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IPv6 Setup | Windows and Linux Dedicated Servers

IPv6 Setup | Windows and Linux Dedicated Servers

IPv6 Tutorial – Windows and Linux Dedicated Servers

There’s no getting around it: IPv6 is the way of the future. There are no more unique IPv4 addresses remaining and in fact, there are many benefits to upgrading to IPv6. If you’re using CorelloHosting, you likely have both IPv4 and IPv6 blocks registered to your server.

In this IPv6 tutorial, we’ll go through the steps to set up your dedicated server, whether Windows or Linux based, to use those new IPv6 addresses.

 

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How to setup IPv6 on Windows Server

1) Log in to the Windows server with administrator rights

2) Click on Start > Network > Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Setting

3) Right-click on the Local Area Connection of the network adapter and choose Properties

4) Highlight Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and click on Properties

5) Click on “Use the following IPv6 address” and in the IPv6 Address field, type in the IP address you have been assigned by our team

6) Press the Tab key and it’ll automatically populate the Subnet prefix length to 64

7) Press the Tab key and in the Default Gateway field, type in the IP of the Gateway

8) For Preferred DNS Server, type in the IP address of your DNS server

9) Click OK to close and save

How to setup IPv6 on Debian

If you already have native connectivity, Debian should pick it up automatically from router advertisements, and generate addresses for you. You can also use the static method in /etc/network/interfaces to set up addresses manually.

If your router doesn’t have advertisements, you may want to try to bring IPv6 manually with the following command:

ip -6 addr add 2002:c000:203::1/64 dev eth0

To verify that IPv6 is working, try pinging:

ping6 -n ipv6.google.com

For a complete guide on Debian IPv6 setup, check out the Debian Wiki.

How to setup IPv6 on CentOS

IPv6 setup on CentOS simply involves the editing of a few files.

1) Open /etc/sysconfig/network file, enter:

vi /etc/sysconfig/network

Append following line:

NETWORKING_IPV6=yes

2) Open the network interface file

vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

Append following config directives for IPv6:

IPV6INIT=yes

IPV6ADDR=<IPv6-IP-Address>

IPV6_DEFAULTGW=<IPv6-IP-Gateway-Address>

3) Save and close the file. Restart networking:

service network restart

Verify your configuration by pinging ipv6 enabled site such as ipv6.google.com:

ping6 ipv6.google.com

Get IPv6 Now!

There’s no reason to drag it out. IPv6 is happening so switch when you have time to avoid a headache later.

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What to Look for in Your Server’s Data Center

What to Look for in Your Server’s Data Center

When selecting a hosting company, it’s important to look beyond the specs of the server itself. In fact, one could argue that a dedicated server is only as good as the data center through which it is hosted. Specifically, a data center refers to the physical location where your server and all of its equipment is kept. If you’re looking for a great dedicated server, there are some specific things to look for when it comes to the quality of the data center as well.

 

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Location/proximity

Start by looking at the data center locations available through your hosting company. The closer your server is located to you and the primary users of the server itself (or the visitors of your site), the lower the latency (lag) you’ll experience. This may mean faster page loading times for your site visitors and therefore a better overall user experience.

Ideally, you’ll be able to find a hosting company with several data center locations available so you can choose a server in the location that works best for your needs.

Security features

There is no overstating the importance of choosing a hosting company with lots of security features in place inside its data centers. So what kinds of specific security features should you be looking for? At the very least, data centers should be staffed by security professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ideally, there will also be ongoing video surveillance, as well as restricted access throughout the building. This will help give you added peace of mind, knowing your server and its data is safe.

Redundancies

You’ll also want to look for data center redundancies when looking for a data center for your next dedicated server. These redundancies should help to ensure that your server experiences as little downtime and has few technical issues as possible. For example, any reputable data center should have power backups (such as generators) to avoid electricity outages, as well as redundancies in place for temperature control, so your server never overheats.

The CorelloHosting difference

At CorelloNetworks, we have several different data centers located across the world so you can select the location that is ideal for you. In addition to this, we also have around-the-clock security and other security features to protect your server and its sensitive data. And of course, redundancies such as power backups and cooling systems provide you with added peace of mind, along with our 100 percent power uptime service level agreement and other similar guarantees.

When you select your next dedicated server, make sure you’re also taking a look at the data center where it will be hosted. When you choose a dedicated server through CorelloHosting, you can always rest assured that you have redundancies, security and much more behind your server hardware. To find out more about our data centers and hosting options, contact our team today. We’d be happy to help you choose your ideal server.

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Top Reasons to Ditch Your Shared Hosting Service

Top Reasons to Ditch Your Shared Hosting Service

When you’re in need of hosting, whether it be for a website or any other purpose, having a quality server is a must. After all, the right server will help to minimize downtime and ensure your users have the best experience possible.

When it comes to hosting, there are two very common options to consider: You can either choose a shared hosting service (where you share your hosting with other users in exchange for a lower price), or you can opt for a dedicated server that’s all yours.

While a shared server can be cheaper than dedicated hosting, there are many potential drawbacks to a shared hosting service that you may want to avoid.

Your resources are limited

One of the biggest drawbacks to using a shared hosting service is that your resources will be much more limited; that’s because you’ll be sharing all your server’s resources (storage, RAM, processor speed, etc.) with the other users who are on your server. This could result in slower page load times and other issues with your user experience.

Your security might suffer

Another potential drawback to consider when it comes to having a shared server is your security. When you’re sharing all your resources with other people (and people you don’t know, at that), you could be putting your information at risk. More than likely, you will be at a greater risk of falling victim to a data breach or even a distributed denial of service attack when you’re on a shared server.

You can’t customize much

Another major disadvantage to being aware of when it comes to shared hosting is the lack of customization. When you select a shared server option, you’re pretty much at the mercy of what the hosting company has to offer, since you’ll be sharing your server with others. As a result, you’ll have generic settings and very little in the way of customization opportunities. You might not be able to provide your users with the tailored experience you desire.

What about dedicated hosting?

With all of these potential drawbacks in mind, it may be worth second-guessing any decision you may have made in favor of a shared server. For many, the drawbacks simply aren’t going to be worth the slight cost savings.

Believe it or not, you may not have to spend much more money to purchase a dedicated server instead. By shopping around and choosing the right hosting company for your needs, you can get the best value for your money and still end up with a dedicated server that you don’t have to share with others.

Shared hosting and dedicated hosting are two common options when it comes to obtaining a server for a website or other purpose. Just be sure to carefully weigh the pros and cons before making a decision. And if you’re looking for a great deal on a dedicated server, check out CorelloHosting today.

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Auto-OS Installer First Step to Bigger Projects

Auto-OS Installer First Step to Bigger Projects

We are excited to announce a feature that our development team has worked very hard to produce: an Automatic Operating System Installer. Our dedicated hosting customers will now be able to re-install the operating system on their dedicated server at their convenience.

Our technicians spent a good amount of time re-installing OS’s for customers and sometimes it required that customers wait for other tasks to be completed. With automatic OS installs available to customers, we can reduce costs and reassign data center technician to other types of work. These costs will be passed down to customers in many ways, as automation typically shows.

Customers don’t have to open a support ticket and will find the “Re-install OS (beta)” function under the OS and Login credentials. This is the most recent of several projects to make unmanaged hosting easier, including our hosting API, a hardware health feature, and a security vulnerabilities scanner.

Developing this tool took some time, but it was very important to CorelloHosting. It’s part of our larger goal to provide instant provisioning.

“We are one step closer to a future of automated hosting tasks, including instant provisioning,” said Kareem Stephenson, Founder, and CEO of CorelloHosting. “This feature gives our staff a chance to handle higher-level tasks and our customers the ability to control their hosting experience.”

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CorelloHosting Expands Global Network with 2nd Data Center in Los Angeles

CorelloHosting Expands Global Network with 2nd Data Center in Los Angeles

Dedicated hosting provider CorelloHosting expands its hosting reach with another data center in Los Angeles, California. It is the company’s ninth data center in the United States.

CorelloHositng’s decision to expand in Los Angeles was made to fill a need for dedicated servers on the U.S. West Coast. Los Angeles is a well-known hub for the hosting market, as it offers direct connectivity and low latency to many areas of the world. In addition to expanding hosting in the U.S., this location will provide reliable routes between the U.S. and countries in the Asia-Pacific area, including China and Australia.

“We are happy to announce that CorelloHosting is expanding to another data center that has always been in demand for our customers,” said Kareem Stephenson, Founder and CEO of CorelloNetworks. “We look forward to offering our premium network and respected service in more places than ever.”

NOT-SO-STANDARD HOSTING

CorelloHosting dedicated hosting customers and resellers at any location have access to the company’s unique “rapid deploy” servers, which are pre-configured bare metal servers that allow growth similar to that of a cloud environment without the limitations of the cloud. Rapid deploy servers are perfect for those who need a quick setup and all of the resources of a dedicated server.

Also available is industry-leading “DDoS protection for all” – 20 Gbps included for all dedicated hosting accounts, and upgraded to 100+ Gbps on demand. This places customer uptime numbers high above its competitors.

CorelloHosting has one of the most active and fastest growing dedicated server reseller programs in the hosting industry. It offers incredible ease of use through an extensive API and third-party billing system integration. All of these benefits allow resellers to take advantage of CorelloHosting’s new locations or products through their own brand the moment they are available.

The Tier III data center in Los Angeles provides high-tech physical security, redundant power sources, and a 100% uptime SLA. CorelloHosting promises low latency, premium carriers and an on-site support team of experienced technicians at all of its data centers. The Los Angeles data center follows Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, and the New York City metro area, to continue more than 15 years of exceptionally dedicated hosting globally.

Find out more on https://www.corellohosting.com/.

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Hardware Monitoring to Reduce Server Downtime

Hardware Monitoring to Reduce Server Downtime

CorelloHosting introduces pro-active hardware monitoring that will prevent the loss of three things vital to a business: data, revenue, and reputation.

The hardware monitoring is available for all dedicated servers in CorelloHosting’s data centers. It will significantly reduce downtime caused by dedicated server hardware issues. The time between when a dedicated server begins to malfunction and when it’s detected is critical. CorelloHositng’s hardware monitor inspects the servers in its data centers for issues with the following: hard drives, SSDs, motherboards, network adapters, optimal system temperature and other abnormal system behavior.

It is a pro-active measure for CorelloHosting’s customers, which works by scanning through all IPMI logs and sensors to detect unusual hardware-related activity.

“We are happy to add another feature to our lineup,” said Donald Shaw, President of Datacenter Operations “This one will protect our vital infrastructure, and that of our dedicated hosting customers.”

Server hardware monitoring complements CorelloHosting’s other protective features, including our free DDoS protection and the network vulnerabilities scanner.

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October Server Sale

October Server Sale

DEDICATED SERVER SALE:

https://www.corellohosting.com/dedicated-servers/rapid-deploy/

Server CPU RAM Drive(s) Set-up Price
Intel Core i5 4570 4 x 3.20 GHz 16GB DDR3 128GB SSD 20 MIN $69/ monthly

+$100-Deposit

Intel Core i7 6700K 4 x 4.00 GHz 64GB DDR4 512GB SSD

Plus 2TB HDD

20 MIN $129/ monthly

+$100-Deposit

Intel Core i7 7700K 4 x 4.20 GHz 64GB DDR4 2x512GB SSD 20 MIN $149/ monthly

+$100-Deposit

Intel Xeon E5 1650 V3 6 x 3.50 GHz 128GB DDR4 2x1TB SSD

+ 2x2TB HD

20 MIN $299/ monthly

+$100-Deposit

AMD Opteron 6272 16 x 2.10 GHz 64GB DDR3 2x256GB SSD

+2x2TB HD

20 MIN $139/ monthly

+$100-Deposit

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Key Differences Between Shared Hosting and Dedicated Hosting

Key Differences Between Shared Hosting and Dedicated Hosting

When business owners plan to launch or upgrade their e-commerce site, they will often be presented with the issue of choosing dedicated or shared hosting. There are key differences between shared hosting and dedicated hosting so it is important to do the research before making a choice. Below is a guide on the key differences between shared hosting and dedicated hosting:

Sites Hosted on the Server: With a shared hosting package, there are other sites that are hosted on the server along with your website. A dedicated hosting plan means that your website is the only site hosted on the server.

Bandwidth or Disk Space: With shared hosting, the amount of disk space and bandwidth you are allotted is limited because there are others sharing the server. You will be charged if you surpass your allotted amount. With dedicated hosting, bandwidth and disk space are dedicated to you only so there is no sharing and no limitations on the amount of space available space.

Costs: With shared hosting, server resources are shared among several users, so operating costs are divided up among the users making it cheaper. Because a dedicated server is dedicated solely to one user, it cost more.

Required Technical Skills: With shared hosting, you will not require any technical skills as maintenance and security are managed by the shared hosting provider. With a dedicated server, you will need webmaster skills to set up, administer, and manage the server. However, fully managed dedicated hosting plans are available which will be more expensive.

Security: With shared hosting, the hosting company installs firewalls and server security applications and programs. Securing a dedicated server will be your responsibility. You will be able to control the security programs you install and because you are the only one on the server there are fewer chances of acquiring viruses, malware, and spyware. There is a higher risk with shared hosting because of others using the same server.

Blacklisting Of Website: In a shared server, there is more of a risk of being blacklisted by search engines because someone else on the server engaging in such practices as spamming may get the entire IP address blacklisted. On a dedicated server, you will not get blacklisted unless you engage in unethical internet practices.

Server Performance and Response Time: On shared hosting, with other sharing the same resources, allot of traffic can be generated which could drain resources such as bandwidth which could lead to slow response time and slow loading time. This does not happen on a dedicated server because you are not sharing resources.

Level of Control: A dedicated server offers more control over the server as they can add their preferred programs, applications, and scripts. You will have improved flexibility and security which is very beneficial.

The hosting type that you choose will depend on your budget, server and website needs, and the amount control that you desire. No matter which type of server hosting you choose, it is important to make an informed decision.

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Intel Atom D510 FALL SALE

Intel Atom D510 FALL SALE

20 MIN DEPLOYMENT on Dedicated Server Intel Atom D510 2 x 1.66 GHz | 4GB DDR2 | 64GB SSD + 500GB HD | 20 Gbps DDoS Protection (Included) | Dedicated KVM Access | $59.00 per month | ORDER NOW AND SAVE

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Dual Xeon E5 2620 V4 SALE

Dual Xeon E5 2620 V4 SALE

20 MIN DEPLOYMENT on Dedicated Server Intel Dual Xeon E5 2620 V4 | 64GB DDR4 EEC RAM | 4 X 2TB HDD | 20 Gbps DDoS Protection (Included) | Dedicated KVM Access | $299.00 per month | ORDER TODAY AND SAVE

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