Better Server Hosting Network Naming Schemes

It might be fun to name your networked servers something like “hiveship1” and “hiveship2”, but even if you do have some fun with it, you should still make sure you have a good naming system and stick to it. What follows are a few tips for server and network naming.
Hostname (also A record) – This […]

Must Have Linux/Unix Server Tools: Part 2

In part one, we looked at some of the bare essentials for getting started with your new server. The following are a few others that are sometimes essential, depending on what you want to do.
Server-side Scripting – If you are going to run dynamic websites, which you almost certainly will, you will need some type […]

Can One Virtual Machine Compromise the Security of Another?

One of the frequently mentioned benefits of VPS hosting is that it is more secure than shared hosting because your account is walled off from other accounts, allowing them to function as separate servers. Virtual private servers and virtualization in general are generally thought to be secure. So, can one virtual machine compromise the security […]

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 […]

Should You Limit User Bandwidth?

In a perfect world, we would always have unlimited refills, unlimited anytime minutes, and unlimited bandwidth. In reality these things are finite, and nothing lasts forever. Bandwidth is not horribly expensive, but if you have your own dedicated server, you are definitely paying for it. Anytime you offer hosting or other services to your clients, […]

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 […]

5 Server Terms You Should Know

As you embark on the exciting journey that is your dedicated server, you will encounter numerous slogans, terms, phrases, and acronyms. Some are completely relevant and important for you to know.  Others are just thrown in to confuse you. Here are five you should definitely know.
1. Name server – This is the system that will […]

Unlimited Web Hosting: Read the Fine Print

Many web hosting companies offer “unlimited” packages.  These are hosting deals that include one or more features in an unlimited quantity.  Some of them include unlimited disk space or storage, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited email accounts, unlimited domains, and unlimited databases.
While such a deal sounds appealing, it is important to read the terms of service and […]

8 Dedicated Server Hosting Tips

Once you have a dedicated server, you will find out how little time you have to read complex tutorials and documentation. This is especially true if you are offering hosting services to one or more customers. You will have real-world issues that need fixing right away. There are some shortcuts you can […]

Local DNS vs. Hosted DNS Service

DNS, which stands for Domain Name System is one of the most important components of a dedicated server. In fact, DNS is so important that the Internet itself would not function without it. If your dedicated server lacks DNS, no one but you will be able to reach it. The question up […]

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 34SP.com, are systems in which your service provider, to some degree, takes care […]

Things to Consider Before Hosting Other Websites

When I first decided to get a dedicated server, it was for the purpose of hosting my own websites. It gave me the power, freedom, and flexibility to expand my sites and run them the way I wanted. Over time, however, I began hosting sites for a select few other people who paid […]

5 Important Cloud Storage Questions

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so, you’ve heard a lot of buzz about cloud-based products and services. But if you’re like most hosting customers, you’re not sure if “the cloud” is just hype or if it could actually benefit you … and when you decide to give it […]