How Hosting Voice and Data is Beneficial for SMB

Small and medium-sized businesses need to be adaptable in order to stay competitive and grow. The ability to change and adapt due to economic or market changes is a characteristic of a smart business, which allows for economic growth and new opportunities. A fast- growing trend is enabling organizations to move their server infrastructure and telecommunication services to a hosted environment. The rate at which SMB is adapting new voice and data technologies is growing at a phenomenal rate. The trend is to move data and voice into a data center environment, most recently into a cloud or virtual server, commonly referred as cloud computing or VPS.

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The Ins and Outs of Reseller Hosting

Every website needs a server to host it! The market for web hosting is extremely profitable, but if you do not have large sums of money or the technical knowledge needed to run your own server, reseller hosting might be a perfect option for you.

Reseller web hosting occurs when one party purchases server space from a large hosting company and then resells that space to another party. Consider yourself the middleman of the Internet!

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Why Choose a Cloud Provider over a Web Host?

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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VPS and VPN – Similar Names, But Much Different Functions

Although VPS (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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A Few IT Services You Can Leave to the Cloud

The cloud is not just for file backups anymore.  On top of saving companies from needing a data center and actual infrastructure, cloud computing can perform many IT services for your business that you would traditionally have to use a lot more resources to get.  In addition, switching to a cloud service provider offers businesses the potential to significantly improve communication and collaboration.  Your business can use cloud for a wide variety of applications in an overall effort to increase your business’ productivity.

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Types of Hosting Servers

If you just spent the last few months creating or redesigning a website, the last thing you want to experience is any sort of downtime caused by overloading the server from an increase in your number of site visitors.  When it comes to hosting services, there are three basic options to choose from.  Understanding the differences between the platforms can allow you to make the best decision for your specific business’ needs.

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