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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Apr 24, 2008
Zak Boca

Today, I’d like to explain the similarities, differences and details of some of the most popular Unix-based operating systems available, as denoted in the title of this post. To begin, let me go over some of the things each have in common. Each of the operating systems are based on an Enterprise-level Unix Operating System […]

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Oct 10, 2007
Zak Boca

We have chosen the new Core 2 Duo bleeding edge processors for our new dedicated servers for a variety of reasons. One major reason for picking these processors is that they are faster than their predecessors, and will create a more enjoyable experience while using the server. The other major reason for choosing the new […]

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Sep 25, 2007
Zak Boca

As you’ll likely see on the site, we’re making a huge shift here at the company. There is a big problem with our planet’s environment, and until recently, SingleHop hasn’t even taken notice to the additional harm that we’re doing! We don’t claim to have the answer, and we don’t claim to be environmentally friendly, […]

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