers during 2013 and 2014 offer insights and useful information on online industry. The number one web server in the world is easily Apache. In terms of the top 10 million websites in the world, Apache servers are used to host 64.2% of all websites in the world. Nginx and Microsoft-IIS […]
Monitoring and Managing Apache Web Server
May 20, 2014
Over the past few years, the Apache web server system has continued to play an important role in the development and serving of websites. It is estimated that Apache is used as server software for over 54% of active websites on the internet. It is indeed one of the most widely used open source software […]
Managed vs. Unmanaged Data Backup
May 18, 2014
In today’s technologically advanced world, cloud computing is becoming popular not only among individuals but in the business world as well. Cloud technology is changing the face of the business world, making it easier and easier to not only have data backed up on a secure server but also allow businesses to access their information […]
Migrating a Business to Cloud Data Storage
May 16, 2014
With cloud data storage becoming standard use across many different industries, many new businesses are becoming more confident with the technology. Business owners and managers should realize that there are many different advantages offered by cloud data storage that traditional servers simply don’t offer. Cloud Databases – Start Small, Grow Big It will first be […]
How Much of your Website Can You Outsource?
May 14, 2014
 Introduction Businesses who fail to have a strong presence on the internet will fail to survive. A website provides a business huge sales and advertising opportunities. However, as many small business find, it is not easy to design a website. It’s a skill which is combination of art, analysis, knowledge, and technical skill. The website […]
Cloud Hosting vs. VPS vs. Dedicated Server
May 12, 2014
There are many different ways that a business can get its web presence up and running. If one is not looking on spending much money, and does not mind a lack of flexibility, cloud hosting can be a viable option. For a good tradeoff between expense and features, virtual private servers are a decent choice. […]
Cloud App Security: Managing Security on the Big Bad Web
May 10, 2014
Managing security in an online business can be a difficult enough proposition. There are often infected computers, spoof sites dedicated to stealing traffic to get user credentials, and denial of service attacks. It’s no surprise that mobile apps that are connected to the cloud can also be a serious target for malicious hackers. There are […]
Data Security in the Cloud
May 08, 2014
Cloud and information technology performance capabilities continue to expand, and security for this technology must grow alongside. Hackers, phishers, and identity thieves all pose major risks, but one of the largest growing threats in the eyes of IT professionals is the recent information about National Security Agency data collection and monitoring. The industry is scrambling […]
Different Common Web Hosting Packages
May 07, 2014
There are a few common web hosting packages that you can try. Here are a few that you may have heard of. They are only described in general terms. For example, with the first one you may also have free shared hosting, or shared hosting with SSL for eCommerce, etc. Shared hosting A hosting service […]
Why Is a Unique IP Address Important?
May 06, 2014
An IP address that is unique will often come with hosting services that have secure hosting enabled. It is also needed if you want to access a site via its IP address. Your IP address is just an identifier for your machine, server, network, etc. A unique IP address may be compared to having one […]
What Is PHP Hosting?
Apr 23, 2014
Hypertext Preprocessor hosting is another way of saying there is PHP running as a language on a web server. It is used to create dynamic web pages and in generally used to create HTML before it is sent to the user’s web browser. The command to execute the PHP code is sent to the server, […]
What Is cPanel Hosting?
Apr 19, 2014
First you should know what cPanel is. It is a way of managing your website and your hosting options. It is a control panel as a GUI, though technically it is a graphical, web-based interface. With your control panel you are able to quickly manage your website, you are able to automate tasks, and you […]
Windows Hosting Vs. Linux Hosting
Apr 16, 2014
Windows and Linux are the two most common operating systems used on servers, and there are some great reasons for using one or the other. In essence, there is not a wrong choice. If you are planning on using ASP.NET, MSSQL or ASP, then you are better off with a Windows hosting package. If you […]
How to Pick a Domain Name
Apr 10, 2014
Picking a domain name should not be something that is taken lightly. It should be something that takes you a long time to figure out. Some people pay a lot of money for their domain name, and the ease of your success may hinge on it. One that is easy to spell Picking a domain […]
How to Change Web Hosting Service Providers
Mar 28, 2014
It is pretty simple these days because all the mainstream hosting services make it easy for you. The process is simple and it goes a little something like the list shown below.  1) Make a backup of your files This is easy enough as you can do it on the cloud or you can do […]
6 Common Myths about Cloud Servers
Mar 27, 2014
There are a few myths about cloud servers that have probably come about because cloud hosting is still a fairly new idea. Here are a few myths that you may have heard already. 1) My database isn’t going to run on the cloud This is a myth because if you are going to have problems […]
Things to Consider about a Managed Dedicated Server
Mar 26, 2014
? Having a dedicated server means having a server that is all yours in hosting terms. Buying shared hosting is like leasing an apartment in a tower block. Buying dedicated server hosting is like leasing the entire tower block. And, having a managed dedicated server is like leasing a tower block and then hiring staff […]
Comparing Dedicated Servers to Cloud Servers and Virtual Private Servers
Mar 25, 2014
There are three common alternatives to shared hosting, and all three are described and compared here. Many times it is a question of budget as to which one you choose. What are dedicated servers? When a client buys dedicated server hosting then the client has to lease an entire server from the host company. It […]
How to Ensure Server Security?
Mar 10, 2014
Server security is big deal; it is the ultimate back door to every website that is on a server. It is something that many hackers spend their time trying to come to terms with. Server security is a big deal because without it you are putting your information and that of your customers into a […]
What Is Web Hosting?
Mar 08, 2014
Web Hosting is basically buying Internet “space” so that you can put your website onto the Internet. This is the most common reason why people buy a web hosting service. There are servers dotted around the world, and when you buy hosting services you are buying a little space on one or more of those […]
Why Enterprises Should Deploy IPv6
Mar 07, 2014
The month of June 2012 marked the initial milestone for a new Internet protocol known as IPv6.  The last time a new Internet protocol was introduced was approximately three decades ago when the Internet was not as popular as it is today. ? The motivation for IPv6 deployment stems from the fact that there are […]
Why Bandwidth Doesn’t Matter
Mar 06, 2014
A slow connection is commonly blamed on lack of bandwidth but there are other factors in the equation that affect connection quality. Whenever most people talk about the speed of broadband they constantly refer to Internet speed in terms of bandwidth.  The term “bandwidth” is used whenever Internet speed is discussed in terms of datacenter […]
Tips on Making the Transition to Server Virtualization
Mar 05, 2014
Virtualization is a great way to increase the capacity of your resources while decreasing capital and operating expenses. Yet many organizations are unsure of where to begin. In a recent study by CDW, a leading provider of technology solutions, the results of the study showed that more than 95 percent of businesses that deployed server […]
The Purpose of IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Protocol
Mar 04, 2014
IPv6 represents the next generation of Internet Protocol (IP) designed to provide more IP addresses that have become depleted under the older IPv4 protocol. For this reason, many companies have been developing their IPv6 infrastructure to recognize the new protocols. IPv6 Neighbor Discovery is a protocol which replaces IPv4 Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) that locates […]
Exciting things coming soon…
Feb 26, 2014
Serverpronto Sponsors Refresh Miami
Feb 26, 2014
Serverpronto is proud to be the latest corporate sponsor for Refresh Miami – a Technology & Entrepreneurial Community. Their mission is to foster the entrepreneurial and technical communities of South Florida and their principal focus is to provide the community with a steady stream of educational content focused on inspiring and educating the technological and entrepreneurial […]
How to Protect a Physical Server from Failures
Feb 23, 2014
In today’s economy, many companies are seeking ways to reduce IT costs without sacrificing productivity and effective disaster recovery planning.  P2V represents a viable answer to this dilemma via migration from a physical to virtual environment. When it comes to disaster recovery and reducing IT costs, virtualization and P2V is a cost effective way to Read more
How to Prepare a Data Center for a Disaster
Feb 22, 2014
When it comes to planning any IT solution, preparing your data center for disaster with data backup is one of many items on an IT professional’s checklist.  Some IT administrators take it seriously where others simply make sure the hardware and software is capable of handling the necessary business tasks before they configure everything to Read more
How to Consolidate SQL Server Databases
Feb 21, 2014
Preparing for SQL server consolidation can be a monumental task however, the project can be very manageable when you use the right approach. Implementing an SQL server is a great way to effectively manage your database system.  An SQL server also offers scalability and flexibility while allowing your organization to cut back on IT costs.  Read more
Benefits of Outsourced IT Support Services
Feb 20, 2014
Many companies are currently using outsourced IT support services to reduce costs while providing immediate access to technical expertise. There are many benefits of using outsourced IT support services. To realize the benefits of this type of service, it is necessary to carefully consider organizational requirements. You should also research as much as possible to Read more
Top Causes of Connectivity Problems with Your ISP
Feb 16, 2014
For most organizations, a reliable internet connection is the lifeline to business productivity and customer communications. An Internet Service Provider should provide your enterprise with the connectivity it needs to maintain business continuity and productivity. Your ISP should also be capable of accommodating ever changing business needs with an emphasis on a reliable and secure Read more
How to Access Your Hosted Desktop from Abroad
Feb 15, 2014
Hosted desktop configurations represent a shift from viewing a PC as an immobile piece of hardware to a device where your web browser provides access to files and applications from anywhere. A hosted desktop has rapidly become a popular business solution for many enterprises due to the multiple benefits this type of technology offers in Read more
Advanced Storage and How It Can Impact Your Business
Feb 14, 2014
Data storage in today’s business environment has never been more challenging with the increased reliance on information technology.  The information requiring storage is more important than ever for businesses of all sizes. The storage capacity requirements for many companies are increasing at astounding rates with costs rapidly exceeding the growth rates for most IT budgets.  Read more
5 Ways to Reduce Your IT Costs
Feb 13, 2014
In today’s marketplace, organizations have become increasingly reliant on IT to improve business productivity and customer retention.  At the same token, many are faced with the dilemma of costly legacy IT systems. The current economic climate has coerced many companies to find ways to reduce IT costs.  For many companies this can mean a massive Read more
Web Server Usage Statistics and Trends in 2013/2014
Jan 30, 2014
Nginx: a Major Mover Worldwide trends in web servers during 2013 and 2014 offer insights and useful information on online industry. The number one web server in the world is easily Apache. In terms of the top 10 million websites in the world, Apache servers are used to host 64.2% of all websites in the Read more
Data Security in the Cloud
Jan 21, 2014
Cloud and information technology performance capabilities continue to expand, and security for this technology must grow alongside. Hackers, phishers, and identity thieves all pose major risks, but one of the largest growing threats in the eyes of IT professionals is the recent information about National Security Agency data collection and monitoring. The industry is scrambling Read more
Minecraft Server – Setup Guide
Sep 12, 2012
Instructions to a user to manage Minecraft server: 1.       Login via ssh. a.       Download an ssh client like putty.exe (http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe) b.      After the download is complete run the putty application. c.       In the “Host Name (or IP address) field enter the IP address provided above. d.      In the “Saved Session” filed enter a name to Read more
Minecraft Server – Setup Guide
Sep 12, 2012
Instructions to a user to manage Minecraft server: 1.       Login via ssh. a.       Download an ssh client like putty.exe (http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe) b.      After the download is complete run the putty application. c.       In the “Host Name (or IP address) field enter the IP address provided above. d.      In the “Saved Session” filed enter a name to...
Support of the day: Dead Scripts
Jan 13, 2012
If you regularly work with scripts on any Unix or Linux platform and it gets killed when you logout from ssh, the session dies or the scripts stops working after x time then you need to deown it and fork it to the background. So instead of running /your/script/filename run nohup /your/script/filename & What this Read more
Support of the day: Dead Scripts
Jan 13, 2012
If you regularly work with scripts on any Unix or Linux platform and it gets killed when you logout from ssh, the session dies or the scripts stops working after x time then you need to deown it and fork it to the background. So instead of running /your/script/filename run nohup /your/script/filename & What this...
Support of the day: Getting the old Ubuntu desktop back on 10.11
Jan 10, 2012
So, you’ve installed Ubuntu 11.10 and found out that it’s all gone and replaced by what seems to be too good of a qualificative of a sidebar and what appears to be a poignant attempt to kill all interest on an open source Operating System. Fear not as we can still make the best of Read more
Support of the day: Getting the old Ubuntu desktop back on 10.11
Jan 10, 2012
So, you’ve installed Ubuntu 11.10 and found out that it’s all gone and replaced by what seems to be too good of a qualificative of a sidebar and what appears to be a poignant attempt to kill all interest on an open source Operating System. Fear not as we can still make the best of...
Support of the day: SSH Keys (Passwordless login via SSH)
Dec 15, 2011
This week’s tip: SSH Keys (or i do not like typing my long cryptic password everytime I need to access my server) If you’ve been following my other tips you might remember that ssh uses different authentication options, credentials, domain login, password, you name it, one of these is via ssh keys. Imagine your car. Read more
Support of the day: SSH Keys (Passwordless login via SSH)
Dec 15, 2011
This week’s tip: SSH Keys (or i do not like typing my long cryptic password everytime I need to access my server) If you’ve been following my other tips you might remember that ssh uses different authentication options, credentials, domain login, password, you name it, one of these is via ssh keys. Imagine your car....
Support of the day: Downgrade PHP 5.3 to 5.2 on CentOS 6
Dec 12, 2011
If a downgrade to PHP 5.2 is needed do the following: 1. The repositories for Centos 6 do not include old packages (another reason to stick with 5.6) so we need to pull all packages needed. Therefore we access the server, create a folder there (mkdir php) and then enter that folder (cd php) 2. Read more
Support of the day: Downgrade PHP 5.3 to 5.2 on CentOS 6
Dec 12, 2011
If a downgrade to PHP 5.2 is needed do the following: 1. The repositories for Centos 6 do not include old packages (another reason to stick with 5.6) so we need to pull all packages needed. Therefore we access the server, create a folder there (mkdir php) and then enter that folder (cd php) 2....
Support of the day: The world’s most dead simple http server
Dec 05, 2011
1. Make sure your port 8000 is open Nano /etc/sysconfig/iptables Copy any of the rules (ctrl +K is cut, ctrl+U is paste) and swap the port for 8000, save and close Service iptables restart 2. Go to the folder you want to share cd /to/any/folder/you/want 3. Fire up the server python –m SimpleHTTPServer or python Read more
Support of the day: The world’s most dead simple http server
Dec 05, 2011
1. Make sure your port 8000 is open Nano /etc/sysconfig/iptables Copy any of the rules (ctrl +K is cut, ctrl+U is paste) and swap the port for 8000, save and close Service iptables restart 2. Go to the folder you want to share cd /to/any/folder/you/want 3. Fire up the server python –m SimpleHTTPServer or python...
Support of the day: WordPress installation on Ubuntu Server
Nov 30, 2011
In this short tutorial we will install WordPress on a Ubuntu 11.04 server.
Support of the day: WordPress installation on Ubuntu Server
Nov 30, 2011
In this short tutorial we will install WordPress on a Ubuntu 11.04 server.
Support of the day: Slow SSH login in CentOS 6
Nov 29, 2011
If SSH login is very slow in CentOS 6 it’s because they have added another security feature, the SSH server will do a reverse DNS again for any incoming connection, this will delay connection up to 13 seconds, to avoid this: 1. Access the server 2. Edit the ssh config Nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config 3. Look for Read more
Support of the day: Slow SSH login in CentOS 6
Nov 29, 2011
If SSH login is very slow in CentOS 6 it’s because they have added another security feature, the SSH server will do a reverse DNS again for any incoming connection, this will delay connection up to 13 seconds, to avoid this: 1. Access the server 2. Edit the ssh config Nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config 3. Look for...
Support of the day: Bruteforcing error on Cpanel
Nov 25, 2011
Cpanel has a daemon that checks for unsuccessful logins (like lastb on a shell), it is called hulk. When a user’s user (a customer’s client who bought access to the server) has an error regarding bruteforcing and denying access it’s because someone was bruteforcing his way in using that user’s username. To make sure of Read more
Support of the day: Bruteforcing error on Cpanel
Nov 25, 2011
Cpanel has a daemon that checks for unsuccessful logins (like lastb on a shell), it is called hulk. When a user’s user (a customer’s client who bought access to the server) has an error regarding bruteforcing and denying access it’s because someone was bruteforcing his way in using that user’s username. To make sure of...
Support of the day: Long respond times with Secure Shell communication
Nov 18, 2011
SSH taking too long to respond? Read this step by step follow-through with detailed explanations.
Support of the day: Long respond times with Secure Shell communication
Nov 18, 2011
SSH taking too long to respond? Read this step by step follow-through with detailed explanations.
ServerPronto, Food For The Poor Partner to Equip Schools With Computers
Nov 09, 2011
NEW YORK, NY, Nov 01, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — ServerPronto, home to the world’s most affordable dedicated server, has partnered with Food For The Poor to outfit schools in Jamaica, Haiti, Grenada, and Guyana with 100 computer workshop sets to accommodate 600 students at a time. “ServerPronto is committed to serving the needs of Read more
ServerPronto, Food For The Poor Partner to Equip Schools With Computers
Nov 09, 2011
NEW YORK, NY, Nov 01, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — ServerPronto, home to the world’s most affordable dedicated server, has partnered with Food For The Poor to outfit schools in Jamaica, Haiti, Grenada, and Guyana with 100 computer workshop sets to accommodate 600 students at a time. “ServerPronto is committed to serving the needs of...
ServerPronto Launches Cloud Optimized Server Operating Systems
Nov 09, 2011
ServerPronto’s Xtreme discount dedicated server package just got a little more extreme with the addition of three new operating systems. Now, businesses that tap into virtualization and cloud solutions can choose an operating system that meets their distinct needs. In addition to popular Linux and Microsoft operating systems, ServerPronto’s Xtreme package now offers customers the Read more
ServerPronto Launches Cloud Optimized Server Operating Systems
Nov 09, 2011
ServerPronto’s Xtreme discount dedicated server package just got a little more extreme with the addition of three new operating systems. Now, businesses that tap into virtualization and cloud solutions can choose an operating system that meets their distinct needs. In addition to popular Linux and Microsoft operating systems, ServerPronto’s Xtreme package now offers customers the...
Happy Halloween from your ServerPronto Team! Keep it spooky.
Oct 31, 2011
ServerPronto – Virtualize!
Sep 20, 2011
Create your own Virtual Host – share your dedicated server resources – for reselling or other business purposes. For our Xtreme package we now offer the virtualization platforms: VMWare VMvisor 5 (ESXi 5) XCP 1.0 (XEN Cloud Platform) XenServer 6.0 (Citrix XEN Server) http://www.serverpronto.com/
LINUX Then and Now
Aug 10, 2011
10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do In Ubuntu
Jul 15, 2011
I found this well matured article about Ubuntu possibilities. Good stuff, check it out: 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do In Ubuntu 1. Create website links that automatically install software Did you know that you can create a link that will automatically launch Ubuntu’s package manager and install the software? This is very...
Support of the day: Restart Webmin
Jul 11, 2011
Here is a little helper if your Webmin does not respond. Just run this command from the command line and it will bring the webmin service up again fresh. # /etc/init.d/webmin restart Following messages will appear after running that command. # Stopping Webmin server in /usr/share/webmin # Starting Webmin server in /usr/share/webmin After a fresh restart...
10 Helpful Things to do After Installing Ubuntu Linux
Jun 27, 2011
Ubuntu is a very customizable operating system and everyone has their own reasons and needs for any particular OS. Still these 10 configuration tips are worth a look and definitively can be considered  to do immediately after a Ubuntu installation. Thanks to UbuntuLinuxHelp. 1) sudo aptitude install sbackup Nothing is worse that losing all your important data (pictures, email messages,...
Managing a dedicated server: The (absolute) basics
Jun 22, 2011
How to access your server: I order to get direct access to the server console it’s done via SSH (Secure SHell) to do so you need a software named Putty if you are running windows just download it (download), run it, give it your IP that that way it would connect, when it asks you your...
Get started with Control Panel (Webmin/CPanel)
Jun 07, 2011
Webmin: Webmin is disabled by default, you will have to enable it: - Access the server via SSH - Run #/etc/init.d/webmin start CPanel: - Access server via SSH - Download Cpanel in /home/cpins - Run # wget http://layer1.cpanel.net/latest - Install the editor nano # yum install nano - Launch system-config-securitylevel-tui # system-config-securitylevel-tui
Run File System Check in Linux / UNIX
Jun 02, 2011
# fsck fsck is used to check and optionally repair one or more Linux file systems. If no filesystems are specified on the command line, and the -A option is not specified, fsck will default to checking filesystems in /etc/fstab serial. This is equivalent to the -As options. The exit code returned by fsck is the sum of the following...
Check and open ports in CentOS / Fedora / Redhat
May 30, 2011
If you want to open or close a port for a Linux firewall you have to edit the rules in the iptables configuration. By default iptables firewall stores its configuration at /etc/sysconfig/iptables file. You need to edit this file and add rules to open port. Here are the steps to open the port XY using...
Triple Core Gamer – Server Special
May 26, 2011
Gamer legacy server special. With a triple-core AMD CPU and 8GB of RAM, this machine is tuned to give you the power and speed you need for gaming or other performance intensive applications. - Triple Core AMD 8400+ - 8GB DDR2 RAM - 2?40 GB Hard Drive - 10 TB Traffic - 100Mbps Connection
Support of the day: Install 32-bit Software on 64-bit OS
Mar 24, 2011
This support solution is on installing a 32-bit app on a x64 system. Stated on the example of Java Development Kid installed on Fedora x64 bit. There are three layers that are important when it comes to 32/64bit compatibility: - Processor - Operating System - Application A 32 bit OS will run on a 32...
Support of the day: Manage users with webmin including POP3/SMTP configuration
Mar 21, 2011
You can manage and create users with webmin by: System/Users and groups/Create a new user More information: http://doxfer.webmin.com/Webmin/WebminUsers If you want to add new domains, for example: contact@domain1.com contact@domain2.com You need to add those domains to /etc/mail/local-host-names then in /etc/mail/virtusertable enter contact@domain1.com john contact@domain2.com sally john and sally are local users and rebuild config with...
Support of the day: Software Management System yum
Mar 18, 2011
yum is software installation tool for Red Hat Linux and Fedora Linux. yum commands are typically run as yum <package name/s>. By default, yum will automatically attempt to check all configured repositories to resolve all package dependencies during an installation/upgrade. Here is a list of the most common and used yum commands: yum list...
Support of the day: Establish connection for FTP daemon
Mar 14, 2011
Here are three steps that are necessary for the FTP daemon to allow connections: A non-root user must be created. The vsftp daemon must be started, you can do this with “/etc/init.d/vsftpd start”. The firewall must allow port 21. You can add the firewall run in webmin or by editing /etc/sysconfig/iptables, then restarting the firewall...
Support of the day: Configure WHM/cPANEL with a SSL Certificate
Mar 10, 2011
 If you try to access CPanel WHM via https://server.domain.com:2087/ and the error “There is a problem with this website’s security certificate” comes up it can be because it uses a default SSL certificate loaded during the automated install and you need to update it with your personalized certificate.  To have a non-self-signed certificate you will...
Support of the day: Change configuration settings in Apache with .htaccess files
Mar 09, 2011
When changing configuration settings in Apache using directives in .htaccess files make sure: - The full directory content is listed with:    ls -a to view hidden file that start with “.” - ensure Apache can use .htaccess, it is necessary to verify that option is enabled - enabled .htaccess in httpd.conf How-To-Do: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/howto/htaccess.html
Support of the day: Setup FTP Server
Mar 07, 2011
If you have problems setting up an FTP server or issues accessing your FTP site, here are two basic tips that have helped our customers before to make their FTP server work properly. Check if the FTP daemon your are using is installed correctly and is running Verify the software firewall rules The FTP server...
Support of the day: Check installed hardware in Linux
Mar 06, 2011
At ServerPronto we build our customer’s orders precisely and accurately. We do double duty on quality control during the provisioning process, still we encourage our customers to check the hardware settings of the server you ordered. Linux commands to check hardware: Harddrive fdisk –l Memory cat /proc/meminfo CPU cat /proc/cpuinfo
Support of the day: Check your hardware in Linux
Mar 06, 2011
At ServerPronto we build our customer’s orders precisely and accurately. We do double duty on quality control during the provisioning process, still we encourage our customers to check the hardware settings of the server they ordered.  Linux commands to check hardware:  Harddrive  fdisk –l  Memory  cat /proc/meminfo  CPU cat /proc/cpuinfo
Support of the day: Manage slave drives and partitions in Linux and Win
Mar 04, 2011
Managing the hard drive on a server, meaning creating/ removing partitions and formatting/ activating slave drives is a vital step in setting up a server that we usually do for our customers. But sometimes users want to manage their storage by themselves; here is how to do it: Linux: to get an overview of your...
Support of the day: Open/Close Ports on Ubuntu distributions
Mar 02, 2011
IPTables is an application program that allows to set up, maintain, and inspect the tables of IP packet filter rules provided by the Linux kernel. All IPTables rules are stored on /etc/iptables.rules You can open/close any port from it and then restart the network by running “etc/init.d/networking restart” Before opening or closing ports, we recommend...
Support of the day: Track traffic usage in Linux
Mar 01, 2011
We recommend installing a software on your server to keep track of how much bandwidth you are using. There are many open source solutions available one of them is vnStat. vnStat: vnStat is a console-based network traffic monitor for Linux and BSD that keeps a log of network traffic for the selected interface. It uses...
ServerPronto launches ‘Support of the day’
Mar 01, 2011
As of today we are starting an ongoing series of tech related feeds with the goal to assist our customers with common technical problems and issues impacting server users today. The tips, hints and solutions provided with the ‘Support of the day’ are inspired by our highly in-demand and experienced customer support system and the...
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Feb 17, 2011
Do you have a website and want it to be hosted for free? Sign up and come to the cloud. Your CPanel based hosting account will be hosted on our proven CloudPronto technology which includes an Energy Efficient Infrastructure, 99.9% Uptime Guarantee, Easy upgrading/downgrading of plans, Fault-Tolerant Cloud Infrastructure and Load-Balanced Cloud Architecture – And...
ServerPronto Offers Money Back Guarantee on Dedicated Servers
Feb 15, 2011
As the world’s most reliable discount dedicated server provider, we at ServerPronto introduce new dedicated server pricing programs — and special limited time offers — to reflect the company’s commitment to being the industry’s low-cost leader. First, we are offering free set up on all our dedicated servers. Our company is also offering a new...
We offer a 100% 7-Day Money Back Guarantee!
Feb 09, 2011
We know you’re going to be satisfied with your ServerPronto server. In fact, if you are unsatisfied with our services for ANY reason, you have 7 days from the date you receive your server to cancel and we’ll give you 100% of your money back.
New pricing on all Cloudpronto solutions
Feb 08, 2011
We reduced all prices on our CloudPronto products up to 65%. Plus we offer now FREE Setup on any order.
CloudPronto offers FREE cloud hosting
Feb 04, 2011
The MyCloudSite-Standard package is now available with no monthly charges. This package includes: • 1 FTP Account • 5 Email Accounts • 1 MySQL Database for $0.00/month Go to http://www.cloudpronto.com/ and get your free cloud site now!
ServerPronto Highlights Uptime Reliability in Wake of Egypt Internet Shutdown
Feb 03, 2011
Egypt finally restored its Internet service, but the unprecedented outage leaves questions in the minds of many. In fact, CNN published an article on Thursday titled, “Could the U.S. shut down the internet?” The article looks at whether the U.S. government could shut down American Internet connections, and if it’s possible for the global Internet...
Save money and get it pronto
Feb 02, 2011
We now offer FREE setup for all our dedicated server products! Order any of our renowned hosting solutions now, customize it to your satisfaction and we guarantee that your server is activated within the next 2 hours, for a setup fee of $0.00. Take advantage of this opportunity and click on the banner or visit...
The $5 Promo Server is back! THE most affordable dedicated server!
Jan 28, 2011
Our $5 promotional server is a great way for new customers to try out a dedicated server and be convinced of our excellent server hosting performances. AMD 1800+ 256 MB DDR RAM 40 GB Hard Drive 200 GB Traffic 100Mbps Connection Hurry now! There is already a wait list due to the limited promotional period.
ServerPronto: NFL Server Outages Highlight Need for Backup
Jan 26, 2011
Thirty seconds. That’s how long it took for football fans to crash the NFL.com website after the Pittsburgh Steelers won the right to head to Super Bowl XLV. The NFL, which uses Rackspace to host its website, responded quickly to amp up servers overnight, but were still searching for bandwidth to accommodate the server-crashing traffic...
Our Gaming Servers Help Gamers Avoid Hacking Temptation
Jan 20, 2011
Call of Duty. It’s one of the most popular video games of all time. Indeed, “Call of Duty: Black Ops” shattered theatrical box-office, book and video game sales records when it debuted in November 2010. Now, it seems gamers are so desperate to play the Activision title that they are hacking medical servers to get...
CloudPronto Launches Shared Hosting in the Cloud
Nov 15, 2010
In a move to bring instant scalability, redundancy, power and performance to the shared hosting world, CloudPronto has rolled out a new service called MyCloudSite. MyCloudSite is similar to shared hosting — a hosting service where several websites reside on a single web server connected to the Internet — except in the cloud. Traditional shared...
ServerPronto Offers $25 Dual Core Dedicated Server
Oct 13, 2010
ServerPronto, the industry’s most reliable discount dedicated server provider, is offering a pre-holiday promotion on a dual core dedicated server. New customers can rent a dual core dedicated server for only $25 a month while supplies last. “Our $25 a month promotion on the dual core server won’t last long,” said Octavio Diaz, Operations Manager...
ServerPronto Launches Green Hosting Solutions
Sep 22, 2010
ServerPronto, the industry’s most reliable discount dedicated server provider, has launched green web hosting solutions. ServerPronto’s new green web hosting servers save money without compromising server performance. “Our new green web hosting servers are built with Intel Atom processors and large blocks of memory,” said Octavio Diaz, Operations Manager at ServerPronto. “Our green servers are...