November 2012 - Web Hosting Dubai, UAE, ...

Do I need a vulnerability assessment?

Posted by David Law in Hosting Essentials on November 25, 2012 with No Comments

The CVE (Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures) database includes over 59,000 known information security threats. While the techniques used to access your data or alter website code vary greatly, a security breach usually has one of these aims:

  1. Database access and the theft or corruption of personal or sensitive data
  2. Altering website code in order to change what users see
  3. Intercepting personal and sensitive data
  4. Denial of Service (DoS) attacks that render services unavailable

If you’re thinking about having a security expert or your hosting provider evaluate your website or server vulnerability, here are a few questions to ask yourself in order to help you decide.

server security checklist

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Unmetered hosting, traffic & bandwidth guide

Posted by David Law in Hosting Essentials on November 10, 2012 with No Comments

Unmetered hosting means a hosting plan with unmetered traffic. The price you pay each month does not depend on the amount of traffic (data) sent to and from your server during the month. But unmetered does not mean unlimited.

In fact unmetered hosting plans are often very limited in the amount of data you can send and receive, because data is often transferred between your servers and the public web at a lower speed.

This blog post will look at the terminology of server traffic and bandwidth. We’ll also explain how to get a clear picture of exactly what you are buying.


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