Dedicated SSD Server is Now Live!

With just about 2 months into 2020 and we’re excited to fulfill our promise of bringing you SSD Dedicated Server Hosting on our platform! 

HostGator’s Dedicated Server SSD (Solid State Drive) Hosting amps up the performance with SSD drives, high memory variants, new generation Intel Xeon D 2141 I processors, all this with instant provisioning and an integrated server administration panel. 

10 Reasons Why you Need a Content Management System

Let me describe an all-too-common scenario: You have a website which has grown organically over some time. While it has a lot of useful content, it is far from being perfect. Much of the content is outdated and inaccurate, the website becomes complex and affects its design. Worse yet, you’ve lost track of all the content on the website, and because you’re the only one managing it, the updates are piling up. You can’t remember what was on the website last month, or a year ago You know you are in a difficult position if your customer needs a rollback. Does this situation sound familiar? There is little that you can do and if this sounds bad, you’re not the only person. 

Too many problems and all at the same time, too much isn’t it? How do you tackle this issue? Well, for starters you need a tool that can help you avoid these issues so you’re always up to date when it comes to your website. A Content Management System is a tool specifically designed with the aim of making your life simpler. However, before moving ahead with why you need a Content Management System (CMS), let us first understand what a CMS is. 

Server Virtualization and its Benefits

Virtualization is the buzzword in the hosting industry, and although we’ve heard a lot of terms like ‘virtual servers’ or ‘virtual machines’, the idea behind virtual has always been blurred. Well, virtual is the absence of physical but it doesn’t mean it is not real. The aim of this blog post is to help you understand virtualization and specifically server virtualization in-depth, as well as, why virtualization is important. 

Configuring a Firewall in Linux – A Step-by-Step Guide

It is important for every system to be well protected, be it your home computer or your server. In this article, we’ll understand how to configure a Firewall in Linux to keep your system safe and protected from malicious viruses. 

Let us begin by understanding what a firewall is.

A firewall is a network security software that monitors the incoming and outgoing traffic in your network. In simple words, a firewall is like a virtual barrier that is put so that the least damage can occur. Thus, the barrier is placed between the safe and unsafe place. Where the safe place is your private network and the unsafe place is the internet – a wide public network. This way a firewall not only eliminates unwanted network communication but also prevents your server from malicious attacks. 

There are two main types of firewalls, viz. ‘host firewall’ and ‘network firewall’. A host firewall is installed on individual servers and monitors the incoming and outgoing connections. A network firewall is usually built into your hosting infrastructure.