Our first year as Proxeuse

We have reached a milestone! We have been operating under the name Proxeuse for a year now, and we are proud of that! Establishment Proxeuse started in August 2018 as a small hosting company operating under the name Hostify. This name later turned out to be used so much by other companies that it affected our operating results, so in the summer of 2019 we decided to completely change it. From 24 August 2019, all…

Corona Virus

How we contribute to fighting the Corona virus

It cannot have escaped you that many measures have been taken worldwide to stop or slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus (corona virus). Some countries are completely closed to residents and visitors from abroad. We are also concerned about the magnitude of this pandemic. Therefore we are very busy helping to fight this terrible virus. We do this in a special way, something that everyone can help with. Folding@Home uses Distributed Computing to…

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What is a Nameserver?

A nameserver translates domain names into IP addresses. If someone types a domain name in their browser, their computer will ask the nameserver which IP address they should surf to. Something similar also happens when an e-mail is sent. This process uses the DNS protocol which is extensively described here. Your domain will not be available without working nameservers. As a consequence, a nameserver is very important for the functioning of a domain name and…

How to check someone’s location based on an IP address?

We regularly receive requests from people around the world to purchase a product from their company. Because we do not always trust these emails, we almost always look at the IP address of the mail. A location is almost always attached to the IP address. This is therefore an indication of the origin of the mail. But how do we know the location of IP addresses? Fortunately some free tools can be found on the…

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What is an IP Address?

An IP address is essential for the internet to work, but what is it exactly? And what are the differences between IPv4 and IPv6? We’ll explain. IP Addresses in General Every computer that is connected to the internet or any other (internal) network has a number that makes it visible to all other computers on that particular network. You can compare this with telephone numbers. To make it possible for computers to find and identify…

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What is DNS?

DNS is an abbreviation for Domain Name System. It is the protocol that makes the internet easy to use and clear. The main function of DNS is translating Domain Names into IP-Addresses. But what is it exactly? And how does it work? Firstly a user types in a domain name in his browser, when he presses enter his request will go to a DNS-server. This server is probably run by the user’ provider but can…

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What is the importance of an IPv6-ready website?

IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4) the predecessor of IPv6 was already taken into use in 1981. Since that time, the internet has changed dramatically, almost the entire world nowadays has access to an internet connection. More and more devices are connected to that internet, from a computer to your smart thermostat. All these devices need an Internet address where the rest of the internet can recognize your device. In recent years, the internet has grown…