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How to reduce your AWS bill by 20% instantly

AWS announced back in December 2020 that they have a new SSD type of drive for EBS (Elastic Block Storage) called: gp3. You can cut your EBS bill by 20% if you are currently using the gp2 type. The magnetic type still remains the cheapest. Transition is easy and without any downtime. If you have… read more »

How to remove a website from Google? And how long does it take?

When you have a private website that should not be in Google’ search results: you probably need to remove it from the index. There are two methods to remove a website: Method #1: add “noindex” on each page and wait for Google to crawl the website back! With this method: it takes 2 to 6… read more »

CloudFlare® outage: solutions and alternatives

Too big to fail does not apply in the world of servers. Regardless of your provider you need to have redundancy to achieve 100% uptime. It is all about avoiding the single point of failure. CloudFlare® down?! It’s impossible! The outage has been a reality for many during half an hour. If you run an… read more »

How to save more than US$600 per month by NOT using AWS® Transfer Family?

AWS® Transfer Family is the new service from Amazon AWS® to access S3® via FTP, FTPS and SFTP. Unfortunately the cost per month for the 3 protocols is over US$600 per month… Plus: additional upload and download costs arenot included! Do not use AWS Transfer Family! Says Quantum Hosting® There are many gateways alternative starting… read more »

Happy New Year 2020, and Good Bye Google!

For the start of this decade: it has been decided to remove all of our Google Cloud offers. There is a lot to say, so let’s start! Google Cloud is not user-centric: their Abuse department just deletes data of customers without prior notice (Google Team/Shared Drives). The goal of Google’s Abuse department is precisely to… read more »

VPS horror stories

Story A: Customer thinks he has found an unmetered or unlimited bandwidth VPS offer, however within less than a month: the bad VPS provider closes his account and deletes his data…for “bandwidth abuse”. Story B: Black Friday is great, with many sales everywhere. Customer signs-up and notices that the performance of the VPS are very… read more »

You are going to lose your data one day or another!

It gets easier and easier to create and keep data, but it is always easy to lose data. In fact: some historians believe that this current digital age will make it more difficult to conduct research and find documents because destruction or data loss is so widespread. When you use a traditional hosting company (not… read more »

How to search within the list of already registered domains?

If you are monitoring your trademark or if you want to know which domains are using the word “quantum”: Google is useless. There are a couple of tools for this: With DNSlytics you can search up to a 15 characters word With DNpedia you have access to the full list without limitation By the end… read more »

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