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Hosting for web agencies: growing pains

Published on November 25, 2014 at 11:42 am 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

Published on November 12, 2014 at 6:24 pm 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

Published on November 7, 2014 at 10:05 am 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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Azure Private Cloud: Ship it

Published on October 1, 2014 at 1:16 pm 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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Combine hardware and web application firewalls

Published on August 18, 2014 at 9:59 am 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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