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Download | How to Get the Best from WHMCS – A Guide for Hosting Resellers

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2016 11:42:04 AM / by Neil Christie posted in hosting reselling

Our latest download is a cheat sheet that will help you implement WHMCS as your new billing system - guiding you through the installation process and giving you best practice examples of how to effectively use WHMCS.

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Google Acquisition Signifies Cloud-Computing Competition

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 18, 2016 1:58:31 PM / by Neil Christie posted in public cloud

Google have issued a statement of intent within the cloud-computing industry by acquiring commerce platform Orbitera for an estimated fee in excess of $100 million. This most recent purchase comes just days after a Gartner report saw Amazon Web Services crowned king of the cloud, and unveils Google’s aspirations to challenge for the coveted cloud throne.

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Are Dedicated Servers Still Relevant?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 10, 2016 3:44:46 PM / by Neil Christie posted in hybrid cloud, bare metal cloud

The hype around cloud technology has cast doubt over the value of dedicated servers, with many debating whether they are still relevant. However, not only are dedicated servers relevant, but they remain a viable option when businesses require real power and control.

Dedicated servers are physical servers, which are owned or rented out to businesses as an entire unit. We call them ‘dedicated’ as they are employed by a single user to serve a specific networking purpose.

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What is PaaS - Platform as a Service

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 5, 2016 2:42:26 PM / by Neil Christie posted in cloud hosting

Platform as a Service (PaaS) is the middle layer of the cloud computing stack, sandwiched between Software as a Service (SaaS) at the top and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) on the bottom. Put simply, the three services determine whether you consume (SaaS), build (PaaS) or host software (IaaS).

What is PaaS Used for?

PaaS is used for application development, testing and deployment over the internet, whilst the majority of hosting infrastructure is managed for you.

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Cloud Hosting Reselling: What You Need To Know

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 3, 2016 1:32:06 PM / by Neil Christie posted in hosting reselling

Today, around 40% of the world's population has a viable connection to the internet, and, with that number growing rapidly every day, it has never been easier for your cloud hosting reseller business to connect with its customers online.

In theory, with such an increase in accessibility, the services of a middleman would be rendered obsolete. However, in reality cloud hosting reselling can be an extremely effective tool to increase sales and add value for the vendor, the reseller and the customer. Below are some nifty tips and tricks to maximise effective reselling.

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The 6 Key Benefits of WHMCS

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 2, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Neil Christie

As it helpfully spells out in its catchy title, Web Host Manager Complete Solution is an all-in-one client management platform, which employs a high degree of automation. The platform gained swift popularity following its 2005 launch, by combining billing, support and domain registration into one lucrative offering, which has proved particularly appealing and convenient to hosting resellers.

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The Future of Cloud Hosting Post-Brexit

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 27, 2016 2:44:24 PM / by Neil Christie posted in cloud hosting

 

It’s little over a month on from the Brexit ballot where voters opted to discontinue Britain’s membership of the European Union, but the full scale of the fallout is still yet to be felt throughout the technology sector.

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Download | How to Make a Profit: A Guide for SaaS

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 29, 2016 4:05:43 PM / by Neil Christie

Our simple cheat sheet of metrics can help you pinpoint ways to improve the profitability of your SaaS business.

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Bare metal cloud vs. IaaS - are they the same thing?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Neil Christie

The term IaaS is used almost exclusively to describe virtualised solutions, like AWS and Azure, but since cloud infrastructure is, in reality, tin, bare metal cloud should be included in the scope of the term.

What is IaaS?

Infrastructure as a service describes the provision of processing, storage and networking (and potentially) other basic computing resources, over a network and in an on-demand fashion.

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What is IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 6, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Neil Christie posted in bare metal cloud

Infrastructure as a Service is one of three levels in the cloud computing stack model commonly used to describe the different types of service that hosting companies can provide.

IaaS is the bottom, or most basic, layer of the cloud computing stack model and describes a situation where a provider supplies a customer with just the infrastructure required to run their application(s). This differs from Platform as a Service (PaaS), which includes things like development tools, runtime environments and ready-made databases, and Software as a Service (SaaS), in which users are given access to a fully functional application.

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