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RAID explained

What is RAID? RAID (redundant array of independent disks or redundant array of inexpensive disks) is a way of storing the same data on multiple hard disks to protect data in the case of a drive failure. However, not all RAID levels provide redundancy. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways, referred to as RAID […]
Email has become the normal communication corridor for most business. As a result, it has been targeted more and more by fraudsters. We are not talking mail scammers here or junk mail. No – we are talking about full-blown mail fraud involving big sums of money. The problem is that we tend to trust email […]
The 7.4 version of WHMCS comes with a lot of benefits that your clients will surely enjoy. WHMCS started out in 2005 as a platform that combined domain registration, support and billing, which quickly made it a favourite for many hosting resellers. Since then, this all-in-one client management platform continued to grow, adding more security, […]
A quick history of Spam…the 70’s In the early days of the internet, email was a safe and trusted messaging system. Sending an email to someone you did not know or have business with was almost unheard of. Email protocols were developed in a trusting environment and very little was written into the protocol as […]
cloud computing
Amongst Virtual Hosting customers, there is a misconception that moving to “the Cloud” is an easy way to eliminate the cost of IT staff. This is rarely true. Most virtual hosting providers do not offer managed hosting. If they do, it will usually be at a significantly extra cost. In the end, you may end […]

Backup Strategy

Do you have one? Backups are often done incorrectly, inaccurately or not at all. What should we do when planning our backup? Having no backup strategy is almost as bad as having no backups. Our backup strategy tells us a few things: When to backup. (not how many times a day or week, but WHEN). […]

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