Understanding the Dedicated Server Bandwidth

Dedicated Server bandwidth

What is bandwidth? In terms of computers, a typical definition of bandwidth by Internet Service Providers (ISP) is given as a data transfer rate. To be specified it is actually the amount of data that the network is enable to transport from one area to other during a particular time period, usually it’s one second. Or you can say that bandwidth means the total amount of data downloaded from and uploaded to a server in a specific time period. This type of bandwidth is calculated in various terms like Kilobits per second or kbps and Megabits per second or mbps. When more bandwidth is required it is calculated in Gigabits per second or Gbps.

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IIS 10 Features view – What is New?

IIS 10 New Features


In all the web hosting news you might have noticed the buzz around Windows Server 2016, SQL Server 2016 and Windows 10. But there is one more thing that may light up your interest more, i.e. IIS 10. So let’s see what it has new on the table:


If you’ve accessed Windows Server 2016 technical preview and Windows 10, then you might have noticed that IIS 10 isn’t any different than these two. How? Check the below feature and their anatomy:

1) HTTP/2

In the 2nd technical previews’ of Windows Server 2016 and in Windows 10, HTTP/2 is by default enabled and in IIS 10 it’s the same thing, so you need not enable it twice in the value registry, and no need for a reboot.

To confirm whether you’re using HTTP/2, just open the web browser (here, we’ll use Chrome) and connect your secure website hosted on IIS 10. In a second tab, type:

Chrome: //net-internals/#spdy

Refresh your web page (Ctrl +F5) and you’ll see the request listed with a protocol negotiated value of h2. If you are using Firefox (39), use F12 tools and headers on the Network tab will show the version: HTTP/2.0. In IE (Internet Explorer) 11, it doesn’t show any difference in their F12 tools.

2) Wildcard Host Header

The most awaited feature, as earlier version upto 8.5 only specify a full host name in the binding for a website. In IIS 10 we have certain options:

New-WebBinding -Name "Your Default website" -IPAddress "*" -Port 80 -HostHeader "*.foo.bar"

This all means that you are able to point multiple host names to the same website.

Now, it is possible to use site1.foo.bar and Site2.foo.bar, however, you should have your DNS server or hosts file set up, so they both will go to the same site.

For server1.departmetn.foo.bar, the above steps won’t work as the wildcard “*” stands for just a single “word”. So using even a binding such as “*.*.foo.bar” is invalid, similar for foo.*.bar. The wildcard has to be the leftmost character.

To make that work add a binding as follows:

New-WebBinding -Name "Your Default website" -IPAddress "*" -Port 80 –HostHeader "*.department.foo.bar"

For more information: Wildcard Host Header Support

3) New IISAdministration PowerShell module

The existing PowerShell module has hardly changed, but the IIS team included a second module with direct access to ‘Microsoft.Web.Administration.ServerManager’ object.

Get-command -Module IISAdministration | Select Name

4) Environment Variables for Applications Pools

Though, there is no UI, you can specify environment variables per app pool.

Add-WebConfigurationProperty -value @{name='TestVar';value='46'} -filter "system.applicationHost/applicationPools/add[@name='DefaultAppPool']/environmentVariables" -pspath 'MACHINE/WEBROOT/APPHOST' -name "."

5) HTTP status code 308

For the HTTP redirect module:

Install-WindowsFeature Web-Http-Redirect

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How to Install and Configure Git on Fedora 22


Git is a popular open source version control system (VCS). It is widely used for source code management (SCM), by sites like GitHub, which adds a social aspect to coding and makes software development much more easily collaborative . Other projects that use Git are famous names like “Perl”, “Ruby on Rails”, and the “Linux Kernel.”

Please Note:

– These instructions are written for the installation of Git on Fedora 22.

– I will be using a bodHOST Self Managed Fedora 22 server, and I will be logged in as root.

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Five WordPress Plugins that Hamper Your Shared Server’s Performance

WordPress Shared Plugins

Popular among several bloggers and web developers, WordPress is the easiest and user-friendly platform for creating blogs and websites.  For your blog to get known globally you need to host it and the host you choose is the most significant link to the potential readers of your blog. When hosting comes into picture different aspects like speed, performance, load balance ability, etc. need to be thought on.

Facts and Statistics –

As per Google speed is one of the important metrics to rank in search results and if a website takes more than 1.5 seconds to load, it is considered to be slow by Google. Also, 74% mobile users will leave after five seconds, if the site doesn’t load. Most of the WordPress blogs are hosted on shared hosting plans.

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Why We Do Not Provide ‘Unlimited’ Hosting Plans

‘Unlimited’ web hosting is impossible.

Many companies claim to offer just that, but this is a misrepresentation of what is actually available, which tends to be very limited. We think that offering ‘unlimited’ hosting is dishonest, and prefer to offer excellent but limited hosting options.

To go into more detail: there are many web hosting providers that offer ‘Unlimited’ plans – plans which claim to have no set limits on either bandwidth or storage space. Many customers incorrectly (but understandably) think that this will give them infinite resources to work with, hosting as many websites as they could ever need on a single low-cost plan. What they’ll find in the small print is that these services are being offered via a method called ‘overselling’.

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Four Greatest Cloud Security Myths – What’s Your Perception?

Cloud Security Myths

Cloud has become the most auspicious term for businesses. Though there’s a spectacular rise of cloud based applications and services, along with its adoption by enterprises to a great extent, security still remains a significant concern for several organizations. Misconception that the cloud isn’t as secure as it looks when compared with on-premise capabilities is the crux of matter. BT recently did a global study that reports, 76% of large organizations quoted security as their main concern for using cloud-based services. 49% admitted being “very” or “extremely anxious” about the security complications of these services.

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Reasons Why You Should Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN)


If you run a website or online business, you will want to ensure that your website visitors are able to load your website, as quickly as possible. There are many individuals that will attempt to achieve a much quicker load time, by removing elements from their pages. Although this can work, there are alternative methods to consider. Utilizing a CDN, or a Content Delivery Network, will allow you to speed up your website, without deleting important assets. Below, you will learn about a CDN and the benefits of this type of service.

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Introduction to the Eleven Key Components of OpenStack – Part 2

Openstack_Part 2

Until now it might be quite clear what is OpenStack? You can simply say that OpenStack is stack of open source software that are used by the service providers to setup and run their cloud compute and storage infrastructure. In the previous post we engulfed the knowledge of OpenStack and its five key components out of eleven. In this post, we will continue with the next six components that contribute to OpenStack.


Dashboard (Horizon) –

It offers a web-based portal for interacting with all the underlying OpenStack services like NOVA, Neutron, etc. That means it is the primary graphic user interface for using OpenStack clouds. With this tool users and administrators can provide and automate services. Also, developers are able to access the OpenStack components individually through an application programming interface (API).

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  1. Summary
  2. Storage Pool
  3. Storage Space


Since the availability of Windows server 2012, several new features of storage have made their appearances. This is the case of Storage Pool and Storage Space that offering new possibilities for storing and organizing data.

Both of these features allow you to virtualize storage, firstly because the Storage Pool is the grouping of a set of physical disks, on the other hand, because the Storage Space is a virtual volume created in a Storage Pool.

Now, it’s time to look more closely at these two concepts to better understand it…

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Understanding How A CDN Works


There are many companies out there that offer CDN services. A Content Delivery Network, or CND, is capable of delivering your content to users. Below, you will be able to discover all there is to know about the CDN and how it helps you and your website.

Purposes of CDN

 It is estimated that your website’s viewers spend approximately 80 to 90% of their response time downloading the various elements of your web page. This includes a variety of different elements. Some of these will be listed below for your consideration.

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