Fast track your way to Sysadmin

July 22, 2014 by Sam Turner in: Web Hosting Articles

Want to make yourself stand out in the department? Need to prove yourself during an internship? Here’s the single most powerful way to make your website, application or database more robust. Save your company from lost time, revenue and business - then take the credit!SysAdmin Hero
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Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 – Day 1

July 14, 2014 by Eric Sarault in: Web Hosting Articles

Here we are in Washington D.C. for the 2014 edition of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.

This year’s vision keynote kicked off with a celebration of the winners in this year Global Impact Awards. Afterward, the clear focus on Microsoft being in a challenger mindset is shared to help us better understand how Microsoft should be perceived for 2015. The key trends identified are once again the usual suspects: Social medias, Big Data, Cloud and Devices.

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Planning a Server Migration

July 2, 2014 by Sam Turner in: Web Hosting Articles

Planning a server migration is a complex task. But it’s also an opportunity to build a scalable hosting architecture for the future. The success of a migration to your new setup is all in the planning. So read this article, and get your thoughts in order before you begin.

This article will be useful if you’re planning to move hosting platform or provider, upgrade to a more powerful dedicated server, or migrate to a more scalable cluster architecture. We’ll address the broad planning areas, and what to consider at the outset of your migration project. We won’t provide specific scripts and step-by-step instructions here, but you will find some links to other resources.

Contents:

Part one: preparing to migrate
Part two: tools and services
Part three: migration checklist

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Fantastico De Luxe for iWeb customers and resellers

July 1, 2014 by Sam Turner in: iWeb Articles

Looking for an easy way to install popular programs like Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress, Zen Cart and many more? Fantastico De Luxe provides one-click installations for both you and your web hosting customers.

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Dedicated hosting under $100: mistakes to avoid

June 24, 2014 by Sam Turner in: Hosting Essentials

If you’re shopping for entry level dedicated hosting – perhaps comparing providers below the $100/mo mark – you’re probably comparing roughly similar looking server specifications. But when evaluating the value offered by dedicated hosting, server specifications are only the tip of the iceberg. Here are the things to look for beyond the listed specifications, to help you avoid the disastrous consequences of choosing a provider based on price alone, rather than value and quality.

Specs mean nothing when your server’s down

Dedicated hosting providers are responsible for the entire infrastructure behind your dedicated servers – everything between your server and its users. When only the specifications are published, what you cannot ascertain is the quality of the hardware and engineering used to build the servers and the network connections, and crucially the level of network and power redundancy.

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