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Your Guide to Choosing an Option for Hosting Your Mobile Application

Looking to develop a mobile app? If so, you'll need some kind of server to host the app's data. This is especially true if the app you're developing will require any kind of network access to retrieve or collect information. If this is your first time developing an app, you may not know that you’ll need reliable web hosting. It's important to consider the many ways in which your app may require access to a network connection in order to function. Unless you're developing a very simple gaming app or something similar, you're going to need a host. It's as simple as that. Feeling overwhelmed by the idea of choosing a web host? It doesn't have to be complicated. By having a better understanding of the hosting options out there and how they may (or may not) work with your application, you can make an informed decision. Understanding Your Options

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Scaling Your Dedicated Server

Whether you run a small business, a large organization, or something in between, one fact remains: having a scalable hosting solution for your company's website is an absolute must. The last thing you need as a business owner is to run into a situation where your website's server cannot handle a sudden spike in traffic or other rapid growth. A hosting solution that is not set up to be easily scaled can hurt your business in these situations, resulting in possible downtime, slow page-loading speeds, and other issues. The good news is that a scalable dedicated server can help you avoid these potential issues, providing you with the customizable services you need no matter where your organization's growth stands. Solutions for Your Growing Business Dedicated server hosting, by its very nature, is a scalable solution for growing businesses, as these types of servers allow for unrivaled customization when compared to other hosting

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How SSL Certificates Can Boost SEO

Does your website have an SSL certificate? If not, then now may be the time to get one. A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate is like a virtual padlock that helps to protect your visitors’ data. This can give users added peace of mind when they enter usernames, passwords, and even payment information on your site. In fact, security-conscious individuals often look for this certificate when determining a website’s legitimacy and safety. There are many benefits to having an SSL certificate displayed on your website, including an improved reputation and added security. However, many website owners don't realize that this certificate can also boost your search engine optimization (SEO), thus improving your search engine rankings and potentially making your site easier to find. Improving SEO With an SSL Certificate How can having an SSL certificate boost your SEO? For starters, the algorithms that Google uses to rank websites on search engine results

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Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Hosting Plan?

When was the last time you revisited your current hosting plan to make sure it’s truly meeting your needs? No one wants to pay more than they need to for hosting, so it’s wise to make sure you’re getting the best value for your current plan by shopping around at least once per year. By ensuring that your hosting is living up to your expectations, you can make better use of your budget and ensure that you’re receiving the best service possible. However, when you begin comparing your current plan to those offered by other hosting companies, you’ll need to keep a few key factors in mind. Uptime Percentages and Reliability Reliability is one of the most important things to look for in a web host, so if you're not getting it, it's time to look elsewhere. Has your server experienced unexpected downtime in the past several months? If so, you

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Dedicated Servers for Software Development & Testing

Whether you’re building a simple mobile app or a complex computer program, testing is an integral part of the software development lifecycle (SDLC). However, many developers struggle with finding a reliable and secure location to build and host beta software. Luckily, dedicated servers provide an effective solution. If you aren’t already hosting your beta software on a dedicated server, now may be the time to make the switch. Understanding the Software Development Life cycle The software development life cycle is a series of steps that must be completed before a product can be released to a client or the general public. This includes a development phase, a testing phase, user acceptance testing, staging, demonstrating, and final production. No matter what kind of software you’re building, it’s vital to have a secure, flexible, and reliable place to carry out each step of the SDLC. Dedicated servers provide all of this and

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What Is an FTP Backup?

These days, even some of the largest corporations and organizations in the world are falling victim to data breaches and other security issues at an alarming rate. It seems as though nobody is safe from the threat of a cyber-attack – which puts many businesses in a difficult position. While companies have an inherent responsibility to protect their clients’ sensitive data, digital security isn’t a one-and-done process. Rather, it requires a multitude of steps that work together to create a comprehensive security protocol. One of the most critical steps in a robust security plan is to set up a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) backup. This can help you avoid losing sensitive data in the event of an attack. Specifically, an FTP backup involves saving copies of all of your important files on a dedicated server that’s stored in a remote location. Below, we’re breaking down the benefits of FTP backups

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Why You Should Avoid On-Site Data Backups

When it comes to data security, one of the most effective things you can do is to make sure you have a reliable backup in place at all times. A backup ensures that, even if your primary source of data is compromised, you'll have recent copies of all of your files and information to fall back on. However, what a lot of people don't realize is that not all data backups are created equal. In fact, there are some significant differences between on-site and off-site backups. So, which option is best for you? Let’s take a closer look. On-Site vs. Off-Site Data Backups As the name would suggest, an on-site data backup is one that you keep at your place of business. For example, you might choose to back up your information on an external hard drive, CD, or flash drive that you store in your office. An off-site backup, on the other

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Why You Should Store Your Backup in a Data Center

These days, there's no good excuse not to have your data backed up. This is especially true when you consider how frequent web attacks and data breaches are becoming. No matter how big or small your business may be, your sensitive information could be at risk. Luckily, with a data backup in place, you’ll have copies of your confidential information in the event that it’s compromised. What is an Off-Site Backup? When it comes to backing up your data, you have a variety of options. First, you can back up your information on a physical hard drive that you keep at your place of business or even at your home. Certain shared hosting plans also offer backups, which is a cost-effective option for many individuals. However, the best option you can select when protecting your sensitive data is an off-site backup on a dedicated server. With a dedicated server, you won’t have to share

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Why Having Around-The-Clock Support from Your Hosting Company is Crucial

There’s a lot to consider when shopping for a dedicated server. From hardware specifications and pricing to data center security and customization options, you want to find a web host that checks off every box on your list. However, some factors you won't want to overlook are web hosting support, technical support, and customer service. The Importance of 24/7 Support Ideally, you'll want to find a hosting company that offers technical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. That way, if you need assistance or run into a problem with your hosting, you can get in touch with someone right away to begin working on a resolution. This is especially important if you experience a server issue that prevents visitors from accessing your website. In this situation, available and responsive support can make all the difference. In addition to having reliable support, your hosting company's staff members

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How Dedicated Hosting Can Help Increase Your eCommerce Revenue

Whether your business is run entirely online or simply has an eCommerce component,   having an easy-to-use and reliable website is a must. However, you may not realize how large of a role your web hosting can play in your site's overall speed, reliability, and user experience. A dedicated server for eCommerce provides your website with the stable and speedy hosting it needs in today's competitive online market. By having a better understanding of how a dedicated server can increase your site's revenue, you can make the right hosting decisions moving forward. Improve Your Online Reputation If you've ever been stuck in a long check-out line at your local store, you're probably familiar with the frustration that comes along with this experience. Maybe you've even abandoned your items and left the store altogether. Believe it or not, consumers will make similar decisions when shopping online. If your site has slow-loading pages, customers may

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