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HostPapa Acquires Silicon Valley Web Hosting

Just because it’s been a bit quiet for HostPapa in the first quarter, don’t think the HostPapa Acquisition Spree is ending. Today we have Silicon Valley Web Hosting as the target. From the obligatory press release: “HostPapa Inc., a leading Canadian web hosting and cloud service provider for small and medium businesses (SMBs), announced today […]

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WordPress in 10 Years

I was recently invited to write some thoughts for Convesio’s new blog Speed at Scale on the future of WordPress, Introducing Our New Blog: Speed at Scale. First, there are a number of great thoughts in this piece from Bhanu Ahluwalia (CMO for Rank Math), Cate DeRosia (Chief Instigator HeroPress), Brian Jackson (Co-Founder forgemedia), Vito […]

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Patchstack Launches Security Community

Following up on my original post, WP Tavern today adds more details and color to Patchstack’s background and SaaS transition, WebARX Rebrands To Patchstack, Combines Services To Focus on WordPress Plugin and Theme Security: “In 2018, WebARX launched the first version of its security platform and grew to 3,000 users. Earlier this month, the company […]

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Clouds Compared: AWS vs Azure

I honestly have to say I have never seen such a clean and thorough comparison between two cloud platforms – would’ve loved to see Google Cloud thrown in but then the compare may have run 10,000 words. From Kinsta, AWS vs Azure in 2021 (Comparing the Cloud Computing Giants): “The cloud computing industry has grown […]

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What Agencies Need to Know About Hosting

I’ve often thought about the ramifications of being a WordPress hosting customer, that is, I’m paying a host for the ability to have people on the internet access my site. More recently, the boom in NFTs has made me rethink of what an asset on the internet is. What would happen if we did put […]

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Update: OVHcloud Data Center Fire

Lots of updates coming in today regarding OVHcloud recovery at the Strasbourg data centers. Most recent and best reporting comes courtesy of Data Centre Dynamics, OVH fire update: four halls of SBG1 destroyed, as well as all of SBG2: “No cause has yet been announced for the fire, which destroyed the SBG2 building in six […]

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InMotion Hosting Acquires RamNode

Buried in the deep internet at LowEndTalk we had high probability that RamNode was acquired by InMotion. Someone did their homework by keeping up on ARIN transfers (blocks of IP addresses). I can confirm that this is a done deal both from internal sources and the now much more obvious public response from Sunil Saxena, […]

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SiteGround SuperCacher Rollout Issues

WordPress host SiteGround recently announced a new feature, SuperCacher and up to 5 times faster sites for all!: “Today we take a major step that will result in a much more massive adoption of the other two SuperCacher layers and will significantly increase the speed of the sites we host. We now make Dynamic Cache […]

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DigitalOcean IPO

DigitalOcean publicly filed its S-1 on February 25. What’s an S-1 and why is this important for industry. S-1 SEC Form S-1 is the initial registration form for new securities required by the SEC for public companies that are based in the U.S. Any security that meets the criteria must have an S-1 filing before […]