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Tips for Migrating from an HDD to an SSD

In the world of dedicated server hosting, most providers give you two storage options to choose from when you set up your account: hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD). There are many differences between the two, ranging from size to durability and capacity. For instance, most HDDs take up around 3.5 inches of space and use moving parts (including a spinning disk) to retrieve files. Meanwhile, an SSD usually measures about 2.5 inches and does not utilize any moving parts. Below, we’re discussing why many users are switching to solid state drives, as well as some helpful tips for a seamless migration. Reasons to Switch to SSD Storage While HDDs may have paved the way for the storage capacity of personal computers and servers, many people are beginning to make the switch to solid state drive storage – and for good reason. Because SSDs have no moving parts, they're able to

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Man-in-the-Middle Attacks: What You Need to Know

There is no shortage of security threats that business owners and website administrators need to worry about these days. From DDoS attacks to phishing schemes and everything in between, the next big danger is always lurking just around the corner. As a business or website owner, you're likely already taking some basic dedicated server security measures to protect your information from some of the most common cyber-attacks. But what have you done to protect yourself against a man-in-the-middle attack? If you're not familiar with this digital threat, now is the time to educate yourself. Below, we’re discussing everything you need to know about man-in-the-middle attacks and how you can protect your sensitive data. What Is a Man-in-the-Middle Attack? Specifically, man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks happen when a hacker “sits” between the connection of two parties (both of which are unaware that their communication has been intercepted). This allows the attacker to “listen in” on

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How to Choose the Right Email Hosting Provider

As your business grows, so do its technological and security demands. If you don't have one in place already, now may be the time to consider implementing a dedicated server for your business email needs. However, there are some things you need to know before you decide on the best email hosting service for your business. Importance of Choosing the Right Email Server Deciding on email hosting services for your business isn't something to be taken lightly. This is especially true if your business requires you to send any sensitive information or confidential files via email. The right host will provide the security needed to protect these files. Choosing the right email server can also help ensure that your company's email system will run smoothly and efficiently – which can improve communication and productivity in the workplace. Top Factors to Consider When Shopping for an Email Host Not sure where to begin when it

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3 Ways a Dedicated Server Can Benefit Your Business Blog

  Launching and maintaining a blog can be a great way to boost business, as well as improve your business website's SEO rankings. Still, it's important that your business blog have its own dedicated hosting, just like your website does. While it may be tempting to use free hosting services for your blog, you'll be better served by having your own dedicated hosting. Fortunately, ReliableSite offers a variety of dedicated server options to suit your needs. And of course, if you already have hosting through us for your website, you can add your blog to your existing hosting services or upgrade your bandwidth/storage needs to accommodate your blog as needed. Still not convinced that your business blog needs its own hosting? Consider a few of the many ways in which dedicated hosting can benefit your business blog. Added Peace of Mind With Security You might not think a business blog

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4 Reasons to Consider an Unmetered Dedicated Server

When it comes to dedicated hosting, you have seemingly endless options to consider. From selecting how much bandwidth you need to deciding on the storage type that's right for you, there are a lot of decisions that need to be made when selecting your ideal hosting package. Fortunately, with Reliablesite, we're always here to assist you in making the right decisions and we allow our clients to fully customize their hosting needs at any time. In addition to full customization, we're also proud to offer unmetered dedicated servers, which provide hosting with no limitations on your monthly bandwidth usage. Often times, this type of hosting ends up being the ideal option for gamers and website owners whose bandwidth requirements can be unpredictable. By choosing unmetered hosting, you can save a lot of money and enjoy a number of additional benefits in the process. Better Flexibility and Freedom First of all, when you

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Renting or Colocating a Dedicated Server: What’s Right for You?

You have a number of options to choose from when it comes to server hosting for your website. For companies who choose to have their hardware in a data center for a number of reasons, two of the most popular options include colocation and dedicated server hosting. By understanding the primary differences between these two options, along with the potential advantages and drawbacks of each, you can ultimately make the decision that's right for your needs. What's the Difference? Both colocation and dedicated server hosting fill the need for your data and server to be hosted at an off-site location (not at the same location as your business). For colocation, you rent out space within a data center and you purchase your own physical server and hardware/software licenses. This requires buying the parts to build your own server and setting it up on the racks at the data center. Colocation gives you direct access to the

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The Rosetta mission: Space probe today, supercomputer tomorrow

After ten years flying around the depths our solar system, the Philae space probe caught up and landed on comet 67-P. So on November 12, 2014, the European Space Agency (ESA) celebrated being the first to complete such a task. [caption id="attachment_245" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Image Credit: ESA.int[/caption] We think it's a pretty impressive feat! But down here on Earth, it's also important. As space tech improves, whether from NASA, ESA or other agency's research, it eventually comes down to Earth and inspires the consumer market. In the past, developments for space have had applications in digital photography, computer hardware, retail tech, medical fields, transportation and mapping, among many more. From the ESA's announcement: “Our ambitious Rosetta mission has secured a place in the history books: not only is it the first to rendezvous with and orbit a comet, but it is now also the first to deliver a lander to

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