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Why Use Linux? 9 Benefits to Consider

Are you setting up a new server and wondering which Operating System is best for you? Linux has been the premier choice in server hosting for decades, but you may be wondering, why should I choose Linux? This Free-to-use system has experienced consistent growth since it was introduced over 25 years ago. While it might not have the largest market share, it’s still a worthy competitor to traditional proprietary options.

In this benefits guide, we will take a look at 9 advantages of Linux that you should consider.

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GDPR Was Just The Beginning: Why The Next Big Thing In Tech Is Data Privacy

GDPR Was Just The Beginning: Why The Next Big Thing In Tech Is Data Privacy

It’s been 8 months since GDPR came into effect. Whether through a flood of ill-advised emails or having to click through extensive, updated privacy policies, users the world over have already felt its impact. Businesses have too – and not always in a positive way.

Many organizations still aren’t compliant, and it’s unclear if or when they will be. Some news agencies and organizations have even taken the (honestly pigheaded) approach of completely disallowing European users from accessing their sites. Others have made it so their services are impossible to access without consenting to data collection and analysis – Facebook among them.

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4 Security Tips for Your Dedicated Windows Server

It's official: server compromises are on the rise across the globe. In fact, in recent years, hacking has increased by a shocking 32%, leading companies to lose millions of dollars in business and even more in consumer confidence and trust.

If you have a Windows dedicated server, then it's your responsibility to ensure that you've done everything you can to keep your consumer data and information safe from hackers.

In this article, we'll share with you some of our most valuable tips when it comes to increasing the security of your Windows dedicated server.

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Spectre and Meltdown: Are ServerMania Customers At Risk?

Meltdown and Spectre are critical security vulnerabilities that exploit flaws in the design of computer processors to expose sensitive data. Most processors are vulnerable, including Intel, ARM, and AMD processors. The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities affect the entire technology industry. Microsoft and the teams behind the industry standard Linux distributions have released patches that mitigate the most serious risk. Linux patches are available from distribution repositories, including the CentOS and Ubuntu repositories.

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