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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.

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GoDaddy Partners With Dropmysite To Offer Cloud Backup Solutions For Small Business Owners

GoDaddy has joined forces with cloud backup provider Dropmysite to offer cloud-based website backup solutions for small and medium sized businesses. Dropmysite will automatically back up a customers website daily and securely using 256 bit military grade Advance encryption standards (AES) encryption. If any issue arises Dropmysite will allow the customer to easily and quickly get their website back online with its ...

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SingleHop Rolls Out ColoPlus & Gives Away Free Virtual Private Clouds

Want to score some space for your server in the latest, $30 million data center in Chicago? SingleHop has rolled out their ColoPlus service offering some truly hybrid hosting environments across global datacenters on a highly scalable cloud platform. PLUS when you sign up for ColoPlus  SingleHop provides for you a virtual private cloud to use at no extra charge, as ...

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Skype Calls Will Seamlessly Work Inside Microsoft’s Edge Browser

Skype is focused on making their users experience on Skype as simple and streamlined as possible – and as such they have announced an upcoming ability to utilize Skype calls within Microsoft’s new Edge browser without the need for any plugins. Starting later this year, Skype users will be able to make voice and video calls without needing to install ...

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Google Drive Web Hosting Will Be Shut Down By August 2016

Back in 2013 Google introduced the capability for users and developers to utilize their Google Drive account as a web hosting service, and on August 31st of 2016 Google will be shutting that capability down. Fact is that there are plenty of web hosting providers out there along with countless options for free or low-cost solutions to get your content ...

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Weebly Website Builder Now Offered With LunarPages Hosting Plans

LunarPages has launched a brand new website builder for all of their shared hosting customers – and if you think it resembles Weebly in almost every single way – you would be 100% correct. LunarPages shared hosting plans now directly integrate the Weebly drag & drop website builder – with the Pro and eCommerce plans offering unlimited pages starting at ...

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Scam Alert: Internet Domain Name Services

Scams suck – and I absolutely hate them. One of the key things I have always built a business on was honesty and transparency; and as such it’s a personal pet peeve of mine when people attempt to trick people into becoming a client. It’s a sleazy tactic – unfortunately it happens very often in this industry. A popular scam ...

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Google Code Is Now Read Only – Move Your Projects To GitHub

Google Code, as of today, is in read-only mode. That means that developers and fellow project owners will no longer be able to modify their projects in any capacity. Data can still be downloaded – and best of all it can be exported to GitHub – which is basically where your project should be from now on. After this read-only period, ...

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eUKhost Partners with SpamExperts

Any hosting company will inevitably have to battle spam – and eUKhost was no different. In their ongoing battle to filter spam from their network eUKhost has partnered with SpamExperts – helping eUKhost save almost 80% of their resources by filtering out spam, virus, malware and phishing attacks. We host over 34,000 clients world-wide who are sending and receiving millions ...

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Yahoo Finally Figures Out What To Do With Luminate

If anyone remembers – back in September of 2014 Yahoo bought Luminate – an advertising network – and then successfully shut it down. It seems almost a year later they finally decided what they were going to do with Luminate – at least in name form. In an email sent out this weekend to Yahoo Small Business customers Yahoo announced ...

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DreamHost Websites Using HTTPS and DreamPress Aren’t Loading

As of late last night DreamHost clients who are on the DreamPress platform – DreamHost’s own managed WordPress hosting platform – are experiencing issues trying to view their SSL secure websites. Take note that this issue only affects DreamPress customers who are using HTTPS. All other DreamHost clients who are utilizing their shared hosting, VPS, or dedicated solutions are not affected. ...

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UK Businesses Can Get A Free VMware vSphere Health Check

VMhosts has launched a free VMware health check service open to all UK businesses. The free health check is offered via a remote installation of Veeam ONE, a free tool intended to identify performance issues with your VMware setup. Furthermore VMhosts will look over your storage and your network configurations. All tests are done by VCP & MCSE certified consultants. ...

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InMotion Hosting Updates Dedicated Server Specs

InMotion Hosting has announced a refresh of their dedicated servers aimed at bringing things up to speed a bit. This refresh had a huge focus on integrating solid-state drives (SSDs) into InMotion’s dedicated servers – and as such all Advanced, Elite and Commercial class servers now have the option of going SSD. Our top of the line Linux Dedicated Servers ...

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Rackspace Launches VMware Powered Private Cloud Services

VMware fans will love the new private cloud offering from Rackspace built entirely with VMware’s virtualization software vCloud. Called Rackspace Private Cloud – the new service is aimed at offering greater control and security as opposed to multi-tenant clouds, while retaining much of the scalability and flexibility of shared cloud services. Rackspace CTO John Engates said Rackspace is aiming to provide ...

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YellowPages Launches ypPresence Starter To Help Small Businesses Manage Their Online Presence

An online presence is one of the most important things for small businesses these days – unfortunately not everyone is comfortable dealing with creating dozens of profiles for their business and then consistently monitoring them all and updating their listings. YellowPages took note of this, and today unveiled ypPresence Starter – a $69/mo solution which allows you to create, manage, ...

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Warning: Password Database Compromised

Just a quick warning to any customers of – it seems that yesterday they had experienced a breach in one of their internal databases which stored passwords for VPS’s, dedicated servers, hosting accounts, FTP accounts for gaming servers, and hashed and salted control panel logins. Those of you who have an account with would be wise to change ...

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Google, Is This Restaurant Busy Now?

Google is constantly trying to make life easier for business owners & consumers alike – and their latest venture has been to offer you a way to see your wait time at a specific business so you can avoid long lines by being aware in advance. Google has introduced this new functionality via a “Popular times” display which has been ...

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Google Is Shutting Down Unauthorized Access to the Autocomplete API

Google Search has had autocomplete functionality for a while now; and as with most things someone has reverse-engineered it and an unpublished API has been in use for quiet a while now – allowing webmasters to incorporate Google’s autocomplete functionality into their own websites. However Google never intended for this to happen – so as of August 10th, 2015 Google ...

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