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SpeedySparrow Officially Converts to Spiral Hosting

SpeedySparrow was acquired by Spiral Hosting a couple of years back in 2013, and since then nothing much has really changed with SpeedySparrow. The network and infrastructure got better, and the SpeedySparrow brand remained alive and well … until now. See ever since the acquisition, Spiral Hosting has had to spread their staff and available resources between two different brand names. All ...

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Google Rolls Out New Merchant Center

Are you the webmaster of an eCommerce website/business? If so – you’ve probably heard of Google Merchant Center by now – and if not there is literally no better time to start using it than right now! Google Merchant Center is THE way to get your products and inventory listed within Google.com and other partner websites, and this week Google has ...

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3 New Free Webmaster Resources Added

Added 3 new free webmaster resources today: PrintMyFonts – generates a visual preview list of all the fonts installed on your computer – letting you easily pick the ideal font for your project. You can have a look at the list of font styles directly on your computer or you can print it via your printer or export the list in various file formats ...

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2 New Free Webmaster Resources Added

Added 2 new free webmaster resources today: WordStream Free Keyword Tool – an online seo keyword suggestion tool with a database of over 1 billion unique keywords. WordStream Free Niche Keyword Finder – a step up from the above mentioned free keyword tool by WordStream, the Niche Keyword Finder locates structured, long-tail keywords for you to use, organized by profitability.  If you have ...

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2 New Free Webmaster Resources Added

Added 2 new free webmaster resources today: Bitcatcha – a free online server speed checker which checks your server response times from 8 different locations worldwide. Inker – a free vector graphics editor that is available online or as an Android extension. If you have a resource you believe would be beneficial to other webmasters do not hesitate to submit it ...

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Changes Coming – Beta Testing Rapid Purple V3

Rapid Purple has came quiet a long way over the years. Starting off as simply my online portfolio featuring my latest work and my own personal resume, and slowly transitioning to be the Next Designs replacement that deep down I always wanted it to be. For those of you who weren’t around back when Next Designs was online – Next ...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is finally upon us and I wanted to take this time to thank each and everyone of you who like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter; and come here day after day to read about the latest happenings in the webmaster community. Without all of your support Rapid Purple would simply not exist. Thank you. Post by Rapid ...

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More Free Google Domains Invites!

Google was nice enough to hook me up with a handful more invite codes for their Google Domains beta – and as usual I’m giving them out for free here! If you want to see some screenshots about the clean awesome UI within Google Domains check out my review here. Otherwise ask for a free invite for Google Domains by ...

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SSLv3 Disabled on Rapid Purple Shared Hosting Servers

Heads up Rapid Purple hosting customers – following the recent POODLE bug we have disabled SSLv3 support on all our shared hosting servers. That unfortunately means that those of you using Internet Explorer 6.0 or older (and based on our stats that’s a small handful of you) will not be able to access any SSL secure sites on the Rapid ...

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4 Newly Added Free Webmaster Resources

I haven’t really added anything worthwhile to the Free Webmaster Resources Directory in a little while – luckily I’ve been playing around with a few awesome new webmaster resources lately and they seemed to be the perfect candidates to be added to the directory. First up is Infoactive. Infoactive offers an online platform to develop interactive infographics and data visualizations ...

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PHP NG Enabled On All Rapid Purple Hosting Servers

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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PHP 5.6.0 Now Available for All Rapid Purple Hosting Clients

As you may know by now I strive to maintain a perfect development environment here with Rapid Purple Hosting. With that said just a few days after it was officially announced by the PHP development team, the latest bugfix-only release of PHP 5.6.0 is now available on all of our client servers. This is the third RC version of PHP 5.6.0 now which accumulates all bug ...

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Free Counters Hosting Relaunched

The Rapid Purple free counter hosting service originally came around due to the popularity it held back during the times of Next Designs. It requires, literally, about 30 seconds to sign up for a counter – and the best part is that we offer a hidden counter option – so you can keep track of your hits without having to maintain a ...

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ModSecurity Enabled On All VPS Accounts

Back in December of 2013 I had finally gotten ModSecurity perfected and launched it as a public feature across all Rapid Purple shared hosting accounts. After some more months of work I am excited to announce that now the highly effective anti-hack firewall is enabled with all Rapid Purple VPSs as well. As with shared hosting accounts, the ModSecurity firewall is enabled ...

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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 and your business. Technically speaking, a constant connection between the mail server and the mail clients is needed, so no ...

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Rapid Purple Donates Website for AFPO

The Association for Police Officers is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization who promote officer safety through superior training. It is their goal to offer Law Enforcement Officers additional training which their current employer may not. Having a few close friends on the force here in New York, and seeing the original table-based layout that was built back in 2006 – and sadly never ...

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