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How to secure your contact form, CAPTCHA vs reCAPTCHA

Spammers are using every tool at their disposal to send unsolicited emails, in part thanks to advancements in AI and internet bots, these days spammers target contact forms more than ever. Almost every website uses the contact form to engage with customers and unfortunately, there are still many website owners out there that have not […]

What is the difference between Windows web hosting and Linux web hosting? What are the common features of website hosting?

Choosing the right solution to host your website might seem like a daunting task; as you might be bombarded by jargons, different features, add-on options, and different pricing model. One of the first decisions you have to make is to choose between Windows or Linux web hosting, I have been asked this questions so many […]

Advantages of Dedicated Website Hosting

As a small business owner you typically can choose between shared website hosting and virtual private server/ cloud virtual machine to host your website. Shared website hosting is the cheapest option, easy to manage and configure but it has its own limitations such as hard limits on server resource utilization and email delivery challenges. Hosting […]

Cirrus Tech Continues to Upgrade Forward-Thinking Services While Pushing Ahead on User-Friendly Tools for Performance and Security.

In our 20th year of service, once again we have been featured on Hosting Advice. We wouldn’t be standing here if it wasn’t for you, Thanks for keeping us in business. “Celebrating two decades of Canadian web hosting, Cirrus Tech offers a balanced mix of high-value and high-performance infrastructure designed to help its global customer […]

What is Virtual Appliance?

Virtual Appliance (VA) is defined as a pre-configured image – combining operating system, application and configuration into a single image – designed and optimized to run on a specific hypervisor (KVM, XEN, or VMware). You can further optimize the operating system to only include the packages you need to create a secure and efficient image. […]

Automatic and Rebootless Linux Kernel Update – KernalCare

The main responsibility of every system administrator is maintaining software and security updates, this can be a daunting task if you are managing multiple servers, operating in different time zone and hosting your server / VPS in multiple locations. You need to schedule a task with your clients/stakeholders, take the servers offline and apply the […]

Cirrus Hosting Is Now Deploying Windows Server 2019

Cirrus Hosting is Happy to announce that we are now offering the latest version of Microsoft’s Windows Server on our Dedicated Server and Cloud VM / VPS plans. Windows Server 2019 comes with lots of new features and upgrades. Let’s take a look at some of them:   Improved Security Microsoft has introduced a series […]