Blogs are similar to regular websites but are featured by regular individual posts. Setting up your own blog can be a hectic task. In order to reduce the load of incorporating a blog, companies have come up with a service concept of hosting blogs. It is up to your choice to choose from a service provider, which would cost a fee to set up your blog or to choose free software to generate a basic blog template.
Imagine a solar panel small enough to fit in your palm, with the power to charge your phone every night. This concept might not be too far away.
Designed by Kyuho Song & Boa Oh, the Window Socket captures the power of the sun within its battery, and allows you to plug a device in the back to give you up to 10 hours of 100W electricity.
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.
GreenGeeks, a leader in providing green energy web hosting solutions, has announced its 2013 ranking at 559 on Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies list, putting the company among the elite firms representing America’s fastest growing companies.
Portland, Oregon which is home to 24 mountain ranges had one more added courtesy of GreenGeeks with its “Mountain of Candy” helping energize thousands of attendees at DrupalCon get through meetings, sessions and exhibits.
GreenGeeks is excited to introduce a feature to our hosting environment that has been months in the making. We recently surveyed our customers and asked them what features they wanted to see added to our service. You asked for it, and now you’ve got it! Drush is now available for use on all of our Shared hosting and Reseller Hosting plans!
The first line of defense against cyber criminals (hackers) are passwords, but weak and easy to guess passwords aren’t much of a defense. It’s important to create strong passwords that are unique to each of your important account and it’s especially important to update the passwords often. Your GreenGeeks web hosting services comes standard with 24/7 monitoring of servers and includes advanced firewall systems to protect against most attacks, however a weak password is like leaving your front door unlocked. All the cyber criminals have to do to gain access to your precious stuff is to just try and open your door.
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.
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.
WordPress as we know is one of the most popular content management systems around. That’s why WordPress is generally a target for attacks. Recently we came across a very robust DDoS targeted to the login page of WordPress sites hosted on our network and also on other well known web hosting providers.
We take security and continuity of service very seriously and we’re very pro-active at everything we do. We’ve added a few new security rules in our already existing set of rules to protect against this type of new attack that we’ve seen. Since implementing this new rule, we’ve seen an increase in protection against these types of attacks.
While we’ve done what we can to ensure maximum security for your websites, there are a few more things that you can do to help yourself from these types of attacks: