Archive for November, 2013

What’s the Difference? Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud [Infographic]

Published on November 27, 2013 at 3:09 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Cloud Computing Articles

Cloud computing is the future of hosting. Find out what you need to know about Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud Computing and learn how to cherry pick the best characteristics for your services with this Infographic guide from

You’ll also find tips on how to buy Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud Hosting, learn what to expect from each of these different cloud environments and get the latest statistics on cloud adoption around the world. If you like it, share it, re-publish it or leave us a comment!
Difference: Public, Private, Hybrid Cloud

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Updates: Resize Cloud Server Storage / Ubuntu 13.10 Now Available

Published on at 12:38 pm by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Articles

November has seen two important updates to iWeb’s services, while development progresses on further new features and options. This month sees iWeb Cloud Servers‘ all-SSD Storage become scalable in the iWeb Control Center using an easy one-click interface, and the new Ubuntu Server OS version 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) available and supported across our entire range of enterprise-grade dedicated servers and ultra-flexible Cloud Servers. (more…)

Hosting Tips: Prepare an Ecommerce Website For Holiday Spikes

Published on November 19, 2013 at 2:47 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Web Marketing Articles

A better way to serve seasonal traffic, insurance against downtime and the best chance of success for your campaign ROI… Here’s everything you need to know, plus how to get unmetered public cloud hosting to serve your holiday traffic spikes!

For many ecommerce websites Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Christmas shopping period determine the success or failure of 12 months of hard work. The National Retail Federation estimates that for many retailers the holiday period accounts for 20-40% of annual sales, and that it represented 19.3% of all annual retail sales in 2012 – an incredible $589.5 billion in revenue. In the case of Black Friday (and Cyber Monday, its online counterpart), these two days alone accounted for over $800 million in online sales in 2012. Don’t let downtime stop you from getting your slice of the action!

The lead up to the holiday period is an important time to make sure your hosting technology is up to date. That your website is ready to handle above average traffic in the most cost-effective way possible, and that it’s not going to let you down at a crucial moment. The Google search trends below highlight the potential for website traffic to peak to twice their normal levels, or even way beyond that when you consider how much of November’s peak can be attributed to just 48 hours of business over the Thanksgiving weekend. Thankfully there are a number of ways you can accommodate traffic spikes without permanently increasing capacity for the sake of just a few days of the year.


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