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Server security monitoring – Why do it, and what to monitor

Server monitoring services are a dime a dozen. You get an alert when a service (HTTP, SMTP, etc.) goes down. But is that enough for you to keep your server safe and secure?

What if your server is vulnerable to a new software bug, or what if someone is trying to brute force your password? Wouldn’t you want to know, and take action?

That is why Server Security Monitoring is important. (more…)

Prestashop Error 500 – Top 7 reasons, and how to fix them

“500 Internal Server Error” or plain “Internal Server Error” is common in Prestashop installations.

As a Server Administration Service provider, we’ve seen a wide range of reasons for this error in Nginx servers, Apache, IIS, LiteSpeed and more.

It can range from Memory limits and File permission issues to obscrure Deadlock errors and Cache issues. (more…)

CBL blacklist removal – How to kill botnet malware & delist your IP

SpamHaus CBL or Composite Blocking List is a list of IPs that is known to send spam, or is found to have a bot infected website.

Here at Bobcares, we help website and server owners delist blacklisted IPs, and maintain their servers to prevent future infections or blacklisting.

Most CBL blacklist removal requests begin by site owners reporting either a bounced mail or a failed website scan. (more…)

Server Management and Monitoring – 5 tips to do it right

These days you can get a server from AWS or Azure in as little as 15 minutes.

And not surprisingly, many business owners now use a VPS or Cloud instance to host their website or business apps.

The trouble is, these servers are sold as “unmanaged” instances, and the burden of Server Management & Monitoring falls on the server owner. (more…)

What is Linux Server Auditing, and how to do it

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 hosters, everyone sells Linux servers 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…)

A webmaster’s handbook on SSL certificates

A webmaster’s handbook on SSL certificates

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…)

3 Simple steps to setup Let’s Encrypt in NginX server

3 Simple steps to setup Let’s Encrypt in NginX server

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.

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