Web Hosting News

We feel it is important to keep up on the latest web hosting industry news. Here are some important articles we've selected to share with you. These are provided as a courtesy and we do not control the content. Articles are property of their respective owners.

  • Follow These Data Center Trends in 2016
    Monday, January 4, 2016
    Data centers may stand still, but the data center industry never stops morphing. We will doubtlessly see more big trends emerge next year in addition to the five listed below, but these five are the ones we think are the big ones that will get even...
  • Web Hosting and Cloud Computing Predictions for 2016 and Beyond: Part 2
    Thursday, December 31, 2015
    In part one of the 2016 predictions, I wrote about the integration between e-commerce and point-of-sale systems, the growth of website and app builders, and malicious attacks aimed at infecting clouds. This post deals with some of the challenges the...
  • Audit Finds Department of Defense Cloud Use Poorly Defined and Tracked
    Thursday, December 31, 2015
    The US Department of Defense (DOD) cannot show cost benefits, or even adequate security from cloud services, because it has no standard definition for what they are, and no central account of cloud contracts, according to an audit by the DOD...
  • Android N to use OpenJDK: Is Google vs. Oracle over?
    Thursday, December 31, 2015
    Google has committed almost 9,000 files with the open source version of Oracle's Java Development Kit (JDK), signalling that OpenJDK will be used in the forthcoming Android N release, and that the applicability of copyright to application...
  • Cisco Creating 200 Cloud Jobs in UK
    Wednesday, December 30, 2015
    Cisco has announced it will add 200 cloud jobs in the UK by 2017 and invest $2.5 million in European incubator Startupbootcamp in support of UK digital economy growth. The new employees will triple the size of the UK team of Cisco Meraki, and was...
  • Free SSL Certificate Initiative ‘Let's Encrypt' Secures OVH as Platinum Sponsor
    Wednesday, December 30, 2015
    France-based cloud and web hosting provider OVH has become a Platinum sponsor of Let's Encrypt, an open-source initiative aimed at eliminating the barriers to trusted SSL/TSL (Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security) certificates which...
  • Mystery Database Owner Exposes 191 Million US Voter Records Online
    Wednesday, December 30, 2015
    A security researcher has discovered a database of 191 million American voters including personal information unprotected on the internet due to misconfiguration, according to media reports. On December 20 DataBreaches.net was contacted by Chris...
  • Web Hosting and Cloud Computing Predictions for 2016 and Beyond: Part 1
    Wednesday, December 30, 2015
    The evolution of cloud and the web touches nearly all aspects of our businesses and our lives. The past few years have provided some indications about how things can change, and how important it is to be looking for the next trends....
  • Host Patches Hello Kitty Site Vulnerability Exposing 3 Million Accounts
    Tuesday, December 29, 2015
    There is no evidence of theft from a database exposed for weeks and containing account information for 3.3 million fans of Hello Kitty, according to Hong Kong-based web host Sanrio Digital. Sanrio patched the vulnerability in three servers which made...
  • Microsoft Adds an Element of Risk to Disk Encryption by Storing Recovery Keys in its Cloud
    Tuesday, December 29, 2015
    Microsoft did well to make disk encryption built-in and default for new Windows devices, which helps protect data if a laptop or tablet is lost or stolen, but in many cases the recovery key is transmitted to Microsoft servers which could provide...