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.

  • Australia Will Pay Up to Half of ISPs Mandatory Data Retention Costs
    Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    Australia's federal budget for 2015/2016 includes AU$131.3 million in grants over three years to assist ISPs with implementing systems for compliance with new metadata retention laws. The actual cost to ISPs is expected to be significantly higher....
  • Companies Embrace Open Source Software For Scalability and Security
    Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    Over three-quarters of all companies run part or all of their IT operations on open source software, according to a survey by investment firm North Bridge. In contrast, only 3 percent say their company does not use open source in any way. North...
  • What Bill C-51 Means for Canadian Web Hosting Providers
    Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    Like other anti-terrorism legislation elsewhere in the world, Canada's Bill C-51 has implications on ISPs and telecommunications providers. ...
  • US Demands Answers from China Over ‘Great Cannon' Cyberattacks
    Monday, May 11, 2015
    The US is asking Chinese authorities to look into reports that China interfered with online content hosted outside of the country using its so-called Great Cannon, State Department spokesperson Jeff Rathke said on Friday. Read More...
  • Microsoft Invests In Several Submarine Cables In Support Of Cloud Services
    Monday, May 11, 2015
    Microsoft is investing in several submarine cables to connect data centers globally and in support of growing data network needs. The latest investments strengthen connections across both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, connecting several countries....
  • Tor Cloud Closes Due to Lack of Maintenance
    Monday, May 11, 2015
    The Tor (The Onion Router) Cloud project is closed as of May 8, 2014 due to concerns over software maintenance. Organizers shut down the project on Friday due to the inability to keep the cloud up to date. The Tor network allows users to connect to...
  • New gTLD .CLUB Celebrates First Birthday
    Monday, May 11, 2015
    A year after the launch of .club, there are over 220,000 websites registered and almost 40,000 active with the new gTLD. .Club is being held up as one of the successes among the new extensions, as awareness of new gTLDs remains low and web user and...
  • Why so Many Organizations are Now Using the Cloud
    Monday, May 11, 2015
    In working with a cloud platform, it's important to know which features you really need and how they will help you organization grow. Once these goals are aligned, cloud hosting options become very attractive to numerous different businesses and...
  • Web Hosting Sales and Promos Roundup - May 8, 2015
    Friday, May 8, 2015
    In the week ending May 8, 2015, some web hosts are offering deals in celebration of Small Business Week and Hivelocity is offering 15 percent of the monthly payment for life on all dedicated servers. Read More...
  • European Commission Launches Plan to Grow Digital Economy
    Friday, May 8, 2015
    The European Commission (EC) has announced its plan to create a single European digital market, along with a self-imposed deadline of the end of 2016. The plan is based on three policy "pillars," which unpack into 16 "key actions."...