Arch Linux 2012.05 is now available to install on your Cloud Servers. It contains needed fixes to run properly on OpenVZ. As usual, you can reinstall your Cloud Server from sPanel or order a new one and choose this template.
If you’re reading this article, you are likely aware of the benefits of maintaining backups for your website. If you happened to stumble upon this, please take note; A successful backup can save hours, weeks, or months of work. With larger deployments, a successful backup can save years of work from disaster. It doesn’t stop there though. While some people may feel comfortable with a single point of restore; I, the slightly tempered technical support analyst, insist I create another point of restore. I mean, who knows? My data could get tempered by a geomagnetic storm. Maybe a stray meteorite could crash into my computer? The point is, my cat would ultimately be responsible for it.
In this article we will concentrate on 3 things. New data, existing data, and any infrastructure data that coincides with the existence of our data. Since I don’t want to write a whole book on this subject, I will outline a few methods for the three largest PC operating systems. There are also many pre-built plugins available to maintain a backup for your favorite CMS. If you’re interested in going this route, please reference your favorite search engine for backup plugins. Continue reading
Are You Prepared for IPv6? Relax, you probably are – you just don’t know it. Even though this might sound like the latest pandemic, surviving IPv6 won’t require a single inoculation or even a booster shot. Why are we even talking about IPv6? If you haven’t heard, the last bundle of web addresses was doled out just the other day. Before you panic, the solution, IPv6, is already installed on most computer systems and patiently waiting for activation.
To ease your confusion and increase your comfort level, here’s a little more information about this transition:
1. What is IPv6 Anyway?
Have you ever stopped to think about how your browser knows where to go when you click a link or type in a web address? Somehow, this little program performs unlimited feats of high-tech magic to instantly connect your device to the website of your choice regardless of its location. Although we all take this for granted, it’s really quite amazing when you stop to think about it.
This magic trick is actually based on something known as the TCP/IP address, and IPv6 is just the latest protocol used to create this unique identifier. If you have a website, you have a TCP/IP address. Don’t be too concerned if you have no idea what it is – you don’t have to! This is what you pay your host to keep track of.
If you’re smart, you purchased a domain name that will go with you if you decide to make the jump from one web host to the next. During the move, you can keep your domain name, but you’ll trade TCP/IP addresses. A great web host will make this change for you, and it will be completely invisible to both you and your dedicated audience.
IPv6 actually stands for Internet Protocol version 6. Don’t get confused is someone refers to this new release as IPng or Internet Protocol next generation. It’s all the same thing.