SSL v3 (POODLE) Vulnerability

Google researchers announced the discovery of a vulnerability that affects servers with SSL 3.0 enabled. This vulnerability has been named POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption).
The POODLE vulnerability does not affect your SSL Certificates and you do NOT need to reissue/reinstall your SSL Certificates.
DigiCert and other security experts recommend disabling SSL 3.0 or CBC-mode ciphers with SSL 3.0 to protect against this vulnerability.

You can use SSL Installation Diagnostics Tool from DigiCert to check if SSL 3.0 is enabled on your servers.
For servers that have SSL 3.0 enabled, Security experts are recommending that you disable SSL 3.0 for the time being and use TLS 1.1 or 1.2 instead. Most modern browsers will support TLS 1.1 and 1.2.

If you use a hosting provider, we recommend that you call them and request that they disable SSL 3.0 on your server.
Servers that do not have SSLv3 enabled are unaffected.

Why Vastspace SSD VPS is better

Not all Cloud SSD VPS are the same, Vastspace SSD VPS server nodes are custom built and optimized RAID for redundancy and high performance. Vastspace SSD VPS server nodes use only Enterprise SSD Drives ensuring fast and consistent command response times as well as protect data loss and corruption.

We have done the read & write tests  for our Cloud SSD VPS against a popular SSD VPS,
Our Cloud SSD VPS starts with 2 CPU core, 1Gb memory and 30Gb of disk space. For the tests, we have ordered the closer specification we can get from this provider, 2 CPU core, 2Gb memory and 40Gb of disk space.

Both candidates are based on CentOS 6.5 x64 and hosted in Singapore Data Centers

Our competitor SSD VPS, 2 CPU, 2Gb and 40Gb space

Here are the results;

competitor vs vastspace SSD VPS write test, vastspace won

competitor vs vastspace SSD VPS read test, vastspace won


Get closer to your clients with CloudFlare

I get phone calls often asking about CloudFlare. What is CloudFlare? The biggest part of CloudFlare, apart from the cool features to protect your website from a range of online threats from spammers to SQL injection to DDOS, it is about getting closer to your clients in global perspective, maybe in terms of online business connectivity.

Not too much of words to describe how your site can get closer to your clients, here’s a comparison on how with and without CloudFlare enabled.

With CloudFlare enabled, your website content are distributed to 28 data centers around the world. CloudFlare CDN automatically caches your static files using their edge nodes so these files are stored closer to your visitors while delivering your dynamic content directly from your web server. CloudFlare then uses a technology called Anycast to route your visitors to the nearest data center. The result is that your website, on average, loads twice as fast for your visitors regardless of where they are located.

You’ll be able to see the exact speed benefits and savings with your personalized CloudFlare analytics report at CloudFlare portal if you are a subscriber. On average, a website on CloudFlare loads twice as fast for its visitors, sees 65% fewer requests and saves 60% of bandwidth.

Most importantly, it costs as little as $15 /month for a site on CloudFlare Pro subscription at Vastspace. In business perspective, it’s bang for the buck.

cloudflare helps you to get closer to your clients

Server Health monitoring, is your host doing it?

Server Health monitoring is important and effectively provides useful additional perspective when combined with Up-time monitoring; it assists Vastspace in preventing downtime with informative capacity planning, rather than merely able to react to predictive failure or failure events. Common scenarios resulting in a server failure include excessive CPU usage, insufficient RAM and excessive Disk IO operations.

Our Server monitoring team is a dedicated team solely focused on providing service reliability and react to incident in proactive manner. The team utilizes an industry proven set of system level health and service monitoring tools to ensure our servers’ are optimal performance through early detection of problems. In the event that an issue is identified, our Team will respond timely, reducing downtime and fix any issues proactively, before the client is even aware of the problem at most time.