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 »

How to integrate a CDN with Joomla

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Your Joomla! site is working well.  But, you want to increase its speed and keep engagement with your visitors as high as possible.  What’s a quick, easy way to do it?  By using a CDN.  Our fully featured Content Delivery Network integrates seamlessly with Joomla!  To show you just how easy it is, we’ve created… Read more »

How to use a CDN with WordPress.

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If you’ve got a busy WordPress based site you know that speed and responsiveness is key to keeping your visitors engaged.  More importantly, it’s key to keeping them coming back for more.  One of the best ways to do this is to leverage the power of a Content Delivery Network or CDN to help serve… Read more »

Google factors SSL / HTTPS into their search algorithms.

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If you run a website, especially an ecommerce site, you already know that HTTPS is important in keeping your transactions secure.  But, did you know that Google uses SEO as a signal inside their search algorithms to help determine rankings? According to an article posted at Google’s Webmaster Central Blog, over the past several months, the… Read more »