Why Your Next Server Needs a Solid State Drive (SSD)

Why Your Next Server Needs a Solid State Drive (SSD)

You may have noticed more and more server hosts offering SSDs, otherwise known as solid state drives. This new type of hard drive has been increasing in popularity over the last couple of years.

SSDs are now optional in almost every type of hosting with options like:

  • SSD Cloud Hosting
  • SSD VPS
  • SSD Dedicated Servers
  • And more

But, why are SSDs so popular and why should you choose them over their less expensive SATA counterpart?

 

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Hurricane Irma Update

Hurricane Irma Update

9/14/17 – Miami, FL

 

Over the weekend, Hurricane Irma made landfall on Florida moving south to north. The storm resulted in tornadoes, flooding, destroyed buildings, loss of power, and more.

As many of you may know, our primary data center is located in Miami, FL. Some potential customers voice their concerns about the storm, but hurricanes have never taken our servers offline. This includes Irma.

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Web Hosting News Report | September 2017 | Equifax Leak Traced to Apache, Trump Effect, Censorship, and More!

Web Hosting News Report | September 2017 | Equifax Leak Traced to Apache, Trump Effect, Censorship, and More!

Welcome to the Web Hosting News Report, your roundup of the top web hosting news stories all in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know about:
 

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Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Remind Us of the Difficulty Preventing City-Level Outages

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Remind Us of the Difficulty Preventing City-Level Outages

Some data centers can withstand a direct missile strike. But most are not so resilient.
 
In fact, 50% of companies have had servers go down due to a natural disaster between 2005 and 2015. the frequency of such events? Almost once every other year!

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Free 3 Part Guide to FTP Setup and Use (Beginner Friendly)

Free 3 Part Guide to FTP Setup and Use (Beginner Friendly)

Setting up and using FTP for your website is a fundamental skill. If you’ve been looking for a way to learn, but have felt a bit overwhelmed, no worries. We’ll walk you through each step using easy to follow language.

 

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The One Reason You Shouldn’t Use AWS Free Tier

The One Reason You Shouldn’t Use AWS Free Tier

The AWS Free Tier promises to let you access the AWS platform, products, and services. While this may seem enticing, it can actually harm your organization in the long run.

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If Executives Worry about Amazon, Why Do They Use AWS?

If Executives Worry about Amazon, Why Do They Use AWS?

Recently, our Web Hosting News Report included a story on how executives are more concerned about Amazon than Trump. Here, we wanted to take a deeper look at that.

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Web Hosting News Report | August 2017 | Tech Scams, Ideal Passwords, CEO’s Concerns About AWS, and More

Web Hosting News Report | August 2017 | Tech Scams, Ideal Passwords, CEO’s Concerns About AWS, and More

Welcome to the Web Hosting News Report, your roundup of the top web hosting news stories all in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know about:

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How to Understand a Server Spec Sheet from Server Hosts

How to Understand a Server Spec Sheet from Server Hosts

Almost all server hosts will provide server spec sheets with their servers. Some display them prominently, while others you’ll have to ask for one from their sales or support team.

Why are we talking about server spec sheets? Because they are incredibly important. A server spec sheet contains valuable details about the server you plan to or already have purchased. These details may include:

  • The Features
  • Hardware Specs
  • Performance Numbers
  • And more

So let’s break down a server spec sheet and teach you how to understand all of the details:

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What is the best server setup for a startup?

What is the best server setup for a startup?

Whether you’re a VC funded SaaS startup or a bootstrapped eCommerce startup, you need a server. And, when a server runs your mission critical services, you need to be sure you’ve picked the best option.

Startups are unique as businesses and so their needs for a server will also be unique. Here’s what you need to know if you’re the founder of a startup and are looking for your next server.

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