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VPS Hosting – Cheap VPS vs. Quality VPS

Eddie December 31, 2012 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

Your website is a valuable asset to your business, no matter the size of your company or the industry you are in.  Your website may be used to direct potential leads to a contact form, sell products online, or simply as a marketing tool to convey business presence online.  Whatever the purpose of your website, choose a hosting provider that can give you the hosting services that you need, at a price that your business can afford.

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Microsoft Hyper-V or VMWare?

Editorial Team December 24, 2012 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

When choosing the right hypervisor for your enterprise environment, it is essential for IT managers to know which features are most important, the pros and cons of each of the technologies, and the appropriate implementation methods.  Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware should be examined thoroughly and rated on factors such as performance, scalability, and ease of integration with the company’s existing system.

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What exactly does uptime mean in the cloud hosting industry?

Eddie December 14, 2012 by under HIPAA Disaster Recovery 0 Comments

What is uptime?

The dictionary definition of uptime constitutes the time during which a piece of equipment, such as a computer, is functioning or able to function.  In terms of cloud hosting, uptime is defined as the percentage of time that your server or website is active and able to function during the course of a year.  For example, if a Cloud Server has an uptime average of 99.5%, this means that for all but 1.83 days per year, you can expect that your website/server will remain active.

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VPS vs VPN – Similar Names, But Much Different Functions

Glenn December 7, 2012 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

Although VPS Hosting (Virtual Private Servers) and VPN (Virtual Private Network) have similar names, they are extremely different things altogether.  A Virtual Private Server is a place to host your website, where you have root-level access to the server while still sharing the hardware.  However, a Virtual Private Network is a way to browse the Internet securely and anonymously.

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Windows VPS vs. Linux VPS – Comparing Cloud Based Server OS

Eddie November 27, 2012 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

One of the most important decisions to make when choosing a virtual private server (VPS) is whether a Linux or Windows-based option is right for you.  While IT professionals often swear by one or another, these two systems are aimed at meeting the requirements of two different types of users.  Windows and Linux are both very different operating systems, with Linux being an open source operating system that is free to use and Windows a commercial operating system.  While many basic functions are shared between the two, the prices and uses of a Windows cloud hosting VPS and a Linux VPS are very different.

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Understanding Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

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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What is DNS and How Does it Work?

Eddie November 13, 2012 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

You may have heard the term “DNS” thrown around with other computer/tech language, but are still unfamiliar with what exactly this term means. In this blog post, we will explain exactly what DNS is and how it works in easy-to-understand language.

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