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Windows VPS versus a Linux VPS

If you want full control over your hosting experience and are able to handle the virtual operating system then VPS is something for you.

In my opinion the Linux VPS systems are more valuable than those with Windows operating systems, because the small memory footprint that it takes to run for instance Centos, a Linux VPS.

You can run several servers on a Linux box before it get unresponsive than a windows server. It is a good strategy unless people really want to run Windows Server, but then they will also pay for more RAM and processor sooner.

Most of all VPS systems are usually over priced, when you see how providers are managing their system. A good strategy is to find a cheap solution and stick to that until you have managed it to run with 70% stress level before you get a new one.

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Posted by on July 11, 2013 in Geek

 

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ZoneAlarm one of the best desktop firewalls

I have used Checkpoint ZoneAlarm several times past 10 year, my experience is that it is easy to setup and maintain. I really don’t like that it does not ask me before it reboots my PC, it happened today, I lost some work and it was annoying because I had written down some good ideas.

It used to be a firewall only in the beginning before Checkpoint bougth it up. Now it is a firewall with antivirus software, it did not find any virus on my disk after scanning the partitions. Today I have a few days left of the subscription of the Extreme Security edition. I have found it to be more demanding on RAM and Processor than Avast. The interface is simple, but sometime confusing when it comes to what to click on, because something look like you can click on- and you can not.

As a complete protection I have to say it is better than the competition when you see what you get compared to price.

The free solutions is really something to look at also. Gives you more security for free. The Free Antivirus + Firewall option does not give you granular control over desktop apps or the advanced firewall, but for a person who has no servers at home or other gadgets which need an udp or tcp port to connect to it is just fine.

The Identity part of the free edition is only for US, and handled by Identity guard.

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2013 in Geek

 

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