My RamNode VPS Got Hacked

I have a 128MB VPS with RamNode which I use only for storage of backup files. Yesterday, I got a surprising message from RamNode: “Your VPS has been using a high CPU load for an extended period of time. Please reduce your usage to comply with our AUP and notify us once you’ve done so.

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create database and new user in mysql with ssh

I keep forgetting how to do this. So, I will log it here once and for all: Log into mysql: mysql -u root -p Create a database: create database name_of_database; Create a new user: CREATE USER ‘newuser’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘password’; Give new user all the priviliges: GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON * . * TO ‘newuser’@’localhost’;

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MicroNetVPS Review

MicroNetVPS.com had an attractive offer in WHT in which they promised a 50% recurring discount in 6 locations: UK, US, Russia, Turkey, India and Swiss. I have a penchant for discount offers though MicroNetVPS did not inspire much confidence from the look and feel. Anyway, I signed up for the lowest tier in the India

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RamNode 128MB RAM VPS Review

I suddenly developed an urge for a backup VPS where I could store data. I have a number of websites which are scattered across a number of VPSs. I prefer to do a manual backup of the website files and database using the simple technique detailed here. I transfer the backup files to one of

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