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[Resources] Stop WordPress Bruteforce Logins

There are many different wordpress plugins, some work locally, some work with a community; if you are looking for a plugin to secure your site against bruteforce (and likely other hack attempts) you can use the BruteProtect plugin.

BruteProtect is a cloud-powered Brute Force attack prevention plugin and the ONLY SECURITY PLUGIN able to guard against botnet attacks.

BruteProtect logs every failed attempt community-wide

When an IP has too many failed attempts in a specific period of time BruteProtect logs and blocks that IP across the entire BruteProtect network (your site included). The more users of BruteProtect the safer we all are from traditional brute force attacks, and distributed brute force attacks that use many different servers and IP addresses

Website: http://bruteprotect.com/

February 45% off on new or transferred .NL domain

040Hosting offers the whole month of February 2014 the .NL domain for a very low price.

You receive the first year for any newly registered .nl or any domain transferred to us at 45% OFF ; which means you have your .NL registered for only € 5,49 excl. 21% VAT

The only thing you need to do is enter the following promo code NLD45-2014 when finalizing your order. You can place your order here.  There is no limit to the amount of .NL domains you want to transfer to us or to register through us, you will receive the 45% off for the first year on all the .NL domains you transfer or register.

Do you need hosting with your domain, please check out our shared hosting services here: http://www.040hosting.eu/shared-hosting/

Datadock Datacenter Strasbourg DCSA3.0

certificate-datadockDatadock in Strasbourg awarded an outstanding 5 stars as the first Operator in France with the DCSA3.0

Strasbourg, 14.11.2013 – The Datadock datacenter successfully achieved the highest rating of 5 stars.

The company, with their headquarters in Huerth, near Cologne, Germany, becomes the first operator of a data center in France to be certified according to the new DCSA Version 3.0.

As a result of the particularly high availability and security in combination with optimal energy efficiency, the auditors awarded datadock the additional “green” star as an “Approved Energy Efficient Data Center”. The data center makes use of ground water for their free-cooling technology.

040Hosting utilized the Datadock datacenter in Strasbourg as their main datacenter of operations since it opened back in 2010.

CloudFlare Optimized Partner
CloudFlare Railgun™

As a CloudFlare Optimized Partner 040Hosting is thrilled to offer the CloudFlare Railgun™ technology to all our customers (on selected servers at this moment, as we are configuring more each week). Railgun is CloudFlare’s latest performance optimization technology that gives you significant improvements in site load times. To activate Railgun you will need to contact our support for the moment so we can enable the service for you. 040Hosting’s CloudFlare Railgun service is FREE for everyone.

Also read the great Article on ArsTechnica or at the Cloudflare Blog

Cloudlinux Licenses

cloudlinuxWant Better Server Performance? Crash Proof them with CloudLinux

040Hosting now offers you the latest in virtualization technology called CloudLinux to address common issues that cause instability and downtime when hosting multiple websites on a server. With this new operating system you can crash proof your servers. And now you can a Cloudlinux license for only € 8,40 a month (excl. 21% VAT where applicable)

There were always 2 things that made hosting multiple websites on a server a pain. One was leaving vast amounts of idle resources to guard against a single tenant from over-utilizing the shared resources. You always have to prepare for the worst – and leave idle resources sitting and waiting for something that may or may not happen. Very inefficient.

The other pain was keeping one website from causing problems and eating up server resources causing it to slow or worse, shutting down the server. Resources can be drained by any number of problems like a traffic spike, a bug in the website code from one tenant or a hacker attack.

Those days are over, 040Hosting Now offers CloudLinux for an even lower monthly license fee.

CloudLinux uses Lightweight Virtual Environment (LVE) technology to isolate resources on the server. It prevents individual websites from using too many resources and slowing down other sites, provides better security, and protects servers from issues that drain resources.

The technology provides better management of server populations and improves stability and can allow you to host twice as many accounts on one server. Not only that, CloudLinux is easy to deploy and manage since it is:

Based on RedHat EL 5.x / EL 6.x and interchangeable with CentOS 5.x / 6.x which means no learning curve
Works with all major control panels including cPanel and Plesk
Compatible with major hosting technologies like KSplice and R1Soft Backup
Transparent to both the administrator and end user and requires virtually no overhead
If you want to deliver more stability and better uptime to your customers, order a CloudLinux server from 040Hosting today.

040Hosting offers Cloud Linux on it’s wide range of Dedicated Server offers (Managed and Unmanaged) in Europe and the USA. We also utilize CloudLinux on our Shared – Reseller and Semi-Dedicated servers in the Netherlands (Haarlem), United Kingdom (London), France/Germany (Strasbourg), USA (Dallas and St.Louis).

Datacenter Europe, Strasbourg

Datadock is Europe’s most environment-friendly data center and has already won the eco Award 2010 donated by the German Internet Association “eco” as the best data center. Furthermore, it received the highest rating of five stars in the independent Datacenter Star Audit, which evaluates the technical quality of data centers.

datadock datacenter impression

In more than three years of planning and construction time there was aimed at building an eco-friendly and at the same time ultra-modern data center with a comprehensive security and redundancy concept. Located in Strasbourg, France, this would be the perfect location for our services, situated on the most important and fastest glass fiber routes to Germany and the rest of Europe.

datadock network specs

 

Datadock datacenter is connected directly to the most important European internet exchange points over our own redundant 100 GBit backbone hence it features the perfect speed and availability of your data. On the other hand, the area around Strasbourg is very rich in groundwater, which rendered it possible to implement an innovative and eco-friendly cooling concept at Datadock.

The current Frankfurt data center will be closed for operations by the end of 2010, so we are currently planning to start migrating all EU servers to the new facility mid September, transfers will be done off peak hours (between 00:00 and 08:00am GMT+1). Servers in our St.Louis (US) data center are not affected.

We will inform you about the exact date at least one week before moving your servers. The move will not affect any changes of server settings, your private network setup or IP address settings. All IP addresses will remain the same.

Some more interesting facts about Datadocks.

An unrivaled cooling system has been installed at datadock. This system makes use of the area’s extensive ground water sources, which are extracted by means of specially built wells. Normally, cooling is one of the most important power and cost factors in a data center. But since the ground water is only 12° C cold when it’s taken out of the ground, its temperature doesn’t have to be further decreased in order to use it in the data center. This has great impact on the energy balance. The ground water itself never gets into the data center’s inner cooling cycle. It is only used for taking the heat from the inner cooling cycle at the heat exchangers. It is neither polluted in this process nor is any water wasted. Due to this cost-saving and efficient cooling method the European top PUE value (Power Usage Efficiency) of 1.21 is achieved.

The Connectivity details

  • Deutsche Telekom: 10 x 10 GBit
  • Level 3: 10 x 10 GBit
  • Global Crossing: 8 x 10 GBit
  • cogent: 5 x 10 GBit 3 x 10 GBit
  • interoute: 7 x 10 GBit
  • DE-CIX: 6 x 10 GBit
  • ECIX: 6 x 10 GBit

Datacenter Star Audit (DCSA)

dsaThe data center datadock, once again, received the highest possible rating of five stars in Datacenter Star Audit’s new Version 3.0. Carried out by the eco Association of the German Internet Industry, the DCSA is an objective and independent quality seal for data centers.

The DSCA 3.0 is a completely new audit, revised in 2013. Data centers are assessed by at least two independent auditors according to predetermined criteria.

 

Approved Energy Efficient Data Center

greenstarAs part of the DCSA, datadock is one of the first data centers to also receive the new green star. The green star certifies datadock as an ”Approved Energy Efficient Data Center„ and thus highlights its optimal energy efficiency.