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There’s a new SOC audit standard in town – and you need to know what it is and means if you’re to make an informed decision about your hosting company. For years, SSAE16 has been the go-to standard for data centers and secure vendors. It consists of three primary segments. SOC1 is tied to financial reporting – we won’t discuss that here, as it’s not really relevant to what we’re focused on. SOC2, meanwhile, is all about a business’s reporting as it pertains to information processing, system confidentiality, data integrity, and cybersecurity. Lastly, SOC3 covers the security controls in place with the aforementioned. Though it’s not a certification as some hosts might have you believe, it’s still as good an auditing tool as there ever was to demonstrate that a vendor is serious about protecting client data. Recently, however, there’s been a new kid on the block. A new set of auditing guidelines has started making the rounds – and you should most definitely be aware of…
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The largest gathering of the cloud, hosting and internet infrastructure space – CloudFest India, is returning this year to Mumbai, on 23rd May 2018 at The Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel. CloudFest India brings together the business leaders to discuss everything from infrastructure, services, security, software, content to deployment and deliver insightful key takeaways for the attendees. India stands as an emerging market for the internet professionals in terms of various growth opportunities present. SMBs (small and medium sized businesses) act as the backbone of the Indian economy. Per a report published by the Ministry of MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises), India is home to 51 million SMEs, contributing 37.5 percent of India’s GDP. *The onset of digital technologies has transformed the landscape in which SMBs operate. As per TRAI and BCG-Google study, India has 1.03 billion mobile subscriptions and over 350 million internet users. The event will talk about more such…
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AUSTIN, TX – Bluehost, an Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI) company and top-rated web host by WordPress.org, today announced The Natural Beauty Workshop as the Grand Prize winner of the Bluehost Spotlight Awards. The awards program was designed to shine a light on the powerful WordPress websites that Bluehost customers have created.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized for combining my years of natural skin care and online community experience on The Natural Beauty Workshop,” said Mary Helen Leonard, editor, The Natural Beauty Workshop. “The Bluehost platform enables us to serve both as a venue to share resources and information with our valued friends and customers and also provides a way for our customers to share their thoughts and feedback with us in a friendly, welcoming environment.”


The following were runners-up in the annual awards:

1st runner-up: Gluten Free Follow Me
2nd runner-up: The Newbie Investors
3rd runner-up: Kelli Dease Photography
4th runner-up: Elevate Photography

Honorable mentions were awarded to: A Change of Mind, Swoon Talent, Isaiah Design Co., The Sassy Soap Company, Amy West Travel

Entries were judged on overall creativity and originality; overall look, design, grammar, and professionalism; and the use of WordPress themes, plugins and technology. The Grand Prize winner will receive a sponsored trip to WordCamp US 2018 in Nashville, TN and one year of free Cloud or Shared web hosting with Bluehost.

“Empowering these entrepreneurs to fully harness the web has always been our mission,” said Suhaib Zaheer, general manager, Bluehost. “We are proud to reward these customers who are making a difference and chasing their passions while using our platform.”

For more information on the awards and the winners, please visit: www.bluehost.com/blog.

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 enhance their online web presence, email marketing, mobile business solutions, and more. The Endurance family of brands includes: Constant Contact, Bluehost, HostGator, Domain.com and SiteBuilder, among others. Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Endurance employs over 3,500 people across the United States, Brazil, India and the Netherlands. For more information, visit: www.endurance.com.

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NEW YORK – ResellerClub, part of Endurance International Group and a leading provider of cloud infrastructure and web hosting, announced the launch of Website Themes, Plugins and Logos as downloadable products on their platform. Last year, Shridhar Luthria, Vice President, Channel Partnerships at Endurance International Group, laid out ResellerClub’s marketplace vision for web pros – the vision to be a one-stop solutions provider, empowering web professionals with tools needed to build robust solutions for their customers. This recent addition of a slew of products such as templates, scripts, logos, etc. which web designers and developers use frequently, helps ResellerClub take a step toward this vision.

ResellerClub’s list of newly added themes are optimized for popular CMSs such as WordPress, Joomla, Magento, Weebly, Drupal, OpenCart and Shopify. All themes and templates are built to be entirely responsive.


Plugins include WordPress plugins, Magento Extensions, JavaScript code, HTML5 code & more. Along with plugins, CMSs and themes, ResellerClub’s marketplace offers 7000+ logos in multiple formats to enable designers as well as small businesses to use logos for business cards, stationery brochures, websites, and more.

Speaking about the launch, Shridhar Luthria said, “With this new launch, we bring thousands of themes, plugins and logos – a perfect solution for web professionals who don’t always have the bandwidth to build something from scratch. With this we can enable web pros to choose from a variety of niche and multi-purpose themes with carefully curated designs, popular plugins and more. We’re excited about this launch as this is a huge step in our effort to establish ResellerClub as a one-stop marketplace for web pros.”

The launch of these tools on ResellerClub follows several other new products that were added to the existing suite including Weebly Website Builder, G Suite by Google Apps and hosting from HostGator, Bluehost and more.

This launch brings fully responsive layouts, themes for online stores with WooCommerce-ready designs, plugins to enable extended functionality, themes with pre-configured layouts, logos in formats usable for various business requirements and a few free options as well.

For more information, visit: http://www.resellerclub.com

About ResellerClub
ResellerClub was founded with the objective of offering domain names and hosting products to Web Designers, Developers and Web Hosts. Today, ResellerClub has evolved into a one-stop-shop marketplace for all products and services that a Web professional can use to enable small businesses to build a meaningful web presence. ResellerClub offers Shared Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Dedicated Servers, VPS, Email, Backup, Security and more with multi-brand options in many of these categories to empower choice. ResellerClub also offers a comprehensive solution to register and manage 500+ gTLDs, ccTLDs and new domains. Through the platform customized for Web Professionals, ResellerClub envisions provisioning the widest variety of Web Presence products, PaaS and SaaS based tools.

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SOUTHFIELD, MI – Future Hosting, a managed VPS and dedicated server hosting provider, advises Drupal hosting clients who have not patched their site recently to check for signs of compromise or malware infection. Drupal sites that have not been patched against the “Drupalgeddon2” vulnerabilities may have already been compromised.

The Drupal project released a series of patches to fix a remote code vulnerability at the end of March. Further patches will be released on April 25 and sites should be upgraded when the new patches are available.

“Future Hosting is home to thousands of Drupal sites and we’re seeing a constant flood of attacks using this vector,“ said Maulesh Patel, VP of Operations of Future Hosting, “The attacks are so widespread that it is unlikely that any unpatched Drupal site on the web will escape being compromised.”

More than a million websites are based on Drupal. The vulnerability can be used to gain complete access to a Drupal site’s code and data by sending a payload to a known URL — a process that is easy to automate. Patched sites are safe, but unpatched sites are being hacked by automated botnets.

Hosting clients with sites based on Drupal 7 should upgrade to at least Drupal 7.58. Sites based on Drupal 8.5.X should be updated to Drupal 8.5.3. Patches have been released for Drupal 8.4, but earlier 8.X versions are unsupported. Patches are available for Drupal 6 via the Drupal 6 LTS project.

Future Hosting advises that Drupal sites that have not already been patched should be checked for the presence of malware using a reliable malware scanning tool.

About Future Hosting, LLC
Founded in 2001, Future Hosting is a privately held leading Internet solutions provider specializing in managed hosting, including Dedicated Servers, Virtual Private Servers, and Hybrid Virtual Private Servers. The company has built a strong reputation for its high-quality service, innovative pricing models, and 3-hour Service Level Agreement. Future Hosting is based in Southfield, Michigan.

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LANSING, MI – Liquid Web, LLC, the market leader in managed hosting and managed application services to SMBs and web professionals, has partnered with Glew, the leader in eCommerce Analytics and Business Intelligence, to bring advanced analytics to their Managed WooCommerce hosting customers.

Included in the cost of the Managed WooCommerce Hosting plan, the added feature means that SMBs can use actionable data from their stored order information to grow their business.

“Our partnership with Glew means we can help eCommerce stores turn tons of data into actionable information. We know it will change how they do business,” said Chris Lema, VP of Products and Innovation for Liquid Web. The automatic segmentation of both customer and product data puts Glew in a class all alone and far more powerful than what most companies use to collect their data, Google Analytics.

At Liquid Web, we’re focused on Powering the Business Potential for SMBs. By partnering with Glew, we help stores monitor their marketing channels (Google Analytics, Facebook, Instagram, Adwords, etc) to see which campaigns are delivering the best ROI. Additionally, the product analytics Glew provides, helps our customers optimize inventory, velocity and profit margins.

“The best part of all of this, from our customer’s perspective, is that we’re keeping all the data mining off of their WooCommerce store, which dramatically improves performance compared to people running normal WooCommerce reports,” said Lema.

While most customers would have to pay $200-500/month for Glew.io, customers of the Managed WooCommerce Hosting platform benefit from this partnership immediately because it’s included with every plan.

Visit Liquid Web’s Managed WooCommerce Hosting to learn more.

To learn more about Glew, visit: https://glew.io

About Liquid Web
Liquid Web powers content, commerce and potential for SMB entrepreneurs and the designers, developers and digital agencies who create for them. An industry leader in managed hosting and cloud services, Liquid Web is known for its high-performance services and exceptional customer support*. The company owns and manages its own core data centers, providing a diverse range of offerings from bare metal servers and fully managed hosting to Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting. Liquid Web is part of the Madison Dearborn Partners family of companies.

*2017 NPS Score of 66

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