27. December 2011 15:50
It's been a hell of a Christmas weekend for GoDaddy. The hosting and domain registrar company lost more than 37,000 domains in the past couple of days due to its shaky stance on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act. According to information reported by The Domains, over 15,000 domains were transferred off Thursday and another 21,054 on Friday, despite GoDaddy's attempt to control damage by withdrawing its support to SOPA.
The backlash against GoDaddy kicked off after the company appeared on an official list of companies supporting SOPA, a proposed bill that would allow the U.S. Department of Justice and copyright holders to block access to sites accused of infringing copyright... [More]
25. November 2011 18:14
DAILYHOSTNEWS, October 3, 2011—Datalink Corp., a data center infrastructure and services provider indicated on Monday that it had taken control of basically the entire operations of Midwave Corp. Midwave is an IT services and solutions firm that deals with optimization of data centers and IT infrastructure of enterprise companies. Both Datalink and Midwave have an outstanding track record of success in helping organizations achieve their business value of IT.
The purchase of Midwave amounted to $17.6 million. This value is comprised of a cash payment of roughly $16.1 million and $1.5 million in Datalink common stock. Meanwhile, Datalink assumes approximately $11.0 million of c... [More]
25. November 2011 18:09
GlobalSign (www.globalsign.co.uk), SSL certificates provider, announced on Monday its new OneClickSSL reselling automation technology has been integrated into the latest version of WHMCS’s (www.whmcs.com) billing platform.
With OneClickSSL, WHMCS offers the complete GlobalSign SSL portfolio. GlobalSign and WHMCS have worked closely together in developing the module to incorporate GlobalSign’s full range of SSL Certificates, including basic level Domain Validated SSL, to the most advanced Extended Validation (EV) SSLCertificates, opening up many new opportunities for GlobalSign SSL Resellers.
WHMCS partnership has allowed GlobalSign’s S... [More]
25. November 2011 18:05
WHMCS, the client management, billing & support solution provider for online businesses announced on Thursday the upgraded version of WHMCS.
As per the blog post by Matt at WHMCS, “We’ve reached every goal we set ourselves for Version 5, tested it thoroughly for the past 6 weeks (special thanks go to every one of our beta testing team who have helped with finding issues and providing their feedback), written clear and detailed documentation for all of the new features, improved our existing documentation where possible; we’ve also found time to rebrand and update the look of our own website to better showcase what we do and what we’re all about, and her... [More]
19. November 2011 13:39
Google, Verizon, Intel, McAfee, Microsoft and Savvis are joining a voluntary program set up by the Cloud Security Alliance that provides public information about whether contributors comply with CSA-recommended cloud-security practices.
By reading reports submitted to CSA's Security Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR), potential customers of participating providers can more readily assess whether products and services meet their security needs.
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To encourage other participants, CSA is encouraging businesses to require that any cloud vendors they deal with to submit reports to CSA STAR.
For example, eBay is requiring the submissions fr... [More]
14. October 2011 11:50
Apple could launch a new movie service before the end of the year or in early 2012, according to the Los Angeles Times. The paper says representatives from Apple have been meeting with studios to finalize deals that would allow users to buy movies through iTunes and then access them on any iOS-based device.
Although the Los Angeles Times didn't cite iCloud specifically, the report says Apple plans to "put movies in the cloud." That sounds similar to the music, iBooks and document storage features of the newly launched service, so it makes sense that iCloud serves as the backbone for a movie service. It's unclear if movies and TV shows would be downloaded to devices -- as it's curre... [More]
5. October 2011 16:54
Summary: In addition to the iPhone 4S, Apple used its October 4 event to officially launch iOS 5 and iCloud — which will be available on October 12, 2011.
In addition to the iPhone 4S, which clearly stole the show, Apple used its October 4 event to officially launch iOS 5 for iPhone, iPad, and the iPod touch and iCloud.
Unlike the iPhone 4S, which is only an incremental update, iOS 5 is a major upgrade that changes the complexion of Apple’s mobile OS and adds a number of new features.
Most notable new iOS 5 features:
Notification Center — Track new email, texts, friend requests, and more in one convenient location
iMessage — Send unlimited text messages v... [More]
5. October 2011 16:48
Summary: When suppliers try to tie their technology to misleading catch phrases, does it really work for them or just create more market confusion?
Over the years, I’ve watched several attempts to brand products with a new catch phrase that shows a frantic rush for suppliers to look bigger than they really are. Often this begins with a generally accepted phrase. That phrase is then attached to something else in the hopes that it will make the product or service appear well known and acceptable. In the end, it is unnecessary confusing.
An example from long ago was when Oracle started describing their database clustering technology as “grid computing.” The folks ... [More]
29. September 2011 18:59
India September 26, 2011 - hostnetindia.com is offering a unique price for its unlimited web hosting services . The top web hosting company is presenting website owners with the opportunity to contract their quality services at unheard of prices. These unique prices ensure that all website owners are able to obtain the web hosting solutions that they require.
hostnetindia.com has already made its mark on the web hosting market by offering prices competitive to GoDaddy and other large web hosting sites. Their unlimited web hosting and quality additions have already placed hostnetindia.com near the top spot as one of the best web hosting providers in the world. Now, thanks to these unique pri... [More]
29. September 2011 18:52
Host Net India, Indian based network services company has launched shared hosting plans targeted towards bloggers, forum communities, personal websites, and small businesses.
Employing Cloud Linux is one feature that helps shared hosting become more of a reliable resource vs using Linux without the ability to limit one site's resources should they get a sudden influx of traffic. Cloud Linux ensures that other customers on a single shared hosting server can reach their sites while the site that is receiving a large influx of traffic if it goes to a certain extent can be throttled to ensure others are not impacted. This is a good compromise between standard shared hosting and a Virtual Privat... [More]