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Archive for March, 2014

Using cloud based hosting to survive traffic spikes

Posted by Alex Bailey On March - 31 - 2014
Cloud Hosting

Every webmaster dreams of making it to the front page of websites like Reddit and Slashdot.  However, your dreams can simultaneously turn into a nightmare when you realize just how resource demanding that amount of traffic can be.  Hundreds of thousands or even millions of users can be pushed to your tiny website in under 24 hours, so how can you prepare your server?  Well, hosting it in “the cloud” is the cheapest, most effective method. I’ve experienced huge traffic spikes, both on shared... (more...)

Pros and cons of leasing server vs colocating

Posted by Alex Bailey On March - 30 - 2014
Fiber Optic

For those of us who need dedicated servers, choosing between colocation and leasing a server from a web host can be tricky.  There are a bunch of pros and cons to each solution, and it’s difficult to come up with a clear cut answer to which is better.  Various factors from SLA, price, and support are all things that someone needs to consider before purchasing server space. Price Depending on the type of hardware you need, usually picking colocation is cheaper.  When leasing a server, you pay... (more...)

Why you should never have more than one website per cPanel user

Posted by Alex Bailey On March - 28 - 2014

Even if you’re using a shared web host, all webmasters should be very security conscious.  While it’s true that you have to think about it far less than someone who owns a dedicated, or VPS plan, security should still be your top priority when owning websites.  One major flaw I commonly see is people putting multiple domains on to a single user account in cPanel.  This exponentially increases your risk of attack with each website added on to the same account.  Let’s take a look at why this... (more...)

Best services to use for monitoring website uptime

Posted by Alex Bailey On March - 23 - 2014
Web Dev

It’s no secret, finding a web host can be tricky business.  They all offer different packages, customer support tiers, and cost different amounts of money.  However, by far the trickiest part is finding one that’s completely reliable.  Every company will preach how reliable they are, but there’s only one way to test the accuracy of this claim: to use them yourself.  We all know you can’t be checking out your websites all the time, so just how do you tell how reliable your host is?  Simple,... (more...)

Top 5 games of 2014

Posted by Alex Bailey On March - 22 - 2014
Android gaming

With popular smart phone games hitting the market every day, it can be hard to keep up with the latest and greatest. 2014 continues to be another strong year in both Android as well as iPhone gaming. Whether you’re into strategy games, physics games, or even RPGs, you will have no issue finding new games this year. So let’s take a look at some of the trending games of 2014. The Room 2 This game is actually a sequel to the widely popular game of 2013, The Room.  However, this year it’s packed... (more...)

Smart Phone

In late February, T-Mobile launched a campaign offering BlackBerry users a $200 credit to trade in their current BlackBerry phones and switch to T-Mobile. The company sweetened the deal even further by offering an extra $50 specifically if BlackBerry users upgrade to the new BlackBerry Q10 or B10. With up to $250 in possible credits for a new BlackBerry Q10 or B10, and T-Mobile’s program to pay off contract termination fees when switching to T-Mobile, the deal couldn’t be beat for many BlackBerry... (more...)