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Dedicated Servers vs. Shared Hosting: Which is Best for Small Business App Hosting?

A business that relies on self-hosted applications needs a hosting platform. There are many hosting platforms to choose from: dedicated servers, cloud servers, virtual private servers, Hybrid servers, platform as a service, and shared hosting are just a few of the options. If we were to list these options from least to most powerful, shared hosting would be at one end of the spectrum and dedicated servers would be at the other.

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What are the Best Linux Distros in 2020?

Are you looking to skip the nonsense and find the single best Linux distro in 2020? There's something you should know... Hundreds (if not thousands) of Linux distros are available to choose from. Distrowatch rankings recognize 306, but each week more distributions are built and released.

Free distros. Paid distros. Distros based on distros. Options feel limitless. Honestly, they are. So if you're looking for a single answer for the top linux distro, you're asking the wrong question.

Here's why...

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Why Bandwidth is Important to SaaS Startups: Tips and Tricks for Controlling IT Spend

When every business is in the startup process, but especially in the case of SaaS startups, there is often a rush to deploy a large amount of servers to meet the needs of a growing user base. "It was growing so fast that we were constantly about to fall down." Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr recounted on the Startup Podcast, "We literally had the number of the customs agent so they would call us when a shipment of Dell servers arrived so we could run to the colo."

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How To Choose The Right Server To Host Your Database

How To Choose The Right Server To Host Your Database

A database is the heart of most modern web applications, mobile applications, and services. Whether it’s a traditional SQL database like MySQL or PostgreSQL or a NoSQL database like MongoDB, the server that hosts your database will determine its reliability, availability, and performance. In this article, we will explore the factors that you should keep in mind when choosing a database server and take a look at three types of server – hybrid, cloud, and dedicated — and their suitability for hosting databases of various types and sizes.

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5 Tips for Choosing the Right SaaS Hosting

Nearly every business is constantly on the lookout for reliable technology solutions that can easily scale for future growth. SaaS hosting is a cost-effective way to reduce infrastructure costs without sacrificing performance. But choosing the wrong type of hosting now could jeopardize your long-term success.

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Which Backup Solutions Are Right for Your Server?

We all know how important data backups are. Backups ensure you are prepared in the event of accidental deletion or data corruption. 

But there are a lot of backup options to choose from, and they may not all work for your company needs. So how do you know which one to use?

Take a look at these server backup solutions and learn how to choose the right one for you.

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Buyer’s Guide to Xeon Servers

The Intel Xeon line is often the best choice for high-demand servers and workstations. A Xeon server can handle data-intensive processes and maintain the speed that Intel is known for.

If you are new to the Xeon server and Central Processing Units (CPU), read on to see what sets them apart from other CPUs. Understanding the features will help you choose the right server for your needs.

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