Beyond Hosting Object Storage Now Available!

Beyond Hosting now provides highly-scalable object storage to application developers, IT professionals, and enterprise businesses.  The Beyond Hosting Object Storage (BHOS) platform allows users to access, store, and retrieve their data from anywhere. With BHOS you only pay for the resources that you use.  There are no contracts, setup costs, or minimum fees.

BHOS provides cost-effective storage for a variety of business needs including cloud application development, data backup, and archival data retrieval.

A few benefits of BHOS include:

Redundancy

Your data is redundantly stored across multiple facilities, including our newest data center in Amsterdam. BHOS provides a reliable and blazing fast infrastructure to store your business’s mission critical data.

Simple Pricing

BHOS allows you to store large amounts of data at a very cost effective price.  Users only pay for the resources they use and there are no up-front fees,long term contracts, or minimum commitments.

Support

The Beyond Hosting support staff works 24x7x365 to keep your infrastructure available at all times.

Secure

BHOS supports data transfer over SSL and automatic encryption of your data once it is uploaded. BHOS allows users to manage permissions and control access to your mission critical data.

Scalable

With BHOS, you can store as much data as you need and access it when you want it.   The BHOS platform allows your infrastructure to scale up or down when needed.  There is no guess required when determining your storage needs.

Simple Access

BHOS allows users to easily access their data with a simple to use web-based management console.

 

If you’d like to learn more about Beyond Hosting Object Storage feel free to email me directly at Logan.Dotson@BeyondHosting.net

1 on 1 with our Senior Security Engineer

When Alex Kleinberg, our Senior Security Engineer, isn’t protecting Beyond Hosting customers from malicious online attacks, he enjoys power lifting and is a loose head prop for the Cincinnati Kelts rugby team.

Recently I sat down with Alex for a brief interview to talk about current changes happening here at Beyond Hosting.

 

Logan: Alex thank you for taking the time to talk with me today. What projects have you been apart of recently here at Beyond Hosting?

 

Alex: Currently we’re working on automating abuse detection and mitigation for our clients. We’re really focused on eliminating any potential threats for Beyond Hosting customers. Recently we implemented network level DDOS protection as an added layer of security.  Our goals are always to keep our clients data as secure as possible and to keep server downtime to an absolute minimum.

 

Logan: Most WordPress installations are insecure by design. What steps has Beyond Hosting made to secure these vulnerabilities?

 

Alex: We’ve started implementing our proprietary Mod_Security rule set to help guard against web based application attacks targeted at WordPress vulnerabilities. In addition we’ve implemented a server level firewall that helps to process those attacks more efficiently.  WordPress is still the most used CMS worldwide and it is the preferred CMS of many Beyond Hosting customers.  Because of this we take great care and consideration to make sure that WordPress installations on our servers are as secure as possible.

 

The staff here at Beyond Hosting strives to be ahead of the curve.  Our constant investment in new and better security is just one more way that we are building a better hosting company for our clients.  If you have any questions about security or even if you’d just like to say hello please leave us a comment in the section below.

EMC XtremeIO

xtremeIOWell It’s been a while since I posted  but I got some new exciting stuff to talk about!

We’ve purchased our first EMC XtremIO array!   The system is 2x 20T Xbricks which gives us around 30TB raw capacity.  Compression and dedupe brings us to around 210TB usable storage, this is based on a  7:1  compress/dedupe factor which is proving to be the standard for the current software.

Click here to learn more about our EMC XtremeIO deployment.

 

New and Improved Affiliate Program Launching at Beyond Hosting

We at Beyond Hosting are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with www.CJ.com (The #1 Choice for Affiliate Marketers) to launch a new and improved affiliate program.

Our new affiliate program offers:

  • 100% commissions on virtual private servers
  • A 45 day referral cookie
  • High conversion rates
  • Professional banner designs updated regularly
  • A dedicated Affiliate Manager to answer all of your questions
  • Performance bonuses for top affiliates (ask for details)

To be eligible to start earning commissions simply register at www.CJ.com and apply to the Beyond Hosting Affilate Program.  We can’t wait to have you be a part of our team!

The old Beyond Hosting affiliate program will be closing down on Friday, November 7th 2014.  All affiliate withdraw requests will need to be completed by Friday, December 19th 2014.  If you have any questions regarding our new affiliate program feel free to open a ticket via the Beyond Hosting client area.

 

Lets Chat about Web Hosting

It’s not worth doing if it’s not done right.  Thats the philosophy we live by at Beyond Hosting.  We know that each of our customers is unique and we provide customized scalable hosting solutions to meet their evolving needs.   At Beyond Hosting we build relationships with our customers to provide an unprecedented level of service.   In a world that is growing more connected by the day we offer the world class business services you need, backed by a team of experts you can trust.

Beyond Hosting is located right here in the U.S.A. We deliver 24/7 support from our local office in Cincinnati, Ohio. The internet is changing the way we do business and we understand the needs of each customer is different.  There is never one solution that works for everyone. At Beyond Hosting we work with all of our clients to find the best fit for them.

We are located in Cincinnati, Ohio and offer 24/7 support from right here in the U.S.   We are committed to delivering a level of service that our competitors can’t match.

 

I want to have a conversation with you.  Send me an email at Logan.Dotson@BeyondHosting.net or leave us a comment in the section below.  We’d love to hear from you

and we will be more than happy to answer any questions that you have.

If you would like to learn more about our Managed Dedicated Cloud Services click here.

Enjoy Greater Redundancy with Beyond Hosting

Redundancy is huge priority for Beyond Hosting.  We never want our clients to lose access to their valuable data and we do everything possible to make sure it doesn’t happen. For six years we have had a network up-time of over 99.5% and we are are always investing in new technologies to ensure that number never goes down.  Here are just a few of the ways in which Beyond Hosting is making sure you always have access to your critical information.

VPS Server Nodes

 

Our VPS host nodes (pictured to the left)
are equipped with redundant 10gbps up-links, redundant, power, and redundant 1gbps up-links.   All of this is wired through our redundant switching network.

 

5 Industrial Generators

 

Power outage? No problem.  Beyond Hosting servers are backed up by 5 industrial generators, each with a 2.4MW generating capacity, to make sure our servers are always up and running.  Rain, wind, snow, or shine, we will do everything in our power to ensure you always have access.

 

Want to know more ways Beyond Hosting provides excellent value to our customers? Write a comment in the section below.

 

Softaculous: As Simple as it Gets

I don’t know about you, but I’m a lazy guy. By that I mean if there is a more efficient, easier way to do something, that is how I’m going to do it. At Beyond Hosting we want to make life a little easier for our customers by offering Softaculous.

Softaculous is a commercial script library that makes installing applications onto your Beyond Hosting Managed VPS or Dedicated Cloud incredibly easy. The software works with multiple interface tools including cPanel, Plesk, H-Sphere, Direct Admin, and Interworks and lets you easily download your favorite CMS like WordPress or Drupal.

This industry leading auto installer offers over 322 web scripts, 1115 PHP classes, and they are always adding more. With Softaculous you have all the tools you need to run your website with only few clicks.  Pair that with Beyond Hosting’s world class technology and support and you have everything you need to build a powerful web presence.

Have any questions about Softaculous or Beyond Hosting services?  Send me an email at Logan.Dotson@BeyondHosting.net or leave a message in the comment section below.  We’d love to hear from you.

CloudFlare: Where Better Security equals Faster Speeds

If I were to describe what CloudFlare does in a single phrase it would be that CloudFlare improves websites in the best ways possible.  CloudFlare is a Content Delivery Network (CDN) that boosts both speed and security for users.  They use a proprietary technology that capitalizes on recent advances in hardware, web server technology, and network routing.  The outcome is a CDN that is simple, affordable, and  performs better than any previous CDN technology.

 

The Story of CloudFlare

 

In 2007 Matthew Prince, Lee Holloway, and Michelle Zatlyn, the founders of CloudFlare, were working on Project Honey Pot.  This was a web based network that uses the software embedded in websites to collect information for the purpose of preventing spam, bulk mailing, and email frauds from being sent around internet.  Soon there were over 100,000 web administrators and millions of websites sending data about spammers, hackers, and scam artists.

 

The knowledge they gained led to the creation of CloudFlare in 2009 with the goal of improving security across the internet.  Originally the team just wanted to make sure that CloudFlare would run without slowing down page load times.  Thats why the team was surprised when CloudFlare launched in March of 2010  to find that users were seeing 30 to 40 percent faster load times on their websites. The goal of CloudFlare was always to run at  parity and by modifying CloudFlare’s operation on every line of code they found a way to make websites load faster.  This is how CloudFlare, which was formed for security only, accidentally turned into a CDN.

 

Advantages of CloudFlare CDN

 

CDNs are deployed over large networks of servers and multiple data centers around the internet.  CDN’s serve a large portion of all internet traffic today including downloads, applications, live media streaming, and social networks.

 

CloudFlare’s CDN operates out of 24 data centers around the world and automatically caches your static files at their edge nodes in order to store files closer to visitors.  This is done while at the same time delivering dynamic content from your web server.  Using a technology called Anycast CloudFlare can then route your visitors through the nearest data center.  On average websites will load close to twice as fast regardless of where the visitor is located.

 

CloudFlare uses the data collected from websites within their enormous community to power a new type of security service.  Threats are automatically detected through CloudFlare’s technology which immediately starts to block the attack for that particular website and the entire CloudFlare community.  CloudFlare can protect your website from a range of attacks including but not limited to: cross site scripting, SQL injection, comment spam, DOS attacks, and email harvesting.

 

Beyond Hosting and CloudFlare

 

Our customers enjoy the amazing benefits CloudFlare offers while being supported by a top notch hosting team that is located right here in Cincinnati, Ohio.  We believe in delivering  the highest quality products and services to our customers and we only use the best technology  available to make sure your business has everything it  needs to be successful online.

 

CloudFlare combined with Beyond Hosting Managed VPS or Dedicated Cloud service is a brilliant combination.  Providing speed, security, and instant scalability.

 

To learn more about the benefits of our Manage VPS solutions click here.

 

To learn more about the benefits of our Dedicated Cloud Services click here.

 

Want to learn more about CloudFlare  or Beyond Hosting services.  Leave a comment in the section below or send an email to Logan.Dotson@beyondhosting.net.  We’d love to hear from you.

Vendor Announcement: Namecheap Going Down for Maintenance Monday April 21st

All Beyond Hosting customers please be aware that  Namecheap services may down for a brief period this coming Monday, April 21st, 2014.  Here is a message  from Namecheap explaining the situation:

We’re writing to inform you about a scheduled maintenance window we have this weekend to perform several important upgrades to the Namecheap site and associated services.

 

During this upgrade, we will be installing a new storage platform to serve the Namecheap site. This upgrade will allow us to better cope with high demand during promotions and also accommodate for our growth.

 

The nature of this upgrade means several pieces of hardware need to be taken offline and thus, the following will not be available:

 

    namecheap.com
    manage.namecheap.com
    Namecheap API

 

Maintenence window:
00:00 EST Monday 21st April until 07:00 EST Monday 21st April (04:00-11:00 UTC)

 

SSL Certificate Activations, Renewal Activations and Reissues will be also affected. We suggest performing these functions before or after the scheduled maintenance

 

Existing DNS records, Email and URL forwarding features will work normally. However, new entries cannot be added during the downtime.

 

DNS, Email Services and Hosting (shared servers, reseller services, dedicated servers and VPS) will all remain operational. Our support team will be available via chat and ticket systems. 

 

Thank you for your understanding,
Namecheap Engineering

 

If you have any questions or concerns please voice them in the comment section below or email me at Logan.Dotson@beyondhosting.net

Beyond Hosting: A Dedication to Quality is what sets us apart

Beyond Hosting is a premium web hosting provider located in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Our customers’ satisfaction is our number one priority.  We take no short cuts in delivering a premium service to local businesses and our thousands of customers around the world.   When you understand how we operate you’ll quickly know why we’re the best company to handle all of your hosting needs.

The Right Services for Any Situation

We provide quality services to meet all of your business or personal needs.  The technology we offer is designed to be completely scalable giving your company the freedom to grow as quickly as possible while cutting costs in all areas.    Some of the amazing products that we offer include:

Managed Virtual Private Server (VPS) solutions:  Scale your business up or down depending on your needs with our premium VPS hosting packages.  We offer both Windows and Linux VPS packages depending on your OS preference.  You get all of the software and capabilities of your own dedicated server for only a fraction of the cost.

Click here to learn about all of the benefits of our VPS solutions

Managed Dedicated Cloud Services:  Put the power of the cloud on your side.  Instantly scalable our Managed Cloud Dedicated Servers are truly amazing pieces of technology.  Cloud hosting can save you money on labor and equipment costs while your business continues to grow.

Click here to learn about all of the benefits of our Cloud Based Solutions

Automated Backup Services: Your data is important to us.  Never worry about losing data again with Beyond Hosting’s backup services.  We make it easy to keep your own automated backups on your Beyond Hosting VSP or dedicated Cloud Server

Content Delivery Network (CDN): Our CDN is comprised of a network of servers located around the world.  These allows you to have faster, more efficient delivery of static content to your users.  We use servers that are geographically close  each of your readers, making your site resistant to internet congestion while improving the experience for your users.

We only use the Best Technology Available

Our data center consists only of Dell’s award winning PowerEdge Server line.  We want to make sure that our customers have the best resources available, no matter what their needs may be.

We strive to be ahead of the curve.  Our constant investment in new and better technology is just one more way that we are building a better hosting company than our competitors.

Want to learn more about some of the amazing technologies Beyond Hosting is investing in? Check them out here.

Support you can Count on

We want our customers to be setup for success no matter what problems come up.  Our support team is located right here in Cincinnati, Ohio and is ready to help you 24/7 no matter what your needs may be.

We employ a team of skilled technicians to make sure our servers are always running at their best.   At Beyond Hosting we are extremely proud to have over a 99% up time.  Our mission is to make sure you have access to the data you need, anytime, anywhere.

Come Grow with Us

I want to have a conversation with you!  Send an email to me at Logan.Dotson@beyondhosting.net or leave a comment in the section below to learn more about how Beyond Hosting’s premium web services can help your company.

To learn more about about all of our services visit our home page at www.beyondhosting.net