Say Hello To Our New Amsterdam Datacenter

Say Hello To Our New Amsterdam Data Center

We’re happy to announce the latest addition to ServerMania’s range of data center locations: a brand-new facility in the heart of the beautiful city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. The new facility – ServerMania’s fifth – represents a 20% increase in ServerMania’s data center capacity and is our first location outside of North America.

At launch, we’ll be bringing managed services, dedicated servers, and hybrid servers to the Amsterdam location, soon to be followed by ServerMania’s public and private cloud hosting platforms. All the services hosted in Amsterdam are covered by the ServerMania Service Level Agreement, which guarantees quality service, fast customer support, a 100% Network Uptime Guarantee, and more.

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Spectre and Meltdown: Are ServerMania Customers At Risk?

Meltdown and Spectre are critical security vulnerabilities that exploit flaws in the design of computer processors to expose sensitive data. Most processors are vulnerable, including Intel, ARM, and AMD processors. The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities affect the entire technology industry. Microsoft and the teams behind the industry standard Linux distributions have released patches that mitigate the most serious risk. Linux patches are available from distribution repositories, including the CentOS and Ubuntu repositories. (more…)

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Understanding 3 Types of Premium Web Hosting

If you’re a website owner looking into server options and you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, don’t worry, you’re not alone. A big part of the problem comes down to unique requirements. Small companies and large brands have distinctly different requirements for their websites.

Your first step in choosing a server for your website, then, is to sit down and very carefully plot out your requirements, so you know what you do and don’t need. Still, with thousands of web companies offering server packages in dozens of unique flavors, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed.

What you need is a little direction and a fair amount of insight to make an informed choice. Today, we’ll be taking a look at three of the most popular server types, their advantages and disadvantages, and who benefits from using them.

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Server Room Requirements: Costs To Consider Before Building A Server Room

Virtually every modern business needs servers to run their website, manage email, or deploy cloud applications.

In the past, that meant building and equipping an onsite server room.

Today, it usually means leasing or colocating servers in an offsite enterprise-grade data center. But some businesses still choose to invest in building their own server room.

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8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Host Your Own Website

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.
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IaaS vs PaaS Which Is Right For Your Application?

IaaS vs. PaaS: Which Is Right For Your Application?

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…)

The Psychological Bias That Leads To Poor App and Infrastructure Security

The Psychological Bias That Leads To Poor App and Infrastructure Security

If I offered you $10 now and $15 next week, which would you choose? Depending on your personality, you might think the obvious choice is to wait until next week and get 50% more money, but studies in psychology have shown that the majority of people take the money and run.

The effect is called intertemporal discounting, and it — in part — explains why we so often hear about security breaches which could have been avoided. (more…)