It was back to business this week, the first week of the new year, and the first week following a holiday break for many in the hosting business. The week saw a range of news, including a kickstarter effort to fund a new open-source hosting control panel, the news that a supermodel will appear in this year’s Go Daddy Super Bowl ad and another chapter in the Megaupload saga.
January 4, 2013 — Megaupload has submitted a filing to the US District Court on Wednesday that claims the US government misled the court when it used planted evidence to get search warrants.
December 31, 2012 — A project to develop a free, open source hosting control panel is seeking $10,000 in funding via a Kickstarter project launched on Friday, December 28, looking to the hosting providers who might use the completed software to help back its creation in one of a few instances of crowd-funding efforts to emerge from the hosting business in the last year.
December 31, 2012 — Web hosting provider SupraNet Communications announced last week it completed the acquisition of Mad City Broadband. The press release did not disclose the financial terms of the acquisition.
December 31, 2012 — The Canadian Internet Registration Authority announced on Monday that it will introduce support for the full range of French characters with .CA domain names.
December 31, 2012 — Web hosting provider Milesweb announced on Monday that it has launched an India dedicated server hosting package. According to Milesweb, the Dell PowerEdge dedicated server with Intel Xeon will meet the needs of users who have outgrown the VPS solution and want to upgrade to a dedicated server at an affordable price.
January 4, 2013 — Web hosting giant Go Daddy announced on Friday that supermodel Bar Refaeli will appear in one of the two 30-second Go Daddy Super Bowl ads on Sunday, February 3, presumably continuing the company’s tradition of racy advertising during the big game with an ad Go Daddy has reportedly titled “perfect match.”
This Week in Web Hosting Features
January 3, 2012 — A look at the SSAE 16, SOC 2 and SOC 3 data center audit standards, and how they are employed by data center operators to monitor internal processes, ensure security, and present information to customers.
December 31, 2012 — The past few weeks have seen an emergence of reports that list their cloud predictions for 2013. Though there are many overlapping and similar predictions among these reports, there were a handful of insights that stood out among the pack.
This Week in the WHIR Blogs
January 1, 2012 — As 2012 officially draws to a close, we look back at our web hosting webinars, a great collection of educational content, from the fourth quarter of 2012.
December 32, 2012 — I’ve been looking for a mainstream hosting acquisition to break down and have some fun with, and thanks to the Peer 1 acquisition last week by Cogeco Cable, we can do just that.