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There are alot of companies out there offering various types of webmaster services. Domain names, hosting plans, SSL certificates – the service list is quiet extensive, and new companies are popping up every single day; and existing providers are constantly revamping their list of services and offerings to stay ahead of the competition. This is where we gather all that news. The latest updates to 1&1’s line of dedicated servers; GoDaddy launching a managed Wordpress hosting service; and what our own past experiences were like with various hosting providers.

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UK2 Group Launches New Website SEO Guru Tool

UK2 Group, which runs various hosting brands such as Midphase, WestHost, and VPS.net, have recently launched a new SEO tool called the Website SEO Guru. The Website SEO Guru is an automated tool which analyses ones website performance and suggests content tweaks that would make the website more discoverable online. Website SEO Guru is the simple online marketing tool that will help ...

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SiteGround Overhauls Their Shared Hosting Infrastructure

SiteGround just recently announced some huge upgrades to their shared hosting infrastructure – integrating Linux Containers, SSD drives, PHP7, HVVM, and Opcache. Excited yet? First up – SiteGround’s entire shared hosting environment is moving over to Linux containers (LXC). What does this all mean for clients? 2x the CPU power. 2x the memory. 2x the read speed. 1.5x the write speed. ...

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Media Temple Launches CloudTech Security Powered By SiteLock

SiteLock is by far the most popular website security solution out there today – catering to roughly 5 million customers around the world. Thanks to the recent partnership with Media Temple the SiteLock suite of services will now be activated across the 1.5 million websites managed by Media Temple! The new service is called CloudTech and combines Media Temple’s existing ...

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Pingdom Upgrades Their Starter Plan

Pingdom has long been a staple in the web hosting community – offering webmasters the ability to track their websites and/or servers downtime, uptime, and performance. A large portion of these you could do for free, however Pingdom does offer some extremely valuable premium plans. In the past you would have to upgrade to the Standard level to get any ...

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GoDaddy Launches 3 New Services for Canadian Small Businesses

Following up on GoDaddy’s report showcasing that the majority of small businesses do not have a website – GoDaddy has launched three new services in their Canadian market geared towards helping small businesses create and manage their online presence. The new additions are: Personal Domains – which let you easily point domains to 16+ social media platforms. Search Engine Visibility ...

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GoDaddy Partners With Dropmysite To Offer Cloud Backup Solutions For Small Business Owners

GoDaddy has joined forces with cloud backup provider Dropmysite to offer cloud-based website backup solutions for small and medium sized businesses. Dropmysite will automatically back up a customers website daily and securely using 256 bit military grade Advance encryption standards (AES) encryption. If any issue arises Dropmysite will allow the customer to easily and quickly get their website back online with its ...

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SingleHop Rolls Out ColoPlus & Gives Away Free Virtual Private Clouds

Want to score some space for your server in the latest, $30 million data center in Chicago? SingleHop has rolled out their ColoPlus service offering some truly hybrid hosting environments across global datacenters on a highly scalable cloud platform. PLUS when you sign up for ColoPlus  SingleHop provides for you a virtual private cloud to use at no extra charge, as ...

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Skype Calls Will Seamlessly Work Inside Microsoft’s Edge Browser

Skype is focused on making their users experience on Skype as simple and streamlined as possible – and as such they have announced an upcoming ability to utilize Skype calls within Microsoft’s new Edge browser without the need for any plugins. Starting later this year, Skype users will be able to make voice and video calls without needing to install ...

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Google Drive Web Hosting Will Be Shut Down By August 2016

Back in 2013 Google introduced the capability for users and developers to utilize their Google Drive account as a web hosting service, and on August 31st of 2016 Google will be shutting that capability down. Fact is that there are plenty of web hosting providers out there along with countless options for free or low-cost solutions to get your content ...

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Weebly Website Builder Now Offered With LunarPages Hosting Plans

LunarPages has launched a brand new website builder for all of their shared hosting customers – and if you think it resembles Weebly in almost every single way – you would be 100% correct. LunarPages shared hosting plans now directly integrate the Weebly drag & drop website builder – with the Pro and eCommerce plans offering unlimited pages starting at ...

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Scam Alert: Internet Domain Name Services

Scams suck – and I absolutely hate them. One of the key things I have always built a business on was honesty and transparency; and as such it’s a personal pet peeve of mine when people attempt to trick people into becoming a client. It’s a sleazy tactic – unfortunately it happens very often in this industry. A popular scam ...

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Google Code Is Now Read Only – Move Your Projects To GitHub

Google Code, as of today, is in read-only mode. That means that developers and fellow project owners will no longer be able to modify their projects in any capacity. Data can still be downloaded – and best of all it can be exported to GitHub – which is basically where your project should be from now on. After this read-only period, ...

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eUKhost Partners with SpamExperts

Any hosting company will inevitably have to battle spam – and eUKhost was no different. In their ongoing battle to filter spam from their network eUKhost has partnered with SpamExperts – helping eUKhost save almost 80% of their resources by filtering out spam, virus, malware and phishing attacks. We host over 34,000 clients world-wide who are sending and receiving millions ...

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Yahoo Finally Figures Out What To Do With Luminate

If anyone remembers – back in September of 2014 Yahoo bought Luminate – an advertising network – and then successfully shut it down. It seems almost a year later they finally decided what they were going to do with Luminate – at least in name form. In an email sent out this weekend to Yahoo Small Business customers Yahoo announced ...

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DreamHost Websites Using HTTPS and DreamPress Aren’t Loading

As of late last night DreamHost clients who are on the DreamPress platform – DreamHost’s own managed WordPress hosting platform – are experiencing issues trying to view their SSL secure websites. Take note that this issue only affects DreamPress customers who are using HTTPS. All other DreamHost clients who are utilizing their shared hosting, VPS, or dedicated solutions are not affected. ...

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