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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Jun 18, 2009
Dan Ushman

So you are looking for a dedicated server, and realize oh jeez I don’t know a whole lot about managing a dedicated server. Besides doing the obvious and making sure your server is managed you should think about getting yourself some sort of control panel. Control panels will give you the ability to do important […]

Jun 26, 2008

Firefox is our favorite browser here at Singlehop, as it is for millions of other users and now its gotten even better! On June 17th Mozilla officially launched firefox 3 and 24 hours later it was downloaded over 21 million times from all around the globe. If you aren’t one of those who have downloaded […]

Jun 5, 2008
Zak Boca

This is a touchy subject, which is why you won’t likely find many dedicated hosting company managers and owners openly addressing this topic, instead instructing their sales reps to find ways to jump around the subject. Our take is that it’s common sense, and therefore no reason to avoid the topic! If you follow the […]

May 29, 2008

“BGP” also known as the Border Gateway Protocol is the hidden beast behind any service provider, providing highly available routes and remedying failed links to upstream providers on the fly. BGP is often overlooked and not understood, yet chugs away making sure that end users get the fastest route possible. My goal here is to […]

May 23, 2008
Zak Boca

Some people ask me whether they should use PHP 4 or PHP 5. I always recommend PHP 5. I do this because I am big in keeping up to date. I usually update my servers at least once a week, more if I get the time. PHP 4 is not going to be patched, under […]

May 7, 2008

At SingleHop, we have always been environmentally conscious, as we like to do our part to decrease the carbon footprint left by data centers worldwide. A new report was recently presented at the Green Enterprise Computing Symposium by McKinsey and Co. using data from the Uptime Institute. The data that this report presents is a […]

Apr 25, 2008
Garett Murphy

Some people may think that their website is so small and insignificant that it will never become as big, or as popular, as a site like YouTube or MySpace. With the Slashdot and Digg effects, even the smallest of blogs could become extremely popular (or just receive tons of unexpected traffic) overnight. But even then, most people don’t expect […]