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WordPress, WordPress, WordPress!  Why is WordPress So Popular?

WordPress, WordPress, WordPress! Why is WordPress So Popular?

WordPress is great for any size website with the largest number of themes and plugins available. The interface is easy to use, even for those with little or no experience. At the same time, more technically advanced users and developers  are able to edit back end code or add code to create more customized looks.  From experience, we know that a large and active developer and user community is a fantastic reference when you need help or troubleshooting. WordPress has both, it is a favorite CMS on today's market with both a large user and a large developer community.  One of the largest of any current CMS platform.   And it is FREE!  Yes, WordPress is a free download. What else can we tell you about WordPress ?  WordPress [...]

What is Softaculous?

What is Softaculous?

Softaculous is an auto-installer for web applications. Install web applications with the click of a button. There is a large range of applications available for installation using Softaculous including but not limited to, e-commerce solutions, polls, blogs, forums, web portals and content management systems.  Softaculous include a simple to use backup feature so you can backup your installations at any time. You will find a very full list of packages that can be installed using Softaculous here . And now for some questions and answers! Are the applications in Softaculous free? Not all but many Softaculous applications are open source and available at no cost. Why should I use Softaculous for application installation?  [...]

What Do You Want to Know?

What Do You Want to Know?

At Hotwire Networks , we want to hear from you.  We want to find out what you are most interested in reading or learning about in regards to Computer Hosting options and add-ons.  Is it servers, Responsive or Mobile Web Design & Development ?  What about our SEO Solutions & Development ? Something else? You tell us and we will add it to our list for upcoming blog posts.  Are you interested in tutorials and if so, what topics? We've blogged about a bunch of different things, different servers options, Traditional Dedicated Servers , Cloud Dedicated Servers , VPS Servers , differences between the server options, President Obama designating October as Cyber Security Awareness Month, upcoming Events and promotions and we have lots [...]

What is a Virtual Private Server (VPS)?

What is a Virtual Private Server (VPS)?

Virtual Private Servers offer the control of a Traditional Dedicated Server intertwined with the affordability and features of Cloud Hosting but what exactly is a Virtual Private Server ? A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a virtualized server serviced by an Internet Web Host. What does that mean?  How does this sound...it is a server in a shared hosting environment that acts like a Dedicated Server . Or how about this....it is the perfect server situation for businesses who want the control of a Dedicated Server paired with the affordability of a Cloud Server .  Very cool! Here at Hotwire Networks, our Virtual Private Servers (VPS) can be easily upgraded or downgraded, have real time monitoring, deploy and [...]

Traditional Dedicated Servers vs. Cloud Dedicated Servers

Traditional Dedicated Servers vs. Cloud Dedicated Servers

Looking back at the two previous blog posts we reviewed Cloud Dedicated Servers and Traditional Dedicated Servers .  Both are great options, especially when working through Hotwire Networks but let's look at the two different types of Server options together. Traditional Dedicated Servers vs. Cloud Dedicated Servers . Which one is right for your business? Take a look below at some of the main differences between the two different types of Dedicated Servers. Costs Dedicated Server Monthly Costs - typically starting around $239/month Cloud Dedicated Server Monthly Costs - typically starting around $155/month Performance Cloud Dedicated Servers  and  Traditional Dedicated Servers   offer  [...]

What is a Traditional Dedicated Server?

What is a Traditional Dedicated Server?

Lets talk about Traditional Dedicated Servers .  If you didn't even know there were different types of servers take a look at the previous post Cloud Dedicated Servers . After that we will compare the pros and cons of the two different types of servers. Today is about Traditional Dedicated Servers .  What is a Traditional Dedicated Server ?  Using a dedicated server means you have the exclusive use of that computer, related software and connection to the internet including a Web server. Dedicated Servers are often housed at a Web Hosting company such as Hotwire Networks. Traditional Dedicated Servers might be considered Old School, the way things used to done but this is not true in any way shape or form. Dedicated Servers have plenty of [...]

What is a Cloud Dedicated Server?

What is a Cloud Dedicated Server?

With a Cloud Dedicated Server businesses and individuals can view complete technical server specifications and order exactly what they need. Looking for a specific CPU processor type or RAID configuration? With a choice between Linux or Windows and total hardware transparency, Cloud Dedicated Servers powered by Hotwire Networks , are a great choice! With a Cloud Dedicated Server you have lots of options, 8 to 64 Core Processors, Single, Dual and Quad CPUs, preloaded OS Images, a choice of Windows or Linux and the best part of all is that you can create and deploy in minutes.  Even better, it reduces hardware costs while maintaining great scaleability. Cloud Dedicated Servers offer more flexibility than a Traditional Dedicated Server and are the [...]

What is Shared Web Hosting?

What is Shared Web Hosting?

Shared Web Hosting ...sort of sounds like you are sharing a computer or computer space or who knows what, right?  Well, that is exactly what it is...a service where multiple websites reside on one web server connected to the Internet. Why Shared Web Hosting?  Shared Web Hosting is the most economical option for web hosting.  With Shared Web Hosting, the overall cost of server maintenance is spread or shared over multiple customers.  With Shared Web Hosting, you or your company will never carry the full cost of server maintenance because you share the costs with multiple companies or users.  Each company or user has their own, specific limit on various services such as monthly traffic, databases, FTP accounts, disk space, email accounts etc., while the [...]

Is a Managed Cloud Server right for you?

Is a Managed Cloud Server right for you?

Could your company benefit from deploying a cloud server? More and more, we are hearing the phrase "Cloud Hosting". Cloud hosting has become a large part of our lives, whether we realize it or not. Most of the apps we use every day are being served from the cloud. Information is no longer being stored on devices or computers, but on cloud servers that display the unique information to our devices after logging in to the app. More companies are moving to the Cloud every day, and for good reason. They are taking advantage of the scalability cloud hosting has to offer. Small companies are now able to start small, with limited memory, disk space and bandwidth, and scale up as needed. The cloud is mainly made up from groups of servers located at enormous Data [...]

 

 

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