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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.

75% Off Coupon for iPage

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iPage has launched a brand new coupon code for the month of September 2014 good for 75% off. This sale brings the usual iPage price of $9.99/mo down to just $1.68/mo! Simply use coupon code  during your checkout process. Take note that iPage only supports yearly payment options, and with that said the only way to get the $1.68/mo price ...

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September 2014 Coupon Codes for HostPapa

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HostPapa has been around for quiet a while now streaming to provide every customer with a fully-featured hosting package, backed by top customer service and powered by renewable green energy. For the month of September 2014 they have released a series of awesome new coupon codes good for discounts on shared hosting and VPS platforms. 10% off any web hosting plan:  $36 ...

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Apache Begins To Accept Bitcoin Donations

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I haven’t really mentioned Bitcoin or any crypto currency on here yet however I am actively working on several developments featuring the BitPay API, and there are plans to write up a few tutorials regarding it aswell. With that said I myself am extremely interested in Bitcoin and the possibilities it has – so it’s pretty exciting for me to ...

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Google Rules The StatCounter Charts

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September brings about the last few weeks of summer, the start of the new school year, and the coming of the end of the year. As such it’s a good time to take a look at the StatCounter charts and graphs and see what’s happening with browser and search engine trends. Back in May 2014 when I first wrote about ...

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Why Did My Google Homepage Downgrade?

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Did you notice lately that your Google homepage seems to have reverted back to the old black/grey navigation bar design? Google first changed to this design back in June of 2011 and since then has upgraded to a cleaner navigational design. The current Google look and functionality relies on the user having an up-to-date modern browser installed on their system ...

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A Year With Rackspace

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Rackspace was founded in 1998 and since then they have skyrocketed in growth – currently offering an impressive portfolio of dedicated and cloud hosting solutions. By 2008 Rackspace became a publicly traded company (RAX:NYSE) and currently guarantees a 100% network uptime along with an impressive lineup of awards and certifications. Now all of this sounds pretty impressive – however what ...

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.COM Domain Name Growth Slows Down

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With all of the buzz surrounding the new top level domain names that are being released it’s interesting to take a look at what effect these have had on the volume of registrations for the standard TLD’s. HosterStats.com publishes reports on this data and the monthly growth figures for .COM show that the TLD’s growth is in fact slowing down. ...

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Bing Explains Their Stance on Web Spam

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Bing has published a new blog post that I believe is a must-read for any webmaster or SEO’r. Titled Web Spam Filtering the post goes into detail about what web spam is, how it works, and what Bing is doing about it. Bing actually takes a very interesting methodology to understanding and fighting web spam by starting their battle with ...

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Goodbye Google Authorship

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Just a few months ago we bid farewell to Google’s Authorship Images from the search results, and with the new month of September we now bid adieu to Google displaying any Authorship data within their search results. Google’s authorship support page, says simply, “Authorship markup is no longer supported in Web search,” and encourages webmasters to look into rich snippets to ...

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PHP NG Enabled On All Rapid Purple Hosting Servers

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Since I was already working on the PHP configurations for Rapid Purple Hosting servers, and since PHP NG has shown some tremendous performance gains, It seemed appropriate to enable it for developer use across all Rapid Purple Hosting servers. If you’ve never heard of PHP NG before, PHP NG was first introduced in May, 2014 as a major effort to ...

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