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Who Still Needs Colocation?

Cloud hosting has been getting a lot of press in recent years. It’d be easy to assume that everything is going to “the cloud.” With promises of lower CAPEX and higher elasticity, some business owners might feel obligated to move everything over. But is that the best choice for all organizations? Statistically, most companies still […]

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How to edit your WordPress site content

In a previous post, I covered setting up and customizing a WordPress website with XMission shared hosting. In this article I will cover how to edit your WordPress website content. Good news, it’s super easy to edit text and images! Here’s how: NOTE: This post uses screenshots and terminology from WordPress version 3.9.1. Other versions […]

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What’s the Latest on UTOPIA?

Since the inception of UTOPIA nearly a decade ago, I have managed XMission’s services on the 11 city municipal network.  As such, I have earned a unique insider persective and understanding of not only UTOPIA’s current situation but also its long term challenges and successes.  In recent months, I have attended a figurative magnitude of city council […]

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Announcing secrets.xmission.com – A Self Destructing Encrypted Notes Service

Today, XMission launched https://secrets.xmission.com, our new free, publicly available service to fight off Big Brother, snooping individuals, hackers, and adversaries. Background Off and on for a few years, I had been toying with the idea that I wanted the general public to have access to 100% transparent encryption, repudiation, and deniable plausibility. I am a […]

Disaster Recovery Finally Affordable for SMBs

Any company that relies on computers to store and process data should understand the importance of backups. Unfortunately, many small and medium-sized businesses feel overwhelmed at the prospect and don’t know how to proceed. Sound familiar? Thanks to free and easy to use software, sensible off-site backups for disaster recovery can now be accomplished cheaply […]

Art Fans Unite: XMission proudly sponsors the 2014 Utah Arts Festival

We love the summer festival season in downtown Salt Lake City! This year’s Utah Arts Festival kicks off on Thursday, June 26 and runs through Sunday, June 29 at Library Square. XMission has supported the Utah Arts Festival for the past fourteen years by sponsoring the lively Hospitality Patio. We also provide free wireless Internet […]

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Zimbra filter trick texts you when important emails arrive

Today’s XMission Zimbra power tip identifies how to text yourself when an important email arrives. It uses a simple Zimbra filter and only takes about five seconds to setup. Create the filter: Within your XMission hosted Zimbra webmail go to Preferences tab then Filters, and click on [New Filter] Inside the Edit Filter window you will name the filter with […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about Macquarie and UTOPIA

Last night, I attended the Murray town hall meeting on UTOPIA/Macquarie. It was refreshing to see over 300 people turn-out with many thoughtful questions. Although there was some misinformation from the audience broadcast, the city council and mayor did their best to answer questions on an extremely technical subject. There were times that I wish […]

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Building a Stratum 1 NTP Server with a Raspberry Pi

Introduction I wanted to build my own NTP stratum 1 time server. An NTP server is a server that connects to the Internet to serve time to clients who can use that time to adjust the clock on their computer. NTP uses stratum levels to determine the distance from the source clock. A stratum 0 […]

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Zimbra calendar problem? Try this easy fix for shared CalDAV calendars.

In today’s Zimbra Power Tip we show how to fix a very specific calendaring issue where some calendar applications cannot write to, view, or create events on a shared CalDAV calendar. This is specific to CalDAV configured Android devices, iPhones and iPads, or even iCal on your Mac. What is happening? Let’s identify a scenario around this […]

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