Posts tagged: Server

When Shared Servers Don’t Work….

For some businesses, having an up to date, easily accessible and manageable website is the lifeblood of their company.  For web designers maintaining various sites on a community/shared server, access and software updates can prove difficult to manage, if not almost impossible.  While a dedicated hardware server may not be the answer, Gconnect’s 30:30 server could be.

The 30:30 server bridges the gap between a dedicated hardware server and shared hosting on a community server.  The servers are delivered as a base server, with a number of optional add-ons.  These allow customisation with the “everything you need, and nothing you don’t” ethos.

The security advantages of these “lightweight” dedicated servers make hosting web sites with specialist software requirements and PCI compliance need a breeze.  The flexibility offered by full root access, and the option to install or develop your own software, makes the 30:30 server the ideal solution for many IT headaches.

Based upon industry leading “VMWare ESX Enterprise” software and enterprise grade Dell hardware, our 30:30 servers are built for reliability and resilience, giving you peace of mind that your application will be available day and night.  To find out more about these fantastic servers, call us on 0845 006 0866.

Deprecation of Internal Server Names from SSL certificates

We have had to reconfigure some of our customers Exchange Server settings recently as part of their SAN UC certificate renewal. This is due to the CA/Browser Forum, a collaborative effort between the Certificate Authorities and Browser vendors, phasing out the use of internal server names and reserved IP addresses from certificates from November 2015.

In a nutshell, this means if you use internal server names on your SAN UC certificate and have a domain such as .local, you will almost certainly need to change some settings on your Exchange Server, or apply your certificate at the perimeter of your network and use an internal CA for your Exchange server certificate. These changes are designed to stop the use of domains that cannot be verified in the public namespace.

Further information on the CA/Browser Forum and the changes can be found here: