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What is an IP Address?

Internet Protocol (IP) was first created in the 1970’s to connect the first computers to each other and allow them to send and receive packets of information. Today, every device that connects to the internet requires an IP address. An example IP address that many people will recognize is: 192.168.0.1 However, that is not really your IP address, it is the IP address your router gives you. (I will explain later) Every IP address is assigned to an endpoint device (routers, personal computers, tablets, wireless printers, smartphones, or any “smart” device that connects to a network) Basically, an IP address is like a home address; without one, the mailman wouldn’t…

VPS KVM vs VPS Virtuozzo, Which one should I choose?

Since the addition of VPS on our platform, we’ve only been providing a specific type of virtualization, Virtuozzo. A month ago, we introduced KVM virtual private servers on our platform. That must have got you thinking, “What’s the difference between the two?” This blog post covers the distinguishable features of KVM and Virtuozzo. Virtualization has changed the way we compute. We utilize lesser hardware, save energy and costs as well as run various applications and operating systems on that very server. Why do we need virtualization? Apart from saving time, money, and energy, it: Helps you to manage your resources efficiently Provides secure remote access and thus increases productivity Helps…

3 Awesome Website to Check DNS Propagation

Whenever DNS or Domain Name Server records are modified, propagation steps in. DNS propagation can take anywhere between 24 to 48 hours and during this time the DNS IP will fluctuate. This means that your website visitors may land on your old or new website. There is a way that you can check the current state of your DNS records during propagation. Check out the following free tools to check DNS Propagation 1. DNS Checker: You can run a DNS propagation check from more than 20 locations worldwide. Record types like A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, etc are supported by this tool. 2. Site24x7: This tool lets you check for DNS…

Two Factor Authentication is Now Available !

SparkHost launched it for there customers’ accounts! Enabling 2 Factor Authentication ensures that your orders, products are protected with industry-standard security measures. Verification will be done through a one-time password (OTP) sent via SMS. Frequently Asked Questions How do I enable 2-Step Verification? How do I disable 2-Step Verification? Why Required 2-step verification? In today’s world of increasing digital crime and internet fraud many people will be highly familiar with the importance of online security, logins, usernames, and passwords but if you ask them the question “What is Two Factor Authentication?” the likelihood is they will not know what it is or how it works, even though they may use it every…

Dedicated Servers – Now in India!

At SparkHost, we’re constantly striving to build the best and most useful products for our customers. And one of the ongoing requests we’ve been receiving is to provide Indian flavors of our Dedicated Hosting offerings. Well, you’ve spoken and we’ve heard! You can now get Dedicated Servers in India from SparkHost – all the power and resilience of our existing US offering now available from within India. And that too, in multiple configurations built over Linux platforms. At the core of these solutions lies a cutting edge technology platform supported by SuperMicro Blade servers, Intel Xeon processors, and RAID1 hard drives to build, test, and scale efficiently. The offerings integrate best-in-class…