Everything you need to know about web hosting

Posted on August 8th, 2018 by Barbara Morgan in Guest Posts, Tech

What is web hosting

If you are wondering what is web hosting? And how does it work? Which companies are best for providing web host services? Then, this is the right article to study. It covers everything you need to know about web hosting.

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Software as a Service (SaaS) vs. Software as a Product (SaaP)

Posted on July 19th, 2018 by Damien Jordan in Tech

Saas

What is SaaS?

As you might have already guessed, the SaaS definition is "Software as a Service". This type of software is being delivered online via a browser and is hosted by the software vendor or another third party. A regular monthly fee is being charged for the use. On rare ocasions there are one time payment deals. The vendor of the web-based solution delivers a service that covers all security, availability and performance standards. An Internet connection is all the client needs in order to access the service.

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Security notification for CVE-2015-0235 (GHOST vulnerability)

Posted on January 28th, 2015 by Websitepulse in Industry News, WebSitePulse News, Tech

GHOST VulnerabilityA significant Linux vulnerability that allows remote code execution to Linux server(s) was announced late yesterday, named GHOST: CVE-2015-023. Full details of the vulnerability are available at www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/01/27/9. While the issue has been fixed as early as Mar 21, 2013 it was not marked as a security threat and as a result the patch was not backported to most of the stable and long-term-support distributions like RHEL, Centos, Ubuntu 12.04 etc which left them vulnerable.

Updates for CentOS are already available in the Updates repository so a simple "yum update" will install the required patches to mitigate this vulnerability.

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For DBAs: "Think of backup strategies as restore strategies"

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by Boyana Peeva in Tech

database administratorAndrew Pruski is an SQL Server DBA currently working for Ding in Dublin, Ireland. He’s previously worked for Occam-DM Ltd and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office in England. He’s benefitted immensely from the online DBA community, and his blog is an attempt to give something in return.

Aside from the SQL Server, he’s keen on running and playing rugby. He can also play the guitar (badly, but it doesn’t stop him).

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Facebook suffers global outage

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by Websitepulse in Monitoring, Industry News, Tech

Facebook error message

facebook.com went down for aboutt 15 minutes between 4:00 and 4:15 AM EST. Users trying to connect to the site were seeing an error message "Sorry, something went wrong".  The issue has been confirmed by multiple locations around the world and as far as we can tell all Facebook users were affected.

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