Month: June 2010

How to Choose the Right CDN For Your Website

How to Choose the Right CDN For Your Website

Fundamentally, all content delivery networks (CDNs) operate in the same way. Content is served to visitors speedily from various locations, depending on their proximity. However, to the webmaster, CDNs vary massively. Types of CDNs There are two different types of CDNs: push and original pull (or simply ‘pull‘). Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Some […]

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Amazon S3 vs. Cloudfront – Which to Use?

photo credit: getButterfly via photopin cc From database hosting to servers hosted in the cloud, Amazon offers a wide variety of Web services. However, most webmasters find themselves considering just one of the two: Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) or Amazon Cloudfront. While Cloudfront is actually built on top of Amazon S3, these two services […]

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3 Things You Still Share on a VPS

3 Things You Still Share on a VPS

VPS hosting is often marketed as an ‘insulated’ hosting solution. But there are some things that you still share with your neighbours. In this article, we’ll look at the potential risks of VPS hosting when compared to a dedicated server. VPS vs Shared First, let’s backtrack and look at the main reasons for upgrading from […]

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Shared Hosting Without Support: Can It Work?

Shared Hosting Without Support: Can It Work?

Technical support is a big plus point for most hosting customers. The majority of firms offer 24/7 support and multiple contact methods. No Support Linux Hosting, however, has decided to go a very different route. On its home page, there’s a photo of a woman reclining in an office chair; “We ignore the support questions […]

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Why You Should Ignore Your Host’s Uptime Guarantee

Why You Should Ignore Your Host’s Uptime Guarantee

Do you know your host’s uptime guarantee? Is it 99%? 99.9%? Or maybe even 100%? In practical terms, it doesn’t actually matter. Hosting companies make a big deal about uptime guarantees. But they rarely compensate customers if they break them. Uptime guarantees are attractive when used in a marketing pitch, but even the best guarantee won’t […]

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Plesk vs cPanel: 5 Things You Need to Know

Plesk vs cPanel: 5 Things You Need to Know

For many IT users, platform is a matter of preference. The same is true of hosting control panels. There are fans of different packages, and some people always argue about the pros and cons of each. Often, your choice will come down to your own personal needs. If you just want straight answers about the […]

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