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NComputing Wins Our Editor’s Choice Award™ for Affordable Desktop Virtualization Solutions

NComputing Wins Our Award for Affordable Desktop Virtualization

Today, small business owners need a high-performance computer system to run their operations, but many lack the budget to match their needs. NComputing has... read more »
Christine Preusler
By: Christine Preusler
12/15/2017
Akinator the Web Genie — A Fun Chatbot That Can Guess Any Character You Think of with Remarkable Accuracy

Akinator the Web Genie Guesses Thoughts With Remarkable Accuracy

Chatbots and rudimentary artificial intelligence (AI) are becoming more commonplace in coordinating scheduling, paying bills, and resolving customer service... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/15/2017
Building a Better Online Canada: CIRA Manages the .ca Registry While Developing Modern Tools and Promoting Constant Growth

How CIRA is Building a Better Online Canada With the .CA Registry

Beyond promoting and managing Canada’s country code top-level domain, or ccTLD, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) uses nearly two... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
12/15/2017
Vodien CEO Alvin Poh Discusses the Host’s 15-Year History of Delivering Secure, Stable, and Speedy Web Solutions to Customers Worldwide

Vodien: Delivering Secure & Speedy Hosting to Customers Worldwide

In the early 2000s, Vodien Co-Founders Alvin Poh and John Jervis Lee realized there was a gaping hole in the Southeast Asian hosting market. Most of the... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/14/2017
The Harvard Berkman Klein Center Fosters Conversations About the Web’s Potential — Exploring New Technologies to Serve the Greater Good

The Harvard Berkman Klein Center & Realizing the Web’s Potential

Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center was founded in 1998 to explore the impact web-based technologies have on society and our everyday lives. Created as an... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/14/2017
HostMetro Models Transparency and Expert Competency in a Market Filled with Introductory Offers, Sticker Shock, and Underwhelming Support

HostMetro: Top-Tier Hosting With Transparent Pricing & Expert Support

Much to the chagrin of website owners everywhere, the hosting industry is notorious for its robotic support and often confusing pricing schematics. But... read more »
April Fitzgerald
By: April Fitzgerald
12/14/2017
10 Years of WPMU DEV: Providing Everything Developers and Agencies Need for WordPress Management, Performance, Security, and SEO

How WPMU DEV Helps Users With WordPress Security and Optimization

Led by a league of superhero mascots, WPMU DEV plugins help WordPress site managers optimize, protect, and improve several websites at once. The... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
12/14/2017
Owner Allen Pooley and Co-Founder Jordan Schelew on Websavers.ca — How the Host Meets Demand for Reliable Web Solutions and Hands-on Support

Websavers.ca: Meeting the Demand for Reliable Web Solutions & Support

Websavers.ca Owner Allen Pooley and Co-Founder Jordan Schelew have been helping site owners build web presence since the early days of the internet. So... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/13/2017
CJ Affiliate Gives Web Publishers the Tools and Data Insights to Maximize Affiliate Revenue With Performance Marketing

CJ Affiliate: An Ad Network Built to Boost Revenue for Publishers

Affiliate marketing is top of mind for many site owners — or at least it should be. The practice enables web publishers to monetize content without... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/13/2017
Simply™ Streamlines Complex Custom Environments and Dependable Servers With Hosting Solutions Driven by Service and Support

Simply™ Streamlines Complex Custom Infrastructures

With more than 15 years of high-end hosting experience, Simply assists customers with complicated infrastructure requirements by building custom environments... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
12/12/2017
Namesco's Global Suite of Hosting Brands Delivers Everything From Domain Names to Dedicated Servers While Prioritizing Service

Namesco Brands Deliver Everything From Domains to Dedicated Servers

Boasting more than 1.9 million registered domain names, the DADA group of hosting brands — led by Names.co.uk — provides the full slate of web... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
12/11/2017
Liquid Web Aims to Alleviate Well-Known WordPress Frustrations With NEW Fully Managed Platform — Chris Lema on the Advantages to Come

Liquid Web: Managed WordPress Solutions Delivering Peace of Mind

Millions of site owners worldwide have turned to WordPress because of its flexibility and the thousands of plugins available to customize web applications.... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/8/2017
Purdue Researchers Develop Furion® — A New VR Framework Enabling High-Quality Virtual Reality on Mobile Devices

Purdue's Furion® — Built to Enable Virtual Reality on Mobile Devices

With the relatively recent availability of mass-market virtual reality (VR) headset devices, there’s no denying the technology is here to stay.... read more »
Christine Preusler
By: Christine Preusler
12/4/2017
80+ Years of Abt Electronics: How Technical Expertise and Personable Support Help the Family-Owned Retailer Match Customers with PCs

Abt Electronics Match Customers With PCs by Sharing Tech Expertise

Originally launched as a radio store on an $800 investment in 1936, Abt Electronics now operates a 450,000-square-foot facility outside of Chicago. More than... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
12/1/2017
Cirrus Tech — How the Canadian Host Delivers Efficiency and Security for Enterprises Worldwide Through Reliable and Affordable IT Infrastructure

Cirrus Tech: Delivering Reliable IT Infrastructure to Global Enterprises

For nearly two decades, Cirrus Tech has been a leader in the Canadian technology space, helping businesses of all sizes find success online through an array... read more »
Christine Preusler
By: Christine Preusler
11/29/2017
How Global Hyper-Scale Cloud Company OVH Provides High Performance at a Better Price for More Than 1 Million SMBs and Enterprises Worldwide

OVH: Delivering High Performance Hosting for Businesses Worldwide

Started nearly 20 years ago in Roubaix, France, with fewer than a dozen servers, OVH has grown into the third-largest hosting provider in the world. Today,... read more »
Christine Preusler
By: Christine Preusler
11/28/2017
Fasthosts Energizes the Market with an Enduring Startup Culture and Business-Focused Hosting Solutions

Fasthosts: Energizing the Market with Innovative Hosting Solutions

Since 1999, Fasthosts has been shaking up the market with its cutting-edge web hosting, domain, email, website builder, and cloud services. And few know this... read more »
Christine Preusler
By: Christine Preusler
11/28/2017
Founder Rick Garcia on Crucial Hosting: How a Passion Project Developed into a Future-Focused Provider of Web Solutions for Global Enterprises

Crucial Hosting: Future-Focused Web Solutions for Global Enterprises

If you ask today’s CEOs and CTOs what they expect out of a hosting provider, the answer is almost always the same — high performance and hands-on... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/27/2017
Starting the Conversation: PARC's Interactive Dialogue Systems Enable Organizations to Work Smarter and Communicate With Technology

PARC's Conversational Technology Helps Businesses Work Smarter

The business unit behind many modern computing mainstays and innovations, PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) enjoys a deep, rich history of contributing... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/27/2017
Storm Internet Founder Salim Benadel Discusses How a Love for Freelance Software Development Inspired the Modern Windows-Based Cloud

Storm Internet: How a Love for Development Inspired the Cloud

TL;DR: For more than a decade, Storm Internet has been delivering the tools small businesses need to boost their presence and profitability online. The UK-based host... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/21/2017
Catching Up with THCServers: The Close-Knit Team Continues to Expand Its Services as Its New Datacenter Experiences Wildly Popular Demand

THCServers: New Datacenter Experiences Wildly Popular Demand

THCServers has been busy since we last touched base with the team in 2016. In this short interim, the company has built a brand-new datacenter and is... read more »
Christine Preusler
By: Christine Preusler
11/17/2017
Varial Hosting: Founder and Tech Enthusiast Ryan Smith on His Venture Into the Industry and How His Team Eases Site Ownership for Customers

Varial Hosting: Helping Ease Site Ownership for Thousands of Customers

In 2003, Ryan Smith had a single server and a dream to build a successful hosting business. And, after starting what would eventually become Varial Hosting,... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/16/2017
The WebHostFace Team Brings Personality to an Impersonal Market — Balancing Quality Hosting Services with Friendly Support

WebHostFace: Balancing Quality Hosting with Friendly Support

If you imagined that a group of quirky techies was behind a company named WebHostFace, you’d be right. The team prides itself on the personality it... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/16/2017
Founder Kiet Duong Talks IO Zoom’s Fresh Perspective on Managed VPS Hosting for the Small Business Market

IO Zoom — A Fresh Perspective on Managed VPS Hosting for SMBs

Though IO Zoom was founded just two years ago, the company has quickly made a name for itself in the VPS hosting space thanks to its high-performing virtual... read more »
April Fitzgerald
By: April Fitzgerald
11/14/2017
WP101 and Founder Shawn Hesketh — Video Tutorials Help Beginners Learn WordPress and Enable Developers to Train Their Clients

WP101 Video Tutorials Teach Millions of Users How to Use WordPress

Whether you’re making your first website or explaining to someone the difference between WordPress posts and pages for the thousandth time, WP101 helps... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/9/2017
Founder Derek Silva Talks CleverHost: How the New Player on the Hosting Scene Zeroes In on Helping SMBs Build Presence and Boost Revenue Online

CleverHost: Zeroing in on Helping SMBs Build Web Presence and Revenue

At CleverHost, it’s all about helping entrepreneurs, small businesses, and everyday people make their online dreams a reality through high-quality,... read more »
April Fitzgerald
By: April Fitzgerald
11/7/2017
How Brinkster’s Cloud IaaS and Proprietary Datacenter Hardware are Powering the Web Apps of SMBs and Enterprise-Level Businesses Worldwide

Brinkster Powers the Web Apps of SMBs and Enterprises Worldwide

Since its inception almost two decades ago, Brinkster has delivered effective Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions to more than 50,000 customers in... read more »
April Fitzgerald
By: April Fitzgerald
11/6/2017
Creator Michael Curran Tells the Story of NV Access — How the Open-Source Approach to Screen-Reading Software is Making the Web Accessible to All

NV Access: Open-Source Screen Reading Software for the Vision-Impaired

Since 2007, NV Access has empowered the blind and vision-impaired in more than 120 countries to access information on the internet through its free NVDA... read more »
Christine Preusler
By: Christine Preusler
11/2/2017
How uKit’s Intuitive Site Builder and Management System Remove the Technical Barriers to Entry Into Online Markets for SMBs

uKit Removes Technical Barriers to Entry Into Online Markets for SMBs

In just two years, Russian-based uKit has helped thousands of small businesses in more than 100 countries overcome the technological obstacles associated... read more »
Christine Preusler
By: Christine Preusler
11/1/2017
Slimjet: How the Universally Practical Browser is Optimizing Web Experiences Through Ad-Free Surfing, a Welcoming Interface, and Baked-In Privacy

Slimjet: How the Practical Browser is Optimizing Web Experiences

TL;DR: Looking critically at today’s leading web browsers, the team at FlashPeak knew there had to be a better approach to surfing the internet. Sure, the top... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/1/2017
Our Chat with DTS-NET CEO Craig Gendrolas — Celebrating 20 Years of Tailor-Made Hosting, Support, and Customer Education

DTS-NET: Two Decades of Tailor-Made Hosting, Support, and Education

TL;DR: Founded two decades ago when the web was still in its infancy, DTS-NET was built to grant businesses wider accessibility to online markets. The... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/1/2017
CEO & Owner Alfez Velji Talks HostUpon: The Canadian Provider Delivering Quality Hosting and Hands-On, In-House Support to Businesses Since 2002

HostUpon Has Been Helping Businesses Build Brands Online Since 2002

TL;DR: Since 2002, HostUpon has operated with a mission to supply US- and Canadian-based site owners with the quality hosting they need to run their online... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
10/31/2017
Micfo & Amir Golestan's Odyssey From Teenage Entrepreneur to Providing Low-Latency & High-Availability Hosting for Business Agility

Micfo's Network Ensures Highly Available Hosting for Business Agility

For nearly 20 years, Amir Golestan has grown his hosting company, Micfo, from his bedroom in Dubai to a global network of more than 40 datacenters. Providing... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
10/30/2017
The Open-E Philosophy of Enterprise-Grade Storage for Every Business: Protecting Customers' Data With Reliable, Automated, and Secure Programs

Open-E Protects Business Data With Automated & Reliable Storage Software

Seeking to make enterprise-grade storage readily accessible and affordable to companies of all sizes, Open-E leverages open-source technologies to produce... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
10/27/2017
HostUS: Taking the Industry by Storm With Quality Hosting Solutions for Startups, SMBs, and Hobbyists Worldwide

HostUS — High-Performing Hosting Solutions for Modern Web Businesses

In just five years, HostUS has attracted more than 30,000 customers worldwide with its top-notch shared, virtual, and dedicated server hosting solutions. The... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
10/27/2017
Exabytes: 15+ Years of Delivering Secure, Scalable Hosting and Online Marketing Solutions to Thousands of SMEs Around the World

Exabytes: Scalable Hosting Solutions for Web Entrepreneurs Worldwide

In 2001, Chan Kee Siak, then a 19-year-old entrepreneur, founded Exabytes and quickly took the Malaysian hosting market by storm. Today, the company serves... read more »
April Fitzgerald
By: April Fitzgerald
10/26/2017
How Pressable is Empowering Enterprises and Entrepreneurs to Engage Consumers Online With Cutting-Edge Managed WordPress Hosting Solutions

Pressable: Managed WordPress Hosting for Modern Businesses

When Pressable began operations in 2010, its budding team knew WordPress could be used for more than just blogging. If hosted the right way, organizations of... read more »
April Fitzgerald
By: April Fitzgerald
10/23/2017
Fused Founder David Mckendrick Shares His Support-First Perspective on Hosting and How His Team Reimagines Innovative Customer Service

Fused Founder Shares Service-First Hosting Impacts and Perspective

After scaling back to concentrate on providing the best hosting and support to roughly 5,000 domains in about 35 countries, Founder David Mckendrick and the... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
10/20/2017
Squarespace: An Enterprise-Class Solution for Building a Beautiful Online Presence with Accessible Price Points for SMBs and Budding Entrepreneurs

Squarespace: Enterprise-Class Web Solutions for SMBs & Entrepreneurs

Founded in 2003 in a dorm room at the University of Maryland, Squarespace has since grown into one of the industry’s leading hosting providers and now... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
10/17/2017
Rackspace CTO John Engates: How Fanatical Support™ and Managed Cloud Services Help Businesses Move Faster With Fewer Mistakes

Rackspace's Renewed Push for Managed Clouds and Fanatical Support

With more than half of the Fortune 100 trusting Rackspace to deliver complex managed public and private cloud services, along with dedicated and virtualized... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
10/17/2017
Sean Garrity