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5 Misconceptions About Dedicated Server Hosting

Everybody's hosting needs are different. Some people need hosting for a website or email server, whereas others may need hosting for online gaming or another purpose. Regardless of your reason, a dedicated server can be a great option. There are a lot of myths out there when it comes to dedicated hosting; by understanding the truth behind some of these myths, you can make better decisions regarding your own needs. Myth 1: Dedicated Servers Are Too Expensive Perhaps the most commonly perpetuated myth is that dedicated hosting is too expensive. While it's true that you do pay more to have your own dedicated server and hardware, this type of hosting is actually more affordable than ever. Combine that with savings options, such as clearance servers, and you can get the hosting you need for an affordable price. Myth 2: Dedicated Servers Are Too Complicated Contrary to what you may have heard, you don't

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The Difference Between a VPS and a Dedicated Server

When you're in need of a server for your website, company email, or any other needs, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the options available to you. From shared hosting and virtual private servers to dedicated hosting and everything in between, how are you supposed to know which is right for you? Two of the most popular types of hosting these days include virtual private servers (VPN) and dedicated servers. By having a better understanding of the differences between these two hosting types, as well as the inherent pros and cons of each, you can make an informed decision regarding your needs. Understanding VPS and Dedicated Hosting VPS hosting is a shared hosting option that involves essentially "splitting" a single server between multiple hosting accounts. This means that your physical server and its hardware may be shared by several other clients and their websites (or other hosting needs). The main advantage

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How Instant Servers Will Help to Securely Back Up Your Data

When it comes to dedicated server security, one of the best precautions you can take as a server administrator is to back up your data as often as possible. By doing so, you can always have a stored copy of your most important files and data in the event that it is compromised or otherwise lost. Unfortunately, there are a lot of mistakes users of dedicated hosting tend to make when backing up their data. By knowing how to avoid these common mistakes and by trusting your data to an instant server, you'll be able to optimize security and peace of mind. Common Data Back Up Mistakes There are many common mistakes you should be careful to avoid when it comes to security and data backups on your dedicated server. One of the most common is backing up the wrong data. Carefully selecting the files that you need to back up is

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Top Features and Services to Look For in a Hosting Company

When you're shopping around for a hosting company for the first time, it can be difficult to know exactly what to look for. Taking the time to research and explore your options when it comes to first time dedicated hosting will help you make the right decision for your specific needs and budget—and by looking for a few specific features and services as you shop around, you'll be able to choose the best dedicated hosting company in no time. 24/7 Technical and Customer Support Start by making sure that the hosting company you end up selecting offers dedicated hosting with 24/7 technical support. This is important because in the event that you encounter a technical problem with your server or simply need assistance, the last thing you want is to be unable to reach anybody for help. ReliableSite offers technical and customer support to its users 24 hours a day,

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Is a Dedicated Linux Server Right For You?

When you're choosing and setting up a dedicated server for the first time, one of the main decisions you'll need to make is that of selecting an operating system for the server itself. In the world of dedicated hosting, there are essentially two options of operating system from which to choose: Windows and Linux. And while you may be more familiar with Windows as an operating system yourself, the truth remains that Linux servers can be a great option for many people in need of reliable and secure hosting. What is a Dedicated Linux Server? Start by understanding the difference between a Linux server and a Windows server. When you select a Linux server, your dedicated web server will run on an open-source software operating system that has been around since the early 1990s. Today, Linux is actually the most popular choice in operating system for those in need of software for

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Server Management Services: Are They Worth Your Money?

There's a lot of effort that goes into maintaining a dedicated server. From installing security updates to running security audits and everything in between, you can easily spend hours maintaining and otherwise caring for your server each week. Don't have this kind of time on your hands? It might make sense to employ the services of a server management option, such as that available through ReliableSite. Specifically, with a managed server, you will have a team of experienced and dedicated administrators who will take care of just about all aspects of maintaining your server. At ReliableSite, we offer level three system administrators to manage both Linux and Windows servers. Reasons to Consider a Managed Server There are many benefits of a managed server for those who are considering this option. For starters, with managed hosting through ReliableSite, you'll enjoy support around-the-clock 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As part of your

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4 Reasons to Consider a Managed Linux Server

Making the decision to purchase a dedicated hosting plan is just the first step; even once you've found the right hosting company for you, you'll still need to make a number of other decisions regarding your dedicated server. This includes not only deciding on how much bandwidth you need (among other important specifications), but the operating system on which your server will operate as well as other features. At ReliableSite, we offer Linux and Windows servers—though we have found that many of our customers tend to opt for Linux (and for good reason). Should you choose Linux hosting through ReliableSite, understand that you also have the option to upgrade to managed hosting for an even more enjoyable experience. Benefits of Choosing a Linux Server Linux is an open-source operating system that has long been known for its incredible security and unrivaled level of customization options. If you're in the market

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Bare Metal Servers: Are They Right for You?

Looking for a hosting solution to suit your unique needs? A bare metal server may be the best choice for you. By understanding what bare metal server hosting entails and what to look for in such a hosting plan, you can ultimately make an informed decision regarding your next hosting purchase. What Are Bare Metal Servers? Specifically, bare metal servers refer to the physical hardware that makes up a dedicated server. It is important to distinguish a bare metal server from a shared server, as the two are often confused. The main distinction between the two is that a bare metal server consists of physical hardware that is stored in a data center and dedicated for use by one customer. A shared server, on the other hand, is often virtual and its resources are shared by numerous users at once. Benefits of Bare Metal Servers With these differences in mind, it

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Common Misconceptions: Is Dedicated Hosting Really That Expensive?

Choosing a hosting solution that suits your needs and budget can require a lot of research and careful consideration. Ultimately, what's most important is that you can rely on your server to provide you with consistent up-time, and that you can comfortably afford the monthly costs associated with it. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misconception out there about the cost of dedicated hosting. If you've been avoiding a dedicated server for your hosting needs because of perceived cost, you may want to think again. How Expensive is Dedicated Hosting? A lot of people assume that dedicated hosting is expensive simply because it means having your own dedicated hosting/server hardware rather than sharing it with others. In reality, dedicated hosting can actually be quite affordable if you know what you're looking for. The key is to find the right hosting company that will allow you to customize your server to suit your specific needs.

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What is Forex Dedicated Hosting and How Does it Work?

Have you ever heard of Forex trading? Perhaps you've even considered throwing your hat into this ring as an investor. Before you dive in, however, it's a good idea to not only understand what Forex trading entails, but some of the keys to success as well—such as having a dedicated Forex server in place before you begin trading. What is Forex Trading? Specifically, Forex trading refers to the online market where investors buy and sell world currencies. This global market involves trading of literally trillions of dollars per day, making it one of the largest trading markets in the world. Benefits of Forex Dedicated Servers Many people who are involved in Forex trading have their own dedicated server that they specifically use for this purpose. There are many advantages to this, such as having the resources needed to make quick trades reliably. A dedicated Forex server will also have additional security benefits

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