Update MySQL Pre-4.1 Password Hashes for MySQL 5.6 Compatibility

mysql 5.6 password update

As part of HostDime’s commitment to provide premier hosting services, we’re informing you of some upcoming changes to MySQL password protocols that may affect your account. We’ve done everything possible on our end to mitigate the impact of this issue, but follow these details as action may be required on your end.

14 Geeky Costumes Guaranteed to Win Your Company’s Halloween Contest

HostDime Halloween

If you’ve checked our Facebook recently, you know HostDime is already in full Halloween spirit. As we have done the lastthreeyears, HostDime is again doing a costume contest here at work. I’m freaking out a little because I don’t have a costume yet. If you’re in the same boat, check out some of these geeky, techie, but best of all, easy-to-create costumes to delight your coworkers.

Be Aware of POODLE SSL 3.0 Vulnerability

poodle vulnerability

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

cpanel beginner

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.