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New data centers and cloud services in Amsterdam and Madrid

After launching our new server line in Q4-2020, we are happy to announce we have also expanded our infrastructure to new state-of-the-art data centers in the Netherlands and Spain. By expanding our data centers network, we have also added new products and services, and improved some of the existing services. Since Q1-2021 we have two

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Drawing of the ceremony room and safe room of the Root KSK ceremony

Root DNSSEC KSK Ceremony

The Root DNSSEC KSK (Key-signing Key) Ceremony is a strict procedure during which the DNS root zone’s public keying information is signed for the three months following it. The KSK is the key used to sign the set of Zone-signing Keys (ZSK) every three months; being the trust anchor of the Domain Name System (DNS).

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FTP, File Transfer Protocol

FTP: fifty years and millions of FTP servers worldwide

It has been fifty years since the release of the FTP protocol. FTP (File Transfer Protocol) dates from April, 1971 (RFC 114). Its original specification was written by computer scientist Abhay Bhushhan. After half a century of its release, the FTP protocol remains widely used and has millions of FTP servers all over the world.

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HTTP timeline by Stackscale

HTTP/3, the new HTTP protocol based on UDP

HTTP/3, based on UDP, is the new version of the HTTP protocol. The IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) met in Bangkok in November 2018 to adopt this new Internet draft. As of May 2021, the HTTP/3 protocol is still an Internet draft, but companies like Google, Microsoft or Facebook already use it to accelerate the

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World Wide Web anniversary

Free and open: the World Wide Web’s anniversary

On April 30th, 1993, the World Wide Web (WWW) became of public domain. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, published a statement that made it available to everyone with an open license. The WWW was invented by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989. At that time, there were other information systems competing with the web project,

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De on-premises a cloud: capex vs opex

From on-premises to cloud: adding value while reducing costs

By migrating from on-premises to cloud, companies can enjoy many intangible benefits in addition to reducing costs. When calculating “cloud ROI”, companies should consider multiple factors. Since cost reduction is just one of the motivations for changing to a cloud model. So, let’s start by enumerating some of the most common reasons to migrate to

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Build a highly-available ecommerce with Magento

Set up an eCommerce site with Magento for high availability

Setting up an eCommerce site with Magento for high availability is essential for making the most of this platform; leader in the development of high-traffic eCommerce sites. A suitable IT infrastructure, a specialized development team, a good system administration team and 24/7 monitoring are some of the keys to success. In this article we will

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Most used web servers

Which are the most used web servers?

Apache and Nginx are undoubtedly the two most used web servers worldwide. Each of them holds about a third of the market. According to W3Techs’ statistics, Apache holds about 34% of the market and Nginx about 33%, while according to Netcraft’s data, Nginx holds about 35% and Apache about 26%. This list includes some of

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The evolution of the Internet from 1997 to 2021

The evolution of the Internet from 1997 to 2021

How has the Internet changed over the years? The Opte Project, by Barrett Lyon, captures the evolution of the Internet from 1997 to 2021. As the Internet is a network of networks, Barrett Lyon has leveraged the connections among all those networks to create a map of the Internet. This visual representation of the Internet

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