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How do I find a good web host?

To create a website, you'll need to find a web host to place the files and publish your website. Choosing a good web host is tricky as there are hundreds of web hosts making all sorts of promises, but there are only a few that delivers what they promise. Your website requires 24x7 uptime, good performance, and with uninterrupted email services. A good web host delivers what you're looking for, while bad host will cause a lot of pain. This article provides the information you'll need to pick a good web host.

How to locate your lost iPhone?

Misplacing a smartphone is not about losing your apps, music and contacts; it is also about giving away unauthorized access to your pictures, social networking sites - online identity and personal emails and stuff. In some cases, it also means the thief would gain access to your banking data if at all you are the kind of person who does banking online or stores all passwords in quick notes app. Given that your smartphone is a database of all your critical and personal data, it is extremely essential to register for in-built security features, install additional security software if need be.

DDoS Use Case - How we mitigated a 9Mbps DDoS attack?

One of our sister website hosted on cloud server was recently hit by a 9Mbps DDoS, and the apache web server ran out of memory and crashed. The attack lasted more than 2-months with no known reason. We've taken a number of mitigation steps including installation of mod_security with mod_evasive, APF, BFD, DDoS Deflate and Rootkit and Traffic Control, but none came to rescue. Use of Linux provided WAF will mitigate the DDoS to the extent where CPU, Memory and Bandwidth are allowed; and in our case a single CentOS server with 4GB RAM wasn't sufficient to mitigate DDoS.

How to get around IP Ban?

IP ban is a block setup by a server to reject request made from a particular IP or range of IP addresses. The IP ban may have been implemented automatically due to abuse pattern detected by the server or placed manually by an administrator. IP ban is implemented to protect the server from abuse such as brute force attacks, block emails from known spammers and limit usage by users. IP Ban allows a server to ban an IP address from accessing a website, forum, email or game server.

What is Internet Censorship?

Internet censorship puts restrictions on what information can be publicized or viewed on the Internet. Governments and other organizations commonly use internet censorship to block access to copyrighted information as well as to harmful or sensitive content. However, internet censorship can also be used as a propaganda method to promote specific religions and political agendas.

How to detect and prevent a DNS Leak while using VPN?

Domain Name Service (DNS) is a mapping of a domain name to an IP address, so that humans can remember computer address by a domain name instead of IP address. A DNS service is requested automatically when someone enters an web address on the web browser, so that the server knows how to find a website. When a user connects to the internet via a home router, the router gets an IP address and DNS server IP addresses via the DHCP it's Internet Service Provider (ISP). You may choose to use public DNS servers instead of the ones provided by your ISP by configuring your Internet connection manually.