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)
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
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)
By Salvatore Poliandro, FortressITX Dir. Of Datacenter Operations
Let’s recap: In the past two weeks we have covered the following material:
Who I am What my background is Why I love everything IT What the Cloud is
What the Public Cloud is What the Private Cloud is What the Hybrid Cloud is
It’s a lot. As such, if you need a refresher, here is Clouducation 101: Hi!
I’m Sal and Clouducation 101 pt 2: What is the Cloud?
Last week I ended with a question: How does the Cloud affect me as a
consumer, as a business owner and as someone working for a business – ex. a
mobile app developer? L... (more)
So, here is the thing. Domain Names are important.
Recently we saw a glossy commercial while watching some Sunday NFL games. The
ad was for the hosting company, 1 & 1. Although the ad was short, it was
selling one thing and one thing only – Domain names. Although we don’t
have the exact copy of the ad, 1 & 1 was touting the importance of owning
your domain name for business purposes.
The truth is, 1 & 1 is right – owning your domain name is vitally important
for your business, both online and off. But why is this? What is so important
about owing your domain name? If you’re a bu... (more)
Wow! HostingCon Boston is already over. Three days in the sweltering summer
heat of Boston filled with Cloud Flare rail guns, cPanel parties w/ the
amazing Ralphie May, interviews with various members of The Whir and
Hosting-Review.com and a lot of inside industry talk. To go over the whole
event, let’s start with day one. (Side Note: If you want to check out our
photos of the event, head click hosting for our Flickr account)
Monday, July 16, 2012
The first day of HostingCon was just like a first day back at school after a
long summer break. It was filled wit... (more)