Our topic today is IP addresses – we are going to take a quick look at one of the essential website elements and answer some of the industry’s most common questions.
Glance at the address bar of your browser, and you’ll see a padlock icon. You’ll also see that our website is loaded through the HTTPS protocol. This means that ScalaHosting.com has a valid SSL certificate.
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 SShield solution, which blocks 99.998% of known attacks to websites, the R&D department of ScalaHosting kept looking for more ways to speed up client sites and increase their security.
Almost all websites these days use PHP. We figured out that if we make the PHP code execute faster, the website will load faster as well. So we have performed extensive benchmark tests of all available methods for running PHP.
The results were conclusive – the PHP-FPM implementation is visibly faster. Depending on the PHP code in question, that performance increase may reach a whopping 30%. At the same time, PHP-FPM brings higher security and stability on the server level, which is like shooting two birds with one stone.
Being a part of the evergrowing technology world, we have all heard of things like websites, servers, domains, web hosting. But what exactly is a server? What does it do? Why do we need one? These are the questions we will try to answer today without getting into too many technicalities.
ScalaHosting has been using the LiteSpeed web server (LSWS) for quite some time, and we’ve used our personal experience to gain some valuable insights. We would be glad to share our findings today, so if you are still looking for the optimal server solution for your website – this one is for you!
Building a new website, there are a few essential components to watch out for – finding the right domain name, the right hosting plan, and the right website builder for our needs. Our focus today will be on the former – your URL. We will find out more about domain names and how we can monetize from parking and reselling them.