Archive for the ‘Resource Center’ Category

Maximize the Efficiency of your Enterprise Applications with a Managed VMware Hosting Solution

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Ever since the first complete virtualization solutions for the x86 architecture appeared at the middle of the last decade, the IT industry has embraced virtualization as the best way to maximize resource utilization. Virtualization has made possible a wide range of innovations in the IT sector, from consolidating servers and minimizing operational costs to improving business continuity, thanks to the high availability and seamless failover of virtual machines. As the cloud computing revolution is transforming the way we create and consume information, virtualization is leading the change towards a more efficient and reliable computing experience.

In the enterprise sector, virtualization has been hailed as a solution that increases productivity and decreases operation costs. VMware, the leader of the virtualization industry and a pioneer of the technology, provides solutions that let businesses cut costs in a time when saving money has become a mantra of countless IT managers. Managed VMware hosting solutions in particular provide companies of all sizes the opportunity to streamline their IT efforts by outsourcing expensive, demanding activities to a managed VMware hosting provider.

Opting for a managed VMware web hosting service can decrease costs associated with hosting in several ways. In this article, we will discuss how hosting enterprise applications on a managed VMware web server can help you make substantial savings and increase the reliability of the enterprise applications at the same time. Among many other business solutions that work great in conjunction with managed VMware hosting services, we can mention Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, the SharePoint platform, various Oracle products , and the SAP enterprise suite.


Increase Reliability and Decrease IT Costs by 60% by Using Managed Hosting Services

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

In-house server administration is one of the most resource consuming activities in many companies, from small family businesses to the largest corporations. But, while blue-chip corporations with multi-million dollar IT budgets can afford sinking money, time, and human resources in extensive in-house data centers, small to medium businesses (SMB) and freelance professionals cannot afford the luxury of investing in pricey internal administration services.

Managed hosting services have emerged as the solution to the conundrum faced by countless small business owners and IT managers: how to keep server administration expenditures in check, while ensuring a reliable functioning of the hosted websites or web applications. Currently, the market is flooded with managed hosting offers from various providers. Clients can find it difficult to decide which hosting company provides the best total cost of ownership and return on investment. Some providers advertise managed hosting services packages at unrealistically low prices; others do offer managed services but the cost of the service is prohibitive.

Clients can identify the best option for their web hosting needs only through careful research. But doing your research is certainly worth it when it comes to purchasing a managed web hosting solution. In some situations, outsourcing server management to a specialized managed hosting provider can decrease IT costs up to 60% when compared to in-house hosting. In the following article, we show you how moving to a managed hosting solution can help you cut costs and free up personnel for other tasks. We also discuss outsourcing mail server and database server administration, two areas where savings can be substantial. Let’s start with a quick overview of the costs implied by hosting a website or web application in-house.


Experience Real Savings with a Dedicated Server Hosting Solution

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Businesses of all sizes, from up-and-coming startups to the most prestigious corporations, demand superior hosting solutions that can provide maximum availability and performance. Having a reliable, professional-looking internet presence is an absolute must in today’s competitive economy and no business can afford to jeopardize its image by relying on subpar hosting services. One solution that meets the strenuous hosting requirements of the enterprise world is dedicated server hosting.

Dedicated server hosting is the ultimate hosting service, providing top performance and the flexibility required to function flawlessly in an unpredictable environment. But the recent economic downturn has left its mark on companies, and many businesses are reluctant to invest in a dedicated server hosting solution. Dedicated server hosting services are perceived as expensive. In fact, many IT managers prefer using lower-grade solutions such as shared hosting or virtual private servers, or even opt for in-house servers.

Dedicated servers are admittedly more expensive than other types of hosting, but there are more aspects to be considered besides the price of the solution. For example, downtime can have a massive effect on the revenues of e-commerce companies. That said, a dedicated server minimizes downtime, thus contributing to the revenue of the company. In the following article, we explore some of the ways in which a dedicated server host can save you money. First, let us go through some of the situations when an investment in a dedicated server is advised.


Adapt your IT Infrastructure to Changing Business Needs with Windows VDS hosting Solutions

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Over the last few years, virtualization technologies have evolved significantly, providing businesses with an opportunity to leverage the power of virtualization to maximize their IT infrastructure utilization and minimize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The ability to virtualize servers and to reclaim excess capacity with increased processing efficiency, better resource utilization, and significant cost reduction through consolidated hardware and maintenance has drawn the interest of businesses of all sizes. IT managers and decision makers view server virtualization as an important first step in a company’s journey toward enterprise-wide virtual infrastructure.

Currently, virtual dedicated server (VDS) hosting (sometimes referred to as virtual private server or VPS hosting) is the most sought-after hosting solution due to the guaranteed power and performance and sustainable business value it provides. Designed to help small and large corporate organizations reduce overhead costs and improve overall system performance, VDS hosting is one of the best solutions to fulfill growing business demands. This article will shed more light on server virtualization and VDS hosting by discussing virtualization options, the reasons Windows is a popular platform for VDS hosting and the key benefits that are causing so many businesses to opt for Windows VDS hosting solutions.


Get the Expert Support you Need for your Business and your IT Infrastructure by Implementing Managed Windows Hosting Solutions

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

The majority of business owners view dedicated server hosting as an invaluable asset in driving the company’s growth and ensuring successful business operations. However, not many of them realize that there are various types of dedicated hosting available, including fully managed, partially managed, and unmanaged. In addition, each of these dedicated hosting services can be classified according to the operating system they are based on, primarily Windows or Linux. Unfortunately, not all forms of dedicated hosting are suited for the average web developer or busy business owner. Along with the incredible capabilities and powerful functionality of a dedicated server comes additional server management responsibilities and the need for more expertise in server administration.

If your company uses Windows-based software and applications to carry out its operations, do not take on the stress, hassle, and expense of attempting to manage your own Windows dedicated servers. Choose a managed Windows hosting solution and let professional server administrators provide a managed service that will allow you to focus on your core business without having to spend valuable time and resources on server management and administration.

This article focuses particularly on managed Windows hosting. It defines what managed Windows hosting is, explains how Windows hosting contributes to overall business efficiency and describes the responsibilities of a managed Windows hosting provider.


Virtualize your IT Infrastructure and Achieve Improved Efficiency and Business Responsiveness with VMware Hosting Solutions

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

As web technologies continue to advance at a rapid pace, business owners are looking for ways to leverage the latest technology trends to streamline and accelerate their business processes while keeping associated costs to a minimum. Cloud computing with VMware virtualization is now the viable solution to fulfill the need of businesses for increased operational efficiency and optimized infrastructure costs. Cloud-based VMware hosting holds the promise of agile, streamlined IT service delivery with lower complexity, reduced costs, and better business responsiveness and continuance.

Moving your IT operations to a VMware cloud architecture allows you to realize the benefits of outsourcing the complexities and costs associated with server administration and hardware and software maintenance. VMware web hosting provides an effective tool for virtualizing your IT infrastructure with an advanced technology that gives you full control, complete reliability, unparalleled scalability, and high security – all at a low price point. In this article we explore the main features that VMware hosting has to offer and the ways in which VMware hosting can be utilized to best suit your business.


Windows VDS Hosting Provides the Best Combination of Performance and Affordability for your Hosting Needs

Friday, May 20th, 2011

For a growing number of businesses and Internet professionals, virtual dedicated server (VDS) hosting has emerged as the solution that provides the best combination of high performance, availability, and flexibility at affordable prices. VDS hosting is an ingenious solution to the difficult problem of offering performance at a reasonable cost and is especially suited for small to mid-sized business that have outgrown their shared hosting but are not ready to invest in their own dedicated servers.

Windows VDS hosting works on virtual dedicated servers running Microsoft’s specialized server operating systems such as Windows Server 2008. Windows VDS hosting has a series of advantages over cheaper shared hosting plans, but it is also superior in many aspects to the expensive dedicated physical server solutions. In this article, we will examine the strong points of Windows VDS hosting services over other hosting solutions, discuss when VDS hosting plans are recommended, and describe how your business will benefit from using a Windows VDS hosting plan.


Windows Web Hosting Provides a Secure, Reliable, and Highly Flexible Platform for Hosting Dynamic Websites, Services, and Applications

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Customers looking for reliable and affordable web hosting pay attention to the price, features, and uptime included in a hosting plan. While all these things are important and need to be considered to make the right choice, even more important is to determine what hosting platform will be required for your website. There are two popular hosting platforms offered by the majority of web hosts – Linux hosting and Windows hosting. Before getting a hosting plan, you need to choose the platform that meets the requirements of your website.

Among the two hosting platforms, the Windows hosting platform is the most advanced. Along with native support for Microsoft technologies such as classic ASP and ASP.NET, Windows hosting also fully supports PHP – the most popular scripting language for Linux. Basically, users with Windows hosting can easily create, install, and run both ASP.NET and PHP-driven websites, which cannot be achieved with Linux hosting. Windows hosting is therefore best suited for customers who require support for Microsoft technologies but may also need to use PHP or other Linux-specific scripts. This article explores Windows hosting, its benefits and uses, and provides tips on choosing a reliable Windows web host and hosting plan.


VDS Hosting Services Offer Advanced Features that Greatly Enhance Your Online Experience

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

People quickly get used to good things, often forgetting the time when they had to cope without them. There was a time when website owners on shared hosting had no other option but to migrate to dedicated hosting when their website’s size and popularity grew. But the price difference was tremendous. And still is to this day. Moving from a shared hosting plan to a dedicated plan is like going from a single-engine prop plane to a fighter jet where performance and price are remarkably different.

Now with the latest emerging virtualization technology, web hosting providers can bridge the gap between shared hosting and dedicated hosting by offering virtual dedicated server (VDS) hosting. VDS hosting has become a perfect, cost-effective migration platform for websites that have simply outgrown their shared hosting services. Website owners have started embracing this new type of hosting because it gives them performance on par with dedicated hosting, but with a much more appealing price tag.

But what exactly made VDS hosting so popular among small to medium-sized (SMB) and even larger businesses, webmasters, and private individuals? This article explores VDS hosting and its peculiarities, details the benefits of VDS hosting over other types of hosting, and explains the perfect time you should start looking for a good VDS hosting solution and migrate your website from shared hosting.


Advantages of ASP.NET Web Hosting Services vs. Linux Web Hosting

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

As the two most popular server operating systems, Windows and Linux each offer their own advantages. ASP.NET lets websites run the newest, most interactive content. While Windows allows for ASP.NET web hosting, Access databases, and other proprietary Windows applications, Linux offers lower costs, more versatile customization, and a multitude of evolving applications.

These differences, however, are not as clear-cut as they might first appear. ASP.NET, for example, can run on the Linux platform. While Linux is not a “free” solution, it is sometimes portrayed as a more cost-effective hosting solution. And in some cases, may be more expensive to run than Windows servers. However, Windows-based server hosting makes a lot more sense for small, medium, and large businesses, particularly if they have dynamic applications that best run in an ASP.NET hosting environment and minimal time to spend on server management.