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SingleHop Launches VMware Powered Cloud

Hosting company SingleHop announced at the end of March the launch of a new VMware-enabled cloud solution. Made for a single-tenant environment, the private platform is made possible through vSphere. “Our VMware Enterprise Private Cloud stands out in the market because it enables users to deploy any number of virtual machines with no fluctuation in costs, as there is no hourly billing ...

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WiredTree Announces Platform Upgrades

WiredTree, one of our affiliate hosting partners, have announced the addition of new features pertinent to R1Soft backups, Parallels optimization and SSD caching – something the company hopes will provide it with “unparalleled performance.” In a press release, WiredTree President Zac Cogswell discussed how the company goes about implementing the process, noting that WiredTree annually upgrades its VPS and hybrid server ...

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Backup Your Files on March 31st, World Backup Day

I have mentioned backups in a previous article on here, and if you haven’t done a backup of your files in a while – there is no better day to do it on than March 31st, also known as World Backup Day! World Backup Day is a day for people to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives ...

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1&1 Discontinues MySQL 4 Databases

Hosting provider 1&1 is “deactivating” MySQL 4 databases starting on May 1st, 2013. All WordPress sites hosted with 1&1 that have not migrated their databases from the old database to the new MySQL 5 databases may have their sites go offline, however 1&1 doesn’t explicitly say the sites will go down. If you host a database driven site on 1and1.com, ...

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Bing Launches the Bing Site Move Tool

Bing has recently announced the launch of the Bing Site Move Tool which can be found under the Diagnostics & Tools section within Bing Webmaster Tools can be used to tell Bing that you have moved and permanently redirected your site, or a section of your site, to a new location. Now, before you mention it, yes 301 redirects accomplish the same thing, and are normally ...

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Deadline Coming Up for the GoDaddy .ME Scholarship

With the deadline for the GoDaddy .ME Scholarship coming up (March 30th, 2013) – I just wanted to remind everyone interested in participating to go ahead and apply for the company’s .ME scholarship. Up to ten winners will receive $10,000 scholarships each after composing 500-word essays centered around “how the Internet or Internet technology has helped them and how they envision benefiting ...

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GoDaddy .ORG Auction

Special TLD Auction at GoDaddy on .ORG Domain Names

The .ORG registry, PIR, has partnered with GoDaddy.com and ENOM to auction and sell 87 one and two-character .ORG domain names in the coming year. Go Daddy has secured 43 of those 87 domain names and offered them up for public auction. This is the first time PIR has released such rare, valuable .ORG domain names, and they’ll only be ...

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Adobe BrowserLab is Shut Down

Some sad news was brought to me attention early this morning as I checked my emails and noticed some mentions regarding the shutting down of Adobe’s BrowserLab. So I headed over to the Adobe blog, and lo-and-behold the top post read BrowserLab is Shutting Down. To be honest – it’s probably a smart move for Adobe. BrowserLab was first launched back ...

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Google Images - Try These Too

Google Images Layout Gets More Updates

At the end of January Google released their first big change to the layout of Google Images providing a more streamlined process – changing their Google Images layout to now display the a preview of the image directly inline with the image you clicked on. However this morning when I went to run a search on Google Images I noticed something ...

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Namecheap Accepting Bitcoin

Namecheap Announces The Acceptance of Bitcoins

Domain name giant and hosting company Namecheap recently announced the acceptance of Bitcoins for its services. “We’re delighted to inform you that we now accept the Bitcoin payment method, in addition to PayPal, Google CheckOut, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express,” stated the company via its homepage. Namecheap is a customer-focused domain name registrar and web host. For months now, Bitcoin ...

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ServInt Flex Semi-Dedicated Servers

ServInt Flex VPS Now Offers Ubuntu Linux

Hosting provider ServInt on March 1st announced new compatibility for Linux-based operating system Ubuntu via the company’s VPS Flex line. Discussing the matter in a press release, company CTO Matt Loschert noted the OS had “grown by leaps and bounds since its introduction in 2004.” “It is now the most popular Linux distribution in the desktop and laptop world, with increasing ...

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Google How Search Works

Google Explains ‘How Search Works’

Yesterday Jake Hubert, Product Manager at Google, announced the release of a brand new Google website aimed to explain exactly how Google search works – from the crawling, to indexing, to the algorithms, to the display of results. On the new site, How Search Works, you’ll find: An interactive, graphical explanation of Google Search A view into major search algorithms and ...

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Webhosting.UK.COM

Webhosting.UK.com Unveils Start-Up Initiative

Webhosting UK Com Ltd (http://webhosting.uk.com), a leading web hosting service provider in the UK since 2001, announced the launch of a new initiative that will help start-up eCommerce businesses initiate their online transactions with an established web hosting provider to gain a foothold in this competitive industry. The company has setup new servers with PCI DSS compliance. Individual services will be ...

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WIX Launches 2 New Website Templates

The team over at WIX is always hard at work to create stunning new templates you can utilize to build your website through their online builder. Just this morning they had contacted me to let me know about 2 new templates they have just finished working on – which can now be found within the WIX Site Templates selector under the ...

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Yahoo Will Run Google Adsense Ads

Yahoo has confirmed a a global, non-exclusive agreement with Google to display ads on various Yahoo! properties and certain co-branded sites using Google’s AdSense for Content and Google’s AdMob services. Yahoo users wont actually notice much of a difference as far as how or where ads appear – the only difference will be that Google Adsense advertisements will now be mixed ...

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GoDaddy Super Bowl Ad Features Sexy Make Out Scene

An attractive model making out with a geeky tech guy: That’s the concept top domain registrar GoDaddy is rolling with for one of its Super Bowl advertisements. In the spot, Go Daddy girl Danica Patrick explains there are two sides to the web host, the “sexy side” along with the “smart side.” Israeli model Bar Refaeli represents the “sexy side” while the ...

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SugarSync Launches New Business Plans

The all-new SugarSync for Business plans and pricing have been recently announced, featuring unlimited storage and unlimited users/seats! Now businesses or teams of all sizes can leverage the power & flexibility of SugarSync, while scaling up as big as your business requirements do. But it’s far from just about lower prices and more storage & seats: SugarSync has listened to their business customers (and users ...

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