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How to Select the Best VPS Hosting Plan for Your Business

Choosing the right VPS hosting plan for your business can help you scale like few other tools can. The technology available that lets you secure the resources you and your customers need on demand is better than ever before. Virtual Private Servers (VPS) give businesses guaranteed computing performance. Hosting has never been so simple. Service providers have tools and packages that can be custom fit to your business needs. However, getting the right hosting provider plan takes a bit of research. Here are some basic things you need to know to select the best VPS hosting plan.
  1. Understand What Hosting Can Offer

VPS web hosting is a great option for a lot of companies. It allows them to forgo the high costs of setting up onsite hosting facilities and everything that goes along with it. You don’t need to hire skilled labor to oversee hosting, troubleshooting, technology upgrades, and other challenges. In addition, when your business outgrows your current hosting capabilities, it costs more money to build out to handle the resource demand. Shifting hosting responsibilities to a capable third-party provider allows your team to focus on products and services for customers.
  1. Choose a Hosting Plan that Takes Future Growth into Account

When you meet with VPS hosting providers, you need to make sure to not just frame things as they stand today. Eventually, your company will grow and require more bandwidth. Talk to them about cost and capabilities in the future. What happens when you double, or triple, in size? Will they be able to meet your requirements?
  1. Inquire About RAM

RAM should be one of the first technical aspects of a VPS hosting plan you touch on. It’s important to assess the capacity that the third party can offer your company. Their RAM will be running your operating systems. The amount of RAM you will need depends on the size and service demands of your company. Again, it’s important to select a hosting provider who can give you what you need now and support future growth.
  1. Service and Price Balance

There are VPS hosting services that cost very little but offer bare-bones service. There are other companies that offer dedicated support techs based on your hosting plan. It’s important to understand what your tolerance is regarding price versus service. Choose the plan that you can live with. Finding the cheapest plan shouldn’t be a priority if you need responsive service. Solar VPS serves over 10,000 global clients with VPS hosting. Our team is dedicated to providing excellent solutions to meet the needs of your business. If you have questions about hosting plans, contact our team today.

Web Hosting 101: The Best Web Hosting Solution For Your Business

Over the course of the coming weeks, we will be writing a weekly series title “Web Hosting 101.” The series will cover everything from tips on how to find the best web hosting company for your needs, to what technical specifications to look for when considering a web hosting provider, to the value of managed web hosting solutions and what to look for when researching wanted server add-ons. With this in mind, the first topic we’re going to cover is “a starter’s guide to web hosting.” Read on and find the article below the fold.

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#ASE12 Mid Day Update

Day 2 of #ase12 is a day of fun. With the official opening of the show floor, brands from all over the world are starting to show their personalities. Some brands are giving away cool freebies, like Mini-Helicopters, and some brands are playing Ping Pong with summit goers. Moreover some brands are showing off their life size icons such as a Life Lock robot and Clickbooth Click-man. Side note: We are sure the Clickbooth mascot has an official name however we don’t know what it is. Mr. Booth? Mr. Click? On a more serious note, yesterday Jeff Grill, VP of Marketing at Mimeo, stopped by the booth to chat with FortressITX COO Ross Brouse. The two had an in-depth conversation about various facets of FortressITX – our 80/20 support system, our unique call center service which essentially makes our IT team your IT team and the services we offer – Connectivity, Hosted PBX, Hosted Exchange, Office-as-a-Service and SEO back end building. In short, the conversation went very well. As the day continues, watch this space to follow the live action of #ase12. Also, if you are at the conference, feel free to stop by booth #1300 to talk to the FortressITX team to find out what we can do to optimize your IT needs.

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Dear Valued Solar VPS Customers,

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your continued patronage and support of Solar VPS. Over the past 2 years we have grown considerably and each and every one of you has contributed to this. We thank you for trusting us with your businesses, your web sites, your email or any other service you host with us. That being said, we have been hard at work over the past year coming up with new value added services to offer all of you. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about some of these great new services.

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