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How to troubleshoot common HTTP error codes?

When you try to access a web server or a web application, every HTTPS request received by a server is answered with an HTTPS status code. The HTTP status codes are composed of 3 digits and grouped in 5 different classes. These status classes can be quickly identified thanks to the first digit as below: […]

How to Know When Your Business Needs a New Server

So, you already have a dedicated server or VPS plan to host the website for your business. Your website is running smoothly and business is going well, with no changes to your hosting arrangement needed. You may think that with this server your business’s internet needs will be fulfilled for the foreseeable future.  However, there […]

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 […]