Unsure who is sending spam? Try this

Anyone who has hosted peoples websites before, has had  either a blog hacked, or some guy thinking he is going to send mass mailouts using PHP or similar happen. Its extremely hard to trackdown and deal with, and yet it can get your server listed at spam service denying legitimate email from getting through. This… Continue reading Unsure who is sending spam? Try this

Problems with HDDs, so Rimuhosting.com gets a hardware upgrade

Procrastination is a horrible thing. A few weeks back Carl here setup a brand new Nehalem server for us to pop the RimuHosting website onto. RimuHosting had been running on one of our lowest speced Core 2 servers for couple of years now. And it had been doing pretty well. But hey, why not upgrade?… Continue reading Problems with HDDs, so Rimuhosting.com gets a hardware upgrade

Does your VPS have MD5 enabled for passwords?

We recently discovered that the way we install a VPS differs slightly from the usual CD install. This is not something we do specifically but something that can be improved on in the set-ups of CentOS5.3. When you install from a CD it automatically enables MD5 encryption in passwords (which should be the norm), however… Continue reading Does your VPS have MD5 enabled for passwords?