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New dedicated server lineup increases performance by 80%!

Posted on July 31st, 2012 by Clint Reeves

How is this possible?  The new Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 family uses the latest iteration in Intel manufacturing processes to suck as much performance as it can out of minute transistors and a new technology called Tri-gate 3D. The microarchitecture has been code named Ivy Bridge, a successor to the heralded Sandy Bridge transistor technology…

Inside the new Midphase Xeon E5 family of dedicated servers

Posted on July 30th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

New does not always been better, but in this case it does.  The E5-2600 product family just released by Intel has been added to the Midphase lineup and the performance gains exhibited by these dedicated server ‘beasts’ are impressive. While we have mentioned the amazing Ivy Bridge microarchitecture in previous blog posts, there are many…

Mobile revolution prompts Google to launch new Android mobile analytics platform

Posted on July 29th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

There is no stopping the mobile revolution, just ask Google.  It recently announced a new set of reports in beta called Mobile App Analytics for Android that helps marketers and developers better measure their mobile apps.  Three keywords popup when examining their new reporting features: Discovery Download Engagement For years, Google has been tweaking various…

Server uptime tops list of Midphase customer requirements

Posted on July 28th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

A recent survey by the Midphase engineering team confirms that Server Uptime is the number 1 consideration when considering a dedicated server from an affordable hosting company. Generally, this requirement also goes hand-in-hand with a dedicated Service Level Agreement (SLA) which spells out specifically what website customers can expect if they sign up for a…

New VPN service stops hackers from snooping your Wi-Fi connection

Posted on July 27th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

According to VPNHQ, a sister company of Midphase and part of the UK2 parent group, 56% of public Wi-Fi users do not check if Wi-Fi is encrypted before joining.  This exposes a large amount of Internet users to phishing and other malware concerns that are set to escalate in 2012. Unsecured networks allow hackers to…

The value of online system status reports from leading web hosting providers

Posted on July 26th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

Have you ever wondered to yourself if there is a way to test the marketing promises of web hosting companies which guarantee a 99.9% uptime as part of their Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for both dedicated servers and shared hosting packages? Well, there is and it’s known as a system status report that regularly updates…

Why Linux web hosting has become so affordable and popular

Posted on July 25th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

At some point while researching web hosting companies, you will most likely have observed the differentiation in services based on the type of operating system including Windows and Linux.   Upon further review, a difference is pricing is generally noticeable with Linux hosting in most cases being remarkably cheaper than its Windows counterpart. THE RISE OF…

Socialcam slipstreams Instagram by cornering mobile video sharing market

Posted on June 30th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

While Instagram has cornered the market in mobile photo sharing using vintage filters, another startup called Socialcam is carving out its own presence in mobile video sharing. It recently hit 3 million downloads and has been described as the most talked about video app by the New York Times.    The nifty little app allows you…

In the world of web servers, Moore’s Law is alive and well!

Posted on June 29th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

A recent white paper by Information Week confirms that Moore’s law is alive and well in the realm of web servers, which powers shared hosting packages, dedicated servers, reseller hosting and new VPS cloud offerings. The visionary co-founder of Intel microprocessor chips, Gordon Moore, formulated a loose law that states that the number of transistors…

Vimeo quietly shakes up world of video players for small business websites

Posted on June 29th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

Vimeo is increasingly being used by small businesses to showcase website video on shared hosting packages, dedicated servers and reseller hosting platforms. While it still lags far behind YouTube in terms of user penetration, it is often the first choice for website owners who wish to elegantly display business video to a qualified audience. The…

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