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How to Avoid 3 Common Security Risks on Your Business Website

Customers rely on your business website every day to complete secure transactions; unfortunately, all it takes is one hacker to bring down your entire site and business reputation in the process. From website phishing schemes to web attacks and everything in between, security vulnerabilities on your site can lead to serious problems down the road. Just take a look at some of the major businesses and organizations that have fallen victim to web attacks in recent years—and the impact these attacks have had on their reputations. Fortunately, there are some practical steps all business owners can take to enhance website security and avoid falling victim to any number of common data attacks. DDoS Attacks One of the most common types of attacks that websites of all sizes are succumbing to these days is the DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack. These operate by flooding a site with fake traffic to

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Bare Metal Servers vs. Virtualized Servers: Which is Right For You?

In the process of trying to decide on the right type of dedicated server to suit your needs? If so, then you're probably presented with two main options: a bare metal server or a virtualized server. And unless you have a lot of direct experience with server administration, there's a good chance you aren't well versed in the similarities and differences between bare metal and virtualized servers. By having a better understanding of these two very different server options, you can ultimately weigh the pros and cons of a bare metal server vs. virtualized server and choose the one that best suits your hosting needs. What Are Bare Metal Servers? Essentially, a bare metal server is a physical server that is 100% committed to a specific user or client. When you purchase or rent one of these servers, you're more or less paying for the hardware and physical space the server takes up.

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What Does the Future of Dedicated Hosting Look Like?

Dedicated hosting has come a long way, especially in the past decade or so. Today, dedicated servers are used not only for website hosting, but for email, gaming, and even Forex trading. By having a better understanding of how dedicated hosting has evolved over the years and what the future of dedicated hosting looks like, you can make informed decisions regarding your own hosting needs. More Customization Today more than ever, users are able to customize their dedicated servers to meet their exact needs. As a result, they can avoid paying for features and specifications that they don't need or won't use. Hosting companies like ReliableSite offer a wide range of customization options to ensure that your server is exactly what you need in terms of storage, processing speeds, security, and more. Better Affordability Dedicated server hardware has also come a long way over the years. In the past, this form of hosting may

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Signs It’s Time to Switch to a New Hosting Company

Are you unhappy with your current hosting company? Or perhaps you've just been with your current hosting company for so long that you can't help but wonder what else is out there. At ReliableSite, people just like you switch to our dedicated servers every day in order to enjoy greater reliability, value, and customer support. If you've been wondering whether it might be time to make the switch, there are a few "warning signs" that could indicate it's time to explore other options! You Can't Reach a Human 24/7 When there's a problem with your server, you should be able to reach a real, live human being any time of day (or night). If your current hosting company only offers real-time technical/customer support during specific hours of the day or days of the week, you're not getting the quality service you deserve. At ReliableSite, you can reach us 24/7 with

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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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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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ReliableSite Expands Global Network with Data Center in Los Angeles

Dedicated hosting provider ReliableSite expands its hosting reach with a data center in Los Angeles, California. It is the company’s third data center in the United States. ReliableSite’s decision to expand in Los Angeles was made to fill a need for dedicated servers on the U.S. West Coast. Los Angeles is a well-known hub for the hosting market, as it offers direct connectivity and low latency to many areas of the world. In addition to expanding hosting in the U.S., this location will provide reliable routes between the U.S. and countries in the Asia-Pacific area, including China and Australia. “We are happy to announce that ReliableSite is expanding to another data center that has always been in demand for our customers,” said Radic Davydov, founder and CEO of ReliableSite. “We look forward to offering our premium network and respected service in more places than ever." NOT-SO-STANDARD HOSTING ReliableSite dedicated hosting

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ReliableSite Upgrades Network, Increases DDoS Protection

ReliableSite has completed major changes to its network with the addition of Telia Carrier and replacement of network hardware. We will also now offer a standard 20 Gbps of DDoS protection to all of its dedicated server customers. The addition of Telia will improve ReliableSite’s network performance and reduce latency across its data centers. Upgraded network hardware ensures greater stability as well. With thousands of customers in data centers across the continental United States, ReliableSite is committed to having completely redundant service at every location. This brings its New York City metro, Miami, and Los Angeles locations up to a half dozen premium upstream providers. “We strive to provide the best service in the industry,” said Radic Davydov, founder and CEO of ReliableSite. “Constantly improving our network is a priority, and as all of our data centers are carrier neutral, we can do that with the best carriers for our

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Dedicated Hosting Fans Halloween Costumes

We challenged our followers and customers to submit their best costumes for our Halloween contest (Rules and info). Within a few days we received some great entries, and one of these people will win 6 months of free dedicated hosting on a Rapid Deploy Intel Xeon E5 1650 v2!   Dinosaurs need hosting in their offices too. We do the work, so their arms don't need to reach a server.   The deadline to submit your photos is by the end of November 1. A winner will notified by email by Nov. 4, 2016. Thank you everyone for your entries!

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Dealing with DDoS Threats without Breaking the Bank

This post was written by Radic Davydov, CEO and founder of ReliableSite. If you're in the internet or hosting industry, you might feel like DDoS threats and attacks are becoming a regular part of business. When I started ReliableSite, we were a web hosting provider. Ten years later, it seems we are becoming a security company for our customers as well. There are weekly news stories about DDoS attacks and security breaches. Every major site has gone through a DDoS attack, was taken offline, and then invested a great deal of money into specialized protection because of a single incident. Those news stories typically make it seem like only the really popular websites are targeted. What would the incentive be for someone to target a smaller site? Money! These “hacker” groups need a way to fund themselves and their activities as resources, rent, and internet bills tend to pile up quickly.

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