We are proud to inform all our customers and our technology partners that our company Webhosting UK Com Ltd., popularly known are WHUK, has been chosen to be the second most popular UK Web hosting company by the Web Host Directory.
It’s been an honor to have achieved this success. This gives us further motivation and energy to deliver more in terms of customer satisfaction, hosting solutions and technical support to all our customers.
We’d like to thank everyone for the support and continued trust in us !
It has been common knowledge for a while now that IPv4 addresses are reaching exhaustion and that the slow adoption of IPv6 hasn’t been helping the matter. In recent days, the Internet has also faced another major issue that has been bought on partially by the exhaustion of IPv4 and a lack of planning with older hardware – the 512K bug. 512K refers to the number of routing table entries that hardware routers are able to maintain in their cache memory at any given moment; in recent weeks the number of routes available to IPv4 traffic has surpassed this 512,000 limit, which has led to older routers to fail and stop functioning completely. Although not officially confirmed, outages at Lastpass and eBay have been blamed on the issue.
Whilst minor issues have been faced when previous limits of 128K and 256K were reached, the impact of 512K has been slightly more widespread because many network administrators have been caught off guard. Networking companies are now faced with two choices – they can either replace their ageing hardware with new equipment that will be able to handle more routing entries, or to upgrade existing equipment with configuration workarounds; the second choice is likely to be the most popular as it is the most cost effective and allows for the issue to be resolved relatively quickly.
It should be noted that the 512K bug is a firmware issue that has not posed a security threat at any time. There is no way for the issue to be triggered by any untrusted users who don’t have direct access to the router, therefore there is no potential for hackers to have their way with the bug. Many also worry that the problem could exacerbate the issue of poor adoption of IPv6 as one of the workarounds involves freeing up TCAM (memory) that has been reserved for IPv6 routing logs for IPv4 usage; however this won’t be too troublesome for the time being as in comparison to IPv4’s 512K table size, the IPv6 table only contains 20,000 entries.
WordPress pingback DDoS is back in the news, and it spells trouble for most of the popular content management system’s 100 million sites.
The Return of Pingback DDoS
In mid-march a popular WordPress was suddenly overwhelmed by millions of HTTP requests coming from fellow WordPress sites. The hackers succeeded in bringing down the target WordPress site for several hours.
27,299,909 downloads for the WordPress version 3.9, is what the counter showed when writing here. This is the number of sites that are running ver. 3.9 only, imagine the number if we include the sites that run older versions.
Considering the number of sites running on WP CMS, it isn’t surprising to see the volume of plugins, themes and templates to support the vast variety of user preference.
Until June 2014, the total number of wordpress plugins were: 31,955
WordPress Plugins download counter : 686,399,749 and counting
While the total number of WP themes available at the themes directory is 2,612, which have been downloaded 104,834,472 and counting.
Now, hand-picking from such a large pool of options can often be difficult. Hence, with an effort to ease you from this mammoth effort, we’ve formulated a list of top wordpress plugins for blogs and website’s based on various parameters.
Check this cool infographics for a list of greatly useful WordPress plugins :
With the introduction of Cloud technology, many firms and enterprises got skeptical about the future of dedicated hosting. There indeed is a reason for anyone to doubt it – with the fast gaining popularity of ‘as a service’ suffix of nearly everything in the digital space.
The massive hype created by service providing companies forced decision makers to think of decommissioning their dedicated servers and instead switch to cloud based alternatives.
Simply, in a real life scenario the picture that’s portrayed, is different. According to a study conducted by Microsoft, the dedicated servers account for nearly 48% of the hosting facility spending. Furthermore, the company has also estimated and increase of 40% on top of it during the upcoming two years.
Then, why do big brands strongly believe and claim for a positive future of Dedicated servers?
It’s just recently that the .uk name service was introduced by Nominet – a non-profit organisation responsible for managing the UK namespace. Since the registration was made available, more than 50k domains were registered in merely 24 hours.
The new shorter SLD ‘.UK’ offers enhanced benefits to the UK businesses, while Nominet has plans to roll-out additional benefits such as security in UK namespace – address verification, malware monitoring and digital signature.
Public events bring an enormous opportunity for businesses to boost sales, branding, & leads. AND, when it’s an event of the FIFA World Cup, the kind of exposure a company can generate is unimaginable – only sky is the limit.