3 Reasons Why Smart People Choose Hosting vs Colocation

Owning and operating your own servers can be attractive. Why? The number one reason is cost. Once you pay off the servers needed for hosting, the only thing you’re paying for is colocation fees. But this is deceptive, and can cost you more than hosting over time.

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If you decided to colocate your servers, you’ll pay for:

  • Hardware
  • Colocation
  • Parts replacement (after 3 years on average but maybe sooner)
  • Inhouse (time) or Outsourced Expertise

We are not saying that in all cases hosting is better than colocation. Because not all hosting is equal. A quality host will also provide extra hosting features like intrusion and firewall protection, backups and monitoring or support. From our experience there are 3 common tradeoffs:

#1 Reliability

Within the first few years you could pay off a server and even begin to realize the savings over Hosting. Hardware replacement is more than just buying and replacing, there’s risk involved with replacing old hardware. You’re risking reliability by choosing to buy and support your systems.

This is something a hosting provider completely cares about for you. It doesn’t require your time, effort or thought. And most importantly doesn’t risk the ability to do day to day business.

Hosting with High Availability Is Better

If you use hosting already you may be at risk too. Make sure you’re hosting provider uses on virtualized systems with protection from hardware failure. The terms often used for this are:

  • Cloud Servers
  • High Availability
  • Fail-Over Protection

Hosting without protection from the hardware failure is risky. Even the big name providers offering what they call “On Metal” virtualized hosting because it offers protection from hardware failure – people want that.

#2 Locked In

Once you’re invested into a colocated server you’re probably stuck with it for 3 years or longer.

You can tweak the code and squeeze more performance out, but you’re probably not going to invest into new hardware or new ways to optimize how hardware works. There’s not much chance to shut it down and try something new.

As a hosting provider we are constantly purchasing new hardware. But when a small business purchases, they don’t have the finances to keep buying and trying new equipment, it’s a one chance shot.

#3 IT Support

Your datacenter may provide basic services like rebooting the server or minor admin work but it’s not common for them to provide full-range support. If something needs done on the OS or questions about your application stack need answered you’ll have to solve it. You may have to reach out to a 3rd party company for help.

In our conversations with customers. Expert consultants to help with performance tuning for example can easily cost $1500 per day to start.

There are good reasons to colocate, but from our experience it’s cost effective to engage with a provider that is focused on providing a combination of excellent hosting and support. You won’t find that with many large name cloud providers because they just focus on the infrastructure aspect.

We provide a full range of services, from Shared Hosting to VPS Hosting. If you’re interested in moving from colocation or a costly cloud provider we’re glad to do a free cost assessment as part of our consultationschedule a consultation here.

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How To Produce Killer Work And Why That Matters Most

We can compare the various development languages and never come to the conclusion of one being better than all the rest. As we’ve enjoyed the sessions at devObjective() this year I’ve concluded developing great work supersedes language preference.

What Programming Language To Choose

The enlightening truth about positively approaching problems with the attitude of producing something great frees us from single mindedness. It’s almost depressing to fear that one language will out take another. In honesty we should be open to learning something new, even if it means we’re departing with something we like.

Interest Often Starts With Problem Solving

As with most support techs when first starting at Hostek, I had limited experience with programming. My first real experience was with ASP because there was a trouble ticket that needed resolved and no-one was around at 1AM.

Then ColdFusion caught my attention. It reminded me of Classic ASP, but easier to learn. The simplicity of how queries are written was certainly better. For a season all future projects were written in ColdFusion.

The Dominant Solution Will Gain Traction

The world’s challenges are changing. Mobile is the new hype. With Mobilegeddon in April 2015, and Mobile First philosophy dominating the minds of CEO’s, Entrepreneurs and dev teams. With more challenges comes the opportunity to learn something new, sometimes because we have to.

The difficulty with numerous choices is knowing what to choose when things change. Sometimes it’s not as simple as changing from one development language to another because we have too much invested.

There are literally hundreds of development languages. See wikipedia on Programming Languages.. so can we confidently embrace what’s best?

Producing The Best Work Matters Most

No matter the language. Knowing we solved the problem in the best way possible should be satisfying. It’s not difficult to be hard on ourselves. There’s countless books written on shipping the MVP (minimal viable product) but that can be tough. Here’s a few steps we see work well:

  1. Know the problem you’re trying to solve.
  2. Determine the necessary outcome.
  3. Build for it.
  4. Be satisfied when you get there, and ship.

Pushing Your Best Forward

The best work, is solving the problem. Your best should be constantly getting better and this is where most people make a mistake. They look so far ahead of where they are and judge their work based on someone else’s skill and expertise, and don’t change. Don’t, that’s a waste of energy.

The alternative is looking at the next best step and boldly making small adjustments towards what’s coming. You’ll look back and won’t be disappointed that you’re NOT using the same language you started with, but PROUD that you’ve evolved along the way.

When you’re doing your best, you’re going to produce something great and memorable. Your attitude of perseverance will rub off on others, and be noticed by your peers and customers.

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Steps to Guarantee You Get The Most Out Of Conferences

Almost everyone I know enjoys attending conferences. Some for the fun, some for the learning. Your guaranteed to get more out of every conference you attend with 3 simple steps. If your sponsoring, I’ve got 4 steps for you too.

Before anyone asks “So what did you get out of the event?” we will have the answer for them. And they will wonder why you look so refreshed.

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Some of the Hostek team is packing up this week preparing to travel to Minneapolis for the devObjective() 2015 conference. We have sponsored several years previously. The team with Best Meetings does a fantastic job of preparing everything for sponsors, speakers and attendees.

I remember one of the first conferences I attended. The excitement of being in a place with other people eager to learn was electric. It’s a great feeling, and you can use the excitement to your advantage. Get in the habit of preparing ahead to get the most out of every conference.

Three ways to maximize your time as an attendee

1. Before you go, spy out what’s happening. Download the agenda. Read the profiles of each speaker and ask yourself what makes them a good candidate to contribute to what you want to learn. I’ve sat through countless sessions that had an awesome title but content was blah. Note which ones you’ll attend so you don’t have to think about it.

2. Sit in the middle, be early & take notes. I hate walking into a session that’s full and having to sit near the back. Some people like sitting near the back and that’s good but if I’m sitting near the middle it’s harder for me to daydream and I stay more engaged. Taking notes will give you something to review and remember what you learned.

3. Get rest. No that’s not a joke. It’s fun to go out after the conference, it’s going to happen, but if you get rested you’ll get more out of the time you’re there hands down. Another way I let myself rest is to workout at the gym and spend some time getting quiet and alone, being away from life has opportunities for digging deep and discovering more about who you are and the direction you’re going. It’s a good time to get centered.

As a sponsor things are completely different. You want to meet people and discover if your service is a match for their challenges. You can start with these steps:

Four ways to maximize your time as a sponsor

1. On opening night enter the room with confidence. This article by Art Of Manliness on Networking is a masterpiece on the topic.

2. Talk to people, new people. Challenge yourself to speak with the ones you don’t feel comfortable talking with. I remember a few years back wanting to speek with the infamous (in the ColdFusion Community, now NodeJS and AngularJS community too..) Ben Nadel. I’d used his troubleshooting examples and solutions for years, it was only natural to want to meet him. On opening night at a cfObjective() conference I made myself approach him and had a nice conversation – my nerves were tense but I made it.

3. Unplug from work during the conference. This may not be possible for everyone, but do your best to engage with the people, not stare at your computer screen or phone.

4. Listen. One of my favorite times in sessions are question and answer. Attend the sessions your ideal client might be attending. If the speaker is engaging you often get to hear some pretty interesting problems and how to solve them. This also gives you something to think about solving for your customers or be a nice conversation starter.

Also be appreciative of the staff that put together the event. It will go wayyy easier for you if their team enjoys working with you. Again, we appreciate all the time and effort that goes into devObjective(). The planning team, quality, and continual push to make it better for attendees.

Now go enjoy your conferences more!

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3 Ways To Embrace Cloud Hosting Like A Next Gen IT Pro

We speak to customers all the time about their desires to transition to more reliable and cost efficient solutions. There’s usually two types. One that’s launching a new app, and the other moving from old out-dated systems into something more fitting for their growth.

In both cases it’s not difficult to look past the most important but often overlooked areas. The benefits of Cloud Hosting, could potentially become roadblocks to your business.

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Instead of losing sight due to luster, here’s three ways you can embrace Cloud Hosting and look like a next gen IT pro:

1. Controlling Cost (monthly or hourly)

Many companies desire the perfect solution but don’t need something big. Some don’t have a production ready application or are moving from a very old 32bit server with a few GB of Ram and old slow CPU. Within a few months of choosing a heavily equipped Cloud Server they realise it’s overkill. Instead of overspending, or being enticed by hourly hosting which you will likely leave operational 24/7, consider:

  • Shop for competitive monthly costs for what you NEED
  • Upgrade when it’s the right time (i.e. NEED has changed)

Look for ~20-40% savings over big name providers – you can often find a comparable provider with excellent uptime, low hassle at a great value.

2. Don’t Ignore Security

You would imagine that Cloud Hosting as a rule had security built right in. Often that’s not the case and you’ll be managing either security within the operating system, or have to add-on security as a service. Either way you’re learning something new and this takes time and it’s something you can mess up.

We think it’s best that your server is protected by a security service or device. When we were beginning to really grow several years ago we chose an IPS/Firewall to protect all our servers.

The two substantial benefits of having a managed firewall are:

  • Server Ram and CPU not wasted protecting your server
  • Time saved not having to deal with the impact of a security breach

I’m not recommending that you ignore application security, just save that for things that get through a well managed firewall.

3. Managed Services

Another way to multiply your savings is through capitalizing on managed services. This could mean you’ll spend less time handling the details and more time building the parts of the business that matter. Look for:

  • Expertise with your software stack
  • Automated monitoring & backups
  • Really.. really great support

Be practical about expectations (bonus)

Finding the perfect service is not as easy as it sounds. I was recently reading an article about a huge deployment and less than satisfied (in the moment) customer. You can read the story here. The hosting provider had a bug, it impacted business – this is going to happen. Be practical about expectations.

Start with the problem areas

We encourage any business before transitioning to new and exciting services to also ask themselves where they feel things could have been done better with their old existing environments. This question will often lead to challenges that might be easily overlooked. Try managing those problem areas early on in the decision about transitioning to newer more exciting Cloud Hosting, and good luck!

If you’re ever in need of hosting Expertise, we’d love to chat. You can reach our Cloud/VPS Consultation Link on any of our VPS Plans Pages or sales through our contact page.

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Choosing The Right CMS – 5 Questions You Should Ask

Making the right choice in the midst of available CMS’s such as WordPress, Joomla and Drupal has it’s challenges. This decision requires a bit of technical knowledge and a generous understanding of what users should do when they visit your website. With a few considerations in advance, the process can be slightly easier.

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  • Will the website be used for a business?
  • Will the website be used for a personal site or blog?

These two questions change the depth of technical knowledge required. But in all fairness even a personal blog can have quite extensive features.

If you search “How to start a blog” or “The Best CMS” you’ll find endless articles on the topic. We chose to write about this because customers often approach us with new exciting projects. Often times as part of their process they are considering a new CMS.

We find that the most highly polished and completed projects often have these 5 questions answered beforehand:

  1. What will our users need to do or find when they visit our website? (Create a goals list)
  2. How do we plan to promote or grow our audience. (Add these answers to your list)
  3. Of the CMS’s we’re considering which one allows us to easily change content related to our list of goals?
  4. If we wanted a totally new design in one year, what would the cost (time or money) be?
  5. What are some of the growing trends such as responsive design? How would choosing a particular CMS help us stay current?

At minimum asking these questions can:

  • Prepare you to have a good dialog with a design/development team
  • Help you explore ideas you may have not considered

For those starting out, wanting to build a new (never before existed) website or personal blog, there are many options but just starting is often more important than the fine details. Once you get started there are feature rich options such as the Get Noticed Theme for WordPress from Michael Hyatt. You could also check ThemeForest for new themes.

For businesses – don’t get too focused on CMS’s exclusively for the purpose of utilizing pre designed themes (just to save money). There is still a good case for custom built software when you’re doing something that may have never been thought about or needed.

When you’re ready we have pretty great auto-installation packages for many of the most common CMS’s. You can install them in a few minutes:

These are also on our VPS platforms for Windows, cPanel or ColdFusion Windows.

Often times many of hosting providers offer little or no support. When you’re ready to launch your next website with a new CMS, we’re glad to discuss your plans and make sure you’re choosing the right hosting solution.


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Hosting & Advantages You Are Probably Overlooking

Most developers have similar processes, the few who capitalize on making their processes better for themselves and their customers gain huge returns. They save time and grow their clients satisfaction. These are some of their secrets.

Websites Are Important – The Great Developers Mantra

“Almost every website, shop or blog is important to someone. There’s either contact information that needs to be read, products that need purchased or services that need provisioned. Many forget this until there’s a problem to fix – but not me.”

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Honoring the Setup Process – Using A Control Panel

Many designers and developers undervalue a streamlined process for setting up websites. In contrast developers who use a control panel step through the process within minutes. A hosting control panel is a must in most cases.

There will be rare cases where code is written with static paths. It’s our experience that this can be completely avoided without any overhead, but if there’s no development budget sometimes the control panel can be adjusted to accommodate.

We have extensive experience with control panels, have written our own for Windows Hosting and Windows VPS Hosting. If you use static paths we can help adjust the control panel to work for you.

Better Updates – Code and Database Optimizing

The good developers  – measured by their general familiarity with their software stack know their code. The best developers know their code and are not afraid to dig into making it better. With a few optimizations most problems with slowness can be resolved.

We recommend researching these areas and at least taking ONE next step towards a better performing website:

The Holistic Approach – Proactive & Client Focused

Many developers get stuck between hosting and support wasting hours. There are three ways to avoid this:

1. Good – Forcing what you want, using some other method (time consuming).
2. Better – Be 75% proficient with 100% of the tools and have few deadlines.
3. Best – Take a holistic approach. Combines prioritizing the customers needs, a streamlined setup process & optimizations.

Here’s how Brock Martin of INFINET DESIGN describes the process of his workflow in regards to engaging hosting for his clients.

After a new site is designed and we’re ready to start on the development portion of a project, most clients need a hosting account where we can build the site. Rather than managing our own servers or reselling services, we walk clients through their hosting needs and have them sign up directly for a recommended hosting plan at Hostek. This allows them to creating their own account, manage their own billing, and get familiar with the control panel and where to go for support. If that client needs support down the road, this makes them much more comfortable contacting Hostek directly without us having to be the middle man.

Because we have so many clients using the same host, it also makes things much simpler setting up new sites and answering questions since we use Hostek control panel(s) very often.

More about Brock Martin & his Holistic Approach:

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Not only does he suggest Hostek which we appreciate but he goes above and beyond for Infinet Design customers by:

  • Researching problems or concerns with their website, email or hosting.
  • Communicating clearly to our support team reducing time to solve any problems.

The result is clear. Brock and Dave of INFINET DESIGN have the honor of serving highly esteemed photography focused clientele.

We Understand – The Tools & Infrastructure

For 15+ years we have helped developers by providing the tools they need to make their complicated job easier. We constantly get feedback from them so we can improve and develop new ways to solve their challenges. It’s our desire that they can:

  • Launch a website faster, and easier with the best control panel
  • Not be hindered by a disaster like disk failure
  • Not have to worry about patches and backups
  • Receive the best hosting support

If you’re looking for the best VPS Hosting or the best Shared Hosting(we think so) give us a try. We believe your customers will love you for it.

If there’s something you’re not sure if we offer, please ask by sending an email to [email protected]. If you’re a company or have a large client and need specialized help for a larger environment, consult with us at no cost. We’re familiar with RFP’s and fulfilling proposals – it’s our pleasure to help.

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How to Completely Eliminate Hosting Management

Don’t spend a second managing your hosting. If you’re committed to being productive in 2015, and need to choose a hosting platform (shared, server, cloud), keep reading. You’ll potentially save hours of wasted time. Cut the real costs associated with managing hosting, like a super-tech-ninja so you can stay focused.

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If you like to do things yourself, or enjoy having complete control over your environment then you may need more than shared hosting. But even shared hosting has it’s caveats that you should know about. The biggest shared hosting nightmares can be easily avoided, with these 4 proactive tasks.

4 Proactive Tasks to Master Shared Hosting:

  1. Choose a good FTP password. See the GRC Password Generator.
  2. Know your SMTP options. If you’re sending mail through your website like a form, find out what your host requires, and your alternate options.
  3. Learn how your site is backed up. Check with your hosting provider. Ask what’s backed up, when, where and how to restore. We backup nightly for all hosting plans and you can have individual files restored (not just full backups – a huge benefit).
  4. Keep your own backup. Minimally the latest copy of your site files and database. If your data is changing, make a scheduled reminder to download a copy. This one act alone could save you from huge headaches.

This advice is worth thousands (or more) to someone running an online business.

Now for those considering hosting on a Physical, Cloud or Virtual Server. There’s hundreds (or thousands) of hosts that offer “Management” but there’s hundreds of flavors of “Managed Hosting”. You need to find out exactly what that means. These tasks help uncover what you need to know and do.

5 Tasks to Eliminate Server Management Stress:

  1. Start with the basics. FTP, SMTP and Backups, understanding each of these areas is critical. Ignore them and I guarantee you will regret it. See tasks for shared hosting.
  2. Don’t ignore logging. Find out what’s logged on your server and how the logs are rotated. For example, on Windows the FTP and W3SVC logs, will grow until you run out of disk space. We apply a scheduled task to zip them daily, and delete them after a period of time. Make sure you know for sure how they are handled, or risk ending up with a disk full and unusable server.
  3. OS Updates & Software Patches. Be sure to ask how the host handles patches and updates to installed software. There are two main benefits.
    1. You’ll know when/if the server is rebooted why.
    2. You’ll know how to ask for an update if it’s not automatically done for you.
  4. Monitor your server. Minimally monitor the home page, but even more thoroughly, monitor important parts of the site like the shopping cart etc. Your host probably has options for monitoring the resources such as RAM, DISK SPACE and CPU, use them.
  5. Use a control panel. Some people won’t need one (rare), but you can save time by using a control panel to manage your websites. We provide a control panel as part of our Windows VPS (ColdFusion Windows VPS, Lucee Windows VPS), cPanel VPS (ColdFusion Linux VPS, Lucee Linux VPS). The price is included with the hosting, because we feel it’s important to make the hosting management as easy as possible.

I promise that if you focus on these areas you’ll avoid having to manage the most common problems when you least expect it. There’s more complex ways to manage your server, and this may not apply to you but it’s a great start.

We’re always willing to help with your hosting strategy. If you’re serious about learning how we provide 99.99% uptime and more about our VPS managed services use the links below.

Free VPS Consultation (strategy and help getting started with Cloud Based Virtual Servers)
Shared Hosting Questions (choose “sales” from the department dropdown)

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To BitCoin or Not?

BitCoin has a lot of potential but there are a few things to watch out for if you are thinking about accepting this method of payment.

As I was reading a Wall Street Journal article a few days ago on big investors getting involved with BitCoin, the thought hit me to share a real world experience with BitCoin in a business environment.

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As a business one thing that is always being monitored, or at least should be, is the cost of doing business.  Part of this cost are the fees that are associated with processing customer transactions.  This is one area that BitCoin excels in.

With BitCoin being purely a digital currency, the fees, if any, are very minimal which can have a positive impact on reducing transactions fees.  From a business perspective this could be the leading reason to think about accepting BitCoin as a payment method.

It is hopeful that as BitCoin gains a wider acceptance and user base, that it causes pressure to be put on PayPal to reduce it’s PayPay to PayPal (since these transactions are purely digital also) transaction fees.  This would be a nice side effect for businesses.

What to Consider Before Accepting Bitcoin

Ok, that was the positive side of BitCoin.  Now, as a business owner, here are some things for you to consider related to BitCoin.

The long term success of BitCoin is still in question.  Holding on to BitCoins can be a risky move.  I am not a financial advisor, so take the following comment as my own opinion:  Unless you are in the business of holding risky investments hoping the market goes up, then you should not hold BitCoins.  Instead, if you do decide to accept BitCoins, have the transactions immediately converted to your local currency via BitPay.com.  In simple terms, think of BitPay as a clearing house for BitCoin.

At Hostek.com we started accepting BitCoin sometime in mid 2014 after a few customers inquired about paying via BitCoin.  After researching and knowing we did not want to hold the volatile currency, we opted to use BitPay as our BitCoin payment gateway.

As far as BitPay goes, our experience has been great.  Just as their site states, if you charge $1, the business gets $1; and the funds are in our bank the next day.  If your business accepts cards or PayPal, you know that is a big difference from what you would get via either of those methods..

Your first thought is probably, wow, this is perfect.  Well, it can be, but you must proceed cautiously.  We found that there was a lot of fraud activity with BitCoin payments.

We still accept BitCoin as a payment type, but only for customers that have been with us for a while and have demonstrated the ability to pay with more traditional methods.  For us, this has eliminated the fraud activity related to BitCoin while still providing our customers with the ability to pay using their digital currency.

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4 Hosting Rules Every Developer and CTO Must Follow

Only a few rules, when followed, can protect every developer and CTO from major disaster. Learn them, follow them, or be at risk of spending countless hours frustrated or worse having to start projects completely from scratch.

Whether you’re starting a new project or responsibility. You can completely cover your back from disaster and turbo charge your efforts with just a few tweaks to your criteria for choosing a hosting provider. Even better, you should (MUST) adopt these principles for all digital assets of your business.

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These Four Rules Every Developer and CTO Must Follow

  1. Backup Your Files – There are two acceptable general strategies for backing up data. For files, you should backup minimally daily. You could suffer a problem and at the most lose 24hrs of data. For databases incremental backups are wise. For example every 4-6 hours (or more depending on your needs). We backup each and every server nightly, and also fully replicate each server, to insure minimal recovery time from any disaster.
  2. Monitor Your Web Properties & Servers – There’s basic monitoring, and more granular. For general web-hosting it’s often enough to monitor using a 3rd party site like Pingdom. For servers, ping or a specific URL page can be acceptable. For any server we think it’s a good idea to monitor disk space, memory and cpu if it’s over a threshold (95% let’s say) you should be notified – check out New Relic’s Application Monitoring. We include basic monitoring for no additional cost.
  3. Have Great Support – Support can be great. Support also can be a joke. We’ve experienced support (through vendor contracts) that gave us almost no benefit whatsoever. You’ll know the difference when you experience it. Part of our Core Story is helping people. We believe one of the best ways to do this is by offering stellar support, which to us means quick and accurate.
  4. Know Which Tools Help You – Strip away the complex. Make sure you have tools you use frequently, and how to adjust them. For example almost every developer uses FTP. Having a hosting control panel exposes control of FTP accounts and more. Embrace the benefits of a great control panel, and learn how to use it to save you time. We build our own Windows Control Panel (you can demo) and chose cPanel for linux shared and VPS because it’s so widely used and also well supported (our #3 must).

We realize that every developer and CTO doesn’t have the time to invest in researching all the possible solutions and choosing which one’s are the best.

Today’s cloud offerings many times don’t address these challenges that Developers and CTO’s face. You have to have a strategy of your own within many of these services. Don’t ignore that. OR..Choose NOT to face big challenges alone by having a Hosting Provider that does all this for you.

We have taken the time to invest into the best performing hardware we can find, the best backup solution and the best storage solution for virtual servers. This means we are not the cheapest solution, but we’re a great solution.

If this post has helped you and you want to know more or you feel exposed to risk, schedule an appointment to consult with us. It’s free and completely pressure free, and costs you nothing but less than 3o minutes of your time.

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4 Step Visual Guide To Migrate Your Website

84% of Migration Projects Fail – 72% of Migration Projects never even get started. The reasons for these staggering numbers? Failed follow through, poor planning in advance and downtime & risk. Most don’t even know when something has failed, and find out from their customers. You can avoid most of these pitfalls with a tactical and easy to follow plan.

We have covered the process of a hassle free migration in some detail. Recently a well mapped out yet easy to follow plan caught our attention, though. We can’t take all the credit, one of our customers shared theirs so we’ve adapted and simplified for you. Use this plan for migrating sites from shared hosting, or VPS & Cloud Servers.

This article is co-written with Jake Hand, our wonderful ColdFusion & Lucee Systems Analyst. He spends his time strategizing on ways to improve service delivery (fancy word for uptime). But most importantly he improves our lives by helping the team understand the intricacies of LuceeColdFusion, and their dependencies. An all around good chap.

Why Should I Follow This Guide?

You might ask, why should I follow this guide VS just winging it. Good question.

Workflow has become a fascination of mine. It can provide the grit, including discipline, focus and repetition to get something done. When so many things are constantly competing for attention, it can also lend the strength to eliminate distractions.

In the book Essentialism, Greg McKeown describes how Michael Phelps (Olympic Gold Medalist) executes the same premeditated win, his FLOW. In short, executing steps he’s practiced over and over, paying heed to the mantra “Repetition is the mother of learning.” Taking advantage of this guide helps you use the same approach — experience wins during the migration of your website.

We did all the homework, having migrating thousands of websites. You can download this guide for free, benefiting from our experience to make you look like a rock star.

The Visual Guide: How to Migrate


[PDF] Download 4 Steps Migration Guide

If it is a challenge for you to find time, or technical help for moving a site we’d love to get involved. Simply email us with a description of your migration needs and we’ll get right back to you. Often times there’s $0 cost involved for a migration.

For larger migrations involving a dedicated, cloud or VPS servers, Consult with our VPS Team. We will put together a hassle free migration plan and complete it for you.

Source: Bloor Research

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