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Content Watch & Net Nanny Help You Control Your Internet Experience: How Their Dynamic Filtering Engine Eliminates Content You Don't Want

Net Nanny: Dynamic Filter Guards Against Unsavory Online Content

With a passion for protecting Internet users from inappropriate online content, Net Nanny adapts to the new trends and technologies of Internet browsing.... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
10/14/2016
How Sprinklr Community and Experience Cloud™­ are Enhancing Customer Service and Providing Actionable Feedback for Businesses

Get Satisfaction & Sprinklr Create Communities for Customer Service

Even though technology helps companies reach new customers around the world, the Internet removes the level of personal interaction that brands need to... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
10/14/2016
Co-Founder Ben Congleton Talks Olark — How the Easily Implemented Live Chat Software Helps Build Brands Around Service & Sales

How Olark's Live Chat Boosts Your Business & Customer Satisfaction

Ben Congleton learned the importance of customer service while running a successful hosting company with his high school buddies. Excited about making an... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
10/6/2016
Together as a Whole: How a Non-Profit Organization and Unpaid Volunteers Made Joomla! Into the World's 2nd-Largest CMS

Joomla Volunteers Drive Leadership, Development, & Global User Network

Joomla, the open-source content management system second only to WordPress in terms of popularity, has paved way for other platforms with a passion for... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
10/5/2016
Magento's Momentum: How New Managed Cloud & Analytics Offerings are Returning the eCommerce Platform to Their Viral Early Growth

Magento Returns to Viral Growth With Managed Cloud and Analytics

With more than $50 billion in transactions annually, Magento is the leading platform for getting things sold online. In addition to offering a free,... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/28/2016
2020's Ultimate Guide to Billing Management Software for Web Hosts: WHMCS vs. Blesta vs. BILLmanager vs. Others

2020's Ultimate Guide to Billing Management Panels for Hosts

In all this talk of hosts and servers and all the tools available to help businesses run on the web, it can be easy to forget that your host is a business, too.... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
9/23/2016
WHMCS Balances Innovative Technology with Simple User Experiences to Streamline Billing, Support, and Automation

WHMCS Automates Billing and Support with Tech and Easy UX

As a web hoster himself who recognized the flaws in the existing options at the time for web hosting billing and support platforms, Matt Pugh embarked on a... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/22/2016
How the EFF Defends You — From Easy SSL Certificate Deployment to Lawsuits Against Those Who Try to Take Away Your Digital Rights

HTTPS, Activism, & Lawsuits: How the EFF Protects You

As our use of technology grows, the Electronic Frontier Foundation works to ensure people’s digital rights and freedoms are protected. The... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/15/2016
HostingCon Europe: How You Can Attend for Free and Take Advantage of Incredible Learning and Networking Opportunities

HostingCon Europe: Learn, Network, & Attend for Free

Growing by leaps and bounds, this year’s HostingCon Europe is expected to attract more than 1,000 web, hosting, and cloud industry leaders to... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/14/2016
From Fan to President: Logan Abbott Discusses How BizX is Bringing Iconic Brands SourceForge and Slashdot Back to Open-Source Roots

How SourceForge and Slashdot Are Returning to Their Open-Source Roots

Logan Abbott, along with the developers and engineers at BizX, were “super stoked” at the opportunity to acquire SourceForge and Slashdot, two... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/13/2016
How ServerPronto Delivers More Valuable Dedicated & Cloud Hosting Through Datacenter Ownership & Tech Experience

ServerPronto Cuts Out Middlemen to Deliver the Right Hosting Price

During the early days of hosting, ServerPronto zigged while everyone else zagged. While other hosts were locking customers into long, expensive contracts,... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/13/2016
CloudFlare Continues Building a Better Internet for 2016 — Bringing New Website Security & Optimization Tools to Everyone

CloudFlare Builds a Better Internet With New Security & Optimization Tools

Let’s be honest — most site owners don’t have the IT expertise to adequately protect their websites from security threats. While they might... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/12/2016
The Internap Team Discusses How Their High-Performance, Scalable Hosting Options Can Reduce Latency and Process Data Faster

Internap's High-Performance Hosting Processes Data Faster

Internap provides Internet infrastructure that is scalable, fast, and smart. With their patented route optimization technology, they make sure you can... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
9/9/2016
Symantec’s Michael Klieman Talks "Encryption Everywhere" — How New Freemium Service Provides Security Without Sacrificing Speed

Security and Speed: Hallmarks Of Symantec's Encryption Everywhere

97% of websites have no basic security in place, leaving criminals with free reign on your personal information, which can lead to potential financial ruin.... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
9/8/2016
DreamPress: Affordable Managed WordPress Gives Speed, Security, and Awesome Features to Websites That Can't Afford to Go Down

DreamPress Brings Inexpensive Security & Speed to WordPress

DreamHost has long been in the business of providing powerful hosting plans and infrastructure tailored to customers’ needs, so it shouldn’t be... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/7/2016
An Operating System for Business: Zoho Apps Provide Powerful, Cost-Efficient Software to Communicate, Boost Sales, and Track Finances

Zoho Makes Life Easier with Cloud-Based Business Apps

The Google Docs before Google Docs existed, Zoho now boasts a platform of 35 apps built to power all facets of business operations. From email to accounting... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/2/2016
Media Temple’s Customer-Centric Focus Shines Through on Evolution of AWS-Powered, Enterprise-Grade WordPress Hosting

Media Temple Stays Client-Centric With Enterprise-Grade Hosting

We’re long-time fans of Media Temple at HostingAdvice, and with several MT customers on our team, we can vouch for their top-notch reliability and... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
9/1/2016
BoldGrid Imagines an Intuitive WordPress: Easing the Learning Curve for Beginners & Adding Revenue Streams for Professional Developers

BoldGrid's Intuitive WordPress: Site Building Made Easy

Drawing on its extensive background in hosting and web development, the team at identified and solved the need to optimize web building and site design in... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
8/31/2016
How Cayan’s Innovative Commerce Tools Are Helping The Hosting Industry (And Small Businesses) Get Paid

How Cayan's eCommerce Tools Help Hosts Get Paid

Cayan began with a desire to help small businesses process credit card payments without being overcharged. Nearly two decades of growth later, the company is... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
8/25/2016
Intermedia’s Office in the Cloud™ Suite Provides Businesses With a One-Stop Solution for Every IT Need

Intermedia’s Office in the Cloud™ Is a 1-Stop IT Solution for Businesses

From SMB to enterprise, as businesses grow, executives have far more interesting things to do with their time rather than spend their days dealing with IT... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
8/23/2016
How Virtuozzo 7 Boosts Efficiency and Revenue for Hosts — Featuring a Comprehensive Container, Storage, and Hypervisor Approach

How Virtuozzo 7 Increases Server Density and Profitability for Hosts

We sat down with Virtuozzo last month at HostingCon and learned about their latest product release: Virtuozzo 7. The updated platform contains everything... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
8/19/2016
Meet the Innovative People, Technologies, and Ideas at HostingCon '16: 11 of Our Favorite Stories From New Orleans

Sights & Sounds of HostingCon 2016: Our 11 Favorite Stories

Making our annual pilgrimage to HostingCon Global, we arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, excited to meet the people behind the web’s biggest products,... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
8/17/2016
The Team Growing Moonfruit: How the Popular DIY Site Builder Turns Customer Feedback Into Expanded Features and Tools

How DIY Site Builder Moonfruit Turns Feedback Into Features

We cross the pond — virtually, of course — to explore the do-it-yourself website builder Moonfruit. The London-based company is modernizing and... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
8/3/2016
NGINX Plus: All-In-One Application Delivery Platform Empowers Developers to Manage Web Servers Without Waiting for IT

NGINX Plus Empowers Developers With An Extended Feature Set

Millions of innovators, entrepreneurs, and developers use NGINX for delivering sites and applications with performance, reliability, security, and scale. Not... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
7/28/2016
Want an MIT Education? OpenCourseWare Offers Free Resources for Those Curious About Computer Programming (Our 13 Favorites)

MIT's OpenCourseWare Offers Free Resources for Lifelong Learners

MIT revolutionized online education in 2001 when they published course materials on OpenCourseWare and made formal higher education available to the masses... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
7/25/2016
Why Your Domain Name Matters: How Sedo Will Help You Make Your Website's Most Important Investment

Why Domain Names Matter: Make Your Biggest Investment Count with Sedo

The Guinness Book of World Records isn’t a place you’d expect to find a domain name marketplace, but that’s where you’ll see Sedo.... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
7/22/2016
InterServer: How High School Co-Founders Built a Business — And Their Own Datacenter — On Their Own Terms

High School Co-Founders Built InterServer on Their Own Terms

Mike Lavrik and John Quaglieri didn’t know how to run a business, but they knew how they wanted a hosting company to treat their clients. Fed up with... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
7/7/2016
THCServers: How A Founder’s Childhood Dream & Inquisitive Nature Still Influence The Web Hosting Company’s Decisions Today

Talking to THCServers Founder — The Childhood Dream That Started It All

Talking with THCServers Founder Catalin Florica, we found the Euro-based hosting company to be everything a web-curious end-user wants: a service built by... read more »
PJ Fancher
By: PJ Fancher
7/4/2016
Brafton: Meet the Content Marketing Agency Taking a Holistic Approach to Improving and Growing Brand Experiences

Brafton: The Content Marketing Agency with a Holistic Approach

No one likes a hard sell. People tune out ads but hunger for information about a company and its products before they buy. Enter Brafton, a content marketing... read more »
Toby Sembower
By: Toby Sembower
6/29/2016
Peak Hosting Handles Everything But Your Code: They Design, Build, and Maintain Infrastructure While You Focus on Your Business

Peak Hosting Handles Everything But Your Code

Peak Hosting is many things to many customers. With its Operations-as-a-Service package, Peak is a customer’s technical operations department. To... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
6/24/2016
The Society of Women Engineers President on the Importance of STEM Female Role Models & The Future of Gender Neutrality

SWE President Addresses the STEM Gender Gap

As a female, nothing in my genetic makeup denotes I would be any less worthy a candidate for a career in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
6/23/2016
Woven in Codero's DNA: How a 100% Uptime Guarantee, an On-Demand Hybrid Cloud, and a Culture of Customer Support Breed Success

Codero Takes Aim at Tech Giants with Hybrid Hosting and Superior Support

Codero offers high-quality dedicated, cloud, and managed hosting, but their patented On-Demand Hybrid Hosting is where the 14-year-old company shines. With... read more »
PJ Fancher
By: PJ Fancher
6/22/2016
The Man Behind BuiltWith: How a Hobby Became a Global Business and 5 Paid Features For Growing Your User Base

BuiltWith: More Than Just How Websites Are Made

Gary Brewer wasn’t interested in starting a company — he just wanted to know what technologies web developers and designers were using on their... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
6/15/2016
The Drive to "Do It Better” Takes SingleHop Founders from Student Startups to Cutting-Edge Server Automation Technologies

SingleHop Founders Create Cutting-Edge Server Automation

From enterprising student entrepreneurs to seasoned tech business owners able to transition from startup to scaleup, Dan Ushman and Zak Boca have excelled at... read more »
Roberto Sanchez
By: Roberto Sanchez
6/14/2016
FreeBSD Committer Allan Jude Discusses the Advantages of FreeBSD and His Role in Keeping Millions of Servers Running

Talking FreeBSD With A Committer: Why He's Used It For 10+ Years

Powering platforms like Netflix or your favorite gaming system, FreeBSD is a robust, open-source operating system relied on by millions of sites to serve web... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
6/9/2016
Service With A Smile And A Bearglecorn: Name.com Gets Customers Domain Names While Company Culture And Personalities Shine

Name.com Gets Users Online While Company Culture Shines

Name.com, a domain name services company with an attitude, seeks to advance how people present themselves online. By making it easy to find, establish, and... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
5/31/2016
HostingCon "Behind the Scenes" — Energy Circulates as the Team Anticipates a Broader Networking Pool for Hosts, ISPs, Telcos, & VARs

HostingCon Behind the Scenes: Team Counts Down to Largest Event Yet

If you’re in the hosting, cloud, or web industries, HostingCon Global is like your NYE celebration. Each summer’s event marks the kickoff of a... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
5/26/2016
Jimdo Founders Focus On Website Building Sans Coding — Leading By Example & Accepting Investment On Their Own Terms

Jimdo Founders Focus On Building Sites Sans Code

The team at Jimdo believes the most important website in the world is the one you create with their site builder. In a few minutes and a couple of clicks,... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
5/19/2016
Load Impact CTO Talks Load Testing — Easily Ensure Your Server Can Handle the Traffic You're Hoping For With Their "as-a-Service" Model

Load Impact CTO: Why Load Testing Matters

Let’s say you’re the Founder of a relatively young company. You’ve had the idea that you think could make an impact on the world, and now all you... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
5/18/2016
HOSTING Ushers Customers into HIPAA Compliance — Guaranteeing Success Through Secure Managed Cloud Hosting Environments

HOSTING Assures HIPAA Compliance with Secure Managed Cloud Hosting

In the hosting game early enough to get the world’s most obvious domain name, the team at HOSTING is finding their biggest success more than 15 years... read more »
Toby Sembower
By: Toby Sembower
5/17/2016
Sean Garrity