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How To Disable TLS 1.0 & TLS 1.1 on a Windows Server, VPS or Cloud VM

We talked extensively about Google, Microsoft and PCIs push to create a more secure internet. From supporting an open-source SSL certificate initiative like Let’s Encrypt to prompting “Not Secure” warning when visiting all HTTP sites through chrome, IE, and Mozilla. Those of you who are running an e-commerce site are familiar with PCI and already […]

Latest Update On Apple and Google’s Effort to Shorten The SSL Certificate Lifetime

Once again Apple and Google are reshaping the global Certificate Authority (CA) market. In 2018 we published a blog post about Google’s effort to enhance connection security; Google was encouraging – some might say forcing- website owners to secure their blogs and websites by installing SSL certificate. In October 2017 Google Chrome started showing “Not […]

How To Configure Remote Desktop On Linux VPS / VM

Desktop environment is a bundle of programs that provides a graphical user interface (GUI). It provides end-users with a user-friendly and intuitive way to interact with computers. When it comes to virtual private servers (VPS) or Cloud Servers if you need a remote desktop environment you typically go with a windows VPS, you can simply […]

Remote Desktop / Virtual Desktop

Remote Desktop or Virtual Desktop is a hosted workstation on a remote server that is accessible from anywhere in the world. You can use your PC, laptop or even smartphone to connect to your virtual desktop over the Internet. Rise of the virtual machines made virtual desktops more cost-effective; for instance here at Cirrus Hosting, […]

Payment Card Industry – PCI Compliance

If you are running an e-commerce business chances are you have heard about the PCI compliance. The goal of PCI is to set security standards for safer online payments. The Payment Card Industry Security Standard Council developed a security standard called Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) to be incorporated into the data […]

Cirrus Hosting’s 2019 Year in Review

Happy New Year from everyone at Cirrus Hosting, we wish you joy, happiness and peace for 2020. Let’s review some of the highlights of 2019. Revamped Dedicated Web Hosting Plan In the first quarter of 2019, we revamped our Dedicated Web Hosting plans. Dedicated website hosting offers the best of both worlds; ease of use […]

Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack

As our dependence on computers and computer network connectivity grows so do the vulnerabilities and the risk of falling victim to a costly cyber-attack(s). We tend to forget that most computer systems and their underlying technologies are susceptible to cyber-attacks. According to Kaspersky researchers, Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) are […]