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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 building new... 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. The global company went... 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 their... 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 others,... 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 websites.... 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 new year of... 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 need is for some... 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 later... read more »
Toby Sembower
By: Toby Sembower
5/17/2016
How Incapsula Protects Your Site Against DDoS Attacks While Boosting Performance — Progressive Challenges, CDN, & Custom Software

Incapsula: DDoS Defense & CDN Speed Boosting

No one is immune to the havoc that follows a Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack — that helplessness that you feel immediately after a hit as you watch your... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
5/13/2016
TechTerms & Sharpened Productions Inc. Founder Per Christensson — Giving Technical Topics Digestible Definitions

TechTerms: Simple Definitions for Complicated Subjects

Three folks sit in a coffee shop, sharing a lobby and craving caffeine, but the similarities end there. A grad student, pinning his hopes and dreams of joining MIT’s... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
5/12/2016
Thoroughly Impressed By DreamHost: How We Launched, Scaled, & Tested an Infrastructure Using DreamCompute

DreamHost Part 2: Our Team's Testing of DreamCompute

Every developer and DevOps master dreams of having simple, fine-grained control of their environment with the ability to scale up and down at will and a defined... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
5/10/2016
Behind the Scenes with DreamHost — We Discuss DreamCompute, DreamObjects, & The Performance Impact of Dev-Centric Hosting

DreamHost Part 1: The Solutions Built By a Dev-Centric Team

DreamHost strives to improve the cloud hosting space by turning developers’ “dream” solutions into an engineered reality using open-source technology. Their... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
5/10/2016
CMS Made Simple™ — Open-Source Dev Team Formed to Change the Content Management Experience for Site Owners & Their Developers

Why It's Easier to Manage Content with CMS Made Simple™ (From the Team)

CMS Made Simple™ is an open-sourced content management solution engineered by volunteer developers and inspired by their frustrations with existing CMS... read more »
Roberto Sanchez
By: Roberto Sanchez
5/4/2016
Reclaim Hosting: An Instructional Technologist and a Developer Team Up to Provide Practical and Simple Hosting for Universities

The Founders of Reclaim Hosting Empower Ed Tech

Getting started building a website can be daunting. The combination of hardware and software, the terms and technology, and the never ending stream of bad... read more »
PJ Fancher
By: PJ Fancher
4/25/2016
Hanging Out with Team DigitalOcean &mdash; The Ideal Startup Culture Attracts Terrific Talent to Build Out Solutions for 11M<span style="vertical-align:text-top;">+</span> Cloud Servers

Hanging Out with DigitalOcean

In 2012, Ben Uretsky had an idea: What if our $5 cloud servers were all-SSD, with best-in-class performance? From that initial spark, Ben and his team of 10... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
4/19/2016
Allwebco Design's Erich Vokral Discusses Web Building's Evolution &mdash; How A Humor Site Inspired $100K in Monthly Profit

Allwebco Design Founder Erich Vokral Talks Template Building

What began with a sense of humor and a side business building premade sites morphed into one of the Web’s first website template companies: Allwebco Design.... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
4/6/2016
Mr. and Mrs. Yoast Discuss The Obstacles on the Road to SEO Reign &mdash; How One Man's Hobby Grew to Optimize Millions of WordPress Sites

The Faces of Yoast: Meet the Couple Behind the #1 WordPress SEO Plugin

King of WordPress SEO Joost de Valk and his queen, Marieke van de Rakt, PhD, discuss their road to royalty, chronicling the creation of today’s prominent... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
3/31/2016
Talking to Team Bluehost &mdash; How Providing Employees with a Fun &#038; Empowering Work Environment Yields Top-Tier Customer Care

Meet Team Bluehost

Bluehost is known for its usability and customer focus, but it turns out that a user-friendly environment starts with an awesome work environment. We got a... read more »
PJ Fancher
By: PJ Fancher
3/16/2016
Monetize Online Projects with StartApp &mdash; Develop an Ad Experience That Won’t Interrupt the App Experience with New "SODA" Platform

New StartApp SODA Platform: Gain User Insights + Monetize!

StartApp partners with 230,000+ apps to help build creative, data-driven advertising that keeps users immersed in the ad without disrupting the app... read more »
Roberto Sanchez
By: Roberto Sanchez
3/14/2016
The Bootstrapped Story Behind InMotion Hosting &mdash; Featuring their Hands-On Leadership &amp; Proactive Support

The Bootstrapped Story Behind InMotion Hosting

The InMotion Hosting team anticipates customer needs and leverages their vast knowledge base to create the most performant technologies, backed by the most... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
3/9/2016
CEO Discusses TemplateMonster's History: How They Design Templates with End-Users &amp; Developers In Mind as the Web Evolves

How TemplateMonster Evolves with the Industry

Web design “templates” are an inexpensive site-building shortcut — one that’s become immensely popular among seasoned developers and non-coders alike.... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
3/4/2016
How Linode Changed the Cloud Landscape for Developers &mdash; The Backstory, The Technology, &amp; The Impact of the Linode Culture

Linode: The Backstory, The Tech, & The Impact

In 2003, Linode entered the cloud hosting scene with an idea that would dramatically shift the scope of cloud hosting for developers. Led by Christopher S.... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
3/1/2016
The Competitive Edge of WhatRunsWhere<span class="registered">®</span> &mdash; CEO Max Teitelbaum Explains How to Analyze Your Competition's Display Advertising

WhatRunsWhere®: Why Competitive Analysis is Great for Site Owners

Competitive analysis, or judging what’s working for other companies in relation to your own, is necessary in marketing a business or driving traffic to a... read more »
Toby Sembower
By: Toby Sembower
2/16/2016
ISPsystem &#038; ISPmanager: Why the Web Panel Holding 70% of the Russian Market Should Make a Similar Impact in the US

ISPsystem: Introducing ISPmanager to the US

ISPsystem is well known in Russia and Eastern Europe for providing hosting automation solutions — dominating over 70 percent of the market with their hosting... read more »
PJ Fancher
By: PJ Fancher
1/13/2016
Sean Garrity