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.

  • WordPress Vulnerability CSS Code Execution May Be Vehicle for Muslim Hacker Attacks
    Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    Minnesota-based telecommunications provider Arvig Communications was hacked on Tuesday morning by a group called Cyb3r CommandOS. The incident is still under investigation but a WordPress vulnerability is suspected to have allowed the hackers access...
  • Blacknight Launches Jelastic-Powered Cloud to Support Developers
    Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    Irish domain registrar and web host Blacknight has launched a Jelastic-powered cloud platform to offer PaaS for developers. Blacknight will leverage Jelastic's flexibility for developers and control for systems administrators to provide a solution...
  • SingleHop Acquires Datagram to Expand Enterprise Cloud Reach
    Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    SingleHop has acquired DataGram to expand its hosted private cloud services with additional data centers in New York and Connecticut. The financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed....
  • WordPress Parent Company Automattic Acquires WooCommerce Creator WooThemes
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015
    Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com, is acquiring WooThemes, the creator of the popular WordPress ecommerce plugin, WooCommerce. While the company hasn't disclosed the financial details, Re/code is reporting that Automattic will pay $30...
  • Drupal Hosting Provider Acquia Partners with CloudFlare
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015
    Drupal hosting provider Acquia has partnered with CloudFlare to sell CloudFlare DDoS and CDN services under its own brand, Acquia announced Monday. The solutions will be sold as Acquia Edge Protect and Edge CDN, respectively....
  • GE Launches Digital Wind Farm with Cloud Infrastructure to Boost Production by 20 Percent
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015
    The GE Digital Wind Farm uses cloud technology to boost energy production by up to 20 percent. The company announced Tuesday that it is using digital infrastructure along with turbines to help generate up to $50 billion with a new Digital Wind...
  • Swedish Court Seizes Two Pirate Bay Domains, Dismisses Case Against Domain Registry
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015
    A Swedish court has ruled the seizure of two key domains owned by The Pirate Bay, ThePirateBay.se and PirateBay.se. The decision was made after finding out the domains belonged to Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij, who was arrested last year at the...
  • Majority of US Voters Want Patriot Act Reform: Report
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015
    The American public does not support the preservation of the Patriot Act or warrantless law enforcement surveillance, a survey released Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says. ...
  • Hostway Launches New Hosting Reseller Program
    Thursday, May 14, 2015
    Hostway announced a new channel program targeted at web designers and developers, VARs, MSPs, and ISVs on Wednesday. The program will sell website, application and email hosting and DNR services to resellers, along with a package of incentives. Read...
  • Spam Traffic Down Despite New TLD Use
    Thursday, May 14, 2015
    The amount of spam traffic decreased by six percent in Q1 2015, but phishing campaigns are being launched in large numbers from the new TLDs, according to a report by Kaspersky Labs. "Spam and Phishing in the First Quarter of 2015" was released...