FastComet Blog

Addressing Meltdown and Spectre

Update: February 18, 2018

Newly discovered variants of Meltdown/Spectre dubbed MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime that exploit invalidation-based coherence protocols with 99.95% accuracy of recovering hidden data have been discovered by Princeton and Nvidia researchers. However, we can confirm that the current software-based Meltdown/Spectre mitigations rolled out on our servers are effective at confining them.

In the days following the beginning of the New Year, our team became aware of a security flaw regarding the way modern CPUs (central processing unit) predict possible future user actions and store small bits of information in their cache in order to provide near-instant interaction for the user (Speculative Execution) as well the kernel’s memory isolation which is set with the purpose of creating a closed environment for each user/process on the machine.…

Happy Holidays from FastComet!

2017 has been an extremely busy and exciting year for us here at FastComet. We first want to thank all of you, our valued clients, old and new, for supporting us thus far and trusting us with hosting your businesses, blogs, apps and e-commerce websites. THANK YOU, For helping to make 2017 such a success. From our family to yours, we hope you have fantastic holidays! Wishing you and yours a very joyous season full of warmth and laughter.…

What’s to love about WordPress 4.9 “Tipton”

WordPress 4.9 “Tipton” was released today, named in honor of jazz musician and band leader Billy Tipton, a gifted pianist, and saxophonist. The new release marks a significant step toward a more user-centric way to customize and manage websites, with great improvements to the Customizer, new exciting functionalities to widgets, a powerful text editor for editing code, and much more.…

WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com – What’s the Difference?

That dilemma has been out there, present in the beginning of each WordPress based website and a lot of us have been through it at some point. It is not surprising at all actually, given that more than 25% of the websites worldwide are based on WordPress. For that reason, we will try to explain it to its very basics here, so you don’t have to go through the hard times and learn from our experience!…