What is SSH?

SSH, or secure shell, is a network protocol used for secure network communications and remote command execution. Common use cases for SSH include: controlling computers remotely and securing network services. A great example of securing other services is the SFTP protocol which uses SSH to securely connect to a server and FTP to transfer the files. Continue reading “What is SSH?”

Guzzle & Securi: Fixing 403 request errors

When using GuzzleHTTP client if the domain you’re interacting with uses Securi you may find some unexpected results. Generally the issues come in the way of 4XX or 5XX error response codes. Oddly enough the issue presents itself when the Url works normally in the browser (or curl), but presents an inexplicable 403 with Guzzle. Some of your mileage may vary based on the domains Securi settings and configuration, but this tip can usually get you on the right track! Continue reading “Guzzle & Securi: Fixing 403 request errors”

What is Private Cloud Storage?

Private Cloud Storage is a type of scalable and redundant storage solution where data is stored on remote servers that are dedicated to a single customer. Because of this, it is considered more secure than public cloud storage solutions, where servers are shared across many customers. The servers powering a private cloud storage solution can be located in your office, in your company’s datacenter, or in another company’s datacenter. Continue reading “What is Private Cloud Storage?”

Liquid Web WHMCS Plugin Installation Methods

In our main series on WHMCS we cover installation using CLI, as the directions are easy to copy and paste. However, as not all users are comfortable in a CLI, here, we will cover other methods that can be used to install the WHMCS plugin.

While written specifically for the Liquid Web WHMCS plugin the installation methods used here can work with almost any WHMCS plugin.

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What’s the difference between Private Cloud and On-Premise?

Private Cloud hosting services include two primary types: hosted solutions and on-premise ones. The primary differences between the two being: the level of support required for maintenance and features available.

On-Premise vs. Hosted Solutions

Everyday more and more SMBs are looking into private cloud solutions. The Private Cloud provides compelling benefits from improved security, increased flexibility, and eliminating potentially complicated server management. Continue reading “What’s the difference between Private Cloud and On-Premise?”

What Is HIPAA Compliance?

HIPAA, or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any company handling protected health information (PHI) must ensure that all required security measures are in place.

Essentially, you can think of HIPAA like PCI compliance, except with health information instead of financial info. HIPAA compliance ensures that companies handling PHI follow proper security practices and procedures. Continue reading “What Is HIPAA Compliance?”

The 8 Step Checklist to a better migration

8 Tips to a Smooth Migration

A recent Liquid Web survey revealed that businesses are often held back from choosing a better hosting partner by the “what-if” situation when a migration presents. Nearly a quarter of consumers who decide not to switch to a new provider cited fear of the migration as the biggest reason for maintaining the status quo. Even if they believe that the new hosting provider would be better. Continue reading “The 8 Step Checklist to a better migration”

Why have a Private Cloud?

Private Cloud solutions are an excellent option for businesses and organizations that require: complete physical isolation for security, customizable server instances, and/or a high level of flexibility in their hosting infrastructure. On a Private Cloud server you will have the entire physical server is dedicated for your use. Allowing you to utilize and partition the server in any way you require. Continue reading “Why have a Private Cloud?”

What is a Canonical tag?

To put it simply a canonical tag is an HTML tag used to indicated to search engines that similar URLs are actually the very same page. The canonical tag is added to pages using a link element in the HEAD of the HTML document.

If two URLs contain the same canonical tag this indicates to search engines to index the pages as a single entry. Continue reading “What is a Canonical tag?”