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GoDaddy rewarded with one million installations

Domain registrar and web hosting provider GoDaddy has announced that its Hosting Connection service, offering easy installs of third party scripts and software, has topped 1,000,000 application installations by its users. This milestone is just the latest in the effort by web hosts to provide easy access to the many thousands of popular scripts available […]

The darker side of the cloud

Earlier this week I wrote that web hosting firms needed to embrace the idea of cloud computing in order to stay competitive, citing the recent announcement of Chrome OS and Google’s general sway over internet trends in general. But what about the downsides of cloud hosting?

Computing on a cloud; it’s about time

With Google’s recent announcement of their upcoming Chrome operating system, the idea of cloud computing has taken center-stage within the technology industry in general and the hosting industry in particular. Don’t be fooled; cloud computing is not a new idea and many companies, including Google, have long been encouraging users to work remotely via applications […]

Rackspace awarded but should hostees take note?

Rackspace Managed Hosting, one of the largest providers of managed dedicated servers in the world, has been named by IDG Computerworld as one of the best places to work for IT professionals in the hosting industry. Rackspace has long been building a name as a reliable and secure host with support that is simply unmatched, […]

Your green certificate is not green enough

While outfitting data centers to draw 100% of their energy needs from environmentally-friendly efforts like wind or solar power generation may not be feasible for most companies with today’s technology, web hosts are finding new and clever ways to offset their carbon footprint – and advertise so-called “green hosting”.

Microsoft offers web hosting and free domains

Now available, web hosting from the company we all love to hate: Microsoft. Microsoft Office Live Small Business is offering a year of free top level domain registration along with web hosting. When’s the last time Microsoft ever offered anything for free? It’s a miracle! Or is it?

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 […]

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? […]

HostGator offers toll free numbers to businesses for free?

HostGator, the oft-embattled but ever popular web host, has unveiled a new service that provides toll free numbers to business clients. This service is offered at no additional charge with its flagship business shared hosting plan. HostGator offers this plan at $12.95 per month, and it has many unlimited features, including bandwidth, disk space, domains, […]

FireHost’s hacker-protection plan puts company to test

Starting in December 2008, Dallas-based web host FireHost began offering hacker protection. According to the company’s president, Chris Drake, there was a definite need to create a stronger defense system. On FireHost’s blog, it points to a video by security vendor, Sophos, who also claims that 16,000 new websites get attacked each day. With those […]

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