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Archive for February, 2012

Windows Hosting Provider EnterHost Names Marketing Director

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
February 22, 2012 -- Web hosting provider EnterHost announced earlier this month it has named Courtney Crummel Summers as its new marketing director. She was most recently senior account executive for Fort Worth-based advertising agency Concussion.

Web Hosting Talk Insider – I admit it – I’m a geek

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

I admit it – I’m a geek

Admitting you’re a geek is the first step towards protecting your geekdom.

I thought I had written about the voltage spike hitting our home about a month ago. But since I don’t see mention of it in the newsletter archive, I’m guessing it didn’t happen. I was likely preoccupied with recovering. I never thought I was much different than anyone else who spends most of their time on the Internet, but after reviewing the damage, maybe I am……(Read More…)

Read the entire “I admit it – I’m a geek” edition of the Web Hosting Talk Insider.

Security Firm Alert Logic Acquires Armorlogic for Web Application Firewall Solution

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
February 22, 2012 -- Security as a service cloud provider Alert Logic announced on Wednesday that it has completed the acquisition of web application security solutions developer Armorlogic. Alert Logic says with this acquisition it will combine the blocking capabilities of Armorlogic Profense WAF with its security-as-a-service model.

Web Host Liquid Web Expands Operating Systems Range on Smart Servers

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
February 22, 2012 -- Web hosting provider Liquid Web announced last week via its blog it has re-engineered its services to provide support for many new operating systems on its proprietary Smart Servers line.

Web Host Webair Improves Cloud Hosting Disk Speeds with Fusion-io

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
February 22, 2012 -- Web hosting provider Webair announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with storage memory platform Fusion-io to upgrade its cloud hosting technology by making its disk speeds faster.

StopTheHacker Reaches Host Europe Group Customers with Partnership

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
February 22, 2012 -- Web hosting provider Host Europe announced on Wednesday that it has will distribute StopTheHacker's suite of website security services across all of its companies. Its UK reseller hosting company Heart Internet will be the first to launch StopTheHacker security service to its customers.

Q&A: SiteLock’s Tom Serani Talks Malware Threats, Scanning

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
February 21, 2012 -- SiteLock’s recently- appointed executive vice president of business development Tom Serani – a veteran of several organizations that regard partnership with the hosting channel as a key to their business – conducted an email Q&A with the WHIR, answering some more questions about the malware threat and the company’s solution.

Web Host Six Degrees Group Acquires Cloud Provider Ultraspeed

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
February 21, 2012 -- Web hosting provider Six Degrees Group announced on Monday that it has completed the acquisition of London-based managed hosting and managed cloud provider Ultraspeed. The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. Founded in 1998, Ultraspeed has an average customer spend of about $40,000 per year and this mid-market customer base will support Six Degrees' focus on this segment.

cPanel Acquires Web Host Siteocity for Real-World Product Testing

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
February 21, 2012 -- Web hosting control panel developer cPanel announced on Tuesday that its subsidiary Hostbed has acquired web hosting provider Siteocity.com. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. According to the announcement, the acquisition will provide cPanel with a direct platform for real-world testing of its products.

Digital Optical Network Carrier Infinera Names VP of Global Professional Services

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
February 21, 2012 -- Infinera announced on Tuesday it has named Todd Hanson its VP of global professional services. A digital optical network model is a network architecture for hosts and service providers that allows them to reach more customers, more cost-effectively, offer better network performance, unify network architectures, and simplify their overall operations.

Cloud Hosting Software Atomia Releases DNS Manager Under Open Source License

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
February 21, 2012 -- Atomia announced on Tuesday it has released Atomia DNS under the ISC open source license. Atomia develops and sells a hosting automation platform to web hosting companies, which is based on a framework that allows customers to integrate with new software and hardware and develop their own custom features.

Apache Web Server Adds Cloud Capabilities with First Major Update in 5 Years

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
February 21, 2012 -- The Apache Software Foundation announced on Tuesday it has released version 2.4 of the Apache HTTP Server, marking its first major upgrade since December 1, 2005.

Mozilla Asks CAs to Revoke All Subordinate SSL Certificates

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
February 21, 2012 -- In an email delivered to certificate authorities on Friday, Mozilla has requested that CAs in its root program come clean about issuing subordinate CA certificates for the purposes of SSL man-in-the-middle interception and revoke these certificates by April 27, 2012. This request comes two weeks after digital certificate authority Trustwave admitted to issuing a SSL certificate used by a private company to spy on SSL-protected connections.

Host The Best Beefs Up WHMCS Integration With WHMCS Experts Acquisition

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
February 21, 2012 -- Web hosting software provider Host the Best announced on Monday that it recently acquired WHMCS Experts to expand its WHMCS installation, configuration and integration capabilities. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Host The Best offers WHMCS module to its resellers, like web hosts, that they can distribute to their clients as their own.

TryStack On-Ramp Tool Lets Developers Test OpenStack Cloud

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
February 21, 2012 -- Several OpenStack community members including Dell, HP, NTT and Rackspace Hosting announced last week they have collaborated to develop TryStack, a free sandbox for those interested in exploring and testing applications with the OpenStack cloud operating system.