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Over the course of the coming weeks, we will be writing a weekly series title “Web Hosting 101.” The series will cover everything from tips on how to find the best web hosting company for your needs, to what technical specifications to look for when considering a web hosting provider, to the value of managed web hosting solutions and what to look for when researching wanted server add-ons. With this in mind, the first topic we’re going to cover is “a starter’s guide to web hosting.” Read on and find the article below the fold. “A Starter’s Guide to Web Hosting” If you’re a business of any size investing in a web hosting solution is a route you need to learn more about. For those who don’t know, web hosting is an Internet hosting solution which allows individuals and companies to access their website via an Internet connection. In short, web hosting companies provide... (more)

Cloud Gaming and the Future of Console Gaming

With the fall/winter 2013 release of Playstation 4 and Xbox One, the console world is starting to buzz about the possibilities of Cloud gaming. Now, we have to admit, we normally use this space to blog about more VPS Cloud centric topics however, we, like you, are nerds, geeks and gamers. Due to this, we are going to break from our normal indulgence in Cloud tech to talk about the future of console gaming and how it relates to the Cloud. Cloud Gaming: A Short History Before we can chat about the real subject of this post (the Cloud capabilities of PS4 vs. Xbox One), we have to tak... (more)

The SMAC Future of the Internet

The Internet is a funny thing. From its origins – military projects and all that – the Internet was meant to be a tool of mass communication. From its earliest days, it was meant to open up the world to the masses by making the world a more inclusive place. To connect everything to everyone by making the world smaller. That was and still is the overall plan for the Internet. However over time a funny thing has happened – with the ever increasing ability of communications, the Internet as a whole hasn’t lived up to its promise of connecting everything to everyone, everywhere. Due ... (more)

The Standard for Cloud Backups

Regardless who you ask, regardless what study or poll you read and regardless of who you talk to, time and time again, the markets’ main concern with Cloud based solutions are shown in the form of security. Now, most Cloud computing security concerns come in a pretty standard worry: consumers are worried: Their data will be hacked and stolen by evil doers Data will be lost due to weather, blackouts, natural disasters etc While the former is possible – hacking does happen to even the largest, most well protected companies/government divisions, the latter is a misnomer of sorts. ... (more)

Are IT Departments Dying?

In a recent Google + Cloud Computing community discussion post, we asked the community the following question: This is a general question for the community: At #CloudExpo2013 in Santa Clara, a ton of keynote sessions touched on the idea of the #Cloud killing internal IT Departments within companies of all sizes. Most presentations noted that while the Cloud is killing traditional IT Departments, at least one – three members of an existing IT team will be necessary for communication and onsite tech assistance. Our question is this: How long do you think it will take before the tr... (more)