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Cybersecurity Threats to Be Aware of in 2019

These days, we constantly hear about new data and security breaches; there's a good chance that within the past few years, your own personal information has been compromised as a result of a web-based attack. However, with so many types of cybersecurity threats lurking around the Internet, it can be difficult to keep up. What are some of the most pressing threats to be aware of in 2019 — and what steps can you take to protect your information (and your users')? Top Security Threats to Watch Out For This is by no means an exhaustive list, but there are four main cyber threats to know about. Software Subversion This type of attack is nothing new — but it is expected that a significant rise in these types of attacks will occur in 2019 and beyond. Specifically, a software subversion attack occurs when hackers identify and exploit security flaws, most often in open-source software

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Best Games to Run on a Dedicated Server in 2019

For millions of people across the globe, gaming is a fun and exciting pastime that allows the player to escape reality into a world of their own. Unfortunately, many gaming servers can end up being limited, leaving players without the option to fully customize their game environment or game-play experience. When you're serious about gaming, having a dedicated gaming server can help take your experience and performance to the next level. With a dedicated server through ReliableSite, you can make the most of your gaming experience every time you log on. And while the options for games are nearly endless, there are a few great games to consider running on your dedicated server in 2019. Minecraft Minecraft has been one of the most popular games for many years, and it doesn't show any signs of losing popularity anytime soon. Minecraft is a creative game that allows players to use blocks to build different things and go

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What Is a DDoS Attack and How to Prevent It

There are few things as difficult to deal with as a DDoS attack. While a DDoS attack is fairly common, that's actually a major part of its danger: it's a brute force attack that can be hard to both identify and defend against. Here's everything you need to know about a DDoS attack and how to prevent it from bringing down your website or servers. What is a DDoS Attack? "DDoS" stands for Distributed Denial of Service, which merits some explanation. When a device requests something from a server, a server needs to consume resources in order to respond to that request. Under a DDoS attack, a large number of devices are used to initiate requests from the server all at once. This is the distributed component to the attack. When a server encounters a sustained barrage of requests, it may either slow down or crash. A DDoS attack is

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New Year, New Dedicated Servers

Every year we see vast changes in the technological landscape. From new IoT endpoints to cyber security risks, companies need to proactively prepare if they want to remain effective in the year to come. As 2019 emerges, it becomes necessary to consider whether a new year might mean a new need for dedicated servers. Here are the advantages of upgrading to a dedicated solution. Cyber Security Threats Continue to Grow Hundreds of cyber security threats are released every day. These cyber security threats are usually targeting small businesses, rather than large enterprises or individuals. As the “Internet of Things” grows and mobile devices are more commonly used for critical business functions, it becomes easier for a system to be compromised. The best dedicated server hosting will also come with advanced security features, such as built-in DDoS protection. A single cyber security attack or intrusion can cost a company millions of dollars. It's

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Now Offering Unlimited Bandwidth

Are you unhappy with the bandwidth allowance your server currently has? If so, and if you have the need for a high amount, then you may want to consider making the switch to an unlimited bandwidth plan. Your current server might offer an unmetered bandwidth option, but if you want your allowance to be truly unlimited, then an unmetered plan probably isn't your best bet. At ReliableSite, we're proud to offer truly unlimited bandwidth plans, so you can use all the bandwidth your site needs without having to worry about overages or additional fees. Unlimited vs. Unmetered Bandwidth: What's the Difference? When shopping around for dedicated hosting, it's important to understand the difference between unlimited and unmetered bandwidth plans. Often times, people will use the terms interchangeably or assume that they're the same thing, but they're not. Unmetered bandwidth plans refer to plans where the amount of bandwidth you use is

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How to Avoid 3 Common Security Risks on Your Business Website

Customers rely on your business website every day to complete secure transactions; unfortunately, all it takes is one hacker to bring down your entire site and business reputation in the process. From website phishing schemes to web attacks and everything in between, security vulnerabilities on your site can lead to serious problems down the road. Just take a look at some of the major businesses and organizations that have fallen victim to web attacks in recent years—and the impact these attacks have had on their reputations. Fortunately, there are some practical steps all business owners can take to enhance website security and avoid falling victim to any number of common data attacks. DDoS Attacks One of the most common types of attacks that websites of all sizes are succumbing to these days is the DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack. These operate by flooding a site with fake traffic to

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Bare Metal Servers vs. Virtualized Servers: Which is Right For You?

In the process of trying to decide on the right type of dedicated server to suit your needs? If so, then you're probably presented with two main options: a bare metal server or a virtualized server. And unless you have a lot of direct experience with server administration, there's a good chance you aren't well versed in the similarities and differences between bare metal and virtualized servers. By having a better understanding of these two very different server options, you can ultimately weigh the pros and cons of a bare metal server vs. virtualized server and choose the one that best suits your hosting needs. What Are Bare Metal Servers? Essentially, a bare metal server is a physical server that is 100% committed to a specific user or client. When you purchase or rent one of these servers, you're more or less paying for the hardware and physical space the server takes up.

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New Year, New Dedicated Servers

Every year we see vast changes in the technological landscape. From new IoT endpoints to cyber security risks, companies need to proactively prepare if they want to remain effective in the year to come. As 2019 emerges, it becomes necessary to consider whether a new year might mean a new need for dedicated servers. Here are the advantages of upgrading to a dedicated solution. Cyber Security Threats Continue to Grow Hundreds of cyber security threats are released every day. These cyber security threats are usually targeting small businesses, rather than large enterprises or individuals. As the “Internet of Things” grows and mobile devices are more commonly used for critical business functions, it becomes easier for a system to be compromised. The best dedicated server hosting will also come with advanced security features, such as built-in DDoS protection. A single cyber security attack or intrusion can cost a company millions of dollars. It's

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What Does the Future of Dedicated Hosting Look Like?

Dedicated hosting has come a long way, especially in the past decade or so. Today, dedicated servers are used not only for website hosting, but for email, gaming, and even Forex trading. By having a better understanding of how dedicated hosting has evolved over the years and what the future of dedicated hosting looks like, you can make informed decisions regarding your own hosting needs. More Customization Today more than ever, users are able to customize their dedicated servers to meet their exact needs. As a result, they can avoid paying for features and specifications that they don't need or won't use. Hosting companies like ReliableSite offer a wide range of customization options to ensure that your server is exactly what you need in terms of storage, processing speeds, security, and more. Better Affordability Dedicated server hardware has also come a long way over the years. In the past, this form of hosting may

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Signs It’s Time to Switch to a New Hosting Company

Are you unhappy with your current hosting company? Or perhaps you've just been with your current hosting company for so long that you can't help but wonder what else is out there. At ReliableSite, people just like you switch to our dedicated servers every day in order to enjoy greater reliability, value, and customer support. If you've been wondering whether it might be time to make the switch, there are a few "warning signs" that could indicate it's time to explore other options! You Can't Reach a Human 24/7 When there's a problem with your server, you should be able to reach a real, live human being any time of day (or night). If your current hosting company only offers real-time technical/customer support during specific hours of the day or days of the week, you're not getting the quality service you deserve. At ReliableSite, you can reach us 24/7 with

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