Month: June 2009

5 Common Server Security Mistakes

Web servers are a prime target for hackers, and running a site requires a certain amount of vigilance. If you have a managed hosting solution, much of the security work is handled for you.  But there are still some security blunders to avoid. 1. File Permissions If you install scripts on your server, you probably […]

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Managed and Unmanaged Hosting: What’s the Difference?

Shopping for a new hosting plan? You may have to make the choice between managed and unmanaged hosting. Most of us start out hosting our websites on shared servers, so we don’t come across the word ‘management’ at all. The term only really applies once we start looking for VPS hosting, semi-dedicated hosting or dedicated […]

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Review: Server Uptime Monitoring Services

Downtime is damaging for any website. Sometimes, you may be totally unaware that your site is offline. Monitoring services are your 24/7 watchdog against outages. They can you via email, text message or instant message when your site becomes unreachable. But how do they stack up in terms of price or features? [Note: This article […]

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