On 12/17/19, I wrote about the recent announcement that Ubuntu, a project that was founded by Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, would be shutting down. The news was shared on Reddit, Twitter, and Facebook, and I thought it was worth sharing here as well.
The announcement was confirmed yesterday, and Torvalds’ Linux site was shut down yesterday. This is the first time that Linux has closed down due to poor security, but it’s not the first time that Ubuntu has closed down due to a lack of funds. For example, the Ubuntu project was unable to pay for its servers for a long time.
This happens because of all the money that the Linux community invests in security. The amount of time that Ubuntu spends on security is about 10% of the operating system’s development time. The Linux community, on the other hand, spends about one third of its time on security. So that means that by default, Linux must be very secure, and that when something goes wrong, it’s very easy to find out.
That’s exactly what happened to us, the Linux hosting community. We hosted our website on a shared server for over a year and it got hit with a denial of service attack that lasted for 3 hours. We lost our entire website (and all our assets), and now we can’t even get in touch with our bank because the bank refuses to give us credit. This is especially ridiculous because it’s not like we weren’t warned about it before, it just took it for granted.
Actually, I would say that the website hosting services that are the most vulnerable are the ones that actually offer you a dedicated server. These are the types of companies that are the most likely to be hosting your website.
I know what you’re saying. Some companies are so lazy that they don’t even bother to keep a dedicated server for you. They just buy a shared hosting package and host your website for you. And if you use a dedicated server for your website, you are the one being hit with this particular tax.
The only reason why your website has been shut down is because it was a huge loser. I got rid of my website because when I was in need of a new web server, I had to pay for it. I had to pay for my own server, but I was forced to pay for it because of a large problem with the site. It is not that big of a deal, but that is really the reason why I am using the whole company.
In a similar vein, it is not that big of a deal if your website is gone, but that is the problem. It is a tax. We are all the winners. And we want to be sure to take good care of our website. We want to provide the best service possible to our members.
The problem here is that we are going through an extreme amount of changes to our website. It is not because we have to, but because we are going through a lot of changes. I am not going to be able to put any of those changes in place without an update to the site. So many of our changes have to be done manually. The first time I had to do something like this, I was shocked. But it is only going to get worse.
Support for Linux hosting has been very, very unstable lately. Many of our members are having no luck at all with our Linux hosting. A lot of our members are having to do major surgery on their hosting accounts to fix it. The problem is that there are two different ways people are hosting Linux sites: their own server and hosted by one of our partner companies. We have more than 30 Linux hosting providers on our site, and we do not want to have to do anything to one of them.