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.
This week Microsoft released a huge update for Windows Vista. Make sure that your operating system on your computers is up-to-date, if you are running Vista and don't have it configured for automatic security downloads (we recommend this), download and install the latest updates from the start button in the lower right hand corner of your desktop.
There has been a new vulnerability discovered in most versions of Linux. In order to address this, clients using Linux as their operating system are strongly advised to run the YUM feature (or updates, if they are using Cpanel or Plesk) and then enter a support ticket to have their server rebooted.