Guaranteed or Shared Bandwidth: Choosing the Right Channel

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Web projects rely heavily on their Internet connection; no online service today can function normally without good bandwidth. Overlooking the speed and quality of your Internet connection can lead to serious consequences: loss of users, damaged reputation, lack of revenue, etc.

As you know, there are two main kinds of bandwidth: guaranteed and non-guaranteed (a.k.a. shared). Let’s take a closer look at each of these.

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Connecting the Cloud to a CDN

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Websites sometimes contain a substantial amount of heavy static content: JavaScript and CSS libraries, images, binary files, etc. Unfortunately, storing and distributing this content can sometimes be problematic.

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Selectel and Intel Cloud Technology

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As the availability of cloud technology has increased over the past few years, the number of users has steadily risen. At the same time, there has been a surge in the number of cloud providers. Naturally, competition has grown, and users are now paying closer attention to certain nuances that they may have previously overlooked. These include not only the cloud’s specs, but the physical machines powering these services.

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Monitoring with Selectel

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Today, online services should be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Limited access and downtime can cost a company not only profits, but its reputation, too. To keep you up-to-date on your service’s availability, we’ve developed our own monitoring tool.

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Selectel’s Fiber-Optic Network

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The quality and level of services provided by any data center depend largely on its telecommunication channels. We always pay special attention to issues regarding connectivity: almost as soon as our first data center opened in 2008, we started construction on our own fiber-optic line. Today, these lines span a total of over 230 kilometers. Thanks in large part to this network, we can provide our clients with uninterrupted Internet connections. In this article, we’ll take a detailed look at our fiber-optic lines.

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Our Mirror

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A mirror is a copy of data on a second resource. It’s used to provide access to information from different sources. *nix systems are distributed this way: repository copies are saved on different mirrors at various points around the world. Mirrors let you efficiently distribute loads and provide high-speed downloads.

Our company has its own mirror, where copies of popular linux repositories are saved. In this article, we’ll be taking a detailed look at how it’s built.

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Support Tickets: Tips and Advice

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We’ve heard from a lot of users who doubt that you can effectively communicate with tech support over tickets alone. However, experience has shown us that this is entirely possible provided certain conditions are met. To help our clients get the most out of our tech support, we’ve decided to publish some tips for using our ticket system.

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