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5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Dedicated Server

5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Dedicated Server

So, you’ve decided that it’s time to upgrade from your web-hosting package to a dedicated server as a means of making your life easier and your hosting more reliable. Still, before you select a hosting package, there are some important questions you’ll want to ask. Your answers to these questions will help guide you toward making the right decision when it comes to your hosting purchase.

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What Do I Need a Dedicated Server For?

Start by answering the most basic question: What will you be using your server for? Typically, most people will need dedicated hosting for one of two reasons. They either need a reliable server host for a business website, or they’re into online gaming and have decided to purchase a dedicated hosting package for their gaming needs.

How Much Bandwidth Do I Need?

Because hosting packages can vary in terms of their bandwidth, you’ll also want to consider how much you need. If you’re hardcore into gaming, then there’s a good chance you’ll need more bandwidth than somebody who is hosting a small personal site. Most of our packages come with 10TB of bandwidth, but if you anticipate that may not be enough, we recommend one of our storage servers, which includes unmetered bandwidth for your added peace of mind.

What Type of Processor and Memory Do I Need?

Another important question to answer is that of how much memory and what kind of processor speeds you’ll need. These factors can impact the speed, which means faster page loading times for your business website and lower latency for your online gaming. Our basic hosting packages start at 8GB of DDR3 memory and a 4 x 1.8 GHz processor. If you’re not sure what you need, we can help.

Do I Need a Managed or Unmanaged Server?

Most people making the switch to a dedicated server will be fine starting out with an unmanaged server. However, if your business takes off or you simply don’t have the time to manage your own, you may eventually want to consider switching to a managed server. This allows you to sit back and relax while trained professionals monitor and manage your server remotely.

How Might My Hosting Needs Change in the Future?

Finally, don’t forget to consider how your hosting needs may change in the future. Of course, this can be difficult to anticipate now, but it’s important to find a hosting company that will work with you in terms of upgrading or downgrading your hosting package as needed. The last thing you want is to be stuck with a hosting package that isn’t working for you.

Now that you have a better idea of what to consider before choosing a dedicated server option, you’ll be able to reach the right decision. If you need any help along the way, be sure to contact the CorelloHosting team for assistance in choosing the hosting option that suits your needs.

Posted by SeanM. in CorelloHosting, Hosting, Hosting-News, News, Servers, Services, System Administration

How CloudFlare increases speed and security of your site

How CloudFlare increases speed and security of your site

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CloudFlare makes it easy for any site to be as fast and secure as the Internet giants. CloudFlare, a web performance and security company, is excited to announce our partnership with CorelloHosting! If you haven’t heard about CloudFlare before, our value proposition is simple: we’ll make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats. We power more than 400 billion…

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How CloudFlare increases speed and security of your site

How CloudFlare increases speed and security of your site

CloudFlare makes it easy for any site to be as fast and secure as the Internet giants.

CloudFlare, a web performance and security company, is excited to announce our partnership with CorelloHosting! If you haven’t heard about CloudFlare before, our value proposition is simple: we’ll make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats.

We power more than 400 billion monthly page views – more than Amazon, Wikipedia, Twitter, Zynga, AOL, Apple, Bing, eBay, PayPal and Instagram combined – and over 1.2 billion monthly users regularly pass through our network. We’re really glad CorelloHosting has partnered with CloudFlare – said Matthew Prince, CEO from CloudFlare.
Faster web performance

CloudFlare is designed to take a great hosting platform like CorelloHosting and make it even better.

We run 102 data centers strategically located around the world. When you sign up for CloudFlare, we begin routing your traffic to the nearest data center.

As your traffic passes through the data centers, we intelligently determine what parts of your website are static versus dynamic. The static portions are cached on our servers for a short period of time, typically less than 2 hours before we check to see if they’ve been updated. By automatically moving the static parts of your site closer to your visitors, the overall performance of your site improves significantly.

CloudFlare’s intelligent caching system also means you save bandwidth, which means saving money, and decreases the load on your servers, which means your web application will run faster and more efficiently than ever. On average, CloudFlare customers see a 60% decrease in bandwidth usage, and a 65% in total requests to their servers. The overall effect is that CloudFlare will typically cut the load time for pages on your site by 50% which means higher engagement and happier visitors.

Broad web security

Over the course of 2011, CloudFlare identified a 700% increase in the number of distributed denial of service attacks  (DDoS) we track on the Internet (see the chart below). As attacks like these increase, CloudFlare is stepping up to protect sites.

 

CloudFlare’s security protections offer a broad range of protections against attacks such as DDoS, hacking or spam submitted to a blog or comment form. What is powerful about our approach is that the system gets smarter the more sites that are part of the CloudFlare community. We analyze the traffic patterns of hundreds of millions of visitors in real time and adapt the security systems to ensure good traffic gets through and bad traffic is stopped.

In time, our goal is nothing short of making attacks against websites a relic of history. And, given our scale and the billions of different attacks we see and adapt to every year, we’re well on our way to achieving that for sites on the CloudFlare network.

Signing up

Any website can deploy CloudFlare, regardless of your underlying platform. By integrating closely with CorelloHosting, we make the process of setting up CloudFlare “1 click easy” through your existing CorelloHosting OnePortal dashboard. Just look for the CloudFlare icon, choose the domain you want to enable, and click the orange cloud. That’s it!

 

 

We’ve kept the price as low as possible and plans offered through CorelloHosting are free. Moreover, we never charge you for bandwidth or storage, therefore saving you tons via reduced bandwidth costs.

For site owners who would like to take advantage of CloudFlare’s advanced offerings, we also offer a ‘Pro’ tier of service for $20/month. The ‘Pro’ tier includes all of the ‘Free’ tier’s offerings, as well as extra features like SSL, full web application firewall and faster analytics.

 

We’re proud that every day more than a thousand new sites, including some of the largest on the web, join the CloudFlare community. If you’re looking for a faster, safer website, you’ve got a good start with CorelloHosting, but the next step is to join the CloudFlare community.

Posted by SeanM. in CDN, Cloudflare, CorelloHosting, Hosting, News, Services