Archive for March, 2010


How the Virtual Server Scores Over the Shared Physical Server

Before we get into the benefits of the virtual server as compared to those of the shared server, let’s understand the difference between these two servers. When a physical server is used to host several websites of different organizations, it is called a shared server. Now, when the physical server is divided into logical partitions, […]

Colocation Hosting Gives You Peace of Mind

OK, first things first. The spelling of ‘colocation’ is fine. ‘Colocation’ here means ‘co-location’ or ‘located at the same place’. When your dedicated server is kept in the premises of a hosting company, it is called a colocation server. You have to pay a rent to the hosting company for keeping it. Some hosting companies […]

Why Linux is Good for Your Server

Money matters but cannot be the only factor ruling your decision to choose the operating system for your server. Let’s look at the other factors.
If your website(s) needs PHP, MySQL, or Perl, you have to go for Linux. Windows does not offer support for these scripting languages. There you go. A strong, valid reason for […]

What You Should Know About Server Clustering

If you are wondering what server clustering is and if you should go for it, you have come to the right place. Today’s post will talk about the things you should know about server clustering.
A server cluster is a group of servers that work together to offer you improved performance and high availability.
You should know […]

What A Dedicated Server Offers That A Shared One Cannot

Control –  that’s probably the best word to sum up the benefits of a dedicated server over a shared one. Let’s look at how exactly the dedicated server helps.
You get almost unlimited disk space with dedicated hosting. So, no more worries about storage limitations. Dedicated hosting meets your bandwidth needs adequately as you are no […]

Is Hybrid Hosting a Sensible Way to Adopt the Cloud?

The world is getting serious about the cloud. And I am not the only one saying that. I came across a very detailed article on cloud hosting in an online IT magazine, Express Computer. The article titled ‘Getting serious about the Cloud’ looks into how organizations are adopting cloud computing fully aware of its limitations […]

Shared Hosting is Not for Your Business

If you have a business that has any dependence on your web presence, you cannot go on with shared hosting for too long. Why? Well, for starters, you don’t have control over the server. It’s not yours; you don’t own it. You cannot configure it the way you like. You have to depend on the […]

Understanding Reseller Hosting

Now, what on earth is reseller hosting? If that’s your first reaction to this post, you have come to the right place.
This post intends to explain the concept in the simplest of terms. Reseller hosting is really a smart way employed by small hosting companies to host websites. Such a host buys a large […]

Liquidweb Offers Microsoft Exchange 2007 Managed Dedicated Servers

Liquidweb, a company well-known for some of the best server management in the business, is offering Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 managed servers. If you’re a large corporation that needs a centralized server for managing email and calenders, MS Exchange is the way to go. Here are a few of the advantages of Exchange […]

What Happens in Managed Hosting?

The reason we ask you to go for managed hosting is for the professional management of your server. So, what exactly happens in managed hosting? How does it differ from internal management of the server? Let me explain.
The help starts from the setting up of the server. Managed hosting takes care of setting up and […]

Benefits of Server Virtualization

Server virtualization is the concept of treating a physical server as multiple logical servers. How does that help? Let’s have a look.
Virtual servers reduce your costs. Virtualization causes you to buy less hardware thereby saving you money. Also the operating costs are reduced with virtualization.
Virtualization makes the servers stable and reduces downtimes considerably thereby making […]

Tips on Choosing a Good Web Host

Your choice of the web hosting companies defines your presence on the web. You cannot go for just any hosting company if you want your websites and network applications to yield results for your business. So, how do you choose a good web host? Here are a few tips.
Speed and availability
Find out if the […]

The Four A’s of Managed Hosting

What goes in your mind when you buy a dedicated server? Benefits for your business. And how do you make sure that you get all the benefits of the server? By taking care of the server well and you need experts to handle that.
I am sure you have got an internal team of dedicated […]

What is Colocation Hosting?

The term ‘colocation’ means ‘located at the same place’. It refers to the location of the servers of various organizations at one place, the premises of a hosting company. The server that resides in such a place is called colocation server and this type of hosting is referred to as colocation hosting.
So, what exactly […]

How Do You Manage Your Server?

So you have got a dedicated server? Now what? How do you propose to manage it? In-house? Great! So, do you have a dedicated team for the server’s management? Can they handle it efficiently? What are the benefits you want of reap of the server? Can you ensure business continuity in case of a failure? […]

Server Clustering FAQs

What is a server cluster?
A server cluster is a group of servers that work together to offer you improved performance and high availability. This is how the MSDN library describes a server cluster:
(Source) A server cluster is the combination of two or more servers that are interconnected to appear as one, thus creating […]

What are the Advantages of Adopting the Cloud?

Cloud computing has made an impression with almost everyone who has something to do with technology. While some are going gaga about it, others think it is over-hyped. What do I think? Well, I think the cloud has its advantages. Of course, the technology is not fool-proof yet but it is nonetheless good. And like […]

The Business Benefits of the Dedicated Server

The dedicated server has to be good. After all, it is dedicated to you – your needs and your ambitions. This server makes sense for growing businesses. Living with the shared server can be detrimental to your growth, thanks to the limitations in terms of bandwidth, disk space, security and control. If your business depends […]

Why Managed Hosting Makes Sense Irrespective Of Its Cost?

There is no doubt that managed hosting means increased expenses. After all, you are hiring a company to manage your server and your websites for you. You’ll need to shell out some money. The cost of managed hosting often deters organizations from going for it. Before we rule it out or adopt it, we need […]

What Does A Data Center Offer?

What is a data center? Why do you need one? Well, let me explain it this way. You know there was a time when computers were stored in a secure, cold, dust-free place. Now, while there is no such need any longer, if you have many servers, you need a similar (not same) location for […]

Does the World Trust Your Website?

How do you make the world trust your website? OK, yours is an organization of repute, but that is not enough for people to trust your website. Why? Well, there are chances that information to and from the website might get intercepted during transmission. So, you have got to ensure that such interceptions never happen. […]

What makes the VPS Work as a Sandbox or a Honeypot?

Several times in this blog I have mentioned that the virtual private server (VPS) is ideal for organizations looking to move away from shared hosting but cannot afford the dedicated server yet. Now, the VPS is known to be sturdy and is considered very secure. This is the reason it is also used as a […]

Why Linux Makes Sense in the Server World

Well, Linux makes sense not only in the server world but even in the world outside it. However, the operating system seems to make a little more sense for businesses using servers. How? Read on.
For starters, Linux is open-source, therefore, a cost-effective option for businesses.
If you are thinking cost is the major reason for going […]

Don’t Live With Shared Hosting if You’re Doing Business Online

Once you get used to something, it becomes very difficult to break away from it and adopt something new. Organizations that have been using shared hosting for long are reluctant to even try a new kind of hosting, even if they face problems in the shared form of hosting.
I know many of you would say […]

Have You Experienced the Cloud Yet?

The main reason people complain about cloud computing is because of the security factor in it. As of now, the data in the cloud is not considered to be safe. However, looking at the way the cloud is being adopted by organizations, it is wise to say that the glitch in the technology will not […]

What Kind Of Web Hosting Have You Experienced

The term ‘web’ ceased to mean the spider’s web a long time ago. And the emergence of the world wide web saw various types of hosting. You may have already heard about shared hosting and dedicated hosting. In today’s post, we’ll look at the most popular hosting types including these two.
Free Hosting: This is called […]

Have You Decided To Go For A Dedicated Server Yet?

A dedicated server is good for your business, they tell you. But you are not sure if you should go for it. Well, if your business depends on your server and web applications in a big way, you definitely need it. Let’s look at a few signs that indicate you should go for it.

Your website’s […]

What Kind of Managed Hosting Support Do You Get?

When it comes to managed hosting, what is your biggest concern? I ask you this because recently, someone else asked me the same thing. If I were to point to one thing, I would say support. The kind of support the hosting company offers you determines how your server/websites perform.
Support is the biggest reason I […]

When Does the Dedicated Server Become Necessary?

The shared server can fulfill your needs for as long as your web ambitions are not high. However, the dedicated server becomes absolutely necessary if your requirements have increased. Let’s look at the instances when the dedicated server becomes absolutely necessary.

If shared hosting can no longer handle your website’s traffic, you need the dedicated server.
If […]

What are the Benefits of Cluster Servers?

The benefits of a cluster of servers arise from the fact that it is a group of servers. Now, this group does away with the problems you face with single servers. As they say, unity is strength. Let us now look at all the benefits you reap because of server clustering.
Your network performance improves manifold. […]