Feature Spotlight: Alerts & Notifications

When setting up any automated recurring task in life it is easy for us to “set it and forget it”.  However, what happens when that task does not automatically get completed as normal? Do we know if and when this happens?  Or do you find yourself shocked weeks or months later when you realize the task has not been completing for what feels like an eternity!?  If you have set up the proper alerts and…

Keep Business Hours Dedicated to Your Clients

As a hosting provider, the #1 goal is to keep your clients happy.  That means keeping their websites up and running fast, especially during business hours when they are utilizing their websites, email, and other applications to service their clients.  While this may sound easy to a savvy host there are a few roadblocks that many hosting providers run into that they never see coming.   Website backups are a vital part of being a…

Keep Your Backup Space Organized

When I was younger and living with my mom I did not have a lot of space to spare in my room. Every single spot was well thought out for best usage. Man, I remember how I had to hang two bicycles above my bed ; one for road biking and one for dirt … glorious days.   Each year I thought to myself that this is it, this year I am moving out! But…

Passwords That Last

We often talk about backups and how important they are. We have emphasized that it is vital to make sure that our data is safe and secured, available for immediate restoration and disaster recovery. We’ve covered the issue of the affordable JetBackup license pricing and it’s ease of use.   At this point I’d like to talk about something we all use daily – passwords. When people hear that I am from the hosting industry…

Denial-of-Service Flaw in WordPress

A serious application level denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability has been discovered in the WordPress CMS platform that potentially can take down most WordPress websites without the need of attacking with a massive amount of bandwidth, as usually required in DoS attacks.   Since WordPress itself did not provide (to date) a patch, the vulnerability (CVE-2018-6389) remains and has an affect on most versions of WordPress including WordPress version 4.9.2 which is its most stable and latest…