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February
18
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Hostwinds Adds Noction IRP To Its Line-Up

Hostwinds continually strives to provide the greatest and latest technology to our clients. We want you to have the best options available in today’s market. In the spirit of this, we have recently deployed Noction IRP on our core routers in order to help our clients become more efficient. As part of the Hostwinds family, how does this new addition help you? Noction Intelligent Routing Platform (IRP) is BGP route optimization software for multi homed ISP’s. It automatically reroutes traffic based on certain parameters, such as latency, packet loss, reliability, maximum peer capacity and throughput. Noction IRP basically detects and resolves performance issues in order for the network to perform its best. It also reduces human error by being automated….

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February
05
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The Silk Road Saga

“You’re the Dread Pirate Roberts, admit it!” –Princess Buttercup, The Princess Bride If you’ve been following the news lately, I am sure you have seen the words “Silk Road” more times than you can count. Some might be sick of hearing about it, however, I find the entire situation quite fascinating. If you aren’t up to date on this case, here is the rundown: Ross Ulbricht (a.k.a. the Dread Pirate Roberts) is a 30 year old man with a master’s degree in materials science and engineering. He is accused of creating and operating what some call an eBay style site for illegal drugs and other illegal items called Silk Road. The site allowed buyers and sellers to remain completely anonymous by using Bitcoin (as…

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January
20
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Benefits of Municipal Broadband Networks

We live in a world where speed is a commodity. Even after a service is upgraded to be faster and more efficient we quickly become eager for more. Immediate gratification is so common today that it’s hard to remember the days when it wasn’t as prevalent. However, I am sure if some of you look back you can remember the good old days of dial-up Internet (insert shrill electronic screeching sound here). If you have been following the news lately, you have probably heard a lot (both positive and negative) about President Obama and his support for municipal broadband networks. What would this mean for us? Here’s the quick and dirty of how this could potentially be beneficial to you: 1. Your…

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December
31
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2014: What a Difference a Year Makes…

As one sits and reflects on a year gone by, there is a lot to take in… It really doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned technical professional or someone who rarely looks at the internet (are there any of these creatures left?) – you have been slightly touched by the events which have bounced off, dented and severely damaged the glossy paint which covers the world of technology. We once felt safe and almost oblivious to threats. We thought we could do things in secret and remain undetected on the internet. We thought we could purchase items at major retail outlet without a danger of our information being stolen. We thought that our email was something that only the…

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November
21
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Lets See How Hard They Fall

Lately it seems like all I read about is one security breach on top of another. Lots of confident people pushing in the back doors of other confident people with the purpose to steal all their stuff. I’m beginning to wonder if hackers, terrorists and highly infectious disease ceased to exist on the face of the earth – would anyone want to read the news? When I was young I conformed to the belief that if you were a large company or organization it meant you were all powerful – could not be touched –  because you had all the money, all the resources, all the brains and absolutely no vulnerabilities. Maybe this way of thinking had it’s place in the past and…

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November
04
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Hostwinds Gets Editor’s Choice Award for VPS Hosting!

  Hostwinds received the November 2014 Editor’s Choice Award for Best VPS Hosting from FindMyHost.com! The FMH website states that “Web Hosts whom have won the FindMyHost Editors’ Choice Award are honest, reliable, and  excel  in all area’s – most importantly technical support. These Web Hosts are worth investigating for your next Web Hosting  experience.” FindMyHost goes on to say that “Editors’ Choice Winners have been hand picked for excelling in distinct areas of Web  Hosting…expect a smooth and professional relationship.” As the Hostwinds website explains, “Our web hosting solutions are aimed towards clients that need more than just normal web hosting. We understand that you and your business associates depend on speed and reliability. This is why we give our clients a…

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October
31
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Hostwinds Now 100% IPV6 Ready!

Hostwinds is proud to announce that we have recently become 100% Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) ready! In concert with this announcement, CEO and Founder Peter Holden would like to outline some details regarding the protocol version, the reasoning for its development and why Hostwinds has moved in this direction. What is IPv6? Since the Internet became commercialized in the 1990s, it has grown by leaps and bounds and far larger than many anticipated during its infancy. The identification, communication, and location information of any device or computer functioning in this space is defined by its Internet Protocol (IP) – a numerical system necessary to route data traffic. At a point in time it became very obvious within the technology realm that the decreasing amount of IP addresses…

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October
29
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We Are Scared: Nightmare on Hacker Street

We have once again reached that time of the year when hearts beat a bit faster, the moon glows a little brighter, the nights seem a bit darker and tooth aches will reach an all time high. The season of Halloween is upon us as the festivities of October 31st fall quaintly on this coming Friday night. As costumed ghouls of all ages, shapes and sizes roam the streets, shopping malls and nightclubs celebrating this night of fright with spooky spirited fun and sometimes memorable embarrassment, lots of real specters wander through our world that could not be depicted with any holiday outfit – no matter what the cost. Listening and reading the news each day should give us more…

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October
24
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Getting to Know Hostwinds: Our Support Staff

Unknown to many of our clients, friends and some of our newest staff members, Hostwinds is in the middle of celebrating it’s FOURTH YEAR in the web hosting business. In our case it is easy to relate to a common phrase said to young parents after observing physical changes in their child after not seeing them for some time. They always hear: “I can’t believe how quickly they grow! They have gotten so big!” At Hostwinds, we know exactly how this feels… In 2010 company Founder and CEO Peter Holden hit the ground running by launching version 1 of the Hostwinds website. He immediately began to advertise on web forums and would talk to anyone and everyone spreading the word about his new venture. By 2011…

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October
23
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Hostwinds Gets Ready for UnGagged 2014!

  As the winter months approach and it gets colder here in our headquarter city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Hostwinds puts their “back to the wind” and prepares to hit the streets to tell the world about all the premium web hosting solutions they offer. The Hostwinds team is about to carve the next important mark in our history book as we venture into the realm of “industry trade show exhibitionists“. We recently received delivery of our new trade show booth and event materials which will proudly be displayed at our first major event, UnGagged 2014, promoted as the “Un-missable SEO / Digital Marketing Conference” held in Las Vegas from November 15 – 17th. We are very excited to attend and be a part…

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