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Installing Percona XtraDB 5.7 Cluster on Centos 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how we configured Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7 on Centos 7 server. This install will be taking advantage of the Percona repositories for Yum. For this build we will require 3 Centos 7 systems. In our case this was done using 3 virtual machines running on a local Lan, […]

Securing Proxmox and SSH using Fail2Ban

Out of the box Proxmox does not have any Brute Force protection in the same way as some other virtualisation technologies do. For example when using VMWare EXSi it will block the SSH port by default and when open add some strict rules on access. As such, for our proxmox servers we wanted to increase […]

How to use ASSP spam filter

In our search for an efficient, powerful spam filtering tool we’ve decided to trial The Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy (ASSP) Server for cPanel. Our research showed us that this spam filtering solution provides excellent protection for user email accounts, as well as a wide range of additional features – without adversely affecting server performance. We’ve used […]

What Is Web Hosting? (And Why Do I Need It?)

Registering a domain name is the first box you need to tick if you want to set up a website for your business. However, by itself, a domain name does not enable you to build a website. To build a website, you also need web hosting. What is Web Hosting? A web host is how […]

5 ways to prepare your website for Christmas

Christmas is the busiest and most profitable time of the year for most shops, with millions of shoppers taking to the streets to stock up on food, drinks, and gifts for loved ones. Businesses can expect a huge increase in sales across nearly every industry as shoppers scramble to get presents for their family and […]

15 Checks to Make Before Launching your Website

Launching your own website can be one of the most exciting times in your career. You’ve worked hard for a long time to get to this point, and you’re looking forward to getting it off your plate. Doing final checks is probably the last thing on your mind, however if you want to give yourself […]

8 easy ways to reduce your website’s bounce rate

If you’ve ever struggled to grow your site’s engagement or visitor numbers then there’s a chance your website might have a high bounce rate.  Have you ever clicked through to a website, not liked what you’ve seen, and left quickly? Chances are you have. Whether the website seems dodgy, is ugly to look at, or […]

Select Your Perfect Domain Name

A Top Tier Guide On How To Select Your Perfect Domain Name Most marketing and business professionals agree: your website is your most important marketing tool. Choosing a domain name is one of the most consequential decisions you’ll make. Your website and its accompanying domain name (a.k.a. URL, web address) represent your brand, and you’ll be […]

How to save money on Marketing

Small business owners face a number of worries when building your brand and establishing your company. One of the chief concerns business owners face throughout the world is budgeting. If you’re a less established, newer business, you may struggle to decide where your money should be best spent – should you invest heavily in product […]

How to set up Icecast on Centos 7

Icecast is a flexible multimedia streaming service, designed to stream audio files for the most common types of audio files. This guide will show you how to set up Icecast with Centos 7 64 bit. This guide will assume that you have Centos 7 64-bit installed, with a static IP address assigned and relevant networking […]