Update for Windows Control Panel – Firewall, FTP and Resellers

We are excited to mention a few new features that have been added to Mocha Panel, for Windows Hosting, Reseller and Windows VPS Hosting.

We listened, customers said they wanted more control to setup and manage domains, their customers and servers how they want. So we changed a few things, here’s the list we hope you enjoy.

You can demo the Mocha Panel here or the Reseller features here.

No Default FTP

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Ability for Windows VPS customers to change whether FTP accounts will be created by default when setting up new domains. They can change this option in the service groups tool of the VPS manager section. They can also override this when creating a domain by checking the “Add FTP” checkbox.

New Reseller  Domain List UI

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The Windows Reseller domain list now has a dropdown for the type of filtering they want to do, and a drop down for the available servers they’re using. They can also filter the list by text, and by customer.

This applies to resellers of shared accounts at this time, and soon to be pushed out to our resellers using Windows VPS to host domains.

Advanced Firewall Management for VPS

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Windows VPS customers can now delete and edit ALL firewall rules (excluding our backup and control panel rules) as well as add new firewall rules.

This addition is powerful:

  • Add, remove, delete, modify control of Windows Firewall rules
  • Filter by protocol, port, or any text related to a rule to quickly navigate through the rules and enable only what you want.

We’re very excited about these new features. If you have more suggestions or questions about our Windows Control Panel – don’t hesitate to submit a feature request through a support ticket.

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Why backups & replication are important and you should care

Conversations about backups don’t come up often. Planning for backups is normally discussed at the beginning of a project, and during disaster – not too much in between.


Something my Visual Basic teacher in college said, reminding me to save a project to floppy – as a backup. A few days after not taking his advice I lost my homework.

Why Backups Matter

Loss may come in many different forms, here’s some of the likely reasons you can & will lose data:

  • Deleted files
  • Corrupted files
  • Corrupted Operating System*
  • Modified Files (such as being SQL injected)

*Remember – If your shared, dedicated or virtual private server hosting has crashed, you may not have the opportunity to get direct access to the original disks to get files off.

Replication Can Protect You Too (Advanced)

The only way to be sure a business can survive a hosting outage at their primary location, is have a second location. Most people believe this isn’t necessary – but we believe it’s good practice.

Here’s some of the most common, and best ways we see people replicating their data.

File Replication:

Keeping lots of files in sync takes a ton of CPU. The best overall method isn’t real-time, but instead a script that just copies/syncs everything periodically.

  • Microsoft Server – For small sync or copy projects, a VPN and xcopy or robocopy seem to work most effectively. For those using Active Directory, DFS is an excellent choice for distributing files across multiple servers – you should have a hefty network connection if your files changed often.
  • Linux – similarly a VPN and rsync work great.

Database Replication:

  • SQL Server – it’s cost prohibitive for smaller businesses to utilize the Standard and Enterprise SQL products so we find it’s most effective to utilize Log Shipping with SQL Web. There’s some work involved in setting up, and making the failover server your primary, but for the protection it offers, it’s worth it.
  • MongoDB & MySQL – The easiest form of replication is Master / Slave. That means that the master will handle the reading and writing and pass off change to the slave. In some cases you can utilize the slave for read operations.

We absolutely recommend replicating files and databases to another geographic location – for mission critical websites.

VPS & Web-hosting Backup Service

Some hosting providers do include backups as part of their Shared Hosting and Virtual Private Server Hosting. In my experience there’s a few different common options:

  • Shared/cloud disk for backups (they provide storage, you backup what you want)
  • Snapshots (snapshot whole server, no file based restores)
  • Automated backups (full/file based restores)

There’s likely to be dozens of variations to the above common options.

At Hostek we believe backups are critical – so much so that we backup & replicate almost everything. Every VPS and Shared Hosting account is backed up. We use R1Soft to manage backups because it provides:

  • Full server restores
  • File based restores (single file, single database tables etc)
  • Easy management

But we don’t stop there. All disks with the exception of special purpose disks are replicated to other hardware so we (and you) are protected from disk failures. And it means we can recover full server images, from snapshots in a hurry!

Your Protection Is Critical

Please don’t take backups lightly. In addition to your backups that your hosting provides, keep your files backed up locally, on your computer at your company. If you ever need them, you’ll confidently have them.

If you need help planning a strategic backup solution – in conjunction with a single or multiple hosting accounts or servers we’re here to help. Setup a zero hassle consultation for VPS accounts, or contact our sales team for more information on Shared Hosting.

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Are you still using Windows 2003 server?

Windows Server 2003 – End of Support – Upgrade


Protect your business and upgrade to Windows 2012 R2 very soon.

By running out of date software, you take the unnecessary risk of causing potential loss to your business.  We strongly urge you to upgrade from Windows Server 2003 right away.

Hostek has helped numerous companies upgrade to Windows 2012 R2.  Many of these companies are moving away from old hardware they have and taking this opportunity to move to the Cloud at the same time.

With our great cloud platform, redundant storage, awesome control panel and backed by an amazing support team, Hostek is the perfect solution to take care of your current and growing needs.

Do yourself a favor and schedule a free, truly no pressure, server consultation today with one of our server solutions experts.  Whether you find we’re the right fit for you or not, you will be glad you learned a proven path for your server needs.  We are here to help!

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How to setup, secure and scale MongoDB on Windows Server

Downloading an installer, and running a through the setup are the most common steps for a basic installation. Even for database systems. But for learning something new, that might end up in production, it’s important to consider how to setup, secure and scale the platform – in this case MongoDB.


Last week we published a guide on installing Node.js on Windows and using iisnode to facilitate connections through IIS. Making the same assumption, that as an organization you’re committed to Microsoft Server products this article is for you.

For this example I’ll use our Windows VPS server platform. I suggest the Silver Windows VPS Plan  if you want to try these steps out for yourself. Some requirements might include the need for a separate instance to for mongoDB exclusively. We can talk about that toward the end – under scaling mongoDB.

Installing mongoDB on Windows

We will install mongoDB as a service in Windows so we can control the user it runs as, easily restart it, or set recovery parameters. Download the latest release.

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Be sure the version matches your platform. There’s already excellent “How to install MongoDB on Windows” instructions at the mongoDB website so here’s the link.

  • The initial instructions don’t cover installing it as a service, so skip ahead about 1/2 way down to the title: Configure a Windows Service for MongoDB
  • Also the instructions mention installing at c:\mongodb, during installation you will need to customize the path to match their examples.
  • You might opt to change the data directory for db and logs as well. To keep things tidy I decided to create it in the root folder for mongoDB: c:\mongodb\data

Production Specific Settings:

I strongly encourage anyone to review the production related notes. Quickly scanning through them there are some changes to the pagefile and tcp keep alive time. Although if you’re not planning for a heavy or mission critical load this can probably be left alone. I did set the keep alive time.

See: To view the keep alive setting
One particular setting regarding Windows Virtual machines is modifying the keepalive time, which you can do quickly with this one command:

reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\ /v KeepAliveTime /d 0x0124c0

Service Adjustments

We recommend adjusting the service recovery to restart on failure. That way if something goes wrong Windows can attempt to restart the mongoDB service without your help. You can do this by opening services, properties, changing the failure actions to “restart”.

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MongoDB by default runs without requiring authentication. This is quite different from the traditional relational database installation defaults. MongoDB documents are very explicit about this, and describe that mongoDB is by default for use in “TRUSTED” environments. Meaning, with secured ports or only accessible on local networks.

These are also areas that should be explored, for more security:

Scaling mongoDB (optional):

There are also many ways to scale your mongoDB setup. The first is by performance gains through additional RAM, storage etc. The “hardware” specs, that can easily be changed. These are covered in the production related notes.

Second is through creating a Master/Slave replication. Which seems very similar to MySQL Master/Slave setup except mongoDB seems to handle the initial sync process nicely.

There’s also Replica Sets and Sharding. These are beyond the scope of setting up a new mongoDB installation but as needs grow, these are well documented solutions that don’t cost a penny – just take time and in some cases lots of servers.

Testing your installation

Now that you’ve got mongo running, you can test your installation from the command line by running: mongo

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You should see output similar to the screenshot above.

Overall mongoDB is impressive, easy to install but should be treated as any other database system, carefully and with thought.

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Everything You Need To Run Node.js Applications on Windows IIS

If you have an application that’s written in Node.JS but most comfortable with Microsoft Windows you’re in luck. Node.js runs on Windows with minimal effort, you can run an installer, and launch from a console, it’s that easy.

But if you want to run a Node.js app with other applications written in .NET or PHP through IIS you’ll need to do a few things. The process is very easy, there’s a small learning curve to getting things running just right.


During this process I discovered the enjoyment of Node.js and a vibrant community that takes pride in developing really well polished applications.

Getting Started With Node.js in IIS

The iisnode module, from Tomasz Janczuk does all the heavy lifting. In short the module acts as the go between IIS and Node. This enables some really nice functionality that you won’t find by running node from the command prompt exclusively.

A few of these advantages are:

– You can run a Node.js app independently on port 80.
– Your Node.js apps can be managed as part of your other websites and apps.
– Your letting IIS manage the Node.js process.

There are more “Benefits” of running node under IIS but I won’t include them because Tomasz has done an excellent job already – The Benefits Of iisnode.

What got me curious of the process was this article by Scott Hanselman – “Installing and Running node.js applications within IIS on Windows – Are you mad?”

Some of the installation instructions are a bit outdated. The process I’ve outlined in the Hostek wiki – Installing Node.js on Windows VPS, includes the latest versions.

Launching Your First Node.js App On Windows

Start with the examples provided in the iisnode folder to get a feel for how things work. Copy an example folder, and edit the web.config file according to the instructions in the wiki. Once you do this, you should be able to reach your node app in a browser.

You’ll receive output similar to:

Hello, world! [helloworld sample; iisnode version is 0.2.2, node version is v0.10.9]

What you might need to know about Node.js Apps and IIS

There’s supposed to be minimal changes required to run Node.js applications using iisnode. A few of these areas I found many people were confused by and some articles that should help you overcome the common challenges.

1. Changing the listed address of the HTTP server. Instead of defining the port as a number, you’ll use process.env.PORT environment variable. Scott Hanselman provides a code example and several references about the process.env.PORT environmental variable in the installing and running Node.js article. 

2. Rewrite url’s to let the entrypoint process all requests. You’ll want to make sure you have the IIS url rewrite module installed. Then a simple rule that sends all traffic to your entrypoint “server.js” for example should work perfectly. Here’s a great reference, with code example: http://tomasz.janczuk.org/2012/05/yaml-configuration-support-in-iisnode.html

3. Installing npm packages for your app. When you install Node using the .msi, you can use the “node” ready cmd environment and install any packages you require right from the command line. Navigate to your applications directory and install the necessary npm packages using the standard syntax.

npm install package

You can easily install Node.js on any of our Windows VPS’s. The example applications were deployed within our platform, using the our control panel to setup a domain. It only takes a few minutes to order a Reliable Windows VPS that you can use for production and development.

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5 Tips For A More Reliable cPanel VPS


cPanel is an addon product that makes Linux hosting easier to control. You can create hosting accounts, plans and even reseller hosting plans with cPanel. What makes it great is the intuitive interface.

Even with all the easy control it requires some work to keep it out of hackers hands and working right. There’s a few things you can do to make your cPanel VPS hosting even more reliable.

Always Optimize Your Websites

Your server’s websites need to be optimized before most server changes will make any sort of significant difference. If your site is a WordPress site, we have an excellent wiki about how WordPress can be optimized.

5 Tips For More Reliable cPanel VPS Hosting

You want to make cPanel as easy to manage as possible and super reliable right? By changing a few settings we can make your sever more tough. You’ll make most of these changes in WHM, the “management” portal for your server.

1. Modify the Apache configuration

Depending on just a few values set in this ‘Global Configuration’ area of WHM’s ‘Apache Configuration’, your websites can either be fast as lightning or just struggling to load. Here are the values for an optimized Apache (already preset on our cPanel VPS hosting):

Server limit: 500
Max Clients: 500
Keep-Alive: On
Keep-Alive Timeout: 2
Timeout: 150

2. Monitor Your Server

We monitor the ping, on each and every VPS. That works great for catching major problems, for more granular reporting we recommend a few extra steps.

Website Monitoring: Use a tool like Pingdom to monitor specific sites on your VPS.

cPanel Contact Manager: Configure the contact manager in WHM to notify you of specific problems with accounts or usage on your server. For this to work properly, you’ll want to have your packages setup with appropriate limits. You can read more about the cPanel Contact Manager here.

Load Monitor (advanced): To be notified about a problem before it happens, you can have your server check the load every 5 minutes and email you if it’s too high.

This resource monitoring script  is extremely simple & efficient.

load=`cat /proc/loadavg | awk '{print $1}'`
response=`echo | awk -v T=$trigger -v L=$load 'BEGIN{if ( L > T){ print "greater"}}'`
if [[ $response = "greater" ]]
sar -q | mail -s"High load on $hostname - [ $load ]" [email protected]
  1. Put the above into a file on your server by entering the following in a SSH session:
nano /usr/local/sbin/loadavg

Done! You now have your own load monitoring script that checks load every five minutes. Read about the “load” in this wiki to understand what it really means.

3. Beef Up Security

cPanel includes some great tools to keep your server secure, like ConfigServer Security & Firewall (CSF) and cpHulk. There’s a few more tools that can be added – to harden your server even more.

ModSecurity: ConfigServer has their own proprietary ModSecurity management suite which is by far the most excellent one out there. You can get that here.

eXploit Scanner:  Another Configserver tool this is a paid addon. You can check it out here.

4. Isolate Websites with CloudLinux

CloudLinux isolates each website from using up so many resources that it impacts other sites on the server. For someone hosting many sites, it’s highly recommended. You can read about CloudLinux here.

5. Support & Reliable Service

To maximize your chances of having the best cPanel VPS Hosting, find a hosting provider that is has 24/7 support to handle any server problems you might run into. You should also know what their uptime promise is, as well as their SLA for any downtime.

We guarantee 99.99% uptime, and 200% money back for any outage. More about that in Hostek.com SLA.


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WordPress on Windows VPS in under 3 minutes

Many companies aren’t comfortable with Linux, they use Windows for everything internal. But you can install a fully functioning WordPress site on Windows. You do NOT need Linux to run a WordPress site.

Even a highly successful site with lots of traffic can use WordPress on Windows VPS Hosting easily. For businesses this can take pressure off of having to learn something new on top of learning how to use WordPress.

What about Shared Linux Hosting?

There’s many Linux based options that include an auto installer for WordPress. The pricing for Linux hosting is often cheaper, that’s another huge attraction. These plans often start at $5 or less.

Shared Linux hosting for WordPress can be an excellent choice for some people. There’s a few reasons you might NOT want to.

  1. You want all your websites on a single server, that you control
  2. You have outgrown Shared Hosting (too much traffic)
  3. You resell hosting on your own servers already

Hosting WordPress on a Linux VPS can be more Work

Even if the above reasons aren’t enough to convince the Windows lover from hosting on Shared Linux Hosting. The choice to use Linux for WordPress Hosting vs hosting it on Windows isn’t a night and day difference.

The additional work to get comfortable with a new operating system, or way of doing things can be a strain for minimal gains in performance.

When you SHOULD use Linux VPS for WordPress

There’s some good reasons for using WordPress on Linux. Especially Linux with cPanel (cPanel VPS) for those who need full-service (email, web, database) hosting that’s easy to manage.

  • You’re not familiar with Windows Server anyway
  • Tutorials for tuning your server for faster WordPress Hosting usually refers to Linux
  • You’re comfortable with the command line and/or like Linux Hosting

How to get WordPress installed in under 3 minutes (on Windows)

If you’re setting up WordPress manually on a Windows server it will take more time and steps. If your using our Windows Control Panel (WCP for short) you can have WordPress working in under 3 minutes.

Here’s the process from start – to your first blog post:

  1. Order any Windows VPS
  2. Login to our control panel (You can demo WCP here)
  3. Add your first domain
  4. Select your domain from the drop down
  5. Click the “Applications” icon
  6. Find WordPress in the list and click “Install”
  7. Visit the blog in a browser to complete the setup

NOTE: If your not pointing your DNS to the server, you can still browse the site using your preprop URL in “Site Settings”. 

Congratulations, you’ve installed wordpress in under 3 minutes. We highly suggest a few more things to make hosting WordPress on a Windows VPS even more awesome:

  1. Continually update WordPress and any plugins
  2. Consider W3 Total Cache (to make WordPress even faster, works great on Windows)
  3. Don’t install tons of Plugins (this can slow your site WAY down)
  4. Use CloudFlare for even more security and protection

Windows VPS WordPress Installation FAQ:

What about Installing PHP or modifying permissions to get WordPress working?

  • The nice thing about our Windows VPS & control panel is all this is done for you.

Can we run other applications with WordPress on the same Windows VPS?

  • Yes you can.

How can I get a server that is WordPress ready?

  • All of our Windows VPS hosting is WordPress ready. We maintain the latest version in our auto installer so new installations will always be up to date.

If you have other questions about our Windows VPS and would like to speak with us, you can chat with our team from Hostek.com or schedule a consultation and we will call you.

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Why cheap VPS hosting costs you more money

The most effective mindset when shopping for VPS hosting, is to first realize it’s importance. It’s uncommon to spend months or years doing research to find the best fit. Although what can be more important to the health of your web based business than the best VPS hosting?

The cost of a hasty decision when choosing a VPS host, can be incalculable.


Common outcomes from choosing the wrong host:

  • Your customers will lose trust in you
  • Loss of business revenue
  • Loss of important data

These are usually a result of a major problem at the hosting provider. For example, when for some strange reason servers go offline or backups fail. The host might not even be able to explain the problem.

We interviewed a customer who was in the process of searching for new hosting. We wanted to learn about how he was choosing the next host for his business. He was one of the rare shoppers, who spent years off and on looking. He had tested many providers, to find one that fit his needs.

Here’s what made him pass on most Windows VPS hosting providers:

  • Many promises up front, but failed to deliver
  • Didn’t listen & understand his needs
  • No support or inconvenient times when specialized help was available

This can apply to Windows VPScPanel VPS or Linux VPS hosting.

Cheap hosting isn’t limited to price

It can be the businesses practices or features of the hosting provider that don’t put the service in your favor.

Cheap price doesn’t always mean you will suffer an outage. Hosting that doesn’t fully meet your specific needs, can cost you thousands of dollars in time and frustration.

These can be hidden time wasting tasks costing you, or your team hours:

  • Manually configuring servers (virtual private, or bare metal)
  • Manually tweaking settings for each domain
  • Manually resetting services during test or higher traffic times
  • Monitoring ping, cpu, ram and disk space
  • No support, or slow support (both are about the same)

You can be sure a hosting provider is a good fit by testing them first. The customer mentioned above engaged many providers to find the right one. That’s not a bad idea, but here’s a checklist you can use to make this much faster.

Checklist to eliminate the cheap VPS hosting options

  1. Do they offer the minimum required hosting for my application(s).
  2. Does it seem like they listen to my needs?
  3. Does their control panel feel intuitive or clunky?
  4. Can I easily adjust or reset what I need from their control panel?
  5. Do I get fast support from a live person at different times of the day/night?
  6. How often are my servers backed up, and how do I do a restore?

Bonus: If I want to change or expand and need a different hosting technology, can they accommodate?

If you use this criteria to carefully make your decision it will keep you from settling with a cheap hosting provider. We want you to have the best chance to succeed with your business. If you would like to give our VPS hosting a try, consult with us first at no cost, and no pressure, here’s the link.

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The Best Arguments For Virtual Private Hosting VS Colo

We recently helped a customer in making the the best decision for their needs. They are operate charter schools in 65 locations today. They’re technical aspirations are progressive but cost conscious.


To present them with the best solutions, we looked at what other vendors were quoting them and talked about what they wanted. Their goals were largely based on having the servers they needed – powered up somewhere.

Their needs were basic at this stage “having X number of servers online”. We developed a hardware (bare metal) only strategy that echoed other quotes they were given. We weren’t the cheapest.

We kept working with them. Some servers were more important than others. For the most mission critical applications they needed to make sure the uptime was near 100%. It was beginning to look like a mix of Managed Windows VPS and Linux VPS could have huge added benefits.

Their reasons NOT to colocate or purchase bare metal solution:

  1. Flexibility was short lived. Servers get old, they could easily allocate resources using virtualization to the servers they needed today, but what about 2-3 years from now?
  2. Server management was their job. Outside of hardware outages, they would have to manage the platform. Emergency work after hours wasn’t desirable.
  3. They didn’t want to be locked into a solution too small, or paying for something that’s overkill.

With a potential of needing 32 servers for their environment, thousands of dollars could be wasted by underutilizing hardware.

Their reasons to use Managed Virtual Private Server Hosting:

  1. They could provision more or less servers as they needed.
  2. They wouldn’t have to make a big upfront purchase if they decided to colocate.
  3. They wouldn’t have to tweak hardware to maximize performance.
  4. (Specific to Hostek) Managed OS patches (Windows VPS) are included.
  5. (Specific to Hostek) Backups of all their servers are included.

The cost was also a factor, which ended up being about 30% higher than the purely hardware solution. But for less than the cost of a PART TIME systems admin they wouldn’t have to manage the infrastructure.

What having Virtual Private Servers would ALSO provide:

  • Opportunity to focus on platform rather than hardware
  • Gained partnership to accelerate their IT initiatives
  • Peace of mind

It’s near impossible to calculate peace of mind most of all. Does your hosting provider promise to provide excellent service & support (here’s how you’ll know)? If so, next to the incredible effort that goes into providing a superior service, the value is almost incalculable.

It’s exciting to see a solution take shape. This conversation all started through a consultation, part of the free services we offer at Hostek. If you have a server project you are considering, we’d love to discuss it with you.  Schedule your consultation here.

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The Best Kept Secrets About Cloud Hosting

At Hostek, we love technology. We don’t specifically sell Cloud Services, but use them to provide a reliable hosting platform. There’s Cloud architecture in our ecosystem, the same kind used by 100% of fortune 100 companies.

There are many costs involved in creating an environment that is flexible & self healing. The same parts exist in every cloud. Depending on the hosting provider you use, those parts may be a different brand, quality or complexity.


Cloud Hosting isn’t designed to save small businesses lots of money, paying by the hour.

The greatest benefit of Cloud hosting for small business is NOT the ability to turn more servers on instantly and pay for hourly. The GREATEST benefit is having a server without a huge up-front investment.

To larger, or specific businesses like Netflix, Instagram & Dropbox that need to scale (grow) to many servers on demand, paying hourly for only what they use makes perfect sense.

We must be careful of believing that specific types of Cloud Hosting or Cloud Servers is the best solution for everyone.

Other common misconceptions about Cloud Hosting are:

  • Cloud servers are all that we need
  • Cloud hosting means my servers are globally distributed
  • Cloud server storage is infinite
  • Cloud servers won’t have downtime
  • Cloud servers are always supposed to be cheap

Poor service leads to bad reputation. You can’t make money if your services are offline. It’s only natural to seek out a bullet proof solution, but none of the above statements are completely true, so now what?

What CAN Cloud Hosting offer:

  • Low upfront cost for your own server
  • Flexibility to launch a server for testing for short periods
  • Ability to scale to many servers on demand
  • Reduce (NOT eliminate) problems related to hardware failure
  • Ability to easily scale up resources like Memory, CPU and Disk – speed and size

We recently discussed a solution for a company that typically deploys their technology in house. Their product is used internationally in larger institutions. Hosting off site hasn’t been a need until recently, for smaller clients.

We discussed almost every aspect of Cloud relating to their needs. What we discovered is our Windows VPS platform was a great option. In addition to great pricing, we manage the servers, and provide advanced security features. This was the best fit for them, managed Cloud Hosting, that wasn’t too expensive and included great support.

We take pride in providing our customers with the best support and managed hosting, at NO EXTRA COST. CEO’s passionate about their business seek for a hosting provider that cares about their goals & customers. We are proud to serve all our customers this way.

Their Cloud Hosting questions revealed one major misconception about cloud hosting. 

Question: Does Hostek offer Cloud?

Answer: We use the same Cloud Computing technology used by 100% of fortune 100 companies. Your servers are provisioned on our cloud based platform.

Question: What happens if my server goes down?

Answer: We monitor every server we deploy. If it crashes for some reason, we will check and resolve the issue. If it’s a physical server failure, your server is rebooted within minutes automatically.

Question: Are our servers located in one datacenter?

Answer: Virtual Private Servers are hosted in a single location, regardless of the provider. When you deploy a server you choose a region most likely in your country – i.e. single datacenter. Our servers are located in secure facilities in St. Louis Mo or Dallas TX.

As this quote about Amazon AWS explains, they expect companies to deploy servers in Availability Zones & across multiple Regions to maximize redundancy. They don’t do this for you.

The idea is that customers architect their applications to run across different availability zones for local data protection and then across multiple regions for an even higher level of availability.

If you want protection from disaster at a datacenter level, it must be something you plan for. Cloud technology provides powerful tools that need to be wielded thoughtfully. One of the greatest services we offer is guiding customers to the best solution.

If you have questions about our Cloud based Virtual Private Servers, consult with us free; here’s the link. And there’s no pressure.

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