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SingleHop Continues Innovation With Server Management LEAPtoolbar

January 21st, 2010

SingleHop Continues Innovation With Server Management LEAPtoolbar

Leading Chicago based managed dedicated server hosting company SingleHop continues its quest for producing innovative high quality server management tools with the addition of LEAPtoolbar, part of the hosting provider’s LEAP Total Server Control System.

LEAPtoolbar sits in the user’s browser window and provides instant, one-click server management control. Users can access LEAPtoolbar via mobile, desktop, or web-based desktop (web-top) access.

According to SingleHop, LEAPtoolbar offers quick links for common server management functions including:

  • Submitting, reviewing, and updating support tickets
  • Monitoring bandwidth usage
  • Rebooting remote servers

Additionally, LEAPtoolbar can be used in popular browsers including Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

Becoming a Dedicated Server Hosting Leader

SingleHop has quickly become a leading dedicated server hosting provider offering innovative tools, products, and services to customers, making it easier to manage and run a server, especially when compared to other managed dedicated hosting providers.

SingleHop’s VP of Operations Andy Pace says LEAPtoolbar is “designed to maximize convenience for the user, while maintaining strict standards of login security. One-click browser access for support tickets enables us to respond more quickly in critical moments, and gives our clients added time, freedom, and control.”

Visit www.leaptoolbar.com to learn more about LEAPtoolbar and SingleHop’s other innovative server management tools.

To learn why daveonwebhosting.com chose SingleHop as a top pick for managed dedicated servers, read the SingleHop directory post.


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SingleHop Launches New SnapShield™ On-Demand Firewall

October 8th, 2009

SingleHop Launches New SnapShield™ On-Demand Firewall

SingleHop, a leading managed dedicated server hosting company, is at it again with their latest innovation for on-demand server management tools. SingleHop launched their new New SnapShield™ On-Demand Firewall in September, adding to their already advanced array of innovative tools.

According to SingleHop, the on-demand firewall system enables small and medium sized clients to quickly deploy an advanced Cisco-powered™ hardware firewall, for a fraction of the cost of having their own dedicated hardware firewall. SingleHop clients will enjoy the seamless control of their on-demand firewall due to its direct integration into LEAP, the web-hosts’ comprehensive server management software accessible online, on a desktop application and through various mobile devices including Android, iPhone and Blackberry.

SingleHop’s President & CEO, Zak Boca, says “With the addition of SnapShield, LEAP now offers a set of features unmatched by other server providers. Clients now can deploy an affordable and advanced hardware firewall in less than a minute, something that used to take days and is simply not available with many of our competitors.”

SnapShield™ On-Demand Firewall Features Include

  • Application awareness
  • SSL and IPsec VPN
  • Intrusion Prevention
  • Automatic anti-virus, anti-spam and anti-phishing protection

SnapShield is available currently inside the LEAP web-top interface. SingleHop plans to offer mobile firewall deployment and configuration via LEAP mobile within the next six months.

Excerpted from SingleHop’s News page.

To learn why daveonwebhosting.com chose SingleHop as a top pick for managed dedicated servers, read the SingleHop directory post.

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What is the best managed dedicated hosting company?

September 23rd, 2009

Top web hosting companies differentiate themselves by offering unique features, services, and characteristics. There isn’t just one hosting company that I consider as “the best managed dedicated hosting company.” Instead, there are several managed dedicated hosting server companies that rank high on my list.

The list of top managed dedicated hosting server companies

SingleHop

Turnkey Internet

LayeredTech

FastServers

PEER 1

DedicatedNOW

Steadfast Networks

What makes these companies worth choosing?

1. Each company brings something unique to managed dedicated server hosting including network, hardware, software, and peering technology.

2. Each company has a track record of superior services including testimonials and awards.

3. Each company does not go by price alone. Instead they focus on quality, quality hosting for customers and clients that rely on network, hardware, and server uptime.

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What is a managed server?

May 17th, 2009

A managed server is maintained by a team of experienced server technicians who install software, security updates, monitoring, and hardware configuration to keep servers running at peak performance. Most hosting companies that offer dedicated servers also include managed dedicated server hosting as part of their hosting services.

Available services on managed servers

Managed dedicated server hosting providers offer a variety of features you can customize or purchase as a prepackaged service. Features include the following.

  • Managed firewall for added security.
  • Operating System reinstall.
  • Third party software installation and support.
  • Server monitoring.
  • Transaction reporting.
  • Hardware replacement.
  • Consulting advice on how to scale your server farm or server cluster.
  • 24/7/365 dedicated support by phone, chat, email and sometimes a dedicated account representative.
  • Premium bandwidth.
  • Service License Agreement (SLA).

Benefits of using managed servers

There are many benefits to using managed servers. Hosting companies and hosting providers that specialize in managed services, managed servers, and managed dedicated servers, have the resources, infrastructure, and cost-effective means to keep your servers running. Additional benefits of using managed servers include the following.

  1. Guaranteed uptime.
  2. Scalability.
  3. Cost effective.
  4. High availability or maximum uptime.
  5. Daily management and maintenance.
  6. Support.
  7. Security.
  8. Custom built servers.
  9. Virtual IT department.
  10. Lower upfront costs.
  11. Faster deployment.
  12. Access to certified experts.

Ideal uses for managed servers

Small, medium, and large enterprises take advantage of the benefits of using managed servers. Ideal uses for managed servers include:

  • Disaster recovery solutions.
  • Mission critical applications.
  • Custom applications and websites.
  • Hosting sensitive data.

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SingleHop

April 17th, 2009

shCompany Name: SingleHop

Website: http://www.singlehop.com

Year Established: 2006

Founder: Zak Boca

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Web Hosting Services: Dedicated Servers, Managed Servers, Semi-Managed Servers, Unmanaged Servers

Control Panels Offered: cPanel, Plesk

Why I choose SingleHop for dedicated servers.

SingleHop is one of the top leading managed dedicated servers in the industry. The SingleHop website is user-friendly, clean, and designed really well. One of the major factors in growing a dedicated server company is having a website that’s presentable, usable, and fun to view. By fun I mean Poindexter, SingleHop’s amphibious mascot. Poindexter greets you on every page of the website, thereby creating a fun atmosphere while browsing for your next dedicated server.

Pricing - high quality services at competitive prices make SingleHop one of the most popular dedicated server hosting companies. In fact, the company just released a blog post April 17, 2009 on Q1 2009 sales being up 400% compared to Q1 2008. SingleHop provisioned 1,000 dedicated servers in Q1 2009 alone, with 500 of those in one month! If a hosting provider provides statistics on growth, imagine what kind of support you’ll be getting when you choose SingleHop as your next dedicated server hosting company.

Zack Boca and Dan Ushman, co-founders of SingleHop, built their infrastructure in downtown Chicago, Il, at the center of connectivity for the ultimate in bandwidth and power availability. With SingleHop, you can get the same hardware and software as other leading companies, but you get more - they provide a solid network, superior support, and consistently reinvest profits to improve services.

When it comes to innovation, SingleHop tops the chart with their LEAP webtop. LEAP webtop is a web-based control panel that sits on your desktop and gives you full access to managing your server. The control panel comes free with every dedicated server account and saves customers time by offering features such as

  • Fully integrated account management, support, billing and server management features
  • One interface, one password to remember
  • Unique Jump-to-SSH and Jump-to-RDP features

SingleHop also created LEAP mobile for managing your server via your cell phone, iphone, or any mobile phone with Internet access.

Visit the SingleHop website today!

Visit SingleHop now to learn more about managed dedicated server solutions.

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What is a dedicated server?

April 15th, 2009

A dedicated server is a machine similar to your home computer or your computer at work (read the What is a server? post). A dedicated server gives you full control including root access.

Types of dedicated servers.

Dedicated server providers offer three types of servers - managed, semi-managed, and unmanaged. People choose one type over the other for many different reasons. Reasons include budget, system administration skill, number of servers required, server’s objective, and more.

Terms you should know.

The following is a list of terms you will see used throughout the web hosting industry and with web hosting providers and companies that offer dedicated server hosting.

  • Clusters - Multiple servers connected together to increase capacity.
  • Server farm - Multiple servers, but may or may not be connected together.
  • Server hardening - Implementing security measures to prevent hacking and data theft.
  • RAID - Multiple disks that server multiple purposes (backup, mirroring, load balancing, etc.)
  • Disaster recovery - Bringing servers online after natural disasters occur to keep an organization running.
  • Backups - Frequent snapshots of server data used to restore servers in case of failure or disaster recovery.
  • Mirroring - Real-time duplicate of one or multiple servers used to keep a website or application running in case one server crashes.
  • Load balancing - Multiple servers connected together that share resources when traffic gets heavy or more resources are required to sustain uptime.
  • Firewall - A combination of hardware and software designed to keep hackers and intruders out of your server.
  • High-availability - Server configurations designed for websites and applications that require 100% uptime.
  • Monitoring - Both software and data center technicians monitor your server for possible issues, vulnerabilities, uptime, and more.

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