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Komoka, ON – HTTP/2 is the evolution of the HTTP protocol, which is the protocol used to the majority of web traffic. WordPress, Drupal, and most other website platforms all use this ubiquitous protocol, typically HTTP/1.1, to deliver all the terrific web goodness we have come to expect.

However, with the rise of more powerful websites and web applications, along with the need for better security, HTTP/1.1 began to show its age. Thankfully HTTP/2 has arrived in order to solve both performance and security concerns, allowing us all to enjoy the best parts of the web more thoroughly.


“We really care about delivering greater value to our customers as often as we can, and we’re glad to be in a position where we can begin to unleash HTTP/2’s capabilities to our customers so soon,” says Derek Silva, owner of CleverHost. “We’re still getting up to speed on all its capabilities, but our initial testing showed faster load speeds for secure websites, so that’s a great start.”

CleverHost’s entire server fleet already has HTTP/2 enabled and deployed, and any websites with SSL certificates installed are benefiting from this. As we move forward, we’ll continue to tweak HTTP/2’s options and get even more performance out of this new protocol.

About CleverHost
CleverHost was founded on the idea that web hosting should be available to everyone, for almost anything they can dream up, at a very affordable cost. By providing customers with an award-winning control panel, a terrific account management system, and almost every tool imaginable, they strive to provide each customer with a web hosting experience they can rave about.

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TEMPE, AZ – Leading Web hosting provider Bluehost, an Endurance International Group company and top-rated web host by WordPress.org, has introduced a new user experience that greatly simplifies the process of publishing a WordPress-powered website. Designed for novice WordPress users, with all the features an expert needs, the new Bluehost platform provides intuitive steps that help small businesses get online fast.

“WordPress is the most popular online publishing platform but it can be a complex software for time-starved small business owners and entrepreneurs to master,” said Suhaib Zaheer, senior vice president and general manager, hosting brands at Endurance International Group. “Our customers and the WordPress community have asked for a solution that enables them to quickly and easily build and manage a WordPress site so they can spend more time doing what they do best: running their business. Our new technology does just that.”


The new interface guides customers through the entire journey of managing a website, including the initial registration process, building and publishing their site, and ongoing website management. All aspects of their Bluehost account, including websites, domains, and email, can be easily managed via a redesigned, easy-to-navigate control panel. As business grows and website needs evolve, advanced tools are available to amplify their web presence. For example, the new Bluehost platform boasts an integrated Marketplace, a one-stop shop to select WordPress themes, plugins, add-ons and services and support, so customers can continuously build, brand, and expand their online properties.

In addition, to ensure that customers are able to successfully implement these features and easily manage their websites, Bluehost offers access to a dedicated team of WordPress experts 24/7, as well as WP Live, a concierge-style support service package.

“We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback about these upgrades and are already seeing our customers publish more content using the new platform,” added Zaheer. “This reinforces our belief that the new Bluehost experience provides a fast and easy solution to building a WordPress site, enabling our customers to grow their digital presence and share their ideas with the world.”

For more information on the new Bluehost experience or to create a WordPress site please visit www.bluehost.com/blog/news.

About Bluehost
Bluehost, an Endurance International Group company, is a leading provider of cloud-based solutions, including web hosting services, eCommerce tools, marketing applications, and more. Built on open source technology, Bluehost designs and operates its own servers, develops innovative new internet technologies, and actively supports and participates in the open source community. For more information, visit www.bluehost.com.

About Endurance International Group
Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGI) (em)Powers millions of small businesses worldwide with products and technology to vitalize their online web presence, email marketing, mobile business solutions, and more. The Endurance family of brands includes: Constant Contact, Bluehost, HostGator, iPage, Domain.com, BigRock, SiteBuilder and SinglePlatform, among others. Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Endurance employs approximately 4,000 people across the United States, Brazil, India and the Netherlands. For more information, visit: www.endurance.com.

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LONDON – OnApp has launched a new version of its OnApp Enterprise private cloud management solution that adds automated workflow management for enterprise IT departments. Available now in OnApp Enterprise v5.5, a new transaction approval and notification system allows enterprises to require management approval for a range of actions in their OnApp private clouds, helping them improve cloud governance, control costs and manage user access to IT resources.

With the new version of OnApp Enterprise, companies can configure any number of user roles to require approval for actions impacting cost, resource availability and application availability – for example, creating or deleting virtual servers, or adding resources to a virtual server. The new functionality builds on OnApp’s extensive Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) engine, catalog management and self-service UI to enable enterprises to deliver a highly-automated public cloud experience across one or more datacenters, safely within constraints set by IT and business management.


Also in OnApp Enterprise v5.5, OnApp has launched a new Service Insertion Framework, which enables enterprises to integrate third-party portals (such as helpdesks, finance systems and other SaaS products) directly into the OnApp cloud management UI. This further extends OnApp’s unified, ‘single pane of glass’ approach to cloud infrastructure management. It enables users to access multiple services through one control panel, via a single sign-on, while enabling companies to continue using third-party products they’ve already invested in, as a seamless part of their private cloud environment.

“OnApp Enterprise delivers turnkey private/hybrid cloud functionality with a ‘single pane of glass’ management interface that puts companies firmly in control of their IT resources and workflows,” said Narendar Shankar, President of OnApp Enterprise. “With OnApp Enterprise 5.5, companies can now control and report on access and costs, per user or per department, across multiple virtualization types and multiple cloud locations – as part of a seamless cloud orchestration, provisioning and management environment.”

OnApp Enterprise is a new range of solutions designed to transform price, performance and usability in the enterprise private cloud/hybrid cloud market. The first OnApp Enterprise solution combines OnApp’s comprehensive cloud management software stack with Intel® Data Center Blocks hardware to create turnkey private and hybrid clouds for SMEs and enterprises, delivered as a ready-to-run HCI (Hyper-Converged Infrastructure) appliance. Building on OnApp’s seven years of leadership in public cloud management platforms, OnApp Enterprise is an end-to-end solution that deploys in less than a day and is available at as little as a third of the cost of competing products.

OnApp Enterprise cloud appliances are available now from Intel® Technology Providers, including Iron Systems in the US, New Era Informatique Pvt Ltd in India, MultiTech in Argentina and Uruguay, Colsof in Colombia, Rectron in South Africa, and Hammer in Europe. More information is available at https://onapp.com/intel.

About OnApp
OnApp is a complete cloud management software platform for service providers and enterprises. The OnApp cloud platform enables hosts, telcos and other service providers to sell the complete range of Infrastructure-as-a-Service products, on multiple virtualization platforms, and add more scale and geographic reach on demand using the OnApp Federation – a global network of cloud and CDN infrastructure. For enterprises, OnApp provides a turnkey solution for private and hybrid cloud, enabling IT departments to automate infrastructure management, reduce support costs, and simplify provisioning of IT resources to departments and users.

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Gloucester, UK – Fasthosts Internet Ltd, a leading web and cloud hosting provider, has announced the addition of Managed Stacks and Applications to its virtualised technology portfolio.

Following last year’s successful launch of CloudNX servers, leading web hosting provider Fasthosts has built on this next-generation cloud platform to introduce an all-new range of virtualised services. Customers now have even more options when it comes to enterprise-level cloud computing, with servers, stacks and apps that can be dynamically deployed, flexed and scaled.


CloudNX services now include Root Servers, Managed Stacks, and Applications

So what are Root Servers, Managed Stacks and Applications? Root Servers are powerful and highly scalable virtual machines with full root access, representing infrastructure as a service on the CloudNX platform. Fully configurable and customisable, Root Servers give users complete control to build and maintain their own unique cloud hosting environment.

Managed Stacks are custom software bundles that include everything a web project needs to run on the CloudNX platform. To start coding, the user simply selects their preferred database, web server and scripting language, while Fasthosts takes care of the operating system, software updates and security.

When it comes to Applications, CloudNX provides content management systems including WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, pre-installed and ready to use. Fasthosts handles the infrastructure, leaving the user with more time to focus on their content, with the full functionality of their chosen CMS combined with the performance of dedicated resources.

The power behind these new virtualised services is container technology. Managed Stacks and Applications are built on software containers that automatically spin up to spread the load across a cluster of cloud servers, with no single point of failure. This means higher availability and rapid failover if anything needs to be patched or rebuilt.

For users looking to upgrade from shared hosting, platform as a service on CloudNX offers a range of advantages. CPUs, RAM and SSD storage resources are scalable and 100% dedicated, with absolutely no contention from other users. This is especially beneficial for demanding, high-traffic applications like ecommerce, and design agencies running several client websites. Multiple projects can be easily deployed via a single control panel, with processing power and memory dynamically allocated to ensure high performance – all without the headaches of server admin and patching. So, with time to market, redundancy and convenience taken care of, and with the benefit of dedicated resource and no ‘noisy neighbours’, users can simply focus on growing their own business.

Gavin Etheridge, Fasthosts Product Owner, understands the huge benefits offered by Root Servers, Managed Stacks and Applications to customers looking for a bespoke cloud hosting solution:

“With the addition of Managed Stacks and Applications to our CloudNX product line, we can now provide customers with a very broad set of solutions for managing their web projects, without the need to sign up to any lengthy contracts,” he confirms.

“The incredibly lightweight setup process means you can spin up a new environment for your preferred CMS in as little as 55 seconds. If our customers anticipate more traffic for promotional offers, testing or events, they can designate resources to individual projects as needed. When you need to adjust the level of resources, just make the changes within the Cloud Panel, and they’ll be executed in less than one minute.”

“Customers using Managed Stacks and Applications can focus 100% on their core business, while Fasthosts takes care of the first layer of infrastructure to ensure they’re up to date and, vitally, secure. And, as this is fully supported in the UK by our team, we’re on hand to help, speeding up the process and giving our customers more time to create the content they want. All our customers need to do is bring the code.”

The next phase of Fasthosts’ move towards containerisation will see the introduction of containers as a service running on Docker-based container technology. Docker is renowned for granting the ability to configure purpose-built software stacks to match highly individual requirements, providing the customer with a resilient, agile platform that increases the availability of their online services helping them to be even more successful on the internet.

Find out more about Root Servers, Managed Stacks and Applications on CloudNX at https://www.fasthosts.co.uk/cloud-servers

About Fasthosts
Fasthosts has been a leading provider since 1999, offering secure UK data centres, 24/7 support and a highly successful reseller channel. We provide everything web professionals need to power and manage their online space, including domains, web hosting, business-class email, dedicated servers and a next-generation cloud platform. Outside of our support queries, our dedicated Professional Service experts go above and beyond customer requirements, providing bespoke and cost-effective server management. So whether you’re launching a new project, migrating from another provider or upgrading your software, Fasthosts does the hard work for you. Website: www.fasthosts.co.uk.

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The control panel of your web hosting, is a web-interface to manage your account and hosting. Typically, the web hosting control panel gives the user access to such features as:

  • Visitor statistics;
  • Error logs;
  • A file manager;
  • Email accounts;
  • FTP users;
  • MySQL or another database, and phpMyAdmin (or similar) to administer the database;
  • Backups;
  • Disk space and bandwidth usage;
  • Security, anti-spam and anti-virus modules, such as SpamAssassin, password-protection of directories, virus scanner, IP deny manager, and leech protection;
  • Cron jobs;
  • Image manager;
  • One-click software/script installers.

Some of the more well-known web hosting control panels are:

  1. cPanel

    A Unix-based commercial control panel with a GUI interface. AQrguably, the most popular and widely-used control panel today.

  2. DirectAdmin

    Another proprietary hosting control panel with a graphical interface.

  3. Plesk (Parallels Plesk)

    Commercial hosting control software with a web-based interface.

  4. GNUPanel

    An open-source hosting control panel for Debian.

  5. Usermin

    A free web-based user interface for Unix-like systems.

  6. Virtualmin

    A website control panel in both open source and commercial versions.

  7. Webmin

    Opensource web-based control panel for Unix-like and Windows systems.

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