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The Value of Dedicated Hosting for Video Editing

Whether you're dabbling in video editing as a hobby or pursuing a career in the field, having access to a reliable server is a must. When it comes to video editing, there are two main hosting options to consider: cloud or shared servers and dedicated servers. In almost all cases, a dedicated hosting plan will be the better option for video editing. Once you understand the inherent limitations of cloud servers from a video editing standpoint and the benefits of dedicated hosting, you'll see why. Limitations of Cloud Servers for Video Editing There are many potential drawbacks of using a cloud or shared hosting plan for your video editing needs. For starters, video editing software tends to require a great deal of computing and processing power. Unfortunately, cloud and shared hosts cannot reliably deliver this performance, especially when your central processing unit (CPU) and other resources are shared with other

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The Importance of Quality Motherboards for Gaming

If you take your gaming seriously, you already know the importance of having a powerful gaming computer. Maybe you're even in the process of buying the parts to build your own. One thing you won't want to overlook when it comes to your gaming experience is a quality motherboard. Even if you have some experience shopping for computer hardware, there are some things you need to know about choosing a motherboard for a gaming machine, which we’ll cover below. What Is a Computer Motherboard? Let's begin with a solid understanding of what a motherboard is and how it works. Specifically, a motherboard consists of a circuit board that connects all the other hardware components of your computer. This includes the processor, random access memory (RAM), hard drive, and everything in between. In this sense, your computer cannot run without a motherboard because all the other vital parts rely on it

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The History and Future of Bare Metal Servers

When it comes to web hosting, there are many options to choose from these days. Cloud servers and shared servers have become a popular hosting solution for those who need a cost-effective platform and don't mind sharing resources with other users. Meanwhile, self-hosting remains a possibility – though high up-front costs and ongoing maintenance needs make this a less desirable option. Meanwhile, dedicated hosting on bare metal servers has remained a steady and sensible option for those who need greater reliability and speed. Bare metal servers have come a long way over the years, and the future of these physical servers remains promising. The Evolution of Bare Metal Servers What exactly is a bare metal server? In simplest terms, a bare metal server is a physical server with no software or hypervisor. It is made up of processors, storage, and memory. Compared to cloud-based or virtual hosting plans, bare metal

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Internet of Things Botnets: How Are They Different?

Internet of Things (IoT) devices seem to be everywhere you look these days. In your own home, you'll find them in the form of your smart doorbell, digital assistant (Amazon Alexa or Google Home), and other small devices that are connected to your Wi-Fi network. IoT devices can make our lives easier in many ways, but with the rise of IoT botnet attacks, they're also complicating our digital security, creating significant vulnerabilities. What Is an IoT Botnet? An IoT botnet attack refers to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that is carried out using an army of compromised IoT devices. All too often, IoT devices have weak security settings; users of these devices don't take the proper precautions to protect these accounts because they figure, "Who's going to hack into my smart speaker?" Unfortunately, when a large number of IoT devices are compromised, they can be pooled together to

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The Risks of External Root Login: Why Should It Be Avoided?

If you use a Linux dedicated server, you probably enjoy the greater sense of control and freedom that comes along with this type of hosting plan. However, with more freedom comes an inherent responsibility to secure your server and follow some basic security best practices to keep your data and account safe. One of the most important things you can do to protect your hosting account and its associated data is to disable external root login. By better understanding what external root login is and why it should be avoided, you can make more confident decisions to secure your account. What Is External Root Login? On Linux servers, a "root" refers to the superuser account on the operating system itself. This account has the highest access rights on the system because it is designed for administrative purposes. Root users on a Linux operating system (OS) can do things that other

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Gaming Apps as a Source of Mobile Phishing Attacks

Whether you like to play games on your phone, tablet, or home computer, the unfortunate reality is that gaming platforms are more susceptible than ever to attacks. Specifically, recent web security studies have found that mobile games are becoming a major target for phishing attacks. These attacks, when successfully executed, can compromise sensitive data (including gaming log-in information and even payment data). So, why are these apps becoming so vulnerable to threats – and what can you do to keep your information safer while you play your favorite games? Read on to learn more. Why Are Gaming Apps Vulnerable? A mobile security firm known as Wandera conducted a study on phishing attacks in 2017. The research found that games were the source of 25.6% of phishing attacks among a sampling of 100,000 devices tested. What makes gaming apps so vulnerable to phishing schemes? The main culprit is the fact that

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Chaos Ransomware Is Living Up to Its Name

Ransomware is not a new web threat; after all, these types of attacks have been around for many years. However, a relatively new ransomware attack known as Chaos has been wreaking serious havoc across the internet. By having a better understanding of what this threat is, what makes it unique, and how to protect yourself, you can keep your information safe and your site secure. Let’s take a closer look. What Is Chaos Ransomware? A traditional ransomware attack typically works by holding a victim's files and data "hostage" until a ransom is paid to the hackers. However, the new Chaos ransomware blends this traditional method with a wiper attack, which can have devastating consequences for victims. While Chaos still seems to be under some form of development by its creators, this attack is advertised as advanced ransomware that deletes or replaces the victim's files with random bytes. It is also

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Why Customer Service Is the Key to Success in Reseller Hosting

Looking for a way to expand your service offerings as a web designer or developer? Getting involved in dedicated server reselling can be a wise choice. ReliableSite is proud to offer dedicated server reselling to help you generate additional income for your business while enjoying some extra perks for yourself. If you're interested in offering dedicated reseller hosting to your customers, you'll need to provide excellent service to set yourself up for success. What Is Reseller Hosting? If you're unfamiliar with the concept of dedicated server reselling, here's how it works: You partner with a dedicated hosting company (such as ReliableSite) that offers this type of program. Once you are accepted into the program, you can begin selling repackaged versions of the hosting company's dedicated server plans. In turn, you can bring in additional income to your existing web design or development business while offering your clients the direct and

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The Pneumatic RAM Chip: Is This the Future of Computing?

It's no secret that there has been a major shortage in random access memory (RAM) chips and other computer parts since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This scarcity, however, has bred some impressive innovations across the industry. In fact, researchers at the University of California Riverside (UCR) have recently announced the development of the first pneumatic RAM chip. This new technology could have significant implications for technology – not just now but also in the future. More About the Pneumatic RAM Chip To understand how a pneumatic RAM chip works, it is first important to know how a "traditional" RAM chip operates. The main difference is that the pneumatic chip utilizes air rather than relying on transistors and electricity to create binary gates like a traditional RAM chip. According to a TechSpot article, a pneumatic CPU "interprets the presence of atmospheric pressure in microfluidic valves as a true value

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Fraudulent SSL Certificates: Warning Signs & Security Best Practices

Installing a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate on your website is one of the best things you can do to increase security and instill confidence among your site visitors. While there are several types of SSL certificates available, ranging from wildcard certificates to multi-domain options, all of them are designed to protect your (and your visitors') data. Unfortunately, fraudulent SSL certificates have become a problem across the web, leaving major gaps in security for unsuspecting users. By understanding what a fraudulent SSL certificate is and what kinds of warning signs to look for, you can make sure the certificate you install on your site is genuine. What Are Fraudulent SSL Certificates? Hackers have discovered that they can create "fake" SSL certificates by obtaining the login credentials of a certificate authority. It is also possible for fake self-signing certificates to be developed and installed on a user's machine. In these instances,

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