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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 […]

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 […]