Windows Webhosting now running in Windows 2008 Shared Hosting

Last week announced support for Windows 2008 shared hosting and SQL Server 2008 shared hosting and I have immediately moved over to the new platform. My blog is based on WordPress which is a PHP application. On the IIS7 platform we've enabled FastCGI and are using the newest build of PHP5 with the 'non-thread safe' DLLs for better performance in a CGI type environment.  What's the big deal? Speed: because of the new DLLs and the FastCGI infrastructure.  Security: Read more [...]

SQL Injection attacks and what you can do

It's a shame but not many website owners or for that matter, web developers are familiar with what SQL Injection is and just why it's something they need to worry about.  I'm noticing through various forums, friends, etc an increased number of sites being exploited for Cross Site Scripting through SQL Injection.  Most blog readers are going to say "HUH? Cross Eyed Scripting? What Injection?" Here's what I'm talking about, a hacker will come to your website and use SQL injection to gain Read more [...]

Tips on Configuring and Using Windows Firewall in your VPS and Dedicated Server

A question that's been coming up rather often lately is: "How do I configure the Windows Firewall on my Dedicated Server / VPS Server?" Not many people realize that in SP1 Windows 2003 got a software firewall feature added and even fewer are familiar with how to configure it correctly.  Because of this I wanted to provide a few tips on how to configure your Windows Firewall.  Please note that this is NOT the all encompassing tutorial on how to secure your server or how to use Windows Firewall Read more [...]

There’s a new database option available for PHP, It’s called SQL2005

Ever since Bill Staples first blogged about the collaborative work Microsoft was doing with Zend to improve PHP stability and performance on IIS, I've been giddy as a school girl. Having run a core component of the infrastructure that makes use of PHP and MySQL on IIS7 and making use of FastCGI and the new Windows CGI friendly DLLs/builds it's made me even more giddy, PHP simply zips along these days on our windows servers and I can't wait to move my blog to a box running FastCGI.  Read more [...]

Interviewed on

I'd be remiss if I didn't point out here that I was recently interviewed by  HostSearch is an online hosting magazine that covers just about everything hosting related. You can see the Interview here. Read more [...]
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