Hostens blog

Unless your name is Google, stop acting like you know everything. Read our Hamster's blog: industry news, tips & tricks, fun facts, Hostens & Hamster life, insights worth sharing, know-how and many more.

DNS server

Everything you want to know about domain name system (DNS)

The intermediary link that joins Uniform Resource Locator (URL) with their Internet Protocol (IP) address is termed as Domain Name System (DNS). It is the DNS that allows the users (or internet surfers) to key-in words, alphabets, or keywords to locate their preferred website and send messages by using familiarized names into the web browser, in place of numerical values.

SSL certificate

Get to know better of Let’s Encrypt

Why are Let's Encrypt free SSLs so popular? First of all, obviously, because they are free of charge. This is one of the key points among all the benefits provided by the Let's Encrypt Certification Authority.
Second, issuing a certificate when it comes to Linux users is relatively simple. There is an automatic option for issuing a certificate, as well as a manual one. Each user selects the most convenient choice for himself. Averagely, issuing a certificate takes up to 15 minutes.

SSL Cetificate

Protected: free vs paid SSL certificate

SSL is a very common feature for almost every website nowadays. It’s not mandatory in most cases, but it would be hard to imagine a website without it. Usually, a free certificate is an advantage for any shared hosting provider and it does its job – protects the data transmission between a visitor and a website or application. So why are there paid certificates as well? What is the difference between free and paid SSL?