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.Read More
I think you’ll agree with me that choosing the best server for a small business can be a difficult process. With so many server types, processors, hard drive, and other options to choose from, it’s almost impossible to know where to begin.
It doesn’t have to be this complicated. It turns out, there are just four things to really consider when choosing a small business server. In today’s article, I’m going to run down our top 3 small business server choices, and show you how you can choose the right server for your project.
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.
It's official: server compromises are on the rise across the globe. In fact, in recent years, hacking has increased by a shocking 32%, leading companies to lose millions of dollars in business and even more in consumer confidence and trust.
If you have a Windows dedicated server, then it's your responsibility to ensure that you've done everything you can to keep your consumer data and information safe from hackers.
In this article, we'll share with you some of our most valuable tips when it comes to increasing the security of your Windows dedicated server.
One of the most popular ways to get your business' product or website online is by using dedicated hosting solutions.
There are so many options out there to choose from when selecting a server for your small business. Today we'll take you through some of the must-have features you should look for when considering dedicated hosting.
A GPU dedicated server is a powerful piece of technology that has the potential to change the way you manage and interact with your data.
Finding the right server for your processing requirements is a key step in ensuring your project starts off on the right foot.
Join us, today, as we analyze GPU servers, what they do, and what you should expect when investing in one.
Businesses today use more server bandwidth than ever before. With file sizes getting larger and the internet getting faster, this trend isn't likely to slow down anytime soon.
You've probably seen companies offering unlimited bandwidth, and while that idea sounds nice, it doesn't exist.
Just look at one notice a Rogers internet customer in Canada received when they tried to make use of their unlimited bandwidth. Don't let this happen to your business.
To help your company find the best bandwidth options for your needs, we're breaking down why unlimited bandwidth doesn't exist, and the best alternatives.
For those of you experienced with system administration, a how-to on setting up a dedicated server is as exciting as reading the back of a cereal box. But, for some developers and anyone new to hosting, a guide is a useful resource to follow.
This article will outline a very high-level overview of setting up an affordable dedicated server for your business.
Distributed Denial of Service attacks, or DDoS attacks, are becoming more common. These attacks can be a huge problem for any type of business that has an internet presence. Are you prepared to protect against DDoS attacks against your server?
Even with sophisticated DDoS protection, major online services such as Twitter and Spotify can suffer due to a DDoS attack. If your server has no DDoS protection in place, then you don’t stand a chance against these attacks.
We’re proud to announce the addition of a brand-new data center to our expanding global network. After consulting with clients to determine where ServerMania should expand to next, we received overwhelming support for a location that can deliver clients with low-latency connectivity throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including New Zealand, Australia, and Southeast Asia.Read More
In 2016, the Amsterdam data center industry grew by 30%. In 2017, it expanded even faster, a trend that is expected to continue into 2018 and beyond. Due to this increased interest by our clients in Amsterdam, earlier this year, we announced the introduction of our Amsterdam data center to the global network of ServerMania data centers.
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
ServerMania, a leading provider of dedicated and cloud hosting, today announced the release of two new CPU models for its hosting clients – the Intel Xeon Silver 4114 and Xeon Gold 5118.
Intel’s Xeon Scalable Processors, codenamed Skylake, use a new Chipset known as Lewisberg. In addition to significant performance enhancements, these processors offer enhanced mesh architecture, built-in networking and fabric, and a new x86 instruction set developed specifically for high-performance computing environments. They have been touted as the most significant leap forward in server CPUs in over a decade.
As with the recently-announced W-Series Servers, ServerMania will offer the Xeon Silver 4114 and Gold 5118 with a choice of SATA, SSD, or NVME storage drives. The former will have 10 cores, 20 threads, and a frequency of 2.2 gHz. The latter will have 12 cores, 24 threads, and a frequency of 2.3 gHz.
Both options are intended as replacements for two of ServerMania’s legacy dedicated servers – the Dual E5-2630v4 and Dual E52650v4. Although the specs between the two are similar, the performance enhancements and tweaks present in the Xeon line make them far better-suited for high-demand, heavy-load computing tasks, per Kevin Blanchard, ServerMania CEO.
“The Intel Xeon Silver and Gold lines, much like the W-Series, are ideally-suited for the sort of high-intensity workload our clients frequently require,” explains Blanchard. “They are a significant step up from the legacy E5-2600 line, with more versatility, flexibility, and efficiency. We feel our clients both great and small will be incredibly satisfied with these new options.”
As with the W-Series, the Intel Xeon Scalable Series will be available both managed and unmanaged, with two tiers available in the former case. Essential is intended for clients who prefer to manage their own servers with technical support from ServerMania. The latter, Empowered, will see ServerMania’s engineers handle setup, security audits, patching, hardening, and more.
“We’ve always sought to provide the best services and infrastructure possible to our clients,” says Blanchard. “Offering the Xeon Scalable Series is a step forward in that regard. They’re cutting-edge in every sense of the word.”
“As always,” Blanchard continues, “ServerMania will accommodate any unique hardware or managed services requirements. We’re interested in enabling and empowering our clients – everything else is secondary.”
Since it was founded in 2002, ServerMania has always strived to provide its clients with enterprise-level service at an unbeatable cost. ServerMania offers a wide range of fully-customizable dedicated, hybrid, cloud and colocation hosting services. All ServerMania clients enjoy a 100% uptime SLA and are assisted by a 24/7 rapid response team – one with some of the best response times in the industry. ServerMania also carries out regular surveys to ensure complete customer satisfaction and care. For more information, visit http://www.servermania.com.