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Have You Outgrown Your Current Web Hosting Company?

Cheap, shared hosting is great when you have no traffic. Startups don’t have a high IT budget, and it’s tempting to go with cheap $5-per-month hosting, but you soon discover this is problematic when you start driving traffic to your website. You can’t customise server resources, and you could share a server with thousands of other webmasters. Shared hosting is adequate for a new startup, but here are the telltale signs that you’re outgrowing your current hosting solution. 1. Your website performance is unacceptable Visitors will wait a second or two for a website to load, but after too long they bounce from your website. Visitors expect a site to load within a couple of seconds; if it doesn’t, they will leave. You can use monitoring tools to assess a site’s performance and identify if it’s......

Why Is Cloud Hosting Faster Than Shared Hosting?

Every time a site visitor browses through a website and loads pages, the files are accessed from a remote computer also known as the Web server. If this remote computer is fast, then the page will load faster. This remote computer executes code, runs queries on the database and sends files on receipt of every request. Hence, web hosting plays a crucial part in determining website speed. Types Of Web Hosting Some common types of Web Hosting plans are: Shared Web Hosting Reseller Web Hosting Cloud-based Web Hosting Virtual Private Server (VPS) Dedicated Web Server Managed WordPress Hosting Each hosting type may be ideal for different website requirements, business situations and priorities. In this article, we will be comparing shared and cloud hosting with respect to speed. Shared Hosting A......

Amazon Web Services Vs RackSpace: The Best Solution To Secure Your Data

There’s never enough storage space on your computer anymore. And, if you’re not set up to purchase your own servers, cloud storage is the solution for you. For most people, the question is not, “Should I use cloud storage?” Instead, you’re asking, “Which cloud service should I use?” Let’s explore… How Many Cloud Service Providers Are There? If you limit the answer to how many companies primarily sell cloud hosting services, the answer is probably 200-300. But, in addition to those companies, there are countless resellers and companies who supplement their primary business with server space. If you’re in the market thinking you should shop around, know that you will get overwhelmed if you dig too deep. Which Service Should You Choose? With so many options, you have to know that there ......

Key Differences Between Cloud Hosting And VPS

Many people believe that cloud and virtual private server (VPS) hosting is exactly the same thing; however, there is a world of difference between them. At first glance these differences may seem slim, but if you make the wrong choice they could significantly impact the functionality of your data storage. Server Setup A virtual private server has a physical server that is split up between a certain number of users – similar to a shared server setup where accounts are held in the same location. The primary difference is that a VPS has fewer users, which provides a greater amount of control. Virtualisation software is also used to divide users on the server; however, this doesn’t always prevent them from affecting your account. A private cloud will distribute resource across multiple servers......

The Art Of Hosting Business Applications In The Cloud

More and more critical business applications are being moved to the cloud as organisations look to take advantage of the numerous advantages the cloud model can offer. From lowering capex to improving operational efficiency, cloud should be a way of maximising profitability at a time when every penny counts. However, before opting for cloud hosting, it is vital that businesses remember that while there are offerings on the market that provide true cloud computing benefits, there are also many fake clouds. The challenge therefore is for organisations to see past the hype and ensure they are able to reap the benefits that cloud promises. Expectations Versus Cost As organisations rely more and more on IT for day-to-day operations, their expectations of IT continue to increase. This puts extra......