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3 easy ways to optimise your dedicated server

Flexibility and customisation are two of the primary reasons why companies choose to use a dedicated server over the host of other options available to them. However, in order to maximise these features, you need to know how best to tune your server to your specific needs. Failing to do this means you are likely to miss out on your servers’ optimum performance, which may hinder your day to day IT needs. Here are a couple of tips: 1. Look at...

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What to consider when choosing a location for your dedicated servers

With dedicated servers offering more processing power, better security and improved management, everything seems perfect. But you are forgetting about one crucial aspect. The geographical location of your servers. Getting the ideal spot means reliability and unmatched speed in service delivery when it comes to connecting with your clients. So, what exactly should you be on the lookout for when selecting a location for your dedicated servers? Distance to your users The first thing to consider is where your users are...

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Top tips for secure dedicated server usage

If you're reading this blog post, it's likely that you're interested in dedicated servers. This is for good reason - the power you'll be able to harness through taking advantage of a great dedicated server will be sure to benefit your business. However, some dedicated servers UK-wide and across the world can cause companies to have some security concerns. Rest assured that whether you're in London or Amsterdam, dedicated servers can be safe and secure if you take the...

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Everything you need to know about domain registration

When using a dedicated server, it is easy to update the domain name of the primary hosting account as the domain can be accessed and changed via your WHM. So, what exactly is a domain name and is it essential to register a new one? We answer these questions and more below… What is a domain name? Domain names are the URLs used to separate different websites. Every computer with access to the internet has an IP address, a sequence of...

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3 reasons to choose Amsterdam dedicated servers

When it comes to choosing the hosting package your business will use, dedicated servers are a wise move. These offer superior privacy levels as only your business will use the server in question. They also stop your website being affected by problems other businesses on the same server may have which shared hosting can bring. When you also add in the total admin control a dedicated server offers, it is clear why more companies are going down this route...

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Don’t think you need a dedicated server? Here are 5 reasons why you do

When you run a business it is inevitable that, over the years, you will be targeted by salespeople trying to get you to purchase numerous pieces of technology or equipment. Most of these you will not need, but there are some that can truly enhance how your business operates and give you the upper hand when compared to competitors. One of the things that can benefit you massively is having a dedicated server. But what exactly is a dedicated server, and...

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Why WordPress performs best on a dedicated server

Wordpress is an incredibly popular content management system and if you're into managing the website for your business yourself, it's probably the easiest way for you to do it. In some circles, Wordpress has a reputation for being slow, clunky and difficult to customise, however, this doesn't need to be the case for your website. That reputation likely a result of Wordpress being free software that's incredibly easy to use; because almost anyone can make a Wordpress website, lots...

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Surprising advantages of Frankfurt dedicated servers

When thinking about hosting solutions, it can be difficult to know exactly what is right for you. Many companies know little about the inner workings of their website and online storage facilities, and thus choosing what they need is complicated. At Clouvider, we have been connecting companies to their ideal hosting solution for years. This is especially relevant for English speaking companies who have set up offices in other countries, such as Germany, and need a hand organising servers. For...

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Does your start-up need a dedicated server?

When you start your new business, your primary focus will most likely be keeping costs low and growing your customer base. As a start-up, you may feel that a dedicated server is an unnecessary expense and opt for a shared server until your business truly takes off. While this may seem like a cost-effective plan, it could actually seriously harm your business and cost you more in the long term. Below we look at how a dedicated server could...

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Dual-Stage DDoS Mitigation Platform Activated

We have recently upgraded our DDoS Mitigation and Filtering platform, working closely with Corero to implement their latest in-line filtering hardware in each of our PoP's. Initial Stage: We operate our BGP FlowSpec platform on our network edge for analysis. This detects and blocks the most common and volumetric attack vectors before they pass into our core network. Secondary Stage: We now have Corero DDoS Filtering Appliances. These appliances feature Always on Corero SmartWall TDS, utilising their SecureWatch® technology to protect...

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