State of Site5: 2013

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Happy Holidays! I don’t know about you, but 2013 seemed to fly by. It’s time to review the last twelve months!

Recapping some 2013 advancements:

  • European cloud hosting was launched in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Unmanaged VPS was launched in six locations: Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington DC, Amsterdam, and Singapore
  • We started offering the goMobi mobile website builder and .mobi domain registrations
  • We started offering SSL certificates
  • Our Malware scanning/protection service was launched
  • PHP received a facelift on our servers 🙂  PHP 5.4 was added, PHP 5.3 replaced 5.2 as the default handler, and PHP is now served via FastCGI

We added shared, reseller, and VPS hosting in three locations:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Bucharest, Romania
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil

We also made some pretty significant changes to customer service:

  • We began routing tickets automatically to staff
  • We added real-time “happy” or “sad” instant feedback to tickets
  • We introduced the ability to submit feature ideas via this blog

Our design team released four free premium WordPress themes:

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Lastly, we’re proud to have grown our staff 25% from last year. We’re up to 114 team members!

While certainly not everything we’ve worked on this year, it’s definitely a nice overview.

We hope everyone has a great and safe holiday season! Here’s to an even better 2014. 🙂

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Hostgator vs 000webhost

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Who says that Hostgator suck? Which is one of the best hosting services out there? Our Hostgator review may shock you. Discover which is the better web hosting.

The Prices and Features

The most obvious thing to do first is to compare the prices and features at Hostgator and 000webhost. The cheaper option for hosting a simple WordPress blog or e-commerce shopping cart is clearly 000webhost. If you just need to host one website on one domain, require a reasonable amount of diskspace and visits-per-day, and want a few email accounts, then 000webhost which costs $ 0.00 per month is easily your better hosting. If you need to host unlimited domains and require high traffic allowance, then you need to look further into each web hosting features and the TOS.

Do take note that the above conclusion is only true if we compared the prices for one year advanced payment. Do not be fooled by the unbelievably low prices advertised by the hosting providers or by other dishonest web hosting review sites. Some low prices shown on these websites are for payment periods that are longer than 1 year. If you ask us, we found that companies go bust, got bought over, or simply did not perform well as expected. Why risk your hard-earned money because money paid to these hosting providers will not be easy to get back – trust us. Based on our research, yearly hosting payment is the optimal length.

Comparing Their Support

Secondly, we want to look at customer satisfactions at Hostgator or 000webhost. We would like to report that there are more dissatisfied customers at 000webhost than at Hostgator. Our research team came to this conclusion by searching for customer comments on the Internet. We studied terms such as “Hostgator down”, “000webhost sux”, “Hostgator terrible”, “hate 000webhost”, and other so called “bad” reviews. To be give the complete picture, our team also spent hours on the Internet analyzing keywords such as “Hostgator great”, “000webhost good”, “Hostgator best”, “liked 000webhost” and related “good” terms.

Our research found that, more than 89.8% of customers loves Hostgator. In comparison, we were not impressed with 000webhost. In addition, another Hostgator review was also impressed with the customer satisfaction record of Hostgator.

Popularity

Just for the fun of it, we also considered the popularity of Hostgator and 000webhost. We have gathered and analyzed some vital statistics about both web hosting companies. Based on our analysis, we found that the current more popular web hosting is Hostgator. The graph by Alexa below analyzes the global Internet users who visit www.hostgator.com vs www.000webhost.com for web hosting, domain registration and other hosting related activities.

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Overall Scores

Lastly, we summed up the above scores and came out with the conclusion about Hostgator vs 000webhost. The marks from the above steps were weighted accordingly where the people feedbacks and comments were given more importance. We are proud to say that Hostgator is our recommended web host company. Here is the summary of our hosting comparison.

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Reliability

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Features

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Features

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In-house IT Training Mistakes

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At some point in your life you may need to deliver training. This could be part of your daily job in a corporate IT department or you may build a side career as a Certified Trainer like me. It is also hard to keep people in the training, both physically – they may not show up – and mentally – they may be engaged in astral projection. Do not make it even harder by avoiding these mistakes.

First, do not try to make a “confection” training to ease your job, instead try to go on with a “boutique” training. Your users will have different levels of knowledge and you will need to arrange your training accordingly. You cannot deliver the same Microsoft Excel training to the employees in the financial department and the employees in the human resources department. Employees in the financial department will be using a lot of Excel in their daily tasks and most probably mastered it because it is one of their core applications in their daily jobs. On the other hand the HR employees will go so far about goal seeking or working with multiple workbooks, because their core HR application is different. By knowing your audience, you will be able to keep the sessions running smoothly, rather than jumping back and forth with the concepts that some people know and some do not.

To warm up people, most trainers fall into the company-talk trap to warm up the people. Company-talk is about speaking too much, in some cases giving too much personal opinions about the company. This can be about the company the trainer is an employee of or a totally different company, such as Microsoft in my case. People are in the same room with you because they want to learn certain skills to keep themselves productive. Instead of speaking about the company, I advise the trainers to talk about how people can benefit: if it is an application training, show them how the application will help them in their day to day tasks, if it is a security training, tell them about the recent user data breaches that big companies such as  Adobe, LinkedIn, Target, Snapchat faced.

Some people in the training room will be thinking that they know everything and there is nothing for them to learn. As trainers, we cannot deny the fact that some users are more knowledgeable than the others. But we have to tell them explicitly that they are also vulnerable too. To draw their attention, I advise to give real life examples of creative attacks which target the human element rather than systems. This can be dropping USB drives in the company, phishing scams and the like. If you can get company approval and perform an in-house security test and include in your training, this will be even better.

It is also very important to choose the right trainer for the in-house training. It is no secret that IT people are not as good as sales or HR people in communication. In IT training, you need to have a trainer that is a good communicator, has a deep technical knowledge and can convey this information. When conveying this information, he should not forget that the people in the room are end users, in an engaging manner. If you are delivering security training and you speak about proxy servers, IP addresses, ports and firewalls, then be sure that you lost the classroom. I have seen a Microsoft Outlook trainer who was talking about e-mail domains, relay addresses and MX records when the audience did not know how to use the calendar to invite people to meetings.

When preparing your IT staff for the in-house training, select a few people who are willing to give training and monitor their performance as trainers. You may find that some of them become better than the out-of-company trainers. You may also ask sales and HR people, who are used to prepare presentation materials and who are used to speak in front of people, to assist your IT staff in preparing for the training.

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CloudFlare is here!

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We’re excited to announce that CloudFlare integration is now rolling out across all our managed servers! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have heard about the waves that CloudFlare  are making. They’re the cloud CDN (Content Distribution Network) and security service that’s protecting hundreds of thousands of websites of all sizes from attacks and providing global increases in speed and security. CloudFlare works by providing a worldwide network of servers that visitors to your site connect to, which complement our own global network of locations to ensure that your site is always performing its best.

The CloudFlare servers cache website content, so that static content (eg most images, JavaScript, CSS) is served immediately. At the same time as serving the static content to your users, they communicate with the hosting server to fetch dynamic content. The net result is that your page loads much faster for end users. They also provide an additional layer of security from a wide range of threats, so that malicious traffic never even gets as far as the hosting server.

We’re currently rolling out integration between our SiteAdmin and reseller servers (including managed VPS) and CloudFlare. This integration means that enabling CloudFlare on your website requires just a couple of clicks, without leaving your control panel or messing around with changing nameservers or DNS. Just log into cPanel or SiteAdmin and look for the CloudFlare icon – the instructions will guide you through the process. If the icon’s not there yet, don’t worry – we’ll get to your server soon.

For a full walkthrough of the setup, check out our Knowledge Base article on how to set up CloudFlare. And, if you require any assistance, just call, email or raise a ticket and we’ll be happy to help.

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Hosting Services- Why We Should Hire It?

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Rackspace Brings Performance Cloud Servers to Hong Kong

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Rackspace has launched its redesigned public cloud with Performance Cloud Servers in Hong Kong to meet hybrid cloud demand in the Asia-Pacific region, the company announced this week. The offering will serve markets including Hong Kong, Singapore, India, and China.


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