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Archive for 2017

M5 Hosting is listed the Inc 5000 List for 2017!

M5 Hosting Customer Focus Results in Recognition on Prestigious Inc. 5000 List M5 Hosting Ranks No. 4,299 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 61% SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) AUGUST 23, 2017 M5 Hosting, a worldwide leader in customized, high performance cloud, colocation, and dedicated […]

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2017 San Diego Business Journal Top Tech Exec Awards – M5 is a Nominee for the Second Year in a Row

M5 Hosting is a leader in the San Diego tech scene.  For the second year in a row, M5 Hosting was recognized as a Nominee in the Top Tech Execs Award Ceremony on the playing field at Petco Park.  This year it was Jimmy Richardson being recognized […]

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Snapshots are NOT backups

Many IaaS Cloud Providers offer a “Snapshot” feature on their block storage (eg: AWS EBS). Generally speaking, a snapshot is a point in time that can be reverted to, at some time after it was made. A good use for a snapshot is when you are about […]

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Major Network Upgrade

I am writing today to announce our latest network upgrades. We have recently upgraded our edge routers. We have used Cisco Catalyst 6509s and 6504s for several years. They were, at one time, the workhorses of the Internet, found in every Internet data center and commercial colocation […]

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Speedtest.net now at M5 Hosting!

People often ask us various forms of the question, “How fast can I move data to/from my server, VPS or VM at M5 Hosting?” There are so many variables. All of our dedicated servers have 1Gbps NICs or 10Gbps NICs. Does that mean you will get 1Gbps […]

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How We Handle Hard Disks and Data Destruction

It’s part of being a Dedicated Server and Cloud hosting company. We go through a lot of hardware. If a customer cancels service and the server hardware is still viable, it will be used to provide service to a new customer. The hard disks and SSDs in […]

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