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Which SSL Certificate is good for your website?

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SSL Certificates are necessary for those sites where a user is supposed to submit highly private and confidential information. It augments the website’s security and prevents imposters from doing fraud under your website’s name. These certificates are of different types. Some organizations need SSL certificate for encryption only, while others need to exhibit their integrity […]

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How to Resolve MySQL High Memory Usage?

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What is MySQL? MySQL is the most popular database used in web applications. It’s free, easy to administer and is supported by all hosting providers. There’s a common issue that MySQL servers face and that is high server load due to high memory issue. Why does MySQL consume high memory? Application software like Python, PHP, […]

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The benefits of using a dedicated IP address

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A common issue when hosting a website on a shared server is: do you need to use a dedicated IP address? Why not just stick with the shared IP address? A dedicated one offers many advantages, but let’s look at the definitions first. IP — Internet Protocol — is a unique address given to each […]

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Why and How to Disable Mod_Security?

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An apache module that helps to secure your website from several attacks is called Mod_security. Commonly known exploits are blocked with mod_security by using regular expressions and rule sets. It helps in strengthening the security of your servers by potentially blocking common code injection attacks. No doubt mod-security can be useful when properly configured but […]

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GLIBC GHOST – How to deal with it?

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A critical vulnerability in the glibc library has been announced by Red Hat Product Security, assigned as CVE-2015-0235 and is commonly called as ‘GHOST’. What is GHOST?  A buffer-overflow bug, GHOST affects the gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2() function calls in the glibc library. A remote attacker can make an application call to either of these functions […]

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CSF is Blocking Your IP? Here’s What You Can Do?

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Generally, considered to be an advanced firewall, CSF blocks external IPs (Inbound Connections) to avoid Brute force attack or attack similar to that (Multiple login failures, hacking attempts, etc.) on a server. The firewall might block the connection while uploading files using Filezilla.  It might be possible that Filezilla is trying to open multiple simultaneous connections […]

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Linux Server Security: SELinux or Systemd?

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The security of a Linux server is being always a sensitive issue. Here is what Greg Kroah-Hartman thinks about SELinux (he is one of project developers of systemd). The recent convention of CoreOS Fest Berlin (9 and 10 May 2016) was particularly rich in action and followed by several specialized portals. During the event, Greg […]

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Ten Simple Commands to Check Your Disk Space

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The ‘du’ command in Linux is a standard Unix/Linux command to check the capacity of disk used by files and directories on a machine. There are several parameter options in which the du command can be utilized to get the results in many formats. Additionally, the du command can be used in a recurrent manner. […]