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Chillers and fuel cells: the greening of the hosting industry continues
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
By Chris Redman
WebhostingDay 2010: dates, location, speakers
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
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Web hosting socially and in the cloud in 2010
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
By Renee Hendricks
One man’s data loss is another man’s lesson
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
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Questions you didn’t know you can ask potential web hosting providers
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
By Artashes Toumanov

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Highbridge Business Park secures $255M in financing for a new DC

Highbridge Business Park, a UK-based data center provider has secured financing in the amount of $255 million in to build a new DC at Cobalt Park, North Tyneside, UK. The funding for a new 45,875 square feet data center came from a group of investors from Chancery Tax.

Third of UK-based firms lack time to manage their websites

33% percent of UK businesses do not make necessary updates to their websites due to the lack of time according to Fasthosts Internet‘s study. The UK web hosting provider that tailors to small and medium-sized businesses, surveyed 145 UK-based firms.

SiteGround customizes cPanel with new features

Web hosting company SiteGround has launched new features for Crystal, its customized cPanel theme. Crystal is now available in 11 languages and working on adding five more. A custom backup script was also introduced.

Drift2 acquires, discontinues brand

The Minnesota-based shared hosting provider has been acquired by Drift2 Web Service. As part of the migration process, all existing members will be moved to under the Drift2 brand and data integrated to its primary cluster. Drift2 plans to discontinue the brand once the migration is complete.

South African DC signs its first client

Teraco, South African first provider of vendor-neutral Data Centers, has acquired its first Internet Service Provider (ISP) to move into its data centre. Web Africa will gain from Teraco’s power redundancy, cooling systems, and heightened security. Apart from the ability to reduce their support loads, Web Africa makes its contribution in the growth of vendor-neutrality […]

Yahoo! to close Geocities

Yahoo! has announced its plans to close down its free web hosting service Geocities that it acquired back in 1999 for an astronomical $4.6 billion. The company promised to reveal their new market strategy, part of which is to acquire new social networking sites to put the company back on track and make their site […]

Dallas homes a new web hosting company Dedico

A new web hosting company Dedico was launched. Dallas-based firm is made up of a group of internet professionals who, according to the announcement, have a combined experience of over 30 years. The company has their own Cisco Catalyst-based core networking platform and its services include dedicated servers, voice and data telecommunications.

SoftLayer upgrades its network

Texas-based web hosting provider SoftLayer Technologies has announced upgrades to its network, which included enhanced network monitoring tools, free inbound bandwidth, Internap’s Flow Control Platform and a new 10G peering connection with Telefónica. Customers save money with the free inbound bandwidth since 20% of their average total bandwidth is inbound.

GoDaddy gives clients an instant feedback tool

Domain registrer and web hosting provider GoDaddy has announced that it is offering a new entrepreneurial tool “Site Surveys”, designed for businesses to receive instant feedback from their customers. This tool also simplifies the tracking and measuring of customer attitudes. It features real-time reporting and drag-and-drop interface.

Franklin Savings Bank hacked again

For the second time this week, the web page of Franklin Savings Bank was shut down. A malicious code was embedded on its marketing site and the bank was forced to take it offline. The company vowed that it would stay offline until it switched web hosting providers.