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WordPress fixes a critical bug

by Alban Taraire

wordpress bugAs part of our continuing efforts to help our customers have a safe and trouble-free hosting experience, we’d like to inform about a new critical security issue that just has been patched by the WordPress team.

WordPress is a widely used open-source blog and website platform. If your company has a website or a blog, there is a good chance that it is using WordPress.

Maintenance: System, Platform, Application

by Alban Taraire

application-serverRecently we discussed about a new critical bug that affects Drupal-based websites. This critical bug lies in the code of Drupal, which is a popular framework used to build websites.

We urged our readers to upgrade as early as possible, and that lead to some interesting questions, in particular: whose job is that?

As Hosting providers, we are expected to provide stable and secure service to our clients. What does that imply? Surely patching a critical Drupal bug should be part of “providing stable and secure service”?

Shellshock Bash Bug – The importance of Server Management

by Alban Taraire

Broken shellAs you might be aware, a critical bug just has been uncovered that puts an incredible number of systems at risk. The main targets are Mac and Linux systems, the latter being the most commonly used for web servers (the machines that run all your favorite websites).

Well, that’s easy, just patch it, would you say. Yes, a patch exists, however things might not be as simple as that. In the real world, countless systems are set in a “fire-and-forget”  mode where patches are applied from times to times, and systems rarely completely upgraded.

There can be many reasons for that.

Basic or Managed Hosting?

by admin

monitoringSo, you want a hosting plan. What do you get with a Basic plan? Mostly, you get resources: processing power, memory, disk space, and a software stack for running your web app.

But as anything, and particularly in IT, just installing everything usually isn’t enough; system must be updated with security fix, databases must be optimized from times to times, settings must be fine-tuned to get the most of your available server and keep your growing traffic happy