Which Is Better: Cloud Hosting or Dedicated Server Hosting?

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Both Cloud and Dedicated servers are two types of hosting solutions that you will find across many professional web hosting companies. Whether you’re a small business or a thriving enterprise, the question remains: what is the difference between Cloud and Dedicating hosting and which one is the best solution for you?

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Creating A Cloud Product Using Reseller Plugin

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In the previous few articles we installed the WHMCS plugin and configured it with the VPS API. This article will cover the fun part, actually using the plugin to create new cloud based products! We’ll go over the plugin’s “Product Setup Wizard”, which makes it easy to create new products based on our Cloud VPS, Cloud Dedicated VPS, and Private Cloud products. Continue reading “Creating A Cloud Product Using Reseller Plugin”

Which Is Better? Private Cloud and On-Premise Hosting?

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Private hosting services usually fall under two primary types:

  • (Externally) hosted cloud solutions
  • (Internally) hosted or on-premise hardware solutions (you manage your own hardware locally).

The primary differences between the two are:

  • Overall Cost (TCO)
  • Level of support required
  • Available scaling features.

On-Premise Hardware vs. Cloud Hosted Solutions

Every day more and more SMBs (Small to Medium Sized Businesses) are looking into Private Cloud hosting solutions. A Private Cloud provides compelling benefits including improved ability to scale to meet demand, increased flexibility, and the elimination of potentially complicated and expensive server management costs. Continue reading “Which Is Better? Private Cloud and On-Premise Hosting?”

Why have a Private Cloud?

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Private Cloud solutions are an excellent option for businesses and organizations that require: complete physical isolation for security, customizable server instances, and/or a high level of flexibility in their hosting infrastructure. On a Private Cloud server you will have the entire physical server is dedicated for your use. Allowing you to utilize and partition the server in any way you require. Continue reading “Why have a Private Cloud?”

How to Resize a Liquid Web Storm (Cloud) Server

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Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for resizing a Liquid Web Storm (Cloud) server.
  • I’ll be resizing a 2 GB Storm VPS instance to a Storm Dedicated server.

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How to Set Up and Use Cloud Block Storage

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What is Cloud Block Storage?

Cloud Block Storage provides additional hard drive space for your Private Cloud Hosted Server with just a few clicks. The space is not pre-formatted but rather, it is a raw block device. The simplicity of providing a raw block device on the cloud means that you can mount and format the space on your server however you would like, with whatever filesystem is appropriate for your needs. This does entail a small amount of work getting the space into a usable state which we will address in this article.

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