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We have discussed this before and I'm sure we will talk about it again - government cutbacks and consolidation of cloud hosting. New York has opened an enormous new data center in Brooklyn where the city will centralize all its infrastructure for its agencies of the decade. It has invested $11 million in equipment for the massive facility and will pay about $3 million yearly to lease the space but in theory it stands to recoup more than $100 million over five years. This of course is where we are currently, the credit crunch is still with us along with the recession and up until a few years ago data center charges were something that organizations didn't really keep an eye on... Now savings in infrastructure can be obtained easily, all government agencies are bearing down on the cloud hosting route. This of course is exacerbated by the fact that all their budgets hav... (more)

Free or Paid Hosting Is the Question You Should Be Asking Yourself?

Creating your own website or blog has never been easier. There are hundreds of options to choose from, and they all try to tempt you as being the best one. But if you are thinking of dedicating a lot of your time into creating your own website, and especially if you’re thinking of quitting your day job to do it, there are a number of things that you need to become familiar with. The first thing that you must take care of obviously is a hosting account which will support your website. Yet at the same time the most important question at this point is whether you pay for the best we... (more)

Managed Server Hosting: The Ten Benefits

Managed server hosting refers to a hosting company managing servers for its clients and providing them with the tools and resources necessary to run their businesses. Hosting companies employ full-time administrators that maintain the servers – something that users would have found themselves or people they had hired doing in their stead. While this is something that may sometimes scare people, deciding to go with managed server hosting may in fact prove to be the most sensible decision for some people - especially beginners that do not have a big budget to run their server and t... (more)

Comparing VPS and Dedicated Server Hosting

Have you experienced a sudden traffic burst in your website today? If this is becoming a common trend already, you should seriously consider replacing your shared hosting plan with either a VPS or a dedicated server. Although the common shared hosting service is a good plan on itself, your website would surely garner more visitors in the coming days. Relying on your current service might force you to find more disk space or bandwidth in the most inconvenient time. If you know for sure that your website is already gaining popularity, it would be wise to get the best server solutio... (more)

The Risks of Choosing a Data Center in a High Risk Area

Data centers are the lifeline of organizations and companies. This is because most backend operations like web hosting, data back up, data storage, email hosting and e-commerce activities are all carried out at the data centres. These data centers are also pivotal in ensuring websites are up and running continuously, and that people can conduct online purchases and transactions, make updates on social sites, read news updates as well as a host of other activities that people carry out regularly on the internet. All these just outline the indispensable roles that data centre hosti... (more)