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Make the most of your data with Tilaa Cloud Database

Put an end to database headaches and manuals: Tilaa Cloud Database is now available! Cloud Database is a smart, fully automated solution that allows you to focus on projects rather than configurations.

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Block or Object Storage: the differences and advantages

Imagine: you have a lot of data and you want to store it (safely). But should you use block or object storage? The choice appears to be simple, and in some ways it is. However, you must thoroughly...

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Clash of the Titans: SSD or HDD?

Both SSDs and HDDs have the same goal: to store data. However, they store data in very different ways. Each type of drive has benefits and disadvantages. Despite the numerous technological...

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Tilaa Cloud Database beta is live

Say goodbye to database headaches and manuals and hello to Tilaa Cloud Database. We launched Cloud Database in beta. A smart, fully automated solution that finally allows you to focus on projects...

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Windows issue: Recent update breaks authentication for server admins

A security update from Microsoft may result in authentication failures for Windows domain controllers, according to the company. Do you run any Windows servers? We'll give you the latest update and...

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An introduction to Containerization

The problem of an application or software failing to run properly when moved to another environment is as old as software development itself. For example, the new environment is set up slightly...

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Cloud prices compared: fixed or pay-per-use?

Have you ever wondered why Tilaa uses a subscription pricing model rather than granular pricing, such as pay-per-use? We conducted a price comparison study to determine the costs of Tilaa VPS...

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Big tech promises uncovered: is pay per use really profitable?

Dynamic, or pay-per-use pricing, is a way to managing the total costs of ownership (TCO) for a product or service that is highly flexible, such as cloud computing. It charges based on usage. However,...

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How to protect yourself and your business from DDoS attacks

A Distributed Denial of Service attack that overwhelms and destroys servers sounds a little on the mark for a game about impostors trying to fool and progressively eliminate others through deception...

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The Cloud Bill Shock and how to avoid it

Imagine, you started using a large public cloud provider, because of its free trial and the fact that it has a simple 'pay as you go' invoicing option. Is it, however, as straightforward as it...

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How DBaaS empowers agile growth

Many businesses choose to work agile in order to grow quickly and sustainably. In this way a company can quickly adapt to changing situations. And that is why Database as a Service, or DBaaS, is an...

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Hosting WordPress on a Cloud VPS

Are you ready to take your WordPress website to the next level? Then, one of your first steps is to host your it yourself on your very own Cloud VPS. Why? With a self-hosted website, you unlock...

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Why more and more businesses rely on Database as a Service (DBaaS)

Database management is becoming increasingly important for modern businesses. Tilaa is witnessing this evolution firsthand as we receive an increasing number of inquiries from our customers. We...

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How to choose a cloud platform that fits your startup

Researching cloud infrastructure while starting a business can be a tough job for startups, especially if the founders are juggling multiple responsibilities. Because we understand how difficult it...

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How to create a disaster recovery plan

Every year, natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and severe thunderstorms affect millions of people around the world. These disasters can also affect your infrastructure. And not only...

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5 cloud deployment models to consider for your business

Public cloud, private cloud, multi-cloud, hybrid cloud and community cloud: what are the differences and what are the benefits per type of infrastructure solution? This blog provides insight and...

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Log4j vulnerability: What you can do to prevent breaches

A vulnerability has been found in Apache Log4j, a popular logging package for Java. Reports on the internet show that this vulnerability affects a lot of applications: from cloud to developer tools...

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Data, healthcare and the cloud: 5 safety strategies

Information security has evolved into one of the most critical aspects of the healthcare industry. Personal information is valuable, but medical data is especially so. Hackers can misuse sensitive...

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How to use snapshots on a Cloud VPS

A snapshot helps you to secure your system before making changes that might have unanticipated consequences, for example testing a new configuration. This blog tells you how to make and schedule...

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Alert: DDoS botnet exploiting Gitlab vulnerability

A critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in GitLab's web interface, which has been patched in April, has been discovered to be actively exploited in the wild. This could make a large...

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Why hosting a website anonymously could become much more difficult

The EU is currently working on a bill that will make anonymous domain registration impossible. The proposal states that whoever registers a domain name must provide the Registrar with a name, address...

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Easy to use migration scripts for AlmaLinux and Rocky Linux

As you may be aware, CentOS 8 as we know it will be decommissioned in 2021. CentOS 7 will be supported until 2024. Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux were developed as alternatives. Do you want to migrate?...

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Backup strategy: tips for backing up your VPS

When hosting a VPS, it’s just as important to back up regularly. Of course, it’s possible to do this manually every now and then, but we recommend doing it automatically (eg. every night) as well....

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Need more space? Add highly available storage with Big Disk

Is your business going through the roof and/or do you need more storage for your files and data? Simply add Big Disk to your setup and enjoy a storage capacity of up to 20 000 GB!

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5 trends to watch for in Linux Land

The Linux landscape today is so vast that it is impossible to list all the major trends and developments here, but we are happy to share 5. 

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Turning feedback into better products

A business, as you may know, never remains the same. Tilaa isn't any different. Every day, we strive to improve and come up with new ideas. Almost all of our efforts are self-initiated or initiated...

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Why and how to secure your network with pfSense

pfSense is a FreeBSD-based open-source router/firewall suite that also allows you to quickly set up a VPN or load balancer. It's very useful for system administrators who wish to increase their...

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Two factor authentication and session management

If you have a Tilaa VPS, we recommend that you enable free two-factor authentication (2fa), which is a standard benefit offered with all our VPSs. This article will help you understand all advantages...

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Hosting in EU vs US: what about your privacy?

When looking for a hosting service, there is much more to consider than just the lowest pricing. What about resources or expansion options, for example? And, more specifically, why is it wise to...

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RockyLinux 8.4 is now available in our configurator

Rocky Linux 8.4, from the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation is now available (GA). Since this is the first Rocky Linux GA release, it's a significant milestone.

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Sustainable Cryptocurrency: proof of work vs proof of stake

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have never been more popular than they are now. People worldwide are trading in crypto currency to capitalize on the digital rat race. However, the madness in the...

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10 powerful command lines for Linux that will make you an expert

Although Linux distributions differ in many ways, there are some command lines tools that are common across all of them. In this article, we'll look at how to use the power of these basic Linux...

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Tilaa supports Maarten: how a solo swimmer unites people in curing cancer

He may not be a superhero, but he is certainly a role model for many. After being cured of leukemia, Maarten van der Weijden won gold at the Beijing Olympics. But that’s not even it. Last year he...

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Veni vidi fading: What happens to all data on Clubhouse?

The latest audio app Clubhouse is on the decline after a promising start. The app was only downloaded 922,000 times in April, compared to 2.7 million downloads in March and 9.6 million in February....

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How to master email security with SPF, DKIM and DMARC

Fake emails are becoming more difficult to detect from genuine ones. Phishers, as well as spammers and malware senders, often fake the sender's email address to boost their trustworthiness...

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Referro ft. Tilaa: How an agency keeps international data secure

‘If our clients are doing well, so are we.’ A modest saying of Referro, a B2B marketing firm based in Oisterwijk, The Netherlands. The marketing agency works globally and has single-handedly raised...

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Rocky Linux 8.3 is here and ready for testing

Last Friday, on April 30th, Rocky Linux 8.3 has been launched by the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation. AlmaLinux, a CentOS alternative, was just launched 2 weeks ago. Rocky Linux now follows suit...

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Is your VPS server prepared for DDoS attacks?

A total of 10,089,687. That is the questionable record number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks carried out in 2020. By the way, such a DDoS attack is not difficult to conduct. You can...

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All you need to know about DNS and what to do with it

When you visit a website, you simply go to the address bar, type in the address of your destination and you're done. But did you know that this is not the website's real address? DNS is used to find...

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A snapshot is NOT a backup, so what is the difference?

In case of major changes to your VPS, it is important to have the assurance that you can return to backups or snapshots. After all, if something goes wrong, you always have all the important data...

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Cloud hosting with a purpose: how we contribute to a better future

As a cloud provider, we understand that the internet industry poses a threat to our environment. That is why we believe that it is our responsibility to work towards a greener future. And this is why...

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CloudLinux releases AlmaLinux 8 as the CentOS 8 Linux clone

The wait is over: on Wednesday, CloudLinux launched AlmaLinux 8 which can replace CentOS 8. Are you interested? You can already select AlmaLinux 8 in our configurator!

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Our new and improved configurator

At Tilaa, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our product for you. That is why last week, we updated our VPS configurator by simplifying options and adding some new ones. In this blog you...

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Join the live launch of AlmaLinux OS

For those who can't wait, we have good news: AlmaLinux OS will be officially released on March 30th. To celebrate the launch, AlmaLinux is hosting an event showcasing the team, the community and the...

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Want to back up your Mysql database? This is how it works

Do you use a  Mysql database? It is of vital importance to create backups on a regular interval. This way, data can be restored in case of an emergency. But, a backup of just a server is not...

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Dudesquare ft. Tilaa: 'we were ready for a provider that could grow with us'

More than 500 business companies daily depend on Haarlem's web agency Dudesquare. A real tech company that distinguishes itself for over 20 years thanks to a self-developed CMS, speed and a personal...

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The rise of privacy-focused apps: DuckDuckGo

Because of the dominant position of Big Tech, it is becoming harder and harder to remain anonymous on the internet. Still, more and more internet users are looking for ways to flock to more...

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AlmaLinux is here and it’s ready for testing

Only a few weeks ago, Red Hat announced that they will shift focus from CentOS Linux to CentOS Stream. This means that CentOS as we know it, will be EOL this December. It was quit an unpopular...

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Brave embraces IPFS as the new standard

The latest version of Brave browser (version 1.19.x) supports the decentralized HTTPS alternative IPFS. This means that potentially over 24 million active users per month no longer need central...

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Blacklisted by Microsoft? This is how to get delisted

Are you having problems sending emails from your VPS to any of Microsofts domains such as Hotmail, Live, Msn, Outlook or any 365 users? Then it’s likely that you have been blacklisted. You’re not...

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Brexit and VPS hosting: this is what has changed

With the United Kingdom leaving the EU, lots has changed in 2021 already. What does this mean for our customers in the UK? We’ll tell you all about it in this short update.

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Everyone’s working from home, so what does this require from our data centers?

With the outbreak of the global pandemic at the beginning of 2020, many have made the abrupt shift to working from home for the time being. Kitchen tables were converted into office desks and we...

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Tilaa supports Maarten van der Weijden: ThuisTriathlon

After a crazy and unpredictable 2020, former Olympian medalist Maarten van der Weijden decided to start 2021 in an extremely, yet exciting way. This Saturday, Van der Weijden will do a Triathlon at...

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The importance of maximum uptime

There are 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day and 30 days in a month. At Tilaa we guarantee 99.99% uptime. But, what does that really mean and what have we done to possibly guarantee such a...

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Red Hat ends CentOS as we know it

Only 18 months ago, IBM bought Red Hat. Now, according to their latest announcement on Tuesday, they shift focus from CentOS Linux to CentOS Stream. The most recent release of CentOS Linux 8 is going...

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Important: Update your cPanel

Researchers from Digital Defense have reported a vulnerability in cPanel, which allows hackers to bypass the 2FA authentication for cPanel accounts.

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Understanding and interpreting CPU Steal Time for your VPS

Virtual machines (VMs) report on different types of usage metrics, such as server load, memory usage, and steal time. And people often ask about steal time – what is it, and why is it reported on...

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David vs Goliath: Martin Kotulla - the Office Suite maker from Germany

Long before snapchat filters, augmented reality apps and the Internet of Things, the most advanced pieces of software were used to help people with fairly ordinary office tasks. Writing a piece of...

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Everything you want to know about SSL certificates

When building and launching a website, it’s important to keep it as safe as if it were your own home. Lock all doors and windows, and don’t give everyone a spare key. For securing your website, an...

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Tilaa - Fully certified since 2014

We have again been officially certified for ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 as well as NEN 7510.

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Ready for Black Friday? Prep your VPS for high load days!

Are you ready for hectic days at the (home) office? Frantically trying to make everything in order for Black Friday? Will your website, or your client’s websites, be able to handle the peaks in...

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Hacking Trump: the importance of cyber security

So, what could be the worst password for a president? President123? America1? Dutch ethical hacker Victor Gevers, thought about it and he cracked the code. Turns out that maga2020! (make America...

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This is how you handle a (possible) security breach

Stolen passwords through Zoom, access to Obama’s Twitter account and - just last month - using Grindr with somebody else's account: hacking is becoming more and more prominent in our daily life. But,...

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As suspected: Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google are way too powerful

The House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust ruled that big tech companies Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple are way too powerful. The report recommends that the tech giants (Big Four) should not...

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Welcome Edith & Robin

We keep adding staff: Last week Edith and Paul joined the team... Unfortunately we were all working  from home, so they couldn't have their cake and eat it too...

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Welcome Vincent

Another new arrival in the office : Vincent Hoftijzer. He is starting as our brand new Marketing Manager. 

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High load on hypervisor

Sunday night our 24 hour support team was alerted of a high I/O on one of our HDD hypervisors.

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Looking for an independent hosting provider?

 Over the past few years it’s been a battlefield of takeovers in the VPS and cloud hosting world...

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5 reasons why businesses migrate to the cloud

Enterprise cloud computing enables businesses to reduce costs while improving resiliency, flexibility, and network security. Most businesses have already adopted some form of an enterprise cloud...

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10 years of Tilaa in one peek

Tilaa is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. A wonderful occasion to look back on the past decade and see what we have accomplished. Now, we can talk for hours about all the amazing things we have...

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Green, greener, greenest: Tilaa is dev partner of The green web foundation

For years Tilaa has been a green cloud-hosting provider, helping companies to achieve their CSR targets. Sometimes we are nicely recognized for that, like in the blog by Creative Local Solutions. Now...

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