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Category last updated 16 April 2014


Which server is right for you?

Published 16 April 2014

Not all servers are created equally, and one of the most common questions we hear is "what's the difference between a Virtual Private Server(VPS) and a Virtual Machine(VM)?". The basic difference is the way that user accounts are allocated resources, and ... more


Types of attacks on websites and servers - Website Security

Published 31 March 2014

Welcome to the first in our series of posts on website security. In this series we're going to take a look at common types of attacks on websites, what to do if your site is the victim of an attack, specifically hardening of your site's code or CMS.... more


Are Virtualised Servers more secure?

Published 9 March 2014

Let's take a look at how virtualised servers can offer security advantages, particularly when comparing with a "bare metal" server or shared hosting of your website or application. The processes and scalability within a "cloud" server suppliers organisati... more


How we decided to change our DB

Published 11 February 2014

Switching Database Management Systems (DBMS) can be a challenge. Even with the best intentions you have compatibility concerns, data durability and performance to consider. At Web Drive we've just made the decision to move our back-end infrastructure to M... more


Email Performance

Published 4 December 2013

Email is a service that has become so ubiquitous in daily life that it is rarely given a second thought. That is, until it stops working. Unfortunately, on November 12th this year, that's exactly what happened for a number of Web Drive email users.... more


Our first post: Setting up SSH

Published 20 November 2013

Welcome to the Web Drive Blog!... more


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