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

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7 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Managed Servers

Keeping your web server up to date is important but there are a lot of things to stay on top of. For example, updating PHP can help with security and performance but do you know how to make that change? Running a web server can be challenging for anyone who isn’t an expert. Let’s look at how a managed server can help make your website faster, more secure, and a better experience for your site’s visitors. What Are Fully Managed Servers? When a server is “fully managed” it means the hosting company looks after many of the technical parts ofRead 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

Installing WordPress

How to Install WordPress on Your VPS or Dedicated Server

WordPress runs more than 33% of all the sites on the internet. The sites that install and use WordPress range from a page or two with a handful of visitors each week to thousands of pages and millions of visitors. You might be a bit intimidated by the thought of installing WordPress yourself. It’s not as complicated as you might think and if you host your site on Maple-Hosting’s managed servers, we can install WordPress for you. Let’s look at what you need to consider when choosing your hosting, and then go through the different methods of setting up WordPress.

Gaming Servers 101: A Beginner's Guide

Gaming Servers 101: The Beginner’s Guide to Setting up a Game Server

Are you into Minecraft? To this day it still has over 91 million players every month. How about a game of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or Ark: Survival Evolved? All of these games allow you to make and run your own server, guaranteeing more control over the multiplayer experience. If you’re looking to buy dedicated gaming servers, you need to ask yourself four questions before you buy. It’s always important to ensure that you can use your dedicated servers for more than one purpose. Once you buy your own game server, you now have to set it up. Are you readyRead More