Physical Servers to Virtual Servers – Are you waiting too?

Should have moved to the cloud before my server crashed.

Are you waiting like Dan? Dan is a real life individual.¬† I’ll leave the last name off ūüôā 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...
Continue Reading Article →

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 on the other hand, about 15 years ago chose to buy our equipment instead of leasing.¬† Arguments can be made for...
Continue Reading Article →

What Makes Gartner So Good?

Gartner Vendor Briefing Hostek - On VPS Hosting Services

What is Gartner? How do they develop the Gartner Magic Quadrant? This can be somewhat of a mystery. Businesses covet to be included¬†on their trusted annual report. We will share what we have learned from becoming a partner. Why trust a Gartner Analyst? Companies need a trusted source for products that are “best” in the market. They use Gartner for this. To gain the¬†wealth of¬†expertise from their¬†collective knowledge.¬† Hostek is now also working with Gartner. We presented ourselves to the Analyst in our market¬†Douglas Toombs¬†team as part of the on boarding process. Gartner provides valuable feedback to¬†partners! First off, when...
Continue Reading Article →

Questions and Answers Hostek VPS Hosting

Questions About Hostek VPS Hosting - What Makes Hostek

We offer free consulting for anyone who would like our team to discuss possible solutions for hosting. We usually hear from companies wanting to move existing sites or servers. VPS hosting is a great option especially for companies because of the low cost and it’s easy to get started. We get a lot of questions about VPS hosting. Below are some of the most common answers we share. Will VPS Hosting Be Slow? Physical server hardware is shared with multiple VPS’s but the good news is we’re super careful about resource consumption. We never OVER provision a server; guaranteeing your...
Continue Reading Article →