Category: Windows VPS Hosting

Disaster Recovery 101 – Fully Automated

The Unexpected How long can your business survive without an online presence? How much money is lost every minute your site(s) are down? These are questions every business should be asking. If you don’t think the unexpected could happen, just look what COVID19 did. While that didn’t negatively impact the Cloud, its the most recent example of how easy our lives can be turned upside down. Between natural disasters, man-made ones, major internet failures, and many other reasons why your site(s) might catastrophically fail, it’s really only a matter of time before your number is up. The Plan At Hostek,...
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Cloud Security 101: The Building Blocks

Cloud security 101

Block1: Admit you have a Problem. If someone asked you, “How do you know your server’s aren’t being exploited, right now?”. How would you respond? The truth is, most businesses don’t even find out until after the major credit card processors have called. Hundreds of credit cards making fraud purchases that were all tracked back to one business. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t like that feeling, knowing I was contributing to an underground criminal ring. These credit card processors can virtually shut you down, stopping all payments until you can prove to them the situation has been...
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Everything You Need To Run Node.js Applications on Windows IIS

If you have an application that’s written in Node.JS but most comfortable with Microsoft Windows you’re in luck. Node.js runs on Windows with minimal effort, you can run an installer, and launch from a console, it’s that easy. But if you want to run a Node.js app with other applications written in .NET or PHP through IIS you’ll need to do a few things. The process is very easy, there’s a small learning curve to getting things running just right. During this process I discovered the enjoyment of Node.js and a vibrant community that takes pride in developing really well polished applications. Getting...
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