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. 

Setting Up Your Own Server – A Step-by-Step Guide

Ever thought of keeping your data in a place where you could access it easily without it crowding your phone or laptop with just an internet connection at your service? If yes, then a personalised server is the answer to all questions. Setting up your own server is simple and can help you store any type of files viz. Photos, music, documents etc. which you can then easily share with people. Depending on the size of your files you plan on storing your server speed would vary, however, you wouldn’t want a slow server would you? So let us see what all you need and how to make your own server.