Apache vs Nginx, is one better than the other?

Date published: April 21st, 2016
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The Apache HTTP Server remains the most popular and widely-used web server today, but we are seeing an increasing level of Nginx deployments.  Nginx (pronounced “engine X”) was released 11 years ago and has had a reputation as a lightweight but highly performant web server.

According to survey data published by Netcraft, Apache comprises 49.90% of HTTP servers with Nginx coming in at 2nd place with 16.03%. Usage growth of Nginx, however, has increased steadily since 2008 when usage was at approximately 2% resulting in an 8-year growth of about 14%. Despite Apache’s current overall strong-hold, its usage has actually dropped by about 10% over the past 15 years.

Plenty of developers and systems administrators might even say Nginx is superior to Apache. If that’s the case, why is Apache still the dominant http server? If Nginx is superior, why not use it instead of Apache?

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Protecting Your WordPress Site From Hackers

Date published: April 14th, 2016
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WordPress is a very common and popular content management system used to develop everything from blogs to ecommerce sites. Unfortunately, it’s also a very common target for attacks and other abuse. Securing your WordPress site from attackers takes a bit of work and research but will save you time and money in the long term.

In this article, we’ll explore several ways to help protect your WordPress site and maintain solid security practices so you can worry less and focus more on producing great content and marketing your new site.

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Tranquil Hosting Adds Datacenter in Hong Kong, Improves Asian and Chinese Connectivity

Date published: March 18th, 2016
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Date published: 2016-03-18 14:37:00

CARY, NC (PRWEB) MARCH 18, 2016

Expanding its connectivity footprint, Tranquil Hosting opens Hong Kong datacenter to serve Asia and Mainland China.

Tranquil Hosting announced the launch of its first cloud server in Hong Kong, centrally located in Asia.

Well positioned for access into and throughout Asia, Tranquil Hosting offers its customers with low latency connections throughout the continent. These include premium fiber optic connections that route directly into mainland China. Its customers can take advantage of its cloud services and deploy servers to the area.

The carrier-neutral NTT datacenter offers tier 1 backbone connections, as well as geographic coverage of almost all of Hong Kong. Tranquil Hosting customers can use any connection service through the datacenter. It also features Tier III+ fully redundant physical infrastructure, including back-up generators, cooling and dual power feeds to each rack.

In addition to using NTT’s excellent Asia-centric connectivity, Tranquil Hosting has implemented premium “Direct China” options as well as connections to the Hong Kong Internet Exchange (HKIX) and other carriers in Asia.

“A premium, high bandwidth connection into China is a necessity for many global customers,” Mark Price, Tranquil Hosting’s CEO, said. “We are very pleased to be able to offer a connection that not only services China, but the greater Asian market as well. Our datacenter offers amazing coverage and is what our customers expect in terms of speed, latency and service.”

Price added that Tranquil Hosting is excited to continually expand its presence and adding instant bare metal servers to its service portfolio.

About Tranquil Hosting:

Since its inception in 2002, Tranquil Hosting has strived to ensure the success of its customers by providing zealous commitment to customer service and delivering the most efficient IT solutions. From small businesses and start-ups to the most demanding applications, our highly experienced engineers at Tranquil Hosting can help you design, implement, and scale your Web presence. For more information, visit https://www.tqhosting.com.

https://www.tqhosting.com/news/77/Tranquil-Hosting-Adds-Datacenter-in-Hong-Kong-Improves-Asian-and-Chinese-Connectivity

San Jose is Tranquil Hosting’s Latest Bare Metal Cloud Location

Date published: March 5th, 2016
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Date published: 2016-03-05 15:21:00

SAN JOSE, CA (PRWEB) MARCH 05, 2016

With first class connections into Silicon Valley and the West Coast, Tranquil Hosting opened its latest location for its bare metal dedicated services in San Jose’s Central Colo – SV1.

Tranquil Hosting adds San Jose to its MAAS — or Bare “Metal as a Service” on demand platform — its latest in the US and European Union. Tranquil’s instant dedicated server service allows its customers to deploy and manage hardware as if they were a virtual machine, offering the benefits of bare metal servers and service-based cloud computing.

The datacenter Tranquil Hosting selected for its San Jose cloud is the carrier-neutral Central Colo – SV1 facility, which offers over 94,500 square feet of space, with 6.5 megawatts of power, with 14 megawatts of backup power. Central Colo – SV1 connects to eight different carriers, and is partnered with AT&T and Level 3, giving it excellent connectivity to the US West Coast as well as the hub of Silicon Valley.

“Bringing our dedicated cloud services to San Jose isn’t just a big deal to our managed service customers — it means that our customers who run, or who are thinking about running, bare metal servers will be able to incorporate many of services as well,” Mark Price, CEO of Tranquil Hosting, said. “We look forward to bringing colocation, cloud VPS, dedicated servers, hybrid cloud, private cloud and network transit to any customer who wants to deploy here.”

Tranquil Hosting is aggressively expanding its datacenter footprint, adding additional capacity and locations in the coming months, with its new Hong Kong location coming online in the coming weeks.

About Tranquil Hosting:

Since its inception in 2002, Tranquil Hosting has strived to ensure the success of its customers by providing zealous commitment to customer service and delivering the most efficient IT solutions. From small businesses and start-ups to the most demanding applications, our highly experienced engineers at Tranquil Hosting can help you design, implement, and scale your Web presence. For more information, visit https://www.tqhosting.com.

https://www.tqhosting.com/news/68/San-Jose-is-Tranquil-Hostings-Latest-Bare-Metal-Cloud-Location