We’re asked a lot about what exactly goes into migrating a website from one host to another, so we thought that it would be good to demonstrate the steps we go through. They will vary a bit depending on the type of your website, but all follow a similar pattern: Continue reading
We are asked every now and then why we do not use SSD’s in our servers here at Nimbus Hosting.
The answer is that it is down to a few reasons. First and foremost – we use SAS hard disks in a RAID array as we find it gives better performance for database intensive tasks like Magento and vBulletin. SSD do outperform SAS when it comes to read only, but the vast majority of our client’s need both read and write performance. Continue reading
Due to increasing registrar costs, on the 1st of May 2013, we will reluctantly be updating our domain registration and renewal prices. You can renew your .com domains that you have with us and add additional years to the registration now at our existing prices. .co.uk’s can be renewed anytime up to 6 months before they are due too so it would be worth checking yours before the 1st of May and grabbing any new ones you were considering. You can register new domains here. You can renew any domains you have with us by logging in to your client area - youraccount.nimbushosting.co.uk.
For any clients/readers who have WordPress sites elsewhere on shared hosting…
The hosting world is currently seeing a large scale DDoS attack that seems to be aimed specifically at WordPress Sites on shared hosting (at present those on non shared hosting do not appear to be being targeted). The attack hits the wp-login.php and bombards it with the ‘Admin’ username and repeatedly attempts to break the password.
For any of our blog followers on shared hosting, have a look at this login attempt limiting plugin to help mitigate the DDOS attacks.
Check that your ‘Admin’ password is something random, rather than a word – eg “tCTNRZGr8Ci8DeLdRG”. You can click here for a guide to changing your Wordpress password even if you cannot remember it.
Also it will be worth making sure you are running the most up to date version (3.5.1) of WordPress (there will be a banner across the top of your admin control panel if you are not).
Nimbus will be closely monitoring the situation to make sure that the attack does not start hitting non shared platforms. If you have a WordPress site on your hosting with Nimbus, it is always worth making sure you use secure admin passwords and keep the software up to date.
Ever been aware of spam emails appearing to come from within your company?
Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is an email validation system designed to combat identity ‘borrowing’ and prevent email spoofing/spam by verifying the senders IP Addresses.
The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Continue reading