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February, 2010

  • 24 February

    Benefits of a Virtual Private Server (VPS)

    As we have mentioned in previous posts, a virtual private server (VPS) is an isolated instance of a larger operating system running in an enclosed environment. In Linux it is normally in a chrooted environment, where the root directory / is not available to the server user, but that user …

December, 2009

  • 1 December

    Hosting Website Tutorial

    Hosting a website for the first time can be both exciting and daunting. The best course of action is to try it first on a test site and then move to a production environment once you are more comfortable. Here are some quick easy steps to getting started. 1. Decide …

November, 2009

  • 6 November

    When it's time to kill

    No matter how stable your Linux installation is, no matter how much you invest in security, reliability, updated software, and system monitoring, something is eventually going to go wrong. On a virtual private server or a dedicated server, responsibility to fix it usually falls on you. If this were your …

  • 2 November

    The Copy Command in Linux

    This week, I will be featuring several Linux/Unix commands that are very useful and important to know if you have a virtual private server or dedicated server. All of the commands can be executed from an SSH connection. If you have Mac OS X or Linux, you can use the …

May, 2009

  • 26 May

    How I started my own web host (Part 1)

    Ten years ago, I had a life-changing experience, one that I wanted to share with the world. The world wide web was still in its early years, but being both a writer and someone who loved trying new technology, I decided to make my first web page. What began as …

  • 12 May

    Do I Need a Dedicated IP?

    Every site uses an IP address, such as 68.812.23.1. If you use shared hosting, your site runs on the same server as hundreds of other websites, meaning that several sites share one IP address. This helps web hosts conserve the limited number of IPs they have. For a small fee …

  • 7 May

    Google: The cloud is cheaper

    McKinsey released a report in April 2009 that concluded small to mid-sized businesses saved money by moving to a cloud computing environment versus a traditional data center; however, large businesses were better off running their own data centers. Companies, they said, could match or even surpass cloud computing savings by …

  • 7 May

    Get the Features of a Dedicated Server for a Fraction of the Price with VPS Hosting

    There comes a time when owners of large sites find their shared hosting account no longer meets their needs. They may be running out of bandwidth, disk space, or the site might be something like a forum or blog that uses a lot of server resources. When this happens, webmasters …