Introduction to Virtualization

Imagine you run a small office with ten employees. They each need a computer to do their job, and each computer needs to do different things like run accounting software, track sales data, and manage the website. However, consider this: each of those applications will have different technical needs, such as processing power and storage. And those ... Read More »

3rd Mar 2019
Understanding Managed Web Hosting

If you’re a business with a web presence and you’re looking into web hosting, you’ve probably come across the terms “dedicated web hosting” and “managed web hosting.” We’ve previously discussed dedicated web hosting, so in this post, we’re discussing managed web hosting. What Is Managed Web Hosting? Managed web hosting is when ... Read More »

2nd Feb 2019
How Does a Dedicated Server Work?

Dedicated web hosting is what happens when a hosting service provider leases you a dedicated server. The server is custom-configured to your application, which could be a website, a private cloud, a database, streaming, VOIP, gaming, web hosting, or some other business need. Even though the hosting provider leases you the server, it is yours to ... Read More »

3rd Mar 2018
Understanding Bare Metal & Virtual Servers

Not all servers are created equal, and nothing illustrates this point better than the difference between bare metal servers and virtual servers. If you want to pay for computing power, these two represent different ends of the spectrum. We’ll start with definitions, then we’ll tease out the differences. What’s a Bare Metal Server? A bare ... Read More »

4th Apr 2017
Understanding Dedicated Web Hosting

Any business with a web presence needs to consider web hosting. This means understanding the difference between dedicated web hosting and managed web hosting. In this post, we’re talking about dedicated web hosting. What Is Dedicated Web Hosting? Dedicated web hosting is when you get a dedicated server, custom configured to your application, ... Read More »

5th May 2016
Understanding Website Security Services

You’ve probably read two things about website security. One, security is pretty important. Two, security is often overlooked. Three, lots of people talk about security in a broad sense but don’t dig into specifics. Okay, maybe you haven’t heard that last one. But it’s true. So in this article, we’re going to talk about some specific ... Read More »

6th Jun 2015
How to Choose a Hosting Service

The greater your needs, the more complex your choice of hosting service will be. Here are the factors you need to consider and questions you need to ask. What Security Features Are Available? Security should be at the top of your list. Security and data breaches aren’t something only big companies need to worry about. Even small businesses ... Read More »

7th Jul 2014
Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud: Which Is Right for You?

When most non-IT people think of cloud computing, they imagine a public cloud. However, private clouds are an option that shouldn’t be overlooked. Here’s a rundown on the differences between a public cloud and a private cloud, and what strengths each offer. What Is Public Cloud? With a public cloud, infrastructure is owned by a service ... Read More »

8th Aug 2013
The Benefits of Colocation

Here’s a simple way to explain “colocation”: Your equipment is housed in the colocation company’s highly secure location and monitored by their technical experts. The colocation company provides building security, as well as infrastructure like power, cooling and fire protection, and redundancy for these systems. Specialized equipment like ... Read More »

9th Sep 2012
Planning a Server Migration

Planning a server migration is a complex task. But it’s also an opportunity to build a scalable hosting architecture for the future. The success of a migration to your new setup is all in the planning. So read this article, and get your thoughts in order before you begin. This article will be useful if you’re planning to move hosting platform ... Read More »

10th Oct 2011