Category: Business Tips

Factoring In Growth To Cloud Hosting Plans

Unless you’re required to use an ensemble of unique services to power your app, planning for scale doesn’t have to be complicated. But without understanding the options available with the development tools you’re using there’s questions: What “easy” options exist to accommodate growth? What happens when “easy” options aren’t enough? For occasional tasks that are cpu intensive, is it beneficial to scale up and back down? Are there structural tweaks that could resolve complications from rapid growth? Prepare To Discuss Scaling Your App The first step to understanding the possibilities is discovering potentials that already exist. These are features of your...
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What You Must Know About Best Value Cloud Hosting Before 2016

Yesterday we transitioned a customer from an existing hosting provider that was bought out. I won’t mention the hosting provider to protect them from embarrassment. Since the new company took over, uptime for him was spotty. Yesterday it was 4 hours of downtime – he wasn’t thrilled and moved quickly to find a better home for his websites. Changes in the Cloud Hosting services industry could put you at the same risk. Learn what a leading industry analyst says you should be doing to protect yourself. Future Considerations For Cloud Hosting Servers and Websites During a Gartner Conference, VP/Distinguished Analyst Lydia Leong presented...
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Are you still using Windows 2003 server?

Windows Server 2003 – End of Support – Upgrade Protect your business and upgrade to Windows 2012 R2 very soon. By running out of date software, you take the unnecessary risk of causing potential loss to your business.  We strongly urge you to upgrade from Windows 2003 right away. Hostek has helped numerous companies upgrade to Windows 2012 R2.  Many of these companies are moving away from old hardware they have and taking this opportunity to move to the Cloud at the same time. With our great cloud platform, redundant storage, awesome control panel and backed by an amazing support team,...
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The Best Arguments For Virtual Private Hosting VS Colo

We recently helped a customer in making the the best decision for their needs. They are operate charter schools in 65 locations today. They’re technical aspirations are progressive but cost conscious. To present them with the best solutions, we looked at what other vendors were quoting them and talked about what they wanted. Their goals were largely based on having the servers they needed – powered up somewhere. Their needs were basic at this stage “having X number of servers online”. We developed a hardware (bare metal) only strategy that echoed other quotes they were given. We weren’t the cheapest. We kept working...
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