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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – GoDaddy, the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today launched Online Appointments for GoCentral to help service-based businesses acquire and retain customers. GoCentral’s Online Appointments gives businesses, such as hair stylists, fitness coaches and home cleaners, the ability to book client appointments online 24×7, sync with the most popular calendars, and get paid easily through a new integration with Square. An estimated 80 percent of US small businesses are service-based ventures and more than 10 million of them rely on customer appointments. Today, most of these businesses rely on a set of disconnected tools for scheduling, notifications, payments and customer management that makes daily operations frustrating – and increase the likelihood of missed appointments and lost sales.

GoCentral’s Online Appointments lets customers quickly and easily schedule appointments directly from a businesses’ website. It enables two-way calendar syncing with the most popular online calendars from Apple, Google and Microsoft and is optimized for both desktop computers and mobile phones. Regardless of where an appointment is scheduled, business owners will see it on their calendars and website immediately to eliminate double-booking. Online Appointments also provides automated text notifications and email reminders to both business owners and customers, so appointments are not forgotten.


GoCentral users can quickly accept payments for services and products both online or in-person through the Square integration. If customers partially pay for a service, GoCentral automatically keeps track of what has been paid and what remains. For example, a personal trainer can request customers to make an upfront partial payment online, and then have the customer pay in-full in the trainer’s gym.

“GoDaddy is hyper-focused on enabling small businesses to win with customers,” said GoDaddy Vice President, Presence and Commerce, Greg Goldfarb. “There are millions of service-based businesses who get bogged down with scheduling clients. Missed calls, multiple emails and texts and calendar malfunctions lead to missed appointments – which directly impact their success. Online Appointments eliminates the hassles of scheduling appointments, getting paid, synching calendars, and appointment confirmations by seamlessly integrating everything into your website.”

Online Appointments is the latest addition to GoCentral’s expanding capabilities for building a powerful online presence. GoCentral enables anyone to build a professional, mobile-optimized website in under an hour. After building a website with GoCentral, customers can then drive traffic and engagement with its integrated marketing features for SEO, social media and email marketing.

To learn more about Online Appointments, visit: www.godaddy.com/appointments.

About GoDaddy
GoDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 17 million customers worldwide and nearly 73 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company visit www.GoDaddy.com.

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Green House Data, provider of data center services primarily in tier 2 US data center markets, announced this week that it has acquired Ajubeo, a privately held provider of cloud infrastructure services hosted in data centers in two secondary US markets and two markets in Germany.
Ajubeo's data centers are in Denver, New Jersey, Frankfurt, and Dusseldorf, but Cheyenne, Wyoming-based Green House only plans to keep the Denver footprint, a company spokesperson told us over email Friday. Green House has had a data center in Denver already, so the deal expands its presence in that market.
The deal exemplifies a trend where smaller data center providers, who generally shy away from top markets like Northern Virginia and Silicon Valley, which are crowded by the biggest players, expand their footprint in secondary markets, where they provide not only data center space and power but also higher level technology services, such as helping enterprises chart and execute a path to a modern cloud infrastructure.
Green House has also been differentiating by purchasing 100 percent renewable energy for its facilities – something that's becoming increasingly important for corporate data center customers, many of whom have corporate sustainability programs and carbon reduction goals.
While Green House isn't completely absent from tier 1 US markets – it has a data center in Dallas – most of its footprint is in places like Denver, Portland,
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TORONTO – HostMDS, a leading provider of cost-effective and powerful web hosting, VPS and Colocation services, has announced the launch of its latest line of web hosting, vps, dedicated server and colocation along with revamping its website.

New Web Hosting package is offering unlimited disk space and bandwidth, unlimited email accounts and is equipped with cPanel, Free SSL certificate(Let’s Encrypt) and Spam filter powered by SpamExperts, Starting from $2.99.


All HostMDS VPS Hosting plans come with dedicated disk space, RAM, and CPU. VPS hosting plans provide full root access and remote reboot capability so customers can install any supported application, customize their Linux VPS and manage their VPS with ease, priced from $9 per month.

Four solid packages for Dedicated Server Hosting have been introduced. Customers can configure the CPU, RAM, Disk Space, or other add-ons to customize the server based on their requirements. All servers are located in Canada, offered on Linux operating systems and guarantee 99.99% up-time, starting from $79.99 per month.

“HostMDS is one of the first providers in the market to offer unlimited hosting packages. We wanted to continue to offer the very same feature when we acquired the business back in 2016,” said Ali Mirdamadi, HostMDS CEO. “HostMDS is and will remain a one-stop shop for people that want to enjoy a feature-rich, turn-key hosting solutions with truly unlimited resources. We have also added a robust and affordable VPS solution for people who want a bit extra than a regular hosting package.”

You can view the new Web Hosting and VPS Hosting Plans here on HostMDS’s website: http://www.hostmds.com

About HostMDS
As you might know HostMDS has recently been acquired by Cirrus Hosting, Canada’s leading hosting company. Cirrus Hosting is committed to HostMDS mission in providing secure and reliable hosting solutions with high level of customer support for personal and businesses customers. HostMDS has been in hosting industry for more than 8 years and has its own share of loyal customers. HostMDS’s datacenter is strategically located in the Greater Toronto Area, home to Toronto Internet Exchange (TorIX) with 150+ unique high speed networks, and is protected and equipped with 24/7 with strict security protocols, on-site security guard, video surveillance, biometric scanners, and more. The datacenter is equipped with nothing less than Enterprise class servers and multiple Tier-1 BGP providers.

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Sunshine Coast, QLD Australia – atmail, a leading email hosting solutions provider and the company behind more than 40 million mailboxes worldwide, today announced the release of their newest product, store(obj), an object storage plugin for Dovecot, designed to help email administrators drive email storage costs down.

“Our new object storage plugin is yet another example of our commitment to continually improve our offering and help customers reduce their costs,” said CEO Dave Richards. “After all, who doesn’t want to drive the costs down on their email platform?”


Additional benefits of atmail’s store(obj) plugin include: reduction of an organisation’s exposure to the inherent risks of storing all of their data in-house; compatibility with various cloud storage and cluster file system vendors; de-duplication support; compression support; cache support for bandwidth optimisation; and flexible administration (for example, an email administrator can choose which attachments will be uploaded to cloud storage, based on multiple parameters).

Object storage brings simplification of current file system storage from a directory structure of traditional file systems to a flat list of ‘buckets’, that store information using unique IDs rather than filenames. This means that for each piece of data stored, the amount of overhead data (metadata) required is significantly lower than a traditional file system. Object storage systems store this metadata with the object itself, which makes it very easy to scale. High availability is provided by replicating the objects across many geo-locations and disk drives.

Whilst object storage might have only gathered some serious steam in recent years with the rise of Amazon S3, the origins of object storage can be credited back to research on Network Attached Secure Disks led by Garth Gibson in 1995. That was the research that first promoted the concept of splitting less common operations (such as namespace manipulations), from common operations (such as read and writes), to optimise the performance and scale of both. Source

About atmail
atmail is an email solutions provider with nearly 20 years of experience solving email headaches for telecommunications and hosting providers. Based in Australia, with representatives in the United States, Europe and India, the company currently powers more than 40 million mailboxes across 90 countries worldwide. Their products include both cloud and on-premises options.

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LEEDS, UK – Web host, eUKhost, announced today that it has become the highest placed company on the cPanel University’s all-time leaderboard for certification in cPanel and WHM training. With 470 exams passed and 221 certifications awarded, eUKhost is now the world’s most qualified expert for this popular hosting software.

The staff of eUKhost has achieved certification in three separate courses: cPanel & WHM Administration, cPanel & WHM Systems Administration and cPanel & WHM Sales. The two technical qualifications ensure employees have expert knowledge of managing a cPanel and WHM server from the command line and can undertake server administration tasks such as email troubleshooting, web stack setup, custom DNS configurations and administration of SQL engines through WHM. The sales course guarantees customers get the right advice when it comes to the features, benefits and fundamental usage of the software.


Robert King, Director, eUKhost said, “I’m extremely proud of our staff. These are tough exams designed to ensure professional standards. Globally, less than a quarter of exams get passed but the eUKhost team managed a spectacular 96% pass rate. Coming top of the leaderboard proves that we have the in-house expertise that hosting clients need.”

cPanel University was set up to give companies supporting and selling cPanel products and services the chance to become certified with cPanel and WHM. By passing the rigorous exams, which require candidates to score 90% or more, eUKhost employees have become accredited experts in these technologies. This allows the company to offer unparalleled support and guidance to its customers. eUKhost provides a wide range of Linux based hosting packages that are enabled with cPanel and WHM.

https://university.cpanel.net/#leaderboards

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(Bloomberg) — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether law enforcement officials conducting a criminal investigation can demand data held overseas by Microsoft Corp. and other technology companies in a high-stakes clash over digital privacy.
The justices will review a federal appeals ruling that the Trump administration says has become a major obstacle in criminal probes. Already, Google Inc. and Yahoo, acquired by Verizon Communications Inc., have stopped complying with search warrants for emails and other user data stored outside the country, the Justice Department said.
The lower court said a 1986 law that protects the privacy of electronic communications — and carves out an exception for law enforcement needs — doesn't extend to data kept in other countries. The ruling came in a case involving emails stored on a Microsoft server in Ireland.
"Under this opinion, hundreds if not thousands of investigations of crimes — ranging from terrorism, to child pornography, to fraud — are being or will be hampered by the government's inability to obtain electronic evidence," Deputy Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall argued in court papers.
The case will pit federal and state officials against the technology industry, which has lined up behind Microsoft in the litigation. The court will hear arguments early next year and rule by June.
Microsoft urged the court not to hear the case, saying the justices should leave it to Congress to
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