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Reliable Dedicated Hosting Servers for eCommerce | eCommerce Servers

Reliable Dedicated Hosting Servers for eCommerce   When you run an eCommerce site or even a regular website with a small eCommerce component, having a dedicated server is a must. Here at ReliableSite, we take pride in our wide range of dedicated hosting servers for eCommerce and businesses of all sizes. If you don't already have reliable eCommerce hosting servers in place, now is the time to consider setting one up through ReliableSite. After all, there are many ways in which this type of hosting can benefit your growing eCommerce business. Increase Security and Confidence For starters, when your site has an eCommerce component to it, this means you're potentially collecting very sensitive information from your online customers. This can include anything from credit card information and personal addresses to PayPal login information and beyond. Unfortunately, data breaches are becoming increasingly common these days—with even some of the biggest corporations across

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What to Expect from a Managed Hosting Plan | Server Hosting Solutions

What to Expect from a Managed ReliableSite Server   When initially exploring your options for a dedicated server, you'll need to make a lot of important decisions before you'll be able to get your server all set up and running. From deciding on how much bandwidth you need, to choosing between SSD and HDD storage, there's a lot to consider. One of the more important decisions you'll make, however, is whether to opt for a managed server and, if so, what type of operating system you wish to run your server on. Windows Server vs. Linux Server: What's the Difference? When it comes to dedicated hosting, you generally have two options to choose from: A Windows server or a Linux server. The difference between the two rests in which operating system your server runs on. There are certainly pros and cons to each option. For example, most people are more familiar

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Today’s Top Trends in Dedicated Web Hosting | Web Hosting Trends

Today's Top Trends in Dedicated Web Hosting   The world of dedicated web hosting has changed and evolved significantly over the past several years. Today, more and more people rely on dedicated servers and web hosting for their website, email, and gaming needs. By having a better understanding of today's top dedicated web hosting trends, you can make informed decisions about your own hosting needs. Increasing Affordability Some of the best news out of the dedicated hosting world is the fact that this type of hosting is now more affordable than ever before. There are two main reasons for this. For starters, web hosting is a supply and demand industry; now that more people are turning to dedicated hosting to meet their needs, web hosts have realized that they need to make their services more accessible and affordable. As a result, there has been a lot of increasing competition among hosting

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A Beginner’s Guide to Dedicated Email Servers

If you run your own small business, there's a good chance you're currently using a free or shared hosting plan for your email and even web hosting needs. However, as your site grows, so will your hosting needs. Eventually, it will probably be best to make the switch to a dedicated server not just for your web hosting, but company email hosting as well. There are many reasons to upgrade to a dedicated email server for your business. And with competitive pricing on some of our best hosting plans, now can be a great time to make the switch for your growing business. Add Security When you have a dedicated email server, this means that all of the emails that are sent and received by your employees on their company email addresses are contained within a singular web host. Rather than relying on a shared hosting plan or other type

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Tips for Finding the Cheapest Dedicated Server

Has the perceived high cost of dedicated hosting prevented you from getting the dedicated server you've always wanted for hosting your website, gaming, or email needs? If so, then you may be surprised to learn just how affordable dedicated hosting can be when you take the time to shop around, explore your options, and select a server that best suits your needs. Affordable Dedicated Hosting Options From ReliableSite At ReliableSite, we specialize in offering affordable, quality dedicated hosting options for people just like you. Whether you're looking for a dedicated server for gaming, hosting your growing website, or running a business email server, we've got you covered. The ability to customize all of our dedicated hosting options makes us one of the most affordable hosting options on the market; since you get to decide exactly how much bandwidth, storage, and other specifications you need for your server, you're never stuck

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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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