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How cloud hosting trumps traditional shared hosting each and every time

April 19, 2011 by · Comments Off on How cloud hosting trumps traditional shared hosting each and every time 

Once upon a time, cloud hosting technology was reserved for large companies and corporations. Only they could afford to put together complex cloud environments.

With the evolution of technology, those days are over. Cloud hosting is now affordable and available to companies large and small. Countless businesses are making the switch into the cloud, and for good reason.

Uptime that can’t be beat

One major difference between cloud hosting and shared hosting is the ability of cloud environments to offer 100% uptime. Regular shared hosting can only offer 99% uptime, at best.

How is this possible? Well, with cloud hosting your website is on hundreds of servers. If one of them happens to go down, another server will step in automatically. A server is always at the ready.

In contrast, shared hosting puts your website on one server. If it crashes, so does your site. There are no automatic backups in place to deal with potential problems or traffic surges.

Full scalability

In shared hosting, it’s common for another customer’s major traffic spike to affect the performance of your site.

With the cloud, this is not an issue. Big increases in web activity are dealt with dynamically and seamlessly. The cloud takes everything in stride. If more power is needed, the cloud automatically delivers, and then gears down when the rush is over. Read more

WebAssist and DreamHost Team Up to Launch CafeCommerce: A Next Generation SaaS Ecommerce Solution

April 13, 2011 by · Comments Off on WebAssist and DreamHost Team Up to Launch CafeCommerce: A Next Generation SaaS Ecommerce Solution 

Hosting ServicesSan Diego, CA – WebAssist, a leading ecommerce solution provider, and DreamHost, a leading web hosting provider, today announced the release of a new software-as-a-service ecommerce solution called CafeCommerce. CafeCommerce allows any business to quickly create an online storefront through an elegant and easy-to-use web interface. CafeCommerce takes care of the entire hosting and technology infrastructure so that businesses can focus on selling and growing their revenues.

Hieu Bui, co-founder and president of WebAssist, remarks, “We’re pleased to have worked closely with DreamHost to bring CafeCommerce to market. Our 10+ years of ecommerce experience combined with their 10+ years of web hosting experience will ensure that CafeCommerce customers get best-of-breed features and service. We look forward to continuing to innovate with DreamHost as we bring customers on to the platform.” Read more

Deluxe Announces Comprehensive Regulatory and Compliance Web Portal and Services Program

April 11, 2011 by · Comments Off on Deluxe Announces Comprehensive Regulatory and Compliance Web Portal and Services Program 

Hosting ServicesST. PAUL, Minn. – In response to dynamic changes in regulatory reform, Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX), today announced the Deluxe Regulatory Compliance Program, a comprehensive Web portal and set of services that provides relevant regulatory information, compliance management tools and online training through one convenient access point for community banks and credit unions across the nation.

“Deluxe has made a commitment to help financial institutions not only survive, but thrive during this period of great industry change,” said Tom Morefield, president of Deluxe Financial Services. “The Web portal will enable Deluxe clients to successfully manage their day-to-day compliance tasks and stay ahead of the many regulatory changes that are coming.” Read more

InMotion Hosting Opens New Data Center

March 30, 2009 by · Comments Off on InMotion Hosting Opens New Data Center 

Webmaster NewsLOS ANGELES, CA – InMotion Hosting, Inc. one of the fastest growing business web hosting providers in the U.S., announced today the opening of a new data center near Washington, D.C. Along with their data center located in Los Angeles, CA, this additional data center dramatically reduces the time it takes for clients to perform functions such as the sending and receiving of email and the uploading of web pages and other online content. 3rd party performance tests report an up to 6x improvement in speed when accessing websites from locations within one of InMotion Hosting’s Max Speed Zones.

InMotion Hosting is currently one of the only web hosting providers in its market that offers the benefits of multiple data centers to their clients. The company’s Business Class and Virtual Private Server (VPS) clients will now have the ability to choose which data center their account resides in. This allows their clients to host their websites and email in the location that is geographically closest to their company headquarters or client base. Read more

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