Cogent POP Opens in COLO@ Dallas Facility

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Colocation facility provider, COLO@ (http://www.coloat.com), is proud to announce that bandwidth provider Cogent has chosen the COLO@ location in Dallas, TX to open a new POP. Dallas is one of the premier locations in which COLO@ operates colocation space, and the new Cogent POP will bolster an already diverse and robust bandwidth provider blend to… Read more »

Critical Vulnerability in SuperMicro IPMI Controller

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A critical vulnerability was announced that affects SuperMicro’s baseboard management controller, more commonly known as IPMI.  This vulnerability allows attackers to gain all passwords for the controller functions in plain text.  Once passwords are determined, an attacker is able to connect to the vulnerable equipment as though he/she was sitting in front of it at… Read more »

COLO@ Announces New Atlanta Data Center

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(COLO@) Atlanta, GA, USA – COLO@ (www.coloat.com), a respected leader in colocation and data center services announce the opening of their second facility in Atlanta. The latest facility for the COLO@ team comes as a part of healthy growth and expansion. The latest data center in the Total Server Solutions/COLO@ portfolio is located at 470… Read more »

What’s an SPF record?

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SPF?  Are we talking about sun tan lotion?  Nope.  We’re talking about SPF which is a type of record, under the “TXT  record” category that that are used by your DNS.  SPF stands for Sender Policy Framework.  Simply put, a SPF record is a way to prevent spammers from sending email with forged “From” addresses… Read more »

How can I block countries using the CSF Firewall?

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Sometimes you may want to block certain countries from visiting your sites.  This may be due to excessive fraud or legal issues with accepting customers from countries.  Blocking countries via the CSF Firewall is quick and easy.  Here’s how it’s done. If you’re on a VPS or Dedicated Server, the block using the Firewall is… Read more »

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 »