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VPS Hosting for Developers – How to Choose?

March 6th, 2012 Leave a comment
VPS Hosting for Developers - How to Choose?

For many developers, choosing the right host is crucial. You often have different requirements and greater demands than regular members of the public and you need to be sure that your VPS host will be OK with your traffic and data movements. Not everyone can afford dedicated hosting, so often the next best thing is a Virtual Private Server. In this article, I will discuss some ways to look at your VPS host and decide which one is right for you. First: What is a VPS? A VPS, or Virtual Private Server is a virtual machine that resides… View full post »

Is Your Server Correctly Configured?

January 30th, 2012 Leave a comment
Is Your Server Correctly Configured?

Whether you are running your web site from a paid hosting provider or have your own server environment to look after, knowing how to properly configure your server is one of the most important things you can do to keep your web site safe and secure. Last year along, 1.5 million web sites were defaced and almost all of these would have been preventable with proper server configuration. In this article I will talk about some of the ways you can keep your site secure. Perform Audits There is no way to make a server completely secure from all possible… View full post »

Best CDN Services for Smaller Websites

December 5th, 2011 Leave a comment 6 comments
Best CDN Services for Smaller Websites

It seems everyone is talking about the cloud and CDNs nowadays, pushing terabytes of data and trying to squeeze every millisecond of performance from their websites. Using a Content Deliver Network, or CDN, is a great and inexpensive way to speed up any site. If you think your site is too small for CDN, you are almost certainly wrong. CDNs greatly improve the speed up your site, creating a great user experience that every visitor to your site deserves, regardless of how small your site may be. More recently, speed has also become important for Search Engine Rankings, with Google… View full post »

VPS.NET Review – One Year Later

November 15th, 2011 Leave a comment 15 comments
VPS.NET Review - One Year Later

We’ve been hosting on VPS.NET for slightly over a year now, and I wanted to share my experience with this provider, as well as compare it with our previous web host, HostGator. Moving between web hosts is always a challenging task, so one must tread carefully when choosing one so as to avoid any unnecessary hassles down the road. By now, I am convinced that there is no “perfect” web host, but some definitely try harder than others. Is VPS.NET one of them? Read on to find out. When we launched our business in 2008, we had chosen HostGator… View full post »