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This is a question we get a lot. In the web hosting industry, most customers know they need some variation of web hosting technology to power their company website, professional blog or ecommerce site. However, although most consumers and small to medium sized businesses understand they need web hosting services, they are rarely sure of the particular details involved with picking their web hosting needs, i.e., if they should utilize shared hosting, virtual private servers (VPS), managed hosting or dedicated servers. Due to this confusion, we are going to take the time to explain the differences between dedicated servers and virtual private servers. Dedicated Server Hosting provides powerful resource allocation and privacy. The Benefits of Virtual Private Servers (VPS) A virtual private server, be it a Linux Virtual Private Server or a Windows VPS, is a server which a... (more)

Jason Silverglate full video interview with Jeremy Geelan President of Sys-Con Media @CloudExpo 2012

As promised in an early post, here is the link to the full video interview between CEO of FortressITX Jason Silverglate and President of Sys-Con Media Jeremy Geelan (@jg21). Due to noise in the background, below you can find a full transcription of the interview. Sys-Con Interview with Jeremy Geelan @CloudExpo ****Intro**** Jeremy Geelan (Sys-Con): This is Jeremy Geelan for Sys-Con TV we’re here at 10th Cloud Expo, 10th Cloud Expo New York as is Jason Silverglate. Thank you for joining us Jason. Jason Silverglate (FortressITX): Well you’re welcome Jeremy. JG: We are pleased to s... (more)

Calm Before the Summit

It’s 11:36. Affiliate Summit 12 is starting to come to life. Most of the companies attending the summit are slowly working their way into the NYC Hilton. With a half an hour to go before the show, right now is a good time to address what FortressITX and it’s family of brands is doing at the summit. Simply said, we are here to meet with affiliate marketers from all over the world, talk with other IT professionals and chat with interested members of the public about what the FortressITX family of brands can do for them. Be it Cloud Integration, Complex Hosting solutions, Hosted Voi... (more)

Clouducation 101

by Salvatore Poliandro III - FortressITX Director of Datacenter Operations I would like to take a few moments to introduce myself, my background and a little bit about what this blog contains. As long as I can remember I have been involved with all aspects of computing. From an enthusiast, professional, and consumer side, I have always been involved with the computing world. When I was a few years old my father owned a small computer company and he realized that I was fascinated by electronics around the time I started to speak.  He nurtured my technophilia every step of the way.... (more)

Clouducation 101: What is the Cloud?

by FortressITX Dir. of Datacenter Operations, Salvatore Poliandro What is the “Cloud”? What is “Cloud” computing? These are questions I get all the time. For the vast majority of people, the “Cloud” is a lofty term having to do something with computing or, let’s be honest, puffy cumulus wisps of moisture floating around in the sky. The truth is the “Cloud” is a marketing term made up to sell a service (note: the quotation marks around “Cloud” were to delineate that marketing term. From here on out, “Cloud” will be written sans quotation). That service, the Cloud, is computing a... (more)