Sony Data Hack Security Lessons

You may have never enjoyed playing a video game on a PlayStation, and might not watch many movies, use a camera, or listen to a lot of music - even if you have trouble spelling the compnay name - each of us can learn a valuable lesson from the fallout of the recent data breach that happened at Sony. By now everyone should be aware of the basics of online security and protecting password information. The next time that you have logged into one of your favourite ecommece websites and are preparing to buy something... after you have checked for the https secure website lock and entered your credit card number, but before you press the enter key to make that online purchase, remember that even multi-national mega-uber-conglamerate companies like Sony have been victims of data breaches. Life is full of risks and there are very few things in life that you can always rely on, however there is ONE thing that is always true online. Nothing on the internet is 100% secure.

DNS and why it is Important

DNS is short for Domain Name System. It essentially is a system that takes domain names and associates them with the IP address where they are hosted. This makes it a lot easier to find websites on the internet, for example, without DNS if you wanted to read the information on a website you would have to remember its IP address of perhaps twelve digits, and type that into your internet browser. DNS eliminates that hassle, and you only have to remember the domain name of the website that you would like to visit.  Remembering something like PingPipe.com is certainly easier than remembering a 12 digit number. In a lot of ways DNS is like the phone book of the internet as it translates numbers to names. It is better than the phone book in several ways, though, perhaps the best example is that when a change is made to a website's DNS, that information is usually updated in the records of every internet provider in the world in less than 72 hours. (this is called DNS propagation, bythe way). You use the DNS information of your ISP or domain name registrar, or create your own DNS Name Servers on your dedicated server or Virtual Private Server (VPS) using your own domain name for the NS1 and NS2. If you are using a control panel like Cpanel it is really easy to setup, the PingPipe Internet support team is always available to answer any questions or provide any needed assistance.

New York City Dedicated Server Rental

New York City is a great location to choose for your dedicated server rental, as it is the world's financial capital there is superior global connectivity available. The PingPipe datacenter facility in New York City is located in Manhattan, and close to Wall Street and includes our 100% network uptime guarantee. It is located between two power grids and also has backup diesel generators available, so there is always available electricity for your dedicated server. Hurricane Sandy in 2012 hit the New York City infrastructure hard, but all of our client servers stayed online 24/7. The PingPipe dedicated server datacenter in New York City is physically secure, with on duty security personnel and authorized entry only after a biometric hand scan. As with all of our facilities, we are always monitoring the network to protect against dDos attacks and have 24/7/365 available solid support services available to all clients. PingPipe and New York City is the number one choice for leading Forex, VoIP,  and busy e-commerce providers. For more information visit our webpage devoted to New York City dedicated server hosting, or contact the PingPipe sales team for a customized configuration and price quotation. PingPipe is more than ping, power, and pipe in New York City. PingPipe is maximum dedicated.  

Dedicated Server Clearance Sale

We have recently launched a  re-designed layout of PingPipe.com, and to celebrate we are offering fantastic clearance sale savings on select dedicated servers. Come check out our new website, and sign up for an Intel  Xeon 3430 dedicated server with 8 GB DDR3 EEC RAM.  These servers come complete with remote reboot and IP-KVM, as well as 10 TB of monthly traffic. PingPipe data centers in New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Seattle are all backed by our corporate commitment to 100% network uptime and always available solid support services. Check out the new PingPipe.com homepage and sign up for a new dedicated server. PingPipe is more than ping, power, and pipe. PingPipe is maximum dedicated.

Data backup and disaster Recovery

A good rule with web hosting is to always have a back-up and disaster recovery plan in place for a worst case scenario, if your data disappears. Many hosts will offer a backup service, and there are a number of options available for increased protection. One good method is to setup a RAID array for your server.  There are several different ways you can configure RAID, essentially it gives protection by spreading or copying your data over two or more redundant hard drives. Many people choose to augment this with an additional hard drive outside of the RAID array, and also do backups there. For yet another level of redundancy you could also do backups to a remote workstation. Many larger and more popular websites also choose to setup a failover to another server in a different network operations center. This can be a bit tricky for complex websites, or if there are databases involved, the team at PingPipe has over a decade of experience assisting clients with all levels of data backup and disaster recovery, and would be pleased to help you set-up the most cost-effective solution that meets your needs. For additional information on data backup and disaster recovery please contact the PingPipe sales team today. PingPipe is maximum dedicated to your business' online success.

Voipswitch Spring Special and PingPipe Dedicated Servers is a Winning Combination

The most successful VoIP companies know that they need to host their voipswitch on a powerful dedicated server backed up by solid support services and a fast, reliable network. Here at PingPipe we have been working with the team at VoipSwitch for many years, and we know that we have a winning combination for today's savvy VoIP provider. PingPipe dedicated servers are now available as part of our VoipSwitch Spring  Special, with promotional dedicated server configurations available that include rental of a genuine legal VoipSwitch license at a low monthly rental cost, and always with free setup.  We have dedicated servers available in New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, Phoenix, LOs Angeles, and Seattle - completely customizable, and in every budget range. When you sign up for a VoipSwitch dedicated server with PingPipe you will have access to online training videos, and friendly support team is available 24/7 to assist you if you ever have any questions. It is a great time to host your voip project with PingPipe - our VoipSwitch Spring Special is for a limited time, more details are available at pingpipe.com.

Dedicated Server Clearance Sale

It`s a new year and PingPipe is celebrating with fantastic sale prices for our clearance dedicated servers. The savings continue with clearance dedicated servers available in all of our facilities ( (New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Seattle), all with free setup and 10 TB premium monthly traffic included. Just like with all of our servers, solid state hard drives and additional optional hardware customization is always available. and you always have the peace of mind that comes with our premium bandwidth and network uptime guarantee. You will have full root/administrator access to your server and can always upgrade to any of our other dedicated server solutions at anytime. Contact the sales team at PingPipe.com for complete details and information about all of our dedicated servers, and don't forget to ask about our dedicated servers with remote reboot and IP-KVM.

Dedicated Server Holiday Savings

PingPipe has just launched a great dedicated server sale in celebration of the holiday season. There are fantastic savings available, including Intel Quad Core 3.2 GHz servers with 12 GB RAM for just $125 per month, and Intel Dual Core dedicated servers starting at $75 per month. Servers are available in all of our facilities (New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Seattle),  all with free setup and up to 10 TB included premium traffic every month. High traffic users can choose to double the included traffic, and hardware upgrades and customization is always available. Visit pingpipe.com for more information and to sign up today.

Transfer Files Remotely to a Dedicated Server with Radmin

After signing up for a new Windows dedicated server you may be wondering what is the easiest way to transfer files to it. You may also need a way to administer your new server when you do not have access to remote desktop. Radmin is a great solution that addresses both these needs, and best of all you can try it before you buy it. Radmin is a remote administration software, you can download a demo version at anytime, or ask your PingPipe sales representative and we will include a demo version on your new dedicated server at no additional cost. Radmin itself is made up of two parts: a module that you install onto your dedicated server, and a viewer that you install on your computer. Once you have installed the server-side module it is easy to setup access accounts and passwords for it, allowing you remote access to your server from any computer that has the viewer portion available. When you connect to your dedicated server using Radmin you will be able to remotely and control your server's mouse and keyboard. Transferring files to your server is as easy as dragging and dropping. Another way some people use Radmin is to allow several people to view a server's desktop. PingPipe has partnered with the manufacturer of Radmin and is now offering full licensed versions  to all new and existing clients. at great pricing. If you would like to purchase a copy for your dedicated server or have any questions about Radmin features and benifits contact the PingPipe sales team today.  

Dedicated Server Sandy Bridge to Savings

Take advantage of the Intel Sandy Bridge dedicated server special now underway at PingPipe.  Sandy Bridge is the next generation in high efficiency from the team at Intel, and PingPipe.com has  just launched promotional pricing that includes a E3-1230 Quad Core 3.2 Ghz processor, 12 GB DDR3 RAM, and 1TB SATA2 hard drive starting at  just $195 per month, with available discounts for up to an additional 10% in savings. There are a number of upgrades available including solid state hard drives, and there is never a setup charge on these dedicated servers.  For a limited time Sandy Bridge server savings are available at the PingPipe datacenter facilities in New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Surf over to PingPipe.com today for your Intel Sandy Bridge summer server savings.