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.

  • Canadian Startup BitGold Receives $3.5 Million in Series A Funding and Plans IPO
    Friday, January 2, 2015
    BitGold raised $3.5 million in Series A funding to bring the service of exchanging bitcoins for gold bullion to the public. The company plans to take its site live in February and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Funding was obtained from...
  • Top Five Liked on Facebook WHIR Articles of 2014
    Friday, January 2, 2015
    The most popular story on the WHIR in 2014 based on Facebook likes was our exclusive coverage of Wikileaks controversial founder Julian Assange at the World Hosting Days conference written by WHIR editor Nicole Henderson. Assange has been living...
  • French Web Host Backs ARM-Based Cloud Service Aimed at Developers
    Friday, January 2, 2015
    Online Labs, a new project from web host Online.net (a division of French telecom Iliad), is readying a new cloud service aimed at developers and using power-efficient ARM-based processors rather than the standard x86 chips....
  • Security Experts Believe Former Sony Employee, Not North Korea, Behind Breach
    Wednesday, December 31, 2014
    The massive Sony data breach was carried out by an international group including a former employee, according to security firm Norse. This is in contrast to popular belief that North Korea was behind the breach, a belief confirmed by the FBI and...
  • Leaked Documents Detail NSA Encryption-Breaking Techniques
    Wednesday, December 31, 2014
    Some encryption techniques provide better protection from the spying techniques of the NSA than others, at least as of 2012, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden and published over the weekend by Der Spiegel. Read More...
  • Google Faces Significant Challenges in Cloud Computing Space
    Wednesday, December 31, 2014
    Faced with heavy competition in the cloud computing market, a lack of long-term relationships with enterprise customers, and other difficulties, Google could be facing some significant challenges in becoming a serious player in the public cloud...
  • Average Web Page Size Up 15 Percent in 2014: Report
    Wednesday, December 31, 2014
    As 2014 draws to a close, the latest data from the HTTP Archive shows that the average web page grew 15 percent to almost 2Mb in the past year. That rate of increase is down from 30 percent in 2012 and 32 percent last year....
  • China Starts to Restore Access to Gmail: Report
    Tuesday, December 30, 2014
    Access to Gmail is being restored in Beijing after authorities had shutdown access to Google's email service through third-party applications late last week. Read More...
  • Website for DNS Organization ISC Down After Malware Discovery
    Tuesday, December 30, 2014
    The website of the Internet Systems Consortium, the non-profit organization behind the BIND Domain Name System software, is down for maintenance after administrators found signs of a possible malware infection....
  • Mega to Challenge Skype with Launch of Encrypted Chat Service
    Tuesday, December 30, 2014
    Cloud storage service Mega is planning to release a browser based video call and chat service "soon," according to founder Kim Dotcom. The service will be fully encrypted, and Dotcom claims it will steal market share directly from leading online...