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Which Hosting is the Best Value for You?

With all the options in the hosting world, it may be difficult to understand which hosting will provide you with the best value. Part of the issue is the way we define value. In many ways, value is known as cheap or inexpensive when this isn’t the truth.
What is Value in the Hosting World?
In the […]

File and Directory Removal on a Linux Server

Most of us are accustomed to the comforts of a desktop operating system. Deleting files usually involves clicking on their icons and pressing the delete key or dragging them to the trash. Regardless of which OS you use, you probably rarely drop to the command line to do your deleting.
For a Unix or Linux server […]

Should You Run from Web Hosting Gimmicks?

“Now, for a limited time only, you can get a free domain, unlimited disk space, and unlimited bandwidth for an unbelievably low price!”  You have likely seen similar promises from web hosting companies, and you may have been tempted to have your dedicated server or VPS hosted by them.
Their offers seem enticing, and it does […]

6 Considerations When Starting a New Server

Making the decision to start your own dedicated server can be both exciting and overwhelming. There are numerous aspects of the server you must consider, from security to total cost of ownership. It is not easy, but it can be very rewarding for your business, organization, club, or personal use. The following are six considerations […]

7 Lessons I Learned from Having My Own Server

For several years I leased an unmanaged dedicated server from a company that will remain nameless. I loved the experience, but there were plenty of times when I made horrible mistakes. The following are seven lessons I learned from having my own server.
1. Whatever I thought I knew was far less than what I needed […]

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 […]

Domain Names at Half Off

Manchester, UK – Following the age old tradition of January Sales in the United Kingdom, domain name registrar and website hosting company is offering domain names at just 50 percent of the regular retail price for a limited time. As is customary on the High Street during […]

Managed vs. Unmanaged Servers

One of the biggest decisions you’ll make when deciding to get a dedicated server is whether you will use a managed server or unmanaged server. On the surface, the differences are clear: a managed server, like those offered by, are systems in which your service provider, to some degree, takes care […]

Fixing Problems with YUM

YUM is the package manager of choice for many Linux distributions, particularly Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Fedora. Other RHEL-based distributions also use YUM. When using a dedicated server, such as those offered by hosting company, you will most likely manage packages from the command line via SSH.
YUM has […]

Troubleshooting Server Network Problems

When you have problems with a dedicated server, the natural instinct is to check for software failures, hacker attacks, and even hardware issues. But one possible cause for server trouble that should not be overlooked is bad network connectivity.
On a Linux or Unix server, there are many ways to evaluate network latency, connection strength, […]

Linux Distribution Upgrades for Dedicated Servers

Before we delve into the topic of server upgrades, it is important to define the terminology. With a Linux-based operating system, an “upgrade” refers to the latest snapshot packaged by the distribution’s developers. That usually includes a newer kernel version, newer libraries, and more recent software packages.
In addition to these upgrade snapshots, most […] Celebrates 10 Years in Web Hosting

Manchester, United Kingdom – In the hyper-competitive world of web hosting, companies emerge and are acquired by larger players at a furious pace. It is therefore exemplary to find a hosting provider which has withstood the test of time. is just such a web hosting company. Founded a decade ago by Daniel Foster and […]

Free Month of Web Hosting from

Manchester, United Kingdom – Customer focused dedicated hosting and shared hosting provider has announced a special promotion for the month of September. The U.K. based hosting company is currently offering a ”Back to School” promotion to reward both students and businesses during this month. was originally founded a decade ago by […]

Web Hosting Library Launches at

Manchester, United Kingdom – Customer focused UK dedicated server and website hosting provider 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 […]

Mail Delivery Problems: Your Server May Not Be to Blame

The seemingly endless number of possible mail server configurations is no surprise for most IT support personnel. Whether an organization is operating on a shoestring budget or is well-funded, mail servers are often crammed with unnecessary applications that take up too many precious resources. This dubious practice can cause the mail server to perform poorly […]

How to Remove Trojan.JS.Redirector.cq from Your WordPress Site

I had seen a post on Twitter about a bunch of MediaTemple accounts getting infected with this virus a few days ago, and it’s no surprise that the host hasn’t done anything about it yet. When I went to a client’s website during a call, Kaspersky caught the malicious code right away. Having a […]

Web Hosting Hub – an Alternative for Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is a tough choice these days. There are so many companies who offer it, and you really never know what you’re going to get until you get into it. A recent decision for me to try out a Godaddy shared hosting account for a website proved an incredible waste of time and money. […] – 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 […]

MediaTemple Alternatives

Through looking at our incoming traffic, I recently noticed a large amount of visitors coming to after Googling “Mediatemple Alternatives.” Apparently one of our older posts about how bad Mediatemple’s gridserver is was ranking near the top, and also apparent was the large number of searchers who seem to be looking for an […]

Unmetered Dedicated Servers

What is an Unmetered Dedicated Server?
Part of what we pay for when leasing a dedicated server is connectivity to the internet. All major dedicated server providers have multiple network service providers that enable their customers to connect to their servers. In order to manage the cost of network connectivity, customers are usually provided a level […]

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, […]

SingleHop’s Tandem Program Changes the SSL Industry

For web hosting companies who resell dedicated servers, SingleHop’s new Tandem program offers a benefit that can’t be found anywhere else among reseller hosting programs:  free SSL certificates.  The new offer will have significant impact on the SSL certificate industry’s structure and distribution channels.
By offering free SSL certs to their reseller hosting clients, SingleHop […]

Free Google Web Hosting

Does Google offer web hosting?
Well, not really. But in a way, they actually do, and it’s free to use. Simply visit and signup for an account.
We actually created one just to test it out using their “Project Wiki” pre-made theme:
It took all of about 5 seconds to pick the website and theme […]

Should I pick the cheapest dedicated server provider or go somewhere in the middle?

Is the dedicated server market in a price war?  The market has been rife with low, low offers on cheap dedicated servers, including some as low as $30/month.  But the revolutionary pricing raises more than a few questions:  are the offers legitimate?  Is the savings worth it in the long run?
Choosing your dedicated server […]

Liquidweb Excels with Complex Server Hosting and Migration

One of the things we liked about Liquidweb’s team is that they know what it takes to host high traffic sites, and their migration team knows how to move them. When our own sites were getting too much traffic for their existing server, we upgraded over a weekend to an enterprise server, and it […]

Rackspace Hosts Green Day to Support Eco Friendly Hosting

According to the Rackspace Blog, today is their annual “green day” with the purpose on educating employees and community on newer and more environmentally friendly technologies available in the hosting industry. As evidence of their recent work, Rackspace was certified “LEED Gold” by the US Green Building Council’s Certification Program (Leadership in Energy and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]