Category: Hosting

Disasters Come In All Forms

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One of the most important factors in moving to the Cloud is uptime. If your application was ever On-premise you know what I mean. I spent a majority of my career managing On-premise infrastructures before moving to the Cloud, so I can tell you how moving to the Cloud can be a real game changer when it comes to achieving complete redundancy. I am going to share with you some of the most common disasters, and how deploying Geo-Failover, aka Cloud Failover, could help you achieve better uptime. It’s never enough. Unfortunately, you could build a flawless, stable application, have...
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Managed vs. Unmanaged VPS – What’s the difference?

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In a previous post, we looked at why and when you would need to use a VPS (Virtual Private Server) for your website, so now we wanted to unpack the differences between a managed and an unmanaged VPS. What is VPS Hosting? VPS hosting is essentially a virtual slice of a server which you can scale to your own needs with your own dedicated resources. At Hostek, we never over-sell server capacity, in fact we operate in a highly available server environment and, on top of that, we’ll transfer you to another available server space in the event that your...
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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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