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Hosting in the cloud

Monday, June 22nd, 2009 by Servage
cloudThe term "cloud" has become highly present in the IT industry during recent times. Making something available or putting something "in the cloud" is a major trend. So what is the fuzz all about? What are those clouds actually doing? Cloud computing is defined as scalable resources made available to users as a service over the Internet. Cloud services are programs running as software as a service within scalable environments. Providers of scalable/cloud resources are for example Google Appspot, Amazon Web Services and most web hosting companies, like ourselves, that offer you a set of resources within a cluster (e.g. cloud) of servers. Take your hosting account as an example: You have your files ...

The next step

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 by Servage
constructionThe Servage team is working hard to improve existing features and develop new ones for our systems, thus enabling customers to do more and better with our products. During the past months Servage administrators and developers have worked hard on a software-update for our control panel that will be rolled out on our live system. During that process some major upgrades and changes will be performed, which is why the customer control panel will be unavailable for about one hour in the afternoon of Wednesday, June 10th 2009. Please be aware that the upgrade on Wednesday is the first in a series of steps we will be taking to significantly change ...

Browser statistics

Monday, June 1st, 2009 by Servage
browser_stats1We are following statistics for our online resources pretty closely, and have been doing so for a long time. Therefore it's interesting to follow the visitor's browsers' trend, seeing the Internet Explorer loose more and more of it's turf to alternate software. More and people become aware of the alternatives for their Windows PC, such as Firefox, Opera or Chrome, or they are switching to a different platform such as Linux or Mac. These statistics are important for us when determining the necessity of certain features, which resolutions we should target, and so on. It's highly recommended that you follow similar statistics for your own project to know what software your ...

Servage joins Volvo Ocean Race Game

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 by Per Strömqvist (Servage)
volvooceanrace Summer is coming to my part of the world and I felt like challenging you in a on-line sailing game. Besides being a fan of sailing, I think this application is a really good example when you use the web to bring attention to your brand. And since there are over 200,000 players participating, I wanted to add a little extra for you to race for. I will be skipper on the boat "Servage One Solution" and manager for the group "Servage Sailors". The groups fastest sailor in the next leg gets 1 year of free hosting and the next four sailors get 3 months hosting each. The competition is for ...

Encrypt data between your site and visitors

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 by Servage
combinationlockInformation is vulnerable to spies during the transmission of data between your website and your visitors. All data is sent in packages and can potentially be obtained by third parties. This is especially easy in unencrypted or poorly encrypted wireless networks, where anyone basically can see everything, because it is transmitted right through the air. Therefore using encrypted transmissions for sensitive data is risky, which is why every website should use encrypted transmissions for at least login, signup, ordering and payment procedures. How can I encrypt the data? The encryption of data is done with help of a SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate. The SSL certificate fulfills multiple purposes, but mainly it ...

The world goes dark

Friday, March 27th, 2009 by Servage
bulbThe World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) is asking everyone to turn of their lights for one hour starting at 20:30 on tomorrow, Saturday, March 28th, in an attempt to create awareness and interest for the world climate and energy saving. Protecting the climate has become one of the major issues in current politics due to its vast and increasing impact on the nature, wildlife, and ultimately also our personal lives. Therefore it is important to show interest and participation in the discussion about how to improve our climate and making it sustainable. Personally I find there are many areas within this general topic, and many ways to go in the right direction. ...

Send SMS from your website

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 by Servage
smsgatewayDo you know how easy it is to send SMS from your website? It can be integrated in minutes and offers a wide range of advantages for you and your users. It could be used to send information, notifications, updates and more to your users. It's only limited by your imagination. Servage Hosting offers an SMS gateway that you can use to send SMS with. You simply add SMS credits to your Servage account and integrate the SMS sending functionality on your site. This could for example be done within a short time with the ready-to-run scripts available in the control panel. This article features two examples of how to ...

How you create the Servage Magazine

Monday, March 16th, 2009 by Servage
magazine_screenshotThis is what it's all about It is a collection of articles aimed at today's webmaster - a mixture of information, guides, help and feature descriptions of web hosting topics. The Servage Magazine is for everyone interested in the Internet. Difference between Servage Magazine and Blog The Magazine took over the Blog. The Magazine is more dynamic, features a more newspaper-like layout, and is designed to present information more dynamic and efficient, so you can get the best possible experience as a reader. Dynamic frontpage The Magazine's front page does not list articles chronologically. The main article (at the top of the front page) is always the newest article. Thereby we ensure that all articles get ...

750 GB exclusively for you and your friends

Thursday, March 5th, 2009 by Servage
It's always nice to welcome new customers - and nothing beats the joy when a new customer has been referred by a satisfied, existing one. That is the best possible job approval we can get - which obviously shall never become a reason to lose focus or stall development and improvement. It is simply the occasional pad on the back from you guys that continuously motivates us to work more and harder. So what is this upgrade all about? To reward you, our existing and loyal customers, our most valuable assets, we have upgraded your accounts - exclusively - to 750 GB webspace and 7500 GB monthly data transfer. And it gets even better: Your friends can benefit too! If ...

5 lucky people have just received free hosting

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 by Servage
facebook_pokeOur little competition on getting 1,000 fans on our Facebook page has now been completed. We are extremely happy that so many people have joined us there, even though we missed our goal of reaching 1,000 fans by the 1st of March. I promised five years of free hosting among the first 1,000 fans and you guys voted about the distribution, which ended up being 1x year free hosting to 5 people. The winners have been found. Congratulations to Morten Trab, William Gentry, Joe Veliki Tamburica, Amelia Jamison and Matthew Shield. You have been contacted via Facebook so we can add the free hosting to your accounts. For everyone else I can only say ...