We’re proud to announce that ServerMania has two huge new additions to our hardware portfolio – Intel’s revolutionary Xeon Scalable Processors. Available immediately to our dedicated hosting clients, the Intel Xeon Silver 4114 and Xeon Gold 5118 will replace the Dual E5-2630v4 and Dual E52650v4. Let’s talk a bit about what this means – and how you might leverage our new tech for your own business.Read More
Linux vs. Windows Server? — A question that has been debated endlessly by system administrators and server hosting clients since the dawn of the web. We’re clear where we stand: for most purposes, Linux is the right choice. Windows Server is a secure, flexible, and powerful server operating system, but our heart is with Linux.
The ServerMania team has worked with Linux since the company was founded in 2002. We have proudly watched as thousands of our clients have built successful businesses on our Linux-based server hosting. Our dedicated server, cloud server, and hybrid server plans run on a variety of Linux distributions, including CentOS, Debian, Fedora, and Ubuntu (as well as Windows Server 2008).
Traditionally, business owners have preferred to hire employees to do work for their company in-house. That way, they can oversee the process to ensure the quality of the work is up to par.
But business owners aren’t experts at everything. They don’t always know the severity of a problem when it arises and rarely do they know how to fix it themselves. This is especially true when it comes to their own website. Most owners have no idea what type of expertise is needed or how to eliminate problems before they become an issue.
Although it may not seem like it today – in the era of Smartphones, Tablets, and Facebook – I think we can all agree that email’s a pretty revolutionary technology. The development of email rendered a whole crop of traditional communications methods all but obsolete.
But why does this matter?
According to the latest analysis, 89% of adult Americans regularly connect to the internet. The internet is an important tool in the daily lives of people young and old.
As an internet user, you expect to have access to an open and free internet.
The basis of an open and free internet is the concept of net neutrality. This is the principle that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) must give users equal access to all legal content and applications and cannot favour certain content or services over another.
Because ISPs represent the gateway through which we all gain access to the internet, they have the power to control what you see and don't see on the internet. Net neutrality is what prevents ISPs from exercising this power.
However, net neutrality is at risk with the Federal Communications Commission recently voting to remove net neutrality protections. This threatens the fundamental freedom of speech and free use principles which the internet is based on.
We're here to explain to you why it's important to protect net neutrality.
Why We Need to Protect Net Neutrality
There are many reasons why an open and free internet is vital to you.
1. Innovative Products and Services
The internet is key to the development of the many new products and services which improve our lives.
Everything from online banking, online shopping, video and audio streaming, work from home and distance learning depends on your ability to reach the content and services you want. Without net neutrality, internet service providers could block access to some services or content or prioritize content to favor specific content or services.
2. Preserving Freedom of Speech
Allowing equal access to all legal online content is fundamental to the freedom of speech.
Without net neutrality, ISPs could slow down the delivery or entirely block content they don't agree with and prevent internet users from seeing it.
This means you might not be able to get access to the content you're looking for.
3. Increasing Prices
If companies must pay ISPs to have their services prioritized on the internet, they'll pass those costs on to you.
These higher prices may prevent you from being able to afford to use the internet-based products and services you'd like to use.
4. Protecting Communication Services
Telephone service is moving away from traditional copper landline services and switching to Internet-based voice over internet protocol telephone service.
Without net neutrality, ISPs could slow down the Internet-based calls from providers who don't pay for priority service. This could potentially make your phone service slower and less reliable.
Keeping the Internet Open and Free
There are many reasons why it's important to protect net neutrality. The internet was founded on the principle of network neutrality and preserving the open internet is important to us all.
The move to allow ISPs to block or slow information and services on the internet is a threat to freedom of speech as well as your ability to get the products and services you want.
As a web hosting provider, we support a free and open internet.
Our wide choice of web hosting solutions can be tailored to fit your needs and is just one of the reasons why our company is a great choice for your web hosting needs.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you.
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.
It’s easy to talk about the benefits of using a cloud platform rather than in-house or colocated hardware. In 2017, few would question those benefits. But it can be challenging to see a path from a company’s current infrastructure to the cloud. Moving complex and critical legacy applications is a big step, and without executive buy-in, it’s difficult to get the ball rolling.
Traditionally, phishing attacks have targeted consumers with random spam in the hope that that some small proportion of the targets are naive enough to install malicious software or hand over login details.Read More
Choosing the right hosting option for your project is important. It will help ensure you have a positive experience and only pay for the infrastructure you really need.
But finding exactly the right hosting isn’t easy. There’s an almost infinite variety of options, but many of those options have more to do with marketing than the technical attributes of the platform.Read More
Twenty-five years ago this month, Linus Torvalds posted a message to the comp.os.minix newsgroup asking for ideas for a new project he’d been working on. The project — “just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu” — was an operating system. At the time, it was unnamed, but, as I’m sure you all know, over the next quarter of a century, Linux popularized a new way of thinking about software development and became the seed that allowed thousands of businesses to flourish.
Hybrid Servers have always been a popular option among personal and small business users. Combining the isolated resources of a Dedicated Server, with the cost savings of a virtual environment, Hybrid Servers are often the perfect option for a lighter load. That’s why we’ve completely redesigned our Hybrid Server offering to deliver maximum performance and value.
At ServerMania, we're working hard every day to identify small ways to improve the customer experience. One of our latest updates is the introduction of IP Justification directly into our order form.
We’d like to wish our American clients a safe and happy 4th of July! We’ve just released our exclusive server deals, only available for a limited time. We’re featuring one of our most popular Dedicated Server configurations on blazing fast 10Gbps connections along with an exclusive Hybrid Server deal. Check it out while supplies last!
2019 is ramping up to be a busy year for ServerMania, and we are excited to introduce a completely redesigned client experience to you. We have recently upgraded our Dedicated Servers pricing page, order form, and client management control panel Surge and we’d like to introduce some of the key functionality to you so that you can make the most of your hosting experience with ServerManiaRead More