Month: November 2010

Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Attacks: How They Work

When a malicious user wants to disrupt web services, they often use a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. You’ve probably heard the phrase countless times in the media. The basic idea is always the same: send so much junk to a server that legitimate traffic cannot get through. DDoS has been used against root domain […]

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How the Web Works

Have you ever stopped to think about how complex the internet really is? The web is just one piece in the puzzle, but it’s a fantastic example of technology working for us 24/7. Even more amazing is the fact that most of the web’s biggest components operate silently in the background. What Is the Web? […]

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Is Shared Hosting Really That Bad?

Is Shared Hosting Really That Bad?

Have you read 15 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Blogging by Daniel Scocco? Point number 11 is interesting. “Shared Hosting Sucks When I started my first blogs I obviously went with a shared hosting plan, and since I couldn’t compare it with anything else I thought it was a decent option. A couple of years […]

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Could Your Website Pose a National Security Risk?

Most webmasters secure data and sites in to protect themselves and their visitors from abuse. Most security efforts have a practical purpose. But it comes down to more: could your server be hijacked and used for serious attacks? Phishing Risks Your server, once compromised, can easily be used to host content that’s part of a […]

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My Top 5 Hosting Horror Stories

With Halloween over and done with for another year, it’s nearly time to to move on from thoughts of ghosts, goblins and other things that go bump in the night. But not quite. I have been running websites for over 15 years, and, in that time, I’ve had my share of hosting experiences, including the […]

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