choosing dedicated server hardware

There is a wide choice of server configurations available, this makes it difficult when deciding which will best fill your needs. You will need to consider any minimum system requirements of any software you will be installing on the server, your plans for expanding your online presence, as well as your budget. PingPipe offers a wide selection of base hardware configurations, and our highly experienced sales technicians are available to assist you in making your choice. If your site gets a relatively small amount of traffic, or you plan to use your server for backup or fail-over, our least expensive configuration would be a great match for you. We are currently offering a Intel Dual Core 2.4 Ghz server with 2GB RAM starting at just $89/month. If you will be using your server for VOIP, for currency and foreign exchange trading, or as a gameserver or database server (for instance) you will probably need more processor power. Quite a few of our clients start their VOIP business with one of our Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 servers This server works great for a new business, and with a price under $150/month is very affordable. Businesses who need even more power often choose one of our dual processor dedicated servers when they sign up. One great advantage in choosing PingPipe is that you can seamlessly upgrade to a more powerful server at anytime. In many situations it is better to just add another server to your account and start load balancing. We recommend that you monitor your server’s resource usage, and when you notice sustained levels of 50% or more of capacity, contact our Sales team. They have many years of webhosting experience and will help you find the most cost efficient solution.

double the RAM for FREE !

PingPipe has doubled the RAM included on the Intel Core 2 dedicated servers, now you get 2GB RAM, 2 hard-drives, and 3300 GB traffic included each month: Intel Core 2 2.66GHz/ 1333FSB 2GB RAM 2 X 160 GB hard drives 3300 GB traffic —————— Starts at $89/month There’s lots of available options, including secure backup space, Cpanel or Plesk, and more. Choose the location of your server and operating system, as soon as your server is setup we’ll send you a Welcoming email with the IP information, etc. Click here to learn more and sign up.

which location for a dedicated server

PingPipe gives you the choice of where you have your dedicated server. For most people who want their servers to be in North America it really doesn’t matter which city you choose on the dedicated server order form Our central US (Texas) location is popular with online gamers who want super low latency to all parts of the US and Canada. Lots of companies with VOIP servers choose our Virginia location. There’s superior connectivity to both Europe and the rest of North America there, due to it’s close proximity to Washington, DC, New York City, and the rest of the US east coast. Our California location (west coast) is in the most populated area of the most populated state in the the US. Our main upstream provider connects from there to network points of presence in Seattle, Chicago, Toronto, New York. Atlanta, and Miami. Businesses in Asia and Australia love this location. The low latency to their home countries is great, and by choosing PingPipe they also have fast connections to North America and the rest of the world. PingPipe only uses premium bandwidth. Traffic within North America is always quick, no matter which of our facilities you choose to host your data. If most of your traffic will be from outside North America, for the quickest downloads choose the PingPipe location closest to your online visitors when deciding on your server hardware.

buying dedicated servers

If you think that you will be needing a dedicated server for the next three or more years you might want to consider buying the server hardware and colocating it with PingPipe. It certainly can help lower your monthly webhosting costs. PingPipe service is much more than ping, power, pipe. It’s also highly skilled staff will also custom design configurations to your exact specifications and 24/7 technical support. PingPipe hardware purchase packages that include brand new Dell servers for colocation is available in both the US (New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Jose, Miami) and Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver). Colocation is in secure Network Operations Centers with multiple Tier 1 upstream providers. Operating system technical support is available 24/7 from the PingPipe client area, a three year server hardware warranty is included  with 24/7 on-site Dell Technician service with Emergency dispatch available. This solution is ideal for people who want to own and use brand new dedicated servers.  From a cost-savings standpoint, the longer that you own the servers the lower your monthly costs. Contact the sales team at PingPipe.com to learn more

choosing server port speed

Choosing your  uplink port speed for your dedicated server largely depends on what you will be using it for. Both choices include our 100% network uptime guarantee. PingPipe single processor dedicated servers are setup on a 10Mb/s port burstable port. This speed is usually sufficient if you use your server for backup, or if you are hosting a new or relatively low traffic website. A faster port speed means that more your data and web content will be able to reach the internet quicker. We keep our server prices low so you can choose adding optional services such as the port upgrade. Most clients with these servers choose the 100 Mb/s option (just $15/month). PingPipe dual processor dedicated servers all include the optional upgrade to a fully-burstable 100 Mb/s port for free.
Posted in Dedicated Server Options, Hosting Hints at September 23rd, 2009. No Comments.

domain name renewal

It’s what drives your online presence and how visitors find your site. Keeping your domain name registration current is important. Often it is difficult to remember your domain renewal date, and the last thing you want is for your site to not be visible. When you sign up for webhosting with PingPipe and purchase a domain name (or transfer your existing domain to our registrar service) you no longer will have this worry. PingPipe will automatically send you reminders starting 60 days before the date your domain is set to expire, and provide quick and convenient renewal directly from your client area. click here to see all our dedicated servers and website hosting solutions
Posted in Domain Names, Hosting Hints at September 22nd, 2009. No Comments.

Linux kernel exploit

There has been a new vulnerability discovered  in most versions of Linux. In order to address this, clients using Linux as their operating system are strongly advised to run the YUM feature (or updates, if they are using Cpanel or Plesk) and then enter a support ticket to have their server rebooted.
Posted in Linux, news, Online Security at September 9th, 2009. No Comments.