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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Firefox 14 Beta promises to jack up web browser security

With recent news that Linkedin suffered a security breach that compromised over 6 million passwords, the new robust version of Firefox browser 14 Beta is a welcome development. Often the browser of choice for web developers and designers around the world, Firefox has a great reputation for locking down security for web-hungry users who consume […]

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, […]

Homeland Security warns of increasing DDoS attacks on web

“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

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 […]

How do some hosting companies keep prices so low?

Whenever the term cheap or affordable comes up in a conversation relating to web hosting companies there may sometimes be a natural tendency to assume that there is a consequent loss in quality, features and/or benefits. However, over the last several years a small minority of cheap hosting providers have been carefully fine-tuning their infrastructure […]

How many website owners switch hosting providers in the United States?

A recent survey put together by Midphase Web Hosting reveals that nearly 80% of all current clients have transferred their website, blog, e-commerce site or content management system from another hosting provider to Midphase. Wow! That’s a BIG number and these statistics demonstrate four areas an affordable web-hosting provider must dominate in: Reputation Generally, the […]