Gone are the days where people thought of “servers” as big, bulky machines installed in data centers. Now, “servers” more often mean cloud instances or VPSs.
All that being said, dedicated servers are still a favorite choice for many. Research shows that dedicated server market grows by $237 million each year . So, the question is, what’s the better choice between virtual and physical servers? (more…)
In 2010, Virgin Blue Airlines reported a $20 million dip in profit due to an outage in its online reservation system. Hardware failure was identified as the reason for the outage, but it caused severe damage to Virgin Blue’s reputation, customer loyalty and profit. (more…)
It was Xmas time! Every website was flooding with offers and deals. I felt this was the best time to buy a tablet for myself. But many of these online stores had shipping times of 2 or more days.
That’s when I came across Amazon website, which highlighted a ‘Same Day Delivery!’ offer. I didn’t think for a moment before placing my order. Fast product delivery is what drove me to Amazon for my purchase.
In October, Amazon unveiled its new service called Prime Now. With this service, you get your orders delivered within 1 hour. So, if you are running out of wine for your new year celebration, take out your phone, place an order in Amazon, and your stocks get replenished within 1 hour – How’s that for instant gratification? (more…)
In my last two posts, I talked about two options you could choose from when deciding to start your own Webhosting business. You could either start off as a Reseller, or go for your own VPS. This week I’ll talk about a third option, getting your very own Dedicated Server(s).
Ok. Last week we talked about the advantages/disadvantages of becoming a Reseller. Now lets look at another option: Going for a VPS.
If your planning on getting into the Webhosting industry in a small way, this is something your going to be asking yourself. You could start off by setting up individual shared hosting accounts for each of the sites you plan to host, but handling 100 individual hosting accounts is definitely going to have you pulling your hair out by the end of the day, let alone a week!
Lets take a look at some of the points you should keep in mind before choosing.