Server Pricing Report – June 2019

May was another incredibly busy for all of us here at IOFlood, so this month we’re skipping straight to our June edition of the Server Pricing Report. If you’ve been following along, we’ve been tracking changing parts prices for RAM, SSDs, Hard Drives, CPUs, and a couple of GPUs. Typically this is done monthly, and ...

Connecting to an IOFlood VPN via PPTP on Archlinux

We love servers, and we love our customers! Our customers are the ones we do this for, so it’s always a great thing for us when we get positive feedback from our customers, we know we’re doing things right. Recently one of our customers reached out to us and shared with us a blog entry ...

Server Pricing Report – April 2019

Welcome to another monthly server price reporting! March was unusually busy, so this month we’re skipping from February to April. If you’ve been following along, we’ve been tracking changing parts prices for RAM, SSDs, Hard Drives, CPUs, and a couple of GPUs. Typically this is done monthly, and then shared with WHT and on our ...

IOFLOOD.com – Phoenix, AZ, Dedicated Servers: 2019 Carrier Upgrades and Network Improvements

Update: Edited 6/9/2019 to reflect adding 2x10gbps of GTT IOFLOOD.com is proud to announce that we’ve completed a series of upgrades to our network to maximize performance and reliability for our dedicated server customers. To improve performance and reliability, all top of rack switches have been replaced with upgraded Juniper switches. These new models have 2x10gbps connectivity to redundant aggregation switches. This ...

February 2019 Server Parts Pricing Report

Another month has gone by, and it’s time for the second installment of our monthly server parts pricing report. You may have seen the wild price fluctuations on RAM and SSDs the last year or so. As well, some models of really powerful CPUs have come way down on the aftermarket. It can be a ...

January 2019 Server Parts Pricing Report

First update in a while, but I think this is a good one. You may have seen the wild price fluctuations on RAM and SSDs the last year or so. As well, some models of really powerful CPUs have come way down on the aftermarket. It can be a lot to keep up with. Along ...

IOFLOOD.com — Phoenix, AZ — Outdoor Dedicated Server Cooling Torture Test — Part 1

Hey everyone. A lot has gone on this past summer, leading me to ask an important question: Can a server running at 100% usage survive outdoors in the Phoenix sun? We seek to answer that question, in a project of mad-scientist proportions. Join us for the IOFLOOD.com Phoenix, AZ Outdoor Dedicated Server Cooling Torture Test. ...

What is RAID 0? — RAID striping explained

RAID – or “Redundant Array of Independent Disks” – is a strategy for data storage used on most server setups. Understanding how RAID works, how it can help you meet the needs of your business or organization, and understanding differences between RAID levels is important before setting up your server. This article discusses RAID 0 ...

What is RAID 5 — RAID parity explained

It’s hard to talk about servers without RAID coming up. If you’re considering RAID for your server and want to know if RAID 5 is right for you, or if you just want to learn more about RAID in general, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll go over that and more in this article. ...

What is RAID 10 — Nested RAID levels explained

RAID is a topic that comes up a lot when discussing servers. If you’ve wondered what RAID is, why you might want it on your server, and whether RAID 10 is the best option for you, look no further. We’re going to be discussing all of that in today’s article. What is RAID? RAID, or ...