Author Archives: Jen

Shared servers maintenance – January 24th, 12PM EST

On Friday, January 24th 12PM EST, we will be conducting maintenance on three of our servers. These servers are:

odin.seowebhosting.net
emmafrost.seowebhosting.net
galactus.seowebhosting.net

This maintenance will include a migration of these servers to a new physical host. Please note that these migrations will cause a performance degradation on each server while data is being migrated, and may possibly result in 30 – 60 minutes of downtime per server.

Once these servers are migrated, customers should see improved performance. Thanks for your patience as we improve your hosting experience!… Read the rest

Dallas Network Maintenance Dec 16th 21:00 – 21:30 EST

On Monday, Dec 16th 21:00 – 21:30 EST we will be continuing maintenance on our network equipment at Dallas facility. This will include switching from our copper links to much faster and more stable fiber based links. The end result will be better scalable bandwidth and much better DDoS attack resilience.

These operations are expected to be fully transparent and they shouldn’t cause any noticeable downtime. If you notice any connections issues after this maintenance is done, please contact our Support department.… Read the rest

Dallas Network Maintenance Dec 13th 21:00 – 21:30 EST

On Friday, Dec 13th 21:00 – 21:30 EST we will be conducting maintenance on our network equipment at Dallas facility. This will include switching from our copper links to much faster and more stable fiber based links. The end result will be better scalable bandwidth and much better DDoS attack resilience.

These operations are expected to be fully transparent and they shouldn’t cause any noticeable downtime. If you notice any connections issues after this maintenance is done, please contact our Support department.… Read the rest

SEO Web Hosting Discontinuing BoxTrapper

BoxTrapper is an application included with cPanel that filters spam by requiring would-be senders to reply to a verification email (also known as challenge-response verification). Only after the sender is verified through the reply will his or her original email be accepted. Theoretically, this is supposed to stop the recipient from seeing any spam whatsoever as the system requires human intervention of some kind to take the email out of the trap.

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While in theory this seems like a great system, in practicality it causes almost as many problems as it tries to solve.

When email boxes send the challenge email, that email will go to an actual email account of an actual person that emailed you (in which case, we have no problem), or it will go to a “do not reply” email from a mailing list, to a non-existent email account, to someone’s email account that was hijacked … Read the rest