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Server Pricing Report – March 2020

Welcome to the Third installment of our monthly server price reporting for 2020. If you were following along, last year 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 on our blog. Currently, all listed prices are from eBay,

Server Pricing Report – February 2020

Welcome to the Second installment of our monthly server price reporting for 2020. If you were following along, last year 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 on our blog. Currently, all listed prices are from eBay,

Server Pricing Report – January 2020

Welcome to the FIRST installment of our monthly server price reporting for 2020. If you were following along, last year 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 on our blog. Currently, all listed prices are from eBay,

Happy New Year!

______________________________________________________________________________ With 2019 coming to a close, all of us here at IOFlood would like to take a moment to reach out and send our best wishes to you and yours! We hope you had an amazing 2019! We know we have, thanks to all of our fantastic customers for your support over the past

Server Pricing Report – December 2019

This is the ninth and final 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 on our blog. Currently, all listed prices are from eBay,

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

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