Web hosting and domain name giant GoDaddy continues to make the news with their rapid growth this month, this time with their latest announcements of both Apple Xserve-based hosting services and a brand new affiliate program with improved rewards.
Making predictions for web hosting in the coming year is a bit like playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey – odds are if you do it enough, you will hit on something that will pertain to the masses. The two most often mentioned trends for 2010 are cloud computing and social media integration.
Imagine simply connecting a small device to a mobile device, swiping a credit card, getting a customer signature, and being paid instantaneously. That is the premise behind SquareUp – a brand new start-up in its beta stages. With all the red tape and jumping through hoops small businesses have to contend with when it comes […]
In what appears to be an ongoing issue for the past week, web hosting provider DreamHost has been experiencing numerous outages. The issues began shortly after the company migrated its data center and a resulting network failure occurred. From the looks of it, the web hosting company did not spend a little time beforehand planning […]
So, the days of being constantly treated to the image of the soulful Twitter fail whale are in the past. The main trending topic regarding Twitter isn’t so often pointing to “is Twitter down?” and, for the most part, social media addicts who savor each and every tweet are getting down to the business of […]
Like any niche, the hosting sector generates more and more interesting news during some weeks than others and this has been one of those weeks. Here is a recap of the most attention-grabbing stories, from a legal battle over an internet meme to the most unique use of Twitter yet seen in the industry.
Domain.me have partnered with WordPress CMS to create an URL shortening service in blog posts. This makes posting long URLs easier on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The short links are approximately 70 percent smaller according to the co-founder of WordPress. The service only works with WordPress.com-hosted URLs and the links are permanent.
Customers of ServerBeach were hit with multiple hours of downtime on the evening of August 28. The company has restored its power within an hour, but some customers were still reporting they could not connect to their servers on Saturday morning. For communication, the company has utilized Twitter to report on the progress.
Social networking built on specific platforms is not a new thing; you will recall that MySpace was originally launched six years ago, in August of 2003, making it a relatively old service where this emerging field is concerned. But where MySpace proved to be a boon to emerging artists such as musicians, newer social networking […]
Digu and Zuosa, Chinese micro-blogging websites similar to Twitter have been shut down by China’s government. The decision is a tactic on government’s campaign against online porn and it may be intended to clean the local internet environment of offensive material.