Christmas is nearing! Most business sites expect a sudden surge in their sales during this time. A surge in the website traffic, calls for additional server resources.
Many business owners who use cloud systems, request an upgrade of their server resources to meet this demand. As part of our Outsourced Tech Support for web hosts, Bobcares helps cloud service providers handle such resource upgrade requests.
What if, your server suffered an unexpected hard disk failure and the entire data on your server suddenly vanished? You frantically look for ways to recover the lost data, only to find that there are no backups available.
A single disk failure instance has turned out to be detrimental to your business. Data loss due to disk failures, human errors or virus attack can lead to business downtime and financial loss.
In spite of that, many business owners tend to overlook this risk and skip the backup process, leading to catastrophic events. For every business that depends on data availability, it is therefore very critical to safeguard and backup data. (more…)
Stability is a popular reason why people choose cloud servers for their business. It is widely perceived that cloud systems can automatically recover from failures, and keep the data safe. While that is true to a large extent, cloud systems are as susceptible to failure as any other system.
One common failure point is network. Cloud systems comprise of a lot of sub-systems such as storage, backups, compute devices, etc. Each of these sub-systems talks to each other to perform critical functions such as creating new cloud instances, editing resource limits, etc. If there’s an issue with networks, servers wouldn’t be able to talk to each other, and cloud management functions will fail. (more…)
License check is an important function in commercial applications. Every major software vendor implements license verification systems to make sure all online systems are valid.
A popular way to implement license check is to have the system talk to a licensing server frequently. The licensing server can then verify the system’s license to see if its still valid. Each successful verification extends the validity of the license for a certain period of time (say 1 week), before which the system should check in again to keep everything working. (more…)
A website suddenly goes offline. The server is un-responsive. A server reboot is attempted, but the server fails to come back online.
This is typical of the way a server crash would unfold. As a server management company, we’ve often seen such issues with dedicated servers, however, recently we’ve started seeing such issues in cloud systems as well. People tend to associate cloud systems with stability, but even cloud system hardware and software are susceptible to failures.