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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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Windows vs. Linux Servers: What’s Right for You

One of the first choices you'll make when selecting a new server is whether you want to use a Linux or Windows OS. Linux and Windows are both technologies that run on top of server hardware, for the purposes of managing and maintaining your server environment. If you're currently choosing between Windows vs. Linux and have no experience with either, this is what you need to know. Is Dedicated Windows Server Hosting Right for You? A dedicated Windows server will usually come with better support than a Linux server. With a Linux server, you need to rely upon community support. With a Windows server, you usually have direct access to the Windows customer support line. This can make a substantial difference if you're using your server for a commercial enterprise. In addition to customer support, Windows dedicated server hosting understandably makes it easier to integrate Microsoft products. Users who are

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Why You Should Have a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Dedicated Servers  

For 98% of organizations, a single hour of downtime costs over $100,000. Every minute your dedicated server is down is another minute during which your business can't operate. Do you have a plan in place? A disaster recovery plan can help you mitigate your damages faster and more effectively, putting contingency plans in place for even the most substantial of disasters. Here's what you need to know. The Importance of a Disaster Recovery Plan What happens if there's an earthquake in your server farm? All of your servers could go down at once. It's the same situation with a fire, flood, or other natural disaster. When it comes to servers, having all of your eggs in a single basket can easily lead to complete, widespread system disruption. What can you do to protect yourself? A disaster recovery plan outlines everything that should be done in the event that your data is lost,

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What Is a DDoS Attack and How to Prevent It

There are few things as difficult to deal with as a DDoS attack. While a DDoS attack is fairly common, that's actually a major part of its danger: it's a brute force attack that can be hard to both identify and defend against. Here's everything you need to know about a DDoS attack and how to prevent it from bringing down your website or servers. What is a DDoS Attack? "DDoS" stands for Distributed Denial of Service, which merits some explanation. When a device requests something from a server, a server needs to consume resources in order to respond to that request. Under a DDoS attack, a large number of devices are used to initiate requests from the server all at once. This is the distributed component to the attack. When a server encounters a sustained barrage of requests, it may either slow down or crash. A DDoS attack is

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Why Our Gaming Servers Rank at the Top

Do you want a server that can support all of your gaming needs? Our gaming servers provide all of the essentials for your latest Minecraft, MMORPG, or development server. Whether you're interested in just playing a few games with your friends, or you want to build a truly large and persistent world, we have a server that's perfect for you. Here are some of the major ways in which our gaming servers are at the top of the leaderboard. The Most Powerful Servers for the Most Demanding Games Our dedicated gaming servers can support everything from MMORPGs to Battle Royale-style games. Whether you're interested in playing Minecraft or deploying an FPS multiplayer experience, we have rigs with the hardware to match. We have designed our gaming servers from the ground up to provide high performance, low latency, and the best  reliability. Our advanced technology can handle even extremely large games,

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