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How to Install and Secure Memcached on Ubuntu 18.04

Hitesh Jethva October 9, 2019 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

Memcached is a free, high-performance and distributed memory object caching system written in C language. It is used for speeding up dynamic database-driven websites by caching data and objects in RAM. Memcached works by storing the content of the website database table and query in the memory, increasing website performance drastically. You can create and deploy a highly scalable and high-performance website with Memcached. Memcached is now used by many companies including Facebook, Reddit, Wikipedia, Craigslist, Yellowbot, YouTube and more.

In this tutorial, we will explain step-by-step instruction on how to install and secure Memcache on Ubuntu 18.04 VPS.

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How HIPAA Compliance Affects Employees

Did you know that more than 113 million people were affected by a HIPAA compliance breach in 2015? That’s an increase of 107 million from just five years ago.

Every day, an average of 17,000 patient records are compromised.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (i.e., HIPAA) was enacted to keep people’s personal health information, including medical records and billing information, secure. The rules and regulations are not only notoriously complicated and easy to misunderstand, but they also frequently change. However, feigning ignorance won’t work in your favor.

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Host Multiple Websites with different PHP Versions on Ubuntu 18.04 VPS

Hitesh Jethva September 30, 2019 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

There are several reasons you want to use multiple versions of PHP with Nginx on your server. If you have two applications, one application which runs on PHP 7.0 and a second application which runs on PHP 7.2, then you must use multiple PHP versions on your server. You can also use a separate server for each PHP version, but it will increase your hosting cost. Installing multiple versions of PHP with Nginx is the best choice to reduce hosting cost.

In this tutorial, we will install multiple versions of PHP and configure Nginx to work with both versions of PHP.

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What are the HIPAA Compliant Online Data Backup and Retention Requirements?

Richard Bailey September 24, 2019 by under HIPAA Disaster Recovery 0 Comments

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and its subsequent amendments were enacted into law to protect patient healthcare data, also known as Protected Health Information (PHI); HIPAA protections also apply to Electronic Health Records (EHR) – PHI stored on computers. Managed service providers who maintain HIPAA compliance must adhere to several stringent regulations which are designed to limit the exposure of confidential or sensitive patient information from unauthorized access.

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How to Setup Nginx as a Reverse Proxy for Apache on Ubuntu 18.04 VPS

Hitesh Jethva September 22, 2019 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

Apache and Nginx are free, open-source and the most widely used web servers in the world. Apache is the number one server, while Nginx comes in the second place. Apache is known for its power and the backend compatibility while Nginx is known for its speed. Nginx provides a rich set of features including load balancing, security, and acceleration. Using Nginx as a reverse proxy allows you to use these features for any web application.

Configuring a reverse proxy helps you to hide the identity of your backend servers and protect your servers from attacks. A reverse proxy also performs load balancing and distributes client request across backend servers. This can very helpful when some servers become overloaded due to a sudden spike in client requests.

Using Nginx as a reverse proxy for Apache will allow both servers to work together and allow you to take advantage of the benefits of both servers. You can easily monitor what traffic goes in and out through the reverse proxy.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to install and configure Nginx as a reverse proxy for Apache on Ubuntu 18.04 VPS. We will configure Apache to run on port 8080, configure Nginx to run on port 80, and forward client requests coming on port 80 to the Apache webserver.

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HIPAA Compliance Guide & Checklist: What Is HIPAA?

Adnan Raja September 15, 2019 by under HIPAA Compliant Hosting 0 Comments

Overwhelmed with HIPAA compliance? You’re not alone. Compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is important to the covered entities and business associates that are expected by the federal government to follow the law and be HIPAA compliant.

However, the requirements of HIPAA and its regulatory agency, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are not as rigid as they first may seem. We’ve detailed the broad concepts required to understand HIPAA or HIPAA compliant hosting in this article, which serves as a beginner’s HIPAA Compliance Guide; further below, you will find our HIPAA Compliance Checklist.

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Set Up Multiple WordPress Sites on Single VPS

Hitesh Jethva September 14, 2019 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

WordPress is free, open-source, and the most popular content management system based on PHP and MySQL. It is a customizable CMS supporting plugins that allows you to set up blogs and websites easily. WordPress provides a rich set of features and benefits including publishing tools, flexibility, simplicity, media management, user management, an easy theme system, customizability, and more. If your Linux system has 1 CPU and 4GB RAM, you can run multiple WordPress sites on a single server. Apache virtual host allows you to host multiple WordPress sites on a single server with a single IP address and multiple domain names.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to host multiple WordPress sites on a single VPS.

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How to Secure LEMP Server with Let’s Encrypt Free SSL on Ubuntu 18.04 VPS

Hitesh Jethva September 5, 2019 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

LEMP is an open-source model of web service stacks made up of four components: Linux, Nginx, MariaDB and PHP. A LEMP stack is used for developing and deploying web applications. Most of web applications are run on a LEMP stack, so it is a very important that a system administrator be able to secure a LEMP stack with SSL. If you are a new website developer or blogger looking for improved organic web traffic, then it is essential to have an SSL enabled web server for SEO (search engine optimization).

Let’s Encrypt is a free and open-source certificate authority that provides free SSL certificates. Let’s Encrypt is a non-profit certificate authority which aims to create a more secure Web by promoting widespread adoption of HTTPS.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to secure a LEMP server with Let’s Encrypt free SSL on Ubuntu 18.04 VPS.

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Data Breaches Caused by Misconfigured Servers Within a Healthcare Environment

Richard Bailey September 2, 2019 by under HIPAA Data Centers 0 Comments

Considering high-profile data breaches in the past decade, data security has become a critically important issue within organizations which handle user data online. Particularly for healthcare professionals, protecting confidential and sensitive information is a significant compliance requirement. The mass media is flooded with news headlines and articles about the latest organization to be hit with a large-scale data breach: all-too-familiar stories about the theft of an abundance of personally identifiable information, the negligence of the officials guilty of inadequately securing that data, and the actions to be taken by the victims.

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