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 a VPS and the cloud and 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 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 even more money. But, what does the phrase “1TB of outbound data transfer” actually mean?

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Some Benefits of Managed Server Hosting You May Not Have Considered

Joel April 16, 2013 by under Dedicated Hosting 0 Comments

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 managed server hosting 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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Why Choose a Cloud Provider over a Web Host?

Joel December 20, 2012 by under Cloud Hosting, Dedicated Hosting 0 Comments

Unless your business has the capability and resources to maintain a large server on-site, you probably use a provider to host your website.  The provider offers some type of Internet hosting service that allows your business’ website to be accessible over the Internet.  In essence, the provider stores the website’s HTML files, graphics, etc, for a fee and makes them available to computers and other devices connected to the Internet.  However, there are a few notable differences between companies that act solely as web hosts and companies, like Atlantic.Net, that provide full cloud-based business support.

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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 Virtual Private Server, the result is cPanel VPS hosting, complete with control, stability, and ease of use.

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