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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)

Bandwidth, Pop’s, Content Delivery Networks and Network Providers

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 your stomach. Bandwidth Bandwidth – According to Wikipedia Bandwidth, “refers to various bit-rate measures, representing the available or consume... (more)

The Future of Web Hosting

Round Table Discussion: The Future of Web Hosting feat. FortressITX COO Ross Brouse, FortressITX Dir. of Sales Brandon Hale, FortressITX Dir. of Datacenter Operations Salvatore Poliandro and FortressITX Dir. of Marketing Josh Ewin. Between the four is over 50 years of experience in the web hosting industry. For anyone who is interested in web hosting, the Cloud or IT Integration services, this is a highly informative, thought provoking must watch. As the FortressITX Content Coordinator, I am charged with bringing you the best possible content available anywhere. Sometimes this m... (more)

A Post of Thanks

We love everything we do. We love providing you with the best Dedicated Hosting services available on the market today. However as much as we love doing this, and we do love doing this, sometimes we have to stop and count our blessings. This is one of those times. To everyone over at Sys-Con Media, thank you so much. A few months ago, as you might remember, the FortressITX family of brands hit Cloud Expo NYC in a big way. We became heavily involved in the #CloudExpo social media game, did some interviews with industry publications like Sys-Con on the current state of the Cloud, ... (more)

Clouducation 101: Consumers, Web Developers & Businesses

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)