What is dedicated hosting? A concise buyer’s guide

September 12, 2014 by Sam Turner in: Hosting Essentials

Dedicated hosting is a the managed hosting of a dedicated server in a third-party data center. The service covers dedicated server hardware and every aspect of connectivity between the server and its users, both server administrators and end users (e.g. website users, online portal users, business application users). Dedicated hosting prices and service quality vary greatly. What doesn’t change is what makes a great dedicated hosting service, explained in detail in this article.

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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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What’s it really like working at iWeb?

August 6, 2014 by Sam Turner in: iWeb Articles

When we talk about careers at iWeb, we often talk in terms of culture, personal development and career progression. But what’s it really like working at iWeb from day to day? Come with us through the high security doors, into the comfortable surroundings of the iWeb offices, past the buzzing hive of the customer support center and through the high-tech hum of the data center, and see what makes iWeb a special place to work.
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Game Dev: Beast’s Fury – from concept to crowdfunding

July 28, 2014 by Sam Turner in: Web Marketing Articles

Beast’s Fury, a visually stunning 2D fighter by indie game developer Evil Dog Games, hit its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter in June this year and is scheduled for release in 2015. iWeb will partially host the online multiplayer support for the game, and we caught up with designer Ryhan Stevens, and Marco Arsenault from Evil Dog Games, to talk about about their journey from concept to funding, and their plans to bring Beast’s Fury to gamers next year.

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