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How to secure a server

How to secure a server

A locked gate is an obstacle, but a skilled attacker can easily defeat it. Now, what if this gate has 10 different kinds of locks, is rigged with an alarm, and leads to a mine field? Yeah, that would dissuade a vast majority of attackers. This approach to security is... read more

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Docker vs Rkt (Rocket) – Which one to choose?

In 2013, Docker introduced an easy way to build and ship applications. Currently at version 1.11, Docker is now perhaps the most popular light weight virtualization technology used by application developers. However, Docker now has a competitor – rkt (aka... read more

Physical Vs Virtual server : Which one should you choose?

Virtualization is the new normal in building IT infrastructure. VPSs and Cloud servers are increasingly used to run business applications. However, there’s still a robust demand for physical servers, and many IT directors still swear by the efficiency and... read more

Setting up Let’s Encrypt in NginX server

Fool-proof security, but at a huge cost ! That’s what traditional SSL certificates are. Many website owners choose not to secure their sites, due to the SSL costs. Absence of https encryption make websites vulnerable to attack. Using free SSL certificates issued... read more

How to setup Let’s Encrypt in CentOS 6 and CentOS 7

Setting up SSL is a costly, and often tedious process. A decent 2048-bit certificate costs at least $149/yr, and requires the webmaster to generate a CSR, submit it to the CA, reconfigure the web server, and troubleshoot any errors. It’s then no surprise that... read more

Setting up Let’s Encrypt in NginX server

Fool-proof security, but at a huge cost ! That’s what traditional SSL certificates are. Many website owners choose not to secure their sites, due to the SSL costs. Absence of https encryption make websites vulnerable to attack. Using free SSL certificates issued... read more

How to setup Let’s Encrypt in CentOS 6 and CentOS 7

Setting up SSL is a costly, and often tedious process. A decent 2048-bit certificate costs at least $149/yr, and requires the webmaster to generate a CSR, submit it to the CA, reconfigure the web server, and troubleshoot any errors. It’s then no surprise that... read more

How to secure linux server from hackers

67.8% of public servers run on Linux. This makes it a lucrative target for hackers. Attackers keep finding new ways to breach into Linux servers all the time, but with proper precautions you can keep hackers at bay. Today we’ll take a look at the top 7 tips to... read more

Top 5 reasons to use Live Chat for customer support

Suppose your server is down. What would you do? Would you rather email the support team and keep checking your mails or contact their live chat for instant updates? Surveys show that customers prefer live chat over other phone or email. Here we’ll see the 5... read more