Web Hosting – Chicago, Illinois – Steadfast.net, a dedicated server & colocation provider, today announced the addition of Tata Communications to its network. The addition provides a high-performance, fully redundant network which utilizes routing and switching products from Brocade, Cisco Systems, and Juniper Networks.
A representative for Steadfast said, “We added Tata Communications to our network because of the company’s strong connectivity to India as well as other developing countries and markets. The company has a solid management team that continues to expand their presence into many markets most of which are under-served by other carriers.” Steadfast now enjoys a better overall global connectivity so it’s able to server a broader customer base.
“We have been very pleased with our experience working with Steadfast and with the quality of the products and services we have received. Our account manager has been extremely responsive with any requests we have had and is instrumental in getting new IP allocations. We have some very specific needs that are imperative to our business and Steadfast has been able to meet all of these. Their flexibility they provide us and the way they manage their IP space from a spam reporting standpoint is unmatched.” – Joe Scharf VP Support Operations at SendGrid
Tata Communications is a Tier 1 global carrier and it is one of the top 8 global IP networks in the world. The addition allows Steadfast to connect to 6 of the 8 largest IP networks in the world and increases the company’s network capacity to 113 Gbit/sec. When that’s combined with Steadfast’s InterNAP FCP and it’s hundreds of direct peering relationships, it instantly gives the company one of the highest performing networks in the industry.
Steadfast already enjoys a 100% network uptime SLA and company executives believe it’ll be hard for anyone to find a better quality network product anywhere. The company’s representative said, “This capacity allows us to serve the needs of even the largest demands for capacity and scalability, while assuring we do not see any of the negative effects of network congestion, even during large traffic spikes.”
The company has been in a steady growth pattern for the past 15 years and its powerful cloud hosting platform hasn’t gone unnoticed. In fact, in October of 2012 Steadfast.net was chosen by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s College of Business and Economics to host its online video streaming. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is the largest business school in the state. The school’s faculty has been making video recordings of lectures since its online MBA program’s inception in 1999 and it now boasts more than 5,000 videos all of which are hosted by Steadfast. Read the rest of this entry »
Web Hosting - Orlando, Florida - Atlantic.Net (http://www.atlantic.net/), a privately held leading hosting solutions provider, today announced a steep price reduction of up to 50% off on all Windows and Linux Cloud Server hosting plans. Both new and existing customers of Atlantic.Net can take advantage of this reduced pricing on all new Cloud Server deployments.
Backed by SSD accelerated redundant storage housed on separate disk arrays, Atlantic.Net Cloud Servers offer much faster build times and performance than traditional cloud servers. Coupled with Mellanox’s Infiniband technology, Atlantic.Net Cloud Servers are an effective cloud solution for organizations looking to increase efficiency and in turn, reduce their overall IT costs.
“Not only have we reduced our Cloud Server pricing by up to 50%, we are continuing to offer per-second billing, which is extremely beneficial for organizations with large server deployments.” said Josh Simon, Director of Data Center Services for Atlantic.Net. “The efficiencies gained by the recent expansion of our infrastructure has allowed us to pass along huge savings to our customers, while maintaining our high quality of service.”
In addition to the new reduced pricing, Atlantic.Net’s Cloud offers many innovative features such as API Access, 24/7/365 support, free DNS management, additional IP addresses, cPanel & WHM, and much more!
Clients can provision Cloud Servers online within seconds. To get started, please visithttp://www.atlantic.net/cloud-hosting/cloud-servers.html. Read the rest of this entry »
Web Hosting - Singapore – Some of today’s hottest tech companies looking to expand their reach globally are relying on SoftLayer’s cloud infrastructure to break into new markets. Companies such as Distil Networks, Tiket.com, Simpli.fi, 6waves, and Beijing Elex are leveraging SoftLayer’s Asian footprint to build out their customer base in the Asia-Pacific region.
These companies run the gamut from next generation e-commerce to interactive marketers and game developers who require high performance cloud infrastructure to build and scale the next leading application or game. SoftLayer’s Singapore data center provides them with exceptional speed and performance through SoftLayer’s network, enabling customers to deliver their application or game to users across the region with extremely low latency.
SoftLayer established its Asian presence in September 2011, opening a data center in Singapore and concurrently extending its private network across the continent with network points-of-presence (PoPs) in Singapore, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. The private network provides customers with high-capacity connections across SoftLayer’s global footprint.
For Tiket.com, an online booking agency for hotels, movies, concerts, and movies, SoftLayer’s infrastructure enabled the company to sell out tickets within two minutes for Japanese rock band L’arc~en~Ciel, who were touring in the region. The portal continues to scale and gain momentum as more users turn to Tiket for booking their entertainment.
“After enabling SoftLayer technology we thought our first sale was big, but then we sold 5,000 Big Bang concert tickets in 15 minutes, with 15,000 concurrent users at one time,” said Natali Ardianto, Tiket.com’s CTO. “There were only two online ticketing platforms selling the tickets, and our competitor’s servers died for four hours.”
US-based Simpli.fi has developed a powerful, real-time marketing platform that offers highly targeted digital advertising. Through bidding, reporting, and optimization using unstructured data instead of pre-packaged audience segments, Simpli.fi delivers improved campaign performance, deeper insights and complete transparency.
“Our partnership with SoftLayer is two-fold,” says Frost Prioleau, CEO of Simpli.fi. “First we gained closer access to one of our fastest growing customer segments in Asia through Singapore. Second, it gives us a high-performance and scalable cloud platform that can easily meet the stringent requirements of a global real-time bidding environment without any glitches or downtime.”
Further demonstrating SoftLayer’s commitment to the Asia-Pacific region, SoftLayer recently appointed industry veteran Daryl Webb as the new general manager for the company’s Asian operations, based in Singapore. With more than 10 years’ experience in the hosting industry in the region and 25 years in the ICT sector, Daryl has joined the team to drive the expansion of SoftLayer’s presence in Asia and to provide strategic support for clients in the market.
“SoftLayer is committed to building our customers’ businesses,” says Webb. “We are seeing huge growth in both cloud-native companies and new cloud adopters in the Asian markets. These customers are taking advantage of our fully automated provisioning and our on demand model. SoftLayer enables their business growth with high performance scalable solutions that match their business requirements.” Read the rest of this entry »
Web Hosting – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – ServerGenie, a managed hosting provider, today announced the company is now offering fully managed WordPress hosting that’s insanely fast and infinitely scalable. Plans start at only $20 per month and include free migration from a client’s old hosting provider regardless of the number of blogs and domains to be moved.
ServerGenie’s entire customer support staff are WordPress and cPanel experts who are able to instantly assist a client with any hosting issues twenty-four hours a day. The company’s fully managed WordPress hosting accounts are hand-tuned to deliver the fastest WordPress experience available. A representative for ServerGenie said, “Our cloud servers also give us the capability to scale your sites with zero downtime in case of heavy usage or during the holidays when Internet shoppers are at their peak.”
“ServerGenie lets me scale my websites as my traffic needs change frequently. When I needed to scale up to handle a large influx of traffic from a big affiliate, I was prepared and ready to go. There’s even a cool little scroll bar where I can choose the resources I need on the fly”. – Rick Kaselj, ExercisesForInjuries.com
In today’s technologically advanced world website load speed matters a great deal. In fact, Google recently reported that slower sites lose about 20% of their traffic for each additional 100 milliseconds it takes a page to load into an Internet browser. Google changed its algorithm several times last year. One of those changes incorporates a website’s page-load time into its rankings so that only the fastest sites are displayed on the search engine results pages.
The company’s free migration assistance includes moving a client’s website, email, and all configurations from their previous web host. The company’s representative said, “We’re so confident that we provide the best fully managed WordPress hosting services that we give each new client 30 days to test it, and if they don’t like it, we will move them back to their old host or a provider of their choice for free.”
Small business owners who are experiencing hosting issues with their current provider are encouraged to visit ServerGenie’s website to read more about the company’s fully managed WordPress hosting options. There is always a customer service rep available to answer questions via a live chat, email or on the phone. Read the rest of this entry »
Web Hosting - Dallas, Texas – Softlayer.com, a dedicated servers provider, today announced the company recently won the Enterprise Hosting Editor’s Choice Award. The award was issued by FindMyHost.com which is an extremely popular hosting industry news magazine that tests and rates web hosts in a variety of categories.
Mr. Richard Guzzo, a long-time industry professional and a vice president at FindMyHost.com said, “Only the best of the best are awarded the Editors’ Choice Award. Softlayer excels in all the categories that are important to consumers who are looking for a reliable and affordable hosting provider.”
“Softlayer.com gives us the best of both worlds. They have a great facility and excellent customer service. We decided to take a chance with Softlayer because of their reasonable prices and we haven’t had any regrets. I have personally recommended them to a handful of my clients and they are all very satisfied with the company.” – J. Townsend
Softlayer won the Enterprise Hosting Editor’s Choice Award based on several factors. The company consistently offers more RAM, more bandwidth, more hard drive capacity and its customer service department is available twenty-four hours a day. Mr. Guzzo said, “No other cloud infrastructure provider offers more standard options with incredible flexibility.” The company provides the following new features and upgrades:
5 TB public outbound bandwidth
100 Mbps network uplinks
More starting RAM in most servers
More starting storage in most servers
Reduced RAM upgrade pricing
More bandwidth in upgrade packages
SoftLayer was founded in 2005 and it is currently the largest privately owned web hosting provider in the world. The company maintains world-class data centers in Dallas and Houston, Texas; Seattle, Washington; Singapore; Amsterdam and Washington D.C., with network Points of Presence throughout the United States.
The company’s infrastructure powers online games for more than 100 million players. In the last two quarters, more than 60 new gaming companies have moved to SoftLayer’s global platform. Most of the migrations occurred because of problems with cost, latency, availability and lack of performance. Read the rest of this entry »
Web Hosting - Dallas, Texas – Zee-Way.com, a secure web hosting provider, today announced the launch of a secure and redundant data center that’s located in the United States. The facility is situated inside the old Dallas Federal Reserve Bank building which is extremely secure inside and out.
The secure and redundant data center comes with 10 diesel generators, 12 UPS systems and an 80,000 reserve water tank that’s ready to handle any emergency in real-time. A representative for Zee-Way said, “Our data center is built in such a way that it’s ready to take anything that’s thrown at it and keep working perfectly without any interruptions.”
“I highly recommend Zee-Way hosting plans. I’ve been a customer for several years and I can’t say anything bad about the company or its customer service department. They are really responsive and always willing to help. I left my old provider because they wouldn’t answer my emails, but I haven’t experienced that with Zee-Way.” P. Johnson
The company’s network is in a fully meshed redundant setup that includes two border routers, two cores and redundant links to each switch. As if that isn’t enough, there’s also an automatic failover between fiber pairs connecting all the switches. The data center is impervious to any dangers which is a plus for companies that need a secure data center because of business reasons.
Fiber carriers include Internap, Telia, Savvis and AboveNet. Zee-Way’s network is optimized by Internap Flow Control devices which are designed to monitor all web traffic entering the network. The flow control devices are able to reroute web traffic automatically and instantaneously once it realizes an issue is occurring over the Internet.
A representative for Zee-Way said, “Our flow control devices allow us to ensure our clients that they will have the best connection for their website at all times regardless of what’s happening on the Internet.” It’s that sort of dedication that has helped Zee-Way win several awards throughout the years.
The company offers ecommerce hosting, WordPress hosting and forum hosting packages as well as dedicated and virtual private servers. And each hosting client receives free daily, weekly and monthly backups all of which include RAID redundancy as an extra layer of data security. Read the rest of this entry »
Web Hosting - West Chester, Pennsylvania – KnownHost, a managed dedicated servers provider, today announced the company is now offering fully managed cPanel dedicated servers. Each server is custom built, secured, optimized and include premium bandwidth such as Intermap and Level 3. Customers receive managed support 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
All of the company’s fully managed cPanel dedicated servers are Linux based and expertly bundled with cPanel which is the panel of choice for most Internet marketing professionals. CPanel provides a graphical user interface and automation tools which were developed to save webmasters countless hours of basic and advanced administrative tasks. It’s the perfect solution for those that host multiple websites on the same server.
A representative for KnownHost said, “We decided to go with cPanel for several reasons, but mainly because it offers features for resellers, administrators and end-users.” A website that’s controlled via a cPanel environment can be managed from any Internet connected computer in the world. In addition, cPanel provides command line access and it allows a webmaster to work with third party software providers almost seamlessly.
“I have been using KnownHost for a few years and they’ve helped me every time I ran into an issue I couldn’t fix myself. Their customer support team is incredibly responsive and all of my emails are answered quickly and politely. I highly recommend KnownHost to new webmasters because you’re going to need support at some point and they will be there for you!” – Peter McIntosh
KnownHost is well known in the hosting industry for providing superior customer support and service reliability. In fact, it was one of the first companies to offer an uptime guarantee as a way out for customers. A technician at KnownHost said, “We harden and secure each server before we deploy it to our customers. And we make sure that a firewall is up and running and that the rDNS has been setup before the client even sees the sever.” Each server comes with MySQL, FTP, SSH and the ports are secured or closed to provide a fast and secure environment. Read the rest of this entry »
Web Hosting - Pasadena, California – WinHost, an ASP.NET hosting services provider, today announced the company is now offering 2 months free on its Windows hosting plans. The company’s basic ASP.NET hosting plans are suitable for most websites, and at only $4.95 a month, it is the most inexpensive Windows hosting plan available today.
The 2 months free Windows hosting basic package includes 2000 megabytes of disk space, 50 gigabytes of monthly bandwidth, 1 MS SQL database and 1 MySQL database. Webmasters can host unlimited domains and request quarterly or annual billing which is a plus for web developers. The following is included in every Windows hosting plan:
Windows Server Hosting
IIS8 Hosting / IIS 7 Hosting
Remote IIS Management, Web Deploy
FTP / FTP over SSL
URL Rewrite Module 2
SmarterStats / Raw Logs
SmarterMail / Webmail
Isolated Application Pool
Full Trust Allowed
Web Services Supported
Web-Based ASP.NET Control Panel
Microsoft Access Database Hosting
A representative for WinHost said, “Our basic package comes with no setup fees and a thirty day money back guarantee so people can set up a website with virtually no risk on their part.” To qualify for the two free months of service a customer must sign up for annual billing.
“hey, just wanted to say that your hosting service is the most automated, self-service friendly i’ve ever seen. you guys respond quickly and there seems to be a nicely built tool for any website admin function.” – John A.
WinHost’s low prices and innovative products have helped the business receive numerous awards throughout the years. In 2011 the company won the ‘Top 25 Most Popular Host’ award from WebHostDirectory six months in a row and it is listed on the ‘Guaranteed Host Spotlight’ page on the FindMyHost.com website.
FindMyHost.com is an extremely popular industry review magazine that features the best hosting providers in the world. Mr. Richard Guzzo, a vice president at FindMyHost said, “We’re very familiar with WinHost because we’ve tested the company’s customer support response times and they passed with flying colors.” Read the rest of this entry »
Web Hosting - Matawan, New Jersey – Constant Hosting, a dedicated server provider, today announced the company’s custom hosting solutions now include twenty-four hour hardware replacement to ensure each customer’s website is up and running at all times. The company maintains a very large inventory of standby replacement parts so it’s able to instantly replace any components that are not performing well.
The company’s custom hosting solutions and twenty-four hour customer support are perfect for ecommerce website owners that have to be able to change any part of their website at a moment’s notice. A representative for Constant Hosting said, “We’ve been doing this so long we know what our customers need before they ask for it. We strive to be proactive in everything we do which is why we have one of the highest customer retention rates in the industry.”
“We stay with Constant Hosting because they give us the best of both worlds. They have a great facility and their customer service department will bend over backwards to help us every time we have an issue that needs immediate attention. I always recommend Constant to my friends and on online marketing forums.” – Rachel Woodard
Constant Hosting offers virtual private servers, cloud hosting, colocation and network solutions, and enterprise level services which include custom server packages. The company’s hardware is sourced only from Dell and Supermicro both of which offer top-of-the-line equipment that’s reliable, stable and easily customizable. Individual sever components are selected based on strict reliability and performance metrics that must reach a certain threshold.
The company’s innovation and superior products have helped the business win several awards throughout the years. In fact, Constant’s customer service department played a major role in securing insertion into FindMyHost.com’s “Guaranteed Host Spotlight Page.” FindMyHost.com is an industry review magazine that boasts a large readership.
Webmasters and small business owners looking for custom hosting solutions are encouraged to visit Constant’s website today to take advantage of the company’s special offers. Constant’s virtual private severs start at only $19 a month and dedicated servers are offered at $149.99. Read the rest of this entry »
Web Hosting - Stockholm, Sweden – AltusHost.com, a virtual private servers provider, today announced customers can choose from Linux or Windows VPS accounts to host their website. Pricing for the company’s Windows virtual private servers begins at only $29.95 for 515 megabytes of memory, a 20 gigabyte hard drive and 500 gigabytes of monthly bandwidth.
A representative for AltusHost said, “We allow our customers to choose from Linux or Windows virtual private servers simply because of preference. Some webmasters enjoy working with Windows while others prefer Linux.” Both options provide a number of benefits, and with the company’s low prices new webmasters can learn the ins and outs of web hosting on both platforms.
“I switched to AltusHost.com because I couldn’t get my other web host to answer my emails. I figured if they’re too busy to help me or even answer my emails then they don’t need my business. I’m glad I made the switch. The transition has been a good one. The staff has been helpful with the questions I’ve had and they helped me adjust my scripts to match the new server’s settings.” – Gary Newsome, Denver
One of the major benefits of virtual private hosting is stability. Unlike shared hosting, web traffic and the activities of other customers on the same network will not adversely affect one another. A VPS account also comes with its own allotment of resources so a customer’s website loads a lot faster and there’s virtually no down time.
AltusHost’s virtual private servers offer dedicated resources which include more disk space, RAM and a central processing unit. Customers have the freedom to choose an operating system they are comfortable working with and they can install any kind of software to run their business. Webmasters have root access which provides complete control over the VPS and everything can be administered via an online control panel.
In addition, all the company’s virtual private servers are fully managed which is a plus for business owners that want a hands-off approach to managing their websites. AltusHost’s technical support team provides free setup and twenty-four hour tech support via a live chat function or email. Read the rest of this entry »