5 Tips For Creating Your Company’s Social Media Policy

Create Company’s Social Media Policy It’s a fact in today’s day and age: social media is an important part of many people’s lives. They share photos of their children, big moments in their lives, and gripe about many topics. Yes, they complain about Mondays and the government, but there’s something else a lot of them… Read More

The Key To Providing Killer Customer Service

Providing Killer Customer Service Your dedicated hosting business relies on its customers. That is a given. You wouldn’t be in business without them. However, you run the risk of losing customers if you’re offering a shoddy customer service experience. If you want to provide fast and reliable customer service, look no further than the cloud.… Read More

10 Essential Questions To Ask When Choosing Hosting Provider

Choosing Hosting Provider Hosting Provider Selection Criteria Most businesses get rather flustered when choosing their cheap hosting company / hosting provider for the first time. After all, if you knew what you were doing, wouldn’t you be hosting the website yourself? Probably. There are so many factors that go into providing excellent hosting services for… Read More

Cyber-Crime: How Much Focus Is Necessary?

Cyber-Crime: Government shutdown or not, the United States Department of Justice is hard at work. While the majority of the government is placed on furlough, the DOJ has brought charges against 13 members of “Anonymous” for their attack against various websites like banks and government agencies. It seems they aren’t so Anonymous anymore! The DOJ… Read More

arkOS: Host Your Own Cloud

arkOS: Host Your Own Cloud The cloud is hot right now. Although some are hesitant to put their data into a cloud hosting environment, they’re probably using the cloud without even realizing it. Services like Google Calendar, Drive, Dropbox, and iCloud are becoming increasingly popular without being called “cloud” flat out. Something can be considered… Read More

WHMCS Vulnerabilities Top Priority For Web Hosting Companies

WHMCS Vulnerabilities If you’re a web hosting provider, you have probably heard of WHMCS. It’s safe to say you’ve relied on the client management, billing, and support application to deal with your cheap hosting clients. If this is the case, you should be paying close attention to this post! The developers of WHMCS have released… Read More

Behind The Capture Of The Dread Pirate Roberts

Dread Pirate Roberts More details are being released regarding the capture of Ross Ulbricht, a.k.a. The Dread Pirate Roberts. Silk Road was shut down on Tuesday after authorities were able to capture Ulbricht, after a years-long search for the website’s mastermind. But how did they do it? After all of this time, and with the… Read More

Obamacare: A Hosting Lesson

Obamacare : Hosting Lesson The United States might be divided on the issue of Obamacare, but it’s here. On the day the program launched, Americans headed to the online marketplace to research plans they qualified for, or sign up for a plan. However, the volume of users logging in at once led to outages galore.… Read More

How to Use Instagram To Boost Your Hosting Sales

Use Instagram To Boost Hosting Sales Instagram is more than just a place for professional photographers to strut their stuff or teenagers to post endless selfies. It’s also a great way to show a different side of your brand for marketing purposes! Have you considered Instagram as part of your social media marketing strategy? You… Read More

Should Your Hosting Company Bundle Hosting And Social Media Services?

Hosting Company Bundle Hosting And Social Media Services It is essential for today’s websites to have social media accounts. It’s just the way it is. More often than not, a potential customer is going to search for your business page on Facebook before they turn to Google, so you’d better have a Facebook page! Having… Read More

The Human Side Of Web Hosting

Web Hosting One can find just about anything on the Internet these days. That means not only sites devoted to good, but some questionable sites that might go against the laws of human morality. Whether e-commerce or informational, what should a cheap web hosting company be doing to ensure they stick by its values and… Read More

Rackspace vs Azure

Rackspace vs Azure Performance With numerous cloud hosting providers out there, how do you choose? It’s not an easy process. There are numerous factors to consider, but of course the two main considerations are price and performance. In terms of performance, that can be a little tougher to figure out. Each provider has a different… Read More

UK Adult Hosting Sites: Banks May Soon Deny Processing Payments

UK Adult Hosting Sites We’ve talked about the UK porn filter before. In case you missed it, you can check out that article *here*. So let’s raise an important point, which I believe has been raised here on the blog before, which I was thinking about with the recent news of a new form of… Read More

WordPress Hacks: A Lesson In What Not To Do

WordPress Hacks: What Not To Do We’ve said it so many times here on the blog: it is vital, whether on your WordPress site or your shared hosting account, to perform software updates. Beyond vital. And recent news underscores the importance of this. Outdated versions of WordPress allowed hackers to launch DDoS attacks from a… Read More

What Your Hosting Company Can Learn From ‘Whole Foods’

Hosting Company Can Learn From ‘Whole Foods’ What can your cheap hosting company learn from Whole Foods? Plenty! Take a look. Sustainability While your cheap hosting company can’t really nourish anyone’s body with organic, healthy food, it can make less of an impact on the environment. If you are able to offer a renewable energy… Read More

5 Things You Don’t Want In A Hosting Company

Hosting Company Negative Traits We’ve discussed ideal traits of a good web hosting company before, but what about the things that you don’t want? The things that say, “Stay far away from this hosting company!” Here’s a quick list of things you should watch out for. If you come across a company that possesses any… Read More

4 Things Your IT Staff Should Know About The Cloud

IT Staff Should Know About The Cloud It doesn’t matter if it’s small or large, if you have one techie or a whole swarm of IT professionals — there are certain things your IT team should know about the cloud right away (and before you put them in charge of implementation!). The cloud is often… Read More

Make Your Cloud Company Rain: 5 Ways To Attract New Cloud Business

Attract New Cloud Business It can be hard to stand out as a cloud hosting company in a sea of big hosting names like Amazon. How can you compete against AWS and draw in new customers? It’s not an easy road to take, but it’s one that can become simpler to navigate if you take… Read More

Educators: Take Note Of SCHOOLinSITES

SCHOOLinSITES If you’re an educator, you may have heard of SCHOOLinSITES. Think it’s just a shared web hosting company for schools? Think again! While they may have started with shared hosting way back in the 1990s, they’ve added new and exciting features to keep up with the times. Let’s look at what SCHOOLinSITES offers to… Read More

Porticor: Making The Cloud A Little Safer For Healthcare

About Porticor We’ve touched on cloud security risks here on the Ananova blog in the past. In case you missed any of the articles, here’s a quick fact: cloud hosting is just as risky as traditional hosting. While it may seem as if it is more vulnerable to hacker attacks, that is just simply not… Read More