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October 2013 / 7 posts found

SNF China website goes live!

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snf_logoDesigned by our partners QPSoftware, we’re thrilled to welcome SNF China among our hosted websites.

DNS, Domains and sub-domains explained

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DNSWhen you think of Hosting, one of the first thing that comes to mind is your domain name. A domain name is, basically, your brand on the Internet, like Shanghai-Hosting.com. As it is the first thing users see of your web image, it’s often a critical point to understand. Let’s see how it works.

Remote backup? What remote backup?

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cloud storageHere’s a little secret that few talk about openly: hardware breaks. Sometimes badly.┬áHard disks fail, servers go down, the works.
And it’s OK! All you got to do is be prepared.

[French] Interview with CCIFC

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logoLast year for the Connexions Magazine of CCIFC, the French Chamber of Commerce in China, Renaud se Spens was kind enough to interview me about the challenges of hosting Web sites and applications in China. It was quite an interesting experience and the whole magazine was dealing with all aspects of Internet in China, from development to mobile.

Basic or Managed Hosting?

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monitoringSo, you want a hosting plan. What do you get with a Basic plan? Mostly, you get resources: processing power, memory, disk space, and a software stack for running your web app.

But as anything, and particularly in IT, just installing everything usually isn’t enough; system must be updated with security fix, databases must be optimized from times to times, settings must be fine-tuned to get the most of your available server and keep your growing traffic happy

[Tech] How to unban an IP address from your server using fail2ban?

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While this blog usually aims at explaining hosting topics to the non-specialist, we occasionally post some more technical stuff to help our fellow sysadmins with a specific issue. these posts are titled with a [Tech] flag, so feel free to skip them if you don’t want the gory details!

Bandwidth, latency, and speed.

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How to make your website faster?

Speed of access of a server, at the data center level, depends mainly on two things:

  1. Network speed
  2. Server load

Of course, traffic has a major impact on points, as a high traffic amplifies the stress of network and server infrastructures.