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 vital accounts. It’s also 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. Continue reading “Protect Yourself with Secure Passwords”

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 and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation

Bonneville Environmental Foundation

When we say that GreenGeeks is 300% Green Web Hosting Powered by Renewable Energy, what does that mean?

It means that for every kilowatt of electricity that we draw from the power grid, we return three kilowatts in the form of wind and solar energy.

By putting more clean energy back into the power system than we’re using, we are effectively negating not only our carbon footprint but also those of two other similarly-sized companies. Continue reading “GreenGeeks and the 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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50% OFF VPS Hosting for TWO Months!

VPS Hosting Sale

We’re now offering an added incentive to our VPS hosting service plans… new customers will pay only 50% for the first 2 months. GreenGeeks offers VPS hosting solution for enterprise and cloud hosting solutions ranging from storage of 25GB up to 125 GB and bandwidth from 500 GB to 1500 GB.

“Our VPS customers are very happy with the service and performance levels here at GreenGeeks” says GreenGeeks CEO Trey Gardner. “So we thought we’d offer a sweeter deal than anyone else out there and we’d let our new customers test us out at a far lower cost of entry. Our VPS services are billed monthly so with the additional 50% off there is very little to risk to try us out and I am confident we’ll impress most if not all of our new customers. ”

GreenGeeks VPS hosting solutions utilize the latest server grade Intel processors, Memory and RAID-10 storage arrays for excellent performance and reliability. Customers will also get access to 24/7 technical support to create the complete solution along with the abundance of features that we already offer.

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Do you need VPS Hosting?

We’ve been offering VPS Hosting for quite some time now. We like to give our customers options for when it comes to hosting and that’s why we offer a wide array of hosting solutions, virtual private servers being one of them. However, not a lot of customers know what a VPS is and/or how it works. I’ll try to clear that up and try to make some sense out of it for you.

VPS Hosting Pricing

So what exactly is VPS Hosting?

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server and is essentially a server within a larger host server, often called a hardware node. What we’re able to do is take a server with lots of resources (CPU, Memory, Disk Space, etc) and slice it down to smaller servers through virtualization technology. The smaller servers or VPS’ look and feel the same as a dedicated server except that they are residing on hardware that is shared with other VPS’.

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