Starting last week, a severe DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack hit several big hosting services. While many of the affected host providers were able to continue delivering site pages with only minor interruptions, the attack finally crippled a few of the EIG owned hosts such as HostGator and BlueHost on New Year’s Eve day.
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My sites have happily been on HostGator for six years, but that’s ending. After EIG purchased them, I’ve not been pleased with site performance. In an earlier post, I detailed the troubles and the final straw that made me decide to move. I’m taking my business to A2 Hosting (aff link) and I’m inviting all […]
Update 08-07-13: The A2 Migration Guide is ready for download. It will help you smoothly make the transition to new hosting. Just when EIG reported the worst of it was over from the blackout on Friday, they were hit by a massive DDoS attack Saturday morning. DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service. Unfortunately, it’s […]
Update 08-07-13: The A2 Migration Guide is ready for download. It will help you smoothly make the transition to new hosting. On August 2, 2013 Endurance International Group’s (EIG) data center in Provo, UT experienced a blackout that impacted sites on Bluehost, HostGator, HostMonster and JustHost. Even EIG’s own company websites and phone services were […]
New site owners are always looking for a deal. One of the worst mistakes they can make is purchasing an all-in-one package from a design firm that includes domain, hosting, and site design. Another mistake is not adequately protecting their site copyright. Before you hire a site designer, you’ll want to carefully read the contract they offer to see who holds the copyright for the site and who is listed as the owner of the domain name.
Pointing a domain to a new host is different from transferring a domain to a new registrar. While these two terms confuse most site owners, it’s important that you know the difference between them so that you can successfully manage your domains. Learn what you need to do when you move your site to a new host, including how it affects your site email.
Your domain name is the single most valuable virtual property you own next to your site’s actual content. It’s important to choose the right domain and to purchase it from a reputable registrar. Plus, there are other important factors to consider about how to protect your domain name, how to point it to a site, and how to transfer it. Read on to discover what you need to know about how to choose, purchase, and manage your domain name.