Optimized Origin with the NOC CDN

A core component of setting up a Content Delivery Network (CDN) is defining the origin of the site. This origin is traditionally the IP address for the server that houses the site content. It’s where the CDN will be pulling content from. A few CDN’s even allow you to specify multiple origins, empowering admins to…

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Automated Attacks Against WordPress Target Old Vulnerabilities

There is no denying WordPress’ dominance on the web. It’s used by almost every major organization in the world, and is the platform of choice for a lot of first time entrepreneurs. And if you ever want confirmation, just look at what hosting companies are focusing on. They all dedicate countless resources to streamlining its…

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Using cURL to test the Performance of a Website

cURL is an amazing tool (available by default on Macs and Linux) that allows an administrator to remotely transfer data and most commonly used against URLs (i.e., websites). Think of it as a terminal-based browser that doesn’t try to parse the HTML. For example, if you want to get the HTML content for noc.org, all…

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We love to dig (DNS troubleshooting)

We spend a lot of time with DNS, we’re constantly having to investigate issues, analysis outputs, or just try to understand what is going on. When troubleshooting DNS, the best tool is the dig command. Dig comes by default on most Linux distributions and on MacOS (sorry Windows users, you are stuck with nslookup by…

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Alerting: Slack Integration

Most DevOp teams spend most of their days buried in slack. Our NOC monitoring integrates directly with Slack providing a seamless notification mechanism. Navigate to the Alerting & Notifications settings page to enable the slack integration. The output will look like this in your slack channel:

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CDN POP Locations

The NOC.org CDN covers all major regions by default, but you can also choose to optmize only to North America, Europe, Asia or South America. Those are the available locations: North America / West / Los Angeles North America / West / Seattle North America / Central / Dallas North America / East / Atlanta…

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