This week’s most popular web hosting news included an outage, a couple of new products, a Super Bowl ad and a security report. The week included a couple of big features, and blog posts.
Most Popular Web Hosting News for the Week of January 28 – February 2, 2013
January 31, 2013 — Domain registrar Namecheap announced on Wednesday it has launched an SSL reseller program that automates the purchase of SSL certificates.
January 28, 2013 — Several web hosting providers have reported issues with the PayPal IPN system Monday morning on a thread on Web Hosting Talk. PayPal confirmed that the issue began on Sunday, and continued to work towards a fix as of Monday at 12 pm ET.
January 29, 2013 — Hosting provider DreamHost announced on Tuesday that its DreamObjects object storage cloud is now generally available, emphasizing the fact that the service is priced cheaper than the base-level per-gig cost for Amazon’s market-leading S3 cloud storage service, at 7 cents per gig.
February 1, 2013 — Web host Go Daddy released its second Super Bowl ad on Friday, just two days before it is shown in the first quarter of the big game on Sunday. The 30-second Go Daddy Super Bowl ad, “Perfect Match”, features a solid 20-seconds of supermodel Bar Refaeli and actor Jesse Heiman making out.
January 29, 2013 — Content delivery network provider Akamai Technologies released its State of the Internet report on Wednesday, and found that most attack traffic in Q3 2012 originated from China, the US and Russia.
This Week in Web Hosting Features
February 1, 2013 — Cloud orchestration software firm RightScale shared its predictions for the cloud in 2013 with the WHIR recently, including some ideas about the role to be played by hosts and managed service providers.
January 29, 2013 — Around half a million people signed up for cloud storage and file sharing site Mega within the first 14 hours of it being live early last week. These numbers make it clear that users are willing to embrace the successor of the controversial Megaupload service, which was taken down by US authorities last year.
This Week on the WHIR Blogs
January 30, 2013 — Customer service is happening everywhere. Customers expect companies to serve them whenever and wherever they are… on any device they use, via any channel. Therefore customer support organizations are now becoming hubs for interactions – it’s all about the agility to effectively handle and analyze a vast range of customer contacts.