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Archive for July, 2019

How many domain names are there in the world?

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 by Helge
domain_400x400The answer to the question in the headline is simply expressed: very many - or more specifically 342.4 million registered domain names under all the top-level domains on the market. This is stated in Verisign's Domain Name Industry Brief report for the third quarter of 2018. This is an increase of 2.6 million domain names compared to the previous quarter, and the total number of registered domain names has increased by 11.7 million, or 3.5 percent, below the last 12 months. The statistics for the distribution of top level domains are divided into what is called gTLD (general top level domain), ccTLD (country code ...

Google’s public DNS service becomes safer

Saturday, July 27th, 2019 by Helge
Google_Public_DNS2Google announced  that their public Domain Name System (DNS) service will now be fully supported by the DNS-over-TLS security protocol, a technology that encloses DNS requests and lookups with the TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol. Google Public DNS was launched for the first time on December 3, 2009 and quickly became the world's most widely used DNS resolver with 400 billion lookups per day and more than half of them are site sensitive. DNS resolvers are simply explained a feature that works "under the hood" to convert domain names to their corresponding IP addresses - which browsers use to connect to a specific web site web ...

ccTLDs promote linguistic diversity

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 by Helge
There are over 6000 languages ​​spoken in the world. On the Internet, however, one language predominantly dominates - just over half of all websites have English as thecountry-domain-mapir primary language. However, this varies greatly depending on which top-level domain the site uses. A new survey by CENTR (The Council for European National Top Level Domain Registries) shows that the majority of sites under a ccTLD (ie a national top-level domain like .DE) or a regional top-level domain that many cities offer, also use it local language. As part of CENTR's 20th Anniversary, Oxford Information Labs were hired to test the ...

New Servage Hosting account – DNS records

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 by Helge
A DNS record is a database record used to map a URL to an IP address. DNS records are stored in DNS servers and work to help users connect their websites to the outside world. When the URL is entered and searched in the browser, that URL is spf2forwarded to the DNS servers and then directed to the specific Web server. This Web server then serves the queried website outlined in the URL or directs the user to an email server that manages the incoming mail. The most common record types are A (address), CNAME (canonical name), MX (mail exchange), NS (name server), PTR (pointer), SOA (start of authority) and TXT ...

So fast is growing the “Internet of Things”

Friday, July 12th, 2019 by Helge
IoT2025The fact that the number of connected devices (machines, sensors, cameras and much more) is growing faster than ever is no novelty. Now, the analysis giant IDC has presented a new forecast for exactly how fast growth will be until 2025. The so-called Internet of Things, or Internet of Things (IoT), will in 2025 consist of 41.6 billion units, which together will generate slightly inconceivable 79.4 zettabytes (ZB) data - which corresponds to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) on 28.7 percent per year until 2025. Some of these data are small and temporary in nature, such as a rapid measurement of a machine's health and ...

New Servage Hosting account – Restore backups via SSH

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 by Helge
Screenshot_2019-05-07-How-To-Log-In-Via-SSH-300x295In the new Servage control panel, we offer automated back ups - files and databases are stored in between 7 - 14 days by snapshots. The following information gives you an instruction how to restore the files and databases via SSH from the back up system. For each Servage hosting account, we provide one SSH account. To restore files from the back up, do these steps: login to your SSH account type: cd .snapshots  (make a note of dot before the word 'snapshots'). This command will show you all backups. You will see a list of date stamped folders where you can fetch data. This is how it should look ...

New Servage Hosting account – Let’s Encrypt

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 by Helge
In the new Servage control panel, you can implement - beside the paid SSL - Let's Encrypt  to run your hosts via https. Two certificates are for free for each hosting account. Additional ones can be purchased via the Servage control panel for a small amount.letsencrypt What is Let’s encrypt SSL? How do I benefit from it? Let's Encrypt is a security service supported by several major IT companies such as Google or Facebook. The service offers SSL certificates for a very low price. Using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) provides a secure connection when you visit a particular website. It ensures that while surfing, the connection between the website and the user is ...