Jul 15, 2010

Cloud computing has moved from the high-level fringes to the mainstream in the last few years, and one of the main reasons has been the increasing popularity of “software as a service.” Software as a service (SaaS) is web-based software which allows the user to access an application or database from any computer with an […]

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Jun 17, 2010
Kyle Kinder

What exactly is cloud computing? Search Cloud Computing on any major search engine and you will find a seemingly infinite number of definitions.  I decided to write on this subject because like many others I find this extremely confusing.  How can a buzzword such as this have so many different and complex definitions?  After researching […]

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Apr 28, 2010

In the past few days there has been alot of buzz about SingleHop offering CloudLinux as the first product in our Cascade cloud hosting lineup. So while many computer enthusiast get fascinated when one puts the word “cloud” and the world “linux” together, what does this innovating OS really offer you that is cloud like […]

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Mar 25, 2010

MySQL bills itself “The World’s Most Popular Open Source Database,” and with good reason.  Although an open source database solution might not be the choice for every enterprise, MySQL does provide high performance, scalability and flexibility for only a fraction of the cost of other database servers solutions.  There are three major ways to leverage […]

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Dec 14, 2009
Chris Larkin

Microsoft has recently launched a few initiatives such as their BizSpark and DreamSpark promotions that are aimed at providing startups and college students respectively access to software licensing and support at little or no cost. The idea being to promote Microsoft products and instill loyalty in the brand. A number of clients have joined the […]

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Dec 2, 2009
Chris Larkin

One of the most frequent questions that I receive from potential clients looking for their first dedicated server is, “What is the difference between a managed and an unmanaged server?” My first thought is always, “If you don’t know, you need a managed server,” but I always try to be a little more helpful than […]

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Nov 23, 2009
Sam Bowling

While this is not something that we would offer or host on our dedicated servers, last week Google graced the internet via a webcast showcasing their latest project, dubbed Chrome OS. This is the newest endeavor that utilizes their Chrome browser, which they have integrated into Linux to form an operating system. Many people on […]

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Nov 19, 2009

I recently read a blog post on one of my favorite web hosting forums about a client who was terminated for SPAM from his hosting provider.  I am not talking about the stuff that is concocted out of god knows what then squeezed into a can with an eternal shelf life.  No, he was terminated […]

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Nov 11, 2009
Sam Bowling

There has been a lot of talk across the internet about Google’s latest web application they released known as Google Wave. With Google Wave being touted as being “social networking personalized,” I got interested in it and searched for an invite. Upon receiving my invite, however, I noticed that nobody I knew had Google Wave. […]

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Jun 24, 2009
Chris Larkin

I recently took a look at a dedicated hosting directory and there were more then 100 companies listed, with so many choices how does one pick the right host for their needs? To begin, the dedicated hosting market is completely saturated with everything from huge companies that own multiple data centers, (The Planet, Softlayer, Rackspace) to […]

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