Some interesting bits about latency

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On a recent article we talked about server uptime, and how we can anticipate related problems. This time we are going to talk about another common concept related to networks in general: Latency. Are you connected to the Internet? Do you access any far away website? Do you play online games? Do you have video conferencing? If so, network latency …

Advanced guide: Adding a private network to a City Cloud server

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All virtual servers in City Cloud come with a virtual network card and a public IP address assigned. This way, you can start accessing your server as soon as it boots up. More often than not, we stumble against the decision of increasing security on our server, website or database. The scope of which exceeds the current post by several …

Using cloud servers for compiling applications

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If you are a programmer, you are well aware of the process called “Compilation”, which basically takes the source code and converts it to an executable file or in some cases into byte code which is then interpreted by another program. Thanks to the increase in computing power, this process can be swift in a not so expensive home PC. …

Advanced guide: How to add disks to your virtual machines

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Every virtual machine in City Cloud comes packed with a default disk of 20 GB, which is sufficient for most situations. Small database servers, web servers, backup or personal repositories. In some cases, you might need more. Thanks to virtualization, the process of adding one or more disks has become simpler. Here we show you a straightforward guide on how …