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Top Four Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Website Host

When you're looking to launch your first website, choosing the right web host is important. A great web host will provide you with the reliable server you need to ensure the best user experience possible. However, before you choose just any web host for your site, there are some common first-timer mistakes you'll want to avoid. 1. Not Understanding Your Options Start by making sure you have a solid understanding of what your hosting options are. There are two main types of web hosting used for most sites these days: shared hosting and dedicated server hosting. With a shared web host, you must share your server hardware and resources with other users and site administrators. You can save some money by going this route, but your site could also suffer reliability and latency issues if other websites on your shared server have high demands. Dedicated web server hosting, on the other

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Top Trends in DDoS Security for 2019

It's no secret that distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have been on the rise over the past several years — not only in frequency but in size as well. In fact, even some of the most seemingly secure servers in the world, including the United States Library of Congress server, have fallen victim to large DDoS attacks in the past. Unfortunately, DDoS attacks are here to stay, so now is a good time for all website owners and administrators to make sure they're as protected as possible. By having a better understanding of how DDoS protection works and what today's top trends in DDoS security are, you can reduce your risk of falling victim to one of these potentially devastating attacks. What is DDoS Protection and How Does it Work? When a DDoS attack is deployed, a huge influx of fake web traffic floods the server of the targeted website. When a server doesn't have DDoS protection in place (or has inadequate protection), this illegitimate traffic can slow the server

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The Best Uses for Bare Metal Servers

For many seeking a reliable hosting option that offers the advantages of dedicated hosting, a bare metal server can be a smart choice. In recent years, the popularity of bare metal servers has seen a huge increase – despite the fact that they have actually been around for decades. The potential uses for this hosting option are seemingly endless, making them an attractive option for businesses in various industries. What Are Bare Metal Servers? What is a bare metal server, anyway? Essentially, these refer to a basic computer hard disk with no operating system or software — just the physical server hardware itself. Unlike a traditional dedicated server, a bare metal server is more-or-less a blank slate. The advantage of this type of setup is that it’s fully customizable in ways that traditional dedicated servers (with operating systems and software already built in) are not. As a result, users can

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How to Choose the Right Email Hosting Provider

As your business grows, so do its technological and security demands. If you don't have one in place already, now may be the time to consider implementing a dedicated server for your business email needs. However, there are some things you need to know before you decide on the best email hosting service for your business. Importance of Choosing the Right Email Server Deciding on email hosting services for your business isn't something to be taken lightly. This is especially true if your business requires you to send any sensitive information or confidential files via email. The right host will provide the security needed to protect these files. Choosing the right email server can also help ensure that your company's email system will run smoothly and efficiently – which can improve communication and productivity in the workplace. Top Factors to Consider When Shopping for an Email Host Not sure where to begin when it

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How to Buy the Right Solid State Drive for Your Dedicated Server

When selecting a dedicated hosting plan, one of the more important decisions you'll need to make is whether to opt for solid state drive (SSD) storage or a traditional hard drive. By having a better understanding of the differences between solid state drives vs. hard drives, as well as the many uses for solid state drives, you can ultimately make the right choice for your hosting needs. What is a Solid State Drive? A solid state drive is a form of storage media that consists of a flash controller and flash memory chips. The design of an SSD makes it possible for files to be stored on solid state flash memory and retrieved without the need of moving or spinning parts. This is significantly different from a traditional hard drive, which utilizes a spinning disk mechanism. While traditional hard drives may be cheaper when you're looking into your hosting options, SSDs offer

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How an Unmetered Dedicated Server Can Set Your Business Apart

When it comes to keeping your company's website running reliably, a dedicated server can make all the difference. Specifically, a dedicated server provides the quality hosting your website needs to maximize uptime, reduce page-loading times, and provide your visitors with the best user experience possible. As you explore dedicated hosting options, you'll see that you have a choice between traditional and unmetered dedicated servers. By having a better understanding of the differences between each and the benefits of an unmetered server for growing businesses, you can make an informed decision regarding your hosting needs. What is an Unmetered Dedicated Server? With a traditional hosted server, you pay to utilize a set amount of bandwidth each month. In most cases, that includes a 10TB bandwidth cap on a 1Gbps port. For some websites and other applications, this might be enough bandwidth. In other situations, however, an unmetered server may be the better option Specifically, an unmetered dedicated server allows the account holder to utilize as much bandwidth as needed without

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Cybersecurity Threats to Be Aware of in 2019

These days, we constantly hear about new data and security breaches; there's a good chance that within the past few years, your own personal information has been compromised as a result of a web-based attack. However, with so many types of cybersecurity threats lurking around the Internet, it can be difficult to keep up. What are some of the most pressing threats to be aware of in 2019 — and what steps can you take to protect your information (and your users')? Top Security Threats to Watch Out For This is by no means an exhaustive list, but there are four main cyber threats to know about. Software Subversion This type of attack is nothing new — but it is expected that a significant rise in these types of attacks will occur in 2019 and beyond. Specifically, a software subversion attack occurs when hackers identify and exploit security flaws, most often in open-source software

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Best Games to Run on a Dedicated Server in 2019

For millions of people across the globe, gaming is a fun and exciting pastime that allows the player to escape reality into a world of their own. Unfortunately, many gaming servers can end up being limited, leaving players without the option to fully customize their game environment or game-play experience. When you're serious about gaming, having a dedicated gaming server can help take your experience and performance to the next level. With a dedicated server through ReliableSite, you can make the most of your gaming experience every time you log on. And while the options for games are nearly endless, there are a few great games to consider running on your dedicated server in 2019. Minecraft Minecraft has been one of the most popular games for many years, and it doesn't show any signs of losing popularity anytime soon. Minecraft is a creative game that allows players to use blocks to build different things and go

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What is a cPanel Dedicated Server?

If you want your server to be easy to manage, cPanel is the perfect tool. cPanel is a graphical, web-based management tool, designed to make the administration of servers and websites as simple as possible. A cPanel dedicated server will provide an easy way to manage hosted resources such as email, FTP, databases, and files. Here's everything you need to know about cPanel hosting and the advantages of using it. What is cPanel? cPanel is a very popular, useful web-based utility that makes it possible to manage all aspects of a hosting account. There are dozens of features that can be accessed through cPanel, but some of them are more universally useful than others. Through cPanel, you are able to: Create new email accounts and access these accounts through multiple web mail frameworks. Create and manage FTP accounts, in addition to directly accessing files through a file browser. Check on quota limits, including email quotas, file size quotas, and database quotas.

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Why Running Your Own Server Might Cost You More than Renting One

Building your own server may seem like an appealing idea at first, but it may not be as beneficial as it seems. While you can build your own server at home, you usually won't be able to achieve the same level of reliability and power as a hosted server environment inside of a data center. Ultimately, attempting to build an at-home server can end up being costlier than investing in a server host. How to Run a Server at Home At its most basic, a server is a computer with the proper configuration. You can build a computer, install server software, and connect it to the internet — in just three steps, you've set up a home server. Many people frequently set up their own home server for: Media – A media file server may be used to serve music, video, and games to the rest of a home. Games – A

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