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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…

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

Posted on June 28th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

“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?

Posted on June 27th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

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

Posted on June 25th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

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,…

Homeland Security warns of increasing DDoS attacks on web

Posted on June 25th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

“When an attacker attempts to prevent legitimate users from accessing a computer resource, normally by overwhelming it with malicious traffic. By targeting a company’s Internet-connected infrastructure—its websites, portals, email, databases and more— an attack can block end users from doing business as usual” – Definition of an DDoS attack, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Computer…

Five reasons to register a domain name on your cheap hosting platform

Posted on May 29th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

Two of the biggest draw cards for small businesses these days are the ability to purchase cheap domains quickly and pursue options to transfer their site away from unreliable hosting partners. A free site transfer, encompassing files, databases and scripts is the hallmark of a robust affordable hosting partner which seeks to demonstrate its commitment…

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