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Guide to high-performance hosting

Published on February 18, 2015 at 11:16 am by iWeb Technologies in: Hosting Essentials

What is high performance in hosting, and which hosting model offers the ‘best’ performance? It’s all a question of priorities. Find out how focusing on the right features can mean choosing the most cost-effective, high-performance hosting solution for your own particular needs.

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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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How to buy cloud hosting

Published on October 27, 2014 at 1:45 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Hosting Essentials

As our lives become increasingly intertwined with the internet and mobile technology, cloud services are becoming an important component of more and more commercial ventures. For business leaders, there is more of a need than ever before to understand and evaluate the suitability of the different cloud hosting options for a given project, service or application.

This article draws on new standardized definitions for cloud terminology published by the International Standards Organization (ISO). With the help of these definitions, and the business benefits explained in this article, you’ll be able to approach the decision of selecting a cloud hosting model with confidence.

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

Published on September 2, 2014 at 3:31 pm by iWeb Technologies 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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Planning a Server Migration

Published on July 2, 2014 at 10:26 am by iWeb Technologies in: Web Hosting Articles

Planning a server migration is a complex task. But it’s also an opportunity to build a scalable hosting architecture for the future. The success of a migration to your new setup is all in the planning. So read this article, and get your thoughts in order before you begin.

This article will be useful if you’re planning to move hosting platform or provider, upgrade to a more powerful dedicated server, or migrate to a more scalable cluster architecture. We’ll address the broad planning areas, and what to consider at the outset of your migration project. We won’t provide specific scripts and step-by-step instructions here, but you will find some links to other resources.

Contents:

Part one: preparing to migrate
Part two: tools and services
Part three: migration checklist

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