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Distributing Content via CDN

The most requested Invoicebus files from now on are delivered via Akamai CDN at blazing speeds, improving the overall performances, while reducing the load time In one of the previous posts, we described how we host the Invoicebus site and introduced the term Cloud Files and CDN (Content Delivery Network). Because the user base of [...]

Sleep tight, your data is secure, part 5 – Hosting Server Security

Our customers should clearly know where and how their data are kept and what kind of protection guards their precious documents This is the last part from the security talk series where I’m going to explain you the methods and technologies we use to host and test the web servers of Invoicebus. When I talk [...]

Sleep tight, your data is secure, part 4 – Payment Processing Security

One of the most critical part of Invoicebus is the payment processing of your purchases, but don’t worry we have that covered for you. Update: Since March 11th 2013, Invoicebus has switched to 2Checkout.com as an authorized payment processor. Read more here. Invoicebus is built to make you feel comfortable while doing your business, as [...]

Sleep tight, your data is secure, part 3 – Data Storage Security

To make Invoicebus a place where its customers would feel safe and sound, we’ve built a little fortress around its data. We reveal a tiny, but interesting part of its architecture. Data Storage Security In our case, data storage security refers to the way of keeping and managing customer’s data within the database: invoices, quotes, [...]

Sleep tight, your data is secure, part 2 – Password Storage Security

Here we will explain how your passwords are stored in the system and all about their security. For storing passwords Invoicebus uses something called one-way encryption with salted hash functions. Why is it called one way? Because it can not be decrypted ever, actually it’s not even an encryption. It’s a hash that is completely [...]

Sleep tight, your data is secure, part 1 – Data Transfer Security

Because Invoicebus manages quite sensitive data concerning customer’s business, we would like to be clear as day when security aspect is on the menu. Even though our blog is somewhat technical about software stuff, usually we avoid to go deep into details with over technical posts. Indeed, security topic is quite complicated and not straight [...]

Hosting Struggle – Round 1

As a bootstrapped company every cent is valuable for us, so we always look to reduce our costs and expenses. Because of the limited budget, we decided to make one week test on a free hosting service, thus lowering the costs for web hosting at the start. Usually free web hosting is not always as [...]