Technology companies are embracing open source as a commercial advantage, as demonstrated by 2 of the announcements made at Gigaom Structure in San Francisco. Back in January 2013, Rackspace announced its decision to design and build its own servers. And following in the steps Facebook and Google, Rackspace made plans to do so using the Open Compute project format. Today, Rackspace announced its new OnMetal servers, which will be soon be available in the Rackspace Northern Virginia region. The new single-tentant servers are geared towards addressing the noisy neighbor problem that occurs in multitenant servers, according to Jonathan Vanian. Multitenant servers […]
Conflict of Interest? Dreamhost and WPEngine?
This was brought to my attention this morning as I was looking more into the details of DreamPress, which is Dreamhost‘s new WordPress-centric hosting solution to give more power to those WP-centric sites and customers. Like I’ve mentioned publicly before, I’ve been a long-time customer of Dreamhost for my smaller sites, since 2007, and I’ve been very happy with what I’ve gotten, especially since my expectations of performance and usage were in check. And at the very same time I’m also a fan of what WP Engine has going on and have some great convos with a number of their […]
ZippyKid Adds SPDY Support for SSL Customers
Not familiar with SPDY (pronounced speedy, btw) protocol, the networking protocol via Google? It’s an open protocol that is working toward standardization as an advanced latency system for such things as load time, security, and more. In layman’s terms, Google’s SPDY is a system which makes the web faster. It does not replace HTTP but modifies the way HTTP requests and responses are sent and received, and ZippyKid has added it for their existing customers with version 2.0 support. With SPDY, you don’t need to do things like add multiple hostnames for assets in your HTML, to get around the concurrent […]
A Chat with Vid Luther, Founder of ZippyKid
Some may argue that 2013 is the year of the responsive WordPress design and I can see it from both sides but I can’t imagine that anyone would disagree that this is definitely the year of managed hosting for WordPress. The trend is nothing but up-and-to-the-right as more and more theme shops, individuals, and entrepreneurs are considering adding a hosted layer to their core offering and services. We’re keeping track of all of it here at WP Daily! We’re also trying to reach out to some of the key players and get their perspective on how they’ve seen the market […]
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