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Cloud Hosting for WordPress: How to Do It Yourself

Getting your own cloud server can be very daunting when you think about the setup and maintenance tasks you will have to deal with as you try to get the server running smoothly. Aside from the basic setup of the hosting server, you also need to think about how the database is configured, security measures to put in place, and other details about the cloud environment.

Still, there are a lot of benefits to gain from using your own cloud account to host websites, particularly when you have a lot of sites catering to thousands of visitors. In this article, we will discuss some of the easiest ways to get started with using your own cloud server.

Does Cloud Hosting Have any Effect on SEO?



The days of your website being restricted to a physical server are long gone, with people now considering the switch to cloud hosting. Many can reel the benefits of cloud hosting off the top of their head, though not everyone is certain if such a move will positively impact their website's search engine page ranking. For businesses, the bottom line of any change to their website is getting more customers, improved visibility and revenue, whereas anything else is just a fringe benefit.

"In today's increasingly competitive world, something as simple as where your website is hosted can be the deciding factor in the success or failure of your business, and it is important that you gain the competitive advantage by making the right choice", according to an SEO specialist from Domains4less.

If you're considering a move to cloud hosting, then you need to understand how it will interact with your website's SEO. This brings us back to the question:

How does cloud hosting affect your website's SEO?

How e-commerce companies are benefiting from cloud based hosting services

Cloud based hosting is increasingly becoming the favoured option for ecommerce companies and the reason for this isn't far fetched considering all the benefits involved.

When it was originally introduced, cloud computing was regarded as a great innovation but not many businesses were willing to take a gamble on it just yet. But with the breakthroughs made in the field in recent years, cloud computing has gone from being just a great idea to being something e-commerce business owners actively pursue in order to gain an edge over competing businesses - as well as increase their operation efficiency.

One particularly attractive aspect of cloud computing is that any business - regardless its size - can benefit from using it. For instance, a globally recognised ecommerce brand can benefit from cloud based hosting just as much as an upcoming ecommerce website run by tech savvy personnel can.

Atlantic.Net Talks Cloud Hosting, HIPAA and HITECH Compliance

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If your company is in the market for a Cloud Hosting, Managed Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, or HIPAA-Compliant Hosting provider, you may have already come across Atlantic.Net.  I recently sat down with the company's VP of Marketing, Adnan Raja, and asked him some questions about the company and their services.  

VMblog:  Tell us a little bit about Atlantic.Net and its history.

Adnan Raja:  Atlantic.Net was founded in 1994 by Marty Puranik as an ISP. Under Marty's leadership, Atlantic.Net has led the way in changing and adapting to new technologies, consistently introducing new services and solutions. Atlantic.Net is now a market leading cloud hosting provider, specializing in on-demand, private, and hybrid cloud hosting solutions. We operate our own SSAE 16 SOC 1 SOC 2 datacenter facilities, with presence in six international data centers.

Netherlands Cloud Hosting Provider Uniserver Accelerates Datacenter Network Provisioning Using Cisco Virtual Topology System

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With the goal of continuing to serve its customers with quality and innovative cloud and business solutions, Netherlands-based cloud hosting provider, Uniserver, is partnering with Cisco to help drive its network innovation to achieve greater programmability and accelerate provisioning for its data center network fabric.

Uniserver has deployed Cisco Virtual Topology System (VTS), a standards-based, open software-overlay management and provisioning system that will bring sophisticated network provisioning for virtual and physical infrastructures. This capability has enabled Uniserver to reduce the time to deploy new services with high scalability and flexibility.

"Continuously innovating and investing in new network technologies is essential to provide our customers with quality services and offer the most reliable cloud infrastructure," said Chango Eersel, Director Operations, Uniserver. "With the support from Cisco and VTS, our automated data center network has allowed us to rapidly offer new services and solutions to our customers and partners."

Atlantic.Net Announces Cloud Platform That Encrypts All Customer Data Stored At Rest Automatically

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Today, Atlantic.Net, a leading cloud hosting solutions provider, announced that the Atlantic.Net Cloud Platform now encrypts all customer data stored at rest by default. As part of an ongoing effort to ensure the privacy of customer data, Atlantic.Net's world-class encryption will take place at the storage system layer and be implemented in a transparent manner, with no need for configuration by the user. Atlantic.Net believes encryption of customer's data at rest shouldn't be an optional feature and is now a requirement of all computing, free of charge.

Data is automatically encrypted prior to being written to the disk using Advanced Encryption Standard 256-bit (AES-256), which is the only publicly accessible encryption cipher approved by the National Security Agency (NSA) for top-secret information and is often included as part of customer compliance requirements. Furthermore, each encryption key used to encrypt data is encrypted with a set of master keys for additional security.

Cloud Hosting Best Practices for Business

Article Written By M. Adnan Raja, Vice President of Marketing, Atlantic.Net

When you are considering the adoption of Cloud Hosting for your business, you are in good company. Just consider the industry forecasts, revealing the volume of businesses that each made its own decision to deploy a Cloud, and subsequently, to expand that part of their infrastructure: 
  • Nearly three-quarters of IT-sector CFOs reported that Cloud would be the most significant factor influencing their firms in 2017.
  • The spend on public Cloud services is expected to expand from $209.2 billion in 2016 to $246.8 billion in 2017 (an 18% rise), according to Gartner.
  • The expansion of Cloud computing itself is predicted to develop even faster, improving from $67 billion to $162 billion between 2015 and 2020 (a 19% increase). [source]

How do you deploy Cloud in the smartest possible way for your business, though? Here are some general best practices, along with advice specific to Cloud-ifying mission-critical apps and managing hybrid Clouds.

Where Does Cloud Hosting Fit into the Hosting Product Mix?

Most early users of web hosting opt for what's known as a shared hosting plan. This type of plan provides access to a server along with many hundreds of other user accounts which share both the resources and available bandwidth of that single server. Performance is disappointing in most cases and one quickly outgrows the slow page loading times. Looking beyond shared hosting, there are a number of other hosting options that are viable for mid-size and large websites that require something more specialized.

Let's look at the hosting choices available for SMEs.

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How Does Cloud Hosting Affect SEO?

Finding any way to give your website an edge against the competition is a top priority for many businesses and brands. While the fundamentals of search engine optimization remain the same over time, many minute changes lead to shifts in how - or if - select pages are ranked in search.

While Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines all have their specific algorithms and formulas, most imitate one another to some extent. Because of this, improving your SEO performance across all search engines is relatively straightforward. Nevertheless, it still takes time and patience to produce noticeable results.

One area where many brands have wondered about the implications of SEO is in cloud hosting. What are the ramifications of using a cloud-based hosting system and what are the potential benefits? Today, we'll review the ways that cloud hosting can affect your broader SEO strategy so that you can decide whether making the switch is worth it.

Atlantic.Net Announces Windows Server Container Support in the Cloud

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Leading cloud hosting provider Atlantic.Net today announced support for Windows Server Containers, which enables Windows users to package applications into images that can be run on any Windows 2016 server. Users can now deploy and scale their Windows Server Containers across Atlantic.Net's Cloud Servers, making it one of the first highly redundant cloud hosting providers to do so.

Atlantic.Net's container support eliminates the "it works on my machine" problem once and for all. Package dependencies with your apps in Docker containers, for portability and predictability during development, testing, and deployment. Additionally, isolating your apps in containers helps eliminate conflicts, enhance security, and makes it easy to scale your deployments as needed.

Windows Server 2016, the latest Windows Server offering from Microsoft, along with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008, are all available on Cloud Servers from Atlantic.Net. The company is one of the first to offer Windows container support, specifically for Docker, a full development platform for creating containerized apps.