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Aloha! Seeing as it is December and those of us in the Hostwinds Family's Seattle, Washington office is in the heart of another one of Washington's very cold winters. I have been thinking non-stop about that warm and sunny Island life. I have those gorgeous and sun-drenched archetypal places like Hawaii on my mind day and night. No matter how much I've tried to ignore the thoughts (Speaking directly to the state of Hawaii here…don't judge me:) Hawaii, I can't get you out of my head! I want to be with you! (*Giggles*) I could go on for hours with this Hawaii talk, as it warms my soul/bones. Thus, while in the midst of this chilly and teeth-chattering winter, I thought it would be nice to have a Hawaiian holiday Luau to bring the warmth and sacred love of Hawaii right to those individuals shivering at this very moment.
While we hula and luau together, the Hostwinds Team thought it would be just peachy to simultaneously spotlight one of the many magical services we offer – Dedicated Servers. I know what you're thinking: "Magical? Do tell!"
I will! Here is some Dedicated Server info as well as some Hawaii info to stimulate your mind and warm your heart:
This perfectly-put definition from the Hostwinds Knowledge Base guide entitled "What is a Dedicated Server" sums it up really nicely:
"A Dedicated Server is very different from a cloud server with the simple fact that it is a physical machine. Dedicated Servers are assembled at our Datacenters from available hardware and placed into racks to begin their work for you. This fact means that Dedicated Servers are by far more powerful than VPS servers and allow almost as much customization."
Are you interested in viewing the remainder of that guide? Visit https://www.hostwinds.com/guide/what-is-the-difference-between-a-cloud-server-and-a-dedicated-server/ and, as the kids say these days, "Whoomp! There it is!"
Hostwinds Dedicated Servers are fully managed. This means you can call on our Front-Line Support Team anytime, 24/7/365, if you need assistance as you use your Dedicated Server.
Setting up a Dedicated Server on Hostwinds' Website
Clients with Hostwinds' Dedicated Servers can elect to use RAID. What is RAID, you ask? I was hoping you would inquire about that. RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks, and it is a way to store important data in a secure and efficient manner. It is wise to employ RAID because it is specifically designed to safeguard your information and increase the overall reliability of your Dedicated Server.
Click the link below to receive detailed information regarding RAID and the different RAID levels:
In order to take care of Dedicated Server procedures and manage your account, simply login to your Hostwinds Client Area (https://clients.hostwinds.com/clientarea.php).
We're all caught up on Dedicated Server stuff, so now it's time for that Aloha definition.
I know what you're thinking: "Uuuum, Aloha means both hello and goodbye, Erin. DuUuUUuUuh, dude." What's that? You don't talk like a fifteen-year-old valley girl? Oops, I apologize (*giggles*). I digress. What you may not have known about the word "Aloha" is that it also means "love." Aloha can mean "compassion" as well.
WHOA, I feel all toasty warm already!
While we're on this subject, let's also pop the definition of the word "Hawaii" in here real quick. Hawaii means "homeland."
So cool! Speaking of "cool," I recommend looking up Hawaii's rich history and cultural practices…basically the second you finish reading this blog post…because it's quite interesting and, as the kids say, "DEEP."
Oops…I said "cool" too many times, and now I'm cold again! We'll have to continue this Winter Luau a little longer so I can turn up the heat.
Here is why one might prefer to purchase a Dedicated Server rather than a Cloud Server:
1. Clients have the ability to receive more disk space with a Dedicated Server than they would with a Cloud Server.
2. Dedicated Servers are more customizable, and it is easier to adjust your resources to fit your needs.
3. We already discussed this, but a huge perk of a Dedicated Server is the capacity to add RAID to it. Clients with a Cloud Server are unable to add RAID.
4. Clients with Dedicated Servers can have unmetered bandwidth.
5. With Dedicated Servers, clients are automatically excluded from MailChannels.
Another nice thing about getting started with a Dedicated Server: You are able to choose between the Dedicated Servers Hostwinds houses at our Seattle and Dallas locations.
Visit https://www.hostwinds.com/guide/dedicated-server-management-controls/ to read a tutorial about how to manage your Dedicated Server. It is super easy to do!
Here is why one might prefer to live in beauteous and awe-inspiring Hawaii:
My dear friend, Marsha, lived in Hawaii and was kind enough to share this unique fact with me: Hawaii contains no major banks like Bank of America or Wells Fargo.
The state of Hawaii is also quite unique in that volcanic eruptions cause it to grow in size each year.
My internal temperature is rising! I actually feel like I'm sweating. Can we all move to Hawaii already? I can see it now: "Hostwinds Family Trip to Hawaii 2018"…that transforms into "When the Hostwinds Family Moved to Hawaii Because They Fell in Love With its Pure Culture and Breathtaking Scenery 2018."
One more endearing tidbit about Hawaii before we sign off:
Mauna Kea is a very blessed and revered dormant volcano in Hawaii. Not only Hawaii's tallest mountain, but it is also the world's tallest mountain. I've been enchanted by it since I became aware of its existence years ago.
The Hawaiian mythology regarding Mauna Kea makes my heart sing and do a little dance because it is named after certain gods, such as the god of the sky. Another recommendation: Check out more Hawaiian mythology because it's fascinating.
Wow! I feel 1. Warmer 2. More knowledgeable regarding BOTH Hostwinds Dedicated Servers and Hawaiian culture 3. A little hungry. Am I giving too much information on that third one? Oh well! Digressing again:
That pretty much sums it up, folks. Time to pack your bags, find a coconut bikini, and, if you sunburn easier than an albino ferret-like me, grab your Sunscreen with an SPF of 125 or so! Luau party, here we come! What's that? You have a life and can't just move to Hawaii on the spot simply because I offered you some delightful Hawaii truths? After a touch more thought about that, I suppose you're right. I guess we'll conclude this blog post then. Before doing so, however, I want to talk to Hawaii straight from my heart real quick:
You will always be right here in my heart, where you keep me warm and snuggly cozy.
You will always inspire me to be more authentic, pure, and graceful, just as you are.
You will always remind me of the staggeringly majestic/beautiful things nature can achieve.
A Fan of Yours
On a serious note, the state of Hawaii has been through a lot this year. Did you hear about the eruption of the Kilauea volcano that caused quite a bit of destruction or the mass text the entire state got that was (…hmmm, how to put this?…) terrifying (to say the least)? If not, I recommend looking into it, as it will likely make you more thankful to be alive, safe, and well.
I dedicate this post to Hawaii and the citizens of Hawaii, who remain resilient and fruitful after enduring much adversity in 2018. This one's for you!
Continuing on a serious note: Part 2 of this blog post dedication goes to Alaska and the citizens of Alaska, who just experienced a massive earthquake. The Hostwinds Team sends you our thoughts and regards.
As much as I wish it wasn't the case, it is time for our Hawaiian Winter Luau to come to an end. I know, I miss it already too.
Wait! Weren't we talking about something else? Oh yes, Hostwinds' top-notch Dedicated Servers! They're the best! Hmmm…did I leave anything out there? Nope! Conclusion time!
Did you catch that pun in the heading above? If not, I'll be happy to elaborate: The heading had "Dedicated" and "Serving" in it…so it's kinda like "Dedicated Server." What's that? Oh, it was very obvious that I was making a corny pun there? You always get my cheesy puns and dad jokes, and that is just one of many reasons I treasure you, you clever audience! (Made up a word simply meaning "anyways" coming up:) Aaaaanyhooslesnootfruits, Hostwinds is truly dedicated and loyal to our clients, and we do whatever it takes to make sure they feel happy and comfortable during their web hosting experiences. Even though we joke quite often during the blog and here and there in the office, the Hostwinds Family is serious about not just providing for our clients but also providing them with the absolute best, highest-quality support, products, and services. In fact, that is our main objective/mission! We would like to take a moment to thank all our valued clients and all those who have joined our community. (Dad joke coming up:) We "Aloha" you! Get it? We discussed "Aloha," also meaning "love," so I made a comment "We 'Aloha' you" to indicate that we love you? No? Not funny? Got it. Just kidding! Aloha, Aloha, Aloha!!! Love, love, love!
Written by Hostwinds Team / December 7, 2018