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Archive for March, 2011

Servage moves stronger into Asian markets

Thursday, March 31st, 2011 by Servage
Servage is a international hosting provider serving customers in 180 countries worldwide. The company is proud to serve so many customers with such different cultures and interests, united in a web hosting product like One Solution. Currently Servage is actively looking for local partners in Asia to strengthen customer relationships, grow sales and expand further. Servage will be represented at the Internet Show Asia, April 13-15 2011 in Singapore. Servage CEO Ari Liukko will be speaking about "Transforming into a digital organization with cloud solutions" on April 13th at 3.00 pm, and attend the panel discussion "Cloud computing changing the game ...

The world went dark for a brighter future

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 by Servage
Earth Hour 2011 seems to have been a great success. We introduced you to the event in this post. On March 27th 2011 at 20:30 local time many places went dark. Around the globe even entire cities participated, shutting down large amounts of energy consuming lights in streets and buildings. While possible negative effects on power grids, and the question of an overall positive effect on energy concumption from this event can be argued, the fact remains, that many people in a record 134 participating countries made a statement. We are aware of the problem. You can read how the Earth Hour progressed in an official press release, among ...

Earth Hour 2011

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 by Servage
The World Wildlife Foundation is trying to get the world to shut of it's lights for the Earth Hour again this year. On their website they have released the following information about the event, which I find is a nice statement from the people, showing the will, not only to think, but also to act, greener. Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. ...

PHP encryption/decryption without 3rd party software

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 by Servage
It's possible to encrypt and decrypt data with PHP using third party software, such as MCrypt. There are also some interesting PEAR packages for encryption. However, for many cases there's an even easier solution, which encrypts your data reasonably well and relies only on PHP: "A reversible password encryption routine for PHP" by Tony Marston. It's a simple PHP class that utilizes native PHP functions to achieve a fairly high level of encryption, which is secure enough for most PHP based applications. Despite the name, the class can be used for any kind of data, not only passwords. Recommended practice is to store all ...

Passing 2,000 fans on Facebook – Thank you!

Monday, March 14th, 2011 by Servage
Let me start by thanking you for following the request in this previous post to become Servage Fans on Facebook. The amount of likes moved past 2,000 quickly, and has now been stable above 2,000 for about a week. Thanks for your effort! Servage appreciates your loyalty, and is always happy to reward your mouth-to-mouth referrals with free hosting and additional resources! If you're unfamiliar with the Servage Hosting Referral Program, please have a closer look at the following pages in the control panel, where you find out what you need to do, to get free hosting (requires login).