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Getting Started Guide for Fully-Managed Dedicated Servers

Getting Started: Fully-Managed Dedicated Servers

This guide is most useful for customers who purchased our Fully-Managed Dedicated Servers. In this guide, we will go over the tasks required to start hosting your websites on our fully-managed servers. 1. Learn The Basics Of cPanel All of our fully-managed hosting packages are delivered with the cPanel control panel. cPanel is very intuitive and easy to use. This web-based control panel makes site management a piece of cake. cPanel offers the ability to easily administer every facet of your websites using simple, point-and-click software. We offer a comprehensive knowledgebase to all of our customers with many useful cPanel guides. You canRead More

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The Complete Guide to Video Hosting Servers

The Essential Guide to Video Hosting Servers

Roughly 80 percent of US consumers watch streaming videos regularly. And the percentage is even higher with younger audiences. If you’re not offering video content on your site, a big part of your target market will probably never see your content. Video streaming uses a lot more bandwidth than plain text though. What’s the best way to deliver it without spending a fortune on hosting? Let’s look at the benefits of a video hosting server and why you should consider hosting your own content. The Benefits of Using a Dedicated Video Hosting Server You’ve got two choices for hosting video. You canRead More

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Managed vs Unmanaged Dedicated Servers

Managed vs Unmanaged Dedicated Servers – Pros & Cons

Shopping for a new Dedicated Server? That means you’ll need to make the choice between managed vs unmanaged hosting. In this article, we’ll discuss the pros & cons of each option and break down the many benefits of managed hosting. Nowadays, most websites begin their digital life on a shared hosting account. Most website owners will not switch to a dedicated server before they are certain that it’s required for them. The terms “unmanaged” or “managed” (sometimes referred to as “fully-managed”) are only relevant when talking about dedicated servers or VPS Hosting. Shared hosting is always considered fully-managed due toRead More

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What are Dedicated Servers and why get one?

What are Dedicated Servers and Why Would You Need One?

Nearly 2 billion websites reside on servers around the world. By the time you finish reading this article, there will be a thousand more. Businesses large and small benefit from websites of their own. If you’ve looked to create one, you’ve seen providers talk about dedicated servers. But what are dedicated servers, anyway?

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Beginner's Guide to Linux VPS Hosting - how to get started

A Beginner’s Guide to Linux VPS Hosting

There are over 1.7 billion websites online right now, each one of them running on some type of web hosting account. It’s safe to say a good number of those sites are running on underpowered hosting that delivers a less-than-ideal experience for their website visitors. If you want to avoid that problem with your site, Linux VPS hosting can help. Let’s look at what you should know about choosing the right type of web host.

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Unlimited Bandwidth vs Unmetered Bandwidth - What's the difference?

Is Unmetered Bandwidth The Same Thing as Unlimited Bandwidth?

Over 4.3 billion people — or 56% of the world’s population — now use the Internet. On any given day, many of these Internet users carry out over 3.5 billion searches on Google alone. And upon clicking on a search result, they end up on one of the 1.27 billion active websites today. Now, wouldn’t it be awesome if these users landed on your website? Of course. But for them to even see your site’s contents, your website needs to be on a server with sufficient bandwidth. This is why you should consider a server offering unmetered bandwidth. With this,Read More

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14 Dedicated Server Security Tips and Tricks

14 Need-To-Know Server Security Tips

Cyberattacks can shut down your website, leak customer data and damage your reputation. They can come from anywhere at any time. And surveys show that nearly 70% of small and medium-sized businesses have dealt with cyberattacks at one point or another.  That should be terrifying for any business, big or small. Fortunately, there are ways to mitigate your chances of becoming a victim. If you have concerns that you may be next to get hit, read on to learn how to beef up your server security.  1. Update Your Software Regularly Yes, it is annoying. Yes, it takes time away from production. AndRead More

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Benefits of Offshore VPS Hosting

What are the Benefits of Using an Offshore VPS?

The United States almost ranks in the top ten countries in the world for the quality of its infrastructure but it just missed the list, ranking at number 11. Internet and communication networks are part of that infrastructure. The quality and speed of the network connection are only some of the reasons to consider an offshore VPS. Let’s look at several benefits of offshore hosting. What is Offshore VPS Hosting? An “offshore” server means the server is located in a different country than your business operates. For example, Maple-Hosting offers Netherlands-based VPS hosting plans to clients in over 20 countriesRead More

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Your Guide to setting up a video streaming server

Your Guide To Setting Up A Video Streaming Server

As of January 2018, 85% of U.S. internet users watch online video. More and more people will expect your website to provide streaming video alongside text content. You can host your video on sites like YouTube and Vimeo, but you’ll be at their mercy. They’ll show ads alongside your videos that could be from your competitors, you have no control over the other “related” videos they show beside yours, and they could take your video down with no warning. Running your own server gives you complete control over your content so your visitors will experience it the way you want.Read More

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What is bandwidth and how much bandwidth do you need to have?

What Does Bandwidth Mean, And How Much Does Your Server Need?

A slow website is one of the quickest ways to miss out on leads or lose buyers. Customers are getting more and more intolerant of slow websites and will click away within a few seconds if your site is still loading. Even if your web server contains the latest components, plenty of fast storage, and lots of memory, your site will still be slow if you don’t have enough bandwidth to support the amount of traffic you’re getting. So what does bandwidth mean? Let’s take a look. Bandwidth vs Data Transfer In web hosting, bandwidth is the amount of transferableRead More

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