What’s an SSL Certificate?

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SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and is a cryptographic tool used to help secure communications across the Internet. An SSL Certificate consists of data that bind a cryptographic key to the details of a company or organization. When successfully installed on a server, the SSL certificate activates the HTTPS protocol. This secures the connections… Read more »

Boost MySQL efficiency by adding an index.

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Our technical team doesn’t only fix your issues and optimize your servers, they’re all about sharing knowledge.  This is the second article on our blog that was written by one of our expert technicians.  In this article, Kevin Quinn shows you how you can boost MySQL efficiency by adding an index. MySQL tuning and optimization… Read more »

Join us at the X-Cart Beer Meeting at IRCE in June!

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Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition, aka IRCE runs from June 10th to the 13th in Chicago.  It is perhaps the largest exhibition and conference devoted to e-commerce and all things relating to business on the Internet.  If you’re not yet considering going, you should. We are co-sponsoring an event with our friends at X-Cart called… Read more »

Debian Security Advisory

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If you’re running Debian on your server, there is a security advisory you should be aware of. The issue at hand could potentially allow a local denial of service attack as well as privilege escalation. Further information is available here: http://packetstorm.wowhacker.com/1405-advisories/dsa-2926-1.txt We highly suggest that if you’re running an effected version of Debian that you… Read more »

CMQ – A Swiss Army Knife for Your Mail Queue

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CMQ – A Swiss Army Knife for Your Mail Queue By Sebastian Hernandez If you use a linux based server running cPanel and you want to get the most out of it via WHM, one of the most powerful weapons in your arsenal is CMQ. CMQ is short for Configserver Mail Queues. It helps manage… Read more »

Heartbleed Fix for Debian/Ubuntu

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Yesterday we discussed the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability (aka CVE-2014-0160).  A brief how to was provided regarding patching your cPanel/WHM based server as well as your linux server indecent of cPanel/WHM.  Our technicians have been busy patching all customer servers (servers we provide as well as servers for which we provide system management services). One thing… Read more »