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What are the benefits of virtual machine hosting?

Virtual machine hosting is becoming more and more popular among businesses looking to get the most out of their storage options. So, what are the benefits to this unique technology? It’s a change, but remains familiar Virtual environments are designed specifically to mimic physical ones. As a result, using virtual machine hosting can feel like far less of a transition for your staff. Changing servers can often mean having to allow for a ‘bedding-in’ period where your staff get used to using...

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What are the benefits of virtual and cloud servers?

Virtual servers can be an effective way to save your business time and, as a result, money. But why is this? Here’s our guide to the different benefits of virtual servers. They’re very scalable One of the main problems businesses have in terms of their IT support is when their needs now out-strip their capabilities. In other words, what does a business do when they’re growing faster than their infrastructure will allow? With virtual servers, this simply isn’t a problem: you can...

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Cloud or dedicated servers – which is best for SMEs?

As a small or medium sized business, you'll be conscious of the cost of investing in technology to help your business grow. Understanding which technology to invest in is critical to help the growth of your business, but knowing which technology will work best for you is in itself a challenge. When it comes to managing your data and your online services, you will want to ensure you are protecting your information and storing it as safely as possible....

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How to improve the security of your dedicated server

If you’ve decided to invest in a dedicated server, then congratulations: you’ve made a wise decision. As with all network connections, though, there are a number of things you can do to help improve the security of yours. Here, we’re going to go through some of the best techniques for improving your connection security quickly. Chance your SSH (Secure Shell) Listen Port to one that’s different to 22 This is a fairly ‘standard’ port, and as such it can make you...

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Benefits of partnering with a colocation provider

There are several benefits of outsourcing elements of your IT and computer functions to an external colocation site. These data centres provide many aspects of an IT department, including the building, bandwidth, power, cooling, and physical security where the customer can base their servers and store their IT equipment. There are several benefits of partnering with a colocation provider, some of which we have listed out below. Cost effective Colocation sites provide customers with the opportunity to benefit from a...

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Why you should choose UK dedicated servers

For many businesses, choosing to use a dedicated server for their website is the best option. Dedicated servers offer the customer great reliability, extra capacity to handle more traffic and also a server that is just for you, rather than having to share with other companies. But why choose UK dedicated servers? Tailor-made packages Dedicated servers UK give the customer a great mix of everything you need when thinking about your website's efficiency, especially if you are based within the...

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Compelling customer offering enhanced further by new site – Telehouse North 2

  Clouvider has underlined its intention to provide its clients with the best web hosting and connectivity the UK has to offer, with the creation of a new Point of Presence (PoP) site. While the new location opened back in April, today (Tuesday, 1st August) marks the first time that general availability of a new service offering has been made available by Clouvider. Customers of the reputed web hosted service will now be able to benefit from rock bottom latency as...

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3 ways that unreliable servers can affect your SEO efforts

Google has already made it clear that your hosting doesn’t directly affect SEO, but what most people don’t realise is that your choice of hosting can indirectly have potentially quite drastic results. This is particularly true if you are currently still on a shared server and are starting to notice some major problems. So here are ways in which your choice of hosting could be affecting your SEO. 1. Uptime vs downtime If your hosting provider was to tell you that...

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VPS: still worth considering?

We’ve read articles about the advantages of a dedicated server over a shared hosting package. For those in business, the UK dedicated server option makes sense with far better security, control and flexibility over your online business. But what is a VPS and how does one compare to a dedicated server? VPS VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. It refers to the segregation of the main physical server into smaller individual virtual cloud servers. Each VPS gets a share of the...

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How to choose the best operating system for a dedicated server

The advantages of a UK dedicated server are plentiful, and it is the prime choice for business. Configuring your dedicated server, though, is a complex process, and your operating system and software will be a crucial element to the configuration and ultimate purpose of the server. Most of the setup and configuration will be carried out by your hosting company - if they're providing full support, then it should be of less a concern for you and largely their decision....

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