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Web Hosting For App Developers –
Running your own servers really isn’t hard. Most developers reject the idea outright without even trying because it’s unfamiliar and intimidating. It’s considered an extreme, horrible, unfathomable situation that must be avoided at all costs, usually by people who have never tried it.

But that’s a fallacy. There’s a learning curve and necessary integration work for every back-end option, from iCloud and Dropbox to your own colocated servers. AWS, Azure, Heroku, App Engine, Parse, and similar services aren’t free, easy, or automatic. (Neither is “scaling” with them, regardless of what you’ve heard.) Hosted infrastructure is like sync: it has a minimum, unavoidable level of complexity to accommodate. You can’t just check a box or set a BOOL and have it all taken care of for you.

If you’re going to invest your time into learning any of these options, you might as well learn the timeless one that’s most likely to survive every acquisition, language, trend, and paradigm shift: basic Linux server administration.
hosting  linux  web  webdevelopment 
march 2014 by Aetles
Reverse IP Lookup - Find Other Web Sites Hosted on a Web Server
Find other sites hosted on a web server by entering a domain or IP address above.

A reverse IP domain check takes a domain name or IP address pointing to a web server and searches for other sites known to be hosted on that same web server. Data is gathered from search engine results, which are not guaranteed to be complete. provides interesting visual reverse IP lookup tool. Knowing the other web sites hosted on a web server is important from both an SEO and web filtering perspective, particularly for those on shared web hosting plans.
More about this tool. Set an API Key.
dns  domain  tools  webhosting  hosting  sharedhosting 
march 2013 by Aetles
Virtual Private Servers - the Wild West of Hosting - the laughing cloud
So you find someone.  How do you know if they're any good?  Guess what.  You don't.  Bwahahahahaha!  But if they support IPV6 today plus Xen, their inherent cluefullness is higher from the outset.

But that's what this post is about.  I've tested a bunch of them, having accounts on them, asking questions, using their networks, etc.  It's also interesting to see how they handle their own outages and issues, and how well they keep their clients informed when things are going weird.
hosting  vps 
january 2012 by Aetles
The Pros and Cons of Cloud Hosting
I started my startup journey about 4 years back, right around the time Amazon introduced AWS. We started with a VPS and eventually moved to dedicated servers for Muziboo, completely skipping the cloud wave. We are doing the same for SupportBee. We do use S3 but we never used EC2 for hosting. However, I have worked as a consultant a couple of times in the last few years and I have worked with EC2 on client projects. I understand the benefits of cloud hosting but I don’t think that cloud is the right solution for every company. Traditional dedicated server hosting still makes a lot sense for majority of companies out there. However, before I get to that, let’s first quickly go over the benefits of cloud hosting
cloud  development  hosting  amazon  aws 
december 2011 by Aetles
cloudControl » Cloud hosting platform
PHP Cloud Hosting Platform As A Service
cloud  development  hosting  php 
may 2011 by Aetles - PHP Platform as a service
Integrate deployment into your existing workflow, directly from your source code repository. Autoscale up and down without any fuss. Spend more time coding, less time on sysadmin.
amazon  cloud  hosting  php 
may 2011 by Aetles
Death match! EBS versus SSD price, performance, and QoS - MySQL Performance Blog
Is it a good idea to deploy your database into the cloud? It depends. I have seen it work well many times, and cause trouble at other times. In this blog post I want to examine cloud-based I/O. I/O matters a lot when a) the database’s working set is bigger than the server’s memory, or b) the workload is write-heavy. If this is the case, how expensive is it to get good performance, relative to what you get with physical hardware? Specifically, how does it compare to commodity solid-state drives? Let’s put them in the ring and let them duke it out.
I could do benchmarks, but that would not be interesting — we already know that benchmarks are unrealistic, and we know that SSDs would win. I’d rather look at real systems and see how they behave. Are the theoretical advantages of SSDs really a big advantage in practice? I will show the performance of two real customer systems running web applications.
ec2  performance  ssd  aws  database  hosting 
february 2011 by Aetles
Aegir Mini VPS Order |
Aegir Mini VPS is FAST – 256MB burstable to 4GB RAM, 4 core 2GHz CPU, MariaDB with XtraDB, Pressflow Drupal core, Memcached and Redis fast caches. SSH and FTP access. Standard and custom palettes possible. Boost compatible. 8 sites. 1 GB storage. 80 GB transfer/m. Aegir UI simplified for beginners, with how-to in an easy to follow screenshots. Self Managed – a dream tool for Drupal hosting startups and design studios, easy to use and expand. 100% white-label. One our Apache Solr Search Core included free when paid yearly.
webhosting  hosting  drupal  cloud  vps  aegir 
february 2011 by Aetles
Drupal Cloud Hosting Review
SiteCloud is an up-and-coming player in the field of low-cost cloud hosting. From the outside, they look a lot like your average host: For $8/month, they promise to provide you with unlimited bandwidth, unlimited storage, shell access, and good old cPanel. Yes, the popular point-and-click site management tool is now available in the cloud.

But what exactly is "the cloud" and why should you care? SiteCloud uses load-balanced server clusters, which they claim provide "more scalability, reliability and performance" than regular web hosting. By pooling the resources of multiple computers, they should theoretically be able to outperform traditional hosts like AN Hosting (who also offer unlimited storage, bandwidth, shell access, and cPanel for $8/month).
drupal  hosting 
november 2010 by Aetles

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