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CirrusHosting Announces Open-Xchange Hosting Plans

January 29, 2014 by · Comments Off on CirrusHosting Announces Open-Xchange Hosting Plans 

Web Hosting ServicesMarkham, ON – CirrusHosting, a leading provider of VPS hosting, cloud hosting, and dedicated hosting, has announced that it will begin providing secure groupware and collaboration services powered by the popular Open-Xchange software stack. The new Open-Xchange plans will provide Canadian companies and government agencies with a secure alternative to Google Apps for Business or Microsoft Exchange Server, allowing them to leverage the benefits of cloud-based collaboration without the risks associated with using third-party or proprietary platforms based outside of Canada.

Open-Xchange is a collaboration platform for modern business. Employing a Software-as-a-Service model, Open-Xchange is a complete solution for business collaboration and online communication. The platform provides a centralized cloud environment from which users can manage their digital workspace. Among the apps included in Open-Xchange are email, a calendar, productivity and file sharing tools, task management, and social networking features. Unlike many groupware solutions, Open-Xchange is designed to integrate flawlessly with a multitude of hardware and software platforms, including PCs, smartphones, and tablets.
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i2Coalition Statement on State of the Union Address

January 29, 2014 by · Comments Off on i2Coalition Statement on State of the Union Address 

Web Hosting ServicesWashington, DC – Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coaliton) Co-Founder and Board Chair Christian Dawson released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“In his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama briefly mentioned two issues that are of vital importance to the Internet infrastructure industry – the NSA’s surveillance programs and patent reforms. The brevity of the President’s comments on these issues belies the importance they play in today’s high-tech economy.

“While we are happy to see the President address these areas of concern, each requires bold action to ensure that our vibrant Internet economy can continue to thrive.

“In regards to NSA surveillance, it is imperative that we strike the appropriate balance between privacy and security. Without actions that include meaningful reforms to both bulk surveillance, and the indiscriminate use of National Security Letters, all together such a balance is unlikely to be achieved. Read more

ASEOHosting Introduces Many New Country-Code Top Level Domains

January 29, 2014 by · Comments Off on ASEOHosting Introduces Many New Country-Code Top Level Domains 

Web Hosting ServicesHudson, FL – ASEOHosting, a provider of premium multiple IP hosting, has announced the availability of several new country-code top-level domains to its clients. The new ccTLDs will be an invaluable addition for webmasters seeking to increase their exposure in international markets and broaden the link diversity of their site portfolios.

Among the new ccTLDs are Austria(.at), Portugal(.pt), Macedonia(.mk), Lithuania(.lt), Hungary(.hu), Poland(.pl), Switzerland(.ch), Greece(.gr), Belgium(.bg), and the Czech Republic(.cz).

The new ccTLDs will help site owners improve their international SEO and local SEO in numerous European nations. Google and other search engine providers use country-code top-level domains as a strong signal for determining the ranking of a site within the associated territory. A site without the relevant top-level domain will not be competitive in the SERPS. Read more

DNS Made Easy Tops Network Speeds – Again

January 29, 2014 by · Comments Off on DNS Made Easy Tops Network Speeds – Again 

Reston, VA – For three months in a row, DNS Made Easy, the leading provider of enterprise IP Anycast Managed DNS services, was named the fastest network provider for speed across the United States. In the past six months, DNS Made Easy has been in the top three, climbing from third to first place, with our closest competitor a half second behind our average speed.

Network speeds are mission-critical in providing fast resolution times for customer domains. Low latency applications, such as DNS are typically where delays occur in processing data. That’s why DNS Made Easy invests in network infrastructure, which provides the extra edge over the competition in terms of performance and speed.

DNS Made Easy invests 89% of all revenue in hardware, colocation, bandwidth, and DDoS mitigation-related services. This investment is vastly different form normal industry practices where sales commissions and other associated marketing costs generally account for a major percentage of where companies apply their revenue.

DNS Made Easy duplicated the top speed for the fastest DNS provider, repeating the exceptional service in December in 2013.

“We remain the top in the industry for speed, because of the time, knowledge, and financial investment we put into our equipment and infrastructure,” said Steven Job, president of DNS Made Easy. “I am pleased to see these results, because the difference between our speed and the competitor who comes in at second place is quite dramatic. DNS Made Easy is two-to-three times faster than competing DNS services that charge exponentially more for speed.”

Tiggee the parent company of DNS Made Easy, published a recent study that shows the importance of speed in e-commerce. The study cites Google, Yahoo! and Amazon research findings that one tenth of a second can make the difference between a customer who clicks off the site or continues to browse.

Speed also translates into Search Engine Optimization (SEO) returns. Google and other search engines rank websites based on speed in which DNS resolution plays a large role. The better SEO return, the more likely the site is to appear in the first page or on the top result of a search result. A site ranked in the #1 spot in a search result can usually expect 8.5 times as much traffic as a web site that is ranked in the 5th spot on the first page.

Customers who use DNS Made Easy have access to the fastest network in the industry and cut query resolution by more than 50%, which vastly improves SEO for those domains.

“We are so competitive when it comes to speed and performance that we often find we are competing with ourselves and our own times,” Job said. “DNS Made Easy has been defining a new standard in uptime and performance for 12 years.”

DNS Made Easy will continue infrastructure improvements throughout 2014 aimed at further network optimization. Customers can expect to see major improvements in Asia-based regions as well as on the West Coast in the United States. New network locations are also planned in 2014 following the deployment of Sydney, Australia; a much anticipated launch that took place at the end of 2013.

To learn more about DNS Made Easy’s superior speeds and DNS services, please visit the company’s website:http://www.dnsmadeeasy.com.

About DNS Made Easy
DNS Made Easy is a subsidiary of Tiggee LLC, and is a world leader in providing global IP Anycast enterprise DNS services. DNS Made Easy implemented the industry’s first triple independent Anycast cloud architecture for maximum DNS speed and DNS redundancy. Originally launched in 2002, DNS Made Easy’s services have grown to manage hundreds of thousands of customer domains receiving more than 8.0 billion queries per day. Today, DNS Made Easy builds on a proud history of uptime and is the preferred DNS hosting choice for most major brands, especially companies that compare price and performance of enterprise IP Anycast alternatives.

DiscountASP.NET Launches Managed Team Foundation Server 2013 Hosting

January 28, 2014 by · Comments Off on DiscountASP.NET Launches Managed Team Foundation Server 2013 Hosting 

Web Hosting Services – DiscountASP.NET, a leading innovator in hosting solutions for Microsoft developers, announces the launch of managed Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013 hosting. Managed TFS 2013 is available in both US-based and UK-based data centers.

Managed TFS hosting provides customers with their own instance of Team Foundation Server on a dedicated VM that is not shared with any other customer. The Managed TFS solution is fully managed and DiscountASP.NET offers both the TFS Basic configuration and the TFS Full configuration that includes SharePoint and Reporting.  The Managed TFS service also supports server-side customization, such as third-party software installations that are not possible with in a shared TFS hosting scenario.

“Microsoft is picking up the pace for technology releases. It was a little over a year ago when we launched TFS 2012 and now we are introducing Managed TFS 2013 solutions.” said Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing and Business Development at DiscountASP.NET. “Our Managed TFS hosting service allows development teams to stop managing their ALM infrastructure and focus on software development.” Read more

Cloud Hosting Service Host Virtual Goes Bitcoin in the New Year

January 28, 2014 by · Comments Off on Cloud Hosting Service Host Virtual Goes Bitcoin in the New Year 

Web Hosting ServicesLos Angeles, CA – Bitcoin may be a virtual currency that only exists on the internet, but now it can buy the very real, class-leading cloud hosting services of Host Virtual.

Host Virtual’s inclusion of Bitcoin, a peer-to-peer means of remittance, is for those who choose not to use credit or debit cards or those who live in emerging economies. These customers will have the same access to the company’s plans, 15 datacenters around the world and self-service cloud hosting platform as its other customers.

Host Virtual will verify customer identities and utilizing fraud control procedures for transactions involving Bitcoin. The company views it as a payment option and not a means to conduct business incognito, despite Bitcoin being known for its anonymity. Read more

ePages online shops continue to grow: Accelerating sales all across European e-commerce markets

January 28, 2014 by · Comments Off on ePages online shops continue to grow: Accelerating sales all across European e-commerce markets 

Web Hosting ServicesBoston – Last year, more than 80,000 ePages merchants experienced their share of growth in the expanding online market. In countries such as Germany, ePages users surpassed with their 14% revenue growth. The rate that Emarketer had predicted for this local market was at 13%. The number of orders grew by 11% and 9% in Germany and Spain respectively. In terms of the average basket value, German ePages merchants received an average of 95 euros, 3% more than the year before.

In some countries, where ePages online shops are much younger and experiencing rapid growth, we have seen sales per shop increase significantly. For example, in Italy by 59% and in Switzerland by 25%. In France, revenues also increased considerably in 2013 by 7%. For this analysis, ePages evaluated anonymised numbers of 3,200 online shops in eight countries.
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Namecheap Launches Cloud Email Hosting based on Open-Xchange

January 24, 2014 by · Comments Off on Namecheap Launches Cloud Email Hosting based on Open-Xchange 

Web Hosting Services – Namecheap, a leader in domain name registration and web hosting, is the first service provider in the U.S. to offer OX App Suite, an innovative customer engagement platform for the mobile-app economy that integrates email, documents, office productivity, scheduling and social media in a single user interface.

Developed by independent software vendor Open-Xchange, OX App Suite provides consumer and business customers with a fully featured web desktop that delivers a single data and user experience across computers, tablets and smartphones. OX App Suite enables users to manage email, contacts and appointments via an intuitive user interface, integrated with other services like Google Mail, Hotmail and social network feeds from Twitter and Facebook. In addition, customers benefit with OX App Suite from the ability to store, view and stream their media such as pictures, videos and music, as well as manage and edit office documents directly from a browser.
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Constant Hosting now offers Softaculous Auto Installer

January 24, 2014 by · Comments Off on Constant Hosting now offers Softaculous Auto Installer 

Web Hosting Services – Constant Hosting the Dedicated server provider announced Partnership with Softaculous Ltd., developer of the Softaculous Auto Installer, which offers one-click installation for PHP, PERL and JavaScript applications. Constant Hosting’s partnership with Softaculous will allow their clients to use the Auto Installer on their servers, and ease of installing any script from over 320+ scripts in the Softaculous scripts library.

Softaculous one click installer allows users to Install, Upgrade and Manage their applications easily without requiring any technical knowledge. Users will have access to the Softaculous script library which covers a wide range of categories like blogs, forums, micro blogs, wikis, social networking, image galleries, ERP, Project Management, Educational, etc. allowing users to create a website of their choice.
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Host Virtual Goes 5.0 in Less than 4 Years

January 23, 2014 by · Comments Off on Host Virtual Goes 5.0 in Less than 4 Years 

Web Hosting ServicesLos Angeles, CA – While Host Virtual started its cloud business close to four years ago, the company is rolling out the fifth iteration of its self-service cloud hosting platform to its 15 datacenters around the world. It is available now to its customers through their self-service portals.

While other similar services are tied to stacks developed outside their control, Host Virtual’s platform is developed in-house. Input from its customers are incorporated into the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) quickly, and is why the company is deploying the fifth generation of its software in less than four years.

“Many competing cloud hosting services utilize an off-the-shelf solution. This locks a customer into a vendor. However, we are constantly refining and upgrading our service and quickly respond to our customers’ needs — especially when it comes to scalability — providing unparalleled advancements in stability and ease of use,” Host Virtual Senior Vice President Sandy Bhargavi said. Read more

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