The Cloud Brings Speed to Your E-Commerce Site

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If you run an ecommerce website, one of the busiest time of the year for both you and your data is fast approaching.  The busiest shopping time of the year is fast approaching.  It’s a great opportunity for you to make a lot of sales, but is your site ready? Most ecommerce sites are very… Read more »

POODLE SSLv3 Vulnerability Breaks Browser Security

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SSL underpins the security measures in place throughout the internet.  It helps keep transactions secure, and more importantly, keeps data secure between your browser and the sites you access so that malicious individuals can’t intercept and use your data.  It’s what keeps you safe.   While that’s all well and good, things get tricky when… Read more »

Cogent Opens POP in COLO@ Atlanta Facility

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(COLO@) Atlanta, GA, USA — Colocation facility provider, COLO@ (http://www.coloat.com) is proud to announce that Tier 1 ISP Cogent has opened a new POP at their datacenter at 470 East Paces Ferry Road in the Buckhead business district of Atlanta. Adding Cogent bolsters an already diverse bandwidth blend at this datacenter. Additionally, this adds a… Read more »

ShellShock – Yes, it’s miserable.

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The Shellshock bug exploits a vulnerability found in Bash. Bash is a commonly used command shell that is found in many Linux distributions. Throughout the UNIX world, Bash is very widely used, so this bug and its resulting exploit have the capacity to compromise hundreds of millions of servers. When Bash initializes, a series of… Read more »

Power Issue – ATL01

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  Date: September 28 , 2014. Time: 7:15 PM EST. Issue: Lost power. Location: ATL01 Affected: Racks G1-G13 Status: Email address support@coloat.com is back online.     Date: September 28 , 2014. Time: 6:50 PM EST. Issue: Lost power. Location: ATL01 Affected: Racks G1-G13 Status: All racks are back online. If you need a ticket for a… Read more »

How can I find a spammer on my Plesk server?

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Spam is a big problem. If you’re running a Plesk based server using Qmail and need to find someone who is using it to send spam, this article is for you. This article was written up by Carlos Carluccio, our CIO. It details the steps you should take if you’re trying to find out who… Read more »

Use a CDN with X-Cart

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(Originally published on 9/9/2014 – updated on 10/27/2014) We’ve been churning out tutorials about how to integrate a Content Delivery Network into many CMS and e-commerce platforms. Next up is X-Cart. X-Cart is a powerful e-commerce platform that lets you sell your products and take payment quickly and easily. Like everything else, utilizing the power… Read more »

Use a CDN with Magento.

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Magento is one of the most widely used e-commerce platforms around.  But, as with many things, speed can be compromised if your visitors need to access your store and it’s only present at a single location.  Once again, the CDN comes to the rescue! What follows is a brief tutorial about how to integrate a… Read more »

What is a Content Delivery Network?

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Simply put, a CDN is a network that helps you deliver your content quickly, no matter where your customers are.  Social media providers, video sites, gaming sites, these are some of the types of sites that make extensive use of content delivery networks.  Their users are spread out and site owners need their content to… Read more »

How to use a CDN with Drupal.

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Our recent posts have centered on utilizing the power of a CDN to speed up your CMS.  This one is no different.  If you use a Drupal based site, there are tremendous speed gains to be had by leveraging the power of a Content Delivery Network, such as ours.  A CDN helps keep your content… Read more »