Opinion

Managed or Unmanaged Dedicated Server provider?

A lot of hosts will offer either managed or unmanaged dedicated servers, with wildly varying prices in both categories. It can be difficult to know exactly how much service and support you get from either option. Should you choose managed? If so, what does that include? Should you go with “unmanaged”? If so, what will

Why buy a dedicated server for web hosting?

Should I choose a dedicated server for web hosting, or a VPS? With dedicated servers becoming more and more powerful, older dedicated servers come down in price regularly but still offer a lot of “oomph”. If price were not a concern, then getting a high end dedicated server would always be best. For most of

What is the best dedicated server hosting?

What is the best dedicated server hosting? This is a question that comes up rather often, which is not surprising given how difficult it can be to find a good server host that will meet your needs, day in and day out. The truth is that there is no “best dedicated server” and no “best dedicated

CloudFlare agrees: Disk performance is improved when you get rid of hardware raid

I know this article is a little old, but I wanted to bring it up as it raises an interesting point. We’ve had a few articles here about hardware raid, detailing when we think it’s a good idea, and when it’s a waste of money (or worse). In general, if you’re looking for “big DD

Honesty starts with yourself

I wanted to share something that I feel is important to me. I feel that if you want to accomplish anything in life, you need to be honest more than most people are, and most of all, honest to yourself. If you can’t even be honest with yourself about what you’re good at, not good

How video games taught me to run a business

Many of you enjoy video games, which are seen by some as a kind of guilty pleasure, good as entertainment, but not worthwhile aside from that. I’m the first to admit that spending hundreds of hours playing games will often get in the way of more productive pursuits. Nevertheless, there can be a positive side

Destroy “Small business disease”

I’d like to talk to you today about an insidious problem that afflicts most self employed and entrepreneurial people. I call it “small business disease”. Let’s say you start a business, and you end up with a working business model. You have a repeatable marketing and production process, and people are buying what you have

Update: Hardware vs Software RAID: The great debate.

Hi Everyone, If you recall our previous article Hardware raid or software raid? Our take on the great religious debate, we made the case that hardware raid served virtually no purpose, and software raid was better in all important ways. Although we still find most of the information in that article to be true, we are

Where’s my affiliate commission?

Every now and again, I get asked about setting up an affiliate system. Usually this makes sense on paper, after all, the people who ask me for this genuinely like our services and want to spread the word. This makes it especially difficult to explain that we don’t offer this, and in fact, that we

Hardware raid or software raid? Our take on the great religious debate

I get asked this question a lot: “Do I need hardware raid, or is software raid good enough?” You may have noticed I/O FLOOD only offers software raid, so it will come as no surprise to you that we think software raid is “good enough”. What might surprise you however, is that we believe that