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When your hosting provider can’t stand the heat

Security is a concern for everyone involved in the web hosting industry, whether you are a hosting customer, hosting provider, software developer or datacenter administrator. The integrity of the network and the information it holds rests in the hands of all involved and, generally speaking, the protections put in place at all levels combine to […]

One man’s data loss is another man’s lesson

A hard lesson in the absolute necessity of backing up hosting data was learned this week by the owner of a long-established automobile forum hosted with RackForce. The story, offered to WHIR magazine by the site owner himself, should speak volumes to anyone concerned about the security of their files and their own culpability when […]

Webfusion playing the imitation game

At first it was cute, but now it’s annoying. Web host Webfusion seems to be taking all its cues from the 1&1 Internet business model. It started back in December 2008, when UK’s Webfusion decided to offer its hosting to wider markets, specifically North America. This was in line with another UK web host, 1&1 […]

1&1 climbing to the top?

According to hosting industry researcher, WebHosting.Info, 1&1 is now the 4th largest web host in the U.S. It has shoved Yahoo! out of the way as the more prolific web host of the two. In my estimation, it’s not a big feat to overtake Yahoo! as a web host. Yahoo! regularly practices bait and switch, […]

Is The Planet in peril?

2008 was a difficult year for The Planet. Founded in 1998, the world’s largest privately held dedicated web host, The Planet, faced mammoth challenges last year. An electrical fire in late May 2008 swept through their Houston data center, knocking out 9000 servers, impacting 7500 customers and 700,000 websites for at least two days. In […]

GoDaddy’s Super Bowl aftermath

In the aftermath of the Super Bowl, you may be wondering if the GoDaddy commercials paid off. According to a carefully worded press release, over 60% of people polled “loved” the Shower commercial, starring Danica Patrick. In Shower, Danica Patrick and another woman are controlled by three teenage boys to share a shower together. The […]

Does GoDaddy practice what it preaches?

HTML clipboardIt’s Super Bowl time, and that means it’s time for another raunchy installment from domain registar and web hosting company GoDaddy. GoDaddy’s inappropriate and sexually implicit commercials during the Super Bowl are really cringe-worthy, especially if you’re sitting next to your parents. Of course, sex sells, but what exactly is sexy about web hosting? […]

8 companies lose business privileges at HostingDiscussion.com

We’ve all heard of social marketing and the benefits it yields. Regrettably, it is just as easy to abuse this strategic know-how and fault your company’s reputation forever. Such was the destiny of at least 8 web hosting firms that were censored and banned on HostingDiscussion.com forum in November 2008.

Falling out of love with Internet Explorer, thanks to version 8 (beta)

I thought the day would never come when I fall out of love with an Internet Explorer browser. I have been a fan since day one. Sure, I tried a few other browsers along the way (Netscape, early Firefox, Opera, recent Google Chrome and even Safari for Windows), but I was nevertheless convinced that Microsoft […]

The road to crème brulee

The time has come when I can finally sit back and relax a little. If you knew the level of pain and emotional distress that I have been through for the past ten months creating this blog, you’d understand me better. Broken promises, missed deadlines, lost investments – all turned out to be just a part […]

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