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Buying A Dedicated Server

Buy a Dedicated Server: 4 Questions To Ask Before Buying

Before you buy a dedicated server you might have a few questions regarding what you can use it for. With most hosting companies, you will have an opportunity to customize your server or you can purchase one that meets your specific needs. It is very important to know what it is exactly you’ll be using the server for, before buying one. Also, when buying a server, make sure you understand that it may be tough to add additional capacity later on. Here are 4 common questions to ask yourself before you buy: 1. How will I be using this dedicated server? DedicatedRead More

What is a bare metal server?

What is a Bare Metal Server?

Wondering what is a bare metal server, why you would need one, and what the difference is between virtualization, a dedicated server, and hypervisor? You’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll cover the basics of bare metal. What is a bare metal server? A bare metal server is a standard server. Essentially, it is a synonym for “physical server.” All bare metal servers are physical servers. With that said, it’s likely that you do not need a bare metal server. It’s a term that is used interchangeably in the hosting industry with dedicated server, and there’s oneRead 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

Best IPTV Server For Streaming - How To Choose?

Best IPTV Server For Streaming: How To Select

You have questions about IPTV Servers. Mainly, you’re probably wondering how to select the best IPTV server for streaming. Luckily, this blog post is for you. Here we’ll cover why you’d want an IPTV Server for streaming, things to consider, and frequently asked questions about IPTV servers. What is IPTV and how does it work? Two acronyms help explain how it all works: IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) and IP (Internet Protocol). Traditionally television content is viewed through cable, satellite, or terrestrial. However, IPTV delivers television content over IP networks so that viewers can stream from any device with an internetRead More


RAID 5 vs RAID 10: Performance Comparison

What’s the difference between RAID 5 vs RAID 10? It’s a simple question. In this blog post, we’ll compare these levels to determine which configuration best suits your server and data storage needs. First off, we’ll define each RAID level. Then, we’ll compare RAID 5 vs RAID 10 to help you select the right RAID solution for your needs. Let’s dive in, shall we? What is RAID 5? Hard drives on dedicated servers eventually fail. There’s no getting around that fact. All RAID levels – except for RAID 0 – mitigate the risk of downtime and data loss from aRead More