Web Hosting News for February 2017: A 24 Year Uptime Server, Mirai Botnet, and More

Web Hosting News for February 2017: A 24 Year Uptime Server, Mirai Botnet, and More

Welcome to the Web Hosting News Monthly Recap, your roundup of last month’s top web hosting news stories all in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know about:

 

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Server Security in 2017: What to Expect and How to Prepare

2016 was a rough year.

 

We saw the record for the largest and most powerful DDoS attack shattered not once, but twice.

 

Data breaches hit record highs, increasing more than 40% vs 2015.

 

And, Carrie Fisher died.

 

You wouldn’t be alone in thinking that it can’t possibly be worse, but it can, and when it comes to server security it likely will be worse.

 

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DDoS Attacks Could Cost You Thousands. Here’s How to Be Prepared

DDoS Attacks Could Cost You Thousands. Here’s How to Be Prepared

Pat Flynn, from Smart Passive Income, had his server hit with a DDoS attack that took down nearly all of his websites for an entire week. The earnings he lost? Nearly $12,000, but that’s only part of what this attack cost him.

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Everything You Need to Know about Reseller Hosting

Hosting is a large part of our world today, and many people’s websites and businesses couldn’t survive without it. Choosing the right host is very important. That’s why you need to consider the points below in order to see if reseller hosting is the right option for you.

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Everything You Need to Do to Set up a Website (the Old-Fashioned Way)

Being an entrepreneur and blogger, I’ve set up many websites and I’ve done it many different ways. I’ve often used all-in-one services such as Squarespace, but when it came time to set up a site for my latest business venture, I wanted to set it up the old-fashioned way.

 

Here’s what I learned along the way, and how you can do it for yourself:

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