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Jul 20, 2007

Recently, a couple of SingleHop customers have gotten a bit of publicity due to the enhanced streaming video services they’re providing. We were able to ask the creators of Chime.TV, Taylor McKnight and Chirag Mehta, a few questions about this new viewing phenomenon, which SingleHop is very excited to be hosting! What follows are the […]

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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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Oct 11, 2007

At SingleHop, we’ve got a couple of great services that can keep you a step ahead of trouble with your dedicated server: Event Notification, and QuickReaction. These can mean the difference between an unhappy client, or an issue being resolved before the same customer ever notices. Here is a quick rundown of what they entail. […]

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Nov 2, 2007

Electricity, the life blood of your server… without it you have no website and a large portion of your income is gone. So how well will a data center handle itself in case of a total power loss? That’s the question SingleHop needed to find out before choosing the right data center to power your […]

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Nov 14, 2007

While Windows Server 2003 can be more secure than its predecessors, it is only as secure as the weakest link. Therefore, you will want to have everything as secure as possible. This includes, but is not limited to, using software firewalls, hardware firewalls and the Microsoft auto-update feature built into windows 2003. The easiest way […]

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May 2, 2008
Sam Bowling

Picture this. Your site finally hits it big. You’re getting 2000 hits per second and swimming in bandwidth. Everything is going great and then all of the sudden your dedicated server crashes. When the server is checked out it appears the hard drive has failed and all your data is lost. This is when you […]

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May 6, 2008
Sam Bowling

People who have used Linux are aware of the never-ending debate over what is the best package management system. There are a lot of them out there like YUM, APT, Portage and YaST. All have their positives and negatives as well as have their individual uses. For users who use Redhat based systems YUM is […]

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May 8, 2008
Garett Murphy

When researching a dedicated server solution, many people are concerned with the management and administration of the server. For some people, the ability to manually install PHP modules or configure an Apache web server’s Virtual Host functionality to host multiple websites. But not everyone is a system administrator, and not everyone is truly experienced when […]

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Jul 3, 2008

The most important aspect of any MySQL-Driven web application is tuning MySQL to perform at it’s peak. Typically the SingleHop Technicians do this all manually, which takes a lot of time and perseverance. However, recently Igor from the Development Team introduced this very easy to use script — mysql-tuning-primer.sh The script was developed by Matthew […]

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Jul 4, 2008

Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP) is a link management protocol that provides path redundancy while preventing undesirable loops in the network. When it comes toEthernet networks, in order for them to function properly only one active path can exist between two stations. Loops occur in networks for a variety of reasons. The most common reason you find […]

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