Cloud Computing

Backup your own website

07:35 06 January in Cloud Computing, Cloud Hosting Benefits, Hosting Tools, Maintenance, Tips, Tutorials by Simple Helix Marketing

A website can be a lot of different things. From the small family photo albums to the specialty vendor’s online webstore, anyone and everyone can setup a website. As mentioned in another blog post, maintaining backups of a website is absolutely critical for ensuring a sustained web presence. Although paid backup services are more than adequate for most site owners, there are many distinct benefits to...

Black Friday 2016 Sale!

10:40 21 November in Cloud Computing, Magento, News, Server Technology, Shared Hosting, Specials by Simple Helix Marketing

  Holiday shopping season is nearly upon us and Simple Helix plans to offer some great deals this Black Friday and Cyber Monday!   50% off Dedicated Hosting plans With coupon code SIMPLEDED16 new customers will receive their first month on a Dedicated Server plan for 50% off the regular price. This means you could get our DH-302 plan, a quad core Intel Xeon processor with 32 GB of...

Don’t let your site arrive DOA this Holiday Shopping Season – Get CPR from Simple Helix!

09:54 07 October in CDN, Cloud Computing, Cloud Hosting Benefits, Dedicated Hosting, E-commerce Solutions, eCommerce, Events, Magento, Managed Hosting Benefits, News, Shared Hosting, Specials, Tips by Steve Shickles

2015 should be the best year yet for online retailers. Online retailers are poised to generate over $1.8B in sales on Cyber Monday and $1.4B on Black Friday sales, easily topping the amount consumers spent online in 2014.    [caption id="attachment_17941" align="aligncenter" width="683"] Sales figures for 2015 are expected to easily exceed the record numbers set in 2014.[/caption]   Year after year more shoppers are choosing to start their shopping...

The difference between Simple Helix Managed and Open Cloud

13:36 31 July in Cloud Computing, Tips by Steve Shickles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmcmgcRLSEo Cloud servers are made easy by Simple Helix! This is a continuation in our series which will show you the difference between our Managed and Open Cloud platforms. It's easy to host your site with Simple Helix in the Simple Helix Cloud. If you have any question, please feel free to call us at 1-866-963-0424 or [email protected]  ...

Simple Helix Cloud Networking Deep Dive

16:41 28 January in Cloud Computing by Steve Shickles

Here's a technical deep dive for all the engineers out there! Today we'll focus on the advantages the Simple Helix cloud has over the competition in terms of network performance, security and functionality. Handle Traffic Spikes with No Downtime Traditional servers without cloud virtualization typically have a maximum of 100 megabits per second. Across the hosting industry this is the most common port speed and with only...

Cloud Server Storage and Backups Explained

14:20 21 November in Cloud Computing by Steve Shickles

Part of what make Simple Helix cloud servers great is the very easy to use nature of our cloud. Customers love that they don’t need to worry if they’re getting the best performance because the cloud is fully automated to handle resource allocation and to fully manage the cloud storage for the servers. Increase Performance and Redundancy with Cloud Storage The cloud is clearly very different from...

Cloud Essentials: Understanding Cloud Storage Technology

16:19 14 October in Cloud Computing by Steve Shickles

We've seen our customers facing a number of challenges that the Simple Helix Cloud has eliminated for a simple and smooth experience. Today, let's focus on the storage aspect of the Simple Helix Cloud and see how we've overcome a multitude of storage challenges with our cloud technology. The Difference Between Traditional Servers and Cloud Servers, in Terms of Storage Cloud servers are very similar to traditional servers...

Speed up Site Migrations by Lowering Domain TTL Ahead of Time

15:25 16 September in Cloud Computing, Dedicated Hosting, Shared Hosting, Tips by Steve Shickles

When migrating your site to a new server, the site files and database transfer can be completed relatively quickly, but DNS propagation can take between 4 and 12 hours depending on your domain TTL. To reduce the time it takes for DNS propagation to complete, it is a good idea to lower the TTL at least 5 hours before beginning a migration. We recommend lowering...

Enterprise Hardware with Bargain Prices in the Cloud!

14:10 11 September in Cloud Computing by Steve Shickles

Cloud servers have taken the hosting industry by storm offering features that were never possible with traditional servers but let's talk about one of the underrated features of the Simple Helix cloud that you don't hear about nearly as often. There are several types of server hardware which are all suited for different customer needs, some are more reliable and some lack redundant options which...

How Simple Helix Can Help Prepare Your Site for a Sale or Media Event

17:23 20 August in Cloud Computing, Dedicated Hosting, Magento, Shared Hosting, Tips by Steve Shickles

The day of your new product launch has finally arrived! You and your team have put in countless hours over the previous months to prepare for this day. Between media announcements and last-minute manufacturing issues, you can barely see straight from exhaustion. Within a few moments, your new product will be live and all your hard work finally realized. Thousands of users are already frantically...

Increase Security with a Cloud Server!

14:49 17 July in Cloud Computing, Security by Steve Shickles

It's no overstatement to say you can never have too much security for your site. How can you tell which hosting options are the most secure? Let's look at a summary of how the Simple Helix cloud differs from other hosting options when it comes to secure hosting. The two most common traditional hosting options for small and medium sized websites are shared servers and VPS...

Take your Cloud Business to the Next Level with Cloud Addons!

00:00 08 July in Cloud Computing by Steve Shickles

Once you've got a cloud server you're already taking advantage of the essential features like incredibly high availability, Enterprise RAID storage, and advanced network connectivity but we have some additional features which can easily improve your cloud experience. The most basic addon we offer are cloud server backups for managed and unmanaged servers. These backups are agent-less and take an exact clone of the whole server...

Moving Existing Sites and Applications to Cloud Servers

19:41 11 June in Cloud Computing by Steve Shickles

We've covered how easy it is to start a new site on a cloud server but for the millions of existing business owners looking to switch to a cloud server we'd like to provide some information on how easy it is to move to a Simple Helix cloud server. There are several scenarios in which someone with an existing e-commerce site would want to move their...

E-Commerce: The Killer App for Cloud Computing

18:24 24 May in Cloud Computing by Steve Shickles

Cloud servers are revolutionizing the entire tech industry, everywhere you go people are talking about the advantages of cloud computing. The fact of the matter is; most people considering switching to cloud servers have to consider two facts: 1. Not all clouds are created equal. 2. Some applications benefit from being converted to cloud more than others. Any application that runs on a bare-metal server can typically run...

New to Hosting? Start with a Cloud Server!

15:31 08 May in Cloud Computing by Steve Shickles

The big question on business owners minds is: How can I host my website in the simplest way possible? For someone who is new to web hosting, cloud servers may seem confusing since they are based on the most cutting edge technology. The way Simple Helix constructed the Cloud Hosting platform, cloud servers are actually the easiest way to start hosting a website and get a...

What is Possible with a Simple Helix Open Cloud?

13:42 25 April in Cloud Computing by Steve Shickles

Simple Helix Cloud servers are the most reliable and fastest servers available today which is great when you need your sites to stay available around the clock but we didn't stop there! The Open Cloud features an incredibly powerful management interface that allows you to do far more than was ever possible with traditional servers. When you order a Simple Helix Open Cloud, you don't just buy a...

Green Hosting with Simple Helix Cloud Servers

13:53 12 April in Cloud Computing by Steve Shickles

Once you have your site hosted on a Simple Helix Cloud Server, you'll immediately notice your sites load faster and management instantly becomes easier but one of the lesser known advantages is the environmentally friendly nature of hosting with cloud servers. The high efficiency is a happy coincidence of how cloud servers work, here's why: Traditional servers have become better and better over the years at...

Managed Cloud VS Open Cloud with Simple Helix

14:02 28 March in Cloud Computing, Tips by Steve Shickles

You may have noticed that we have two major options for our customers to purchase cloud servers. These two options are the Managed Cloud and the Open Cloud. I'll briefly explain the critical differences between the two so our cloud offerings can be as comprehensive as possible. The Managed Cloud is a great product for people who want extreme simplicity in their hosting. This product is...

Hot-Add Resources to your Simple Helix Cloud Servers Anytime!

13:43 14 March in Cloud Computing by Steve Shickles

There's nothing like hosting sites in the cloud - applications stay online without interruption, performance is groundbreaking and the cost is low. A lot of people don't realize all the benefits of hosting in the cloud include instant scaling of resources. Our cloud has always supported hot adding CPU and Memory but now we've added online virtual disk growing. This means at any time if your...

Snapshots in the Open Cloud

14:08 27 February in Cloud Computing, Tips by Steve Shickles

Considering moving to a cloud server? Already have virtual servers in our cloud? We have a feature that may be exactly what you're looking for to make managing your cloud easier than ever! Our Open Cloud has enabled cloud users to create and make changes to their virtual machines all though a powerful VMware vCloud Director web interface. Now - with the new upgrades we've...

Cloud Servers Simplified

13:39 13 February in Cloud Computing by Steve Shickles

We've recently released our cloud offering which is gaining lots of attention from traditional customers who want to know specifically how cloud servers are different from dedicated servers. Here are the primary differences to make the decision easy and explain why cloud is the latest hot tech term! If you've worked with traditional bare-metal servers, you already know everything you need to know about hosting sites...

New Offerings At Simple Helix

13:41 14 January in Cloud Computing, Dedicated Hosting by Steve Shickles

With the launch of a new SimpleHelix.com, we have also unveiled several new options for customers both new and old. We'd like to shine the spotlight on some of those right here so that you can see if any of our new solutions will satisfy your current or future hosting needs. *New* Cloud Plans Managed Cloud Plans  - A great place to start if you're new to...