Why Using a VPS is a Better Deal Than Using a Dedicated Server

I develop my own custom software to run my website. I have used a few off-the-shelf applications to run my older websites, and I still do make use of a core of a content management system, but the operational plugins that control how my customers receive and interact with the data I sell is all done through proprietary software that I write myself. For my hosting I use a Seattle VPS provider. I got away from shared servers back in the early days. For the websites I have dedicated servers can be a bit too pricey. Using Virtual Private Servers is a better option for me.

The websites themselves do not have any single one that is getting a huge load of traffic. Read More

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Going Online Rather Than Offline

I was thinking about setting up a Windows server at home so I could have a place to put my files other than on my computer, when a friend of mine suggested a better idea that would take less time. He said I should look into finding a VPS and paying for one of those. The VPS would be already available for access as soon as I paid for it, so I wouldn’t have to do any work to make any special configurations and go through all kinds of troubleshooting. Also I wouldn’t have to worry about powering it, because it would be done by someone else.

I looked online for some decent prices from VPS providers and chose one that looked affordable. As soon as I bought a year of service from the VPS, I was able to start putting files on it. Read More

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Just Moved in with Anna

Anna did not have to work too hard to convince me to leave the place that I was staying in and move in with her. She has a good job and a rich Dad, he is like an oral surgeon I think you call it. At any rate she has a place in one of the nicest Columbia SC apartment complexes that I have seen. She has a two bedroom place at the Arbor Apartments at Windsor Lake. Of course one of the rooms is her office and that is what she calls her World Wide Headquarters. Read More

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Getting Energy Plans the Smart Way

People can say all they want about wanting to be greener and friendly the environment, but the bottom line is that we all rely on energy sources every day. Whether it is gas in a car or the power lines running to a house, it is often hard to get away from this dependence in today’s society. Sure there are some expensive alternatives out there, but at the end of the day most households simply have to do what makes sense in terms of convenience and financial capabilities. Reliant Energy in Killeen is one way of accomplishing these financial goals without having to make many sacrifices to get there.

After all, everything from refrigerators to televisions can eat up energy even when you are not thinking about it, so finding a good rate is really important. It is downright surprising how much power can be used by household appliances even when they are shut off or the owners are away. Read More

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Training Employees and Better Quality Service

Moving to a new city is always difficult. Finding utility and services in a larger city can be especially difficult as I usually will do all sorts of price checking before deciding on who I want to choose as my provider. Imagine my surprise, however, when I came across the cable provider Suddenlink rather than the typical Comcast or Time Warner. I was totally prepared to call either of them since they seem to be the only choice or the ‘best’ choice in whichever city I find myself making roost for the time. Imagine my continued surprise after they turned out to be a pretty great company.

There’s not many reasons to say that these days. Read More

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Our House is Now Clean Enough to Be a Showcase Model for Those Home Magazines

We wanted someone to help us in keeping our house clean while we work our busy jobs. With the promotions my wife and I recently received, it just made sense to hire out some services for the chores we used to do ourselves. We calculated the costs of time and money to figure out if we should keep doing everything ourselves or if we should hire out bond cleaning on the Gold Coast. We did want bonded workers who have had thorough background checks.

Of course, landlords and others have hired temporary cleaning services to get a flat or house back in shape. Most hire on these services for daily or weekly cleaning chores. Many are young professionals such as my wife and I. Read More

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