6 Reasons Webmasters Love WordPress

One of the easiest-to-use and most powerful blogging platforms on the market is WordPress; the self hosted version, a favorite tool used by small businesses on our Linux server platforms. “At 49%, WordPress is clearly the dominating blogging platform as well as of growing importance as a more generic CMS,” said Josh Jackson of IDC […]

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Server uptime tops list of Midphase customer requirements

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

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

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

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

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!

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 […]

FourSquare tear up and rebuild their mobile app to keep up with competitors

“Companies capture the public imagination. They become the center of attention. But it is very difficult to continue to offer an intriguing and valuable enough service for people.” ~  Susan Etlinger, Altimeter Group. The statement above comes in the wake of new tremors at FourSquare, which suggest the pioneers of location-based check-ins on mobile devices, […]

What Can You Do to Protect Yourself on Website Hosting Platforms?

It’s happened to Sony and now LinkedIn is a victim. It recently had to deal with the thorny issue of stolen passwords, which has consumed their engineering teams time and resources. “[Yesterday] we learned that approximately 6.5 million hashed LinkedIn passwords were posted on a hacker site. Most of the passwords on the list appear […]

Apache and Nginx: The secret weapons of open-source web hosting providers

It’s official! Pingdom Blog reports that 75% of the top 10,000 websites on the planet Earth are powered by Open Source software, with Apache web server the clear leader followed by Nginx. Together these two web server titans account for 61% of the top 10,000 websites on hosting platforms in the UK.  Proprietary web server, […]