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.
Cybersecurity is a concept that all entrepreneurs need to take seriously. The threat of cyber attacks is very real. But it can very difficult to have your company's sensitive information compromised if you take the time to implement preemptive measures to defend yourself against cyber attacks.
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.
Your website is the focal point of your business. It’s where you post your great content and ideas, and where your customers come for great service.
That’s why it’s more important than ever to make sure that your website and server data are safe and secure. With the rise in popularity of site software like WordPress, it’s becoming easier for intruders to gain access to hijack a website.
Canada’s advanced network infrastructure, world-class data centers, low-cost green energy, and strict privacy laws make it an attractive data storage venue for US, European, and Canadian businesses.
Although it may not seem like it today – in the era of Smartphones, Tablets, and Facebook – I think we can all agree that email’s a pretty revolutionary technology. The development of email rendered a whole crop of traditional communications methods all but obsolete.
But why does this matter?
According to the latest analysis, 89% of adult Americans regularly connect to the internet. The internet is an important tool in the daily lives of people young and old.
As an internet user, you expect to have access to an open and free internet.
The basis of an open and free internet is the concept of net neutrality. This is the principle that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) must give users equal access to all legal content and applications and cannot favour certain content or services over another.
Because ISPs represent the gateway through which we all gain access to the internet, they have the power to control what you see and don't see on the internet. Net neutrality is what prevents ISPs from exercising this power.
However, net neutrality is at risk with the Federal Communications Commission recently voting to remove net neutrality protections. This threatens the fundamental freedom of speech and free use principles which the internet is based on.
We're here to explain to you why it's important to protect net neutrality.
Why We Need to Protect Net Neutrality
There are many reasons why an open and free internet is vital to you.
1. Innovative Products and Services
The internet is key to the development of the many new products and services which improve our lives.
Everything from online banking, online shopping, video and audio streaming, work from home and distance learning depends on your ability to reach the content and services you want. Without net neutrality, internet service providers could block access to some services or content or prioritize content to favor specific content or services.
2. Preserving Freedom of Speech
Allowing equal access to all legal online content is fundamental to the freedom of speech.
Without net neutrality, ISPs could slow down the delivery or entirely block content they don't agree with and prevent internet users from seeing it.
This means you might not be able to get access to the content you're looking for.
3. Increasing Prices
If companies must pay ISPs to have their services prioritized on the internet, they'll pass those costs on to you.
These higher prices may prevent you from being able to afford to use the internet-based products and services you'd like to use.
4. Protecting Communication Services
Telephone service is moving away from traditional copper landline services and switching to Internet-based voice over internet protocol telephone service.
Without net neutrality, ISPs could slow down the Internet-based calls from providers who don't pay for priority service. This could potentially make your phone service slower and less reliable.
Keeping the Internet Open and Free
There are many reasons why it's important to protect net neutrality. The internet was founded on the principle of network neutrality and preserving the open internet is important to us all.
The move to allow ISPs to block or slow information and services on the internet is a threat to freedom of speech as well as your ability to get the products and services you want.
As a web hosting provider, we support a free and open internet.
Our wide choice of web hosting solutions can be tailored to fit your needs and is just one of the reasons why our company is a great choice for your web hosting needs.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you.
Choosing a strong password is critical to securing your account. Strong and secure passwords can also be a pain, which is why many of us can fall into the bad habit of sharing a password or two across many different accounts. This practice, while helpful in remembering our passwords, makes us more susceptible to attacks on our accounts.
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.
ServerMania, a leading provider of dedicated and cloud hosting, today announced the release of two new CPU models for its hosting clients – the Intel Xeon Silver 4114 and Xeon Gold 5118.
Intel’s Xeon Scalable Processors, codenamed Skylake, use a new Chipset known as Lewisberg. In addition to significant performance enhancements, these processors offer enhanced mesh architecture, built-in networking and fabric, and a new x86 instruction set developed specifically for high-performance computing environments. They have been touted as the most significant leap forward in server CPUs in over a decade.
As with the recently-announced W-Series Servers, ServerMania will offer the Xeon Silver 4114 and Gold 5118 with a choice of SATA, SSD, or NVME storage drives. The former will have 10 cores, 20 threads, and a frequency of 2.2 gHz. The latter will have 12 cores, 24 threads, and a frequency of 2.3 gHz.
Both options are intended as replacements for two of ServerMania’s legacy dedicated servers – the Dual E5-2630v4 and Dual E52650v4. Although the specs between the two are similar, the performance enhancements and tweaks present in the Xeon line make them far better-suited for high-demand, heavy-load computing tasks, per Kevin Blanchard, ServerMania CEO.
“The Intel Xeon Silver and Gold lines, much like the W-Series, are ideally-suited for the sort of high-intensity workload our clients frequently require,” explains Blanchard. “They are a significant step up from the legacy E5-2600 line, with more versatility, flexibility, and efficiency. We feel our clients both great and small will be incredibly satisfied with these new options.”
As with the W-Series, the Intel Xeon Scalable Series will be available both managed and unmanaged, with two tiers available in the former case. Essential is intended for clients who prefer to manage their own servers with technical support from ServerMania. The latter, Empowered, will see ServerMania’s engineers handle setup, security audits, patching, hardening, and more.
“We’ve always sought to provide the best services and infrastructure possible to our clients,” says Blanchard. “Offering the Xeon Scalable Series is a step forward in that regard. They’re cutting-edge in every sense of the word.”
“As always,” Blanchard continues, “ServerMania will accommodate any unique hardware or managed services requirements. We’re interested in enabling and empowering our clients – everything else is secondary.”
Since it was founded in 2002, ServerMania has always strived to provide its clients with enterprise-level service at an unbeatable cost. ServerMania offers a wide range of fully-customizable dedicated, hybrid, cloud and colocation hosting services. All ServerMania clients enjoy a 100% uptime SLA and are assisted by a 24/7 rapid response team – one with some of the best response times in the industry. ServerMania also carries out regular surveys to ensure complete customer satisfaction and care. For more information, visit http://www.servermania.com.
We are introducing a new range of Dedicated Server hosting plans that include support for NVMe, a modern storage protocol that works with SSDs to provide faster I/O and much larger data bandwidths.
Toronto, ON, July 5, 2018 - ServerMania, a leading provider of dedicated and cloud hosting, today launched a new range of dedicated servers built around Intel Xeon W. As Intel’s latest iteration of single-socket processor, the Intel Xeon W introduces enhancements that makes it ideal for a wide range of server applications. Optimized for professional workstations, multi-GPU workloads, and number-crunching applications
Nearly every business is constantly on the lookout for reliable technology solutions that can easily scale for future growth. SaaS hosting is a cost-effective way to reduce infrastructure costs without sacrificing performance. But choosing the wrong type of hosting now could jeopardize your long-term success.