Server CPU/RAM choices | Offering bulk email services | News from around the hosting industry

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Subject: Server CPU/RAM choices | Offering bulk email services | News from around the hosting industry
Date: July 3rd 2024

July 3rd 2024

Server CPU/RAM choices

Kestryll writes "I'm not happy with my current Cloud hosting, it's decent but very limiting, so I'm looking at self hosted on my own dedicated or VP server account." What follows are the choices found so far, with a mix of dedicated and VPS setups, with various CPU options (but no CPU specification), and RAM and storage options. This is for hosting a forum with a 55Gb MySQL database plus forum software, images, etc., and the plan is to move some stuff from another shared host as well, which would likely need another 75Gb of storage. Traffic is currently averaging a little over 1.1TB a month. Of the options listed does one stand out as best by a lot, does one look bad compared to the others or will all likely do the job? Or is there something better? Share your thoughts and suggestions in the thread.

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Offering bulk email services

Pakey Dev is looking for a way to resell or provide bulk email services to clients and asks if anyone has experience with this? Back in the day this would possibly not have been an issue, but with the ever increasing levels of spam hitting mailboxes on a grand scale, the requirements set by bulk/free email providers to have SPF, DKIM, DMARC records (and whatever new hoops they might invent for you to jump through), and the (sometimes) over-aggressive blacklists asserting their own limitations (and offering paid de-listing options), is the possibility of providing what was once such an common and expected facility to clients now just too big a reach for regular hosting providers? Is the only option to use (and resell) services by bulk email gateways? Or is there still a magical way to create such a service in-house? What's your take?

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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:

  • Kim Dotcom can't prevent NZ govt. sending hard drives & passwords to FBI - Kim Dotcom's latest bid to prevent the New Zealand government from handing over his hard drives and passwords to the FBI has failed. In 2022, the High Court said the devices could be sent to the United States to assist in Dotcom's criminal prosecution there. Following Dotcom's inevitable appeal, the Court of Appeal has now dismissed the proceedings. Whether Dotcom is eventually found innocent or guilty, justice needs to be seen to be done. There's no denying Dotcom's significant contribution to undermining the case against him but, as the defendant, it's his job to find errors and blunders to exploit. And there has been no shortage of those and from the outside, the optics are not great.
  • Nokia buys Infinera for $2.3B, expanding optical networking market reach - The acquisition of the global supplier of advanced optical semiconductors and open optical networking solutions values Infinera at $6.65 per share. This transaction represents a 28% premium to Infinera's share price as of June 26, 2024, and a 37% premium to its trailing 180-day volume weighted average price (VWAP).
  • Leaseweb launches new public cloud service as alternative to hyperscalers - They say that it is designed to be around 30% cheaper than traditional hyperscalers, and also being compatible with existing hyperscale platforms. It touts a transparent pricing model eliminating hidden costs, so customers can avoid upfront investment in software licenses or data center infrastructure. Leaseweb Public Cloud Instances are delivered as virtual servers that provide a range of options for different types of workloads, including general purpose, compute optimized and memory optimized. Earlier this year, Leaseweb launched a multi-CDN in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Wowza Streaming Engine now compatible with Amazon EC2 VT1 - This is a big step forward for live and interactive video streaming. The update, which can be found on the AWS Marketplace, would make video processing faster and better for a variety of live streaming needs. The availability of Wowza Streaming Engine on Amazon EC2 VT1 instances would offer businesses a robust solution for handling high-density video transcoding workloads. These advancements in performance, scalability, and integration capabilities may enable companies to deliver superior video experiences to their audiences, meeting the increasing demands of modern video streaming applications.

Got some news of your own to share? If it's news from your own company it belongs in Web Hosting Industry Announcements (no ads please!). If you've scooped some news about something else going on in the hosting industry we'd love for you to share it in our Industry News section! Also look out for threads marked with our new [NEWS] tag, when members have posted newsworthy items in various sections of the forum. You can search for them using Advanced Search, search by prefix "NEWS", and "show results as posts".

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