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60 percent of Gamers Experience Server Outages While Playing; 84 percent have Games Freeze on Them

According to a survey conducted by LeaseWeb at  Game Developers Conference San Francisco b/w  March 27, 2013 and March 29, 2013 which polled 100 gamers,  six out of 10 gamers experienced unplanned server outages while playing their favorite games,  and 84 percent  had games freeze or crash on them  in the middle of game-play.  The margin of error in survey is +/- 9.78 percentage points. Interrupted play tends to leave most gamers annoyed, and considering the rapid growth potential of the online gaming industry, investing in reliable infrastructure is becoming more important than ever. – Paul Grimwood, BDM, LeaseWeb. Other key findings of the survey are:  iOS is poised to nudge past the PC as the most popular gaming platform in 2013 by a 1 percent margin. 42 percent of gamers surveyed belie...

EarthLink Expands it’s Generation Cloud Hosting Platform; Opens New Dallas Data Center and Sales Office

Our new Dallas data center leverages a state-of-the-art, integrated computing and storage platform designed to support current and future IT service demands with best-in-breed platforms. – Michael D. Toplisek, EarthLink. Web Hosting provider EarthLink, Inc. has opened a new data center  in Dallas as part of its nationwide IT services and data center network expansion. Located at 2323 Bryan Street, Dallas, the new data center is first of the four  data centers EarthLink plans to add on its generation cloud hosting platform. Coming months will see opening of three  data centers in Chicago,  San Jose and Miami by Earthlink, in addition to it’s existing center at Pittsford, NY; taking the total number to 5. The company  has also opened a new local sales office in the Dallas metro area an...

Go Daddy Buys M.dot, A Mobile Website-Building Application

Go Daddy, the Web’s leading platform for small businesses, who very recently aired two titillating Super Bowl ads, one pushing .CO domain starring Danica Patrick and another titled ‘Perfect Match’ which  featured a 20 second intense lip-lock between supermodel Bar Refaeli and actor Jesse Heiman, has acquired M.dot Inc., the leading mobile app for small business website creation and management. The addition of M.dot to Go Daddy’s extensive product offerings gives Go Daddy’s 11 million customers an easy way to create and manage compelling mobile websites right from their smartphones. Financial terms of the M.dot acquisition have not been disclosed. “We’re pleased to welcome M.dot to our growing Go Daddy family,” said Blake Irving, CEO,  Go Daddy, who made the formal announcement ...

GoDaddy Releases Second SuperBowl 2013 Ad titled Perfect Match; Bar Refaeli Lip-Locks a Nerd

The company teased us with a sneak peak version of the second commercial earlier, and they posted the full length version this evening.  GoDaddy Girl Danica Patrick narrates this commercial, which is called “Perfect Match.” “There are two sides to Go Daddy,” begins longtime spokes-hottie Danica Patrick in the 30-second spot. “There’s the sexy side represented by Bar Refaeli. And the smart side that creates a killer website for your small business, represented by Walter. Together, they’re perfect.” Cue the lengthy makeout session between the supermodel and the super-nerd, of which the cameras make sure we don’t miss a single second. .  The idea behind the commercial is that Go Daddy creates the “perfect match” of sexy and smart. Attaboy, Walter! This one ...

Go Daddy reveals Sneak Peek of Second Superbowl 2013 Ad starring Danica Patrick and Bar Refaeli-Perfect Match

GoDaddy has now posted  “Sneak Preview” of its second Superbowl 2013 Ad starring   Danica Patrick , model Bar Refaeli and  Go Daddy customer and actor Jesse Heiman, who is representing “the smart side of Go Daddy’s support” to its customers. The full advertisement, titled “Perfect Match”  will  run in the game on Feb. 3.  The previous one, titled “YourBigIdea.CO” was revealed 6 days back with a cameo by longtime Go Daddy girl Danica Patrick-who will have made a record 12 appearances in Super Bowl ads, all for Go Daddy, by the end of the Feb. 3 broadcast.  Although the previous one was a big departure for Go Daddy given the complete lack of bare skin or any sexual innuendo, the sneak peek of the new one,captioned-  “You won’t believe what happ...

GoDaddy Posts First Super Bowl 2013 Ad Starring Danica Patrick Online, Pushes .CO Domain

GoDaddy has now posted one of the ads it will run in the game on Feb. 3, a 30-second spot called “YourBigIdea.CO” that encourages you to register a website for your big business idea before someone else gets there first. Longtime Go Daddy girl Danica Patrick—who will have made a record 12 appearances in Super Bowl ads, all for Go Daddy, by the end of the Feb. 3 broadcast—makes a cameo here as the pilot. Titled “YourBigIdea.CO”, created by Deutsch in New York,the ad shows couples around the world discussing great ideas that their husbands haven’t put online yet – and ends with a couple who had put their idea online partying on their own luxurious private plane with Danica Patrick as their pilot and a “sky waitress” topping up their bubbly. The ad is  a big departure for Go Daddy...

Go Daddy Offers .ME College Scholarship for Tech-Driven Students

Go Daddy, a  Web hosting and domain name provider, is looking for the best and brightest students for the Go Daddy .ME Scholarship program. Beginning today, eligible U.S. students can submit applications at GoDaddyScholarship.me. Thousands of students are expected to compete out of whom ten will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship. Applicants are supposed to submit a 500-word essay describing how the Internet or technology has helped them and how they envision benefiting from it in the future. Essays are judged on quality, creativity and originality. “Ten thousand dollars can have a significant impact on a student’s future, especially with rising tuition costs,” said Lane Jarvis, Go Daddy Chief Human Resources Officer . “Investing in these students is not only good for them, it’s great for Go...

Web HSP Launches Compliance Service for E-Commerce Vendors in North America

Web hosting provider Web HSP announced last week that it has launched a new service to help simplify the PCI DSS compliance process for e-commerce vendors.Web HSP offers its new service designed for small business owners as well as hosting companies who can offer it to their own clients.With the new compliance service, online merchants can access and log customer credit card information from any website, while streamlining the PCI DSS compliance process in a few steps. The service offers complete customization so vendors can design their own templates. Technicians at Web HSP assist clients to match the credit card fields to the merchant’s design template, which builds the optimal set-up for each scenario. Ensuring PCI DSS compliance can be complex for small business owners, so this service...

Nexcess Announces New WordPress Hosting Platform

DAILYHOSTNEWS, November 15, 2011 – Nexcess, a web hosting provider with data center facilities in Dearborn and Southfield, Michigan, has announced the release of a new web hosting platform that is designed specifically for hosting WordPress web sites. While many web hosting companies tend to carry a very generic focus in their product lineups, Nexcess has spent their 10+ years in the web hosting industry focusing on being very good at providing hosting for just a few scripts. This is shown very clearly in the company’s relationship with eBay-owned Magento, with which Nexcess maintains a gold level partnership, a title held by only four other companies. As with Nexcess’ popular Magento MAG-SIP hosting plans (which stands for Secure Isolated Platform), the new WordPress web hosting options (...

Go Daddy Launches Cloud Based “4GH” Web Hosting

Go Daddy, the web hosting provider, announced on Wednesday its 4th Generation Web hosting (4GH). 4GH, set up in a cloud environment, provides scalability, security, performance and value as compared to traditional shared hosting. As per the press release, the new architecture consists of multiple Web hosting servers networked together that removes the limitations of shared hosting environment. It explains that under the shared hosting model, many customer websites are housed on a single server. If a Web server experiences issues, it affects everyone on that server and cause problems like website slowness or loading issues for everyone else hosted on that server. The 4GH model host website on a cloud supported by several servers with load balancing, if a server goes down, another server qui...

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