Month: May 2010

Google’s Cloud Storage Service Announcement

At Google’s IO Conference earlier this month, the company announced its new Google Storage for Developers service, a cloud-based storage solution designed to directly compete with Amazon S3 and Rackspace Cloud. With Google, the largest Web host in terms of the number of servers, getting into the cloud hosting game, it certainly is a major […]

WordPress Sites on GoDaddy, Bluehost Hacked

A major WordPress hack has hit Go Daddy, Bluehost and Media Temple customers. The cause is unclear, but it’s an ongoing problem. Some users report similar problems with their Joomla and ZenCart installs. About the Hack The hack appears to have originated at the hosting provider level; hackers seem to have been able to infiltrate multiple accounts […]

Is It Worth Buying SEO Hosting?

Is It Worth Buying SEO Hosting?

Hostgator has recently set up a new arm, SEO Hosting. It specialises in a small but growing niche: hosting across multiple Class C IP addresses. It joins a few other companies in this market, including SEOWebHosting.net and Got Web Host?. But is SEO hosting worth buying anyway? What is a Class C Network? To understand SEO hosting, […]

How Spammers Host Blogs

How Spammers Host Blogs

Spam operations are never commendable, but you have to admit that the technical skill involved is pretty impressive. Spammers can control tens of thousands of sites and domains, countless servers and dozens of advertising accounts from automated control panels. What can we learn from the way spammers work? The Shotgun Approach Let’s look at the […]

How to Install a GoDaddy SSL Certificate

So you want to buy an SSL certificate, or move away from your host’s shared SSL certificate, but you’re intimidated by the prospect of having to install a certificate on your server. Don’t be. If you have CPanel/Web Host Manager (WHM) running on your server, installing a custom SSL certificate is actually very easy, and […]

Is Page.ly WordPress Web Hosting Worth the Money?

Is Page.ly WordPress Web Hosting Worth the Money?

Page.ly is a hosting company with one focus: WordPress hosting. Page.ly’s customers can’t install anything else, nor can they work with more than one domain at a time. Despite its instant setup and obvious simplicity, Page.ly does have some limitations that not everyone will be comfortable with. What is Page.ly? Page.ly works WordPress into the signup […]

5 Essential Google Chrome Extensions

It has been a busy year and a half for Google’s browser. Since its release Google Chrome has worked its way up to version 5, has gone from being Windows-only to being available for all three major operating systems and has become the third most-popular browser, raking in over 6% of the total browser market […]