Dreamhost 2016 Web Hosting News Archive

Dreamhost 2016

  • (EINPresswire.com, LOS ANGELES, CA, Dec 8, 2016) DreamHost Gives DreamObjects, its Inexpensive, scalable Object Storage Service powered by the latest version of Ceph Jewel. The capacity of DreamObjects clusters has boosted by 7%, needed for its data center expansion to meet storage demand.
    It offers customers with increased cluster capacity and support for new features. For new customers 30 days trial period is available.
    DreamObjects Powered by Ceph
    Customers use DreamObjects to build cloud-ready applications and to store documents, photos, songs and backup taking advantage of its Amazon S3 API compatibility. Now, an AWS4 authentication protocol is supported, providing additional security and compatibility when interfacing with Amazon S3.
    The latest version enables to be even more scalable, reliable, and high performing. It serves as a building block for the DreamObjects multi-site feature, which has been almost entirely re-architected and rewritten to now support any number of clusters or sites, as well as bi-directional failover and active/active configurations.
  • (Nov 01, 2016) DreamHost and SparkCentral Partner to Create Social Customer Service Channel. SparkCentral would be able to deliver fast, reliable customer service via their social media accounts Facebook and Twitter. And would allow it to collect user information privately and securely without forcing their customers to “channel-hop” to quickly connect with a client service representative.
  • (Marketwired – Oct 19, 2016) DreamHost Adds Multiple Domain Support to DreamPress Accounts at a lower cost.
    DreamPress is the Managed WordPress Hosting service provided by the company. All the technical aspects managed by the business which includes site speed, security, WordPress updates, scalability, and uptime. The customer can thus focus on generating content and building its brand.
    Initial Instance cost $16.95 per month ($16.95 x 12 = $203.4 annually) or $19.95/month.
  • (Marketwired – Sep 29, 2016) Announces the email improvements for users of its managed hosting services. It has partnered with ‘atmail' to provide world-class ad-free webmail experience. DreamHost has also engaged with Vade Secure to seamlessly deploy their advanced mail filtering and classification system for all email users.
    Micah Sachs, DreamHost's VP of Professional Hosting says “The teams at atmail and Vade Secure have completely understood our long-term vision for improved email performance and have been a pleasure to work with. Their technology has allowed DreamHost to improve our customer experience to a significant degree, and we're proud to have them onboard as partners.”

The company is leader in WordPress Hosting, and now it has added
Git Support – Popular Version Control Tool‘ on all its managed WordPress Hosting Services. Thus, DreamHost is an ideal development environment for theme and plugin developers. It lets them, track changes made to code during a development process.

Rackspace 2016 Web Hosting News Archive

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  • (Marketwired – October 24, 2016) Rackspace Enhances Private Cloud with Red Hat CloudForms, an enterprise management platform. Enterprise customers can now deliver private cloud solution to their users across multiple cloud platforms.
    Both Rackspace and Red Hat are leading OpenStack vendors and are committed to empowering customers by enhancing capabilities in the core OpenStack project while integrating value-added software when appropriate.
    The customers expect fully managed services in the future leveraging CloudForms which include server management, troubleshooting, and backup assistance.
  • BVoIP selects Rackspace as New Strategic Global Infrastructure Provider and now will be transitioning transitioning its partners to Rackspace facilities in all regions worldwide. Partners will gain 24x7x365 dedicated support team who provide Fanatical Support and expertise. Currently company services North America, UK & Europe, and Australia & New Zealand.
  • Rackspace to Broaden Channel Reach With Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 Reseller and Referral Program.
    Rackspace Partner Network companies will be able to resell and refer both Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 from Rackspace as a 2-Tier Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), while receiving industry-leading Fanatical Support® from Rackspace. (Marketwired – July 07, 2016)
  • Recently announced dedicated option of ObjectRocket for MongoDB databases. It combines scalability and speed of ObjectRocket purpose-built interface with networking and fully dedicated hardware for cases of compliance-dependent. For high-risk industries like financial services, healthcare, and insurance, this solution provides the best security, performance, and conformation requirements.
    MongoDB built on a custom, and dedicated architecture can strengthen workloads of a database providing full resources utilization for host machines, and an isolation level that demanded by enterprise customers. If offers enhanced security, automatic scalability, high performance, intelligent automation and high availability.
  • (Marketwired – DECEMBER 14, 2016) Rackspace Expands Multi-Cloud Networking Capabilities with Connectivity Through Megaport (USA), Inc, the US subsidiary of Megaport Limited
    Delivers Dedicated Connectivity to West Coast Public Cloud Regions and Data Centers to Customers for the First Time
  • Rackspace signed a contract with Amazon Web Services (AWS) on 6-Oct-2015, as per agreement Rackspace will provide operational support, expertise, tools and application management to consumers on AWS Cloud. Rackspace is now also authorized reseller for Amazon Web Services (AWS)Rackspace new strategy of delivering support for platforms and technologies reflects in its core offering, Fanatical Support for AWS, along with three supplementary beta offerings Managed Cloud for Adobe Experience Manager (which runs on AWS), Compliance Assistance for AWS and Managed Security for AWS. Fanatical Support for AWS offers businesses with managed cloud services, tools, and applications that permit customers to focus on their main business. Rackspace blends technology, automation, and human expertise to deliver ongoing management, architecture, 24 by 7 and 365 days a year operations and security services supported by AWS-certified architects and engineers.Rackspace will make available deployment and on boarding consultation to deliver a personalized resolution as well as administer users’ environment on constant basis to assist in identifying and take action to security threats. Rackspace proficiency in deterrence and detection can decrease the probable force of an attack, while minimizing total cost of ownership (TCO) over in-house developed security operations centers and equivalent managed service contribution.Rackspace Managed Security and Compliance Assistance will allow customers to leverage Rackspace security experts assist with strategic planning with most excellent practice tactical day-to-day security monitoring, multi-cloud security and threat analysis to prevent, perceive and counter likely threats 24 hours a day. Rackspace Compliance Assistance is a blend of expertise and tooling to help consumers maintain and achieve reporting goals and compliance for their environment.

Godaddy 2016 Web Hosting News Archive

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  • (Dec 9, 2016) GoDaddy Sitelock Partnership Yields Two New Comprehensive Security Features for Small Business Sites – TrueShield WAF and TrueSpeed CDN.
    Small business owners can now protect their website against malicious website traffic by adding a layer of protection. Website content and customer information protected from common attacks which include cross-site scripting and SQL injections. It blocks hurtful spam comments and backdoor access to website files.
    TrueSpeed CDN improves website's loading time, thus improving SEO ranking. Bounce rate gets reduced, and visitors stays for longer time. It also serves as an extra safety net in case of server overload.
  • (07 December, 2016) GoDaddy offers $1.8 billion for German company Host Europe Group, which would allow it to expand further in Europe.
  • This acquisition would make Godaddy market leader in small business cloud services in Europe.
    The move would take Godaddy number of domains managed to 70 million. Presently, Godaddy has 63 million domain names and 14 million customers while HostEurope has 7 million domain names and 1.7 million customers.
  • (Dec 5, 2016) Acquired WP Curve, a bootstrapped startup offering services, and support for WordPress websites. Existing customers would be transitioned over to GoDaddy.
  • (Computerworld Dec 1, 2016) GoDaddy offers WordPress management as a customer attractant
  • GoDaddy launched a search engine for emoji domains, making it easier to search and register available emoji based domains. Apple's new Mac Book Pro let you type in emoji.
  • The Internet is used more on phones and mobiles rather than PC, and this could lead to a flood of emoji-based domains booked.
    Only .ws allow emoji, top-tier domains like .com or .org don't allow it.
  • (BusinessWire India, 2016-10-24) GoDaddy released ‘Future of Work Survey.', a global study that delves into entrepreneurial intent, attitudes, and outlook when considering starting or running a small business.
  • 60% of approximately 1,200 Indians respondents employed in SME's today Aspire to be entrepreneurs over the next 10 years. As compared to Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Turkey, Singapore, the United States and the United Kingdom, the proportion of Indians is much significantly higher.
  • To address Email Encryption and Archiving service security issues, GoDaddy has partnered with two digital security companies that specialize in their respective fields: Proofpoint & Sonian.
    Email Encryption service: GoDaddy Office 365 customers now have added security with email 256-bit encryption and archiving as part of Premium Security Bundle. Sending the valuable data would be easier and protected, compliant with regulations like HIPAA. For encryption, GoDaddy partnered with cyber security firm Proofpoint to secure and encrypt data in transit so that nobody in the middle can access it.
    The Proofpoint technology detects and blocks advanced threats and compliance risks in more than 600 million emails, 7 million mobile apps and hundreds of thousands of social-media accounts every day.
    For internal messages within the organization, the recipient can respond through the inbox. And for external the receiver access through a link for a web portal, where they can read and respond to it.
    The Proofpoint technology can separate the different types of received emails according to risk, it then quarantines spam, impostor, bulk, fishing, adult, and low priority malicious emails.
    Organizations have granular control over email preference and can set filters determining which emails require encryption.
    Email Archiving: To meet strict compliance and security standards, GoDaddy selected Sonian secured proprietary platform, to retain, retrieve and surface critical data and protect intellectual property. GoDaddy users can archive their email and more than 500 different types of attachments in a highly secure and compliant cloud infrastructure dispersed across geographical regions, facilitating, recovery of accidently deleted emails.
  • (Oct. 6, 2016, /PRNewswire) GoDaddy Surpasses a million .uk and co.uk registrations, in the United Kingdom
    Godaddy is the The company has cloud servers launched in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. It offers exclusive setup wizard for integrated Email Marketing with WordPress. The company offers 400+ domain codes including new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), .SALON, .GROUP, .GMBH, .LTD, .MOM, .BARCELONA, .PROMO, .GAME, .JETZT, .STREAM. Implemented WHOIS Privacy for .CO.UK, .ME.UK, and .ORG.UK., which replaces the public information a user, provides with an anonymous proxy identity. One-time malware cleanup services using SiteLock 911 with SiteLock technician review offered to customers. For Asian markets, it has Launched Office 365 to small businesses.
  • Streamlined the HIPAA-compliant email setup process in the U.S.A to help small businesses in the healthcare space maintain their HIPAA compliance as part of their email communications with patients and vendors.
  • Announced its intent to acquire FreedomVoice to boost the availability and quality of voice communication services for small business.
  • Launched Flare, a community-based app that helps bring business ideas to life. The app empowers people to share ideas and get guidance from friends, entrepreneurs, and experts.
  • GoDaddy entered into an agreement to acquire WordPress site management tool ManageWP.
    ManageWP enables web designers and developers to manage multiple WordPress sites from a single dashboard, hosted anywhere.
  • GoDaddy.com looking to do business in Hawaii to provide “resold interexchange telecommunications services” in Hawaii and has filed paperwork with Hawaii regulators asking for approval to offer its services in the state. According to Hawaii Public Utilities Commission it uses a proprietary interactive voice response and unified messaging platform.
    Thus, Godaddy is going to provide interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services. It would buy toll-free and direct-inward-dialing numbers and resell those numbers to access its integrated suite of additional services and functionality, including auto attendant, call forwarding/distribution, call queuing, call screening, Internet fax/fax back and enhanced voicemail capabilities such as voice-to-text conversion and email delivery of voicemails. This service would allow single phone to have 2 different phone numbers, and easily distinguish between the two calls: personal and professional
    GoDaddy is in the process of acquiring FreedomVoice Systems, an Encinitas, California-based voice-over telephony company which has also applied to provide resold interexchange service in Hawaii which eventually become one of its affiliates. (Sep 2, 2016, 11:25am HST)
  • GoDaddy announces title sponsorship for ‘World Hosting Days‘. It will lead coversation on on building and enabling a robust ecosystem of web developers, designers and resellers to serve the growing needs of India's 51 million strong SMB market. Also, company will announce a selection of new products and services for web professionals. New Delhi [India], Sept 1 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia)
  • Google and GoDaddy sign up to TAG’s ‘anti-piracy pledge’ new US ad-industry-led anti-piracy initiative to stop piracy websites from benefiting from ad income. This means that they will take steps to minimize the inadvertent placement of digital advertising on websites or other media properties that have an undesired risk of being associated with the unauthorized dissemination of materials protected by the copyright laws.

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CanadianWebHosting 2016 News Archive

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  • (PRNewswire Oct. 31, 2016) UK based software company, a leader in Environmental Data Management Solutions, EHS Data selects Canadian Web Hosting VMware enterprise-grade cloud services to Support Their North American Clients. It delivers maximum uptime, top security, scalability, significantly improved reliability and data sovereignty for EHS Data customers. It enables EHS Data to create a positive impact on the environment and enhances sustainability.
    EHS Data provide its versatile software ‘MonitorPro' to over 1,000 sites helping organizations to save time, improve planning, quality, analysis, awareness, and reporting to manage environmental obligations and sustainability.
  • Windows Server 2016 for Web Hosting Platform and Services
    For all new and existing clients on Cloud, Dedicated, and Clustered Servers, VPS, and Hyper-V Servers can choose from 2 different versions:
    Standard and Data Center editions
    Customers can access all their Windows and Linux applications and workloads through single platform ‘Docker Engine' compatible with Windows, Linux, and hybrid workloads.
    Key enhancements include advanced multi-layer security, easier management of their physical and virtual devices and run both existing and cloud-native applications using Windows Server Containers and Nano Servers
  • (Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire) Canadian Web Hosting Upgrades Virtual Private Server Plans with lower pricing, high-performance configurations and places across Canada including Vancouver, BC, and Toronto, ON. The new Canadian VPS servers start at as low as $5.00 a month, and each server can upgrade in real time when customers' requirements change.All the plans include SSD storage that gives customers at least 2.5x more performance.
  • (VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 10, 2016/PRNewswire) Canadian Web Hosting Expands Private Cloud Services With The Public Availability Of SolusVM And on-demand Proxmox Private Cloud Hosting Plans. Plans are available in certified Canadian data centers inVancouver, BC or Toronto.
    It has significantly expanded the availability of best server virtualization management choices on both Windows and Linux images. With high availability, customers access to an entirely open source server virtualization system that utilizes KVM (Kernal-based Virtual Machines) running on lightweight container-based virtualization, Linux Containers (LXC) storage, virtualized networks.
  • New Enterprise Dedicated Server Plans (August 2016)
    Canadian Web Hosting Announces completion of performance upgrade initiative for their dedicated server plans available in theirToronto, ON andVancouver, BC datacenters. These Enterprise-ready servers start with 32GB of RAM and include flexible storage options, 100% enterprise-grade Intel SSD hard drives and upgrades to the latest generation of Intel processors.
  • Canadian Web Hosting Announces New Dedicated Server Plans available in their Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC compliant data centers with Improved Performance Customization, rapid deployment and Flexibility. Company now offers dedicated servers with newest generation Intel processors, flexible storage options, including Intel SSD drives and more RAM. (VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire)
  • (May 02, 2016) Canadian Web Hosting Joins Vancouver Internet Exchange (VANIX) and launched CloudStream Canadian network backbone. This will lead to maximize performance and network scalability, offering up to full gigabit ethernet connections for every server and device.
    Canadian Web Hosting has removed any potential of data moving onto the public internet, which in turn increases security, giving customers the reassurance that their network usage remains 100% Canadian. The network is designed to handle and move massive amounts of data for current and future services like cloud hosting, IoT, video, enterprise apps and virtual reality (VR) apps.
    VANIX is a not-for-profit, network neutral and independent Internet Exchange that interconnects 43 IP networks, including networks of Internet Service Providers, Content Delivery Service Providers (CDSPs), webhosters and various networks.
    The powerful VANIX platform provides a professional, high-quality peering service, that interconnects multiple IP networks including networks of ISPs, Content Delivery, and multiple leading networks like Canadian Web Hosting's Canadian CloudStream Backbone Network and exchange Internet traffic freely between their networks through mutual peering agreements.

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The Pirate Bay’s New Hosting Plan

Pirate Bay flagThe Pirate Bay is the piracy site that many groups of anti-piracy protestors love to hate. But, the website's owners plan to make the site a lot harder to take down in the near future. The minds behind the Pirate Bay plan to turn user PCs into web hosts while also setting up a fake domain name system.

Here's how it's all shaping up.

The New Pirate Bay Web Host Plan

The Pirate Bay wants users to host the site instead of using the company's own servers and domains. This is all going to happen through a browser-type client that shares all of the site's information in the form of small bundles. Site users can then host the Pirate Bay in fractured pieces.

In addition to the new web hosting plan, the Pirate Bay has also recently released the PirateBrowser, which is a software package that integrates a browser and a proxy add-on. The point of this package is to make it impossible for site blockers to block the Pirate Bay from various users. All of this is a massive effort to keep the Pirate Bay online and thwart anti-piracy groups.

Will It Work?

The Pirate Bay is being very secretive about complete plans to ask users to host the site. But, it does seem like all of the site's ducks are in a perfect row. Everything seems to be set up nicely, and the Pirate Bay seems to have a solid plan. Whether or not it will all work remains to be seen, but developers behind the Pirate Bay are trying at all costs to remain invisible.

Invisibility is essential to the life of the Pirate Bay. Should the company remain highly visible, site blockers will simply prevent users from visiting the site, and that wouldn't be useful at all. Splitting up hosting duties amongst users is another way for the Pirate Bay to go incognito.

Coders Needed

If you have some coding talent, check out what the Pirate Bay is working on. The site is still looking for coders to help out with the project, so you may just find your calling there. If you know a lot about web hosting and you're into coding, it's a noble cause to fight – don't you think? Or, do you think that the Pirate Bay is a site that should be taken down?

It will be interesting to see whether or not the Pirate Bay pulls off the hosting sharing idea. If this company can make it happen, maybe you can too? Who knows, anything is possible, right? In the meantime (or until it's all figured out), take a look at the hosting sites that have been reviewed here. You'll find that many of the sites on our blog are worth your time and money if you're looking for a great hosting option.

What are your thoughts about the new Pirate Bay hosting model? Is this a good or bad plan? Let us know what you'd like to tell the world below!