What is the difference between shared and dedicated server hosting?

When it comes to choosing the hosting plan you or your company will use, there are many options. The two you may hear talked about most are shared server hosting plans and dedicated server hosting plans. Naturally, these offer two completely different experiences and it is therefore worth knowing how they differ. Shared server hosting This is one of the most common server hosting plans around and one of the cheapest. Unfortunately, it is actually worse than choosing to use a [...]


Why dedicated servers make sense for eCommerce

When it comes to operating an eCommerce site, maximising your uptime, as well as smoothing the customer experience as much as possible, must be top priority. For this reason, one of the most important decisions you can make is which server to choose. Dedicated servers make for a compelling option, and in this blog we take a look at exactly why they are so well suited to online retailers. More storage With product information and media, along with everything which you [...]


Common mistakes made when choosing a dedicated server

When looking to buy your own dedicated server, it’s not uncommon to become overwhelmed by the wealth of information available, especially as some of it can be contradictory. There are hundreds of options available, and thousands of specific servers each with their own specifications, meaning reviewing all of these options is almost impossible. When choosing a dedicated server, there are a few key common mistakes that you need to avoid, to ensure that you find the best server for [...]


3 qualities that your dedicated server provider should have

Many businesses now choose to use dedicated servers when thinking about their hosting requirements. This is for a variety of reasons from the extra security it offers to the ability to customise the server to your personal requirements and the way it gives more power for you to play with. In some ways, choosing this as your hosting plan is the easy part! Where it can get more complicated is which hosting provider to choose. 1. Good value for money The [...]


How GDPR affects web hosting – what you need to know

The first thing all web hosting companies should know when it comes to the new GDPR legislation is that web hosters are considered to be data processors when it comes to their services for end-clients, who are then considered the data controllers. This means that all web hosting companies fall under the new GDPR regulations, and as such, they’ll have to change the way they safeguard the data of the EU citizens they process. Non-compliance could prove devastating to any business, [...]

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Clouvider signs agreement with Tata

Deal with Indian market leader allows London provider Clouvider to improve Asia Pacific connectivity and promises plenty of benefits for customers. London internet service provider Clouvider has announced that it has signed a new deal with Indian network carrier Tata to improve its network in the Asian country and further afield. The agreement with Tata, a multinational conglomerate based in Mumbai, will allow Clouvider to better service its customers in India, with a promise of improving latency, connectivity and resiliency in a cost-effective manner. Clouvider will [...]

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We are improving our network – again!

You haven’t heard from us much in recent months but, rest assured, we’ve been very busy behind the scenes. As you already know, in 2015 we embarked on an extensive network upgrade program. 2015We deployed our first links to the major Tier 1 Internet transits:US & Asia oriented NTT, US & Europe oriented GTT and Top 1 Global Transit – Level3.2016 Q2Then we were celebrating after having successfully joined the London Internet Exchange and both of their LANs. We’ve also started partnering [...]

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Clouvider has expanded its London network with the high capacity transit with Zayo

Dominik Nowacki, of Clouvider Ltd commented: "We are delighted to announce a sixth carrier for our network, Zayo (AS6461). Zayo will complement our existing mix of carriers: Level3, NTT, GTT, Telia and Cogent as well as LINX and LONAP peerings by providing shorter paths with low latency and higher throughput to Zayo customers, benefiting all our connectivity customers. This is another milestone in our network expansion, turning us into one of the best connected networks in London." The team at Clouvider [...]

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Clouvider choose Zayo as Dark Fibre provider for Network Expansion to Volta Datacentres

Clouvider, the leading UK managed hosting and dedicated server provider, has announced it is teaming up with high capacity bandwidth specialist Zayo for its move to the state of the art Volta Datacentre in Central London. The agreement will see Zayo provide a diverse dark fibre ring which will allow Clouvider to connect to the new site, and pass on the benefits to customers. Thanks to the Zayo connection, a resilient, high-capacity network will be established, offering upwards of 400Gbps [...]


What you should look for in a dedicated server provider

Using a dedicated server can be cost-efficient and save you time. Making sure you partner with the right provider is key to getting the best out of the service. Things to consider when looking for a dedicated server provider include: Provider experience, expertise and knowledge Make sure your provider has an appropriate level of knowledge of the solutions available and best practices for a business of your size and operations. A proficient service provider will be able to advise you on a [...]