Category — Dedicated Server
HostSG is the first dedicated server company out of Singapore offering six Tier 1 signals to Starhub, PPC, Singtel, Deutsche Telekom, NTT Communication and Hurricane Electric. Since its founding, HostSG has been dedicated to providing the best customer service as well as innovative products that are easy for customers to use.
Today, Host SG has more than 35,000 customers worldwide. These include multi-national corporates, Fortune 500 companies, Web 2.0 startups, SMEs, advertising networks, media and entertainment venues and more. Thanks to HostSG’s dedication to providing high quality products and unparalleled customer service, they have been voted the best web hosting company in the Asia region.
Those which require a dedicated server to manage their online companies can count on a number of reliable options. Business hosting solutions can be managed through cPanel technology, associated with the dedicated servers. Servers offer direct connectivity to several Asian locations, considered vital for research and connectivity. Redundant power supply options offer protection from potential downtime.
Unmanaged servers offer a number of benefits for growing server markets. These servers are available at a decreased cost and can easily be customized to manage any needs customers might have. This increases customer freedom to create any type of connection they like and create a network or web hosting plan that can handle as many readers as the company anticipates reaching your company at any given time.
Customers have a number of options that can allow them to increase the scope of their contract with HostSG as needed. Servers run with any open source OS including Debian, FreeBSD or CentOS. Your server only requires 1-2 days business days to get the system up and running. Hardware replacement can be managed within six hours as necessary. HostSG has a 100 percent uptime guarantee for all customers.
In addition to basic speed and reliability guarantees, customers can update their dedicated server to better manage their needs. Additional RAM and HDD can be purchased for an additional monthly fee, including upgrades per drive. Hardware can be upgraded to RAID 1 or RAID 10 drives rather than the standard SoftRAID 1 mirror. Your network can be upgraded to include additional bandwidth options, storage and additional firewall management options to ensure that all customers have everything they need to manage their connections more effectively.
Those looking for a dedicated server to manage their connectivity in the Asian market can count on the centrally located Singapore to provide global connectivity that is both high in quality and reliable. The multi-homed networks from HostSG are the only such networks available in Singapore, offering the highest quality and online stability for the growing customer base.
Those interested in learning more about what HostSG has to offer or staring a contact may visit http://www.hostsg.com
February 19, 2013 No Comments
Hosting your site can be a hassle if you don’t have enough knowledge about the process. Although there are many companies in the market, it is not easy to find a competent hosting company for your site. To ensure that your site is secure and free, you must look for a trusted company to give you a chance of enjoying hosting. If you host with incompetent people, you may land in trouble and make your business goals unattainable. If you are in Singapore and you are looking for the best servers, you can contact HostSG dedicated server department for more information. HostSG can help you to host your site without hassle.
In the first place, the cost of your hosting can be very high if you work with incompetent people. If you want to make your goals sustainable, you must look for companies, which understand hosting. Well, finding a dedicated company that can offer you with high quality services at lower prices is hard in the market. One beauty of working with Singapore dedicated server is that, you have a chance of getting the best quality of hosting services online. With the increasing number of businesses in the world, there are many hosting companies flooding the market although the companies do not promise high quality services. To reduce the cost of hosting, you should consider working with dedicated companies. For amazing cost reductions, you can get the services from competent providers.
Further, there is an increase in freedom in that you can enjoy high quality services and have a chance of enjoying your business. If you want to enjoy using your business, you must find the best way from competent providers. Today, there are many challenges that come while hosting with incompetent people. If you want to have easy time and keep your site secure from malicious people who can scam you, you can find the right company online easily. If you consider the hassle that you will suffer when working with un-dedicated companies, you may end up using the wrong company and regret. To make easy use of your time and have maximum security of your products, there is need to work with high quality providers.
Additionally, it is amazing to enjoy custom services that make your goals sustainable. One of the most important things that you have to look at when you are searching for a hosting company is whether they can provide you with custom services. Customized services are just amazing and they give you a true picture of what you would like to enjoy. Dedicated server Singapore can give you a chance of customizing your services for excellent freedom. Today, you can enjoy high quality services at an affordable price when using the company.
Before you choose your company, it is important to learn more about it. To find more information about the company, you can visit http://www.hostsg.com/enterprise-hosting/dedicated-server.php. This will give you a chance to enjoy high quality services at an affordable price.
October 1, 2012 No Comments
Keeping a central Focus on a business is essential in creating a successful company. Too many times companies find themselves spread too thin and dealing with issues due to bad service acquisition.Growth is still key however, and a business needs to do what it has to in order to move forward regardless of the headaches that may ensue. This means having to address 2 key factors in visibility and capacity.
Visibility in creating a progressively relevant business known to the technologically-inclined society of today and capacity in having the ability and flexibility to appropriate resources to handle the added volume of a growing customer base and ensuring efficient communication through increased traffic between employees.
Enter Business Hosting, fresh off the presses, a revolutionary medium for businesses striving for the growth they seek but with less of the problems they need to face, while giving the appropriate visibility and capacity needed.
There are many unique points with the new plan on offer, one of which is having 10-users per hardware. In regular shared hosting it could contain as many as hundreds of users using the same resources in one given server, this is why in Business Hosting a limit is in place on the hardware to a mere 10 customers per hardware. 10 customers per hardware means there is an incredible boost in performance, and resources to go around, whether for web or app space, memory etcetera, all vital resources needed as a company grows.
Private space is also emphasized with the use of VPS or dedicated servers as option. The Business Hosting plans offered do not use shared hosting; HostSG understands how valuable a company’s data is and how added security and privacy is very important. This is why VPS and Dedicated Servers are used to provide better isolation.
The first three plans on offer uses VPS technology, and if there is a need of more resources the fourth Business Hosting plan uses dedicated server technology. This allows for flexibility of choosing which technology is best for a business.
An excellent platform is nothing without going hand in hand with a robust backbone for its network; this is why HostSG provides each customer a Multi-homed Physical Network.
What is it? To put it simply it’s a having multiple top tier net service providers. This is how HostSG is able to provide 100% network uptime, by having numerous redundant top level networks to make sure data is always flowing.
What top tier networks?
• SingTel (Global)
• SingNet (Singapore)
• NTT (Japan, USA)
• PCCW (Hong Kong, China)
Managed, this is what Business Hosting brings on the table. This means, a business can focus on their affairs while HostSG takes care of the support issues that may come up. This creates an optimal environment where a business can place its attention where it is needed most.
There are numerous benefits in acquiring a Business Hosting plan, the basic premise is to provide a solution for businesses meeting their growing needs and making sure to remove as many issues as possible away.
HostSG has not wavered in bringing the power of the internet to our customers across the globe with innovative and easy-to-use products that are supported by unmatched customer service since opening our doors in 1997.
March 13, 2012 No Comments
Unless overtly listed otherwise, most web hosting packages you‘ll come across in your search are what are called shared hosting providers. What this means is that the server or servers that host your website are simultaneously hosting numerous other websites also. This gives you a discounted rate on web hosting services in exchange for tolerating certain technical constraints, like bandwidth, disk space, upload and download speeds, security and privacy, traffic, and probably the most notable restriction — total control.If you want total control not only over the administration of your website but also over the very hardware and software used to run it, then you should be evaluating not shared hosting providers, but dedicated hosting providers. If your business is large enough or growing fast enough that it requires its own internet connection and server, you may need a dedicated web host.
What‘s the downside to going with dedicated hosting providers? In a word: responsibility. In most areas of life, with total control comes total responsibility, and it‘s no different with hosting providers. With a dedicated server, the onus is on you to buy, install, and maintain the actual equipment — the server itself — mounted in the dedicated hosting providers‘ data center.
Fortunately, you still get the benefit of their presumably top-notch, around-the-clock security over the physical premises, but you remain fully responsible for the security of your cyber-premises. Likewise, dedicated hosting providers will ensure that the systems in the building are all provided with redundant uninterruptible and backup power and environmental controls, but it‘s you who must keep your machines and cables maintained and functioning in this idyll environment.
How do you identify whether it‘s time to switch from a shared host to a dedicated host? There are 3 main indicators to stay alert for:
If the traffic streaming through your shared server is slowing down your customers‘ pace as they browse your site (or your employees, if an in-house site), it may simply be time to look for more unencumbered shared hosting. But if you‘ve tried several shared hosting providers with the same results, then it may be time to remind yourself how impatient the average web surfer is. While you‘re jumping from shared host to shared host trying to save a buck, your customers are jumping ship. Your ability to respond promptly and effectively to customer transactions and inquiries cannot be overemphasized either.
The limits to your control are nowhere more apparent than in the areas of reliability and security. It’s not simply that problems can arise: problems do arise. It‘s the nature of the biz. And if you don‘t have unlimited access to your own operating system, software and database apps, etc., there‘s not much you can do when one arises.
If your company is growing fast, you‘re going to be changing many aspects of your web presence along with it. You may regularly need to tweak your disk space and bandwidth and experiment with using different applications to better serve your changing needs. On a shared host, upgrading in such a way usually involves leaping from one â€œpackageâ€ or â€œplanâ€ to another. These packages are generally preset and may or may not serve your immediate needs. They may be riddled with programs you don‘t yet need, for example, yet lack in the one singular program you do. Or the next leap up from your current plan has way more disk space and bandwidth than you need at the moment. With a dedicated server, you can make changes incrementally, step forward, step back, heck, step sideways if you need to — and when you need to.
In large part, it‘s the size and growth rate of your business that will dictate whether you need a shared or dedicated host. Affordability and personal time commitment are nice secondary considerations, but if your business is booming, you would do it a great injustice to try and save on a few bucks and few extra hours per week of your time in exchange for slower and poorer quality of service for your customers.
By the same token, however, if your business is small enough to function quite smoothly on any of the shared hosting providers out there, don‘t squander your precious capital on a dedicated server just so you can have total control. Because sometimes total control isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
April 12, 2011 No Comments
Hosting your personal or business web sites on your own dedicated server may seems expensive choice in comparison to shared web hosting, but at the end, it proves a smart choice.
Shared web hosting, no matter how well managed, cannot be 100% reliable and stable. However if you have your own dedicated server you can manage to avoid most of the variables affecting the reliability and stability of a server, commonly experienced by shared hosting accounts; variables such as: overload, bad codes and scripts from other users (especially beginners); and, too many applications and components uploaded, and so on.
On a dedicated server you will install only software and applications you want to use, while on a shared hosting server you will find a host of other software and applications installed for other users.
By the very nature of the account, a dedicated server: reduces your dependency on the web host; and bypasses time delays and possible expenses incurred from these. With dedicated server hosting you can provide instant support to your own clients whenever required, which is not possible if you are on a shared server. A reliable and fast support service is vital for your own business growth just like the stability and reliability you wish for your own website. In business, reliability is reflected through word-of-mouth as one of the most effective promotional activities.
For people with clients, such as Graphic Designers and Web Designers a dedicated server is invaluable. A dedicated server will bring extra income into the studio, not just as a hosting facility, but, as a designer knows only too well, for the extra ‘bread and butter’ income value. If you have 24hour access to your own dedicated server then you can adjust, correct or update a clients website in minutes, allowing you to keep the dollar back in your studio and not in someone else’s. Ready availability results in reduced labour costs for the client, but higher studio-income frequency for the designer. Hence you will see the return of all your regular offline clients, bringing their web work with them.
The need for a dedicated server to your average shared server user is realized when stats tell you: how quickly people left your site because it was taking too much time to download; or how many daily visitors you are down by, because your site was not up. The true negative is the worry of how many lost visitors could have been your future paying-customers. The loss could easily equal the value of the upgrade to a Dedicated Server!
For a business, a website that is quickly downloadable and up all the time gives the visitor encouragement that your service is just as reliable, hence you will be more likely to make a sale. It will also enhance the company’s image and encourage existing customers to refer your service to others. This will result in more sales for less promotion.
If you are serious about your online presence you need to get a Dedicated Server.
March 14, 2011 No Comments
For our hong kong, China and Asia-Pacific customers, other than our existing Singtel superior international network, we are pleased to announce HostSG has secure faster network connection capability via PCCW.
More about PCCW
With one of the largest backbone network in Asia Pacific and an extensive network in over 100 countries, PCCW Global provides superior performance throughout the world. Continuity, security and impeccable management enable us to consistently serve the business needs of multinationals and the operational needs of service providers.
August 12, 2010 No Comments
With over 1 million web hosting companies on the web, it prove to be very difficult for the average consumer to select a decent and top-notch service provider when every provider seems to be talking about the same thing. Business owners in Singapore often asked what is the difference between a US hosting company or a Singapore Hosting company since the variation in fees seems to be almost 10 folds compared to the features US hosting companies provide.
In US, it is very common to find a web hosting provider that provides you terabytes of hosting space at only low cost fees from $10 USD per month. They will also throw in 1001 hosting features which will be supported with every hosting plan that you have signed up for. Most people do not know the bandwidth charges in US and in Singapore is almost 5 times more, with Singapore being a more expensive place to host your web site here.
Under US Hosting, due to the low fees structure and over-selling method, you get thousands of customers loaded onto one server. Over-selling means they do not expect you to fully use up to 100% of your disk space (imagine how are you going to use terabytes of legit web data?) . There is also highly protective TOC (terms of conditions) to indicate how much processing power you can used for your account and in the event that you exceed due to overage, they reserve the rights to terminate your account without refund. If you do your maths properly, imagine every single user use up to 1 Terabyte of data, the data transfer and bandwidth would kill the provider.
In Singapore Hosting, always check who your provider is hosting their network on. There are major network providers in Singapore such as Singtel, Starhub, Pacific Net, Qala (Known as M1 Connect now) . One of the many reason HostSG chooses Singtel is for their extremely large infrastructure based in Singapore that has the best international coverage to Asia as well as worldwide. While better network coverage means higher cost for HostSG, but we believe in providing the best possible network platform for businesses that wish to have the highest standard of hosting service. This is part of HostSG vision.
To find out more about Singtel extensive worldwide coverage, please visit http://business.singtel.com/coverage/
June 22, 2010 No Comments
If you are relatively new to web hosting, then some terms like VPS web hosting (Virtual Private Servers) may sound like a foreign language to you. But as you spend more time on the web doing business or research, you will eventually learn about it. And once you’ve learned about it, you will then realize how much you need it for growing your business or improving your website.
To begin with, the VPS is an arrangement where you and other clients of the provider share the same server resources. The server is normally split into smaller ones but although divided, each one has its own operating system. This means, all of them can be rebooted independently if needed.
VPS webhosting is the opposite of dedicated hosting where you will pay the provider for the entire server and use it for your own convenience. With dedicated, you don’t have to share the server with others. So, if this is the case, why must you go with VPS Hosting?
Well, VPS web hosting is the most excellent alternative that you can get out there if you don’t like the idea of having to contend with server instability that’s commonly associated with shared web hosting. Additionally, if you don’t think that the high price of dedicated hosting doesn’t give good reasons for going dedicated, then VPS is for you.
Yes, you can save money for choosing cheap shared hosting, but it will not give you the kind of traffic that you need to make your site profitable. But if you will spend a bit more money every month, be sure that the service that you get is worth exactly what you’ve paid for.
Alternatively, the dedicated hosting is pretty costly and there’s no sense in paying more especially if you don’t really require all of those extra resources that comes with dedicated hosting. In conclusion, with VPS hosting, you will surely get what you’ve paid for. You can choose from the array of plans that is best suited for all your needs. Also, you can make the most of its quality hosting services as well as stable server at a price lower than dedicated hosting. Definitely, VPS is one good investment to have.
March 8, 2010 No Comments
Looking at the cost involved ranging from $150 - $1000 per month why is that dedicated web hosting such a huge punch on the business web hosting market? Is paid web hosting worth it?
Now what is dedicated web hosting? Dedicated web hosting is having one single server rented to a single customer by the webhosting provider. Virtual dedicated servers and co-location web hosting are two similar solutions relatively familiar in the web hosting industry. In virtual dedicated server hosting plans one does not get an entire computer just for oneself this means that the virtual server shares the resources of a web server computer with other customers of the web hosting provider. There are many similarities between both Co-locating web hosting and virtual dedicated servers but the main difference is that, in co-locating web hosting the customer owns the web server computer and web-hosting provider only houses the web server computer and sells bandwidth to the customer whereas in dedicated web hosting the web server computer belongs to the web-hosting provider and is only rented by the customer.
When single web server is rented to a single customer it is called real dedicated web hosting.
For businesses that work with high traffic, dedicated web hosting is the idyllic way out. Application required for its operation and functionalities of web site falls under ones specific control.
There are many advantages of dedicated webhosting:
• Concerns regarding the maintenance, the security, and the reliability of ones web server are all handled by hosting provider.
• One doesn’t have to bother about maintaining the hardware and the connectivity of the computer as it is on rent and not been purchased
• One is freed from replacing the component or solving the problem, as everything is provider’s responsibility
• One gets compensations as part of the Service Level Agreement (SLA) by most o f the web hosting providers.
• In the occurrence of failure one may get reimbursement with the cost of ones hosting plan for a month or a fraction of it, depending upon the severity of the failure.
• When compared to having to pay for the component and for the technical support required for actually replacing the component, while web site in not online all these advantages seems quiet good as at the day end one will just be paying for functional hardware.
Imagine the business with all the resources being saved on the above maintenance issues. One can choose between “managed” or “unmanaged” service levels as the costs of administering and maintaining the web server one has taken on rent will vary depending upon the web hosting provider.
One can choose “managed” dedicated hosting which means one will have access to “control panel” if one is uncomfortable with the technical expertise required by the management of a web server computer. All the essential tasks required to be performed by the proper functioning of ones web server via a simply point-and-click user-friendly interface are allowed by control panel.
This way one can setup, administer and maintain all the web sites on web server without knowing or typing any command lines nor having any in depth knowledge of the operating system.
Those with great degree of technical expertise in mastering a root access to the server can go for “unmanaged” option. “Unmanaged” option offers complete server administration, thus having possibility of configuring every service on the web server. But if necessary services are not configured properly it may result in failure of system. Due to these reasons unmanaged dedicated hosting is recommended for only people having solid server administration background or for web developers who require custom applications for their web sites, or a customized environment. Thus people having dedicated server computer’s stability will not be prone to the plagues affecting shared web hosting solutions.
-errors in programming usually made by the beginners,
- Or overload i.e. server being crowded with applications and components required by the other customers
- Or in a shared web server when the processor time and the installed memory are both shared by the software applications needed by the other users.
Instant support is provided to its customers when required by the dedicated web hosting whether managed or unmanaged which is not possible on a shared hosting plans where one will be facing delays and possible additional technical support fees.
If one is having prompt support service from ones side then the customers will be happy and at the same time there will be growth in business. For those doing business in web designing advantage to have his own dedicated server is priceless not because he will be able to offer pure hosting services, but because he will able to offer them packaged with the web design activity also. When one is having access to web server for 24 hours, then within minutes one can modify a website for a customer or upload a new one.
If complete web presence solution, design and hosting, is offered by the studio to a customer there is chance of that customer being regular this is an added advantage.
The benefits of a good dedicated web hosting are:-
• Businesses solutions being translated into sales growth
• Better customer relationship results to improved company image
• Reduced cost compared with in-house web hosting solution, and so on.
• One can run a better business and better business gives good profit.
December 16, 2009 No Comments
Most website owners are unsure of when it is time to move along from their existing shared hosting platform and upgrade to a dedicated server. It is a significant decision and should you conclude that is the right move, note that there a number of key factors to consider to ensure a successful migration. Before planning the move, keep the following aspects in mind:
Investing in a dedicated server is usually far more expensive than shared hosting. However, fierce competition across the market has led to a shift in cheaper services. While the overall quality depends on the hosting provider, as the old adage goes, “you get what you pay for.” With that said, there are more than enough respectable hosts on the market to ensure that you can find a dedicated server solution that comes at a reasonable price and great value.
Hardware Specification and Redundancy
One of the most important yet overlook aspects of choosing a dedicated hosting solution is the specifications of the actual server hardware. This is where you want to carefully access your requirements and determine exactly what your server needs to thrive. Do you need a single, dual or quad core server? How much RAM and hard disk space capacity do your require? This depends on personal requirements but one type of hardware you may want to avoid is legacy equipment. Old hardware is not recommended for anyone looking to get a couple years of a quality use out of their server. If want a long lasting solution that requires few upgrades, be sure to learn more about the hardware specifications.
Hardware redundancy is equally important for the simple fact that you are probably upgrading to a dedicated server to eliminate as many points of failure as this environment will allow. You can better assure this by choosing hardware equipped with RAID hard drives. In addition to hard drives, you also want to consider redundancy through the use of dual power inputs and multiple UPS (uninterrupted power supplies), as this will provide for continuity should an outage occur. When investing in dedicated hosting, the solution you end up is only as good as the hardware and its related components
Unknown to most, but the hardware component that is the most likely to fail is the NIC (Network Interface Card) installed in the server. For this reason, you need to strongly consider a piece of hardware that offers more than one or your could suffer when the original unit fails. Although the host is responsible for replacing hardware components, that does nothing to reverse the downtime you are bound to endure because of it. Other critical network features that deserve attention are bandwidth and the carriers providing connectivity. You could have the best breed of server hardware but without a reliable network, consistent availability may be a rarity.
Migrating to a dedicated server is a move not to be taken lightly. If you want all the performance, flexibility and reliability this environment offers, you need to do your homework and find a host that can provide you with the best service possible. Look at the hosting firm as a business partner and you can enjoy a long successful tenor with your server.
Take advantage of HostSG Dedicated hosting plans with smooth 100% Migration Assistance from our dedicated Technical support engineers.
November 10, 2009 No Comments
Web servers and all their associated technologies introduce a new level of complexity to the world of computing. This is true whether the platform is Windows, Linux or Unix. Because of these technical challenges and responsibilities, many opt for managed hosting as a less stressful alternative. While the concept involves a seamless process that completely lifts the burden, not all managed services are the same. The hosting provider must perform these key tasks in order for you to get a quality service.
There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes of a managed hosting service and software is a major part of the entire operation. The network can’t run efficiently without frequent updates of critical system components. This includes every piece of software from the operating system and web server to SQL database servers and PHP packages. Maintaining software alone can be a full time job that many organizations just can’t handle in-house. Always remember, this is why managed hosting companies exists.
Web servers are prime targets for hackers looking to steal sensitive information and expose prominent corporate networks. The web is filled with a plethora of malicious traffic so it is vital that your provider has security mechanisms in place to detect intrusion, prevent attacks and preserve network resources. A few security features you want to look for in a managed hosting solution are firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-malware and DDoS protection technologies. Your hosting provider must be dedicated to staying on top of security and keeping your server protected.
Backup and Recovery
You should never enter a managed hosting arrangement without knowing what measures are being used to protect your data. Anything can go wrong in a data center whether it’s a corrupt operating system, hardware failure or a power outage. Therefore, finding a host that performs daily backups of its servers is highly recommended. Equally important are the methods employed to ensure a successful recovery following a disaster. Backup servers, uninterrupted power supplies and generators should all be a part of the hosting provider’s recovery plan.
Even the most high-powered network needs a set of extra eyes. While all the other systems are doing their job, it is important to have that central monitoring unit to keep watch over the operation. This separate system should have dedicated lines or the aid of a trusted third-party source. Network monitoring is critical to the life of your dedicated server because it can alert administrators about issues related to overloads, server failures, lost connections, network intrusion, malware infection and more.
Don’t Settle for Less
Managed hosting is tied to a number of complicated operations that the average customer wants no part of. Though most companies are able to provide a good service, you should never expect absolute perfection from every host, especially without checking them out first. Manage hosting is supposed to let you focus on other critical business aspects, but it could lead to more stress if you’re not careful.
HostSG provides cost effective managed dedicated hosting via Singtel highly reliable international datacentre in Singapore. Contact us to see how we can solve your IT requirement. today.
November 2, 2009 No Comments
VPS or Virtual Private Server is similar to having your own dedicated server, but at a fraction of the cost. Many online businesses use VPS technology yo host their websites. The favorite choice of webmaster worldwide is the Linux platform due to its reliability and performance. Linux VPS is the focus of this article.
VPS is basically your own online web hosting environment. While you will share one physical server with other clients, there are less clients on a single VPS machine as compared to typical shared web hosting. You will have root access which is a must for any powerful website. Root access will allow you full control over your hosting environment, including the ability to edit maximum execution time and memory limit of PHP scripts. this becomes especially important as your database grows and your website becomes more complicated in general. A task as simple as parsing a 10 MB XML file can not be done on shared servers due to their strict limits enforced by the hosting company.
With a VPS you get the same functionality of a dedicated server. However, since there are a couple of clients on each physical server, you only pay a fraction of the cost compared to a dedicated server. This makes VPS a good choice for growing companies or individuals who own several websites. You can even resell some of your extra server space to cover some or all of the cost of your VPS server.
HostSG offers fast VPS hosting at only a fraction of the cost. Hosted in Singapore Singtel Datacentre, it provides the fastest and most reliable network environment.
October 27, 2009 No Comments
Deciding on using a dedicated web hosting service or a shared web hosting service is really up to each individual and depends on several factors like the size of your website, the dependability and security you need.
A Dedicated Web Hosting Service Vs. A Shared Web Hosting Service
Let us first define just what the differences are between a dedicated server and a shared server. The dedicated web hosting service gives you a lot of space on the server to hold your web pages, images, files, etc. When you use a dedicated server you don’t share the servers space with other websites and usually only host your own. This type of web hosting is usually reserved for websites that contain thousands and thousands of pages.
The Benefits of a Dedicated Web Hosting Service
Obviously using a dedicated web hosting server is going to be much more costly than that of a shared web hosting service, but you also receive many more advantages and benefits over a long period of time. If you have had an Internet site for some time and your site keeps getting bigger and bigger then this may be an option you want to take into consideration.
A dedicated web hosting server is going to give you a lot more stability and is going to be much more reliable. You will also be able to manage many more variables and make your website more efficient. You will be able to control bad scripts, code overload, and even the many ways the server handles applications and components of your website.
In other words, by using a dedicated server you have your own web server and can fully control it, even though the user does not own the server. The dedicated web hosting user can decide on which applications he needs and which software will help his site, and these are elements that a web site owner has no control over when he has a shared web hosting service.
By choosing a dedicated server you are not totally dependent on your provider, you can fix many problems that occur directly, allowing you to assist and support your own clients quickly and efficiently.
Who is a Dedicated Server for?
If you are a web design firm and have thousands of clients and need to host their sites then choosing a dedicated server may be an option for you. You might want to choose a dedicated server if you are a large corporation with several multinational websites, or if you are a very large product oriented company.
How Can I tell If My Dedicated Server is Making a Difference in My Business?
If you site was loading slowly when you were on a shared server, then you will notice how it loads much faster on a dedicated server. You will also notice that you missed out on several visitors because your site was loading so slowly.
Remember that the most important thing for you as an internet business marketer is assuring that your site is always up and downloads quickly no matter what the internet connection. If this is not happening, then maybe its time to change to a dedicated server or change your shared web hosting service to another company.
Ultimately deciding on whether or not to use a dedicated server web hosting service is up to you and depends on the type of business you are running, the size of your website, and the security you need for your web based business.
If your website is not of this nature and you are still having trouble, the website is loading slowly, you are experiencing a lot of down time, you are losing customers and information, then you might want to change shared web hosting services before deciding on a dedicated web hosting service.
Remember that just as in any other business there are also some great web hosting services and there are also some which just leave something to be desired. The answer may be to change companies and find a more reliable web hosting company.
HostSG is a leader in Asia web hosting since 1997. Hosted more than 10,000 customers with large enterprise and SME, we have the expertise and right solution for any hosted services. Contact us today to see how we can assist your business.
October 19, 2009 No Comments
The prices of Servers may be dropping, but the purchase price is just a small part of the total cost of ownership.Server budgets expand rapidly once you factor in the cost of maintenance, as well as cabling, cards, rack space, adapters, switches, operating systems and other software licensing costs. Additionally, each new deployed server decreases server room cooling efficiency, which runs the electricity bill up another notch.
On top of the hardware costs, there’s the cost of hiring and training staff to operate and maintain the servers. The costs and complexity of managing a server are often beyond the financial and technical abilities of smaller companies which often do not have in-house I.T. staff.
Economies of scale, which generally dictate that costs drop as the purchase quantity of a particular product increases, do not work in the server world. And all of that is what is making virtual dedicated servers so attractive.
You are probably becoming familiar with the concept of a virtual server. Many organizations are beginning to deploy products like VM ware Infrastructure to create multiple virtual servers inside of one physical server. But the concept of a hosted virtual dedicated server is relatively exciting.
Essentially, you are renting resources on a remotely-hosted server. However, unlike the typical shared-server environment, such as a web server, you’re not sharing any of the server’s operating system with other users.
Virtual private servers, for all intents and purposes, function exactly as if your applications were running on a dedicated box. The server hosting company deploys a VM ware Infrastructure, partitioning physical servers into multiple virtual machines. Each machine functions exactly as if it were a single server. It has its own instances of the operating system, application software, virtual processors, virtual memory, networking, storage devices and even its own virtual BIOS.
In fact, the only real difference between using a virtual private server and your own dedicated server is a reduction in TOC that is difficult to realize using other solutions.
The cost savings begin not having to make capital expenditures to acquire the server. Costs are spread out monthly and are not carried on the organization’s balance sheet.
But the real cost-savings come into play when you start looking at what else you don’t have to buy. Most popular operating system software is included, so there goes the licensing fees. Most common server application software, such as Exchange Server, can also be included, which further reduces costs.
So for short money, you can deploy a hefty server, configured to your exact specifications, with a minimum amount of ramp-up time.
Ongoing benefits include the fact that the server hosting company takes care of maintenance and support, so replacement part costs disappear was well.
There’s really no downside, and you can look good to all around. HostSG provides affordable VPS hosting solution in Singapore starting from just S$51 per month.
September 10, 2009 No Comments
If you’re operating a successful website through a shared hosting service, there will come a time when your site outgrows sharing. Shared hosting is fine for many website owners, but if you start to get a lot of traffic, you’ll want to consider other options. While a dedicated server might seem like your next logical choice, VPS web hosting might be an even better option.Dedicated servers provide exceptional performance, stability and security, but they’re also very expensive. VPS or virtual private server web hosting on the other hand is very affordable, and it offers many of the same features and benefits of dedicated servers.
VPS hosting involves one server being divided into multiple accounts that are totally separate from one another. Each VPS account has its own operating system, including its own web and mail server resources. This means VPS is much more secure and more stable than shared hosting.
Unlike shared web hosting, VPS hosting accounts usually provide high bandwidth allowances. Even very busy websites should run fine on a typical VPS bandwidth allowance of hundreds of gigabytes. You won’t have to worry about slow page loads or down time due to other users monopolizing shared server bandwidth with VPS.
VPS hosting is also more secure than shared web hosting. The fact that VPS servers are divided into completely separate, isolated accounts reduces the odds your site will be hacked and damaged. If a hacker accesses even one account on a shared server on the other hand, damage can be done to all websites on that server.
A big benefit of dedicated servers for many webmasters is the ability to access all configuration files. VPS provides you with the same capability, and you can install and run customized software on your VPS server. You can also back up, restore or reboot your VPS account yourself.
Perhaps one of the only drawbacks to VPS web hosting is that each account must be maintained by the owner. However if you’re not capable of maintaining your server or you don’t want to invest the time it will take, you can opt for managed VPS hosting. At a cost of as little as a fifty dollars a month, your account can be completely managed for you, including necessary updates and security maintenance.
VPS web hosting is a great solution for businesses that have outgrown shared hosting but don’t quite need a dedicated server. With VPS, you can have almost all of the benefits of a dedicated server for less than a third of the cost of dedicated web hosting.
HostSG provides affordable VPS Hosting service with Linux and Windows platform to choose from. Contact us today to for a suitable VPS Hosting solution for your business.
August 24, 2009 No Comments