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.

  • CentriLogic Acquires US Virgin Islands Hosting Provider Adveniat
    Thursday, August 28, 2014
    Hosting and colocation provider CentriLogic is continuing an aggressive acquisition strategy with the purchase of Adveniat Corporation, a data center and hosting provider based in the US Virgin Islands, a territory in the Caribbean Sea often used as...
  • Netflix Open Sources Tools Used to Monitor Security Threats
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    Netflix has open-sourced three tools it uses to internally monitor threats. Scumblr, sketchy, and Workflowable are available under open-source licenses from Github. Read More...
  • EMEA Server Shipments and Revenue Start Recovery After 11 Brutal Quarters: Gartner
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    Server shipments and revenues in the EMEA market both grew in Q2 2014 for the first time in years, led by HP, according to Gartner's latest server market statistics, which were released Wednesday. Shipments increased by a modest 0.8 percent, but...
  • WHMCS Encourages Users to Upgrade as Part of Important Security Update
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    WHMCS is encouraging all users to update their WHMCS installation to the latest version 5.3.9 as part of an important security patch. According to a WHMCS security blog post on Tuesday, the update includes changes to IP detection logic in conjunction...
  • AWS Uses Free Beer to Lure Developers to Pop-Up Loft
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    With the market for developers getting more and more competitive, companies continually try unique ways to lure developers and Amazon is no exception. Amazon announced Friday that it will reopen it's pop-up loft in San Francisco....
  • IaaS Provider ProfitBricks Opens San Antonio Office
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    ProfitBricks is opening a new office in San Antonio, Texas, the IaaS company announced on Wednesday. The San Antonio office provides access to the areas talent pool, as well as providing space for its growing teams....
  • Time Warner Suffers Widespread Outage
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    Many are waking up to no Internet service this morning as Time Warner Cable suffered a major Internet outage early today. During routine network maintenance at 4:30 a.m., an undisclosed issue with their Internet backbone disrupted the entirety of...
  • Automattic Acquires BruteProtect to Block WordPress Brute Force Attacks
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com, announced on Tuesday that it has acquired BruteProtect, a plugin and service designed to protect WordPress users from malicious logins. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Read More...
  • Australia Joins Mexico and UK in Requiring Telcos to Retain Private Data
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    A confidential document belonging to the Australian Attorney General's office detailing the metadata it wants to collect on its citizens was leaked last week to The Australian. The metadata includes financial records, home IP addresses and download...
  • New Zealand Police Investigate Money Laundering Case Against Mega Shareholder
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    One of the largest shareholders of Mega, the cloud storage service founded by Kim Dotcom, is under investigation for his connections to a crime ring. According to a report by TorrentFreak on Monday, New Zealand police have put 18.8 percent of...