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Eskimo North Internet Hosting

 Linux Friendly Virtual Private Servers, Shell Accounts, and Hosting.
Our Server has full support for https and http/2 protocols.
Knowledgeable human assistance via phone, e-mail, or tickets.
(206) 812-0051 or (800) 246-6874.

Web Apps
Web based applications. These are programs that actually run and display in your browser, such as Web Mail, phpMyAdmin, a Java SSH Shell, forums, StatusNet, Traceroute, and Your IP.
Services
Information about the services we offer; Shells with remote desktop and sound, fast Web Hosting, Web Design, PC work, DSL, ISDN, and Dial access and other services.
Support
Setup e-mail and Usenet news clients, customize spam filters, including white listing, black listing. Setup X2Go, OpenNX, NX player, and other remote desktops and configure DSL and 56k dial-up accounts. Help with websites, frequently asked questions, and trouble tickets.
Links
Links to Customer pages as well as many useful resources on the web, including Linux resources, useful information about building websites, and local resources relating to Shoreline and the surrounding Puget Sound area resources.
Information
The Information section contains information about our history, contact information, eskimo news, information and graphics for linking to us (we always appreciate that), payment information and also various customer review sites where you can find independent reviews of our service.
Games
There are three games sections, Eskimo Arcade, games contained within our main website, presently is mostly broken as the result of a switch to https, I’m working on that, and two external sites Y B Bored (ybbored.com), and Defender Games (defender-games.net).
Web Apps
Web based applications. These are programs that actually run and display in your browser, such as Web Mail, phpMyAdmin, a Java SSH Shell, forums, StatusNet, Traceroute, and Your IP.
Services
Information about the services we offer; Shell accounts with remote desktop capability and sound, Web hosting, Web Design, PC work, DSL, ISDN, and Dial access and other services.
Support
Setup e-mail and Usenet news clients, customize spam filters, including white listing, black listing, setting the sensitivity threshold and other tweaks. Setup X2Go, OpenNX, NX player, and other remote desktops and configure DSL and 56k dial-up accounts. Help with websites, frequently asked questions, and trouble tickets.
Links
Links to Customer pages as well as many useful resources on the web, including Linux resources, useful information about building websites, and local resources relating to Shoreline and the surrounding Puget Sound area resources.
Information
The Information section contains information about our history, contact information, eskimo news, information and graphics for linking to us (we always appreciate that), payment information and also various customer review sites where you can find independent reviews of our service.
Games
There are three games sections, Eskimo Arcade, games contained within our main website, presently is mostly broken as the result of a switch to https, I’m working on that, and two external sites Y B Bored (ybbored.com), and Defender Games (defender-games.net).

     Check it out, explore, let me know of anything you think would make it better.

     Try it out on your Smart Phone, it’s all responsive and mobile friendly. Some of the webmail options work on some SmartPhones. If the default webmail doesn’t work well for you, try the RoundCube or RainLoop alternatives.  If neither of those work well, there is a ownCloud mail client that works very well on mobile devices.

Eskimo North, P.O. Box 55816, Shoreline, WA 98155 Tel: 206-812-0051

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Web Server Upgrades

     We are always trying to improve the speed, reliability, and functionality of our products.

     To this end we’ve made the following upgrades to our web server:

  • Upgraded to Apache 2.4.41
  • Added read-ahead and writeback caching to the file systems.
  • Added gzip compression to our server configuration.
  • Enabled transparent huge pages for both web server and our physical hosts.
  • Changed the way the network interface is configured.
  • Made changes to systemd configuration to insure prerequisites are up and running before Apache is started.

     The last two items are primarily aimed at improving boot time so during a server reboot downtime is reduced.

     The upgrade to Apache 2.4.41 fixes a couple of flaws in Apache that could be used in a denial of service attack against our web server.

     Gzip compression will improve page load time over slower links by reducing total page time.  Note that Pingdom tests will report that we do not have gzip enabled.  This is untrue but because we include some code that calls Twitter and Twitter does not compress, it causes this test to fail.

     If you have a WordPress plugin that does gzip compression, please disable the gzip function in this plugin.  Otherwise double gzip compression will result which browsers will not know how to handle resulting in gibberish.

     Transparent huge pages is largely a major win for MariaDB used to provide database operations for WordPress, other content management systems, and other applications on our website and on customer websites.  The combination of having this enabled on our physical host machine and web server improves the response time of MariaDB by approximately 400%.

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