Dedicated vs Cloud vs VPS | Setting up a professional mail server | News from around the hosting industry

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Subject: Dedicated vs Cloud vs VPS | Setting up a professional mail server | News from around the hosting industry
Date: April 17th 2024

April 17th 2024

Dedicated vs Cloud vs VPS, or....

Tagteamcomputing's understanding is that a dedicated server is the fastest, then cloud, then VPS, and that cloud is more flexible and allows you to scale up and down during different periods. However, he'd like to hear from anyone that has real world experience with the actual speed difference between these servers? The ability to scale down during slow periods for his ecommerce site would be nice. His customer's site is running on a Ryzen 9 with 16 cores and 64 GB RAM and a CDN, but the customer's business is flagging whilst still hitting spikes for two busy periods, Mother's Day and Christmas. Does it make sense for him to move the site to a cloud provider with the ability to immediately add resources during peak seasons, and reduce costs by running on a less powerful setup during quieter priods? Or is there something else that you'd recommend?

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Setting up a professional mail server

UniqorN has been researching how to set up a mail server professionally for a long time now and has been trying to figure out what infrastructure large companies use to provide e-mail services to users? He's using Postfix and PostfixAdmin on his own server, with Dovecot and Roundcube, SpamAssassin, Amavis & ClamAV. He reckons that setup works very well but realizes that there are shortcomings when he tries to add customers to the system in terms of automation. He asks what you think the most appropriate setup should be used to offer email hosting to customers, and how professional companies provide this infrastructure?

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News from around the hosting industry

Our Industry News section is the place to find current headlines from around the world of hosting and infrastructure, but other general interest threads pop up in other sections of the forum, especially our Web Hosting Lounge. Here we highlight just a selection of some of the interesting items from around the forum:

  • Norway plans law to close the door on crypto mining data centers - Norway wants to regulate its data center industry to prevent the country from becoming a haven for crypto miners. The Norwegian government says it will be the first European country to impose a dedicated legal framework on data center operators, which will require them to register the owners and managers of facilities and the type of digital services they offer. The government is keen to discourage data centers where crypto mining is carried out. This process is notoriously energy intensive, while mined cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are often used for black market transactions.
  • Microsoft investing almost $3B in AI in Japan - They plan to invest $2.9 billion over two years to expand its cloud and AI infrastructure in Japan. The investment will also be put towards training three million people in AI and setting up a Microsoft Research Asia lab in Tokyo. This news marks the latest in overseas expansions by large tech firms to support the development of artificial intelligence, as server operators expand their data centers and cloud computing assets globally to support AI applications and workloads.
  • Telehouse expands north with Telehouse Canada - The colocation data center service provider and KDDI subsidiary announced its launch of Telehouse Canada last week. The news comes following Telehouse signing an agreement to acquire three Toronto data centers in June of last year. The new carrier-neutral data centers will offer more than 30 MW. The company states in a press release this will bring Canadian businesses the improved IT infrastructure and connectivity services needed to power Canadian growth and innovation.
  • New low-latency data connection between London and Stockholm - McKay Brothers International (MBI) has announced the launch of its groundbreaking service offering the lowest latency private bandwidth connectivity between London and Stockholm. By establishing a connection between the LD4 data center in London and the Stack STO01 data center in Stockholm, this new ultra-low latency service would redefine the rates at which data is sent between two key financial cities in Europe. MBI is a major player in the global data distribution market and is renowned for having one of the largest portfolios of ultra-low latency wireless networks in Europe. Their networks, which connect key cities like London, Frankfurt, Bergamo, Zurich, and Madrid, are crucial for banks, hedge funds, and trading companies.

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