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Is the Cloud the future? Let’s give it a second thought.

Over the past years, a majority of companies and agencies have moved to the Cloud. What most companies aren’t aware of is that moving to the Cloud is changing the market, especially IT companies. In this article, we’ll dive a bit deeper into this topic. Advantages and disadvantages of the Cloud

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What is CIDR?

CIDR stands for “Classless Inter-Domain Routing” and is also known as subnetting. The original goal of CIDR was to slow down the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses. However, now it’s mainly a method for summarizing IP addresses and improving the efficiency of IPv4 assignments. Fun fact: CIDR is pronounced as CIDER. The

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What Is Shared Hosting? Should You Get It?

When creating a website for your business it is important to know the differences between various types of web hosting that are available. Fortunately, it isn’t as complicated as you might think. In this post, we will focus on shared hosting, which is often the first choice for new website owners.

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Secure your domain name with DNSSEC

The Domain Name System (DNS) translates domain names such as DuckDuckGo.com to IP addresses. Because of DNS, you don’t have to memorize and enter an IP address every time you want to visit a website. The functioning of the internet as we know it today is dependent on the Domain Name

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Domain names: what are DNS and name servers?

Opening your browser and browsing the internet is a process you probably don’t think too much about. You’d think it doesn’t go further than typing in a domain name and being taken to the web page you want to visit. However, behind the scenes, a lot more is happening. Two super

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IPv6 Chart

IPv6, Internet Protocol version 6, is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP). It’s designed to eventually replace IPv4. IPv6 uses 128-bit Internet addresses. Therefore, it can support 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 addresses, to be exact – which is a lot more than IPv4. Prefix /48s /56s /64s Mask Bits /24 16M

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5 Reasons Why You Need A Custom Email Address

Having a free Gmail or Outlook email might seem like the easiest and cheapest solution for your business needs. However, we all know that we only get one chance to make a first impression and your email address is key in making a good one. One way to improve the impression

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IPv4 Chart

Every device that can connect to the internet needs to have an unique identifier – also known as an Internet Protocol (IP) address. The two most common version of IP addresses is IPv4. The IPv4 pool is limited and is 32-bits (232) in size and contains 4,294,967,296 IPv4 addresses. IP Addresses Bits Prefix

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What is Internet Peering?

When you send an email to your friend, a lot more is happing in the background: the email you’re sending travels along the network you are connected to. Often, it will have to cross over to another network, or several different networks, before it actually arrives in your friend’s inbox. There

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10 reasons why renting a VPS is right for your business

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. This is essentially a server within a physical server. This physical server hosts multiple virtual servers. The virtual servers are completely independent, which means that you have full control over the virtual server space that you have rented and that your performance won’t be influence

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Starting a reseller hosting company: everything you need to know

Starting a reseller hosting company: everything you need to know In the web hosting industry, there are many different ways to earn money. Since every modern business needs a website, services such as web development and design are in high demand. However, alongside these services, reseller hosting is also booming. You

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What is a VPS used for?

Whether you’re tech-savvy or just looking into hosting, you’ve probably heard the term VPS. Virtual servers are often rented out to customers by hosting companies. However, there is a lot more you can do with a VPS server than just hosting websites. In this blog, we will have a look at

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CentOS vs Debian vs Ubuntu: what are the differences?

CentOS vs Debian vs Ubuntu: what are the differences? Once you’ve decided which operating system you want to use on your virtual private server or dedicated server, you will have to decide which version you want to use. If you’re going for Linux, you’ll have to choose between different distributions (often

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What is BGP?

What is BGP? Finding the best way from A to B is easy if you can draw a straight line between the points on a piece of paper. However, when point A is your phone and point B is a random website on the internet, things are a bit more complicated;

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Hostio Solutions’ services are now available in Germany!

This means that you can now expand your ASN, VPS, and IPv4 ranges, fully supported via Hostio Solutions, to our servers in Germany (Frankfurt). The expansion to Germany will be key in serving our global growth strategy. The next locations we are planning to expand to are the US, UK, Poland,

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