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Archive for January, 2018

You are what you read

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 by Servage
The time we spend online What is is that we spend so much time with in the online world (besides work)? Reading an interesting article about this the other day (offline, can you believe it?), I learned that West Europeans spend about 1 hour every day online, reading blogs and news (not work, or other productive stuff, just the daily private catching up with personal interests). On top of that, they spend 15 min every day, checking if new blog entries or news have been posted... I couldn't help but wonder, if we are all really getting to that point where we - on top of consuming a lot of information via the Internet - also spend another ...

A Global Village

Monday, January 29th, 2018 by Helge
The Internet World Stats (IWS) organisation reported that we have reached a point, where over 1 in 2 people in the world havinternetusere some kind of access to the internet. - reaching 51.7% Internet user penetration in the world is a historical occasion! The IWS database shows there are now 3,885,567,618 Internet users in the world (source: http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm). Why is this information useful? All these users are potential customers for businesses looking to expand online! Be part of that global marked and start your online business. Servage offers you all the services you require for that purpose. If you decide to create and host your website with Servage.net, you can get a ...

Remember secure passwords easily

Monday, January 22nd, 2018 by Servage
keypadIt's easy for service providers to ask their users to use secure passwords. After all it is the user who is supposed to remember it. Obviously it is better for everyone if secure passwords are being used everywhere, but for many people it represents an annoyance to use a password like "237IMBd!" instead of "pizza". However, there are plenty of ways making it easier to remember secure passwords - and some of them even add a little bit of fun to the process ;-) I would like to explain my personal way of generating and using secure passwords as an inspiration to figure out a way that works for you, and moreover, ...

Is your website standard compliant?

Monday, January 15th, 2018 by Servage
vcss-bluevalid-xhtml11-bluevalid-html401-blueEveryone who ever tried creating a website probably knows that annoying experience of HTML pages not being displayed the same way in every browser. Especially Internet Explorer, but also older versions of other browsers, are having a hard time showing your site the way you intended it to look. The reason for this is browsers interpreting HTML code and CSS styles differently. In many cases this has lead developers to create workarounds, including the use of invalid HTML or CSS, to trick the browsers into displaying the content in a similar way. These issues ...

Emails for your business: free vs. domain email address

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 by Helge
You are using a free e-mail service for your business  right now? If yes, please read the following.e-mailservice One  benefit of using a custom domain name for your website is the fact that you can easily get a professional e-mail address using your domain name. In this article, we will show you why using your own domain name for your email address is better than using a free email service provider. Your user expect your business to have a domain name and a website. An email address like marketing@testdomain.net tells people you’re serious about your business. Free email services, are easy to use for private purposes, but when you use a ...

Chip security flaws

Monday, January 8th, 2018 by Helge
Specter and Meltdown!  These are the names of the two potentially serious security holes in processors that were revealed during the past week. We will start by stating that, with certainty, we can't say exactly how serious the bugs are (or rather how easy they are to exploit). In any case, this is what we know so far: meltdown-spectre-100745814-large The security holes have been traced back to 2011. Initially, only Intel's processors were pointed out (something that, of course, was so bad considering the manufacturer's market dominance) but later at his has been revised and the problem, at least with Spectre, seems to apply to all major processor manufacturers. Simply described, it's all ...

Security feature GeoIP Security

Thursday, January 4th, 2018 by Helge
servage_lockUnfortunately it is a fact that security threats are a reality on the Internet! To address these and to make your hosting package even more secure we have  GeoIP Security added to each Servage account. This feature enables you to prohibit possible intruders to gain access to your account based on their geographic location or IP address. You can enable GeoIP Security in the control panel, where you also have the ability to specify specific countries and IPs to allow access. How does this work? Whenever someone tries to login the user is verified against our database to identify if that particular user is allowed to login from that particular geographic location ...