At ServerMania, we're working hard every day to identify small ways to improve the customer experience. One of our latest updates is the introduction of IP Justification directly into our order form.
Google has recently been at the forefront of sweeping industry changes to improve the security behind SSL issuance. The next round of changes impacting certificate holders is about to go live, and it's important for domain owners to take notice.
IT consulting is a growing marketplace, so it can be hard to sort out which providers can actually provide your business with real value, and who will give you nothing but headaches and disappointment.
Have you wondered if a managed server is a good fit for your business? Depending on the nature of your server needs and your technical expertise, your business might benefit greatly from a managed server.
There are a variety of server types including unmanaged, semi-managed, and fully managed servers. The distinction between these services can often be confusing, especially since each server provider defines server management packages differently.
In this article, we will explain what managed servers are, and some of the key benefits to a server management plan with ServerMania.
The modern infrastructure hosting market offers no end of platforms and technologies for companies to choose from. But in spite of what seems like endless variation, it’s possible to categorize infrastructure hosting options into a small number of functional groups. The most fundamental division is between bare metal infrastructure and hypervisor-based infrastructure, which is more often referred to as cloud infrastructure.
In this article, I’d like to discuss the differences between bare metal and cloud infrastructure, with a focus on the benefits of each and how infrastructure hosting clients can choose the best platform for their projects and applications.Read More
MongoDB is a popular NoSQL database with a serious problem. Tens of thousands of MongoDB databases have been hacked by criminals, who replace the data with a simple message: “Send us money or your data is gone forever”. In fact, calling it a hack is overly generous, since there’s very little hacking involved: the databases have no protection and are exposed to the internet.Read More
Passwords have proven themselves an inadequate method of authentication many times. It’s not necessarily that the concept is flawed: passwords can be secure if the system around them is implemented properly. But a combination of users’ inability to properly choose and manage passwords and developers’ failure to implement secure systems often leads to security breaches.Read More
This October, some the biggest websites and online service providers in the world went offline. Twitter, Reddit, GitHub, AirBNB and a host of other companies were essentially out of business for a few hours.
The culprit: a massive Distributed Denial of Service attack against a key infrastructure provider.
It’s a truism that companies have more data than at any other time in history. They have more ways of collecting, generating, and storing data than ever before. Because of cloud storage, data lakes can expand almost indefinitely and no one has to look at the hard drives piling up.Read More
There is little functional difference between a public and private cloud platform. Each empowers users with the capability to launch virtual servers in minutes, each is inherently scalable, and each can be controlled, integrated, and automated via an API.Read More
ServerMania is excited to announce the addition of a new London data center to our global lineup of locations. The London facility is our second European location and eighth facility overall. London is among the world’s best-connected cities. As a major business and technology hub, the UK’s capital city offers some of the most advanced data centers in the world and low-latency connectivity to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
For better or worse, computers now occupy a central part of our lives. October is Computer Learning Month, an opportunity for even the most advanced computer users to develop new skills. We’re celebrating the month by showcasing some of our favourite educational content we’ve created as well as donating for each new server order in October.
Whether you’re into board games, console gaming, PC gaming, or retro gaming, there’s usually a game that most of us have fond memories playing as we grew up. For some people, this passion for gaming has continued well into adulthood and provides a much needed release from the stress of the day. In celebration of National Video Games Day, we’re showcasing some of our favourite video games here at ServerMania.