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IPv6 and its impact for Web Hosts and Users

Europe has finally exhausted its supply of IPV4 addresses, so what now? Well, stem those tears, now it's time for IPV6. Because this was always going to happen! The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), the global body which allocates IP addresses to the five regional Internet Registry (RIR) organisations only had around 4.29 billion IPv4 addresses in the first place. And only 3.7 billion of these were actually usable. The organization Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) which represents Europe, The Middle East and Russia, declared it was down to its last 16 million IPv4 addresses in September 2012 which might sound a lot but in reality is not. These last 16 million addresses are reserved for members of RIPE NCC who take the form of network operators such as Internet Service Providers, enterprises or academic institutions.  RIPE NCC is not the first region to run out of its allocation either, Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) ran out in May 2011 and has be whittling down its reserve allocation ever since. However the shortage of IP addresses has not come about as fast as expected by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) the body which since the 80’s has...
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Security Tips for Bloggers

A blog can easily be hacked if the proper security measures are not taken. Depending on what platform a blog is hosted on might make it more susceptible to attack. If the blog is self hosted, not on Blogger or WordPress.com, it's definitely more vulnerable. The personal information of the blogger and its subscribers is at risk. The good news is that there are plenty of security steps a blogger can take to protect their site. Most of the tips are very basic and can be done by anyone. Other tips might require a little bit of coding know-how to make the necessary changes. And remember security isn't just a one-time thing, it's important to stay aware of current security threats and make changes as the security threats morph. Software Updates Staying current on the latest software updates for your blog is essential to its security. Take WordPress for example, they're always looking for ways to improve the structure of WordPress. Part of those upgrades include the most up-to-date protections against hackers who are constantly trying to break in and do damage. WordPress has an automatic upgrade option. Anytime a new plugin is released it can be automatically downloaded and upgraded on your blog....
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Is Your Colocation Provider Safe?

Dallas colocation data centers offer businesses the security of knowing their data is safe and protected from natural disasters, web-based attacks and cybercrime. However, a company should carefully consider if their provider uses the best security and redundancy practices possible. To determine whether a colocation center is suitable, a business must look at the amount of redundancy that is maintained at each area of the facility. Certain Dallas colocation centers maintain top-rated infrastructures, and they are considered world-class data centers. By examining several aspects of colocation provider redundancy, a company can determine which facilities will best meet business needs. The stability and speed of the provider's Internet connection is the biggest advantage to Dallas colocation. Larger businesses may consider paying for dedicated T1 lines and maintaining their servers on-site. However the cost of housing servers on-site using a T1 line is prohibitively expensive, even for larger corporations. Most businesses find it easier to move their operations to a colocation center. The same monthly budget provides better redundancy, security and bandwidth by utilizing the colocation facility. Because the cost of colocation is spread among many clients, colocation provides a cheaper alternative to hosting a server at a user-owned location. Dallas colocation data...
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5 Benefits of Working with a Remote Network Monitoring Service

5 Benefits of Working with a Remote Network Monitoring Service
Many small business owners have become dependent on technology for day-to-day operations. For the most part, this takes the complications out of business. Your network supports your website, manages inventory and supports office communications. But when that network fails, it can bring your business to a grinding halt.   Even if you are technically savvy enough to keep your network in prime condition and security, you are not always present to handle emergencies. Here are just a few ways that a remote network monitoring service provider can take the headache out of managing your network and get you back to business. It saves you money This is probably the most obvious one.  You could hire in-house staff to do the job, but that costs money and requires time and effort for managing the people you hire.  In the long run, you can save money by hiring a dedicated service to monitor and manage your network. You receive experienced professionals right out of the gate. When hiring, you never know who you’re going to get. If IT support is not an area of expertise, you may not even know how to spot problems if they arise.  When you hire a remote network monitoring service,...
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Five Reasons to Choose Dedicated Server Hosting

If you're new to server hosting, you may be wondering what exactly is a Dedicated Server, and how it compares to Shared Hosting. In simple terms, the advantage of dedicated hosting is that you get better flexibility and much higher capacity, as well as advanced control over the server and get the freedom of selecting the OS plus the hardware as required. Selecting a reliable web hosting provider can be difficult and tricky operation. It is highly recommended to read a lot web hosting reviews from reliable sources first. The main focus for us in this article will be to look into different features of dedicated server hosting, as well as the main reasons why you may want to choose this type of hosting. We will first be looking at some of the features of dedicated hosting. Features of Dedicated Hosting Easy to execute any type of personalized web application. Better level of security in comparison to shared server hosting. Management of high traffic with the help of excellent connectivity and better bandwidth usage. Most suitable option for sites providing e-commerce features to its users. Five Advantages of Dedicated Server Hosting Let us now go through some of the main advantages...
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