Author: Joel

10 Best Practices for Ecommerce Security & Ease-of-Use

English: First 4 digits of a credit card

As we all know, making it in this day and age with a cash-only and/or bartering website is difficult. That’s why many online businesses are starting to accept credit cards (these hard plastic things with a bunch of numbers on them). Credit card payments, though, involve security concerns. This piece will explore some of the best practices to ensure your site keeps online payments secure for every possible transaction (including IOUs).

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Virtual Private Servers vs. the Cloud

Choosing any type of hosting solution for your website and applications will undoubtedly get you started, but in order to maximize your budget and achieve your business goals, it is critical to choose the correct solution for your individual demands. In this blog post, we will analyze the differences between VPS anddifferences between VPS and cloud hosting to see which option is best for you.

A virtual private server (VPS) configuration provides a web-based machine that emulates a private, dedicated server. This option allows for complete configuration, customization and administration of the software and hardware.

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How the Cloud Makes Analyzing Big Data More Efficient

Joel June 21, 2013 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

Have you ever waited until the last minute to complete a critical project, only to find out that you have to process significantly more information than you can actually handle? You watch the clock count the hours and then minutes down to your deadline, but there is still so much material in front of you that you still have left to analyze that you want to just pull out your hair. If you answered yes, you have experienced the concept of big data first hand.

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1TB Bandwidth—How Much data is that REALLY?

Joel June 17, 2013 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

Early last month, Atlantic.Net officially announced that all virtual private servers (VPS) and cloud servers received an upgrade that provides an increased outbound data transfer capacity of 1 terabyte (TB), absolutely free. This gives our customers the ability to send 1,000 times more outbound data from their VPS and cloud servers than previously available. This essentially eliminates bandwidth costs, ultimately saving you more money. But, what does the phrase “1TB of outbound data transfer” actually mean?

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What are the Benefits of Managed Cloud Hosting?

A large corporation often has the money, time and employees available to maintain an internal server’s infrastructure. However, if you are the average business owner, it is highly likely that you do not have access to such copious resources. The concept of a managed cloud hosting service may initially appear intimidating and confusing, but utilizing such a plan is often much more sensible than running your own network.

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Spotlight on cPanel VPS Hosting

Joel December 11, 2012 by under VPS 0 Comments

cPanel is the most popular web hosting control panel in the industry because it allows users to access all types of features quickly and easily, from installing popular blogging software to handling custom databases.  By combining cPanel with the impressive power of a Cloud Server, the result is cPanel VPS hosting, complete with control, stability, and ease of use.

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Understanding Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Joel November 21, 2012 by under Dedicated Hosting 0 Comments

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), sometimes known as hardware-as-a-service, refers to the leasing of computer hardware instead of purchasing and installing it in-house.  The hardware you rent may include servers, storage, networking technology, cables, firewalls, etc.  With IaaS, the cloud hosting provider provides the infrastructure required to build custom hosting solutions, the hardware is configured remotely, and then your hosting solution is installed on it.

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Atlantic.Net offers Free Cloud Services after Hurricane Sandy

Atlantic.Net offers relief to businesses affected by data center outages due to Hurricane Sandy.

Atlantic.Net, a privately-held leading hosting solutions provider announced today that they will be offering relief to those affected by the Northeastern US data center outages caused by Hurricane Sandy. Atlantic.Net is offering free cloud server hosting services to businesses that rely on data centers currently experiencing issues due to the storm.

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Cloud Hosting Should Expect Growth in the Health Care Industry According to a Recent Report

Joel August 24, 2012 by under Cloud Hosting, Healthcare IT, Marketing 0 Comments

As a whole, the healthcare industry is very conscientious about data privacy and problems with making IT systems inter-operable have played a major part in delaying the adoption and growth of cloud computing in the industry.  Health care data has specific requirements regarding security, confidentiality, availability to authorized users, reversibility of data, and long-term preservation.  Regulations such as the electronic health record guidelines on meaningful use and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) have stunted public cloud adoption in this industry.

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