CentOS 7 is among the most secure and stable Linux distributions in the world. That’s why we use CentOS on our virtual private servers and dedicated servers. But server administrators should be familiar with a few security configuration tweaks.
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Linux is everywhere. The cloud runs almost entirely on Linux. The majority of websites, web applications, and online services are hosted on servers that run Linux. Android is, at its core, based on Linux. If you use the internet or a non-Apple smartphone, you use Linux. So Linux is used by everyone in developed countries and the majority of people in developing countries. It’s also used on every one of the 500 fastest computers in the world.
Executing commands on a schedule is one of the core roles of a server. Whether it’s clearing caches, rotating logs, querying APIs, or simply pinging a site to see if it is available, scheduling commands is a common server administration task. There are web services and applications that can run tasks on a schedule, but every CentOS 7 server already includes a flexible and powerful scheduling tool called cron.
CentOS is among the most secure Linux distributions, at least among distributions that are useful on a server. It is a stable, reliable, and secure platform. But every server distribution requires some input from the administrator to ensure that it is as secure as possible.
Linux is a descendant of Unix operating systems developed in the 70s in an environment that used terminology adapted from the earliest days of computing. A lot of that terminology is still with us today. The good news is that Linux server hosting users don’t really need to know why a terminal is called that, and still less what a console or a tty is.
If you’re planning to get into PHP web development, you can save yourself a lot of time (not to mention more than a few headaches) by working with a development framework. Designed to reduce development overhead and dial down complexity in the development process, a framework includes a series of tools, pre-built components, and code samples that you can use to eliminate a lot of the redundant legwork when it comes to web development.
Update #1: Future Hosting Response to Side-Channel Speculative Execution (Meltdown & Spectre) Vulnerabilities
This is an update to our previous post.
We’ve had an incredibly busy couple of days and wanted to take a few minutes provide an update on where Future Hosting is at with Meltdown & Spectre patching.