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Set up Multiple Minecraft Servers on 1 IP

Why run multiple Minecraft servers on a single IP? It's been a growing trend to see customers requesting an IP for each Minecraft server they run. This is mainly due to wanting to run each server on the default port (25565), so that there is no confusion for players on how to access the server. While that is a major plus for usability and lack of complexity for new players, it does add to the operational costs. IP Space -  There are very few IP blocks left in the world, so you can expect the cost of a single IP to increase 2 to 5 times once supply dries out and demand increases. DDoS Protection - Protection is typically sold on a per-IP basis as this is how most companies asses "risk" and "usage" for their systems. So basically, the more IPs protected, the bigger of a target the server

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What’s the Best Hardware for Minecraft Servers?

Minecraft has quickly turned into one of the most popular online multiplayer games. We see a tremendous amount of customers purchasing servers strictly for running Minecraft servers. To get the best bang for your buck, it’s important to understand the inner workings of Minecraft.   Choosing the Right Minecraft Processor The biggest limitation with the Minecraft server application is the lack of support for multi-threading. In short, this prevents the Minecraft server from taking advantage of more than a single core of the CPU. Due to this limitation, choosing a CPU with more cores won’t give you any performance benefits or support for additional players. To maximize performance a CPU with a high clock speed and less cores will yield better results than a CPU with a lower clock speed and more cores. A high clock speed isn’t the only thing to consider when choosing the right processor for your

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Why Gaming Servers Aren’t Just for Professional Gamers

Over the past decade, the popularity of the gaming industry has skyrocketed. In fact, some individuals have even become "professional" gamers, making profitable careers out of their hobbies. From Twitch streamers to eSports players and more, these gamers require the best possible equipment. This includes not just top-of-the-line PCs and consoles but quality gaming servers as well. However, casual gamers may not realize that dedicated gaming servers are not just reserved for the pros. Anyone can enjoy the benefits of a dedicated gaming server! Benefits of Gaming Servers for Casual Gamers How does a dedicated server improve the overall gaming experience? For starters, a gaming server offers unrivaled reliability compared to a home internet connection or another type of host. This means that you won't have to worry about your server losing connection in the middle of an important game or quest. Meanwhile, the speeds afforded by a dedicated gaming

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All About Deep Packet Inspection and Its Role in Modern Web

With malware and web attacks becoming more common than ever before, there has perhaps never been a more pertinent time to revisit and beef up your organization's cybersecurity strategy. As part of your cybersecurity solutions, you may also want to implement deep packet inspection (DPI) for added peace of mind and protection against data leaks, malware, and other potential security threats. What Is Deep Packet Inspection? Specifically, DPI refers to a method of examining and filtering traffic as it passes through a "checkpoint" on your server. Deep packet inspection is the most thorough filtering method currently in existence. In addition to looking at the source IP address, port number, destination IP address, and other basic information, DPI looks even further at individual packets and their data and metadata. As a result of this deeper inspection, DPI can often identify threats that could otherwise be overlooked as traffic passes through a

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What the Titanfall DDoS Fiasco Tells Us About Dedicated Servers

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have been a problem in the online gaming industry for years. Unfortunately, the popular game Titanfall has been no exception. This multiplayer game has seen its share of issues throughout the years, with DDoS vulnerabilities causing servers to crash and disconnect users from gameplay. Titanfall's history of ongoing DDoS vulnerabilities can serve as a cautionary tale of sorts, demonstrating an increasing need for functional gaming servers across the industry. A History of Trouble For years after its launch, Titanfall enjoyed a relatively successful reception. In 2014, it was even considered to be one of the best multiplayer shooting games online. Unfortunately, this success was relatively short-lived. In 2019, Titanfall began experiencing serious issues when hackers discovered major security vulnerabilities on the server. As a result, ongoing instances of coordinated DDoS attacks took the Titanfall server down and booted players from their games. Unfortunately, these

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Google Alerts Spreading Malware: What You Need to Know

Google Alerts can be a convenient way to receive notifications on your phone any time new content is posted about something you're interested in. Unfortunately, within the past year, hackers have begun using fraudulent Google Alerts to deliver malware to unsuspecting web users. By understanding how these malware attacks are being carried out and avoiding falling victim, you can keep your important information safe. Google Alerts and Malware: What Happened? In 2020, fraudsters began using black search engine optimization (SEO) and Google Sites to create fake Google Alerts notifications. Specifically, these hackers create fake websites, usually for things like contests, giveaways, and other types of spoofed content from popular sources. From there, scammers use black-hat SEO strategies to help these sites capture the attention of Google's search algorithms. Google Alerts will pick up these sites as legitimate sources, not realizing the links lead to malware, and send out alerts to

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What You Need to Know About Automatic Failover

You rely on your server to keep your data safe and secure. Unfortunately, many scenarios could render a traditional server compromised. From natural disasters to cybersecurity attacks, your sensitive data is never more than one disaster away from potential loss. The good news? There are proactive steps you can take to protect your data and ensure that it is not lost in the event of a disaster or other emergency. Specifically, more people are relying on a redundancy known as automatic failover. By learning more about what automatic failover is and how it can protect your data, you can begin using it for added security and peace of mind. What Is Automatic Failover and How Does It Work? Specifically, automatic failover refers to a practice that allows data handling to automatically be switched to another server or standby system in the event of a disaster or other emergency that could

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Top Advantages of KVM Over IP Functionality

Looking for a way to control your computers and devices remotely from the convenience of one device? If so, then you may want to explore KVM over IP functionality. This type of solution makes it easy for you to access and control every device (provided that it is connected to your server) so that you can manage them from literally anywhere in the world. What Is KVM Over IP, Anyway? So, exactly what is KVM over IP, and how does it work? Specifically, KVM stands for keyboard, video, and mouse. This refers to the equipment needed to control the other devices over an IP, local area network (LAN), or wireless Internet connection.  It is important to understand the difference between a "traditional" KVM solution and a KVM over IP. With a classic KVM connection, a KVM switch connects one computer to other devices through CAT 5 cabling. This traditional KVM

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AMD Ryzen Processors for Dedicated Servers: Why Are They So Popular?

When you're exploring your dedicated hosting options, there are many different factors to consider. From the amount and type of storage available to bandwidth allowances and everything in between, selecting the right dedicated hosting plan requires careful thought and analysis. However, one aspect of your dedicated server that you won't want to overlook is its processor. After all, your processor, also referred to as a central processing unit (CPU), is responsible for processing data, executing program/application commands, and much more.  As you explore your options for brands and types of processors, you'll likely come across AMD Ryzen processors. While these types were previously associated with desktop computers, the reality is that they're being used more often in dedicated hosting — and for good reason. Benefits of AMD Ryzen Processors in Dedicated Hosting If you're presented with the option of choosing an AMD Ryzen processor for your dedicated server host, you

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Why Use Extended Validation SSL Certificates?

When people visit your website, they should feel confidents that they’re browsing safely and securely. Unfortunately, if you don't have some form of secure sockets layer (SSL) certificate in place and readily visible, you could be scaring visitors away – and putting their information at risk. There are many types of SSL certificates available today, including multi-domain and wildcard certificates. However, one specific option you may want to consider (especially if you run an eCommerce business) is an extended validation (EV) SSL certificate. What Is an Extended Validation SSL Certificate? Specifically, an EV SSL certificate provides all of the basic benefits of a standard certificate with the added protection of eCommerce transaction encryption. This means that any financial or personal data you collect from a customer on your site is automatically encrypted. As a result, even if a hacker attempts to gain access to this information, it will require a

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