January 10 2020

In 1998, Windows-98 used to run with as little as 16MB of RAM, whereas today even a lighter distro such as Xubuntu consumes at least 250MB at rest. So what's going on here? Rapid expansion of operating and storage technology, that's what. 

January 07 2020

An interesting question that boils down to how both operating systems handle file access. Read on.

February 05 2019

Happy New Year!

As we're getting back from our winter breaks, it's a good time to look at what we're hoping to bring to the platform in 2019.

November 07 2018

I believe it should be intuitively obvious that a server - much like any other kind of infrastructure - is not something you can just turn on and walk away from. While consumer technology has been trying to sell itself on the "it just works" claim, we know that there's nothing that actually just works. When it comes to running servers, regular upkeep is important and constant awareness of what your server is doing is paramount.

August 17 2018

The brand new ServerSuit update is upon us, and we're finally incorporating a fully customizable Alerts interface. Obviously, the whole idea behind monitoring your server is to maintain a constant awareness of the state of your server; incredibly important if you're running a business or database, especially that other users rely on to stay up on demand. Having a website or service be "down" a decade ago may have been seen as a normal occurance, but in 2018 it feels jarring for the user. Jarring and, if what your users are looking for is time sensitive, deeply frustrating.

July 27 2018

Our humble team is always hard at work improving and streamlining ServerSuit's webpanel. As you may have seen already, we've recently launched VPS hosting to make cloud hosting a site or backup a breeze. We've completely reworked our backup system, which should definitely help you not have to start your work all over for the upteenth time.

So, really, we're just continuing our trend by improving our notification system.

June 04 2018

Why backup?

While your mileage may vary, most people hold critical data on their servers. If it's just a server for personal use, that's still time, resources, and effort invested in setting it up and keeping it running. Time that now has to be backtracked and spent again on reconfiguring everything.

If you're running the server for business or research, there will be a lot of people directly dependent on that server being up. Going down means losing money and losing trust, on top of the resource and time investment I already mentioned. 

How ready are your servers for hardware failure? Electrical outage? Natural disaster? A good backup strategy will account and compensate for as many potential interruptions as possible.

April 16 2018

saveOur goal with ServerSuit has always been to lower the barrier for entry and cost of operation for online businesses. Modern businesses run on servers; which can be expensive and a headache to run. Windows Server is notoriously bloated and expensive, and often not worth dealing with at all, even if you can afford it.

August 09 2017

Virtualization has come a long way in recent years. These days it's not uncommon to deploy a massive amount of virtual servers on top of a physical server cluster. Virtualization makes management of system resources and data storage systems a breeze, as in cloud VPS. Virtual servers can be moved around while you swap a physical server out, and then moved back onto it with no downtime.