Whats Dedicated Server Hosting?

Dedicated server hosting

Dedicated Server Hosting is a web hosting package where a server is completely dedicated to one single customer. This service allows infrastructure to run at optimum performance when you need it at peak times. In most cases, the hosting provider supplies the physical server and secure storage facility, the associated services and technical support.  …

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IPv4 vs IPv6

Imagine a world where your computer couldn’t communicate with another device. There’d almost be no point; certainly no online collaboration or networking of any kind. What links all our devices together are IP addresses, identities which facilitate communication over the Internet. For the majority of cases, IP addresses come in two forms – IPv4 and…

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Latency and the need for speed

Latency and the need for speed

We all know the frustration of a slow data connection. Frustrating at the best of times but when it’s your business that’s being impacted by mediocre latency, doing something proactive about it should be a little higher up your to-do list. So, what is network latency? Why does it matter and what can you do…

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The mistake that’s costing millions

I’m not talking about user error or accidentally switching off your client’s IT. I’m not talking about data breach; there are enough real-life examples of that without adding more fuel to that fire. No. I’m talking about over-promising and forgetting to talk about what you already do really well. Like getting customer service right.  …

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Resilience and redundancy

A while ago, we took some technology phrases and acronyms and made them clear. Like CDR (Committed Data Rate) and 95th percentile billing. Now feels like a good time to explore some other phrases that can often cause confusion. What’s resilience? What does redundancy mean when it comes to technology? And what’s the difference between…

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What is Colocation & how does it work?

Colocation is a way of hosting a server and other computing hardware at a third party data centre facility. In most cases, the colocation data centre will provide the facilities, power, maintenance, bandwidth and security of the servers. You, as a customer, will provide the physical server and storage. Colocation provides many benefits to organisations…

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Why geography matters when choosing your Colocation data centre

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When you’re looking for a new or additional Colocation provider, there are many factors to consider such as network resilience, security and scalability, to name a few. But the location of your chosen facility is just as important in how easy your service will be to manage and how well it will meet all your…

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What are Leased Lines?

Leased lines are a dedicated, flexible bandwidth, symmetric data connection, used to link two locations together. In most cases, the base connection is typically a workplace, with the second location being a data centre that’s connected to the internet. The internet breakout from the data centre is often resilient over multiple carriers helping to keep your…

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Cloud, Colo and Control

It comes up time and time again – “Why would I choose Colocation when I can host in the Cloud?” After all, the Cloud is globally accessible, scalable and you only pay for what you use. But how about the control aspect, especially if you’re trading in a regulated sector or operating environment and you…

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Taking Colocation to the next level

The concept of Colocation is pretty well understood and there are Colo data centres all over the globe. However, Colocation still requires businesses to have in-house IT expertise, or at least a trusted IT consultant, who can nip over to the data centre to handle any required changes and maintenance. But IT guys can’t always…

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