Solid State Drive for your Dedicated Server

They cost a bit more, but for many dedicated server users the extra cost of a solid state drive is worth it for a number of reasons. Just like the name implies, solid state drives have no mechanical parts. In addition to running quieter than a traditional hard drive, this feature gives them the added advantage of not having any moving parts that can fail. They also are quite a bit faster on startup and when seaking data. Solid State Drives (sometimes abbreviated to SSD) don't require any special cooling and only use about a half to a third of a hard disk drive. Over the long term this power savings will more than make up for the initial added cost to upgrade from a SATA, SAS, or SCSI hard drive. PingPipe now offers solid state drives as an option on most of our single processor dedicated servers, visit PingPipe.com to order yours today, our knowledgeable support team is always always available to answer your questions or help you custom configure your new dedicated server.

Even air isn’t free

There are many shared hosts that offer free hosting, and dedicated servers are often advertised at surprisingly low monthly costs. One thing remains constant with all web hosting companies: you get what you pay for, and offers that seem to good to be true usually are. Web hosting costs have come down a lot in recent years, but usually lower cost means lower value. In a network operations center, even air isn't free. Dedicated server power supplies get hot and need to be cooled.  Air conditioning is a major expense for data centers, and that expense should be part of what makes up your monthly web hosting cost. Don't limit your search when searching for a host. Cheap hosting companies are cheap for a reason, and usually that means cheap service. In most cases it is better to pay a bit more for value, and choose a web host that has a 100% network uptime guarantee, premium bandwidth,  and always available support services that respond to your questions in a timely manner. 

Dallas VPS Valentine Promo Special

Dallas, VPS: Deep in the heart of Texas there is a Valentine Promo Special at the PingPipe VPS datacenter in Dallas, Texas. This February, all month long, for Dallas VPS your choice is pingpipe.com. We stand behind our vps servers in Dallas with the PingPipe commitment to our 100% network uptime guarantee and 99.9% server uptime for every VPS in Dallas with redundant Dallas premium bandwidth redundant. Wait, What? I saw what you did there. PingPipe virtual private servers Valentine Promo Special is only for a limited time, visit pingpipe.com  and sign up for your Dallas VPS web hosting solution today !

New Jersey VPS now available

PingPipe has again expanded the virtual private servers that it offers with the launching of VPS servers in New Jersey. It's easy to upgrade from your current provider to a VPS with PingPipe, we can move your site for you for free, and provide initial operating system optimization and security hardening.  Your new VPS will be fully scaleable and will come complete with free backups every other night, full root access, your choice of control panel, guaranteed network and server uptime, and more.  PingPipe solid support services are available 24/7/365 to assist you if you ever need help with your virtual private server.  We've just launched our VPS service in New Jersey and orders are coming in fast, visit PingPipe.com today for more information and to sign up.

8 GB RAM for $10

PingPipe has extended its dedicated server RAM upgrade promotion into the holiday season. Now when you choose one of our Intel i-3 dedicated servers at our special low price of $125 per month in New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, or Seattle - you can upgrade to 8 GB total RAM for just +$10 per month. These servers are great for most mid-intensity uses, and are very popular with our clients who are running Asterisk or similar VoIP software, as well as for demo and backup servers for our forex clients.  Visit pingpipe.com today to sign up and start enjoying the benefits of our premium redundant network bandwidth and solid support services.

Locked out. What is KVM?

When you lock yourself out of your car or house it is easy enough to call a locksmith;  locking yourself out of your dedicated server is a whole different level of frustration. It is easier than you think.  All it takes is one mistake when configuring a software-based firewall, and then you are no longer able to log into your server as root Administrator. The easiest way to address this is with KVM access to your server.  KVM is short for Keyboard Video Mouse, it gives you a separate IP to access your server and launches a Java-based screen that is like you are virtually standing in front of a video console plugged into your server.  KVM also gives you the ability to remotely power cycle your server at anytime, via the same separate IP address. Many of the dedicated server solutions available at PingPipe include KVM and remote reboot f0r free. On the internet, having redundancy  is very important. Let me repeat that: on the internet, having redundancy is very important. Suppport services are always available to physically reboot your dedicated server at the network level, the free KVM that is included on PingPipe dedicated server specials is a great value-added bonus of also always having an alternate way to reach the login prompt of your dedicated server. Visit pingpipe.com to check out all of the current dedicated server specials that include your own KVM with remote reboot and free setup !

Google tells Google Buzz to buzz off

On October 14 Google announced  that it would be shutting down Google Buzz, and the internet yawned. When Google Buzz  launched back in February 2010 many people thought that it was meant to be competition for social media giants Facebook, or Twitter, or something. It never really caught on with the general public, and had its share of problems during its short life. A big problem that Google Buzz had at the outset was with user privacy.  Instead of asking users about the specific details of their account that they wanted to disclose, Google Buzz would automatically list the names of each user's contacts that they chatted with or sent emails to. Another big problem was that the version of the service for mobiule phones automatically would publish the location from where posts were made. Fortunately this was addressed fairly quickly, but there was a lot of bad publicity generated over these privacy concerns. Many people wondered what Google was thinking by making a feature like publically disclosing a list of a user's contacts  opt-out. Any good marketer will tell you that you can gain favour by asking your subscribers if they want to opt-in to a feature, but rarely is there any advantage to demanding that they opt-out. This is especially true in matters of privacy. Google has launched many great products in the past. One that immediately comes to mind is Google Earth, which was developed from software that one of their aquisitions published. In that case they took a little known product called Keyhole and made it better.  With Google Buzz it seems that they were not so much trying to provide a service, rather they were trying to compete head-to-head with social media giants Facebook and Twitter.  Sadly,  they failed with Google Buzz. Only time will tell if Google Plus will follow in the footsteps of Google Buzz. Hopefully this won't be the case and people will start to embrace it the way that they have Google's other great products.
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Price Drop – Hosted Voipswitch Quad Core Dedicated Server

We have just lowered our pricing on hosted Voipswitch quad core dedicated servers. Your monthly rental includes a licensed Voipswitch and additional modules together with your own powerful quad core dedicated server complete with remote reboot and 10 TB premium traffic on a 100 Mb/s port for just $368 per month, with free setup. Other hosted Voipswitch solutions are available starting at $269 per month, as well as dedicated servers that are ideal for any other softswitch of your choice.  Visit us today at PingPipe.com for more information and to sign up.

Third Haboob of the Summer

According to the folks over at The Huffington Post, the massive duststorm that hit the Phoenix, Arizona area on July 5, 2011 was a "Monstorous Haboob".  It turns out that the  Phoenix July 2011 Haboob  was just one in a series, as the area was hit with its third haboob of the summer on August 18, 2011.  PingPipe has noticed increased demand for dedicated server hosting services in the Phoenix area, but in order to maintain our 100% network uptime guarantee we've been very concerned about the threat of future haboobs. After much research we are now offerring dedicated server hosting in the Phoenix NAP, a leading internet presence in the US southewwest. This faciity features redundant bandwidth from Level 3 and Global Crossing, with enviromental controls including more than 5,700 tons of cooling, and N+1 backup generators. Visit PingPipe.com today to help us celebrate our new hosting services in Phoenix. Future haboobs are not a worry. Our latest select Summertime Special Promotions on dedicated server web hosting: Dual Processor Intel 5620 (12 Cores) with 48 GB of RAM  and 10TB of traffic (100 Mb/s) $375 per month with free setup. Our Summertime Special pricing also includes dual core dedicated servers: Intel G6950 Dual Core 2.8 GHz 2 GB DDR3 RAM 250 GB SATA hard drive 3,200 GB traffic - 100 Mb/s port $79 per month with free setup In addition to our exiting Haboob-Free Web Hosting in Atlanta, New York City, Montreal, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Seattle. PingPipe dedicated servers are now available with Summertime Special Promotional Pricing and guaranteed haboob protection in Phoenix, Arizona.        

Dedicated Server and Softswitch Sale

Due to popular demand, PingPipe is continuing its a Dedicated Server Summertime Softswitch Special. Start your voip business with your own dedicated server and licensed Voipswitch for $265 per month: AMD Dual Core 2.0 GHz 2 GB RAM 250 GB SATA hard drive 2000 GB traffic - 100 Mb/s port Windows 2008 Web Edition Genuine Voipswitch license 150 concurrent voip calls Remote reboot/KVM console ================================ $265/month Check out the full details on the hosted Voipswitch product description page on our website: For those who prefer running their own softswitch license or would like Asterisk, FreePBX, A2Billing, or other voip software installed on their dedicated server we have many more customizable configurations available, including dual Quad Core dedicated servers that will support up to 32 GB RAM that come with 10TB of traffic at no extra cost. Contact the sales experts at PingPipe.com today to sign up for the hot summertime savings !