Category Archives: Dedicated Servers

What you should know when you are looking for Web Hosting.

Everyone now wants to have a website and many also think about starting their own business online but only few are capable enough to turn this into reality. If you also feel like giving your online venture a try and want to get your own business website you must know certain essential things to get your way around in the online world.

The first step to getting your presence on the internet is by having a good website. Once your website design is ready you need to put it on the internet by getting website hosting from a service provider. Now, this is the tricky part. Firstly there are as many hosts as you can imagine however many are also resellers which you must avoid and look for a genuine hosting company only. Secondly, each host has quite a lot of plans to make you think why you decided to do this in the first place. read more

Dedicated Server FAQ’s: How Many Websites can I Host With My Dedicated Server?

Dedicated Server Websites

When customers place an order for a dedicated server, there is one question that is very commonly asked- how many websites can I host on the server? Well, there is no single answer to that question. While a dedicated server can accommodate several websites at a time, the actual number would vary according to each customer’s requirements. Broadly, these are some of the factors that influence the number of websites a dedicated web server can accommodate:

The Design

A lot depends on the web designing software and platform used to design your website. Your website can be either a static HTML website or a dynamic website. read more

Load Balanced Web Servers for Scalable and Distributed Hosting

What is Load Balancing?

Linux Load Balanced Servers requires a cluster of dedicated servers that can be designed to work together to share the load of a website or application that is the common link between these servers. Often the servers that form a load balancing cluster are of a high specification as websites that receive high volumes of visitors require powerful backbones that are capable of supporting every request that the website receives. Load balancing is applied to web servers more often than not because this is where a majority of requests are made to and in most situations there isn’t anything that can be done to reduce the impact of requests for web pages and scripts, but alterations can be made to database/SQL statements to reduce the number of database queries that are made in a single page request. read more

Comparison of Web Hosting Control Panels

cPanel Control Panel Logoo - Web Hosting Panel

Plesk Web Hosting Control Panel LogoBodhost’s Linux dedicated servers are offered with the choice of cPanel/WHM and Plesk if you require a web-based control panel through which you can manage your dedicated server and any hosting related services, for example clients and web hosting plans. As the only other method of management available to you as a Linux dedicated server administrator is through SSH, a web hosting control panel is strongly recommended as an addition to your hosting package so that you are able to fully utilize the features and power that a dedicated server can offer. read more

How can a private cloud solution benefit my business?

Cloud hosting services are designed to provide reliability that isn’t available with other web hosting services, with uptime guarantees of 100% available with some cloud hosting plans. Even though there is the possibility of network or hardware failure occurring in the cloud, the design of Bodhost’s cloud infrastructure ensures that there is no single point of failure so that is there is network or server failure somewhere within the cloud, there is no noticeable impact on the performance of operation of the cloud as a whole. read more

bodHOST Dedicated Servers with Control Panels for Simplified Server Management

Bodhost provides dedicated server hosting from our Tier 3 data center, which is located in Chicago, USA. As one of the leading data centers in the USA, our data center provides facilities that allow us to offer an uptime guarantee of 99.9% with all of our dedicated servers; furthermore, with staff monitoring the network infrastructure as well as server hardware 24×7, you can be assured that the chances of downtime because of server or network issues are minimal.

We offer a range of professional server configurations that you can take advantage of to improve your business’s IT infrastructure and introduce a range of new IT applications that can help to streamline certain functions and business acitivities so that you can improve the productivity of your employees. Other server configurations available from Bodhost in the USA include: read more

US VPS Server Hosting with Root Access for Server Management

What is Virtual Private Server?

A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a virtual machine that is hosted on a physical machine with other VPS servers and provides a dedicated hosting environment similar to that of a dedicated server, but VPS servers are available at a much more affordable cost. Bodhost offers a range of Linux VPS servers and Windows VPS servers so that there is variety available to suit the requirements of all users. With root access provided with all VPS hosting plans, you will have full control of your hosting environment so that you can adapt the functionality and performance to reflect what you would like to see. All Bodhost web hosting services are hosted out of our Tier 3 data center, located in Chicago, Illinois; our data center is one of the most secure facilities in the USA and uses the most up-to-date technologies so that we can offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee with our VPS hosting plans. read more

What are symlinks / symbolic links in Linux / Unix?

Symlinks are used a lot in Linux- and Unix-based systems so you may be wondering as to what exactly a “symlink” is.  If you have Linux VPS Hosting and you use SSH, you’ll often find many files in the file structure are symlinks.

What are symlinks used for?

Symlinks are a specific type of file that has a reference to a physical location on the Linux server hard drive – such as another file or directory that exists on the machine’s hard drive. The most common symlink you’ll likely come across when using an FTP client is the www and public_html directories. The www directory is a symlink to the public_html physical directory. So this means any files or directories uploaded to the www folder is the same as doing so directly in the public_html folder. The two that seemingly look like two separate folders are merely just one. read more

bodHOST Dedicated Web Servers

Here at Bodhost we are often asked questions about our dedicated hosting services such as what the benefits of a dedicated server are and the comparisons that can be drawn with other hosting products offered by Bod. Here we have compiled a selection of questions that we hope will aid customer old and new with the decision making process and whether or not a dedicated server is going to be the most appropriate hosting plan for their needs.

How does the term “fully managed” apply to a dedicated server? read more

ARM processors in a dedicated server hosting environment

You may not think that ARM processors stand a chance in bodHOST Dedicated Server Hosting environment, but there are stringent benefits with ARM processors in the web hosting industry, and for a start because they’re power-efficient compared to Intel and AMD processors. This means ARM-based devices have the following benefits:

Higher Battery Life and Reduced Cooling Requirements :

Devices with ARM processors have greater battery life and reduced cooling requirements because of the way ARM processors work. Which also means it doesn’t require the level of cooling an Intel or AMD processor would require. So for many devices with ARM processors, like smartphones and most of the popular tablet computers out there, such as the iPad and Android tablets, do not require cooling unlike an equivalent tablet with an Intel or AMD processor. In fact, the new Microsoft Surface tablet that also has a Pro model that comes with an Intel processor will have cooling and essentially air vents with it – but Microsoft has been able to do this in a way in which is unobtrusive to the end user. read more