Archive for September, 2012

Use Google Analytics to Cut Website Shopping Abandonment Rates by 70%

Posted on September 28th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

In recent blogs posts, we highlighted the benefits of using a free tool such as Google Analytics and Advanced Segments to dig up actionable insights for websites powered by cheap, Linux hosting platforms. These same methods can be applied to shopping carts to analyze abandonment rates and implement new pricing structures to increase conversions. A…

Outlook.com and Silverlight Team Up to Battle Google’s Gmail

Posted on September 27th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

What’s an example of two proprietary technologies teaming up in an attempt defeat the open-source giant, Google, and one of its trusty flagship products, Gmail? The answer is Microsoft’s cosmetically and surgically re-rendered Outlook.com, which replaces Hotmail.com and introduces Silverlight, a competitor to Adobe Flash, into the mix. The cloud-based email delivery system has received…

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The New “Dream Team”: cPanel and WHMCS

Posted on September 25th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

One of the things that make managing a website through affordable hosting platforms like Midphase, is the ability to leverage cPanel, the industry-leading control panel. In a nutshell, cPanel software allows hosting companies and hosting customers to more easily operate servers and websites. It’s been in business since 1997 and is arguably the standard for…

Will Windows 8 Push Users (and Partners) Towards the Open-source Platform?

Posted on September 24th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

While web hosting customers have been enjoying the fruits of powerful open-source technologies for years, many Windows users patiently hope Microsoft will build new generations of software that will compete in form, functionality and style with Apple, Google, Linux and Amazon. It’s not that Microsoft does not build good products, it does. But there is…

Stephen Hawking in Love with New COSMOS Intel Xeon-based Supercomputer

Posted on September 20th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

Particle physics will never be the same again. Just ask Stephen Hawking who is drooling over the installation of a new Intel Xeon supercomputer called COSMOS at the Distributed Research Utilizing Advanced Computing (DiRAC) facility, part of Cambridge University. The powerful high-performance computer uses 1,856 Xeon E5 processing cores as well as 14.5 TB of…

Internet Explorer 10 Goes Where No Browser Has Gone Before (So Says Microsoft!)

Posted on September 19th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

HTML5 is here and is reshaping the way websites using our cheap hosting platforms are developed and designed. Web browser developers are continually updating to support HTML5, including Internet Explorer (IE). Past versions of IE have caused a few headaches for web developers so on that note, how many HTML5 features do you think are…

Midphase Joins Industry Coalition Committed to Internet Growth

Posted on September 17th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

Being in one of the top ten most competitive industries isn’t easy and naturally could lead to hard feelings among competitors; however, our industry has come together and formed the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) to support the “nuts and bolts” of the Internet and ensure persistent growth. We’re happy to announce today as the inaugural…

Choosing a Worthy City for HostingCon 2013

Posted on September 6th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

One highlight of the web hosting conference calendar is HostingCon, which Midphase recently attended in Boston, Massachusetts, exhibiting a range of shared hosting, and dedicated server packages. Covering a number of topics in the sales, marketing, industry and management areas, HostingCon offers a fantastic opportunity to gain deep insights into datacenter trends and new products…

Three Must Do Social Media Strategies and Best Practices

Posted on September 5th, 2012 by Dustin Williams

After setting up a web hosting plan and launching a website, a common question of many webmasters is how to bring more visitors to their website. The first thing that often comes to mind is using search engine optimization (SEO) to get their site to rank in Google. While SEO is a very effective way…

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