Protect yourself with Secure Passwords

Changing cPanel Password

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.

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VPS Hosting now equipped with Intel Xeon E5 Processors

VPS Hosting

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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Protecting WordPress Login Page from Attacks

Protecting WordPress against Login Attacks

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:

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GreenGeeks & Bonneville Environmental Foundation

Bonneville Environmental Foundation

As you know, GreenGeeks offers 300% Green Energy web hosting. So what does that really mean? It means that for every kilowatt that we draw from the power grid, we replace back 3 times in the form of wind energy. So not only are we offsetting what we’re using but we’re actually putting back MORE clean wind energy into the power system. This includes all of our infrastructure and work stations for our telecommuting staff. Continue reading “GreenGeeks & Bonneville Environmental Foundation”

PageRank Status – A Great SEO Tool for Chrome

PageRank Status is a really great SEO extension for Google Chrome, it’s developed by Chrome fans. This free extension supports over 35 languages and there are over 170,000 webmaster users as of February 25, 2013. Unlike most similar extensions that limit to showing the basic PageRank or Alexa Rank information, PageRank Status does that and more. It can show Google PageRank (PR), Alexa Rank, Compete Rank, Quantcast Rank, Pages indexed, Backlinks, Cached pages, Facebook likes, Tweets, Whois, DNS, Geolocation IP Information, Page Meta, Page Speed and much much more.

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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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