Category: "Hosting"

GigaTux is Bitcoin-Friendly

June 13th, 2015
Becoming Bitcoin Friendly As Bitcoin is now becoming a global phenomenon, many questions have arisen over the practicality of using the cryptocurrency. Online shoppers have become less reluctant to invest in, and indeed spend their Bitcoin as many… more »

The Paravirtualisation Spectrum on Xen

November 1st, 2012
With GigaTux's HVM offerings (mainly Windows but some BSD in there as well) we very strongly recommend users install paravirtualised network and disk drivers. In Windows, this is offered by the GPL PV installer. However, we didn't really know that there… more »

Why Switch to IPv6 - Well written article from Sophos

September 30th, 2011
Sophos have written up a nice, comprehensive overview of IPv6 and why we need to all switch to it from a security perspective. Do take a read and always consider whether your hosting provider supports IPv6 before making any moves. GigaTux supports it… more »

Differences between Xen and KVM

September 22nd, 2010
KVM has, quite rightly, been getting a lot of press since its full functionality was introduced in to the mainline kernel earlier this year. However, some communities have assumed this has sounded the death knell for Xen. This article at the Xen blog… more »

x86 Virtualisation Packages

August 23rd, 2010
A very interesting article from The Register has been published which contains information on how many different virtualisation technologies companies use at the time. This clearly shows that there is no single winner when it comes to commercial use of… more »