All blog posts

This weblog brings you news on Greenhost and recent developments in the areas of sustainability, privacy, web hosting, Internet and anything else we think is relevant.

Page 2 of 6

Previous page Next page

Making Greenhost even greener

Since Greenhost was founded we have made as many "green" choices as possible. We started by working together with EvoSwitch, continued by buying second hand furniture and developed a shared hosting environment that is extra energy efficient. But at...

Read more...

Reason for Outage 12 February 2018

What follows is a relatively detailed and technical description of the reasons for the outage. Because we understand not everyone wants or understands this much detail we added a simpler and shorter summary of the problem:

There was a problem with...

Read more...

Greenhost is sponsoring browser plug-in Art Up Your Tab

Art Up Your Tab is a browser plug-in for Chrome and Firefox. After installing the plug-in you will get to see a new art piece or archive documents from Europeana every time you open a new tab in your browser. With every image there is a possibility...

Read more...

Time line update severe CPU Intel bugs

As you may have read or heard, the Register announced several severe security problems with Intel processors, which are affecting nearly all computers with modern Intel processors (link below). This means an emergency maintenance window is scheduled from tomorrow onwards (January 4th), which can lead to downtime for your website or Virtual Private Server(s) outside the normal maintenance window. Please see below for more details.

Read more...

From now on you can't send any unidentified e-mails from a non-existing email address

To meet the standards we did a necessary update on our SMTP mail server on the 21th of December. This means that from now on you can't send any unidentified emails from a non existing email address. The exceptions to this are the following types of...

Read more...

Greenhost Newsletter Autumn 2017

In this newsletter we will give you a short update of the work we did the last couple of months: we've moved office, we have free https security on our website for all our customers, speed improvement of the databases, six tips about the security on...

Read more...

Find more blog posts on our Dutch website

Greenhost moved!

A moving company that drives on green energy moved our boxes, desks and nucs from the canal to the Buiksloterham. An area in Amsterdam North that is in full growth. Slowly plants are arriving and we are starting to get used to our view over the...
Read more...

Watch out for domain fraud!

Already in June 2016 we posted a blog about domain fraud (in Dutch). Lately we are again receiving several phone calls from customers because scammers are trying to sell them a domain. Don't buy it!

Read more...

To cache or not to cache, that's the query

Everyone has had the experience, staring at a browser and wondering why a particular website was taking such a long time to load. What makes websites slow can depend on several factors. Is the code efficient? Is the webserver efficient? How efficient is the storage? As a hosting provider mindful of sustainability, we are always trying to improve performance on our side, while also keeping redundancy in place as much as possible. Recently, we noticed one of our SQL servers was getting slower over time for no apparent reason, so we dug a little deeper to see how we could improve its performance.

Read more...