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 ...

How to Edit Ram Allocation on a Xen VPS under Solusvm When SolusVM Won’t Update Configuration File

Hi Everyone, If you’re like me, you’ve had problems in the past with SolusVM running Xen, and some of them can be a little irritating and difficult to track down. There’s one particularly confusing problem whose solution I would like to share with you today. Who is affected? Anyone who wants to change the amount ...

Hosting Best Practices Part 1: Server Cancellations

It’s 3am, and you get woken up by a flood of calls from angry customers. You stumble over to the computer to see what’s going on, and sure enough, you can’t reach your server. You send your hosting company a trouble ticket, thinking the server must have crashed again, a nuisance, but no big deal, ...

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 ...

Who is I/O FLOOD?

Hi, Gabriel Ramuglia here, President of I/O FLOOD, signing on for our first company blog post. I think it’s appropriate for our first post to help you get to know us, why we do what we do, who we are. In fact, that’s one of the two main purposes of this blog. Job one is to ...