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July, 2015

  • 1 July

    UK2 Group Announces CloudFlare Partnership

    Anyone that has worked with me on a consulting basis is probably well aware of my love for CloudFlare. It’s probably my immediate go-to tool to boost a websites performance and security. That said, we’ve also been long-time supporters of UK2 Group here on the Rapid Purple blog – so it’s with great excitement that I announce that UK2 has ...

June, 2015

  • 23 June

    Hivelocity Integrates Corero’s Threat Defense System for Enterprise Level DDoS Protection

    Hivelocity, a dedicated server, private cloud and infrastructure services provider, has announced this week the launch of an improved suite of DDoS protection services with the addition of Corero’s Threat Defense System. The Corero Smartwall has been incorporated to the existing network defense infrastructure that Hivelocity has had in place for years. Protection plans are being offered on a per ...

  • 18 June

    SSDs Now Available on DreamHost Dedicated Servers

    DreamHost first started upgrading to SSD drives back in March of 2015 when they introduced SSDs to their line of shared hosting solutions.  Now DreamHost has announced that they have successfully expanded their line of managed dedicated servers to all include Solid State Drives. Our dedicated servers have been popular for years with users who have wanted more power than shared ...

  • 15 June

    Skype For Web Now Available For ALL Skype Addicts Worldwide

    Last week Skype introduced Skype for Web for Mac & PC users in the US and UK markets – and the response was great. Unfortunately when Skype for Web was first released ChromeOS and Linux users were left out; along with everyone not residing in the US or the UK. Well luckily today Skype has announced that Skype for Web ...

  • 8 June

    PayPal Telemarketing Calls Are Coming

    People have always had a love/hate relationship with PayPal – and this latest set of news is sure to stir things up again. PayPal has updated their website to let users know of a new agreement which opens up the door for users to receive “autodialed or prerecorded calls and text messages” – which essentially means telemarketing calls are coming. ...

  • 6 June

    Skype for Web Now Available for All US & UK Skype Addicts

    Skype has over 300 million users worldwide right now – and with such a large user-base there are alot of devices, connection speeds, needs, and uses to allot for – especially with the launch of Skype for Business which is bringing in enterprise level needs. As such not everyone has the Skype app installed on their phone; and subsequently not everyone ...

  • 6 June

    WordPress.com Revamps Analytics – Shows You Ideal Time For New Post

    When it comes down to running a blog you’re audience is everything. Determining your target market, their favorite content, when their reading – these are all crucial in the success of your blog or news site; however for the average beginner blogger gathering and analyzing this data is generally out of their realm. This has always been where WordPress.com – ...

  • 6 June

    Yahoo Shutting Down Maps & Other Services This Month!

    Yahoo made some big announcements during their Q2 2015 progress report – and some of this news is sure to leave a few people I know pretty disappointed. A slew of services that have a hardcore following are being phased out by the end of June 2015 – so if you’re an avid user of Yahoo’s services you’ll want to ...

  • 2 June

    HostGator Integrates MOJO Marketplace into Shared Hosting

    HostGator has announced a partnership with MOJO Marketplace today in an effort to provide customers access to premium graphics, themes, templates, plugins and extensions for most major scripts, quickly and easily. To be honest – the partnership isn’t much of a surprise. Both brands are owned by Endurance International Group (EIG), and templates and web hosting have long been a popular ...

  • 2 June

    Host1Plus Launches DDoS Protection Service

    Earlier this week Host1Plus has announced the implementation of DDoS protection for a wide customer audience in all available VPS locations, except Frankfurt, Germany. As DDoS attacks are on the rise and tend to quickly evolve into complex security threats, the protection from such attacks is of the most importance. The collaboration with Staminus has resulted in an exceptional DDoS ...

October, 2014

  • 17 October

    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 ...

September, 2014

  • 2 September

    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 ...

  • 2 September

    PHP 5.6.0 Released & Installed on Rapid Purple Hosting Servers

    Just before the weekend the PHP team announced the official release of PHP 5.6.0. The new version brings about a slew of awesome new features with it, and some of you have already taken advantage of them through the early installs of bugfix versions of PHP 5.6.0 on the Rapid Purple Hosting servers. This install has now been updated to ...

August, 2014

  • 5 August

    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 ...

July, 2014

  • 24 July

    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 ...

  • 21 July

    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 ...

  • 16 July

    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 the most popular data center locations in Eastern Europe – the Telepoint data center located in the heart of Sofia, Bulgaria. ...

May, 2014

  • 29 May

    Live Chat Integrated Into Hosting Control Panel

    In an effort to simplify the life of our shared hosting clients who have reached their limits within their existing hosting plan I have integrated a LiveChat functionality into the Hespia control panel we utilize here at Rapid Purple. You will notice it appear in the lower right corner of the screen whenever you access any of the following pages within your ...

January, 2014

  • 28 January

    Free Search Engine Submission Fixed

    It was brought to my attention that the form to request a free search engine submission was no longer properly validating website addresses and as such not allowing submissions to go through. Submitting your website or blog to various search engines is key to getting your website noticed by all the different crawlers out there; however with so many different engines out there ...

December, 2013

  • 16 December

    ModSecurity Enabled On All Hosting Accounts

    A few months back I had went ahead and setup ModSecurity on all of our hosting servers. Over the past months I have been doing some monitoring and tweaking of the settings to try to create the perfect environment for your average webmaster, and your seasoned developer. I’m happy to announced that we now have the ModSecurity Apache plugin running smoothly on all ...

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