Data Backups and You

If a disaster were to happen, do you know where your data backup is? Our datacenters are equipped with advanced protection equipment including high security and fire prevention and suppression. Unfortunately, you still have to expect the unexpected and that’s why making sure you have backups of your data is of utmost importance.

While GlowHost takes backups daily and weekly of our shared servers,Data Backup is Crucial it’s highly recommended that you have multiple copies of your data in various geographical locations. Please understand, however, that web hosting companies do not guarantee backups nor that the backups will be available. Generally our backups are for internal purposes only and you can’t always be sure that we will have the backup you need. Keeping this in mind, you have your data on your server with GlowHost and the hard drive fails on that server. You still have a copy on a flash drive at home, right? Great! What happens if you plug in that flash drive and it’s corrupted? Not so great. Sure all this is theoretical, but this is where an off-site backup service comes in.

Backup Services

GlowHost offers multiple backup restoration services to protect you in the event of such a catastrophe. First, a staple that we recommend highly for all accounts is our Sucuri offering. Sucuri is a service that mitigates threats your website faces including hack protection and recovery, routine monitoring for potential threats and outdated scripts, FREE repair of your site by human specialists and FREE backup restoration from GlowHost’s weekly or daily backups as needed.

We also offer R1Soft / Idera for Dedicated Servers. R1Soft provides disk-based online backups and disaster recovery. R1Soft serves as an off-site backup for your account in another geographical location to further ensure data integrity even through a disaster. R1 allows you to restore files, folders, or your entire account at any time directly through cPanel. We offer R1 backups to servers either in the US or the UK.

You can never be too cautious about your important files. If you don’t have a backup of your data and the unforeseen happens, you could lose it all. If you have any questions regarding our backup data offerings, are interested in more information, or would like to obtain one of these services, please feel free to open a support ticket. Our team will reply with information generally within 20 minutes.

Have comments or suggestions about backing up your data? Please be sure to leave a comment below!

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HostingCon 2014 – GlowHost’s VIP Taxi

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VIP Taxi in a Lamborghini Aventador at HostingCon 2014

GlowHost Aventador
Receive the VIP treatment between the HostingCon hotel, events & parties.

STUART, FLORIDA, June 5th, 2014 – Innovative hosting provider GlowHost (www.GlowHost.com) announced today attendees to the 10th annual HostingCon in Miami June 16-18 can now secure Free VIP Taxi rides in a Lamborghini Aventador.

HostingCon is the premier industry conference and trade show for hosting and cloud providers. Each year it brings together the web hosting industries best and most important people for three days of training, networking and good times.

It’s going to be hot in the middle of Miami-June, so why not arrive in style with one of the coolest
machines on the planet?

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Email Encryption and You – Reset the Net

In today’s world, privacy is a major concern. You can’t go anywhere online without seeing “security this” and “hacker that.” Our world has become corrupt with unwarranted spying and data collection in one of the last free-speech areas there is – the Internet. We can’t stop targeted attacks, but we can stop mass surveillance, by building proven security into the everyday Internet. This blog article intends to show you just one way how to take your privacy back. Below, we will show you just how easy it can be, by providing instructions and details on how to set up a fully secured, end to end email encryption solution.

Setting up Email Encryption with Thunderbird, Gpg4win and Enigmail

Email has one major security flaw, which is that by default, when email is relayed (going from point A to point B) across the internet, it is almost always transmitted from server to server in an unencrypted format; it is also stored in “plain text” on those mail servers. Even if you use SSL to connect to your email server, the chances are, that your email server does not use SSL encryption to transmit your email to the recipient’s email server. This means that the content inside of your emails can be easily “sniffed” (read by an unintended third party) during transit from point A to point B. Also, when the emails are stored in a mail server’s queue, they are stored unencrypted. The mail queue is where your emails sit, while they are waiting to be delivered to you. They do not get delivered to you, until you decide to log in and check for new emails. Since they are stored in plain text, any unintended 3rd party can read your emails. This could be a government official or a server administrator at your email hosting provider.  That’s kind of scary, right?

This is where end to end email encryption comes into play.

End to end email encryption will keep email text and attachments out of prying hands. To use it, first, you will need a mail program.

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