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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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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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What Are The Most Popular eCommerce Platforms of 2015?

eCommerce has always been a huge industry, and the larger it has become over the years the more tools and resources have been released to try to simplify the entire eCommerce process. eCommerce platforms have come a LONG way, and to date there is dozens of different platforms out there which you can choose from to build your eCommerce website. ...

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Symantec Offers Website Security Advice

Symantec has recently published their 2015 Website Security Threat Report. This comprehensive annual report compiles Internet threat data based on the findings of the Symantec™ Global Intelligence Network, and is made up of more than 41.5 million attack sensors and records thousands of events per second. Rob Hoblit, Symantec’s Vice President of Trust Services Product Management, shared his thoughts on the report ...

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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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Facebook Is The Most Popular Social Login Option

Social logins have always been immensely popular – however with so many different networks to choose from have you ever wondered what the most popular ones are? Back in December of 2014 Facebook and Google made up 80% of all social logins, but the Internet changes very quickly – so now that we’re half way through 2015 what do the ...

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Google Explains How They Handle New Top Level Domain Names

While we’re still on the topic of Google letting us know how they handle different aspects that the SEO community is constantly discussing. Now that we know how Google handles dynamically generated tabbed content, let’s see how Google handles all of the new top-level domain names that have came out. In a post on the Google Webmaster Central blog John ...

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Google Doesn’t Index Dynamically Generated Tabbed Content

How Google handles dynamic content has always been a huge topic of discussion among the SEO community – and it’s a huge help when Google steps up and gives us official answers. Gary Illyes stepped in to a Stack Overflow discussion to help us understand whether or not Google will see dynamically generated content within hidden tabs – and the answer ...

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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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Google Panda 4.2 Begins A Very Slow Roll Out Process

Back during SMX Advanced an update to Google’s Panda was announced – and since then we’ve been patiently waiting for it to finally roll out. A couple of weeks turned into a couple of months but now Panda 4.2 has finally rolled out. Panda 4.2 will be an extremely slow roll out – taking months to be fully rolled out. ...

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No More Custom Backgrounds on Twitter Profile Pages

One of the biggest joys of creating a social media profile has always been modifying it to represent you or your business. Remember when MySpace let you have almost complete control over the look and feel of your online profile? Custom graphics, backgrounds, colors, animations, etc. Slowly all of that has died – and Twitter had remained as one of ...

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Microsoft Joins In On The Fight Against Revenge Porn

Microsoft seems to be on the attack this week against all sorts of illegal online media. First with their release of PhotoDNA to all webmasters yesterday; and now with their announcement to join the fight against revenge porn. Microsoft will honor requests to remove revenge porn photos and videos taken out of Bing search results, OneDrive and Xbox Live. You can ...

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