Azure Private Cloud: Ship it

October 1, 2014 by Sam Turner in: Web Hosting Articles

Imagine the interface, features and benefits of Microsoft Azure, hosted on private servers, within a firewall, in the jurisdiction of your choice, available to your applications, employees or hosting customers, according to your own pricing and access decisions. Now stop imagining and ship it, by following these three steps.

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Multiplayer Game Server Migration (Dev Vid/Tutorial)

September 23, 2014 by Sam Turner in: Web Development Articles

Multiplayer game developer? Find out how to migrate multiplayer game server seamlessly, by connecting to the server by DNS rather than IP. The video is by Evil-Dog Productions, who recently migrated to an iWeb Game Server.

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How to buy dedicated server hosting: a concise guide

September 12, 2014 by Sam Turner in: Hosting Essentials

Dedicated hosting prices and service quality vary greatly. What doesn’t change is what makes a great dedicated hosting service. Find out how to buy reliable dedicated hosting that won’t let you down.

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Everything you’ll ever need to know about hosting for startups

September 2, 2014 by Sam Turner in: Hosting Essentials

If you’re in the process of launching a startup, you’ll know that every penny of investment counts, and that opportunities to establish your reputation can be as unexpected as they are precious. These are precisely the reasons why most startups look to a turnkey dedicated or cloud hosting model for their application or website.

For startups, as for any growing business, a turnkey (or Infrastructure as a Service) hosting model has several big benefits over hosting on-premises. Benefits like facilitating better capital investment decisions, accommodating unexpected or unpredictable demand, and reducing the risk of development setbacks and unplanned downtime. Here’s why.

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Combine hardware and web application firewalls

August 18, 2014 by Sam Turner in: Web Hosting Articles

Combining hardware and web application firewalls at different levels of your hosting architecture is an effective way to maximize both the level and the cost-effectiveness of your website and business’s security, while keeping complexity to a minimum.

Here’s how organizations with both websites and internal applications or file servers can combine a hardware firewall with a web application firewall in order to make their security both stronger and easier to manage.

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