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Best Games to Run on a Dedicated Server in 2019

For millions of people across the globe, gaming is a fun and exciting pastime that allows the player to escape reality into a world of their own. Unfortunately, many gaming servers can end up being limited, leaving players without the option to fully customize their game environment or game-play experience. When you're serious about gaming, having a dedicated gaming server can help take your experience and performance to the next level. With a dedicated server through ReliableSite, you can make the most of your gaming experience every time you log on. And while the options for games are nearly endless, there are a few great games to consider running on your dedicated server in 2019. Minecraft Minecraft has been one of the most popular games for many years, and it doesn't show any signs of losing popularity anytime soon. Minecraft is a creative game that allows players to use blocks to build different things and go

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Windows vs. Linux Servers: What’s Right for You

One of the first choices you'll make when selecting a new server is whether you want to use a Linux or Windows OS. Linux and Windows are both technologies that run on top of server hardware, for the purposes of managing and maintaining your server environment. If you're currently choosing between Windows vs. Linux and have no experience with either, this is what you need to know. Is Dedicated Windows Server Hosting Right for You? A dedicated Windows server will usually come with better support than a Linux server. With a Linux server, you need to rely upon community support. With a Windows server, you usually have direct access to the Windows customer support line. This can make a substantial difference if you're using your server for a commercial enterprise. In addition to customer support, Windows dedicated server hosting understandably makes it easier to integrate Microsoft products. Users who are

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Why You Should Have a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Dedicated Servers  

For 98% of organizations, a single hour of downtime costs over $100,000. Every minute your dedicated server is down is another minute during which your business can't operate. Do you have a plan in place? A disaster recovery plan can help you mitigate your damages faster and more effectively, putting contingency plans in place for even the most substantial of disasters. Here's what you need to know. The Importance of a Disaster Recovery Plan What happens if there's an earthquake in your server farm? All of your servers could go down at once. It's the same situation with a fire, flood, or other natural disaster. When it comes to servers, having all of your eggs in a single basket can easily lead to complete, widespread system disruption. What can you do to protect yourself? A disaster recovery plan outlines everything that should be done in the event that your data is lost,

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What Is a DDoS Attack and How to Prevent It

There are few things as difficult to deal with as a DDoS attack. While a DDoS attack is fairly common, that's actually a major part of its danger: it's a brute force attack that can be hard to both identify and defend against. Here's everything you need to know about a DDoS attack and how to prevent it from bringing down your website or servers. What is a DDoS Attack? "DDoS" stands for Distributed Denial of Service, which merits some explanation. When a device requests something from a server, a server needs to consume resources in order to respond to that request. Under a DDoS attack, a large number of devices are used to initiate requests from the server all at once. This is the distributed component to the attack. When a server encounters a sustained barrage of requests, it may either slow down or crash. A DDoS attack is

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Give Your Business a Leg Up with a Linux Server

If you're looking for a server for your business solutions, one major decision to make will be whether you want a Linux environment or a Windows environment. There are many advantages of a Linux server over Windows, both in terms of cost and time. Here's why Linux remains the most popular server environment worldwide, with 68% of the global market share. Achieve Greater Levels of Uptime with a Stable, Reliable Linux Server When your business solutions are down, your business processes often grind to a halt. Linux is well-known for being a more stable, reliable environment with superior uptime compared to the competition. Due to the way Linux servers are designed, they can remain stable even in high-traffic environments, improving their ability to scale with increased traffic and demands. Statistically, Linux servers are always shown to have superior uptime to Windows servers. In a 16 week study, Linux was able to achieve 0.5% greater

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Protect Your Site in 2019 with FTP Backup Storage

Is your data protected? If your website isn't currently being backed up, you may not have access to your data in the event of an accident or attack. It's important that you regularly back up your website so it can be restored if an incident occurs. Here's what you need to know. Threats Are Growing: Are You Prepared? Many people forgo backing up their website in an attempt to cut costs and save time. However, not backing up your data can prove to be both disastrous and costly in the event of an emergency. When it comes to your data, cutting corners is not advisable, especially as new cybersecurity threats begin to emerge. There are a number of growing threats that websites and webmasters may encounter in 2019: Accidental Deletion - When a file is deleted from a server or network location, there often isn't another copy – this is

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The Best Dedicated Windows Server Hosting

Linux isn't the only option for dedicated servers -- in fact, Windows dedicated hosting is quickly becoming a popular solution. There are many advantages to Windows dedicated servers, both in terms of usability and security. Here are a few reasons why you might choose Windows dedicated hosting, in addition to the advantages that ReliableSite can offer. The Benefits of a Windows Dedicated Server Why would you choose a Windows server over a Linux server? There are four main advantages of a Windows server: familiarity, ease-of-use, integration, and security. These advantages make it easier for an organization to leverage the power and resources of a Windows-based system compared to a Linux-based solution. Familiarity. Most people are already familiar with the Windows operating system -- while very few are accustomed to Linux desktops. With a Windows dedicated server, it's easier to manage applications and services. When paired with reliable technical support, a Windows dedicated server can

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Do I Need Dedicated Hosting?

As your company grows larger, it becomes more likely that you'll need dedicated hosting. Whether you're hosting corporate applications or a company website, a dedicated server provides you with reliable, scalable resources. Here's how you can tell whether you've outgrown your current shared service. The Benefits of Dedicated Hosting When choosing between server hosting options, you have the option of "shared" or "dedicated" services. A shared service runs multiple clients on a single machine, with resources being split between each client. A dedicated service runs a single client on a single machine, giving that single client additional resources as well as providing better security. On a technical level, dedicated hosting provides more control over your server environment. Your IT team will be able to install applications more freely on a dedicated server and will be able to install more advanced applications due to the additional resources available. A dedicated server

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Web Hosting Security Best Practices

These days, it seems as though nobody is safe from threats on the web. Hackers, phishing schemes, and other malicious attacks run rampant across the web, and servers are often a major target. And while there may be nothing you can do to guarantee you'll never fall victim to a web attack or security breach, there are some pretty simple steps you can take to beef up security on your dedicated web hosting plan and enjoy some added peace of mind. Don't Forego Those Security Updates When you're prompted to install a security update or patch, make sure you install it right away. In addition to that, take time to manually check for security updates and patches at least once a week, rather than waiting to be prompted. The sooner you can get these installed, the better protected you'll be from vulnerabilities and security breaches. Opt for DDoS Protection DDoS attacks are a

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Counter-Strike Dedicated Servers: What They Are and How They Work

These days, Counter-Strike is one of the most popular online games out there, with more than 300 million players across the globe. If you're one of the hundreds of millions of people who enjoy playing this game on a regular basis, then perhaps you have experienced the frustration that can come along with lag or other technical issues while playing. If you're tired of running into these issues that affect your gaming experience, then it may be time to look into Counter-Strike dedicated servers. What to Expect from a Counter-Strike Dedicated Server When you purchase a dedicated Counter-Strike server, you have your very own gaming server where you get to reap the benefits of having resources that are completely dedicated to your gameplay. As a result, you can enjoy optimal speeds and bandwidth allocation, which can reduce your chances of experiencing lag or other issues that can put a damper on your

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