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GoDaddy Offers Grid Hosting

September 22nd, 2009 . by Claire

GoDaddy, the largest shared hosting provider in North America, has launched a grid hosting service. It’s now in direct competition with Media Temple for an audience when it comes to this specific type of hosting. How do they compare? Grid Hosting: GoDaddy vs Media Temple Both providers offer roughly the same plans at a similar price [...]

5 Easy Ways to Save Money on Hosting

September 16th, 2009 . by Claire

Looking to save money on hosting? Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice quality. Sometimes, you can bag discounts with a little bit of planning and a lot of research. Here are five tactics to use. 1. Look for Hosting Discount Coupons Before signing up for a new host, check and see if you can find [...]

Will Cloud Hosting Kill Shared Servers?

September 14th, 2009 . by Claire

Rackspace Cloud general manager Emil Sayegh has made a pretty bold statement: “Over the next five years, shared hosting as we know it will be made obsolete by the cloud.” Could it really be the case that cloud hosting is so revolutionary, it completely kills off the shared hosting market? How Established Is Shared Hosting? [...]

Internal and External Monitoring To Keep Your Server Healthy

September 11th, 2009 . by DavidMytton

If you have your own server then you are most likely entrusting it to a server provider or co-location company. They are responsible for ensuring the underlying network infrastructure is working, and whilst they might also ensure your server is responding to ping, they will probably not be looking at what is running on the [...]

Could You Save Money With a Hosting Co-Op?

September 7th, 2009 . by Claire

Shared hosting is notoriously inexpensive, but it’s also fairly limited in what it can provide. Hosts offer big discounts for advance payment, but that’s not always a good idea. So what’s the alternative? If you’re not ready to step up to a bigger plan, you could form your own hosting co-op by splitting a server [...]