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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

Moving emails to a webhost | What's the best setup for... | News from around the hosting industry

January 31st 2024 EDT

[1] January 31st 2024 Moving emails to a webhost Mark needs some help having been advised that he needs to move all of his emails to another server or service to reduce the current load on his main VPS. When he uses applications and receives a lot of traffic, it can cause high load at the same time as he's receiving emails and virus checking. If the VPS goes down he can't access the emails. His plan is to just create an email account on the VPS to use solely for email sending, and create ...Continue Reading

Web Hosting Panel Recommendations | I want to say it MY way! | News from around the hosting industry

January 24th 2024 EDT

[1] January 24th 2024 Web Hosting Panel Recommendations Vojta702 has been primarily focused on hosting game servers up to now, but now would like to focus mainly on web hosting. He asks what members think is a good panel for web hosting (ideally free), or for any recommendations on which features he should focus on? In the past he's only tried ISPConfig and Virtualmin, but members are quick to try to steer him away from free panels and encourage him to look at the more "main stream& ...Continue Reading

Starting out as a web host | Unpicking Google's mysterious antispam policies | News from around the hosting industry

January 17th 2024 EDT

[1] January 17th 2024 Starting out as a web host MHD is in the final stages of completing his hosting website, and will be offering cPanel and DirectAdmin hosting, VPSs and dedicated servers. He won't be offering unlimited or unmetered services but wonders if this is bad or good from a potential customer's point of view? He wants to fraud screen every potential customer through a fraud screening partner, but asks if this would be off-putting to potential customers. Also being considered ...Continue Reading

HPE about to buy Juniper Networks | Best static site generator | News from around the hosting industry

January 10th 2024 EDT

[1] January 10th 2024 HPE about to buy Juniper Networks Hostrush came across an item from Reuters this week, saying that it looks like Hewlett Packard will end up buying Juniper. It went on to say that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE.N) is in talks to buy Juniper Networks (JNPR.N) in a deal valuing the network gear maker at about $13 billion. A deal between the two companies could be announced as early as this week, the source said. As a result shares of Hewlett Packard fell 7.7%, while ...Continue Reading

How web hosting has changed | Do you obsess over your pagespeed score? | News from around the hosting industry

January 3rd 2024 EDT

[1] Wishing all of our members, readers and friends a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! January 3rd 2024 How web hosting has changed The start of a new year is often cause to reflect on the past, so Phil started this thread on 1st January by commenting that web hosting is a lot different in 2024 than it was a few years ago, and offering a quick review. The biggest change he perceives is that a simple control panel like Virtualmin or cPanel can no longer take care of everythin ...Continue Reading

Old webhosting tech | WordPress page load time optimization | News from around the hosting industry

December 27th 2023 EDT

[1] December 27th 2023 Old webhosting tech Russ wants us to take a trip down memory lane and asks what old webhosting/internet items do people miss? For him it was the simpler times of decent Usenet / IRC and everything just running over a 14,000 bps modem if you were lucky! It didn't take long for other members to jump in with their memories, reminiscing over the old free website providers, chat programs, browsers like Netscape, and who had the shortest ICQ number. If you're lucky enoug ...Continue Reading
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