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SOUTHFIELD, MICH. – Future Hosting, a managed server hosting provider, has warned server hosting clients that PHP 5.6 and PHP 7 will not receive security updates after the end of 2018. Servers running unsupported versions of PHP are at risk if vulnerabilities are discovered after that date.

PHP is the most common server-side language on the web. Many of the most popular content management systems and eCommerce applications use PHP, including WordPress, WooCommerce, Joomla, Magento, Drupal, and more. Almost 80% of websites use some version of PHP. In spite of its upcoming end-of-life, PHP 5.6 remains the most widely used version of PHP, with around 60% of websites using PHP 5.6 today.


PHP’s developers will not support PHP 5.6 after December 31, 2018. PHP 7 reaches the end of its life earlier, on December 3, 2018. That means there will be no further work on either version. Bugs will not be fixed and security vulnerabilities will not be patched.

Support for PHP 5.6 was initially planned to end early last year. The deadline was extended because of its popularity. But December is the end of the line — there will be no further extensions.

“As a server hosting provider, we host thousands of WordPress sites and other sites built on PHP and PHP frameworks,“ said Maulesh Patel, VP of Operations of Future Hosting. “We’re concerned that a large percentage of the web will run on an unsupported platform. Bad actors will scrutinize PHP 5.6, and the vulnerabilities they discover will not be patched.”

Many site owners, developers, and hosting providers are reluctant to update to the newest version of PHP. The upgrade process can be time-consuming and may cause issues for busy production sites. Vulnerabilities in PHP itself are rarely to blame for security problems, but running unsupported software is always a risk.

Many content management systems will continue to support PHP 5.6 past its official end of life. WordPress still supports PHP 5.2, which was officially retired eight years ago. It is important to note that CMS support refers to backward compatibility, not to security support. Although content management systems will run on unsupported versions of PHP, they will not be protected from any vulnerabilities in those versions.

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

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LONDON – OnApp has launched version v6.0 of the OnApp cloud management platform. More information and demos are available at https://onapp.com/v6.

OnApp v6.0 includes the new version of OnApp Accelerator, which delivers up to a 100% performance improvement for websites hosted in OnApp clouds. It also introduces Buckets, a combined Role-Based Access Control and billing engine that gives cloud service providers total flexibility in how they package and price their cloud services; new Software-Defined Networking capabilities; enhanced cloud workload import capabilities; enhanced notifications and cloud automation features; support for VMware vCenter; and improved export for usage data, to simplify integration with Business and Operational Support Systems.


“OnApp makes cloud easy for Telcos, MSPs and other service providers who have struggled to make cloud profitable – either because of the cost and complexity of building and managing their own open source clouds, or because of the commercial limitations of reselling hyperscale clouds like AWS,” said Tim Meredith, OnApp’s Chief Commercial Officer. “The new version of OnApp makes it even easier to build a cloud with OnApp, integrate cloud billing models with your existing billing systems and processes, and get to market fast with your own accelerated cloud services.”

OnApp v6.0 includes the new version of OnApp’s patented website acceleration technology. OnApp Accelerator delivers up to a 100% performance improvement for websites hosted in OnApp clouds, by automatically optimizing web content and distributing it to 20 locations on a global Content Delivery Network (CDN) managed by OnApp.

“We believe everyone should have great web performance – and with OnApp you get that for free,” said Ditlev Bredahl, OnApp CEO. “Our patented Accelerator technology makes websites up to twice as fast with zero effort. If your business depends on your website, you don’t need to know how to set up a CDN, and don’t have to pay extra for a CDN service – you just need to host your site with an OnApp cloud provider. OnApp Accelerator is a great value-add for service providers and helps make their customers’ e-commerce sites more profitable too. For customers who have more complex content delivery needs, like streaming video, we still offer a fully customizable CDN platform – but for the vast majority of website owners, Accelerator finally democratizes website performance.”

About OnApp
OnApp software makes cloud easy for MSPs, Telcos and other large service providers. The OnApp cloud platform enables service providers to sell the complete range of Infrastructure-as-a-Service products through an intuitive ‘single pane of glass’ user interface – including on-premises private cloud, hosted private cloud, public cloud, bare metal, containers, CDN and Disaster Recovery – and embraces multiple virtualization platforms, cloud locations and cloud infrastructure types, to create a simple, efficient, frictionless customer experience.

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LATHAM, NY – Leading Data Center and Cloud Hosting Solutions provider TurnKey Internet, Inc. has announced today the launch of a new infrastructure as a service product line that features cPanel web hosting control panel combined with a fully managed enterprise-grade dedicated server that bundles security and performance to deliver a seemless ‘TurnKey’ solution for high performance web hosting.

The Best Value cPanel Web Hosting Dedicated Server from TurnKey Internet provides the perfect combination of security, performance, features and cost for the ultimate Web Hosting Server. The enterprise-grade high-capacity dedicated server with RAID redundant SSD ultra-fast disks combined with full managed backups. The Servers have all-inclusive full management with custom firewall protection, server hardening, custom PHP, Apache and MySQL optimizations, along with cPanel/WHM software licensing.


cPanel web hosting automation software is pre-installed and fully licensed on each dedicated server on this new product line and includes many powerful features such as email, web hosting, web stats, with the latest security patches and features. cPanel is the industry-leading web hosting automation control panel that offers a graphical interface and easy to use automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting websites. Utilizing cPanel with this dedicated server package provides clients with blazing fast website performance and the ultimate layer of security to host their website domain names and applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and much more.

The dedicated servers are housed in TurnKey’s company owned SSAE-18 certified data center located in New York. They are directly connected to TurnKey’s redundant BGP4 powered internet backbone via a dedicated port featuring un-metered GigE (1000 Mbit, Gigabit) bandwidth connectivity. Each fully managed server is securely configured to protect against unauthorized connections and will be monitored 24/7 by TurnKey’s award-winning security and support team.

“This package is perfect for any sized business to host their own website, manage a portfolio of websites or even resell websites for others as a Reseller or Marketing Agency,” said Adam Wills, CEO of TurnKey Internet. He continued, “We monitor and take care of the server so clients can focus on running their business – and simply leave the infrastructure, software updates, security, backups, and 100% uptime to us.”

For more information about TurnKey Internet’s Best Value cPanel Web Hosting Dedicated Server or to speak with a Cloud Hosting Solutions expert, visit https://turnkeyinternet.net/

About Turnkey Internet
Founded in 1999, TurnKey Internet, Inc. is a full-service Cloud Hosting Solutions provider with Data Centers in New York and California specializing in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to clients in more than 150 countries. Services offered in both East Coast and West Coast, USA – include Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Dedicated & Bare Metal Servers, Backup & Disaster Recovery, Online Storage, Web Hosting, Managed Hosting, Hybrid Solutions and Enterprise Colocation. Headquartered in New York’s Tech Valley Region, TurnKey Internet’s Flagship company owned data center is SSAE-18 SOC 1 & SOC 2 certified, as well as HIPAA compliant with HITRUST CSF certification. The facility is powered exclusively by on-site Solar and Hydroelectric sources to provide a 100% renewable energy footprint and is the 39th ENERGY STAR® Certified Data Center in the United States.

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BALTIMORE – Speedify.tech recently announced that it developed new software ‘FreeSSL.tech Auto’ to help web designers, businesses and laymen add the “Secure” status of an SSL certificate to their website. Using a simple download, businesses can comply with Chrome 70 SSL certificate requirements without having to outsource the costly help of additional technical experts.

Removing the glaring “Not Secure” status message from websites’ address bars has become an urgent priority for many businesses and online retailers. The recent shift in Chrome opened an entire market of predatory “experts” who charge exorbitant fees to offer a relatively easy fix. In response, the web designers and developers of Speedify.tech created a free and simple way for businesses to comply with Google Chrome’s certificate requirements.


FreeSSL.tech offers ‘A Let’s Encrypt client/app’ that is written in PHP. “The app completes the automation of a free SSL certificate in shared hosting, renewing and installing that certificate quickly and without need of additional tech help. All that is required is a web browser, the software download and a few minutes.” said Anindya Sundar Mandal, Lead Developer of FreeSSL.tech.

This SSL Certificate app:

  • Works with shared hosting.
  • Requires no root access.
  • Requires no command line expertise.
  • Works with a friendly administrator’s dashboard.
  • Is installed and configured using a browser.
  • Is mobile responsive. Users can efficiently manage its functions using a mobile phone.
  • Is completely free of cost, with no obligations.

There are some minimum system requirements necessary to use the software, including:

  • Linux hosting: cPanel or any other control panel (this client is NOT compatible with Windows hosting).
  • PHP 5.4 and up.
  • MySQL 5 or MariaDB 10.
  • OpenSSL extension.
  • Curl extension.
  • MySQLi extension.
  • PHP directive allow_url_fopen = On
  • An SSL installation feature enabled for cPanel accounts (for automatic installation of a free SSL Certificate).

Speedify.tech also maintains a free video tutorial HERE (https://freessl.tech/video) for those who would like a simplified walk-through.

Secure status has always been an important feature for websites that take credit card information, but that is no longer the sole reason for businesses to add a certificate to their sites. Google Chrome rates sites “Not secure” if they ask for any type of user content: passwords, emails, etc. And after the recent July 2018 update, Chrome now marks any site “Not secure” that does not have a certificate.

Finally, starting October 16, 2018, Chrome begins marking uncompliant HTTP websites as “Not secure” with a bright red warning color whenever users start to type in information, immediately alerting users to that site’s status. Businesses that do not add a “Secure” status soon may find themselves losing customers.

About Speedify.tech and Getwww.me
Speedify.tech and Getwww.me are related web development and design companies that specialize in PHP, MySQL, Apache, Linux, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, WordPress, Joomla, Zend Framework and others. With over 10 years of experience in the business, the designers develop new mobile responsive websites, overhaul existing sites, add new functionality, increase website loading speeds and incorporate automation to many web processes.

To learn more about what Speedify.tech can do to speed up your website, visit: www.speedify.tech.
To learn more about how to transform or update your business or organization’s website, visit: www.getwww.me.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire 424 acres of undeveloped land in Loudoun County, Virginia for a total purchase price of $236.5 million, or approximately $558,000 per acre. The site is adjacent to Washington Dulles International Airport and located near bulk transmission lines as well as a major fiber path.

The site is also located less than four miles from Digital Realty’s existing data center campuses in Ashburn, Virginia. Commencement of development will be subject to market demand, and delivery will be phased to meet future customer growth requirements upon build-out and lease-up of the company’s existing Ashburn campus capacity.


“We are pleased to expand our footprint and strengthen our position in Northern Virginia, the largest and most important data center market in the world,” said Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein. “Customers are looking for long-term commitment, along with the flexibility to support their deployments and connection nodes, as well as the ability to land and expand within the same location – all of which align perfectly with our Connected Campus™ strategy.”

Digital Realty Senior Vice President of Acquisitions Michael Darragh added, “We have leased more than 100 megawatts of capacity in Northern Virginia over the past 12 months, and we continue to see broad-based demand going forward. This land acquisition provides the foundation for Digital Realty’s next phase of growth in Northern Virginia and will enable us to continue to support years of customer expansion, while broadening our positive impact on the local economy.”

This acquisition builds upon Digital Realty’s investment in Northern Virginia, where it has maintained a meaningful presence since 2007. Over the past six years, Digital Realty has invested approximately $1.3 billion in new development and currently employs over 160 full-time employees in Northern Virginia. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

About Digital Realty
Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of more than 2,300 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty’s clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and consumer products. www.digitalrealty.com

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AUSTIN, TX – HostGator, an Endurance International Group company, announced the recipients of its 2018-2019 Technology Student Scholarship.

HostGator congratulates the following winners:

Sara Guerry, Radford University, studying social work
Nathan Schams, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, studying finance
Anita Whittner, Nassau Community College, studying psychology

More than 380 applicants answered the essay question – “In what industry or area do you see technology making the largest impact in the next 10 years?” Entries were judged on originality, quality, and innovation of the ideas in their essays. Recipients will receive a $1,500 scholarship to be applied to his or her college tuition and expenses.


“At HostGator, we understand the impact technology has on everything we do. This year’s scholarship winners really impressed us with their unique thoughts around how technology can further improve mental health awareness, infrastructure, and hospitality in the future,” said Suhaib Zaheer, general manager for HostGator. “We are proud to award these students with scholarships and wish them the best of luck in their endeavors.”

HostGator was founded in 2002 in a dorm room by a college student, so the Technology Student Scholarship program is an important part of fulfilling HostGator’s commitment to supporting education. The company has awarded nine scholarships totaling $13,500 since starting the program in 2016.

For more information on the scholarship and to read the recipients’ essays, please visit: www.HostGator.com/blog.

About Hostgator
HostGator, an Endurance International Group company, is an international provider of cloud-based web presence solutions, delivering hands-on support and training to its customers, ranging from customers building their first website to scaling their online presence. Founded in 2002, HostGator offers a variety of reliable website hosting options including shared, cloud, VPS, reseller, WordPress and dedicated servers. Novices and website pros alike can quickly build a website to their specifications with templates and site builders. For more information, visit www.HostGator.com.

About Endurance International Group
Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. helps millions of small businesses worldwide with products and technology to enhance their online web presence, email marketing, 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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