Cloud Servers vs Physical Servers: A Comparison

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Cloud Servers

Introduction

In this article, we will compare the similarities and differences of a cloud server vs a physical server. Every business has similar and different approaches in how they operate. The differences often relate to what is essential for that specific business: the clientele, the need to process information/orders, and how quickly market adaptation changes are needed.

Since almost every industry today has some type of online presence, hosting providers have adapted to offer products that solve many of the challenges that face today’s businesses. One such hurdle a company must solve is which type of hosting infrastructure is best suited for their demands. These choices include both cloud servers and dedicated servers. Cloud servers and dedicated servers each perform distinct tasks based on use-cases, and can be a challenge to determine which environment will satisfy the requirements that a business requires.

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How to install Envoy Proxy on Ubuntu 18

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Today we will demonstrate how to install Envoy Proxy on Ubuntu. 

Envoy is a high performance C++ distributed proxy designed for single services and applications, as well as a communication bus and “universal data plane” designed for large microservice “service mesh” architectures. Built on the learnings of solutions such as NGINX, HAProxy, hardware load balancers, and cloud load balancers, Envoy runs alongside every application and abstracts the network by providing common features in a platform-agnostic manner.

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CentOS vs Ubuntu: 15 Factors to Consider!

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Let the Battle Begin!

Today we will be reviewing the major differences between CentOS and Ubuntu in a web hosting environment. Although this is not a fully comprehensive analysis of every single aspect of the numerous in-depth features of each operating system, it should provide a solid overview which will allow you to choose which system is best suited for your needs. Without further ado, let’s jump right in…

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Which Is Better: Cloud Hosting or Dedicated Server Hosting?

Reading Time: 5 minutesBoth 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

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn 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?

Reading Time: 2 minutesPrivate 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?

Reading Time: 2 minutesPrivate 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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