Know Your SQL Databases

Relational database management systems (RDMS) are very popular in the web hosting world. While non-relational databases, often called NoSQL, may be gaining popularity, most small, medium and even still some large websites rely on SQL technology. This is just a brief intro to the various brands of SQL out there.
MySQL – One of the older […]

Server OS Profile: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) has a colorful past. Like Red Hat Enterprise Linux, it was spawned from a commercial Linux distribution (SuSE Linux) primarily geared toward the desktop. In 2003, Novell acquired the german company SuSE Linux AG, and sought to reap the benefits from the already strong server base that the […]

Is Your Server a Tool for Cyber-Criminals?

Protecting your dedicated server from cyber-attacks is always a critical part of system security. You have, after all, invested time and money into protecting your websites and the websites of any clients you might have. Nevertheless, you should not assume that everything is fine with your server simply because it appears to be functioning. It […]

Which Web Server Software Should I Use?

When picking web server software, you should use the same considerations you used when choosing an operating system.  You will also have to consider compatibility with your operating system and the best overall efficiency for the type of site or sites you want to run.
The following are some of the factors […]

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 […]

Windows Remote Server Management

One of the most prominent distinguishing features of the Windows operating system is its default graphical user interface (GUI). Most UNIX-like operating systems also support graphical interfaces, but the GUI is optional and is often not installed on dedicated servers.
Graphical management of a server is acceptable if you are sitting in front of the […]