Introduction to database hosting

April 14, 2014 by Sam Turner in: Hosting Essentials

This article looks at the basics of database servers: what they are, how they’re used, and how to host them. If you’re planning to host a website or database, see our detailed guide to choosing database server hardware and architectures.

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Say Goodbye to the Noisy Neighbor!

April 2, 2014 by SolidFire in: Cloud Computing Articles

The Noisy Neighbor is the annoying guy that ruins a good party for everyone. In cloud terms, the Noisy Neighbor is the application or volume that consumes a disproportionate amount of available IOPS at the expense of every other volume in the system.

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iWeb launched its new OpenStack powered Public Cloud Service in mid-2013. And by running the entire public cloud offering on SolidFire’s all-flash storage, iWeb was the first Canadian hosting provider to be able to offer a public cloud platform with absolutely zero noisy neighbor problems. Continue reading »

Navigating Cloud Terminology: Private Clouds

March 28, 2014 by Sam Turner in: Cloud Computing Articles

Cloud terminology is neither static nor precisely defined. To the person in the street, the word cloud is shorthand for services or data that’s remotely hosted and conveniently accessible. And although IT professionals break cloud hosting down into far more specific services, even they cannot agree on some definitions, including that of private clouds.

This blog post examines the basics, the nuances and the pitfalls of private cloud terminology.

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Join us for iWeb Fun LAN #1 – April 5-6 2014

March 27, 2014 by Sam Turner in: iWeb Articles

The first ever iWeb Fun LAN will take place on April 5-6 2014! Visit to register for the official TrackMania 2 Stadium and CS:GO tournaments, or to watch a live stream of the tournaments. iWeb will be hosting game servers on our infrastructure, come join us and play!

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Parallels Plesk and cPanel/WHM: Control Panel FAQs

March 18, 2014 by Sam Turner in: Hosting Essentials

Ever wondered what a control panel can do for you, and which control panel to choose? This short guide covers some of the most frequently asked questions about control panels and their alternatives, including control panel definitions, features and benefits, and a comparison between the two most popular control panels: Parallels Plesk Panel and cPanel/WHM.

We love them both, but which one will win out? In the end it’s you who decide!T.i. Joes: Pleask & cPanel Continue reading »

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