Entries by Rob Hooper

Root email notifications with postfix

Now that Ubuntu 18.04 is out and stable, we are busy building servers to the latest and greatest. One of the most important parts of new servers builds is root notifications. This is a common way for the server to contact you if anything goes wrong. Postfix is a popular piece of email software, alternatively […]

Cloud Storage Pricing Comparison

For a long time AWS has been the go to for cloud storage but the competition has heated up over the last few years. We keep a close eye on the various storage offerings so that we can recommend the best solutions to our customers.  So where are we now?  Who’s the current “winner”? Obviously, […]

Manual patching vs auto patching

Everyone agrees keeping your software and devices updated is important.  These can be manually or automatically installed.  People assume that automatic is the better option however both have their advantages. I’m Rob, I look after maintenance packages here at Dogsbody Technology. I want to explain the advantages between the two main patching approaches. What to […]

Setting up IPv6 on your EC2

This is the second part of a two part series on setting up IPv6 in Amazon Web Services (AWS).  The first part discussed setting up IPv6 in your AWS VPC.  This second part will discuss setting up IPv6 on your EC2 instances. Why there are no new IPv4 jokes? Because it is exhausted! Seeing as […]

Setting up IPv6 in your AWS VPC

This is the first part of a two part series on setting up IPv6 in Amazon Web Services (AWS).  This first part discusses setting up IPv6 in your AWS VPC.  The second part will discuss setting up IPv6 on your EC2 instances. The IPv6 revolution is happening and you need to be a part of […]

AWS services that need to be on your radar

We are avid AWS users and the AWS Summit this year really added to our excitement. AWS have grown quicker and larger than any other server host in the past few years and with it there has been a flood of new AWS technologies and services. Below are our favourite solutions, it is time to […]

Client support vs PCI 3.1 Compliance

Back in December 2015 the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) agreed it was time to start disabling support for old and insecure SSL protocols. TLS 1.0 needs to be switched off before the 30 June 2018. While many of the old SSL protocols have been disabled now due to vulnerabilities such as […]

Switching a site from HTTP to HTTPS

We love HTTPS and with its Security, Speed, SEO and Accessibility you should upgrade now! Having helped customers through this process many times we have learnt a thing or two about how to make the process go smoothly. So here is our … 4 step HTTPS upgrade guide   1) Get a certificate You can […]

How will Ubuntu 12.04 end of life affect me?

On April 2017, Ubuntu 12.04 reaches end of life (EOL). We recommend that you update to Ubuntu 16.04. Over time technology and security evolves, new bugs are fixed and new threats prevented, so in order to maintain a secure infrastructure it is important to keep all software and systems up to date. Operating systems are […]

Types of SSL Certificates

The number of businesses that use SSL have increased tremendously over the past few years and the reasons for which SSL is used has also increased, for example: Some businesses need SSL to simply provide confidentiality (i.e. encryption) Some businesses like to use SSL to add more trust or confidence in security and identity (they […]