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As the Web hosting industry has matured, hosting offers have split into a few distinct categories, each with strengths and weaknesses. The host manages the server almost completely (though you maintain your site and your account). They can afford to charge you little since many clients are paying for use of the server. However, companies other than yours use the resources of that server. That means heavy traffic to one of the other sites on the server can hammer the performance of your site. Also, you typically are unable to install special software programs on these types of machines because the host will need to keep a stable environment for all of the clients using the server. Co-located hosting means that you buy a server from a hardware vendor, like Dell or HP, and you supply this server to the host. The Web host plugs your server into its network and its redundant power systems. The host is responsible for ensuring its network is available, and you are responsible for support and maintenance of your server. Good hosts offer management contracts to their co-location clients so that you can outsource much of the support to them and come to an arrangement similar to managed dedicated hosting. Most co-location hosts do not offer this service, however. You can find co-location providers we recommend at our Co-Location Hosting showcase. Unmanaged dedicated hosting is similar to co-location except that you lease a server from a host and do not own it yourself. Some very limited support (typically Web-based only) is included, but the level of support varies widely among unmanaged dedicated hosts. This type of server can be had for around $99/month. Support levels typically are provided only in general terms. Ask the host to go into specifics about what support it will provide will it apply security patches to your server? before signing up. This service is typically good for gaming servers (like Doom or Counterstrike servers) or hobbyist servers, but not for serious businesses that need responsive, expert-level service. Managed dedicated hosting means leasing a server from a host and having that company provide a robust level of support and maintenance on the server that is backed by quality guarantees. This maintenance typically includes services such as server uptime monitoring, a hardware warranty and security patch updates. Ensure that your managed dedicated host is specific about its managed services so that it does not disguise an unmanaged dedicated offering as a managed dedicated server. This has been known to happen, which is why it is important to do your homework and ask the right questions. You can find managed hosting providers we recommend, in our Managed Hosting showcase.
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After all, he won it three years ago. Ryan McCartan, who co-stars in "Liv & Maddie" on the Disney Channel and "Royal Pains" on USA, on Monday returns to the same Broadway stage where in 2011 he won the "Glee"-like competition for musical teenagers. "I was so thrilled to be asked," said McCartan. "I do attribute a lot of my success to wining that award because it gave me this gigantic step forward in my self-confidence. Had I not possessed that, I don't think I could have done anything that I've done." Nicknamed the Jimmy Awards after theater owner James Nederlander, contest winners receive a $10,000 scholarship award, capping a months-long winnowing process that began with 60,000 students from 1,500 schools and ends at the Minskoff Theatre, the long-term home of "The Lion King," which doesn't perform on Mondays. The 56 teens who made it to New York this year for the sixth edition 28 girls and 28 boys will get a five-day theatrical boot camp at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, complete with scrambling to learn an opening and closing group number, advice on their solo songs, plus a field trip to watch a Broadway show. "It's such a whirlwind experience. What these finalists go through, it's such a grueling week," McCartan said. "The hours are long and the expectations from your peers and directors and coaches is the highest of the high." On Monday, all 56 will perform group numbers as well as snippets of the songs they sang at regionals as part of large medleys. A group of finalists will be asked to sing solos and the final two winners will be picked from that group. The five runners-up each receive $2,500. "It really very quickly shows you if this is something you want to do or not," McCartan said. "They treat you like professionals. They sort of say, 'This is what being a professional in this industry looks like.'" Back in 2011, McCartan won by singing Jason Robert Brown's "Someone to Fall Back On" as his solo and a snippet of a song by Frank Loesser during a medley from "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." He said winning "almost felt like hand of the divine." Unlike many of his peers, McCartan, who just starred in the off-Broadway musical "Heathers," postponed college to jump right into an entertainment career. But he's starting to see the first few fellow winners leave school and emerge like him as budding stars. One former Jimmy winner is on the West End and another is touring with "The Book of Mormon." "It's really cool to give the students concrete examples of the careers that the Jimmys have fostered," McCartan said. Mark Kennedy can be reached at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwits Related Topics: How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying , The Book of Mormon , The Lion King Join the Discussion You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
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