Hot Summer Deals on All Servers - Use Code 'HOTALPS' - Valid Through July, 20
Jun 25, 2018

Hot Summer Deals on All Servers - Use Code 'HOTALPS' - Valid Through July, 20

It's summer time and it's hot. The snow has melted on the slopes of the Alps and so did our prices. From now on and up to the 20th of July enjoy a 10% discount on every dedicated, virtual and cloud server in our inventory, as well as other products and services.

Redeem voucher code 'HOTALPS' on checkout to receive a discount on your order. Please also note that you can get an additional discount of up to 22% if you select a longer billing cycle.

Contact our dedicated and professional support team if you have any questions about Cloud Server configurations, billing and discount terms or need assistance. We are ready to help through the live chat widget and support tickets 24/7/365.

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The  World’s  Biggest  DDoS  Attack
May 16, 2018

The World’s Biggest DDoS Attack

On the 3rd of January 2018, GitHub, which is one of the world’s biggest software development platforms, was attacked by 1.35 terabits per seconds’ worth of traffic, at once; hence marking the world’s strongest distributed denial of service attack.

The Events

As soon as the attack started, GitHub instantly went offline, but as this happened, a digital system begun assessing the situation and what type of attack the platform was dealing with. In less than 10 minutes, the system used its DDoS mitigation service, Akamai Prolexic as an intermediary. The service then begun rerouting all traffic associated with GitHub, through scrubbing centres, which worked by identifying and blocking ill-intended packets of data. After a couple of more minutes, the offensive was stopped and GitHub was back online. Given the massive strength of the attack, the fact that it was stopped after only 10 minutes was a big surprise for both GitHub and their DDoS mitigation service.

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Get 10% Off Your Cloud Server Order - Use Code 'SWISSCLOUD' - Valid Through June, 1
Apr 22, 2018

Get 10% Off Your Cloud Server Order - Use Code 'SWISSCLOUD' - Valid Through June, 1

VMware®-powered Cloud Servers can safely be regarded as one of the most advanced, secure and highly available means of web hosting. Swiss Made Host offers both preconfigured and completely custom cloud hosting configurations that can be tailored to your needs and easily scale up when your business demands more resources. 

Shop for your own secure & private Switzerland-based Cloud Server with a 10% discount by redeeming voucher code SWISSCLOUD at checkout. This code is valid through the 1st of June. Please also note that you'll get an additional discount of up to 22% if you select a longer billing cycle.

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Carbon Neutrality, Green Data Centers and Eco-Friendly Practices in Switzerland
Apr 20, 2018

Carbon Neutrality, Green Data Centers and Eco-Friendly Practices in Switzerland

During the last couple of years, people throughout the world have become more aware of the impact that climate change is having on the environment. For those who do not know, the actively increasing carbon footprint has massive effects, including, but not limited to: rising temperatures, changing up precipitation patterns, shifting the way plants grow, rising sea levels, shoreline erosion, interferences with crop growing, diseases, economic losses and more.

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Dealing with Business Continuity in Web Hosting
Apr 19, 2018

Dealing with Business Continuity in Web Hosting

In the modern day, online businesses that serve users throughout the world via the internet, have become dependent on their digital capabilities. To put things better into perspective, issues such as natural disasters, death, security attacks, system crashes, power failures, can cause unexpected downtime of services, which in return, will affect all of its users.

Because of this, it is essential for businesses operating online, to have a contingency plan that ensures business continuity, while the company deals with whatever issue they are facing. This is especially relevant in the web hosting niche, given the fact that unexpected downtime, can affect client websites, hence their business capabilities as well. Granted, in case things go south, companies operating in this niche have to answer to clients as well. Even a few hours of downtime across all services can hurt customers, and then lead them on to moving hosting to a competitor.

In this article, we will focus on some of the most relevant aspects that have to be kept in mind, to ensure business continuity in web hosting. We will cover what business continuity plans are, the need of disaster recovery plans, the importance of ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 certifications, operating mediums, and why it is required to host a mission critical service at a certified facility, to ensure continuity of web hosting operations.

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New Storage & GPU Dedicated Server Arrivals
Mar 15, 2018

New Storage & GPU Dedicated Server Arrivals

We have received, tested and made available for order a number of brand new extreme-performance bare metal servers capable of dealing with some of the most resource intensive tasks that require parallel computing and high-load storage solutions.

Storage Xe dedicated server is equipped with a 16-core Intel® Xeon® Silver 4110 CPU, 256Gb DDR4 ECC RDIMM of RAM and lightning fast storage arrays consisting of 2x SSD 960GB and 2x 4TB SATA 6Gb/s @ 7.2K RPM with 128MB cache.

Omicron 1080 Ti GPU server has a 14-core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2680 v4 2.4G 35M 9.6GT on board with 128 GB DDR4-2400 ECC REG DIMM of RAM, 2x Intel® SSD DC S4500 480GB SATA 6Gb/s and, most importantly, is equipped with 4 GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Cards.

These servers are ready for order and can be deployed within a few hours. If you have any questions about these new configurations, kindly don't hesitate to contact our competent and friendly support team. 

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The Advantages of Hosting Your Data in Switzerland
Mar 14, 2018

The Advantages of Hosting Your Data in Switzerland

During the last couple of years, there have been increasing concerns related to how secure web-based hosting for websites really is. The worries mostly pertain to the rising anti-privacy laws appearing in the United States, where some of the world’s top web hosting companies operate. Security has become extremely important for website owners, who want to protect their own data, such as applications, databases and internal operation protocols, but who are also keen on protecting private customer data and information.

With this aspect in mind, for many website owners, the United States is no longer a viable solution for their web hosting needs, as website and customer security can no longer be guaranteed. In return, webmasters throughout the world have to think outside the box, and consider webhosting providers in countries, with more lenient regulation.

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