Backup

Cloud Hosting – flexible and cost effective

For many, the cloud is a place where private documents, music, pictures, or videos can be stored and exchanged online. Understanding the different technological aspects of these services, however, proves to be a cloudy venture for many. Did you know, for example, that, in addition to many other things, online stores and websites can also be hosted in the cloud? [...]  

What is shared hosting?

Shared hosting is a comfortable and affordable solution for managing websites online. We’ve answered some basic questions regarding shared hosting’s definition, laid out some of its pros and cons, and highlighted what it is that makes this web hosting model different from alternative solutions, like setting up private servers or opting for a free hosting provider. [...]  

Server failure – what to do?

Server failures can be devastating for businesses, especially if central business areas are controlled by IT systems since the longer the server is down, the costlier is it for the company. This can result in loss of sales and in the worst case, the loss of business or customer data. Here we demonstrate the internal and external sources of danger that can lead to server failure, explain the consequences for the business, and provide you with some possible countermeasures. [...]  

Data reduction through deduplication and compression

With the mass of data constantly increasing, ever more efficient storage techniques are required to reduce storage requirements with as few losses as possible. For this purpose, there are two compression techniques that are currently in use. While data compression identifies and eliminates redundant information within a file, deduplication is a cross-file method that is particularly suited to backup processes where files are only partially replaced. [...]  

WordPress plugins for securing your website

If you’ve invested lots of time and effort into your WordPress project, you definitely need an adequate backup solution. Otherwise, you run the risk of losing important data through a database or system failure, which may not be retrievable. Which WordPress plugins are available for helping you back up your project? [...]  

What is a network attached storage (NAS)?

Growing sums of data require cost-effective, high-performance storage solutions. One option for fulfilling this requirement is a network attached storage. In business contexts, this model has already established itself as a viable alternative to file servers, hard drives, and the cloud. Private users have also caught on and use NAS systems at home. But what is a NAS? Read on, and we’ll show you here. [...]  

WordPress: domain change and domain transfer

WordPress websites are always subject to change. Some users may be dissatisfied with their provider and want to change web host, while others may be unhappy with their current domain name and want a new web address. With WordPress, it’s easy to transfer domains and change providers, whether you work with your own WordPress installation or use wordpress.com. [...]  

Creating backups with MySQLDumper

“Data is the new oil!”. So when it comes to online businesses, loss of data means loss of capital. Important and sensitive data should be backed up at regular intervals. Thanks to free programs such as MySQLDumper you can create MySQL database backups in minutes! Once installed, you can use the software to automatize and administer backups. [...]  

Setting up server backups with rsync

A server backup is the best method for securing the data of your online projects, thereby preventing any damaging losses. Server environments are especially in need of cleverly devised backup strategies that take every type of device into account. Here, backup programs become essential. Free applications, like rsync, offer reliable and compelling alternatives to their expensive conventional counterparts. [...]  

Securing servers with Fail2ban

For server operators, security is of the utmost importance. Only those who have developed and set up a foolproof defense strategy are ready for drastic situations. As well as regular protection mechanisms, like security software, backups, and encryption, there are also some useful tools and frameworks that may come in handy in the fight against intruders. We have laid out essential details on the security framework, Fail2ban. [...]