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How Public Whois Records Could Fight Phishing

April 30th, 2009 . by Claire

A recent report by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) states that more than 1,000 phishing sites are detected daily. APWG is an international coalition of security companies, industry leaders and law enforcement agencies that works to reduce and stop phishing and fraud. The report says Whois databases are a key detection method. Despite a trend for privacy, accurate [...]

Is Your Web Host On Twitter Yet?

April 24th, 2009 . by Richard

I didn’t get Twitter for a long time. I mean, the l-o-n-g-e-s-t time. Like many people, I damned it as just another time drain. I was delighted to be proved wrong when I saw some real world uses. One that captured my imagination was seeing how companies like Zappos and Dell were using Twitter to [...]

4 Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) Compared

April 22nd, 2009 . by Claire

In a previous article, we looked at the benefits of a content delivery network (CDN). There are plenty of reasons to use one. But how do you know which is best for your blog? Sometimes the guidance offered by providers can be quite alien to the hosting customers they’re trying to attract. In this article, we [...]

Why You Need a Content Delivery Network

April 17th, 2009 . by Claire

Everyone paying for web hosting has one aim in mind: maximise speed, improve uptime and minimise cost. Finding the right host for your site helps. So does picking a good company to host with. But you still have to optimise your content. A content delivery network (CDN) can greatly increase the speed and reliability of [...]

6 Warning Signs Hosting Customers Should Never Ignore

April 9th, 2009 . by Claire

When you’re shopping for a new hosting plan, you’re open to risk. It’s easy to make the wrong decision, and that could cost you dear. Often, you won’t know how good the host really is when you sign up. Hosting reviews really help, but you can also protect yourself by looking out for common pitfalls. [...]

How to Choose the Best Web Hosting For Your Site

April 2nd, 2009 . by Claire

Getting the wrong kind of hosting for your site can be a very costly mistake. Too much power and resource and you’re overpaying. Not powerful enough? You could be hit by downtime, lost business and penalty charges. Bandwidth and storage figures rarely tell the whole story, and hosts rarely compare like-for-like. So how do you determine [...]

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