Author: Kent Roberts

VPS Mail Server – SMTP for Cloud VPS: A Real World Scenario

Kent Roberts April 24, 2014 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

SMTP for Cloud VPS Mail Server – A Real World Scenario

Looking to set up a VPS mail server? Atlantic.Net can help. We do our best to learn from our customers and provide content in our blog that is relevant to their needs. While we have broad information available through our site, clients often turn to our support staff for detailed queries.

By gathering questions from our hosting consultants, we are able to better tailor the information we provide to meet user needs. We call this series of everyday interactions between our clients and our consultants Real World Scenarios.

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Maintaining and Testing the Speed of a Website is Critical

Kent Roberts April 11, 2014 by under Dedicated Hosting 0 Comments

Maintaining and Testing the Speed of a Website is Critical

It’s sometimes difficult for customers of hosting services to determine which plans and companies will best meet their needs. This challenge has become more pronounced in the era of virtual private servers (VPS’s) and cloud computing. Although distributed virtualization has strongly positive attributes – speed, reliability, redundancy, cost-effectiveness, etc. – it also can be unclear exactly what you are getting.

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HIPAA Web/Database Hosting Solution – A Real World Scenario


Healthcare companies must be in full compliance with federal regulations in order to avoid fines. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) contains law applicable to the handling of protected health information (PHI) by healthcare plans, clearinghouses, and practices. Title II of the act includes a Privacy Rule and Security Rule, which are of special concern to covered entities when working with business associates – such as web hosting companies – on their IT architectures.

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Why Do I Need a Business Associate’s Agreement for HIPAA?

When healthcare companies sign up for a HIPAA-compliant IT environment with a Cloud Hosting service, that outside organization is acting as a business associate according to the guidelines of HIPAA. In order to legally work with that organization and still follow the stipulations of the Act, medical businesses must sign a contract with the service (as with any outside party serving in a similar role) called a business associate’s agreement (BAA). Many companies do not understand why they need a BAA and what exactly is involved. Here, below, are the details.

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SSD Cloud Hosting FAQ – A Real World Scenario

Kent Roberts March 7, 2014 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

 A Real World Scenario with Common Questions by SSD Cloud Users

Our blog functions, in part, to present typical interactions between our hosting consultants and individual clients. The users of our hosting solutions often have similar questions, and this “Real World Scenario” series allows us to highlight helpful information provided in these discussions. The below dialogue is based on an exchange between our staff and a potential customer interested in our Cloud Hosting solutions.

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Why you should select Atlantic.Net as your cloud hosting provider

Kent Roberts February 20, 2014 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

Why you should select Atlantic.Net as your cloud hosting provider humor

A typical question one of our customers asks us is, “What is your advantage over other cloud providers?” We know at Atlantic.Net that we are just one of many options for cloud hosting. There are numerous ways in which we set ourselves apart. Here are some of the hallmarks of the service that makes Atlantic.Net the best Cloud Hosting provider in the industry:

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Developing a Business Optimization Edge with Cloud Computing

Kent Roberts January 28, 2014 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

Developing a Business Optimization Edge with Cloud Computing

Let’s face it: the cloud is growing. Why is the cloud so hot in the technology world and in the business world generally? And is it developing as strongly and quickly as we think? The term cloud is so widely used and frequently misunderstood – with 51% of people thinking the cloud is impacted by changing weather patterns – that it seems at times to resemble a fad. It is anything but.

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