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Make Sure Your Webhost Has Proper Backups

Many web providers out there might have one backup…most do not give you two unless you pay extra.  I hate to see stories like this one…an Australian web host has their systems compromised and they lost everything.  They lost not only their own data but all of their clients data.  What was their biggest flaw?  They did not have an offsite backup for their infrastructure or their client data.  ETC Maryland’s web hosting gives you […]


How Important is Your Website Security?

Many businesses think their website is just a piece of advertising.  However a website needs to be maintained in terms of updates from a security standpoint.  If your site gets compromised there are tangible detrimental consequences for your business.  Many webhosts give you just some space and send you along your merry way.  If your site gets compromised their extend of fixes is to shutdown your site until you fix things.  While there are many […]



ETC Maryland Rescues Gaming Site

There is a site I frequent called the Christian Gamer’s Alliance.  I used to be many things on the site, server administrator, forums administrator, chat administrator…just to name a few.  Over time I faded away from the site as the clan I was in(God’s Frozen Chosen) disbanded.  The other duties went to other folks who were still active in the Alliance. One day I get contacted by the president of the CGA that their server […]


ETC Maryland Now Offers Free Private Domain Registration For All ...

ETC Maryland is proud to announce that effective today, May 31st, 2018 all domain registrations or renewals will now get private domain registrations at no additional charge.  With online privacy being a large concern and online privacy regulations like the EU GDPR now in force, one source of major information leakage was the registration details required by ICANN for domain registrations.  While this information is still required for registration of an Internet domain,  ETC Maryland […]



Managed IT and ETC Maryland

ETC Maryland has not jumped into the “managed IT” for quite a while now.  My main concerns were anything cloud based.  While ETC Maryland sees the market demand for network monitoring I was unable to find a solution that met my security standards. One of the things I wanted to find is a remote monitoring agent WITHOUT remote access built in. I do not want to route remote access through a third party. Every single […]


How does ETC Maryland’s Hosting Stack up Against Bigger Companies?

I am a Brunswick based webhost and I wanted to let you all know you do not have to overpay the bigger boys for many things that can be provided at a much more reasonable cost..or even for no additional cost. If you look at only the bottom line you will miss out on some features that really matter to small business websites: I am not going to match $3/month against Bluehost(A company I actually […]



The Upcoming SSL Deadline. ETC Maryland Has Been Ready.

ETC Maryland has been offering free SSL certificates for nearly two years now.  ETC Maryland saw quickly the need to moving to SSL as Google was already informing SEO partners of their intentions to add SSL as a major ranking signal.  ETC Maryland is determined to offer industry standard features, along with competitive cost with a focus on data security for all web hosting clients.  SSL means all traffic between your computer and your website is […]


Hosting Company Pays Massive Ransomware Payment. Is Your Web ...

This is unfortunate.  I do not wish this type of disaster on anybody.  ANY operating system is vulnerable to ransomware…yes even Apple.  This is why I am a big proponent of ransomware resistant backups. ETC Maryland’s web hosting service has superior data protection for your website data.  My third level of backup is ransomware resistant as it is a versioning, cloud based, pre-encrypted backup. This means ETC Maryland has three tiers of of backups totaling […]



ETC Maryland Adds a Third Backup for all Webhosting Accounts

ETC Maryland continues to enhance its data retention capabilities for all hosting accounts.  ETC Maryland has now added a third backup for all web hosting accounts.  Every night the webservers send a backup to an on premise server inside the datacenter for quick access of first level backups.  The next backup is then sent to an offsite server outside of the datacenter for restoration in case of a fault at the datacenter.  The offsite server then […]


ETC Maryland Assists in Website Rescue

I got a call from a friend that I had not been in contact with for quite some time.  He asked if I could help him with his website.  After a good conversation on the phone it turns out what he really needed help with was his server that ran the website.  He had noticed some performance issues and grew concerned about the overall health of his website, The Christian Gamers Alliance.  I agreed to take […]