Pacific Internet Discontinuing Residential Services

Pacific Internet is one of the most highly respected Internet Provider in Singapore. For most of us we have been using their services for more than a decade. We are more than willing to assist those who are affected by the discontinuation of services especially email and domain services. Do email us at sales@8.to or call us at 6 742 9698, lets discuss the best way of migrating to our services which will cause you the least disturbances. In the meantime, we wish Pacific Internet Best Wishes for their focusing on their carrier and enterprise services which are also one of the largest and best in the region. We definitely hope that we can cooperate with Pacific Internet in helping the existing customers and also in the growth of their carrier and enterprise services which a lot of companies like us require.

TGIF

Normally Friday suppose to be a great day, but not today as it seems that a normal reboot on the server cannot go up and have to go to the Data Center to fix it. Computer Parts! You really never will tell when it decides to give you a bit of trouble or a bit of things to do. No choice, we are in this line, there is no such thing as letting a server go down even if it is 3am in the morning. Have to rush down to check and get it up once again. Hopefully that it isn’t a difficult problem.

Spam Blog Replies

We have to clear lots and lots of Spam Blog replies here in Singapore Web Hosting Blog so that it remain readable instead of being drowned by spammers. I really hope that spammers have some civic consciousness and stop spamming our blogs and other blogs. In fact I have seem some blogs spammed beyond recognition, so that the blog should be taken down because of the impossibility of clearing the spams.

Overselling of Web Hosting

I had read a post of an overseller, those who sell unlimited or nearly unlimited for pennies a month, appealing to the other web hosting companies not to oversell. I guess it is very difficult. To decrease prices is very easily done, but to increase prices will result in loss of a lot of customers who are price sensitive. It is better not to fight the commodity price games but instead concentrate on quality and good support. I have seen a lot of web hosting companies who are selling at reasonable prices and are doing very well as they have secured a reputation in the Internet. I have in turn saw a lot of unlimited web hosting going down because of abusers who are drawn by the unlimited features as well as peanut pricing.

Urgent Link Maintenance

This notification is to inform you that we are conducting an URGENT maintenance to your internet connection at Pantech21 Data center during the following interval.

Date
: 17/10/2012 Wednesday
Time
: 01:00 – 01:30 SGT (GMT+8:00)
Reason
: Engineer detected error on the current active uplink.
Impact
: 5 minutes or less connection outage during uplink circuit switching to backup.
Action
: No action needed

Managed Web Hosting

Previously, 8 to Infinity Web Hosting are able to handle only small to medium requests for Managed Web Hosting. But with engineers in Asia, Europe and USA on a permanent basis now, we are able to quote and take on nearly ALL kinds of managed hosting requirements. Actually it can be so simple, that the customer if they are not technically savvy, just need to describe to us what is the final product or requirements that they need. Our team of Engineers will be able to design and develop as well as managed the requirements of our customers. We started off with SMEs, till today we are still very much SMEs oriented, given that they are the ones that helped us grow. We will never forgot them. But in the mean time, our expanded skill sets and capabilities allow us to offer far more complicated Managed Web Hosting that can be deploy in any part of the world. For those who need something to start off, do not hesitate to email us at sales@8.to. Just treat it as saying Hi, there is no obligations for you at all.

How to solve FTP IFrame Attacks

We had a client who had this problem. I think it is the best way if we share it with everyone.

1. Clean up your computer, if you find nothing or cannot know how to clean, get a professional.
2. Get a clean source code of your web site. Scan it on a clean computer.
3. Ask us to delete and recreate your web site and change the password.
4. Upload the clean content into the web site

That is all we need to solve the issues.

FTP Attacks

FTP is not really an attack. It is a careless part whereby a designer had their computer compromised and as such the hackers have the passwords to their customers’ ftp. They use automated program to upload compromised files with iframes attachments into the web sites. The designers keep uploading fresh copies but it is useless. Even if they change passwords, the hackers can retrieve these passwords form the computers of the designers easily. What needs to be done is to clean up the designers computer and everything will be settled.

Be Wary of Iframes Infection Through FTP

Personal computers as well as business computers in the offices are usually the easiest to hack. Black Hat hackers will normally hacked such machines and sell to illegal syndicates which used them for DDOS, Iframe injections etc. If you are attacked by Iframe injection, make sure you have a full backup, ask your provider to delete your account and recreate again, then check your content to see if they are all clean and upload again. Make sure you do all these on a confirmed clean machine.

Colocation from Malaysia

Had a query about Colocation from Malaysia. The potential customer was worried about how to ship the server over. Actually it is very simple. For existing server, packed nicely and shipped using DHL etc aren’t expensive. For new server, easier still, just place the order, inform us and get the vendor to deliver to our datacenter. We have actualy a lot of Malaysian customers especially given that speed from Singapore to Malaysia for our network are extremely fast. We had even customers who hand carry the servers and fly to Singapore, rack mount the server and fly back! Even by car it won’t take long, that is if you want to physically see the server online.


Malaysia

Malaysia Colocation


Singapore Internet Engineer Required

8 to Infinity Pte Ltd is looking for a Singaporean Internet Engineer. As part of our corporate social responsibility, we are hoping to be able to find a Singaporean to fill up the vacancy first. The candidate needs to be able to setup servers, both Linux and Windows, be able to troubleshoot servers as well as network problems. Salary commensurate with experiences and will be between $2000 – $5000. Also we don’t care about papers such as diplomas or degrees, if you can show that you are good, you are hired. Papers or sheepskins are only for hanging on walls, but our company prefer posters of pretty girls on the walls instead. Singapore Web Hosting . You can email direct to me at boonchuan@8.to. We are a multi-national company with physical offices and datacenters in Dallas, Amsterdam, Singapore and Cyprus. This position will be in our Singapore Office.

Have a Nice Weekend

This weekend will be a quiet weekend as there are not many upgrades going on meaning that there won’t be any notices served saying that there many be a few minutes of downtime due to router upgrade etc. So far except capturing a spammer who had come through by hacking a user’s computer and using his email to spam everything is smooth and quiet, but that user really have to get someone to look into his computer system. Hope everyone has a nice weekend.

Internet Talents

It isn’t easy to find good Internet Talents in Singapore, I wonder is it because our education systems produce too little or there is too high a demand for Internet experts. Many times we advertise, less than 10% of the applicants are Singaporeans. We are normally in the web hosting business. As web hosting is extremely complicated from a simple shared hosting to design of large scale infrastructure, the talents required are a lot and varies. We certainly hope to be able to help in the training of more locals so as to provide a larger pool of such talents. Only when we have a good pool of talents will MNCs be interested in investing in Singapore as such industry needs skills intensive support. We certainly do not need an Einstein, but we need capable and responsible people.


Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein


Dot CA and ORG

There is a great promotion on .CA domains. We’re slashing the cost for .CA registrations to just $10 throughout the month of October (compared to the usual cost of $14). And, as a special bonus for our Canadian resellers, we’ll knock another $1.50 off if you are based in Canada.

Also on sale starting October 1 are .ORG domains. We’re taking $2.00 off the registry cost on new .ORG registrations through to the end of the year. Canada is a gigantic and beautiful place, lets hope that we get more Canadian customers with these promotions. For org domains it is normally for dot profit organizations, hope that these NGO help promote the fight against hunger, diseases and all kinds of issues that are plaguing our dear Earth.


20 000 IP for a VPS?

Had a request for 20 000 IPs for a VPS, not even a dedicated servers and it is IPV4 mind you! How do we justify to APNIC on such requests in normal times? Not to say now when there is a shortage of IPV4 and the last batches of IPV4 are running out till no company is allowed more than /22. All new applicants will only get a /22 and nothing more than that.



Last Quarter Singapore Web Hosting

We started the last quarter for the year with renewed confidence and double our manpower and capabilities. We are definitely sure that with the support of you, our customers we will have the Best Quarter Yet! We now have much more manpower, much more bandwidth and much more space in our datacenters as well as many more datacenters throughout USA and Europe.