Server Technology

June 2, 2017

What is Cloud Hosting?

The term “cloud” is used a lot these days on the internet. You have probably heard of cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or Microsoft’s OneDrive.  These services provide storage for your files that can be accessible from many devices. Cloud hosting is somewhat different as it consists of CPU, memory and storage resources. Our cloud servers use […]
April 16, 2013

Meet Tomkins

Our new server has been activated and placed into service. It is a dual quad-core xeon 5620 machine with 12GB or RAM. We have named it tomkins.hosting-nation.com. Thomas Tomkins (1572 – 1656) was an English composer of the late Tudor and early Stuart period. Tomkins wrote madrigals, keyboard music, consort music, anthems, and liturgical music. It our first server to run CloudLinux 6 that comes with more resource […]
June 30, 2012

Shared Resource Management through CloudLinux

Last year we mentioned that we were looking at installing CloudLinux across our fleet of shared hosting servers.  We have finally completed that task. So what is CloudLinux, why is Hosting Nation excited about it and what does it mean to our customers? In a typical shared webhosting server environment, when a user is abusing the server it affects the […]
February 23, 2012

Upgrade in our Backup System (February 27th)

Hi once again. In the coming days we will be making a major version upgrade in the software we use to maintain backups. Our current system in running R1Soft’s CDP 2.0. After the upgrade we will running CDP 3.0. Version 3.0 has a number of improvements to the backend and underlying technology to make it more scalable, faster and more […]
May 11, 2011

CloudLinux for Web Hosting

One of the things that we have been excited about recently at Hosting Nation is a new Linux based operating system called CloudLinux. ?CloudLinux has been designed to meet the specific needs and demands of web hosting. ? In shared hosting, the most common reason for downtime is a single account slowing down other accounts on the server. CloudLinux helps control this […]
December 21, 2010

Bang v. Buck at Softlayer

Kevin Hazard recently blogged on the Softlayer Blog an article titled SoftLayer Market Positioning: Bang v. Buck. Softlayer is the main datacenter we use to host our customers. We have always felt that despite a higher price tag we were getting great service and product. In his post Kevin explains why Softlayer took the “More Bang” vs “Less buck” approach […]
November 25, 2008

Email Outages: November 25th, 2008

Dear Nation, As a result of an automated mail system update in the early hours of Tuesday, November 25th, Hosting Nation Clients would have been unable to send or receive email. The specific reason for this was that after the update, the mail system defaulted to a simple default configuration leaving out custom settings. As a result port 26 was […]
November 7, 2008

New Backup Technology Coming to Hosting Nation

In the next few weeks Hosting Nation will be activating a Continuous Data Protection backup solution to enable easier and smoother backups for our servers and users. We will be integrating R1Soft’s CDP solution to our arsenal of backup utilities in order to scale better as we grow and provide a better sense of comfort for the user. This client/server […]
October 23, 2008

For Immediate Release – Hosting Nation moves to Softlayer facility in Seattle – October 23rd, 2008.

On October 21st and 22nd, 2008 Hosting Nation moved their servers to the Softlayer facility in Seattle. It’s handled via an internal transfer protocol that allows for lightning fast resolution, a process so seamless that it would hardly be noticed on the client side. The reason for the move was speed, by having servers in Seattle there are less ‘hops’ […]