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Does Your Organization Need SOC 1 or SOC 2? – Updated!

What is SOC 1 (SSAE 16)? Not so many years ago, publicly traded businesses typically would conduct annual SAS 70 audits and feel content, knowing that an external auditor determined that their ducks were in a row. If they relied on a vendor in ways that might measurably affect their own internal controls over financial […]

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Is it your connection or your router?

You just got home and decided to see what’s new on a social site or continue playing that favorite game of yours. Maybe because it’s a new year, you got a new router. Maybe you’re getting buffering and more buffering, or the spinning wheel of death. You might be thinking, “Did I get a bad […]

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Getting the speeds you should get

Internet speeds today are 100 times faster than they were ten years ago. Every day we push the limits of our Internet connections to meet demands. The 250Mbps and 1Gbps connections provided by UTOPIA and XMission are no exception. We know what it means to need a fast and reliable Internet connection. The one oversight […]

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XMission Unlimited Hosting Control Panel Upgrade

XMission has completed a major upgrade to our Plesk Control Panel and now provides Parallel’s latest 12.05 Odin Control Panel. These updates address many security vulnerabilities and provide better stability, reliability, and enhanced development for our Unlimited Web Hosting customers. These new control panel upgrades bring both enhancements to the tools you are used to as well as […]

Understanding your Unlimited Web Hosting account

So you setup an Unlimited Web Hosting account with XMission and now your website is up but with a default template rather than your content. Yikes! You need to fix this but are completely confused as to where to log in to find anything and what credentials to use. Let’s make sense of it all. Your […]

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Migrate your Email from Google Apps to Zimbra Collaboration

In today’s Email Admin Tip we reveal how you can migrate email from Google Apps to Zimbra Collaboration at XMission. Utilizing a command line software tool called IMAPSync and OAuth authentication, you can migrate your email data between Google’s mail servers and XMission’s Zimbra mail servers. Currently, Google Apps supports use of OAuth and the following documentation links provide […]

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Five Tips for Businesses to Avoid Downtime

Salt Lake City companies never expected a tornado to take their business offline but that’s exactly what would have happened to XMission if we hadn’t properly prepared for the worst. Back in 1999, we decided to expand into the empty former battery factory next door and convert it into a modern data center. The Internet bubble was in full […]

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An honest discussion about data privacy, open source, and communications security.

Last week, Zimbra published their latest Zcast podcast about open source and security. I was fortunate to participate in the podcast. In preparation, I surveyed key XMission staff and found their candid responses regarding open source, data privacy, security, and the future of collaboration very intriguing. Today I’ll share their answers. You will learn valuable insights from Pete (XMission […]

Is Colocation Right for Your Enterprise?

While most Internet savvy people have heard about data centers, many don’t know what it means to colocate servers in one, why they’d want to, or how to when it makes good business sense for them to do so. Why would you need to colocate? Virtually all web sites you visit online are hosted in […]

Zimbra Server Admin Tip: Mailbox Password Migration and Server Settings Comparison

Mail server administration is not easy. That is why, for over 8 years, XMission has provided Zimbra Email & Collaboration services for thousands of businesses that don’t have the time and resources to manage their own mail server. We also sell Zimbra server licensing for those that do have the resources. This post will focus on […]

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