Case Studies
How Your Web Hosting Can Affect Business Revenue

These days, it's generally expected that all businesses (regardless of size) should have a website. Even if you're just preparing to launch your small business, your potential customers will expect to be able to visit your company website to learn more about the products or services you offer. One of the most commonly overlooked aspects of online business success, however, is web hosting. If you don't have the right type of hosting in place, your business revenue could be directly impacted. At the end of the day, a dedicated server will provide a number of benefits that a shared or free web hosting service simply cannot. Let’s take a look at how the web hosting you choose can affect your business’s revenue. Reliability Free and shared hosting plans don't come with any type of up-time guarantees or service level agreements. As a result, you'll most likely end up with slow-loading pages if

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Dedicated Servers in the Insurance Industry

No matter whether they deal with home, auto, or health insurance, one fact remains – insurance companies handle sensitive data on a regular basis. From customer payment information to policyholders' personal data, insurance companies are trusted with a great deal of private and sensitive content. Unfortunately, with cyber-attacks and data breaches on the rise, many insurance companies (and their clients) are having their information compromised. More than ever, insurance agencies have a responsibility to take extra precautions when it comes to handling sensitive data. This includes revisiting their hosting plans to ensure they're as secure as possible. If your insurance business isn't already using a dedicated server, now is the time to make the switch. How Dedicated Servers Can Improve Security There are many ways in which dedicated server hosting can improve overall security, whether you're using a dedicated server host for your insurance company's website, email, or a combination of both. For

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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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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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Dedicated Server Case Study: CloudieWeb.com

What’s important to a hosting provider? Let's take a look at CloudieWeb, which provides cloud servers, VPS (virtual private servers), dedicated servers, web hosting and managed hosting. They offer great hardware and services with extensive support to their customers, including 24/7 live chat and live phone support. The company has primarily hosted their servers and website with ReliableSite since 2014, and has grown like never before. About CloudieWeb CloudieWeb is primarily a “cloud” provider, although they sell more other types of hosting services. Since starting their business with ReliableSite, CloudieWeb has hosted its website and 90% of its services at our New York City metro area data center. Between 2014 and 2015, the company has grown at a rapid pace and ReliableSite's dedicated servers have served as their backbone. The company prides itself on efficiency. By using ReliableSite’s infrastructure and services as the basis of their business, they are avoid major

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Dedicated Server Case Study: Scirra Game Software

Dedicated Server Case Study: Scirra Game Software When London-based brothers Tom and Ashley Gullen started Scirra in May 2011, they needed dedicated servers that would grow with their software company. Their main product, Construct2, already had a following from users on the original Construct platform. ReliableSite has provided dedicated hosting for their high-traffic website, as well as their product downloads and other game-related services from the beginning. "Good quality service is of extreme importance to us,” says Tom, co-founder of Scirra, “and ReliableSite has always provided this to us. Not only is the service great, but it's also excellent value for money when comparing it to other hosts and cloud based services. They give generous amounts of bandwidth and the 1 Gbps ports are brilliant!” About Scirra Scirra is a game development company, where both founders have backgrounds in development and design. Their main software, Construct 2, is a HTML5 game development

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