Government Compliance Abroad: Is Your Server Ready?

Once you have a web presence, just about anyone in any country can access your website. That means your dedicated server will be subjected to the laws and regulations of just about every country where you do business. You can, of course, limit the number of countries that have access, but if your goal is […]

The Big Truth about Big Data: Part 1

The business world is abuzz with talk of “big data”, but many people probably still do not have a firm grasp on what it means and how it will impact the IT world. If you manage servers for a living, there is a good chance that you will soon encounter an employer or client who […]

3 Reasons to Upgrade to Dedicated Hosting

Your shared hosting account has probably served you well for quite some time, but there comes a time when it might be a good idea to upgrade your website(s) to a dedicated hosting plan. There are definitely financial factors that determine when you can and will get a dedicated server, but today we will look […]

How to Suspend User Accounts in cPanel

In a previous post, you learned how to suspend a Linux user account on your dedicated server. Although this method is effective in shutting down users with shell access, it may not shut off any websites or other unique hosting features that they have. For that you will probably need to suspend their accounts […]

Benefits of Using a Virtual Private Server

Depending on the business you are involved in, opting for a dedicated server may make the most sense. On the other hand, there are plenty of situations where you can make a strong case for a virtual private server (VPS) to save money and make things a little easier for you.
The following are benefits of […]

How Important is Memory on a VPS?

Yesterday, we looked at low end boxes, inexpensive servers with less powerful hardware than your average high-quality dedicated server. ¬†Many low end boxes are actually virtual private servers (VPS), and are, therefore, technically not boxes at all. ¬†With a VPS, you share your server with other tenants, all of whom need to play fairly to […]

Interpreting Usage Statistics

When running a website, whether it is a web hosting business or even just a blog, it is important to know how big your audience is, how often visitors come to your site, and what information those visitors access. There are a couple free and open source statistics software packages (such as AWStats) […]