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jfellows

Jake Fellows is an Associate Product Manager for Liquid Web's Managed Hosting products and services. He has over 10 years experience involving several fields of the technology industry including hosting, healthcare, and IT system architecture. On his time off, he can be found in front of some form of screen enjoying movies, video games and researching into one of his many technical side projects.

5 Ways to Free Up Disk Space on a Dedicated Windows Server

How often do you think about your Windows-based dedicated server running out of disk space? Yet having enough free storage is critical to maintaining stellar server performance.  Without it, not only will you see the immediate reduction in speed, but other automatic processes, such as backups, also wouldn’t be able to run properly. Let’s walk […]

13 Load Balancing Metrics to Monitor

Is your business looking to increase reliability and efficiency for infrastructure through load balancer monitoring in 2020? Whether its internal employees or potential customers visiting your site to find text, downloads, application data, images, or video, all of these assets are sitting on several cloud servers waiting to be requested. In some cases, websites can […]

Is High Availability Clustering Right For You?

In recent years, the idea of “high availability” infrastructure has gained more and more mindshare in the hosting space. But as with most technology, a common understanding or agreed definition is a little elusive. Especially around high availability clustering. In this piece, we will examine what High Availability Architecture actually is, what it is not, […]

What is DRBD?

Did you know that it is possible for your server to crash while your website remains online? Highly reliable databases are critical for online services to function in the event of a catastrophe. Therefore deploying dedicated High Availability Databases ensures they remain available, even if one node crashes. DRBD: A Highly Available Tool That Can […]

How to Intelligently Invest in High Availability

What is High Availability (HA)? In the simplest of terms, high availability is the reduction of downtime in favor of overall uptime. You want your infrastructure—whether that’s web apps, an eCommerce store, end-user systems, inter-company communications, or archiving, among a lot of other things—to be up and running (without interruption) as much as possible. A […]

Recovering Your Website From a Catastrophic Failure

Why Thinking ‘Post-Failure’ Is Important In the event of a catastrophic failure, one that brings your infrastructure down and your operations to a standstill, you need a sensible, priority-emphasized, easy-to-follow plan of action. As company operations increasingly rely on network services, digital databases, electronic communications, and web traffic, IT infrastructures (and their ability to be […]

What Happens When There’s a Catastrophic Failure in Your Infrastructure

The Horrific Reality of Catastrophic Failure The Exorcist doesn’t hold a candle to the idea of a catastrophic failure wiping out your data, your web presence… your entire operation (cue the vomit). It should scare you. Our livelihoods—our lives—are increasingly digital. Your IT infrastructure is integral to your operations. Whether it’s your website, your database, […]