Archive for the 'Hosting' Category

07 AugWindows vs Linux Web Server/VPS

After a couple years of managing both Windows and Linux servers, I will review some of the differences between the two different servers.  Both of them are very different and not one will fit for everyone.  I will explain the differences and it will be up to you to make the decision on the server to choose.

I have been running a Windows server for many years both at my own house and a Windows VPS with GoDaddy.  A Windows server is MUCH easier to manage, setup and get running.  Everything is fairly simple to do but simplicity does come with its downfalls.  Since everything can be done within a GUI (Graphical User Interface), it does limit the amount of things that can be done. Read more…

05 AugGoDaddy Windows VPS Price Change

I have been hosting a VPS (Virtual Private Server) or as GoDaddy calls it Virtual Dedicated Server with GoDaddy for over 3 years and so far they have been great.  I never had any issues with the server going down and below are the specifications that my server had:

Processor: Intel Xeon 5148, 2.33GHZ (4 cores)
Ram: 512mb ram with no swap
Hard Drive: 10 GB (the OS takes up about 2GB)
OS: Windows 2003 Server
IP Addresses: 3 included Read more…

23 JanBurst.Net CentOS 5 64-bit VPS Specs

BurstnetSo I was poking around my VPS and I figured I mine as well tell everyone what type of server that I am getting from Burst.NET. So below are the specifications that I am getting from my Burst.NET CentOS 5 64-bit VPS.

Advertised: The VPS was advertised as having 512RAM, 1ghz processor, 2 IP addresses, 2000 GB/month, and hardware DDOS protection.  It is currently running on a vePortal and OpenVZ virtualization platform.  When installing my VPS, I decided to choose the CentOS 5 because i heard it is the best and lightest for websites.

My actual web specs:

Release information: cat /etc/*elease*
CentOS release 5.3 (Final)

Processor Information: cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model           : 15
model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q6600  @ 2.40GHz Read more…