On July 27, 2017, ServerMania is proud to be sponsoring a Web Hosting Industry Review (WHIR) networking event in Toronto, Canada. WHIR networking events provide a great opportunity for industry professionals to meet in a comfortable environment, develop connections, and create new business opportunities. We’ll be giving away a Beats By Dre headset at the event and complimentary drinks, as well as delicious appetizers, will be available.
Today is the day we all work together to make the Internet a better place.
Internet Service Providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T want to end net neutrality so they can charge extra fees to control what we see & do online. The end of net neutrality rules means that Internet Service Providers will be able to split the Internet into “fast lanes” for companies that pay and “slow lanes” for the rest. This will negatively impact consumers and businesses across the country.
Cloud hosting service providers span a vast range of services, capabilities, and expertise. The best cloud hosting providers offer a secure and reliable infrastructure platform capable of supporting and scaling business critical operations easily and consistently. But it can be difficult for prospective cloud clients to tell the difference between a great cloud hosting service provider and a provider that can’t offer the best service.
A cloud application is an application that provides the functionality of a native application, but which runs in the cloud and is interacted with via web browsers and APIs.
When we talk about the cloud, we usually mean public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service platforms, but IaaS was a late-comer in the cloud space compared to Software-as-a-Service — cloud applications came first.
Cloud computing is the use of internet-connected servers to host software and virtual infrastructure accessed and controlled over the web or an API. The phrase “cloud computing” has only been used for a decade or so, but the history of cloud computing stretches back much further. (more…)
Any small business that has a website, uses hosted SaaS applications, or stores data can benefit from the use of a server, but with so many options available, it can be hard to make the right choice. In this article, we’re going to teach you how to choose a server for small business.
Here is what you’ll learn in this article:
1. What small business servers can be used for.
2. The best server operating system to use for your business.
3. Which type of server you’ll need.
4. How to get an expert opinion for your specific project needs.
A server is, in essence, a remote computer that is always connected to the internet. It can be used to host a diverse variety of services and applications that are accessed and controlled over the internet.
We’re rapidly approaching the tenth anniversary of the cloud. In the last decade, the cloud has fundamentally reshaped the infrastructure hosting and enterprise IT space, and in the process has matured enormously. The cloud has evolved from a rudimentary alternative to on-prem data centers to the highly capable and flexible platform we take for granted today.
It will continue to evolve in the future, in ways that are both predictable and beyond our ability to forecast. The future of cloud will be managed, hybrid, make heavy use of containers, and be distributed beyond the traditional data center. (more…)
The modern infrastructure hosting market offers no end of platforms and technologies for companies to choose from. But in spite of what seems like endless variation, it’s possible to categorize infrastructure hosting options into a small number of functional groups. The most fundamental division is between bare metal infrastructure and hypervisor-based infrastructure, which is more often referred to as cloud infrastructure.
In this article, I’d like to discuss the differences between bare metal and cloud infrastructure, with a focus on the benefits of each and how infrastructure hosting clients can choose the best platform for their projects and applications. (more…)
Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service are two of the most popular cloud modalities. Taking the time to understand the differences between IaaS and PaaS will pay-off in the long run. Making the wrong choice can limit flexibility and agility and may have cost implications.
In this article, I’d like to compare IaaS and PaaS to give CIOs and developers a clear picture of the relative merits of each. (more…)
Do you remember the holiday season of 2014, when the mysterious “Lizard Squad” spoiled the Christmas for many PlayStation Network and XBox Live subscribers? It laid a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on the gaming giant, and got away with it for awhile, until 50,700 charges were laid.