Archive for the ‘Hosting & Infrastructure’ Category
Gain insights by profiling your competitors domains
Back in January some interesting data on the the technical purchasing decisions of YCombinator startups was released. The data shared was a showcase for a simple but incredibly useful tool called domain profiler.
Developed by Joël Franusic this tool helps you find the following information on domain(s):
Moving off of Amazon Web Services
We recently decided to rethink how we host this website. Since 2008 we’ve used Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host our live and development websites as well as all of our other tools and software.
Google Apps our transition experience
Amazon Web Services you continue to delight
We’ve been using Amazon Web Services (AWS) since 2007 and are very happy customers – even this website runs on a small reserved instance. I wouldn’t consider us to be cloud computing evangelists as we still see the benefits of dedicated hardware and maintain a number of dedicated servers.
AWS CloudFront now does true video streaming
Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced that CloudFront now supports Flash streaming (RTMP) in addition to progressive downloads (HTTP). Live streaming is also expected to be rolled out at some point in 2010.
AWS Economics Centre releases new cost comparison calculator
The Amazon Web Services Economics Centre provides access to clear information and easy to use tools and resources that will help you to compare the cost of using Amazon Web Services (AWS) with alternative IT infrastructure.
Will Amazon Flexible Payments ever reach Europe?
Amazon Web Service’s Flexible Payments Service (FPS) allows you to accept payments on your website. It supports the processing of payments using credit cards, bank accounts and Amazon Payments account balances.
Are you getting value for money from your hosting provider?
We primarily use Amazon Web Services (AWS) for our hosting. Even though AWS works for us, it isn’t a suitable option for everyone. So we often have to deal with other hosting providers on behalf of our clients.
Whenever I have to deal with a hosting providers’ sales reps’ it dawns on me how hard it must be for people with limited technical experience to get their money’s worth.
I recently reviewed a client’s hosting set-up. Their requirements were straightforward and would have been fulfilled by a decent Virtual Private Server (VPS) costing around £50-60 per month.
Deliver online video using Amazon Web Services
After much research and testing we have settled on two approaches for delivering video content from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Each approach uses a different delivery protocol.