Business Management

Server Pricing Report – November 2019

This is the eighth installment of our monthly server price reporting for 2019. 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 WebHosting Talk and on our blog. Currently, all listed prices are

DirectAdmin vs. cPanel

With the recent price increases for cPanel licences, there has been a lot of chatter on various hosting forums regarding alternatives, so today I thought I’d take a look and see what else is out there for those of you that may be considering looking for an alternative.   There seems to be three main contenders

Server Pricing Report – October 2019

This is the seventh installment of our monthly server price reporting for 2019. 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 WebHosting Talk and on our blog. Currently, all listed prices are

Determining Number of cPanel Licences Actively Being Used

How Many cPanel Accounts Do I Really Need? In late June of 2019, cPanel announced a new licencing and pricing structure for all cPanel services.  As these changes have been implemented on a per-user basis, it’s important to be able to determine how many user accounts you are going to need.   Auditing your cPanel accounts

Server Pricing Report – September 2019

This is the sixth installment of monthly server price reporting for 2019. August was incredibly busy, so again this month we’re skipping from July to September. 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

Installing BOINC / World Community Grid on Ubuntu (not Centos)

Installing BOINC Some of you may have read our previous article on world community grid, saying why it is a good idea to donate your spare cpu time. We recommended this for desktop computers mostly, but also servers if they are completely idle. If you want, you can also join team IOFLOOD on world community grid.

How should I protect my dedicated server – backups, or RAID?

In the rush to get by with daily life, often we don’t think much about how our data is stored. But as anyone who has experienced a hard drive failure can tell you, once you’ve lost your data, you wish you had done something to keep it safe to begin with. So often times, we

DDoS protection, does my server need it?

Many of us have heard about DDoS attacks recently, as they are becoming more and more common and reported in the news. Some of us may have been targeted by them, or otherwise impacted. A question we get from a lot of customers is “Do I need DDoS protection?” The answer is much like “what

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