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Shellshock Bash Bug not a Concern for VPS6

When you hear the terms “seamless scalability,” “unrivaled performance” and “guaranteed quality,” it is easy to throw those claims in with every other hosting company. But when new viruses, malware and bugs appear out of nowhere, the best hosting companies will be one step ahead of the malfunction. VPS6.net, for example, through industry-leading Supernodes and […]

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How to Clear cPanel/WHM Brute Force Log from SSH

If you find that you have accidentally been locked out of your WHM/cPanel server by Brute Force Detection, you can log in to your VPS via SSH and run the following command to clear the brute force log: # echo “delete from brutes; delete from logins;” | mysql cphulkd

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Install and Run UnixBench on CentOS or Debian VPS

UnixBench is a popular server benchmarking tool. To install and run UnixBench, just do the following (for CentOS): # yum install gcc gcc-c++ make libXext-devel # wget -c http://byte-unixbench.googlecode.com/files/unixbench-5.1.2.tar.gz # tar xvzf unixbench-5.1.2.tar.gz # cd unixbench-5.1.2 # make # ./Run UnixBench should begin running tests and output a final score. For Debian/Ubuntu: # apt-get install libx11-dev libgl1-mesa-dev […]

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How to use Ping and Traceroute Commands

“Ping” and “traceroute” are two common commands that can be executed to determine information about a hostname or IP address (like the IP address of your VPS). Ping will tell you if a server is online and responding, as well as the speed (latency) of the response: 1. Open a shell, either by logging into your […]

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Internet Security Risks at an All-Time High

When you talk about code problems and bugs affecting billions of users across the globe, you know you are dealing with a serious issue. Earlier this year, Google Security, along with the Finnish security firm Codenomicon, realized there was a major issue concerning OpenSSL software. It all started on the last day of 2011, when […]

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How to Update VPS Timezone (OpenVZ)

Your OpenVZ will reflect the host server’s time settings by default; however, it is possible to configure your VPS to use a custom timezone, such as the one you (or your users) reside in. To set your server’s timezone, first log in as the root user via SSH, then run the following command to list […]

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How to Check CPU Info with SSH on Linux VPS

To check the CPU allocation and information on your VPS, simply log in to SSH as root, and run the following command: # cat /proc/cpuinfo

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FCC to Change Hosting Funding

In 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that “web hosting will continue to be a top priority in a program that provides communities with discounted telecommunications services for schools and libraries,” reported Thewhir.com. Four years later, the tune has changed. In attempt to allocate money to appropriate and current technologies, the FCC is looking […]

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Security and Hosting—What You Need to Know

It doesn’t matter if you are a small/local business owner that only has one website, a big corporation with multiple sites, or if you yourself host third party websites (reseller hosting), security is a major concern. All it takes is one action and the entire server can get blacklisted, making it impossible to send and […]

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Web Design & Developers Benefiting from Reseller Hosting

Within the digital marketplace, customer satisfaction is a huge priority. There is a constant struggle to provide the products and services that the online world wants while still being competitive in terms of pricing. Web designers and developers will often have a plethora of clients that, once the initial engineering is completed for their site […]

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