Now Available: Ubuntu 18.04

We’re pleased to announce support for Ubuntu 18.04 on the File Sanctuary Cloud! Ubuntu 18.04 is the latest LTS (long term support) release of Ubuntu. An LTS release means that maintenance and security updates will be released for this version for the next five years. We’re supporting Ubuntu 18.04 in 64-bit and for those of you that like to have a hosting control panel, you can opt to have Virtualmin pre-installed to help you manage your Cloud Server. Ubuntu 18.04 …

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State of the Sanctuary 2018

Happy New Year from all of us here at File Sanctuary! We hope you had a great holiday and are recharged for the year ahead. As is now tradition here at File Sanctuary, it’s time for our annual State of the Sanctuary blog post with a roundup of what happened in 2017 and what lies ahead in 2018. Uptime matters In 2017 we continued to provide excellent service availability, reaching 99.984% uptime across our entire Cloud. As always, our status page is the …

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Mac malware is on the increase, don’t get caught out

The old adage that Macs don’t get malware is a dangerous myth Many Mac users don’t bother with antivirus as they don’t see their computers as being as vulnerable as their Windows counterparts. But don’t be fooled, that simply isn’t true. Macs can get viruses, just like any other computer. And there are a lot of them. Given the popularity of Apple’s devices, they’ve become a more attractive target for malware developers in recent years. So Mac malware is on …

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State of the Sanctuary 2017

Happy New Year from all of us here at File Sanctuary! We’ve had a super busy start to the year so it’s taken us a little longer than usual to write up our State of the Sanctuary post this year, but we’ve finally got it sorted! So, what happened in 2016? Lots! We’ve launched our third gen Cloud Servers, kept you safe from security threats, provided free upgrades, and maintained excellent uptime once again, but perhaps most importantly of all …

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How do I order a Cloud Server, and what is Server Management?

The order process for a Cloud Server has a few questions that may be confusing for those unfamiliar with servers and IT jargon. We get asked quite a lot how each question should be answered, so here’s some information you’ll hopefully find useful. PV or HVM If you’ll be running Linux pick PV. For Windows, FreeBSD, pfSense, or anything else pick HVM. Hostname This is the name that the server will identify itself as, and should be a subdomain of …

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What do ICANN’s new domain transfer rules mean for you?

To ensure a fair and open Internet, the policies surrounding registration and transfer of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) are overseen by a non-profit organisation called ICANN. ICANN is changing the rules for domain transfers on December 1, 2016. The old transfer policy was only invoked when transferring a domain between two different registrars, for example, transferring a domain registration into File Sanctuary from another provider. The new transfer policy also covers transfers from one registrant (domain owner) to another, and …

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Now Available: Ubuntu 16.04

Starting today we’re pleased to announce for support for Ubuntu 16.04 on the File Sanctuary Cloud! Ubuntu 16.04 is the latest LTS (long term support) release of Ubuntu. An LTS release means that maintenance and security updates will be released for this version for the next five years. We’re supporting Ubuntu 16.04 in both 64-bit and 32-bit editions, with 64-bit being the new default, and for those of you that like to have a hosting control panel, you can opt …

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FreeBSD and pfSense now available on HVM Cloud Servers!

We’re pleased to announce that starting today, the FreeBSD operating system can now be installed on all HVM Cloud Servers. You can be up and running with your own FreeBSD Cloud Server in just a few minutes! FreeBSD is now the third major operating system family that we host, alongside Linux and Windows, and to celebrate we’ve thrown together a quick video of the installation process for FreeBSD on a File Sanctuary Cloud Server. In addition to this, the FreeBSD-powered …

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State of the Sanctuary 2016

Happy New Year from all of us here at File Sanctuary! We hope you had a great Christmas and New Year and are recharged ready to get cracking with 2016! In 2015 we launched several new products, kept you safe from major security threats, had excellent uptime and much more. This update is a summary of what we’ve been up to, intended to keep you informed of any changes and new products that you may have missed. Keeping you online …

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It’s all about trust: why SSL matters for your website

SSL is not only important for the encryption it provides, it is also a very important tool in building trust amongst your visitors and increasing sales. GlobalSign carried out a survey of European Internet users in November 2014 and their findings highlight some concerning trends and what you can do to stay trustworthy in the eyes of your visitors. Your visitors are worried Visitors have a fundamental distrust of websites. Encryption isn’t something they consider to be an option, they …

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