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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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Is Unlimited Dedicated Server Bandwidth Possible?

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.

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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 of our Amsterdam Data Center, 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.

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6 Things to Look for in the Best DDoS Protection

We live in a dangerous world. All of our personal data is intertwined in technology. All it takes is a simple mistake for a hacker to steal your identity and compromise many aspects of your life. 

If you host any content on the Internet, you should pay close attention to DDoS attacks.

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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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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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