When trying to decide on a server monitoring solution many things come to mind – Nagios, Zabbix, cacti and many others. While these are great monitoring tools, but for a novice user they can be a pain to get running.
If, however, you’re ok with basic monitoring, scout_realtime is what you’re looking for. It’s easy to set up, written in Ruby, and you can get it running in 5 minutes. It provides real-time CPU, memory, disk and network traffic usage, as well as basic process information – all in your web browser (see their website for graphic presentation).
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So, what is ScrapeBox and why would you want to have a VPS running it?
ScrapeBox or SB in short is already a household name and often considered the Swiss army knife for any black hat SEO campaigns. ScrapeBox is a powerful SEO tool that you can build thousands of links, comments or even scraping articles on the Internet within 5 minutes or less.
While ScrapeBox is very common on the darker side of the world, it is also a very popular tool for white hat SEO. There are countless guides on how to use ScrapeBox, one of which you can find on Quick Sprout.
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We’re happy to announce that SharkServers is now an official HTTP mirror for CentOS in Germany.
List of public mirrors: http://www.centos.org/download/mirrors/
SharkServers HTTP Mirror http://centos.mirror.sharkservers.co.uk/
Many people still believe that having a separate IP address is a must if you want an SSL certificate for your domain. However, this is not true anymore. There are still a lot of hosting providers who insist that the client gets a separate IP address for any kind of SSL business, and this, of course, costs them extra.
SNI (Server Name Indication) is an extension to the TLS protocol that indicates to what hostname the client is attempting to connect at the start of the handshaking process. This allows a server to present multiple certificates on the same IP address and port number and hence allows multiple secure (HTTPS) websites (or any other Service over TLS) to be served off the same IP address without requiring all those sites to use the same certificate. It has been introduced quite a long time ago, and providing your web server supports it, you shouldn’t require a separate IP address to have more than one SSL certificate.
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We’re very excited to announce that the SharkServers Affiliate Program has now been launched.
We’ve noticed more and more people recommending our hosting services to their friends, families and colleagues, so we decided that it would be great if we could offer something in return to those who bring business to us. As such, our affiliate program offers 10% recurring commission for any shared, VPS or dedicated server order that has been made via your affiliate link.
Minimum payout is just $50, and we will also give you a $10 bonus when signing up for the program. Commissions are released once the customer you have referred to us via your affiliate link has been with us for at least 30 days.
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Innovation needs people who dare to take the first step to do something great, and July is a month famous for innovation. It was 238 years ago that John Hancock put the first signature on the Declaration of Independence, and 45 years ago that Neil Armstrong put the first footprint on the moon.
Don’t wait to be great.
We want to help you make your mark online. For the month of July, you can get a free .com, .net, .org or .info domain name with all Ultimate shared hosting orders. The domain stays free as long as you are with us.
Tweet us @SharkServers to show us what you are up to, and we will share the best right here.
Good luck with your projects.
Good news today as our CEO has received an invitation to attend the Managed Services & Hosting Summit at The Pullman Hotel in London on September 25. The Summit is aimed to bring together the executives of web hosting companies to network with peers and potential suppliers.