Are you a web developer? We’re looking for you…

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GreenGeeks is a rapidly growing web hosting company that is always looking add to its family. GreenGeeks has made the INC 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America two years in a row. We are looking for a web developer who is passionate about web hosting.

Why Work for GreenGeeks?

– No more commuting and traffic! You will be working from the comfort of your home!
– All staff members receive 18 days of paid time off per year.
– We’re a home grown company with just over 40 team members and have great opportunities to move up and further your career!
– Your input and suggestions matter to us, we listen to all of our team members. We work as a team.
– Loyalty Merit Program: We’ll increase your pay the longer you work for us.

Job Code: WD2015

Requirements:

– Proficient in PHP, Perl, Bash, MySQL
– Knowledge of JavaScript Framework
– Knowledge of PHP Frameworks
– Knowledge of Linux-based Operating System
– Knowledge of HTML5, CSS3
– Is able to speak fluent English
– Has a reliable high speed internet connection.
– Has knowledge/understanding of the Hosting Industry

Responsibilities:

– Development & Maintenance of Internal Applications
– Development & Maintenance of Client-facing Applications
– Server-side Programming

To Apply, e-mail jobs@greengeeks.com with a cover letter + resume. Ensure that your subject line is the code mentioned above else it will be rejected. We prefer individuals located in the United States and Canada. We are not interested in Outsourcing companies.

We’re making your hosting experience even faster!

Faster Hosting Experience

GreenGeeks has always been at the forefront of providing the latest hosting technology and late last week an e-mail was sent out to customers announcing that every GreenGeek would be receiving a free upgrade that will boost performance and reliability.

So what exactly is being done?

1. Core CPU & Memory Upgrades.

We will be replacing older processors for newer, faster ones and increasing the available memory on all of our servers across all services. This means that our servers will be able to handle even more load and faster than ever before.

2. Introduction of SSD Accelerated Storage.

We will be implementing SSD Accelerated Storage, which makes use of Solid State drives on top of our already powerful and reliable RAID-10 storage array configuration. We’ve been able to decrease page load times by 50% and overall system load by over 150%.

3. Introduction of FastCGI PHP Processing.

Implementation of FastCGI on shared, reseller and premium servers will allow repeatedly accessed PHP scripts, such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal to be stored and loaded from cache which greatly improves the speed of your website load times.

These upgrades are being made available to customers automatically. Over the next few weeks, as we progress from server to server, customers will receive a scheduled maintenance e-mail that will be required to make these upgrades happen.

Thank you for choosing GreenGeeks as your web hosting provider and look forward to helping your web presence succeed in 2014.

Recent ICANN changes & How they affect you!

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Earlier this year, Internet Corporation of Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) published an updated Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA). These changes are scheduled to go into effect January 1st 2014 and will affect all domain owners both with GreenGeeks® or another domain registrar. To review a quick technical summary of the policy change check our our educational article ICANN RAA 2013 Changes. This blog article is a more simplistic explanation including examples of what will take place.

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Phishing Scam Alert: Tariff Plan Changes

We have recently become aware of a phishing scam attempt on our customer’s Account Manager login credentials. If you have received the below e-mail, it is not from GreenGeeks. The e-mail is attempting to phish for your Account Manager username/password. If you have clicked on the link and continued to provide any information, you may have fell victim to the phishing scam. We recommend that you contact our support immediately or log into your account manager and changing your password.

For your safety, please always visit our website at www.greengeeks.com and click on the Client Login link at the top right hand side of the page.

Below is an example of the e-mail.

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Remember, if you aren’t absolutely sure that the e-mail you receive is from GreenGeeks, you are more than welcome to contact our support to double check with us. Phishing scams are all too common and you should use safe practices with any provider that you have online.

VPS Hosting now equipped with Intel Xeon E5 Processors

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Earlier this week we announced that we have upgraded all of our VPS Hosting servers to Intel Xeon E5 Processors. All of our existing VPS customers were automatically upgraded for free.

GreenGeeks VPS Hosting servers now come standard with Intel Xeon E5 Processors, DDR3 Memory, RAID-10 high-performance and highly-redundant storage array’s, multi-gigabit network connection along with enterprise class Linux CentOS and a full cPanel/WHM license. The VPS Hosting Service also comes with 24/7/365 technical support.

“To keep up with technological advancements, we are always improving our web hosting services.” said Trey Gardner, CEO of GreenGeeks. “With more and more customers doing more with their online presence, the upgrades will enable website owners and developers to take advantage of the extra processing power to get more out of their applications.”

To find out more information about GreenGeeks VPS Hosting Service visit our VPS Hosting page.

 

Industry-wide WordPress Brute Force Attack

What a day…

After we came across some unusual activity on many of our servers, we pushed out an article to help our WordPress users protect their WP-Admin areas from attackers. As the day went on we started to see more of the unusual activity, but this time with tens of thousands of IP addresses. This is a very well organized, highly-distributed global attack on WordPress installations across pretty much every web hosting provider in the industry.

We strongly suggest that you change your password on your WordPress installation. Something that is very hard to guess. lower case, UPPER CASE, 1234’s and $*@#&$’s.

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Now offering CloudFlare Railgun technology.

CloudFlare on GreenGeeks

As a CloudFlare Optimized Partner, we are thrilled to offer the CloudFlare Railgun™ technology to all our customers FREE. Railgun is CloudFlare’s latest performance optimization technology that gives you significant improvements in site load times. To activate Railgun, log into your control panel and select Railgun “On”. Read on for additional details and instructions:

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4 Reasons why you should be using CloudFlare

CloudFlare on GreenGeeks

 

Late last year we announced a partnership with CloudFlare, where we make it easy for you to enable CloudFlare on your account to take advantage of the benefits that CloudFlare offers. If you aren’t using CloudFlare on your hosting account, here’s 4 reasons why you should:

1. Increase in Site Performance

We use the best quality hardware and network available, so naturally our web hosting is already fast… but CloudFlare provides an increase in website performance through their global CDN (Content Delivery Network). When enabled, the CDN will automatically cache your static files (JavaScript, CSS, Images, etc.) on their servers located across strategic data centers around the world. When a visitor visits your website hosted with GreenGeeks, CloudFlare’s Anycast technology will load those static files from a server located nearest to the visitor and your dynamic content will load from our servers. This results in faster load times due to decreased latency between server and visitor. Through feedback from customers, we’ve seen increases of 50% or more on site performance when CloudFlare is enabled.

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