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Jul 30, 2013
Chris Locke

Welcome to my second post of the Finance in the Cloud blog series. In my first post, I described why CFO’s should love the concept of virtualization. With virtualization, IT infrastructure and fixed asset investments are maximized by utilizing as much of the computing power as possible. But let’s face it, the move to virtualization […]

Finance in the Clouds
Mar 29, 2010
Dan Ushman

A lot of folks have a misconception about web hosting. They presume that it is a field that exists purely digitally. This is understandable, since most people are not privy to the underbelly of the beast—the data center and the work that gets done in it. In this post I hope to show the world […]

Aug 17, 2012
Matthew Doak

As a system Administrator at SingleHop, one common type of scenario that we run into almost every day is when a client will call or send us a ticket saying “Help!  My server is slow and we’re not sure why!” Depending on the server OS, there are a lot of different ways to approach troubleshooting […]

Dec 29, 2010

If you’re looking for a way to give back to the community, there’s no shortage of worthy causes. In fact, it can be difficult to narrow down the options and choose the organizations you want to help. At SingleHop, we’ve had the opportunity to donate to many different social service groups and charities. We feel […]

Apr 9, 2010

More performance! When it comes to Mysql database hosting the issue of more speed and performance is always paramount. So,  as part of our series on database hosting issues we want to provide you  some tips for understanding the query cache and optimizing it based on your usage for the best database performance. The query […]

Jun 18, 2013
Will Newby

What? The way you would treat your dog is very different from how a farmer would treat his cattle. You give your dog a sentimental name, play with him often, and when he gets sick you take him to the vet and spend lots of time and money making him better. On the other hand, […]

Drive That Cattle
Sep 7, 2012
Dan Ushman

CHICAGO (SH) — We have officially transitioned our entire affiliate base to our new affiliate tracking system, internally developed. The new system is completely integrated within our award winning LEAP client portal and will result in faster payouts, better tracking, simpler reporting and an overall superior affiliate system. Here are some of the many advantages of the […]

Oct 14, 2011

Similar to the early days of several other industries, clients within the web hosting industry have been brainwashed into thinking that the lowest price solution is the best decision.  Users have been trained by hosting-provider marketing and promotions that “less is more.”  It’s simply not so. There are no absolutes in life, so there are […]

Apr 5, 2013
Dan Ushman

There are over 30,000 web hosting providers in the world, with over 18,000 of them in the United States alone. And that only counts web hosts. That figure doesn’t count other types of providers, such as those who specialize in applications or simply e-mail services – and that’s just today. The competitiveness of the industry continues to […]