Author: Barbara Eelman

Categories Duurzaamheid, Greenhost

Greenhost moved!

24 July 2017 -

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 hundred meters broad Johan van Hasselt canal.   Sustainable building Patch22 is energy neutral and mainly made of renewable materials. It has special glazing and heat recovery units. The roof has sedum covering and… Read more

Author: Barbara Eelman

Categories Internet

Watch out for domain fraud!

22 June 2017 -

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! Related domain names A common heard story is that people are called with the claim that a party is interested in the .com domain name of the .nl domain you have registered. Because the .nl domain name is registered under your name, you have the… Read more

Author: Barbara Eelman

Categories Techniek

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

5 May 2017 -

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… Read more

Author: Barbara Eelman

Categories Privacy, Security

Six mobile device security tips

26 January 2017 -

Your smart phone contains a lot of your private data. But do you know how and where your data is stored? Who has access to it? How do you protect your data from third parties that are trying to collect it? Smart phone operating systems do not give you much control over your data by default, but with minimal effort you can gain control over your data and your mobile device’s behavior. Following up the six tips below will make… Read more

TLS certificates, for everyone!

19 December 2016 -

As you could read in our blog post from a couple of months ago we have been working on incorporating Let’s Encrypt’s free TLS certificates in our hosting environment. TLS certificates are needed for a safe and good website. With it, you will have improved security, more privacy and higher search engine rankings. Please read our previous blogpost for a detailed summary of how TLS certificates work. Today (December 19, 2016), we are pleased to announce that these certificates are… Read more

Author: Barbara Eelman

Categories Greenhost

Autumn newsletter: Let’s Encrypt, deprecation of old PHP-versions and more…

13 October 2016 -

Deprecation old PHP-versionsAlmost all our customers use PHP, and it is very important to keep this up to date. In the short term, several versions of PHP will be deprecated. This means that you probably have to change your PHP-version as well. For those readers wondering what PHP is, and what this may mean for you, we have a short explanation in this post. Update: Let’s Encrypt TLS certificatesLet’s Encrypt offers free certificates for securing the connection to websites. This… Read more