Putting HawkHost’s hosting provider to the test – PASSED!


A Website is only as good as its Hosting Provider. If this scenario seems eerily familiar, it’s probably because you’ve lost sleep dreading the possibility. Or perhaps it’s already happened to you. Sadly, while the story above is purely fictitious, it has a very somber basis in reality. Such scenarios keep network administrators and senior management up at night (literally and figuratively). Poor website performance directly affects revenues, reputation, and brand, and the type of hosting provider your company uses can dramatically impact your bottom line. So if you’re experiencing warning signs, it’s probably time to find a new web hosting provider.

Typically, there are four basic types of hosted solutions:

Dedicated Hosting is a fully autonomous solution, using dedicated servers (with full performance control, a built in layer of separation and security, and exclusive access). It is best for organizations that want to reduce the costs associated with site management, need superior performance, and require the ability to handle large volumes of traffic.
Shared Hosting is essentially a dedicated server split up into many smaller accounts. It offers a low-cost solution for smaller organizations that experience a limited amount of web traffic. It is literally a server shared with other customers.
Cloud Dedicated Hosting is dedicated hardware with the benefit of the instant provisioning and scalability that comes with cloud. With Cloud Hosting you can add more resources to your server, such as RAM or extra back-up.
Virtual Private Hosting (VPS) is a smaller virtual server on a single, larger Cloud Dedicated server. It is a good option for small- to medium-sized organizations because it provides a virtual server dedicated to a single client website. One physical server will run multiple virtual servers, however those virtual servers are limited in their resources.

Which option your organization needs is usually dependent on the immediate and near-term goals of your business and its clients, while keeping one eye on the future. But there may come a time when you realize that your needs three years ago don’t mesh with your needs today.

So the question is, when will you know that you’ve outgrown your current web hosting?

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Synchronize your Folders using SyncToy (for Windows)


If you use different computers and drives in your job or at home, it can be annoying maintaining the same data in all places in case of disaster recovery.

Today’s post is about how to create your own personal “backup” solutions. Let’s get the party started then!

My bottom line

All the lights goes to “Microsoft SyncToy“. It’s a piece of cake. It’s free, it does completely his job and it’s lightweight. What else?


For Windows

Creating your disaster recovery plan can be easier with the Microsoft SyncToy 2.1 utility. You might have a flash drive to bring your data from the workplace to your home and vice versa. Though sometimes you might forget to copy that files and misteriously your drive starts failing. And oh boy, now you’re in problems .. or not, if you use Microsoft Sync Toy. It’s easy!

With Microsoft’s SyncToy it allows you to easily make sure all data between drives and folders is synchronized. There are a plently of reasons you might want to synchronize folders,  wanna to sync your My Pictures folder with the one at work, or sync your music at home with music on another computer. The bottom line is, it’s free and it works. Is provided by Microsoft and was once part of the XP Power Toys but has continued to grow and improve.

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Boonzi – Take Control of Your Personal Finances

Over the past years, I tried several personal finance managers to try control my expenses. My requirements were very tough. The application shall respect the following requirements:

  • Multi-platform compatible (Windows, MacOS X and iOS).
  • Synchronous between platforms
  • Encrypted storage
  • Support multi currency
  • Import data from any online banking
  • Monthly reports and budget system

It wasn’t easy. During that time it was clear to me that while no alternative solution is perfect. I found several applications but they do not met on my requirements.

Tired of old and classic interfaces, tired of lack of user experience.

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