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 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)
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)
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)
You’re the CEO of a growing firm and just decided to outsource your
servers to a managed dedicated server provider, however you have no idea
what that actually means? All you know is that every time you speak with
someone in IT, your eyes glaze over and a nauseous feeling creeps into your
stomach. Not to worry. If the terms bandwidth, POP, CDN & network providers
scare you, this blog will alleviate that nauseous feeling in the pit of
Bandwidth – According to Wikipedia Bandwidth, “refers to
various bit-rate measures, representing the available or consume... (more)