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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 …

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What to look for in a Linux server

If you have decided to move your company’s web sites to a dedicated server, there is a good chance that you have chosen a Linux-based operating system to run on it. Linux, a free and open source alternative to proprietary operating systems such as Microsoft Windows or variants of UNIX, …

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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 …

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Five Reasons to Use a Web Host

In the past, I’ve been asked by businesses and individuals about the possibilty of hosting a website in-house. While this is possible if you own a server, it is in most people’s interest to leave the job to professionals. There are many reasons why choosing a web hosting company over …

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Free FTP Clients

Most web hosts have some type of web-based file management software, but the most common method used to upload files to web sites is FTP (File Transfer Protocol). Once your web host has assigned you an FTP account, you will need an FTP client. Here are a couple of free …

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How Much Bandwidth Do You Need?

Web hosting companies typically highlight two significant features in all of their packages: disk space and bandwidth (also called data transfer). Most people are quite aware of how much disk space they will need to run their web site, but often times the word “bandwidth” is confusing. How much bandwidth …

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