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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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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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UK Businesses Can Get A Free VMware vSphere Health Check

VMhosts has launched a free VMware health check service open to all UK businesses. The free health check is offered via a remote installation of Veeam ONE, a free tool intended to identify performance issues with your VMware setup. Furthermore VMhosts will look over your storage and your network configurations. All tests are done by VCP & MCSE certified consultants. ...

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InMotion Hosting Updates Dedicated Server Specs

InMotion Hosting has announced a refresh of their dedicated servers aimed at bringing things up to speed a bit. This refresh had a huge focus on integrating solid-state drives (SSDs) into InMotion’s dedicated servers – and as such all Advanced, Elite and Commercial class servers now have the option of going SSD. Our top of the line Linux Dedicated Servers ...

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Rackspace Launches VMware Powered Private Cloud Services

VMware fans will love the new private cloud offering from Rackspace built entirely with VMware’s virtualization software vCloud. Called Rackspace Private Cloud – the new service is aimed at offering greater control and security as opposed to multi-tenant clouds, while retaining much of the scalability and flexibility of shared cloud services. Rackspace CTO John Engates said Rackspace is aiming to provide ...

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YellowPages Launches ypPresence Starter To Help Small Businesses Manage Their Online Presence

An online presence is one of the most important things for small businesses these days – unfortunately not everyone is comfortable dealing with creating dozens of profiles for their business and then consistently monitoring them all and updating their listings. YellowPages took note of this, and today unveiled ypPresence Starter – a $69/mo solution which allows you to create, manage, ...

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Google, Is This Restaurant Busy Now?

Google is constantly trying to make life easier for business owners & consumers alike – and their latest venture has been to offer you a way to see your wait time at a specific business so you can avoid long lines by being aware in advance. Google has introduced this new functionality via a “Popular times” display which has been ...

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Google Is Shutting Down Unauthorized Access to the Autocomplete API

Google Search has had autocomplete functionality for a while now; and as with most things someone has reverse-engineered it and an unpublished API has been in use for quiet a while now – allowing webmasters to incorporate Google’s autocomplete functionality into their own websites. However Google never intended for this to happen – so as of August 10th, 2015 Google ...

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Microsoft Releases PhotoDNA To All Website Owners

Child pornography and sexual abuse images have always plagued the Internet and Microsoft has been working hard to help fix that. 6 years ago Microsoft started working on PhotoDNA – a cloud-based tool that utilizes a hash reference system to compare attributes of any given image with those of illegal ones. Law enforcement agencies have been using PhotoDNA for quiet ...

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HostGator Launches Managed WordPress Hosting

It seems that almost all the major brands these days offer dedicated, managed WordPress hosting these days, and HostGator wasn’t about to be left out so today they have announced the launch of their own managed WordPress hosting called Optimized WP. Much like all other managed WordPress hosting services Optimized WP is intended to simplify the installation, configuration, and ongoing ...

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Media Temple Launches Managed Amazon Cloud Hosting

Media Temple’s suite of services are all focused on a similar task – managing your hosting platform and services so you can focus on your online business and online presence. As such it comes of little surprise to me that Media Temple has extended their management services to cater to Amazon Web Services customers – unveiling a new managed cloud ...

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Hivelocity Launches Brand New Server Line Codenamed Broadwell

Hivelocity, has launched a brand new server line this week that includes Intel’s brand new processor family, codenamed Broadwell. This newest generation of processors is Intel’s first Xeon based system-on-chip (SoC) and should quickly become a staple in the dedicated server market. The Intel Broadwell Xeon D-1540 includes 8 physical cores, 16 threads and the ability to take 128GB of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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