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Ethos Capital acquires majority of Donuts | How to provide DDoS protection? | FBI arrests bomber planning AWS datacenter attack

April 14th 2021 EDT

April 14th 2021 Ethos Capital acquires majority of Donuts Ethos Capital has completed the purchase of a controlling interest of top-level domain organization Donuts from Abry Partners. Donuts claims to hold the world’s largest portfolio of top-level domains. Ethos Capital’s initial investment in Donuts in 2020 facilitated the acquisition of Afilias, a leading TLD registry operator and provider. "With extensive operational expertise and significant experience in domain name and related i ...Continue Reading

WHMCS Price Increase | Fire at WebNX Utah | Shady software licence offers on the increase

April 7th 2021 EDT

April 7th 2021 WHMCS Price Increase Yesterday morning, WHMCS customers began receiving emails that started "We are writing today to let you know about some changes to our pricing and licensing that will become effective on July 1, 2021.". Besides the new pricing levels one big change is that you can no longer purchase support packs or upgrades for your owned licenses. That will make a substantial change to the value of having an owned licence over the coming year as current support ...Continue Reading

PHP git server compromised | Cloudflare launches SD-WAN- and firewall-as-a-service | Miss Group acquires Seravo

March 31st 2021 EDT

March 31st 2021 PHP git server compromised On March 28th 2 malicious commits were pushed to the php-src repo. Whilst it's not yet known how this happened, indications are that the git.php.net server was compromised, rather than a compromise of an individual git account. The decision has been made that maintaining their own git infrastructure is an unnecessary security risk. Instead, the repositories on GitHub, which were previously only mirrors, will become canonical. This means that changes ...Continue Reading

SaaS bot management for CloudFlare users | Does server location still matter? | Microsoft building 2 DCs as Azure sales accelerate

March 24th 2021 EDT

March 24th 2021 SaaS bot management for CloudFlare users Canadian cybersecurity startup Turnstil.Cloud specializing in real-time bot analysis and management has announced its SaaS bot management solution for Cloudflare users. Its AI and machine learning acts as an intelligent interface to control the Cloudflare firewall, while also providing analytics and insight into bot traffic on websites. Turnstil.Cloud was built using Cloudflare Workers technology, the application is completely "se ...Continue Reading

DirectAdmin or cPanel? | Zayo to acquire Intelligent Fiber Network | For BGP how many carriers is too many carriers?

March 17th 2021 EDT

March 17th 2021 DirectAdmin or cPanel? Following on from the change in pricing structure announced by cPanel in mid-2019 there have been many discussions around decisions being made by hosts to increase their own pricing, swallow the extra costs, consolidate their services onto fewer servers, or to simply change to another control panel. Now, in 2021, a new discussion has started pitting 2 major control panels, DirectAdmin and cPanel, against each other. How have things changed for you since ...Continue Reading

OVH Strasbourg closed by fire | DigitalOcean files to go public | Creating a streaming server

March 10th 2021 EDT

March 10th 2021 OVH Strasbourg closed by major fire Current Status: SBG2 destroyed, SBG1 damaged, SBG3 at risk, SBG4 safe. Staff are safe. News broke overnight of a major incident at OVH's Strasbourg location, with 1 of 4 datacenters being completely destroyed by fire. The company status pages confirmed: "As a precautionary measure, the electricity was cut off on the whole site, which impacts all our services at SBG1, SBG2, SBG3 and SBG4. If your production is in Strasbourg, we reco ...Continue Reading

Microsoft Exchange Servers hacked | Ramnode sold | March 2021 Server Parts Pricing Report

March 7th 2021 EDT

March 3rd 2021 30000 Orgs have their emails hacked via Microsoft Exchange Server KrebsOnSecurity and Wired are reporting “tens of thousands of email servers” hacked via four exploits found in Microsoft’s Exchange Server software, reportedly leading to over 30,000 US governmental and commercial organizations having their emails compromised. The exploits have been patched by Microsoft, but security experts talking to Krebs say that the detection and cleanup process will be a massive effort for ...Continue Reading

Is it OK to reduce server RAM? | Parler back online | Creator of the Internet builds a new one

March 3rd 2021 EDT

February 24th 2021 *Please see "Note from Editor" below Is it OK to reduce server RAM? A new member has a dedicated server with 256G RAM, and when he checks memory useage it seems like a high proportion of that RAM is unused. He'd like to know if he can reduce the RAM from 256G to 64G without affecting the performance of his websites? Rather than risk downtime while physical RAM is removed, and potentially more if the reduction turns out to be a bad idea, do you have any ideas for an ...Continue Reading

Starting a Reseller Business | February 2021 Server Parts Pricing Report | EIG sale completed

February 17th 2021 EDT

February 17th 2021 Starting a Reseller Business A new member is about to step into the hosting arena and is asking for advice whilst considering his options. He's looking at starting with one or more reseller accounts, but also asks if he should consider going straight to a VPS with cPanel/WHM. He'd also like to resell VPSs in various locations since he has a few customers already who have expressed an interest. He has WHMCS lined up to operate the billing and support side of his new busines ...Continue Reading

NoSupportLinuxHosting hacked and closed | Do newer CPUs save power? | Clouvider buys Inception Hosting

February 10th 2021 EDT

February 10th 2021 NoSupportLinuxHosting hacked and closed News broke yesterday that a hacker had breached the internal systems, including official website, admin section, and customer database, at NoSupportLinuxHosting, compromising its entire operation, and that it was therefore closing down. The company website has been replaced by a short statement, including "We can no longer operate the No Support Linux Hosting business. All customers should immediately download backups of their w ...Continue Reading
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