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July, 2010

  • 13 July

    Server Hardware: Celeron vs. Xeon

    Intel processors have a variety of names, and there is no shortage in the number of variations. When you are looking to lease or purchase a server, this can be confusing. On the current market, you may find servers with Intel’s Core 2, Celeron, Xeon, and the newer Core i7. …

May, 2010

  • 27 May

    Common Server Architectures

    In computer lingo, when someone talks about architecture, they usually mean the type of CPU driving the system. For servers, the most used architecture has traditionally been x86, but this has gradually been supplanted by x86_64 (64-bit). Here is a list of various server architectures. x86 – This dates back …

March, 2010

  • 23 March

    Quad-Core vs Dual-Core servers

    Many web hosts are proudly offering servers with single quad-core processors or with two dual-core processors. While they certainly sound impressive, are there actual benefits? Does a quad-core system deliver better results than a dual-core of the same processing speed? The truth is that it depends on what the server’s …

January, 2010

  • 14 January

    AMD vs. Intel

    Many shared web hosts like to advertise their server hardware, and the most popular thing to brag about these days is the brand of CPU used. Nearly all web hosts use processors made by AMD or Intel. Does it matter which one your host prefers? Is one faster over the …

October, 2009

  • 28 October

    Is dual core the same as dual processor?

    When shopping for a dedicated server, you may face the decision between a dual-processor server and a dual-core server. The two terms can be confusing, and newcomers to the industry could easily confuse one for the other. A dual-core processor is one CPU with two separate parts. The operating system …