Chasing Automation with Docker Containers

Docker Chasing Automation with Docker Containers

Jason Stevens discovers the open source project that lets you pack, ship and run any application as a lightweight container...

One of the consequences of virtualisation in particular and cloud computing in general is the increasing march towards automation in worldwide IT departments and inside web hosting datacentres. This trend is also largely attributable to open-source technology, including Linux, which forms the backbone operating system of leading web hosts using the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PhP) stack.

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Ghost – The Next Big Publishing Platform

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For easy, time-saving websites, get on the Ghost train.

Spectres are renowned for creating chills. And Ghost is no different. This new publishing platform, created as an alternative to WordPress, is sending shivers down the spines of bloggers and website builders around the world. That’s why VPS.NET is now offering instant set-up of Ghost in the VPS.NET cloud.

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Tantalizing Cloud Apps Living Within Web Hosting Data Centers

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The cloud server environment offered by leading web hosting companies over the Internet is transforming the way a small business or independent contractor does business on the web.

While several years ago, just having a website presence was considered enough for online success, this has matured into a much more competitive landscape where generating leads online is now a cutthroat and demanding business.
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Cloud Servers Redefine the Modern Data Center

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Two forms of server hosting have traditionally dominated the web hosting arena: shared hosting and dedicated server hosting. But in the last decade a new IT trend has swept the Internet unleashing a new hosting paradigm inside complex, international data centers. It’s name is cloud computing.

While the term cloud computing may have become something of a marketing buzzword, the virtualization technology that underlies it is very real and very powerful. First introduced in the 1960s by IBM, it has evolved to a level where just about every Fortune 500 Company in the world is using some variant of the cloud to make their IT processes more affordable and effective.
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What is an Elastic Cloud VPS?

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As cloud computing continues to gain popularity through popular storage packages such as Dropbox and Google Docs, some of the greatest technological strides in this IT sector are taking place in web hosting data centers that offer Virtual Private Servers (VPS) or Cloud Servers.

A VPS or Cloud Server has arguably become one of the most popular hosting platforms for independent contractors, web developers, bloggers and ISVs, all of which seek near perfect uptime, performance, stability and affordability.
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VPS Hosting Perfect for Busy Online Shopping Periods

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VPS hosting or Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a specialized form of web hosting encompassed under one of the hottest IT trends of the 21st Century know as cloud computing or cloud hosting.

IBM was the pioneer in an older technology called “time-sharing” which allowed programmers to somewhat cumbrously share resources on the same computer through multiple terminals or primitive workstations. This later evolved into a modern day version know as virtualization that has transformed server technology and web hosting in general.
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Do you know the Location of your Nearest Web Hosting Data Center?

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Many consumers of web content and applications streamed over the Internet to their devices may be unaware of the sophisticated data center and delivery apparatus put in place by web hosting customers to meet the ‘need for speed’ that both Google and customers are demanding.

To make data and apps fast – really fast – they are building new datacenter infrastructure in locations around the world in an effort to bring content closer to the physical device the end-user is using no matter where he or she is located.
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WordPress and Cloud Hosting Data Centers

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If you thought self-hosted WordPress blogs or content management systems (CMS) only resided in shared hosting platforms or could only be administered through more complex dedicated servers, you’re wrong!

In today’s rapidly evolving IT landscape WordPress blogs have a found a new home in Virtual Private Servers (VPS) and cloud servers built upon one of the hottest technologies around today known as ‘virtualization’ software.
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5 Benefits of Linux Cloud Hosting

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Linux cloud hosting, including variant OS systems such as Cloud Linux introduced back in 2010-11, is still a groundbreaking hosting concept that continues to amaze IT professionals.

Cloud hosting is a concept that ditches the concept of physical servers, and instead, works with the cloud computing. The Linux Cloud is a shared server with accounts set up for subscribers based on their demands. However, unlike the traditional shared servers where there was the strong possibility of a single machine hogging all the CPU speed of the server and limiting the other participants, in cloud hosting each individual is given their own share of dedicated CPU, RAM and security features, thus separating one another and coming up with a reasonable solution.
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