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 […]

Server Software Upgrade Checklist for 2012

A new year has arrived, and this is an excellent time to consider applying any upgrades that you were putting off until the end of 2011. In some cases, you may have delayed software upgrades in order to verify compatibility with your web applications, or you may have simply delayed your upgrades to make sure […]

3 Ways to Keep Your Server Stable

Whether you are in the web hosting business or are simply managing a single dedicated server for a client, you have probably passed along a guarantee or at least hinted at the expectation that your service will provide a substantial amount of uptime. In order to deliver on a such a promise, you need to […]

When Your Server Goes Down

Although this may be difficult, the first thing to do is to remember not to panic. Staying calm will go a long way in making sure you can resolve the issue quickly and calmly. When operating a server remotely, your only assurance that a server is running is through its websites and through […]

Dedicated Server Redundancy

An average server takes a beating over the years. Hosting websites, fighting off attacks, and simply staying on 24 hours a day and 7 days a week can wear down even the best servers. Furthermore, as a server’s users grow, and the websites it hosts become more popular, increased traffic can cause higher […]

Rackspace Went Down Yesterday

Browsing Techcrunch this morning, I just found out that Rackspace had a complete outage yesterday at one of its datacenters. For those who do not know, Rackspace is one of the premium managed dedicated server providers in the World, with nine global datacenters.
Upon further investigation, the Rackspace blog starts off with this post […]

Minimize Downtime With A Cluster Server

One of the main advantages of operating in a cluster environment is that you can minimize your downtime. If you have all of your information stored on one server and that server goes down then your entire operation could be halted. With a cluster server, however, you can often move your information to another computer […]