GreenGeeks: VPS Hosting now equipped with Intel Xeon E5 Processors

VPS Hosting

Earlier this week we announced that we have upgraded all of our VPS Hosting servers to Intel Xeon E5 Processors. All of our existing VPS customers were automatically upgraded for free.

GreenGeeks VPS Hosting servers now come standard with Intel Xeon E5 Processors, DDR3 Memory, RAID-10 high-performance and highly-redundant storage array’s, multi-gigabit network connection along with enterprise class Linux CentOS and a full cPanel/WHM license. The VPS Hosting Service also comes with 24/7/365 technical support.

“To keep up with technological advancements, we are always improving our web hosting services.” said Trey Gardner, CEO of GreenGeeks. “With more and more customers doing more with their online presence, the upgrades will enable website owners and developers to take advantage of the extra processing power to get more out of their applications.”

To find out more information about GreenGeeks VPS Hosting Service visit our VPS Hosting page.

 

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GreenGeeks: Industry-wide WordPress Brute Force Attack

What a day…

After we came across some unusual activity on many of our servers, we pushed out an article to help our WordPress users protect their WP-Admin areas from attackers. As the day went on we started to see more of the unusual activity, but this time with tens of thousands of IP addresses. This is a very well organized, highly-distributed global attack on WordPress installations across pretty much every web hosting provider in the industry.

We strongly suggest that you change your password on your WordPress installation. Something that is very hard to guess. lower case, UPPER CASE, 1234’s and $*@#&$’s.

We first noticed traces of this attack last week, it came and went. Last night is when we started to see the brunt of the brute force attack on the WP-Admin area. This caused websites to be slow and in some cases go up and down throughout the day today.

We’ve taken several steps to mitigate this attack but there is only so much that we can do and protect ourselves from attacks such as these. Servers with more WordPress installations are ones seeing the most service interruption.

This is an issue that has/is affecting not only GreenGeeks, but many other well known web hosting companies. It’s an on-going industry-wide attack. CloudFlare, with whom we work really close with has mentioned on its blog that it has pushed out a patch to protect WordPress users from this attack if they have their websites enabled with CloudFlare. Not using CloudFlare? Here are 4 reasons as to why you should. Also, if you haven’t protected your WP-Admin area, you should do that too.

*** UPDATE ***

Please ensure that you’re practicing the suggestions mentioned in our blog post: protecting against WordPress login attacks

 

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