How to compare server processors (CPU)

January 9, 2015 by Sam Turner in: Hosting Essentials

Unlike shared hosting and virtual servers, hosted dedicated servers give you control over your choice of processor (CPU). Here’s some information to help you compare processors when buying dedicated servers.

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What is DDoS and why should I care?

December 4, 2014 by Sam Turner in: Web Hosting Articles

41% of companies suffered a DDoS attack in 2014, their websites or systems either disrupted or taken offline completely. One in five were offline for a whole day. Reaction time is a factor in DDoS, so business owners, webmasters and IT managers should understand the risk that DDoS poses to their own business, and have a contingency plan in place.

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Hosting for web agencies: growing pains

November 25, 2014 by Alex Vanier in: Web Hosting Articles

The aim of any web agency or hosting reseller is to develop their portfolio of client websites and applications. Planning for growth with a scalable hosting solution, and finding a long-term hosting partner, is what makes that development as economical and painless as possible. We know, because at Mandoline, we learned the hard way. Here are the challenges, setbacks and successes we encountered on our journey.
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R1Soft backup: how to exclude files efficiently

November 12, 2014 by Eric Laflamme in: Web Hosting Articles

Excluding files from regular R1Soft backups can save bandwidth and storage space. But it also costs time. In fact, excluding very large numbers of files can add days to the time it takes to back up your server – unless you follow this guide to excluding files efficiently in R1Soft.

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Windows Server 2003 Migration: How to Choose Hosting

November 7, 2014 by Sam Turner in: Web Hosting Articles

Migrating from Windows Server 2003 to 2008/2012 requires a hardware upgrade, but it’s also a chance to find better hosting and consider virtualization. Turn the hassle of Windows Server 2003 End-of-Life into an opportunity to build a more scalable, more secure hosting solution by considering these factors when targeting a new destination for your applications.

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