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Why Your Data Center Should Have Aisle Containment

As I say in my previous blog post, data centers in the United States use a full 1% of the nation’s power so improving efficiencies makes very real sense. In this series of blog posts about HVAC (Heating Venting Air Conditioning) cooling strategies for computers I summarize the main elements you should focus on to make […]

Data Center Cooling Optimizations Bring Big Wins

At XMission we have just completed some significant energy efficiency improvements in our data center. To educate the public and our customers as well as promote sustainable energy practices, I will be writing some blog posts about industry trends and the steps we have taken at XMission to dramatically improve our energy efficiencies. These best […]

Preventing Participation in Distributed Denial of Service

Over the past week, XMission has seen a sharp spike in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. These attacks utilize spoofing of requests over UDP services to servers that would otherwise believe they are coming from a trusted source. Essentially these unwitting servers act as amplifiers, taking in a few bytes of a command and […]

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See how a simple “+” brings unlimited flexibility to your XMission email.

Today’s email tip will help you make better use of your XMission email with an amazingly easy to use feature called “suffix support” and it works with traditional @xmission.com or our Zimbra hosted email accounts. One email to rule them all Suffix support gives you the power of multiple email addresses, allowing you to easily identify […]

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Zimbra Power Tip: Use Persona settings to easily manage emails and control costs

Today, we are going to discuss how to save time and money by using the Zimbra Persona setting to handle multiple account and domain aliases inside your webmail. Here is a question asked by one our XMission hosting customers: “We want to have separate accounts so that our craft business emails can show jane@craftydomain.com instead […]

Data Centers: A Dramatically Changing Industry

NOTE: I wrote the following while preparing to be on a panel discussion at the University of Utah recently regarding the data center industry. The data center and telecommunications industry is a dynamic, even mercurial, industry full of change, opportunity, and often unpredictable challenges. I’ve worked in this industry for 17 years and thought it might be helpful to provide […]

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Zimbra Power Tip: Improve your day and your inbox with filters.

In the world of “I want it now” there are fewer issues that cause as much frustration as a broken printer or your inbox not doing what you want. While I cannot help you with printer problems, I will help with your inbox. Today you will learn about two very useful and very under-utilized filters […]

Setting up and customizing WordPress on XMission Unlimited Shared Hosting

The information in this article only pertains to setting up WordPress under XMission Unlimited Shared Hosting.  Other web hosting services will vary greatly, so just keep it simple and use XMission. WordPress is a popular, free, full-featured blogging tool and CMS (Content Management System) which is a great solution for many website needs.  There is […]

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5 Questions Customers Commonly Ask + Our Best Answers

When it comes to technical support, there seems to be a pattern in the questions that are asked on a daily basis. Even with all the training we provide for our customers there simply is not enough time in the day to train everyone. To help you out, we have composed the top five customer […]

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Use the Cloud Infrastructure API to Automatically Resize Your Server

The RESTful API is one of the more interesting and useful features of XMission’s Cloud Infrastructure service. The API exposes nearly all the features of the control panel in a consistent and well documented interface. This article will demonstrate how to use the API to automatically resize your server’s RAM dynamically, without the need to […]

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