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Good .company

Posted on January 24th, 2014 by Sarah Holt

The advantages of .co web addresses for small businesses. Have you got your business online yet? If not, you’re not alone. According to a national survey by Wakefield Research, a massive 45 percent of small business owners don’t have a presence on the Web. What’s more, the same study showed that 49 percent of the…

Midphase calls lights, camera, action on .la

Posted on January 23rd, 2014 by Sarah Holt

  Actors, boutiques and design companies have already got their .la websites. Who’s next? Midphase hopes it’s The Hoff. Los Angeles is the city of reinvention. It’s where Norma Jean became Marilyn Monroe and where Walter Willison became Bruce Willis. So it makes sense that the city was the first in line when it came…

Eyes Wide Open: Keeping a Watchful Eye on Apache Malware

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by Jake Neeley

ESET, an IT security company based in Slovakia, discovered an Apache exploit that injects malware into web pages on a web server that ultimately aims to retrieve personal information. We’ve talked about measures you should take to avoid getting hacked, especially on WordPress, and even written a guide if your website has troubles so we…

Four Driving Forces Behind Linux’s Growth

Posted on January 30th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

The penguin is soaring high in the IT industry, consistently earning a reputation for high reliability. Linux servers regularly appear as a Fortune 500 company favorite when it comes to solid performance computing and cloud infrastructure deployment. “More than 7,800 developers from almost 800 different companies have contributed to the Linux kernel since tracking began…

Browser, Get Ready for the Smaller Screen!

Posted on October 29th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

Just like in physics, where events unfolding before our eyes in the real world don’t seem to bear much correlation to what’s happening at the quantum or microscopic level, such is the situation in web browser usage when comparing desktops to mobile devices. Using NetMarketShare as the source for Internet statistics we see the interesting…

Chrome and Android May be the Biggest Weapons in Google’s Arsenal

Posted on October 23rd, 2012 by Jake Neeley

When a respected financial publication like Barron’s releases analyst reports on tech companies it is probably worthwhile to listen. A short paragraph under their “Research Reports” section on September 24 highlights a Morgan Stanley finding that Android and Chrome may be two of Google’s biggest assets, despite more sexy Google products being touted by other…

Location-aware Browsing Steps Out of the Shadows: Why Firefox Wants to Track You!

Posted on October 12th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

It seems you cannot switch on an app or open a web page without being asked: –          Can [we] track your current location:  Allow / Don’t  Allow This flood first began with a trickle, manifesting itself in changes to search engine behavior, particularly Google, who started asking small business owners to create Google Place listings…

IPv6 and What your Hosting Provider Needs to Do

Posted on October 3rd, 2012 by Jake Neeley

It was only recently that nearly 3,000 websites, ISPs, router vendors and hosting providers, including Midphase, enabled IPv6 on their internal data center networks, marking a major milestone in the growth of the Internet. Since IPv4 addresses are running out, or have run out in certain parts of the world, the new protocol was required…

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…

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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