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By default we do not filter traffic. However, if you have a VPS, you maybe want to block unwanted traffic or you would like to only allow traffic from specific sources. This blog explains a bit the basics of firewall configuration on a Greenhost VPS. This document assumes a Debian or Ubuntu based system, however, the basics are similiar on all Linux based operating systems What is a firewall A firewall controls traffic flowing into, leaving or going through your… Read more
From now on it it’s no longer possible to make an unencrypted connection with our servers (POP, IMAP and FTP). As mentioned in our newsletter about the GDPR we had to close the unencrypted connections with our mail-server and ftp-server for security reasons. This means that email porgrams with incorrect settings are no longer able to fetch email from our server. This is for both POP3 and for IMAP connections. Also email programs on smart phones and tables need… Read more
From today (the 7th of June 2018) PHP 7.2 is available in our Service Center. Log in as webmaster in the Service Center and got to Hosting > Management and adjust the PHP version to PHP 7.2 for your entire hosting package. On our helpdesk pages you will find a manual on how to change this setting: https://greenhost.net/helpdesk/website/hosting-management/PHP-version/. After switching the PHP-version, we recommend to check for any problems immediately. There is a small chance that you are experiencing some… Read more
On May 25th 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect. This European regulation is designed to better protect citizens from data breaches and privacy violations. The new law is amongst other things stipulating how companies must handle their customers’ data. Many of our customers chose Greenhost exactly because privacy has always been one of our core values. As a result there are not many significant changes we have to make. However, we do want to take the… Read more
In this spring newsletter an update on the things we’ve been working on the last few months: an open letter against the new Dutch security law, Greenhost servers are now running on energy generateded by Dutch windmills, our new VPS platform is life and DNS-over-TLS is now available. The Greenhost team Referendum new security law Tomorrow is the day! Elections will be held in the Netherlands to elect local representations. Next to this, a referendum is organized with regards to… Read more
The Time is Now Foundation is a lobby group for sustainability. The foundation states that it is about time we start to invest time and money in introducing sustainability to Dutch high school kids. With teaching sustainabilty on high schools the foundation aims to create an ethical change. To achieve this, the foundation organises round-table events quarterly. During these events a think tank is created to identify barriers and solutions for integrating sustainability in the secondary education. Greenhost thinks it… Read more