Understanding Mirroring and Backup Disaster Recovery strategies

Internap facilitates and encourages customers to select the appropriate backup solution for their needs. Several complimentary technologies are available such as local mirroring and Idera/R1Soft. Here are three forms of redundancy: 1) Hardware redundancy (e.g. RAID) Hardware redundancy, such as RAID is an efficient and economical configuration and is useful when a hard drive fails or […]

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Uploading a temporary maintenance page

During migration, maintenance or other times, you may want to suspend access to website(s) within a server. NOTE: This method will only work if the server is online/reachable. It cannot be used for an offline server during a hardware  or a network maintenance. Remember that during a migration the .htaccess page will also be moved […]

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Previewing a website

To preview the content of a website without modifying the DNS configuration of a domain is to (temporarily) force your computer to make the domain point on a specific IP address. Follow these steps to do so:   Microsoft Windows Open up your hosts file with a text editor (such as notepad). Click on “Start” […]

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Connecting with Secure Shell (SSH)

Secure Shell (SSH), is a safe and secure way to connect to the command line of your Linux server. While you can manage your server using your WHM or Plesk control panel, it may be occasionally useful to connect to the command line of your server. A command line is, simply put, the most direct […]

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Selecting appropriate RAID

Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) is useful in the case of damaged or failed hard disks. Though there are many different types of RAID, it is typically used to ‘mirror’ hard drives. If one hard drive fails, the server will automatically switch to the remaining drive, until the failed hard disk can be replaced. […]

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Managing whois records

The WHOIS A whois (pronounded who is), also known as  shared whois project (SWIP) is a common protocol that allows looking up registration information on a domain name or IP address. There are many databases available to perform these kinds of lookups so you can use many websites that will provide you with the same information […]

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