In the first part of this two-part series, we discussed advantages and disadvantages of the two major operating systems used for hosting: Linux and Windows. The basic differentiation was that Linux is open source, more widely available, and usually much less expensive; but Microsoft is necessary for coding with .NET & ASP. After discussing the pros and cons of each OS, the first part took a closer look at Windows VPS hosting (specifically with Windows Server 2012 R2).
When determining which VPS hosting package is best for your business, the first choice you will need to make is which operating system (OS) is right for you. Windows and Linux are the two major candidates since most companies choose to host with one of those two options (although FreeBSD is another popular choice that we offer).
The following article is part of Atlantic.Net’s “Real World Scenario” series, which outlines common concerns expressed by customers via true-life (anonymous and edited) interactions between our hosting consultants and clients.
Companies often consider SugarCRM, along with Salesforce and other alternatives, to communicate with their customers around the world. The platform organizes any client interactions into a dependable and coherently organized system. Apps that perform this function are called customer relationship management (CRM) software.
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.
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.
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.
Why choose FreeBSD for your operating system? When people consider operating systems for their hosting environments, the two most common choices are Windows and Linux which are options under Atlantic.Net’s cloud hosting solutions. However, another OS has been steadily gaining traction since its initial development in 1993 – FreeBSD.
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.