Earlier this month, Canadian Web Hosting announced their full support for Windows Server 2012, which includes dedicated servers, virtual private servers, and cloud servers running Windows and Hyper-V. This update offers users new features like the ability to manage multiple Windows 2012 machines as a group, strengthened access to files and processes, and increased security and performance.
ICN.BG– a leader in virtual private servers, cloud servers, and a range of web hosting– recently launched an affordable communication service called ICN.BG Cloud Messaging. These new professional quality communication tools operate with virtual private servers and cloud servers to give businesses state of the art communication at an affordable price.
Any professional business is likely to make use of a virtual private server or cloud server like those which ICN.BG and Canadian Web Hosting support. With its increasing popularity and worldwide advances, virtual private servers are commonplace. While they are secure and extremely helpful in any business, there are steps that anyone can take in order to keep their VPS operating the best it can.
What is a Virtual Private Server?
A virtual private server, VPS hosting, is essentially a section of a server which operates as its own machine. It is a convenient way for persons within a business to share information in a way that saves data storage and memory. Virtual private servers also help to keep data safe from viruses and malware. Because a VPS acts as its own server, it allows businesses complete control over things like
- RAM / Memory
- Disk Space / Hard Disk
- IP Addresses
The use of a VPS can keep important data safe and make communication easy, but only if the VPS is setup and used correctly.
How to Stay Safe
First of all, keep records of the server, like snapshots of key points, for crash consistency. Also, be sure to use SAN storage and protect against hardware failure. If there are no safety precautions in place then one failure in the node of a VPS could cause the entire system to crash. Using SAN storage (system area network storage) is like insurance that if a node crashes, the entire system doesn’t go offline. Finally, prevent multiple machines in the same network from interfering with each other by setting them all on their own segment. Keeping everything separate will prevent one crashed machine from taking the others down with it.
Virtual private servers are an efficient way for businesses to protect themselves and communicate easily, if they are used properly. Prevent the entire system from crashing from one failure in the node or one offline machine. Companies across the world are adopting more powerful VPS and advances are being made available. This kind of technology can certainly make the business world more efficient at saving money and data space, but only if it is implemented correctly.
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