Archive for July, 2009


How to Buy Your Dedicated Server

Choosing the right company to buy a dedicated server from is extremely important in order to reap the maximum benefits of the server. However, before you start looking out for a service provider, you should be sure that you need a dedicated server. Check out an earlier post, “Who Should Go for a […]

How Good or Bad is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing has triggered many debates across the globe on its usefulness. So, how good or bad is it? A story that came out on IT Brief yesterday said that IDC’s research on cloud computing concludes that it is suitable for everyone. The story goes on to say that it doesn’t suit everyone though. Yes, […]

Data Center Tour Series: SingleHop

SingleHop is a unique dedicated server provider in that they offer different levels of server management. The SingleHop data centers are located in Chicago, IL, and they currently operate two facilities which are leased (see their recent blog post).
Main Chicago Data Center (DC1)
The main SingleHop data center houses over 2,000 dedicated servers for […]

Should You Go for Cluster Servers?

Every technologically-savvy business today makes use of all possible gadgets and applications. The sheer volume of applications used by a business can overwhelm the server that’s playing the host to them. A single server fails to manage the applications efficiently, leading to downtimes or unavailability of certain applications. Now, common sense says that if there […]

Data Center Tour Series: The Planet

The Planet has 8 data centers located in the Houston – Dallas, TX area, as well as a London Data Center. The Texas data centers are SAS 70 Type II audited data facilities. The most recent, is the addition of a 106,000 sq. ft. collocation center in Plano, TX. On the technical front, the […]

Two Great Uses of the Virtual Private Server

The Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a great way of reaping as many benefits as possible from limited resources. What is so special about VPS? Well, these servers are formed by partitioning one server into smaller, logical servers. Not only do you get complete control of these servers, you also get to host as many […]

Data Center Tour Series: LiquidWeb

LiquidWeb is one of our favorite dedicated server providers for many reasons. We like them so much in fact, that we use them to host the Dedicated Server School website. That being said, their data center’s aren’t anything to shake a stick at.
Tier 1 Premium Bandwidth Providers
LiquidWeb has direct connectivity with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, […]

Windows Server Hosting Vs. Linux Server Hosting

One of the longest running debates in the history of technology has been the Windows vs. Linux debate. You may alienate the advocates of one if you say anything good about the other. However, both have their advantages and disadvantages. The Windows vs. Linux debate in the web and server hosting world has also heated […]

Data Center Tour Series: FastServers.net

While I had heard good things in the past about FastServers.net, it wasn’t until I started our data center tour series that I realized how truly unique their data center is. FastServers.net went to great lengths to try and pick the ideal location for their data center. Here are some of the requirements they […]

What is Reseller Hosting?

Shared hosting and dedicated hosting are simple, understandable hosting types. However, reseller hosting leaves many confused. You will, however, not be able to figure out if your website is being hosted using reseller web hosting or shared hosting. The experience is similar.
What is reseller hosting? When a web host buys a large amount of space […]

Benefits of a Colocation Server

A colocation server is a one that is owned by a business but resides in the premises of a hosting company. The business pays a rent to the hosting company. At times, even a hosting company can offer you a server on rent.
So, how different is a colocation server from a dedicated one? A colocation […]

What is a Managed Server?

Management is never simple, especially when it comes to technical management. While website owners find dedicated servers the ideal way to host their websites on the web, they find their management extremely cumbersome. Web hosting companies rescue businesses by offering in-house management. Thus, dedicated servers are broadly classified into two categories: managed and unmanaged. A […]

Who Should Go for a Dedicated Web Server?

The title of this post could have been ‘Who Needs a Dedicated Web Server?’ We decided to make the change because there is a difference between needing something and being worthy of it. I must clarify that I do not mean that a website that needs a dedicated server does not deserve it; what I […]

How Managed Dedicated Server Hosting Helps Businesses

Dedicated servers are good; managed dedicated servers are all the better. What makes managed dedicated server hosting so lucrative? In today’s post, we’ll look at the four As that translate into business benefits of managed hosting.
Availability
Managed server hosting ensures that your website is always available. With continuous server monitoring, it ensures that the downtimes are […]

Why is the cPanel Server the ‘IN’ Thing?

Point-and-click operating systems revolutionized the computing world by replacing the keyboard-based operating systems because they were easier to use. A point-and-click system provides a more user-friendly interface. The concept of cPanel servers also came in because hosting companies were looking to offer an easy-to-use interface to website owners.
cPanel is basically a control panel […]

Dedicated Server School to Run Data Center Tour Series

Starting on Monday, July 27,  and running through the end of the week, Dedicated Server School (www.serverschool.com) will be running a data center tour  series, featuring a daily tour of one of the major US providers of dedicated servers.
New Orleans, LA — Starting on Monday, July 27, 2009, Dedicated Server School will start running its […]

Managed Hosting with Proactive Planning

Large businesses understand the importance of dedicated hosting and thus opt for it. However, at times, even large organizations find it difficult to manage dedicated server hosting on their own. This is where managed hosting comes in. Apart from offering all the benefits of dedicated hosting, managed hosting offers that extra bit of around-the-clock, much-needed […]

Advantages of Virtual Private Server Hosting

The term virtual is becoming redundant. The World Wide Web is no longer virtual; it has invaded our lives and become a real part of our existence. Now every time, a ‘virtual’ something comes up, one wonders how it compares with the existing system. The Virtual Private Server (VPS) is one technology that becomes virtual […]

Web Hosting Types

The advent of the World Wide Web made people interested in hosting their pages on the web. E-commerce gave way to web hosting of different kinds. Today, there are far too many different types of hosting services available. We’ll look at some of the major ones today.
Free Hosting
Free web hosting lets you publish your website […]

Is Richard Stallman Right About Cloud Computing?

I entered “cloud computing” and “Richard Stallman” in Google and in little more than a quarter of a second, I got a whopping 196 thousand results! That’s the reaction Stallman’s opinion on cloud computing had. Last September, Stallman, founder of Free Software Foundation (FSF) and creator of the GNU operating system, criticized cloud computing and […]

How Cloud Computing Will Affect Business

Cloud computing seems to have an equal number of takers and critics. On one hand, businesses are becoming aware of the reduced costs and better user experience, and on the other, they are being wary of the level of security offered by cloud computing. Richard Stallman, creator of GNU and founder of Free Software Foundation, […]

Can I Host My Own Dedicated Server?

I’ve been running my site on a shared server for the last few years. It’s been adequate for the low volume it serves and I’ve never needed much space. Recently however, I’ve decided to put up another site and I’m not only expecting high traffic, but I’ll need other things like large amounts of space, […]

Why Shared Hosting May Not Last in the Future

Who would not want a server completely dedicated to one’s needs? However, shared or virtual hosting still remains popular. The biggest edge shared hosting has over other hosting schemes is its low cost. Experts, however, believe that shared hosting will not last too long in the future. Let us find out why.
Websites have, so far, […]

Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting Benefits

Many websites that were hosted on a shared server are going for Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting. A VPS is a smart way of partitioning on server into many and making them function as individual, dedicated servers.
VPS hosting has its advantages in comparison to conventional shared hosting. You can convert one physical server into multiple […]

How Liquid Web Offers Server Security

Ensuring the security of servers needs a lot of time. What a website needs is a security scheme that helps save both time and resources. Liquid Web has come up with a service that does exactly this while making sure the security is of the highest standard. The service is called ServerSecure.
ServerSecure Web […]

Six Reasons Why You Should Invest in Dedicated Servers

Dedicated servers have come to revolutionize web hosting. What makes it so good for an online business? Let’s find out.

It gives you absolute control. Dedicated server hosting puts you in charge of all matters related to hosting your website. You can use as much bandwidth and disk space as you need without sharing a bit […]

The Limitations of Shared Hosting

While no one denies how great the dedicated server hosting is, some large businesses have stuck to shared hosting. Why? This happens mainly because of a sense of inertia and the failure to analyze the flaws of shared hosting. Let us look at the reasons why businesses should switch from the shared system to dedicated server […]

Business Benefits of Cluster Servers

Cluster servers came into the network world with a bang. All the problems that businesses encountered with a single server were resolved by the introduction of cluster servers. Businesses that have since adopted cluster servers have benefited in more ways than one. Let’s look at the business benefits of cluster servers.
Cluster Servers improve network […]

How Datacenters Benefit Businesses

Technical terms have never been simpler. The term ‘server farm’, for example, refers to a place where servers are kept. The server farm is also referred to as the datacenter. So, what happens in this server farm or datacenter?
A datacenter is a physical location where multiple servers are maintained to provide back up facilities […]

What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Ubuntu

When it comes to servers you have a number of operating systems to choose from. When using a shared or dedicated server from a hosting provider your options are a bit more limited, yet still enough to keep your mind spinning. So which one should you choose? Well lately there’s been a lot of buzz […]