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Do you Really Need a CDN?

A CDN or Content Delivery Network may be a necessity for your website. However, it’s important to understand whether this is something you need or it’s something you can do without.
The online world has become much more fast-paced and as a website owner, you have to keep up. With bounce rates increasing and those […]

What to Expect with Cloud Hosting for the Rest of 2016

Cloud hosting is in a very exciting place right now. It’s no longer just an up-and-coming technology. Many different surveys have shown that it has become mainstream with about 90% adoption.
With the cloud industry evolving and growing at lightning speed, what can we expect for the rest of 2016? There are many things that […]

Cloud Computing vs. Dedicated Servers – What You Should Know

Everything in the hosting industry seems to be about cloud computing these days. It provides scalability, redundancy and on-demand services, but it is really as good as many advertisers say it is?
While it may not fit with every business or website, it’s important to know the differences between cloud computing and dedicated servers. You […]

3 Great Uses for Quick-Deploying Virtual Cloud Servers

The very nature of a dedicated server is that it is dedicated. The very name suggests a long term marriage. But what should you do if you just want a brief affair, maybe even a fling? Quick, easy to deploy virtual cloud servers may be the way to go.
Virtualization allows for rapid deployment of […]

Build an Open Source Private or Hybrid Cloud with Eucalyptus

Building your own private or hybrid cloud sounds rather difficult, but with the right solution, you can create a stable AWS-compatible cloud and have user-friendly tools to manage it. Eucalyptus is one such solution. It is a free and open source cloud platform that follows industry standards to deliver an AWS-compatible cloud solution.
Eucalyptus works by […]

Using Cloud Platforms to Test Server Configurations

Over time your dedicated server will become like your baby, and no good mothers or fathers want to run tests on their babies. Child experimentation is generally considered a “no no”. The same applies to your server. A failed test could spell disaster, so it is better to have some method of testing.
In previous posts, […]

Is Cloud Hosting a Disaster Waiting to Happen?

Recent outages for Amazon Web Services have once again raised concerns about the safety and security of cloud hosting. Netflix, Instagram, and Pinterest all experienced downtime when a storm in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. knocked out the power to AWS data centers. It is not the first major disruption in service […]

How to Setup ownCloud: Open Source Cloud File Storage

The cloud has become quite popular in the IT world. One could say that the cloud is taking the tech world by “storm”. There are many reasons for this, some financial, others practical, but ultimately it is an option that is worth considering.
The most popular form of cloud computing is the public cloud. In this […]

The Pros and Cons of Cloud Email

Cloud computing has become a very popular option for many businesses hoping to offload some of the expense of maintaining their own mail servers. Cloud email services are easy to setup and use, but there are both advantages and disadvantages to using them.
The Pros

No maintenance – Forget about catching spam and viruses.  Your service provider […]

Layman’s Guide to Dissecting Cloud Lingo

There is a great deal of buzz in the IT and business worlds about cloud computing or simply “the cloud”. There is a good chance you already use or have already used cloud software, possibly without even realizing it. Because the terminology for this new arena is developing quickly, you may not have a firm […]

Local Video Streaming vs Cloud Services

If you plan to offer streaming video on your website, you have a big decision to make. With your own dedicated server, you have the capability of streaming the video directly from your server using streaming software. There are many streaming options. Some of them are quite costly, while others are free […]

POP vs. IMAP vs. Webmail vs. Cloud Mail

If you need email for your dedicated server, there are essentially four ways of storing and accessing it. They are not all equal and are very different in the way they handle mail and deliver messages to you.
POP3
With this method, your email client on your computer contacts the mail server, authenticates, and downloads any […]

Local vs. Cloud Email Services

Traditionally, when an individual or company had their own server, it only made sense to also have their own email system. While web-based services existed, they usually required you to have an email address with yourname@servicename.com rather than yourname@yourdomain.com.
Nowadays, many cloud email service providers offer domain-name capabilities, so that your emails appear to be […]

The Right Time to Choose a CDN

If you have a small website that only your friends visit, you probably have never considered using a Content Delivery Network to host your images or other files. When your site suddenly exploded with popularity, you might have wished you chose to use a CDN sooner. The question is: When is the right […]

Advantages of Web-based Application Servers

An application server is a dedicated server that runs a central application or numerous applications, allowing clients to connect through an intranet or over the Internet. In traditional application server models, the software of the server and client was usually the same or similar, and the client machine required a smaller client application to […]

Transferring Your Data to the Cloud

Cloud computing has not yet taken over the server industry, and there are plenty who are resisting all attempts. Nevertheless, the usage of cloud services and hybrid cloud deployments has increased gradually, and anyone who uses dedicated servers and has some type of web presence should at least take a look at it.
One of […]

Hybrid Cloud Computing

One of the benefits of cloud computing is that you do not have to operate and maintain the applications you need on your own dedicated server. As web applications become more robust and complex, this feature of cloud computing is particularly useful to small websites and small businesses.
Hosting your own websites and applications, however, […]

OpenStack, Open Source Cloud Computing

One of the fears some system administrators have expressed regarding cloud computing is that it can potentially lock your data into proprietary software, and that is compounded by having that software hosted remotely. You are essentially trusting all of your data and applications to a service provider that may or may not be around […]

Public Clouds vs. Private Clouds

“The Cloud” is the latest tech buzzword, and although the term has been around for quite a while, it is starting to gain attention among the general public, particularly due to some oft-aired commercials by Microsoft. The business world is not immune to the hype, and some terminology you might have come across when […]

Peer-to-Peer Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

Content Delivery Networks disperse content from a website over strategic global locations, allowing users to access content more quickly, while also reducing bandwidth costs and server loads. One form of CDN uses peer-to-peer (P2P) technology to achieve this goal.
Most people are familiar with peer-to-peer as it relates to illegal file sharing. […]

Common CDN Features

Content Delivery Networks (CDN) allow dedicated server administrators to offset some of the load from their servers, using strategically distributed servers hosted by a CDN service. Although the most basic goal is to reduce load on the server, it can also be used proactively to increase overall access speed, increased fluidity of dynamic websites, […]

Types of Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

A content delivery network (CDN) is a service provided primarily to website owners who publish large amounts of media. The CDN acts as a distributor, hosting clones of content for the website, taking a large amount of the load off of the site’s own server and distributing it over diverse geographical locations. Rather than […]

Using Cloud Services for Backup

Backing up unique data is extremely important. Many dedicated server server operating systems even come with built-in backup tools and functionality. For a local server, the simple solution is to have a backup device or even an entirely separate server used for backup.
When your server is hosted remotely, however, a reliable backup depends […]

Web Hosting Library Launches at 34SP.com

Manchester, United Kingdom – Customer focused UK dedicated server and website hosting provider 34SP.com has created a new resource for those investigating web hosting and related topics. The new website resource section is entitled the ‘Web Hosting Library’ and will feature articles and tutorials designed to be of help to both […]

Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

We all hope that the website or websites that we host on our dedicated servers will one day reach millions of people per month, per week, or even per day. But how many are really prepared for such a day if and when it occurs? What technology will you use to ensure your […]

Benefits and Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

Spend even a small amount of time reading about news and developments in web hosting, and you will undoubtedly come across the term “cloud computing”. The term itself is rather broad and can refer to anything from web-based email to full application servers, to RaaS disaster recovery.
Although in the case of email, […]

Set Your Email Users Free

Administrators face a tough challenge when it comes to e-mail management.  As old emails pile up, server performance often suffers.
Traditionally, the most common approach for maintaining optimal server performance was to limit the amount of e-mail storage that users could keep.  Ideally, this should force users to delete more of their emails and be more […]

Cloud.bg – A Cloud Hosting Service Automated for cPanel/WHM

Everyone talks about “Cloud” and Cloud computing. Both terms represent a significant change in the way we use computers as well as in the way companies produce computing services. The Wikipedia’s definition for Cloud computing is “… Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand, like the […]

Why has cloud computing missed the hosting world?

While there are a few cloud hosting providers, adoption on this type of computing by hosting providers has been very slow. Being quite familiar with the hosting space, I can still only name a couple of providers that have introduced a thorough cloud computing concept. Lack of an eager market is certainly not […]

Liquid Web Launches Worlds First Feature Complete Hybrid Cloud Hosting

This press release just came out from Liquidweb, one of our favorite dedicated server providers. Liquidweb is well known for providing some of the best support in the industry, and this “hybrid cloud” offering should do a lot for people who want to take advantage of some of the features unique to cloud hosting, […]