Entries by Richard Zack

Pantek and Metisentry Merge

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce, Pantek has merged with Akron, Ohio-based Metisentry. As a leading force in full IT stack offerings, Metisentry has been providing integrated business software and datacenter systems for the last 10 years. Pantek and Metisentry merge to create a Linux and Open Source based hosting, consulting & development powerhouse. Bringing […]

Senior Systems Administrator

Pantek is hiring a Senior System Administrator with broad, hands-on experience with Linux & Microsoft technologies in enterprise environments. This position will administer and build upon our internal and client networks, working in harmony with Developers, Senior Engineers and Network Administrators.

Critical Linux Vulnerability Alert: glibc

A critical security vulnerability has been announced in the GNU glibc library. This vulnerability affects virtually all Linux servers. The glibc library contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in the DNS resolver, which may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code and remotely take control of your server. Fixing this vulnerability requires updating “glibc” packages […]

Optimizing Magento on VMware vSphere

Magento is a high performance, scalable eCommerce solution used by more than 240,000 merchants worldwide. Website speed and performance is critical with all eCommerce websites, however Magento’s flexibility can sometimes yield slow page speeds when not optimized. This technical blog contains several suggestions for optimizing Magento’s performance when running on Linux with VMware vSphere ESXi […]

Pantek Hosting is optimized for Magento

While Pantek has been hosting and supporting Magento based eCommerce sites for many years, we are pleased to announce that all our Hosting plans are now optimized for Magento by default. Magento is a high performance, scalable eCommerce solution used by more than 240,000 merchants worldwide. Similar in many ways to Miva Merchant, it empowers […]

Optimizing a Dell EqualLogic SAN for ESXi

Dell EqualLogic SAN’s provide a robust storage platform for small businesses, and are especially ideal for use with VMware vSphere. This blog contains several suggestions for optimizing the PS Series SAN Environment for use with vSphere. This is intended for advanced VMware and SAN administrators.

Critical Linux Vulnerability Alert: BIND9

A critical security vulnerability has been announced in the BIND9 DNS server. This vulnerability affects all implementations of the Domain Name System (DNS) server Bind. It potentially allows any remote attacker to disable your Bind DNS server which could cause an interruption in your Web, Email, and other services. Fixing this vulnerability requires updating “bind” […]

Miva ReadyThemes Support

Miva recently released exciting, new ReadyThemes for Miva Merchant 9.0003! ReadyThemes are designed to enhance your online store, with countless built-in capabilities and tools for you to create a modern website with seamless functionality. The feature we like the most:  ReadyThemes are 100% responsive right out of the box — they work seamlessly on all […]

Critical Linux Vulnerability Alert: Ghost

A major security exploit has recently been identified and announced by security experts, nicknamed the “Ghost”. It is especially severe because it potentially allows remote users to gain complete root control over Linux servers. Ghost affects most Linux distributions. Resolving the vulnerability requires updating the glibc package AND rebooting your server.