According to surveys, 68% of the internet runs on Linux. So, if you have a website, chances are that it runs on a Linux server.
From big cloud providers to small VPS providers sell servers that run Linux by default.
The trouble is, a lot of website owners are not familiar with Linux as they use Windows or iOS in their laptop.
This unfamiliarity leads to a poorly maintained server that becomes vulnerable to malware, hackers and resource bottlenecks. (more…)
In our role as Server Administrators for website owners, server owners and hosting companies, we perform a wide range of tasks, from hack recovery to resolving server errors.
Recently we were contacted by a Microsoft Exchange server owner, who was getting blank page in OWA. OWA is the Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange users to view their emails. (more…)
In the world of eCommerce, security is paramount. Fear of fraud continues to keep millions of consumers from shopping online. SSL Certificates give you an easy, cost-effective way to protect your visitors and earn their trust. (more…)
One of the world’s longest lived malware networks, Eitest network is offline now. But the infection is still active and can affect servers running malicious and vulnerable code.
When the EITest infrastructure was discovered in 2011, it was not foreseen that cyber criminals would start using it as a TDS botnet. Today, we’ll see what is Eitest infection, and how your server can get affected by it. (more…)
Earlier, only businesses that dealt with confidential information such as credit card or online transactions, were bothered about their website security.
But with most advanced browsers now making HTTPS mandatory, and even Google considering it as a parameter for website ranking, every website is now getting an SSL certificate. (more…)
Google blacklists up to 6,000 websites EVERY DAY for serving malware. Almost all of these sites are classified as “compromised sites”, which means it was infected with malware without the knowledge of the site owner.
A malware infection could lead to loss in SEO ranking, and business reputation. Building back the site traffic could take weeks, if not months.
Spam mails are more than a mere nuisance for web hosts. When a server is being spammed, valid mails get lost or delayed indefinitely in the pool of spam mails.
Equally panicky situation is outbound spamming from your server. Your mail server IP can easily get blacklisted, causing email delivery failures for your customers.
SSL certificates are costly. Or, used to be.
Now, website owners have a free, totally reliable option to setup HTTPS for their websites : Let’s Encrypt
Let’s Encrypt is a Certificate Authority that provides valid SSL certificates for free.
The downside is that, it can be a bit hard to setup – especially if you’re new to command lines.
Getting listed in a spam blacklist is a dreadful experience for server owners. Users end up facing email delivery failures and bounces, which can take your business reputation for a toss.
To protect their mail servers from spam, most server owners have rules configured in their mail servers to filter out mails from addresses that are listed in Spam blacklists. This can cause mails sent from your mail server to bounce, if your IP is in that list.