For almost seventeen years now, we’ve been helping individuals as well as hosting providers with hacker clean up.
Please allow me to share with you some of that experience in terms of what you should do should you find your site is hacked.
Are you being lulled into believing you are on a managed server when you rent your server from the likes of Rackspace.com and other data centers stating they are offering managed servers?
What does it really mean when a data center provider states they offer managed servers?
If you want to accept credit cards online, then you need to be PCI Compliant, whether your business is brand new, or your business been established for centuries.
Over the years, we’ve helped various business owners and managers to become PCI Compliant.
To those who have not gone through the PCI Compliance process, the road to having their first PCI Compliance certificate can look long, hard, and daunting.
This article is meant to take away the sting, especially for first time business owners and managers, by revealing the process of becoming PCI Compliant.
The number one priority of a hosting provider who competes on price is to keep their price low; customers are not their number one priority. The growth of your web site might be severely impacted when you pick a hosting provider who competes on price.
Most of our customers are small to medium businesses where each employee (sometimes there’s only the owner) wears many hats.
In the “new normal” economic climate, our customers often seek to the best ways to be frugal, getting the absolute most value for any time or money invested.
Let me share with you some steps you can take on a shoestring budget that will increase the exposure you get on your web site over time.
How is the IPv4 shortage impacting ISP’s, data centers, hosting providers, and consumers of hosting?
Have you ever watched Restaurant Impossible or Kitchen Nightmares? Where you shocked to see some chefs merely reheating food in a microwave, using canned soup, and other prepackaged or precooked items rather than the chefs being chefs — cooking using fresh ingredients, and making meals from scratch?
A lot of the excuses from the owners, managers, and chefs focused around saving time, and what amounted to being penny wise and dollar foolish.
I guess after seeing those shows, I shouldn’t be surprised by how many WordPress users want a control panel or means to auto install WordPress for them in the fewest clicks possible with one click being optimal.
What’s wrong with an automated installation of WordPress?
Iron Chef, Michael Symon was on the Dr. Oz show sharing with viewers, Restaurant’s Dirty Little Secrets… What are some of the dirty little secrets cheap hosting providers do not want you to know?
Dynamic Net, Inc. is a company founded on the principals of being a follower of Jesus, the Messiah.
One of the challenges we face day to day is maintaining a Biblical view of life.
In a daily perspective, one of the questions we ask ourselves is if we are just going through the motions or are we doing the best we can do, along with looking for areas of improvement.
With that many web hosting providers, it can be easy to get into the mentality of well, a computer is a computer, and automation is automated… therefore hosting is a commodity… and therefore it all comes down to who has the best price for the amount of storage, traffic, and generic feature sets.
Yet, behind all of those web hosting provider businesses are stewards who set up and maintain the security (or do they?), who set up and maintain the infrastructure (or do they?), and so on.
A few days ago, a new Progressive commercial caught my eye. It is the one where “the other guys” insurance company claims they invented what Progressive does before anyone else. You see their pants catch on fire; and I’m reminded of an old childhood memory of Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire.
Then between Thanksgiving day and just the other day, I’m hearing about how NTT/Verio has thousands of accounts completely down for days with phones not being answered, back end status reports not being updated, etc. And that brought back memories of other companies — in one way, shape, or form — stating they provide customer service or fanatical support or some other catchy “marketing” phrase. Yet, they turn out to be like career politicians who say what they think voters want to hear.
The last time I checked there was approximately 30,000 hosting providers in the United States alone; a number of them stating they are “managed.” I’m sure if you asked each one if they provide good customer service, they will answer yes. But what does that mean?
What is “real customer service?”
Even though we strongly believe security should be an entitlement for hosting customers, we strongly believe that security starts at home.
A hosting provider can have the most secure environment in the world, but if the customer uses weak passwords and out-dated applications, then that’s like waving a sign stating “thieves and vandals welcome.”