Server Hardware
ReliableSite Pioneers Dedicated Hosting Rewards Program

Monthly spending on a dedicated server adds rewards points that can be used for free upgrades. Dedicated hosting users can now increase the value of their investments with ReliableSite’s Loyalty Rewards Program. The program gives customers the ability to upgrade their dedicated server components with points accumulated at every billing cycle. This is one of the only comprehensive loyalty points systems currently available in the dedicated hosting industry. The average dedicated hosting customer spends over $100 per month on their service. Business owners know that dedicated hosting and dedicated servers are an important expense. They frequently see their costs rise as the business receives more web traffic and needs better specifications or more servers. With ReliableSite’s rewards points, otherwise cost prohibitive upgrades can add value and speed to hardware. [caption id="attachment_1286" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Dedicated server hardware gets a boost with free upgrades for customers.[/caption] “We truly believe in rewarding the

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5 Common Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Dedicated Server

Switching from a self-managed server to a dedicated server or managed server is a big decision and not one that should be taken lightly. Unfortunately, there are a number of common mistakes people tend to make as they shop for a dedicated server. Ultimately, these mistakes can leave clients with servers that aren't right for their needs. Overlooking the Importance of Support One of the worst mistakes you can make when shopping for a dedicated server is failing to select one that has dedicated service and support to meet your needs. The last thing you want is to experience a problem with your hosting (such as downtime) and be unable to reach anybody to resolve the problem until the next business day. Ideally, you should have a dedicated server with 24/7 support to address any problems or concerns you may run into. Failing to Research Security Inclusions/Exclusions Security is another

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Spotlight on Intel Xeon Servers

ReliableSite is proud to be one of the first hosting companies in the world to deploy and offer servers based on Intel's new Xeon E5 v4 processor. You may recall that, in the past, ReliableSite was also among the first to offer the innovative Intel Xeon E3 as well, proving that keeping our clients up-to-date with the latest in server technology is at the top of our priority list. The new Xeon E5 v4 processor promises to be a game-changer in the industry, providing a number of new features and benefits to those who take advantage of this new option. Free DDoS Protection For starters, ReliableSite will be providing best-in-class distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) protection to all of the new Intel Xeon dedicated servers at no additional cost to the customer. This is something you simply won't find with other providers. This type of protection adds an additional layer of security to your most important data, providing you with

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44 Core Servers: What Are They and How Are They Used?

Whether you're thinking about investing in a dedicated server or already have one for your personal or business use, the fact remains that hardware is always changing, which can make it difficult to keep up with the latest technology. Here at ReliableSite, we specialize in providing our clients with the newest and most innovative hardware, so their servers are always the most reliable and speedy.  Recently, we announced the launch of our new dual processor 44 core dedicated server, and our clients have been thrilled with the performance. What is a 44 Core Server? Essentially, a 44 core server refers to our new Xeon E5 V4 dual processor, which offers 44 usable cores and 88 threads. Our clients love that the memory on this server can also be upgraded to a maximum of 256 GB and that there are multiple RAID options available at no additional charge.  Benefits of a 44 Core

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Hardware Monitoring to Reduce Server Downtime

ReliableSite introduces pro-active hardware monitoring that will prevent the loss of three things vital to a business: data, revenue and reputation. The hardware monitoring is available for all dedicated servers in ReliableSite's data centers. It will significantly reduce downtime caused by dedicated server hardware issues. The time between when a dedicated server begins to malfunction and when it's detected is critical. ReliableSite's hardware monitor inspects the servers in its data centers for issues with the following: hard drives, SSDs, motherboards, network adapters, optimal system temperature and other abnormal system behavior. It is a pro-active measure for ReliableSite's customers, which works by scanning through all IPMI logs and sensors to detect unusual hardware-related activity. "We are happy to add another feature to our lineup," said Radic Davydov, "This one will protect our vital infrastructure, and that of our dedicated hosting customers." Server hardware monitoring complements ReliableSite's other protective features, including our free

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Internet Trends in South America | Dedicated Servers in Miami

In 2005, only 21% of Brazil’s population was connected to the internet. Compare this to the United States at the same time where 68% of the population had an internet connection in their home. At this time, the average connection speed for Brazilian users was between 2 and 8Mbps. Those providing dedicated servers to focus on the South American market will be glad to know that internet usage rates in South America have shifted greatly in recent years. In the past 10 years, internet connectivity in South America has skyrocketed. In 2010, broadband internet access was available in 88% of Brazilian cities. Now 51% of Brazil’s population has an internet connection and growing, Argentina has 59%, and many other South American countries are showing rapidly expanding internet usage. By 2016, it is expected that 57% of Brazil’s population will have internet. Also of note are the 131 million mobile phone users

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Intel Xeon E3 1240 V5 – Intel Core i7 6700K | Intel Skylake Processors

ReliableSite is one of the first to offer the Intel Xeon E3 1240 V5 and Intel Core i7 6700K. If you're looking to upgrade, here is some information on these servers. They are built with Intel's "Skylake" processors, which are built with their new and exclusive 14nm process. The CPU is attached within a 14nm space -- the smallest yet! Both the Xeon E3 1240 V5 and the Core i7 6700K offer better dedicated server performance, with faster clock speeds and are the first of their respective processor lines to use DDR4 memory. If you're looking for something new and improved for your hardware, this is it. The Skylake processors outperform with faster clock speeds. The hardware is built by attaching the CPU with Intel's new 14nm process. These processors are upgraded from the previous generation of "Haswell" processors, which are in the Intel Xeon E3's and i7's, such as the Intel Core i7 4770, Intel

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ReliableSite Adopts New Intel Skylake Processors

ReliableSite is an early adopter of Intel's code name "Skylake" processors, or Intel Core i7 6700K. It is the first generation Intel Core processors with DDR4 memory. The 6700K processor offers improved performance with faster clock speed and the new 14nm manufacturing process. A dedicated server with this processor can be configured or upgraded with the following: up to 32 GB up to 4 SATA3 SSD or hard drives free RAID options: RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, and RAID10 upgraded RAID card available In stock servers are typically setup in 12 - 48 hours of payment. Visit the Intel Core i7 6700K page for more information. ReliableSite is often an early adopter of Intel technology for its dedicated servers, and currently offers a wide range of its processors.

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CentOS Dedicated Server: Setting Up KVM Virtualization

Install KVM on CentOS Kernel based virtual machines, commonly known as KVM virtualization, are arguably one of the powerful and stable virtualization technologies. KVM builds on the power of hardware-based virtualization to deliver outstanding performance. KVM virtualization is a popular choice because it does not support overselling natively. Coupled with our SSD servers, KVM virtualization will deliver a truly amazing experience for your clients. This article will outline how to install KVM on CentOS 6. [caption id="attachment_663" align="aligncenter" width="645"] Linux-based KVM virtualization logo via OpenVirtualizationAlliance.org[/caption] KVM Hardware Requirements To install KVM on CentOS, you need your dedicated server to support hardware virtualization. This is called Intel VT  for Intel based CPU’s (specifically Intel Xeon's), and AMD-V for AMD processors (specifically AMD Opteron's). How to Install KVM on CentOS Dedicated Server Step 1: Install required packages yum -y install @virt* dejavu-lgc-* xorg-x11-xauth tigervnc \ libguestfs-tools policycoreutils-python bridge-utils Step 2: Set Sellinux

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Better Dedicated Server Memory: DDR4 RAM vs. DDR3

Introduced to the market in 2014, DDR4 RAM for dedicated servers has a number of advantages over its predecessor DDR3 RAM. DDR4 SDRAM stands for double data rate fourth generation synchronous dynamic random-access memory. Despite the long name, it is the latest and greatest in memory available for our dedicated servers. Development of DDR4 began in 2005, and it introduces power consumption decreases and bandwidth improvements to ensure complete server efficiency. We will outline advantages of upgrading to DDR4 RAM. Dedicated Server Performance & Bandwidth One of the biggest advantages is the increased data transfer rate with DDR4 vs. DDR3. The older tech starts at 800 MT/s (millions of transfers per second) and tops out at 2133 MT/s, whereas DDR4 starts at 2133 MT/s. This increased speed means a corresponding increase in bandwidth, thus improving performance. This of course does lead to increased latency due to the higher clock speed,

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