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Up To 30% Off New Domain Names at GoDaddy

Up To 30% Off New Domain Names at GoDaddy

By now you're surely aware of the hundreds of new personalized domains that are available for registration. Names like .guru, .club and.photography help people describe who they are and what they do. GoDaddy has always been a pioneering merchant in this area making sure ... read more

Push Email for IMAP Supported On All Our Servers

Push Email for IMAP Supported On All Our Servers

Email is still an irreplaceable communication channel when it comes to business relations. So, in today’s fast-paced everyday life where every second counts, if you fail to receive an important email on time, you could run the chance of missing vital opportunities for you ... read more

Google Alerts Get A Fresh Redesign

Google Alerts Get A Fresh Redesign

Google Alerts always seemed to have a rather primitive design to it - and that may very well have been the cause behind it never really gaining the popularity that it should have. Google has taken note of this and ... read more

Google's Latest Additions to Webmaster Tools

Google's Latest Additions to Webmaster Tools

Over the course of the last week, July 13th - July 19th Google has announced some awesome new features they have introduced to Google's Webmaster Tools. The first is the introduction of a new reporting feature designed to help marketers troubleshoot ... read more

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Rapid Purple Hosting Clients Can Now Utilize Telepoint Data Center

Rapid Purple Hosting Clients Can Now Utilize Telepoint Data Center

I am pretty excited to announce the addition of another data center option to the list of facilities you can choose between when hosting with Rapid Purple. As of today you can request your sites to be located in one of ... read more

Welcome to the Rapid Purple Blog, featuring the latest webmaster related news from around the internet – such as updates from various hosting providers regarding their infrastructure and/or new offerings and services. To go along with this you can also find the latest coupons and discounts from popular hosting providers and domain name registrars such as GoDaddy, 1&1, HostGator, UK2 Group, Namecheap, SingleHop, and many more.

Once you have your hosting and domain name established you will also find a large variety of tutorials aimed at helping you get a better grasp on different languages and tasks associated with being a webmaster and running your own website. For starters, many of you who are taking college courses will most likely encounter programming in C within on of your entry level classes. I have a great tutorial series aimed specifically for those classes covering many of the Basics in C Programming. You will also find many other interesting tutorials in HTML/CSS, PHP, HTACCESS, Adobe Photoshop, and various other miscellaneous ones – such as turning a webpage into a PDF through the use of Adobe Acrobat Pro.

To help you browse through all of the posts the blog has been separated into its most popular categories and tags via the menu’s below:

iPage Launches VPS & Dedicated Hosting Solutions

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With the busy holiday shopping season just around the corner, iPage is taking note that offering simply shared hosting solutions isn’t going to cut it for many eCommerce related businesses. With that in mind, they have introduced two brand new hosting options for customer websites that demand the speed, performance, and capacity necessary to handle their seasonal boost in business. These are their VPS & Dedicated Server hosting solutions – with VPS hosting starting off at just $19.99/mo for 1GB of RAM, 40GB of space and 1TB of bandwidth; while Dedicated Servers start off at $119.99/mo for Dual Core with 4GB of RAM, a 500GB HD, and 5TB of bandwidth.

Take note this advertised price is a 20% off sale good for the first term of billing only. After the first term, the selected VPS or dedicated plan will renew at its regular rate. That means a $19.99/mo VPS server will rebill at $24.99/mo. The $119.99/mo iPage Dedicated Server mentioned above will rebill at $149.99/mo.


There Be A Sale at HostGator

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Today marks the official, international, talk like a pirate day; and to help celebrate HostGator has decided to launch a new promotion for today only. Save 44.44% on all Web Hosting packages for the following 24 hours! Simply use coupon code ARRRSNAP.This offer ends 9/19/13 at 11:59pm CDT – so don’t wait around for too long.

The 44.44% discount works on all new hosting orders, including VPS and Dedicated Servers; however please note that this promotional pricing applies to the first invoice of new orders only. Current customers buying a second account at the promo price must maintain their original account. Customers can’t buy a second account and then cancel their existing account.There Be A Sale at HostGator / discounts coupons  /

WiredTree Announces New Pure SSD Servers

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WiredTree has announced the introduction of two new Pure SSD hosting platforms. WiredTree’s new low-cost Pure SSD Virtual Private Servers and Hybrid Servers take advantage of the incredible performance advantage of solid state technology to provide an outrageously fast hosting platform.

Modern websites, online applications, and eCommerce stores rely heavily on fast file and database access to provide the best possible user experience. Unresponsive sites with slow loading pages can reduce conversions, increase bounce rates, and result in dissatisfied users. WiredTree’s new Pure SSD hosting solutions replace the outdated spinning disk technology that many hosting companies still depend on with ultra-fast solid state drives, resulting in easily perceptible performance improvements.

We know it’s important to our hosting clients that they’re able to take full advantage of any performance improvements that new technology can bring to their sites,” says Zac Cogswell, President of WiredTree, “That’s why we continuously work to keep our hardware on the cutting edge. Our new Pure SSD hosting plans are the fastest we’ve ever offered, and we expect that clients will see increased revenues and higher engagement as a result of the enhanced user experience they facilitate.

WiredTree’s Pure SSD Virtual Private Servers use solid-state disks for all storage. Each of the servers that run the Pure SSD VPS instances is equipped with 8 hot-swap SSDs in a battery-backed RAID–10 configuration. The disks are either Intel S3500 or Samsung 840 Pro SSDs, backed by a high-end LSI Logic MegaRAID controller for optimal performance and reliability. WiredTree VPS servers are built with high-quality server-grade components, including the latest generation Intel Xeon CPUs and ECC Registered memory.

“We’re always excited to see what our clients will do with the tools we build for them. The new Pure SSD VPS and Hybrid server plans offer a level of performance and reliability well beyond that which most hosting companies are capable of providing, and we’re looking forward to seeing how our clients will take advantage of the extra speed.”

WiredTree’s new SSD hosting plans are fully managed and come with the comprehensive range of benefits that WiredTree clients have come to expect, including round-the-clock support with proactive service monitoring, ServerShield server hardening and optimization, cPanel, and free migration assistance. Clients will also be able to take advantage of WiredTree’s famed level-ups, which provide regular resource upgrades at no extra cost.

15% Off Hosting at LunarPages

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LunarPages have been around offering hosting for what feels like forever now. Well, technically since 1998; and I need to start giving them a little more recognition. After-all they own and operate their own state-of-the-art data centers located in California, Arizona and Nevada. They run fully optimized call centers located in Anaheim and Corona, California; and have several satellite locations throughout the United States. Furthermore they have a top tier staff of 100+ members who serve and support their ever-expanding client base of 150,000+.

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So, due to a recent partnership with LunarPages, I am able to offer you an exclusive 15% off coupon code that is valid on any hosting package offered by LunarPages – and their hosting offers range from basic shared hosting, to reseller hosting and dedicated servers. Simply use coupon code aff15off during your checkout process to get 15% off  your LunarPages hosting.

Managed Dedicated Server Sale at Certified Hosting

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 Certified Hosting is having an amazing dedicated server opportunity. For a limited time they are offering the first 3 weeks completely FREE + 10% off for LIFE. New customers can get started on a new dedicated server for as little as $24.75.

So, let’s say you start off with a base Intel E5300 2.70 GHz, 2MB Cache server, and set it up with cPanel, dual 250GB SATA drives, 10TB Bandwidth, and 2GB of DDR3 Ram – you’re first months payment only comes out to $38.50, and you get an additional 10% off every month.

All of the Certified Hosting dedicated servers come fully managed with Certified Hosting handling all the critical updates and patches, full PHP/MySQL/PERL support and upgrades, and unlimited server administration.

ELLANA, Inc. Website Updated

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Incorporated in 1998, ELLANA, Inc. is a certified Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) construction consultant firm that provides four core services consisting of cost management, project controls, owner representation and professional training services to a wide range of A/E/C industry clients. In-fact they are one of a small handful of firms who handle these types of jobs – and It was quiet an honor to work with them on performing some website updates for them. The ELLANA, Inc. website is Joomla based, and built upon the YJSG framework. The biggest focus of my work was to revamp their Experience section – which essentially acts as on online portfolio for several hundred of Ellana Inc’s past projects. This consisted of adding 178 new articles to their appropriate categories within the Experience section, and designing a new display to feature 5 articles per category.

ELLANA, Inc. Website Updated / rapid purple news  / Screen Shot 2013 09 13 at 10.40.05 AMFrom there the Firm/About page had to be reworked, and a new Certifications page was created. To read more into what this project consisted of, head on over to the Ellana Inc. listing within my portfolio.

Webhosting UK Adds Additional Dedicated Server Offers

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Webhosting UK Com Ltd (WHUK) added two more new dedicated servers to their range of dedicated server offers. With these new dedicated server additions, the company believes that their users would be able to choose between a wider range of options, based on their technical requirements and budget. Ideal for SMBs, enterprises and large business organizations, WHUK’s range of managed dedicated servers are well known for faster response times and performance.

The new i3-3220 (Dual Core) and E5-2430 (Dual – Hexa Core Server) servers are housed at WHUK’s Tier IV datacenter facility near London. The i3-3220 is a highly capable dual core processor which can efficiently carry-out day-to-day functions required for a smooth website performance and email. It’s a dual-core Ivy Bridge CPU that runs at a maximum clock speed of 3.3GHz and has 3MB of Intel Smart Cache. Each physical core runs as two logical cores (hyper threading) ensuring increased level of performance when multitasking.

The E5-2400 series processors offer established and growing SMBs, small and large enterprises an easy path to achieve greater performance and reliability of an Intel Xeon processor E5 family-based platform. The Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family delivers up to 3x better performance and enables higher system densities compared to single socket server solutions.

When connected to a 100 Mbps port at WHUKs Tier IV datacenter, users can expect 100% uptime. I have outlined the specifications of the two new servers below:

Server: i3-3220
CPU: Intel Core i3-3220, 3.3 GHz, 3 MB cache
Memory: 4-16 GB DDR3
HDD: 500 GB – 2×2 TB SATA
RAID: 1 (Optional)

Server: E5-2430
CPU: Dual – Hexa Core Xeon E5-2430, 2.25 GHz, 15 MB cache
Memory: 16-96 GB DDR3
HDD: 4×1 TB – 2×240 GB SSD + 2×300 GB SAS 15k rpm.
RAID: 10

Get $25 Off Any eReleases Service Through September 2013

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eReleases has once again announced a new $25 off coupon code, valid through the month of September 2013. In-case you’re noticing a pattern here, trust me, so am I. In-fact, I have written about this offer several times here on the Rapid Purple blog. So without further ado simply use coupon code SEP8-Z25 to get $25 off any service from eReleases.Get $25 Off Any eReleases Service Through September 2013 / discounts coupons  /

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Get Your Free Dun & Bradstreet Credit Report

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I mentioned a while ago the importance of having your business registered with Dun & Bradstreet, and if you never read that article – you really should. Once you’re done, head on over to CreditSignalGet Your Free Dun & Bradstreet Credit Report / tools resources discounts coupons  /  and get your totally free D&B business credit report. Find out exactly what’s listed about your business. Your business credit report should be handled in much the same way as your personal credit report - Knowing about score changes and inquiries into your business credit file can help you:

  • Anticipate possible partner and lender reactions to changes in your credit file
  • Understand whether your credit scores have been affected by your business activities
  • Track how many times your business credit file is being accessed
  • Know when to take action to impact your business credit

You can check out a sample monthly report below to get a better idea of the information you will be provided with:

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Google WILL Take Action Against Auto Generated Content

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Google has long made it clear that content is king, however someone finally flat out asked what Google will do against websites that are found to have auto-generated content. Confused what that is? That’s probably a good thing; since that usually means that you won’t have any auto-generated content on your website. Google defines auto-generated content as content that’s been generated programmatically. Often this will consist of paragraphs of random text that makes no sense to the reader but which may contain search keywords. So let’s say you are utilizing a script that reads various RSS feeds and automatically generates articles based on these feeds, or simply creates a search results page for a specific keyword that is shared across those articles.

Google’s gives the following examples of auto-generated content:

  • Text translated by an automated tool without human review or curation before publishing
  • Text generated through automated processes, such as Markov chains
  • Text generated using automated synonymizing or obfuscation techniques
  • Text generated from scraping Atom/RSS feeds or search results
  • Stitching or combining content from different web pages without adding sufficient value

One user who has seen these types of sites asked Cutts specifically if Google is taking any action against these sites.

What does Google do against sites that have a script that automatically picks up the search query and makes a page about it? Ex: you Google [risks of drinking caffeine], end up at a page: “we have no articles for DRINKING CAFFEINE” with lots of ads.

Matt Cutts responded with the following video:

We are absolutely willing to take action against those sites,” Cutts said. “So we have rules in our guidelines about auto-generated pages that have very little value and I have put out in the past specific calls for sites where you search for product a VCR or laptop or whatever and you think you really get a review and the new land there and the very first thing you see is ’0 Reviews Found for [blah blah blah]‘.

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