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.

  • Greek Company Longaccess Gets $357K in Funding for Archival Data Storage Service
    Monday, January 5, 2015
    Panayotis Vryonis, CEO of Longaccess in Athens, Greece, believes the need for archival data storage will grow and that BigStash.co can provide that service. BigStash.co is the new name of archival storage service deepfreeze.io that was launched in...
  • Chinese Company Wanda E-commerce Raises $161 Million
    Monday, January 5, 2015
    Chinese platform Wanda E-commerce has raised around $161 million, pushing its valuation to about $3 billion. According to a report by TechCrunch, Wanda E-commerce hopes to position itself as a rival to Alibaba....
  • New Information Revealed Around Amazon's New C4 Cloud Instances
    Friday, January 2, 2015
    It appears that information about Amazon Web Services' upcoming "compute-optimized" C4 cloud instances was unintendedly revealed in an AWS RSS feed update. Read More...
  • Web Hosting Sales and Promos Roundup - January 2, 2015
    Friday, January 2, 2015
    Web hosts are kicking off the new year with some special deals. For the week ending January 2, 2015, both mydomain.com and Hivelocity are offering discounts on hosting. mydomain.com Mydomain.com is offering 20 percent off hosting with the discount...
  • 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...