Category: Business Tips

When To Choose VPS Hosting

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If you’re considering VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting for your website, you may be either looking at hosting for the first time, or wondering whether to upgrade to VPS hosting. Before you make any decisions, it is important to understand why one would choose VPS hosting, and what exactly VPS hosting is. Most websites will start life on a shared server, unless they know from the beginning that they will be building a resource heavy website. However, after a while you may begin to wonder if the shared sever resources are enough for your needs. There are numerous advantages to...
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Are Shared Servers the Right Choice?

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Shared Server or Virtual Server – Which to Choose? First, about the image… I love Solar power and anything related to Solar power… so this image is definitely entertaining. The advances being made in Solar power are astonishing, awesome and great to see. However, that is not what this post is about… so on to the good stuff. Are Shared Servers The Right Choice? If you are choosing web hosting for your business, you will quickly be faced with the question as to whether you want a shared hosting server as opposed to your own server with dedicated resources. What...
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Physical Servers to Virtual Servers – Are you waiting too?

Should have moved to the Hostek.com cloud before my server crashed.

Are you waiting like Dan? Dan is a real life individual.  I’ll leave the last name off 🙂 Several months ago Dan contacted us about his server situation.  Dan has a few servers in his local office that are getting older and he is considering moving to a Cloud hosting environment. Dan waited… Then… one day Dan had a server crash and he called us frantically, wanting to get him and his clients moved to the cloud ASAP.  In the end, Dan was thrilled that we were able to quickly get him a production ready server online and he was...
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Bank vs. Credit Union for your Business

Today I want to write about something somewhat non hosting related.  Dealing with the business side of a growing company has its share of challenges and rewards alike.  I want to share our experience with Banks and Credit Unions from a business perspective in case it will help someone in the future. Hosting providers utilize a lot of server related hardware.  Many hosts choose to lease this equipment, which lets them say they don’t have any debt.  At Hostek.com on the other hand, about 15 years ago chose to buy our equipment instead of leasing.  Arguments can be made for...
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