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The brilliant Italian Mona Lisa painter, inventor, and jack of all trades, Leonardo da Vinci, once said, "Wisdom is the daughter of experience." What wise words about wisdom coming from an intelligent individual way ahead of his time (can you tell I like repetition in creative writing?). He's right! Often you can't become wise solely by studying or reading a ton of books. Instead, you have to go out into the world and experience new things to open your mind and attain wisdom. This reminds me of Hostwinds WindSpeed and WindShield services because, in my experience, I have accrued the following wisdom: It is best to be cautious without being fearful. Hostwinds WindSpeed (not to be confused with the wind speed of a tornado) and WindShield (not to be confused with a car windshield) are excellent features that give your server a little more grit or, as the kids say, "oomph," in two unique ways. This blog post is intended to teach you more about WindSpeed's efficacy in ensuring your server runs even better and WindShield's efficacy (Double word score!) in increasing your server's security.
Da Vinci had a lot of nuggets of genius in that noggin of his. Namely, in addition to painting renowned and timeless works of art, da Vinci also came up with the following ideas: the parachute, the armored car, and the alarm clock, to name a few. Remember that these bright ideas came to his mind in the early 1500s! Just for fun, I'll try to convince you that Leonardo da Vinci would want you to have WindShield and WindSpeed.
Before I do that, though, maybe I'll explain what both are and why they are helpful.
How I Would Describe WindSpeed
Hostwinds' technicians do some special technical fancy magic that boosts your server's performance even more. They carry out elaborate and time-consuming operations to bring this performance boost to fruition.
How Hostwinds' Front-Line Team Would Describe WindSpeed
One of Hostwinds' astute and resourceful Front-Line Representatives articulately defines WindSpeed in a Knowledge Base guide entitled "Windspeed Server Optimization."
Here's that definition: "Our support technicians will perform a performance analysis of your server, testing for optimization of hosted scripts and images, and identifying malformed code."
Also, that guide can be found here:https://www.hostwinds.com/guide/windspeed-server-optimization-service/.
The Front-Line Team once again has my back because the following passage from a Knowledge Base guide entitled "Cloud Server Overview" provides more pertinent details about WindSpeed in a much better way than I could ever explain it:
"WindSpeed is recommended if you're running a web server and want to ensure that the services are as optimized as possible. Our support technicians will review your current running services and assist in analyzing and optimizing your website's speed."
Visit https://www.hostwinds.com/guide/cloud-instance-overview/ if you'd like to get better acquainted with the award-winning Hostwinds Cloud Server.
How I Would Describe WindShield
Our technicians carefully go through various procedures to increase your server's security in many different ways. The Hostwinds' Front-Line Team will undoubtedly expand on this in the following paragraph.
How Hostwinds' Front-Line Team Would Describe WindShield
As promised, the Front-Line Team elucidates WindShield in that "Cloud Server Overview" guide mentioned earlier: "WindShield allows our support technicians to review and perform a security audit on your server. They'll configure firewall policies and harden your server to assist in preventing possible server compromise."
Job well done, Front-Line Genius Crew. To give you as much WindShield knowledge as possible, here is an excerpt from Hostwinds' "WindShield Server Security Service" guide (WHOA, it's almost like I came up with that alliteration-filled title. So, naturally, I like it!):
"The one-time service ["The one-time service" = WindShield] is recommended for any client-server that is looking to increase their server security, and shield their server from possible harmful outside sources."
I enjoyed this guide, particularly because it illuminated how Hostwinds' technicians strengthen your server's security: "Our support technicians will set up your server firewall, perform an application audit on your server, and apply server hardening to ensure your server is safe and secure."
What's more? According to the guide, "We can also lock your server down to whitelisted IP addresses for connections to shell or RDP at your request."
I know you've been on the edge of your seat waiting for the link that directs you to that guide. Look no further because it's right here:
And now, for the moment we've all been waiting for…Why da Vinci might be in favor of you adding WindSpeed, WindShield, or both to your current Hostwinds plan:
Reason 1. Da Vinci expressed once, "Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else." Everything is connected, so your server strength is connected to your strength. When you employ WindSpeed, it's like you are giving your server a powerful multivitamin that boosts its resilience and thereby boosts your resilience. When you use WindShield, it's like you give your server a can of mace when it metaphorically goes on early morning jogs in the city.
Reason 2. Here's a good one. "One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself." This quote from Leonardo supports the fact that you know yourself better than anyone else. Once again, your server state is a reflection of your state. Better yourself by bettering your server's security and speed. Quick question? Are these correlations starting to seem like a bit of a stretch? What's that? Very clearly and obviously? I can see where you're coming from. I'll try to step it up a bit for these last two reasons.
Reason 3. "Beyond a doubt, truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to the darkness." This connection is twofold: 1. Avoid any darkness surrounding your server by protecting it with WindShield. It gives your server the strength to fend off anything that isn't of the light by employing WindSpeed. 2. Be honest with yourself…and admit that you want both WindShield and WindSpeed not only because they are very cool names but also because they are enormously beneficial. BOOM. Correlation made.
Reason 4. "As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death." Make good choices to manifest a happy life. It is an excellent choice to add WindShield and WindSpeed because they give you the extra power, speed, and security to accomplish the utmost server victory. Did "utmost server victory" make any sense at all to you? What's that? Not in any way, yet you somehow got the point of that sentence? GoooOOoood enOOough for me!
"I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death." I have no idea how to relate this to either WindShield or WindSpeed, but it makes me feel hopeful when I read it. When one smiles while in a storm, it is because that individual has faith that everything has meaning and that adversity strengthens people and gives them character. It's like that quote from Friedrich Nietzsche "That which does not kill us, makes us stronger."
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Quotes from the WindSpeed Web Page of Hostwinds' Website:
"Improve your system's functionality."
"There are ways to avoid inconvenience and malfunction relating to your server. Get your server up to speed with accurate analysis and solutions."
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Quotes from the WindShield Web Page of Hostwinds' Website:
"We provide an open standard for a variety of operating systems to use via our advanced configuration processes."
"These power management tools include status monitoring and putting computer components to sleep."
Quote from Me That Will Serve as a Segway to Our Conclusion:
Concluding can sometimes get a bit redundant. Rather than reminding you that 1. WindSpeed and WindShield are the greatest, 2. Hostwinds is the greatest, and 3. you are the greatest. Why don't we conclude with some more beautiful and enlightening words from da Vinci? I found these words from him to be quite inspiring:
"Tears come from the heart and not from the brain."
Quick smirk-inducing thought about da Vinci's painting, The Mona Lisa, before jumping to the following quote. Rumor has it that Mona Lisa is smiling because she is pregnant. Another story has it that Mona Lisa is smiling without showing her chompers because she has no teeth. As the kids say, "JUICY."
A more well-known da Vinci quote: "Life without love is no life at all."
We'll close with the most poetic words da Vinci spoke in my personal opinion: "In rivers, the water that you touched is that last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time." Speaking of, no time like the present to get started with Hostwinds WindShield and WindSpeed! Until next time, folks.
Written by Hostwinds Team / January 13, 2019