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Understanding Security Concerns in Shared Hosting

When it comes to hosting your website, are you currently on a shared hosting plan? If so, then this means you are sharing a server with one or more other websites or entities. A lot of times, people will select a shared hosting plan because they assume it is the most affordable hosting option available to them. What they may not realize is that they could be putting their site's security at-risk. Specifically, when you're on a shared hosting plan, this means you're sharing all of your server's resources with all the other accounts on your plan. Depending on the configuration of your specific server, this could mean sharing with one other account or it could mean sharing with multiple other accounts. Along with shared resources, there are also some potential security risks that can present themselves. By having a better understanding of these potential security risks, you can hopefully make informed decisions regarding

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Why You Should Be Using a DDoS Forecasting Tool

These days, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are a very real threat to websites of all sizes and scopes. If you don't already have at least some basic form of DDoS protection in place with your dedicated server, now is the time to make this happen. At ReliableSite, we're proud to offer free standard DDoS protection with all our dedicated hosting plans; this protects against attacks of up to 10 gbps. We also offer upgraded protection for those with greater security needs. We also have a handy tool, known as a DDoS forecasting tool, which we encourage all of our dedicated sever users and clients to check on a daily basis for important information regarding current risks of DDoS attacks. What is a DDoS Forecasting Tool? Specifically, our DDoS forecasting tool is designed to help gauge the current and future likelihood of DDoS attacks based on recent trends. We keep

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Is a Dedicated Server the Right Hosting Option for Your Small Business?

Are you currently relying on free or shared hosting for your small business website? If so, then as your business grows, you may gradually find that your free or shared server isn't going to cut it long-term. That's because these servers simply don't provide your site with the resources it needs to scale successfully. You might experience unexpected downtime as a result of server overload as your business grows, which can tarnish your company's reputation quickly. To save yourself from these (and other) hassles, you may want to consider spending a little extra money to upgrade to a dedicated hosting option for your growing business. Benefits of Dedicated Servers for Small Business There are countless benefits of having a dedicated server as a small business owner. For starters, you'll never have to worry about sharing resources with other businesses. The same simply cannot be said of a shared hosting plan, where

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Understanding the Biggest Threats to Your Website Today

As a website owner or administrator, of course you want to do everything you can to protect your site against attacks and other security threats. Unfortunately, data breaches and attacks are becoming increasingly common these days, and even some of the largest and most "secure" sites on the web are not 100% safe from these threats. By having a better understanding of the types of threats that are running rampant today and by taking measures to bolster your site's security, you can reduce the chances of falling victim. Common Website Threats One of the biggest threats that website administrators should be aware of these days is that of phishing schemes, which are being increasingly used to steal site visitors' personal information like credit card numbers, names, and addresses. Phishing can work in a number of ways, but when used against your website's visitors, this type of attack will most likely

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Managed Hosting: Is It Worth the Cost?

If you have a dedicated server, have you ever put any thought into just how much time you spend maintaining your server on a regular basis? After all, keeping up with a dedicated server can come with a lot of time-consuming responsibilities. Making sure security updates are installed and that data is backed up are just a few of the typical maintenance tasks you may need to complete on a regular basis. If your time could be better spent tackling other projects, have you ever thought about upgrading your basic dedicated server to a managed dedicated server? What Is Managed Hosting, Anyway? ReliableSite is proud to offer both managed and unmanaged dedicated servers to suit your individual needs. The main difference that sets a managed server apart is that these servers essentially come with their own knowledgeable teams of IT experts that can take care of maintenance and security tasks

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Top 4 Reasons to Back Up Your Server Regularly

When it comes to maintaining your dedicated server, one of the most basic steps you should be following is that of backing up your server data on a regular basis. The frequency with which your data needs to be backed up can vary depending on how you use your server and other factors, but most experts would recommend data backups at least a few times a week. There are seemingly endless reasons to back up your server files as often as possible, with a few of the most compelling outlined here. Avoid Mistakes When Updating Your Site Have you ever launched a major update on your site, only to find that some files got mixed up in the process and caused unexpected downtime and problems? If so, then you know how frustrating this can be. Fortunately, by backing up your data regularly, these kinds of issues can be avoided when

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What You Get When You Choose a ReliableSite Dedicated Server

When you're in the market for a dedicated server, of course you want hosting that's reliable, fast, secure, and affordable. At ReliableSite, we offer a variety of dedicated server options from which to choose. From our budget-friendly clearance hosting to 44-core servers and everything in between, we've got you covered. So, what exactly can you expect when you opt for a ReliableSite dedicated server? We've outlined some of the basics below. Options Galore We understand that each website has specific needs, and there's simply no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" approach to hosting. That's why we have dozens of different options to choose from when it comes to our dedicated servers. These options vary not only in core, but memory, hard-drive size, bandwidth, port speed, and more. This way, you can find and select the hosting option that's the best fit for your website and never pay for more than

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How Bandwidth Calculation Works on a ReliableSite Server

If you're thinking about purchasing a dedicated server through any hosting company, it's important that you have a solid understanding of how they calculate their bandwidth. After all, different hosting companies tend to handle this in different ways, and not knowing how your host operates could lead to costly overages. At ReliableSite, we allow for unlimited bandwidth but you should still have a clear understanding of how much you've used on your dedicated server. How ReliableSite Calculates Bandwidth Usage One of the more common questions we receive about bandwidth usage has to do with how it's calculated for those who have multiple servers with us. Please keep in mind that bandwidth between servers cannot be collectively pooled. Instead, each server has a specific allocation that is not able to be shared. In this sense, if you go "over" your bandwidth on one of your servers and are "under" on another

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Climate Control in Data Centers: Why It Matters

When shopping for a dedicated server, it's important to gather as much information not just about the server specs themselves, but about the data center where your server will be located. After all, even quality server hardware can suffer from poor performance if it's kept in a data center without proper ventilation and climate control. This is especially true in warmer and more humid climates. By having a better understanding of the importance of climate control in server data centers, you can make an informed decision when it comes to your next dedicated server purchase. Humidity Control Humidity control is a vital aspect of climate control. When temperatures get too high and moisture content becomes elevated, this can be a recipe for disaster in a dedicated server bay. The more moisture and humidity in the air, the greater the chances that your server hardware could short out or be otherwise

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Top Reasons to Ditch Your Shared Hosting Service

When you're in need of hosting, whether it be for a website or any other purpose, having a quality server is a must. After all, the right server will help to minimize downtime and ensure your users have the best experience possible. When it comes to hosting, there are two very common options to consider: You can either choose a shared hosting service (where you share your hosting with other users in exchange for a lower price), or you can opt for a dedicated server that's all yours. While a shared server can be cheaper than dedicated hosting, there are many potential drawbacks to a shared hosting service that you may want to avoid. Your resources are limited One of the biggest drawbacks to using a shared hosting service is that your resources will be much more limited; that's because you'll be sharing all your server's resources (storage, RAM, processor

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