The word “backup” gets used in a lot of ways. There are several ways of “preserving” data, but the purposes are not the same. The first step in protecting data is understanding the risks and how we manage them. In general, there are two bad things that can happen to data:
As a security precaution provided to all our clients, our hosting security system checks the security of our client’s sites once a week. What it is doing is looking for files and folders that are set to world-writable settings, or 777 as it’s known in the Linux world. Files or folders that are set to [...]
Nerds On Site is always finding new ways to reduce our client’s IT costs, and today we are announcing a further price savings for all our clients and future clients. Effective immediately, Nerds On Site has dropped all .ca pricing by 19%. Contact our team today to take advantage of these great new prices by [...]
On almost every client service call we have had over the past year, we have installed Dropbox on their computers. It takes only moments to setup, it’s free, and once we explain the benefits, every client has expressed excitement about the service!
Many of us have wanted “put a bullet” in a server or workstation from time to time – at least figuratively. This Salt Lake City employee had too much to drink and LITERALLY shot the server. This might be amusing, except for the costs involved – not to mention the danger of injury.
We’ve just had a tremendously enjoyable ReBoot conference in Cape Town, South Africa with a number of our team members joining us from Durban, Johannesburg & Pretoria. On the eve of our first stay, they organized a Bowling event, and at that event, one of our Pretoria nerds, Conrad, contributed to the enjoyment of the [...]
For the past couple days, I have been trying to figure out how to best summarize this newly-revealed security issue. Fortunately, Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte explain the details quite well in this weeks issue of Security Now
When choosing a new hosting company for your corporate website, knowing your needs is crucial. So say all the blogs that attempt to help you find the perfect web host. But, what if you don’t know your hosting needs precisely? What happens if you don’t KNOW what your hosting needs will be next month, next [...]
The best kind of backup solution is the kind your don’t have to think about. With off-site backup, a small program will monitor changes in the folders you choose and upload them securely (and encrypted) to an off-site set of redundant servers (backups of the backups)! So long as the computer is left idle a couple of hours a week, your backup will be kept up-to-date automatically!