Be Aware of POODLE SSL 3.0 Vulnerability

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SSL 3.0 is nearly 18 years old, and was seen as relatively secure until yesterday when a vulnerability was found in the protocol. POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) is a vulnerability allowing a man-in-the-middle attacker to cause connection failures, then triggering the use of SSL 3.0 for exploitation.

To address this issue, HostDime adjusted SSL on our shared and reseller servers by disabling SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0, as well as ensuring only secure ciphers are allowed. Please be aware this will cause some compatibility issues for older browsers, such as Internet Explorer 6.

Beginner Tips to Get the Most Out of cPanel

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If you have been living under a rock for the past year, you may have missed that HostDime includes cPanel completely FREE of charge on all of our fully managed servers. cPanel allows full control over your server in a user friendly manner. Create and manage accounts, passwords, e-mail accounts, FTP accounts, domains, sub domains, error pages, MySQL databases, redirects, parking, and a lot more.

Some of you may be new to cPanel or website management in general. It’s easier than it looks. To get you started, check out a few of these tips and tricks to get the most out of cPanel.

iSummit 2014 SlideShare Recap


Members of HostDime’s customer relations and marketing teams were fortunate enough to attend iSummit 2014, which took place this Monday and Tuesday in downtown Orlando.

40 technology panels on the topics of social media, big data, venture capital, brand engagement and everything in between were crammed into two highly informative days. Unlike usual conventions, most panels were a brisk 30 minutes, providing a fast-paced atmosphere that was all meat and no fat.

Introducing the HostDime Core API

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Rejoice programmers and developers! HostDime has created a simple API and released it to the public to do with what you wish.

When you order a server with HostDime, you receive access to our Core Management Portal. This portal was created in-house for quick and easy management of all aspects of your server.

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of SpamAssassin


99 problems but spam ain’t one. SpamAssassin (now called Apache SpamAssassin) is a trusted computer program that uses a large set of rules and spam detection techniques to filter your mail. The highly configurable SpamAssassin can be run by individual users on their own mailbox or integrated with any mail program. It is included free of charge with cPanel.

SpamAssassin works by assigning rules based on regular expressions matching against the body or header of the message, along with other spam fighting techniques. Here’s some tips on getting the most out of SpamAssassin.