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The Best Dedicated Windows Server Hosting

Linux isn't the only option for dedicated servers -- in fact, Windows dedicated hosting is quickly becoming a popular solution. There are many advantages to Windows dedicated servers, both in terms of usability and security. Here are a few reasons why you might choose Windows dedicated hosting, in addition to the advantages that ReliableSite can offer. The Benefits of a Windows Dedicated Server Why would you choose a Windows server over a Linux server? There are four main advantages of a Windows server: familiarity, ease-of-use, integration, and security. These advantages make it easier for an organization to leverage the power and resources of a Windows-based system compared to a Linux-based solution. Familiarity. Most people are already familiar with the Windows operating system -- while very few are accustomed to Linux desktops. With a Windows dedicated server, it's easier to manage applications and services. When paired with reliable technical support, a Windows dedicated server can

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Four Features That Set Apart Our Dedicated Servers

1. Free, Standard DDoS Protection DDoS attacks are becoming more common. Whether it's an attempt to break through your security or just disrupt your website, a single DDoS attack can cost you thousands of dollars in lost revenue. Our services come with free, standard DDoS protection -- to identify and mitigate potential DDoS attempts. When a DDoS attack is detected, malicious traffic will be automatically refused. Your website will remain up and functional while the malicious attackers will be denied. While other dedicated server hosting companies may offer DDoS protection, many of them require that you pay an additional fee for it. We offer basic dedicated server security for free, to protect our customers from growing cyber security threats. 2. 100% Uptime Service Level Agreement Many companies offer 99.99% uptime, but very few are able to offer 100% uptime. Likewise, while many services may advertise 100% uptime, they may not

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Do I Need Dedicated Hosting?

As your company grows larger, it becomes more likely that you'll need dedicated hosting. Whether you're hosting corporate applications or a company website, a dedicated server provides you with reliable, scalable resources. Here's how you can tell whether you've outgrown your current shared service. The Benefits of Dedicated Hosting When choosing between server hosting options, you have the option of "shared" or "dedicated" services. A shared service runs multiple clients on a single machine, with resources being split between each client. A dedicated service runs a single client on a single machine, giving that single client additional resources as well as providing better security. On a technical level, dedicated hosting provides more control over your server environment. Your IT team will be able to install applications more freely on a dedicated server and will be able to install more advanced applications due to the additional resources available. A dedicated server

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New Year, New Dedicated Servers

Every year we see vast changes in the technological landscape. From new IoT endpoints to cyber security risks, companies need to proactively prepare if they want to remain effective in the year to come. As 2019 emerges, it becomes necessary to consider whether a new year might mean a new need for dedicated servers. Here are the advantages of upgrading to a dedicated solution. Cyber Security Threats Continue to Grow Hundreds of cyber security threats are released every day. These cyber security threats are usually targeting small businesses, rather than large enterprises or individuals. As the “Internet of Things” grows and mobile devices are more commonly used for critical business functions, it becomes easier for a system to be compromised. The best dedicated server hosting will also come with advanced security features, such as built-in DDoS protection. A single cyber security attack or intrusion can cost a company millions of dollars. It's

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Make 2019 a More Profitable Year with a Reseller Hosting Program

What if you could start your 2019 off on the right foot by adding a new revenue stream? ReliableSite provides a comprehensive reseller program, which makes it easy for resellers to make a profit through advertising the proven services of ReliableSite. Here's everything you need to know about becoming a ReliableSIte reseller and working with a trusted and dependable partner. The Benefits of Becoming a ReliableSite Reseller As a dedicated server reseller, you'll provide support for customers looking for a hosting service. You won't need to maintain or manage a thing; all you need to do is support the customers that you onboard. A ReliableSite reseller can rely on the guaranteed services which include a service level agreement of 100% uptime. A dedicated server can host a number of shared or virtualized servers, making it extremely profitable as multiple clients may share the same server. At the same time, a ReliableSite reseller also has the flexibility to resell dedicated, bare

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Web Hosting Security Best Practices

These days, it seems as though nobody is safe from threats on the web. Hackers, phishing schemes, and other malicious attacks run rampant across the web, and servers are often a major target. And while there may be nothing you can do to guarantee you'll never fall victim to a web attack or security breach, there are some pretty simple steps you can take to beef up security on your dedicated web hosting plan and enjoy some added peace of mind. Don't Forego Those Security Updates When you're prompted to install a security update or patch, make sure you install it right away. In addition to that, take time to manually check for security updates and patches at least once a week, rather than waiting to be prompted. The sooner you can get these installed, the better protected you'll be from vulnerabilities and security breaches. Opt for DDoS Protection DDoS attacks are a

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Now Offering Unlimited Bandwidth

Are you unhappy with the bandwidth allowance your server currently has? If so, and if you have the need for a high amount, then you may want to consider making the switch to an unlimited bandwidth plan. Your current server might offer an unmetered bandwidth option, but if you want your allowance to be truly unlimited, then an unmetered plan probably isn't your best bet. At ReliableSite, we're proud to offer truly unlimited bandwidth plans, so you can use all the bandwidth your site needs without having to worry about overages or additional fees. Unlimited vs. Unmetered Bandwidth: What's the Difference? When shopping around for dedicated hosting, it's important to understand the difference between unlimited and unmetered bandwidth plans. Often times, people will use the terms interchangeably or assume that they're the same thing, but they're not. Unmetered bandwidth plans refer to plans where the amount of bandwidth you use is

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Must-Have DDoS Protection Technologies

DDoS attacks are a very real threat lurking around the web today. If you have a dedicated server, you'll want to make sure you're taking all the necessary steps to protect yourself from a DDoS attack. Unfortunately, because the size and scope of DDoS attacks seems to be growing daily, there is no way to 100% guarantee you will never fall victim to such an attack. Still, there are some steps you can take and technologies you can utilize to maximize your protection. Use Free Standard DDoS Protection Through ReliableSite First of all, make sure your hosting plan offers some form of DDoS protection, and that you're taking advantage of that feature. With ReliableSite servers, for example, you get to enjoy free standard DDoS protection with all dedicated hosting plans. In addition to that, you can purchase extra protection as needed depending on the size of attack you need protection against. Set

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Counter-Strike Dedicated Servers: What They Are and How They Work

These days, Counter-Strike is one of the most popular online games out there, with more than 300 million players across the globe. If you're one of the hundreds of millions of people who enjoy playing this game on a regular basis, then perhaps you have experienced the frustration that can come along with lag or other technical issues while playing. If you're tired of running into these issues that affect your gaming experience, then it may be time to look into Counter-Strike dedicated servers. What to Expect from a Counter-Strike Dedicated Server When you purchase a dedicated Counter-Strike server, you have your very own gaming server where you get to reap the benefits of having resources that are completely dedicated to your gameplay. As a result, you can enjoy optimal speeds and bandwidth allocation, which can reduce your chances of experiencing lag or other issues that can put a damper on your

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5 Misconceptions About Dedicated Server Hosting

Everybody's hosting needs are different. Some people need hosting for a website or email server, whereas others may need hosting for online gaming or another purpose. Regardless of your reason, a dedicated server can be a great option. There are a lot of myths out there when it comes to dedicated hosting; by understanding the truth behind some of these myths, you can make better decisions regarding your own needs. Myth 1: Dedicated Servers Are Too Expensive Perhaps the most commonly perpetuated myth is that dedicated hosting is too expensive. While it's true that you do pay more to have your own dedicated server and hardware, this type of hosting is actually more affordable than ever. Combine that with savings options, such as clearance servers, and you can get the hosting you need for an affordable price. Myth 2: Dedicated Servers Are Too Complicated Contrary to what you may have heard, you don't

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