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Searching for high availability solution | Good VPS hosting with 24/7 support | News from around the hosting industry

April 10th 2024 EDT

[1] April 10th 2024 Searching for high availability solution Kamilek is searching for a high availability dedicated server solution and starts his thread with a comprehensive spec of the servers he'd like to use. He's looking for a reliable well-known company, and for the servers (minimum of 2) to be located in different datacenters. Having HA servers spread across different locations can cause issues due to latency, as mentioned early on in the thread, but Kamilek is open to a round-rob ...Continue Reading

USA running out of power, are datacenters to blame? | Real world performance of Ryzen 9 vs. Dual Intel Xeon servers | News from around the hosting industry

April 3rd 2024 EDT

[1] Date USA running out of power, are datacenters to blame? Roy spotted a report saying that vast swaths of the United States are at risk of running short of power as electricity-hungry data centers and clean-technology factories proliferate around the country, leaving utilities and regulators grasping for credible plans to expand the nation's creaking power grid. The soaring demand is touching off a scramble to try to squeeze more juice out of the USA's aging power grid while pushing c ...Continue Reading

Client Paying Late or Not Paying - What Do You Do? | The best of AI | News from around the hosting industry

March 27th 2024 EDT

[1] March 27th 2024 Client paying late or not paying - What do you do? Flash has a client who pays monthly for him to host about 4 websites. He's been doing this for about 3 years for her, having developed the websites and been paid separately for them. Payments have always been on time, until recently. A few months ago things turned a little sour - The client wanted to end or reduce any contracts and the hosting is all that now remains with about 6 months left. It became clear to Flash ...Continue Reading

Reseller recommendations for a new start up | NVMe Lifespan | News from around the hosting industry

March 20th 2024 EDT

[1] March 20th 2024 Reseller recommendations for a new start up Go back 23 years to the earliest days of WHT and sifuhall - member number 3157 (we're up in the 800 thousands now!) - joined WHT. He's been in and out of the hosting business, seen a few bumps along the way, sold his business and left a decade ago, and now he's back again! Now he's looking to get back into hosting with focus on providing sites for local businesses and helping them grow. He's starting again from the ground up ...Continue Reading

Help avoid your email sent being seen as spam | How does anyone make money in dedicated servers? | News from around the hosting industry

March 13th 2024 EDT

[1] March 13th 2024 Help avoid your email sent being seen as spam Gabe made this post because he'd found a related but old thread on WHT - Maybe this one from 14 years ago: "[2]outgoing emails marked as spam, what are my options?". His current recommendations are to make sure to update your domain records (SPF, DKIM) to prove that the server sending the email is allowed to be doing so, and to ensure that your reverse DNS for the IP sending the emails matches the server hostname ...Continue Reading

Backing up/cloning/imaging a complete server | The rise of AI and the start of human layoffs | News from around the hosting industry

March 6th 2024 EDT

[1] March 6th 2024 Backing up/cloning/imaging a complete server Everyone knows (or should know) the importance of keeping backups - The "threads of woe" on WHT from members who've lost all their data, often due to a mechanical breakdown, and who didn't keep a copy of their important work are regular reminders of why everyone with a website should be keeping backups. So here's a refreshing change with a thread started by hansje80 asking about a backup system that would allow him ...Continue Reading

Speed comparison: Site hosted locally vs distant hosting with CDN | Managing server cost. How do they do it? | News from around the hosting industry

February 28th 2024 EDT

[1] February 28th 2024 Speed comparison: Site hosted locally vs distant hosting with CDN A long standing piece of advice has been to try to host your website close to the site's audience to help with response times but, with the arrival of CDNs, how important is this advice these days? Vbcda's quandry comes from some speed tests he did on one of his websites hosted on a distant server using a network inspector tool on his browser, and then repeated the same after adding it to Cloudflare. ...Continue Reading

Does your desktop website significantly outperform the mobile version? | Payment processing fees | News from around the hosting industry

February 21st 2024 EDT

[1] February 21st 2024 Does your desktop website significantly outperform the mobile version? CanSpace has been looking at traffic and sales data recently and noted that desktop is still the leading way for web hosting customers to browse his website, make a decision and complete a purchase. Reviewing 12 months worth of analytics data shows that desktop traffic accounts for more than 75% of site visits, mobile traffic making up the bulk of the rest with only 1% of traffic coming from tablet ...Continue Reading

DCIM + 2FA - Overall Panel Solutions | Google use 4 ways to track users to judge satisfaction with your website | News from around the hosting industry

February 14th 2024 EDT

[1] February 14th 2024 DCIM + 2FA - Overall Panel Solutions Every now and then it's interesting to revisit a not-so-recent thread, particularly when it invoives a search for a piece of software or tool that could do this or that, but didn't quite come out with a positive solution. This one, started by Myles in 2022, involved a search for a more comprehensive panel, namely in terms of a 2FA protected location to access an index of a client's dedicated servers, PDU/KVM/IPMI ports, PXE, etc ...Continue Reading

Hosting for multiple sites on multiple IPs | Telling shared hosting customers they MUST update old websites? | News from around the hosting industry

February 7th 2024 EDT

[1] February 7th 2024 Hosting for multiple sites on multiple IPs Aftertaste is currently looking for a webhost that can host his multiple sites. He's looking specifically for a webhost that can provide different nonsequential IP's, perferrably with different class A or B IPs, for each individual site. This type of request used to be prominent on WHT as people tried to game search engines, creating PBNs and the like to boost the reputation of a site or sites by linking to them from other ...Continue Reading
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