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 Bandwidth can mean different things, depending on the context,Read More

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How to Choose the Right Specifications for Your Web Server

Picking the right server specifications can be quite challenging. Especially since you’ve got about 15 seconds to capture the attention of your website visitors. Over half of them will click away if you don’t hook them by then. If the page they’re landing on takes too long to load, they may not even see most of it before they’re gone. Your choice of a web server can make or break your site’s success. Let’s look at how to choose the right server specifications to power your website today and as it grows. Types of Web Servers to Consider There areRead More

Offshore Hosting Benefits

Offshore Hosting Benefits: DMCA, VPS, & Dedicated Servers

I’ve had several web hosting experiences over the last decade. Some good. Others bad. A few of them, ugly. In this post, I’ll share my journey on how I arrived at selecting an offshore dedicated server along with some offshore hosting benefits. Offshore DMCA Ignored Hosting It’s not fun to receive this notice from a hosting company: “Your hosting plan has been suspended due to a DMCA complaint.” The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that gives hosting companies in the United States the authority to shut down your website for the smallest of DMCARead More

Uptime SLA Guarantee

Uptime SLA Definition: What Is Uptime SLA?

Operating a business online brings with it challenges that are sometimes quite different than those found with most regular, physical stores and offices. One of the most glaring of these unique scenarios is that under certain circumstances, it can actually seem like your entire business presence disappears altogether for a certain period of time.

Getting Started: Shared Hosting

Getting Started: Shared Web Hosting

This guide is most useful for customers who purchased one of the following hosting packages: Maple-Silver, Maple-Gold or Maple-Platinum. In this guide, we will go over the tasks required to start hosting your website on one of our shared hosting packages.