According to the latest statistics, over 81% of online consumers purchase products and services based on trust. When shopping for a TV, for example, you are much more likely to choose a Sony or Samsung, instead of an unknown local brand you know nothing about.
SPanel now supports the latest version of the CentOS operating system and today we deployed the first SPanel cloud servers with CentOS 8.
The advantages for web developers and hosting users in CentOS 8 are many. Some of the biggest ones are below.
- Better software management with DNF (Dandified YUM)
- OpenSSL 1.1.1 support which adds TLS 1.3 for better security
- Newer versions of the supported software
- Nftables by default for the firewall of the OS
- Kernel version 4
- Up to 4PB RAM memory support
Even after the implementation of the SPanel Shield which blocks 99.998% of the attacks to websites, the R&D department of Scala Hosting keeps on looking for more ways to speed up websites and increase security.
Almost all websites these days use PHP. If we make the PHP code execute faster, the website will load faster as well. We have performed benchmarks of all available methods for running PHP. The results of our tests showed that PHP-FPM is significantly faster. Depending on the PHP code the performance increase may reach 30%. At the same time PHP-FPM brings higher security and stability on the server level.View more
Security is currently the biggest issue for websites and applications running online. In this article I am going to talk about the security in web hosting. Things tend to get easier and better with the free CMS systems such as WordPress which is the most used CMS for websites. 33% of the websites in the world are using WordPress. That gets the attention of hackers and they work on implementing automated tools to compromise as many websites as possible. On the other hand some of the WordPress users don’t know what steps to take to secure their websites and to avoid a successful attack. That’s why Scala Hosting invented and developed SPanel Shield. It blocks 99.998% of the attacks and monitors in real-time each website. Should a hack occurs SPanel Shield will notify the owner. It will send a full report of the hack, the affected files and information how to fix the vulnerability.View more
Can you explain to me what is a server? That is the question I get when I tell someone what I do for a living. Other usual questions are related to the size and functions of the server and how does it look. Since many people don’t know what a server is, what it does and why we need servers I have decided to write an article and provide an answer to all of those questions. There must be many people looking for an easy to understand answer without too much technical information. Basically, the server is a computer but there is much more to it. If you want to understand more about it continue reading.
ScalaHosting has been using the LiteSpeed web server for quite some time and we’ve gathered some information about it. We would like to share it so others can learn from our experience and implement LiteSpeed on their web servers to increase their web sites’ speed, performance and security. LiteSpeed has many advantages and is known to be the fastest web server in the world at this time. Web hosting companies started to install it on their servers in the last 1-2 years. As a result, cPanel now officially supports LiteSpeed and there is a plugin for cPanel servers which can be used for easier management of the LiteSpeed web server from a graphic interface directly in WHM.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is a textual version of an IP Address – the number that points to a particular website. For example, the number 220.127.116.11 is the IP Address for yahoo.com. Each domain name on the Internet corresponds to such numbers.
Without domain names, each and every website would have to be recalled by a number like this, similar to the telephone system, but much more difficult to remember. For this reason, domain names were introduced, and have made navigation on the internet much simpler.
A domain name is a unique address that can be used on the internet. It’s what you see in the address bar after the World Wide Web (WWW) in your web browser and it’s what comes after the at (@) sign in an email address.
The domain name service is basically a large database which stores on various computers all domain names which are active on the internet.
What is an IP address?
IP comes from Internet Protocol. An IP address is the address of a device on the Internet. Each device which has an internet connection has an IP address as well. There are two versions of IP addresses at the moment. That is IPv4 and IPv6. They are two because the IPv4 network is almost exhausted and there aren’t enough IP addresses to meet the demand of new devices being connected to the internet on daily basis. That’s why IPv6 was released which contains significantly more IP addresses.