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WebNet Hosting Attends HostingCon 2013 in Austin, TX

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The team at WebNet Hosting took it all in at this year’s HostingCon, held in the vibrant city of Austin, TX. Over the course of three days, vendors, exhibitors and industry insiders unveiled new products, made partnerships and traded information about all the latest in the global hosting arena. WebNet Hosting was represented by PJ Taei, Head of Operations and Marketing Manager, Boney Pandya.

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Boney Pandya and PJ Taei at HostingCon 2013 in Austin TX

WebNet attended HostingCon with the hope of learning more about all the new happenings in the field of cloud and dedicated server hosting. They exchanged their own ideas with fellow hosting experts and industry trendsetters, and they gained some valuable information from their peers. PJ and Boney really enjoyed the session entitled, “Build a Community of Engaged Users” by Dreamhost, Media Temple, Rackspace, and GoDaddy as well as “Cloud Diversification” by Codero, OnApp, Rackspace, and ScienceLogic.

Some of the Pictures from HostingCon 2013

Cloud Diversification Session

Cloud Diversification Session At Hosting Con.
In the Panel, Russ Brommel (GlowTouch), Emil Sayegh (Codero), John Engates (RackSpace), Ditlev Brehdahl (OnApp), Antonio Piraino (ScienceLogic)

WebNet with Whmcs

The information both shared and gained during HostingCon will make WebNet and other industry leaders that much more helpful and effective for their customers in 2013. The big news for WebNet in the wake of HostingCon is the fact that they have joined i2Coalition (the Internet Infrastructure Coalition), a group determined to support those that “build the nuts and bolts of the Internet.”

Overall, HostingCon 2013 was an incredible opportunity to meet, network and let loose with other companies like, WHMCS, cPanel, The WHIR, Idera, CloudFlare, and more. WebNet Hosting is already looking forward to HostingCon 2014, which will be held in Miami, FL.

WebNet Hosting Joins Internet Advocacy and Innovation Leader i2Coalition

WebNet Hosting announces decision to join a league of industry leaders in a unified coalition to raise awareness about-and advocate for-the Internet and the forces that establish web infrastructure. As a cohesive group of standard-setting technology and Internet-based outlets, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition hopes to influence policy makers and promote public awareness.

WebNet Hosting, a fully managed dedicated server and cloud hosting provider, has announced today that the company has joined forces with other leaders in the industry as a member of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition).

The i2Coalition is made up of U.S. and international Internet infrastructure providers and technology firms that share a common mission to promote the growth, freedom and vitality of the Internet and the Internet infrastructure industry. The coalition focuses on facilitating “public policy, education and advocacy” as well as developing market-driven standards formed by the consensus of industry experts, giving the trade a unified voice.

After meeting with the members of the i2Coalition at HostingCon 2013 in Austin TX, the WebNet Hosting team decided to become a part of the collaborative movement to influence policy makers and the general public in an effort to serve as one of the industry?s leading voices of the Internet and the Internet infrastructure industries. WebNet Hosting CEO PJ Taei states that the company “is proud to be a part of i2Coalition and supports them in their effort.” He went on to state: “Being part of a community that supports Internet freedom is good for everyone.” Watch the complete interview of PJ on YouTube.

About WebNet Hosting
WebNet Hosting has been a leading global dedicated server hosting provider for over a decade. The company is known for their solid hosting solutions and extensive assistance and customer support. To learn more about the i2Coalition, visit i2coalition.com.

WebNet Hosting offers a promotion to try EasyWebContent Products

EasyWebContent or EWC as it is normally referred is a cloud based software company that has products for website building. Recently EWC launched a Cloud based Presenter tool. WebNet Hosting had visited their beta launch party and was very impressed with the tool. Here is a link to the blog about their launch party attended by WebNet Hosting.

The EasyWeb Content Presenter is a free, cloud-based application allows anyone, from designers to small businesses and non-profit organizations, to maximize the value of their web properties with light, highly interactive features. Easy WebContent Presenter (EWC Presenter) makes it dramatically easier for designers and novices alike to create interactive presentations, animations, infographics, landing pages, product demos and more, entirely in HTML5.

EWC Presenter is the only fully HTML5-based application designed to offer users a variety of features that are fit for both novice and experienced designers, including:

– Templates for HTML5-based presentations, infographics, product demos and banner ads

– Drag and drop photos, videos, shapes, icons, audio and other rich media content directly onto the canvas and customize them

– Animation tools for making presentations and infographics interactive and engaging

– Special effects for adding drop shadows and reflections to image, text and other content.

– Publishing and embedding tools that allow creations to be viewed by anyone on any browser or device without special plugins as opposed to traditional tools that rely on flash.

With EWC Presenter, users of the previous generations of presentation software such as flash and powerpoint will feel right at home with an interface that makes it easy to create slides with images, text, animations, transitions and more.

WebNet Hosting & EasyWebContent

WebNet Hosting is currently offering a free promotion to try EasyWebContent Products on all of its hosting products. The promotion is for 7 days untill April 26th and is free of charge.

World’s Most Popular SEO Service Now Offered at WebNet Hosting

Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 27, 2013 – WebNet Hosting – one of the leading providers of specialized web hosting services (e.g. various types of audio, video and FFMpeg hosting) has partnered with Attracta – the world’s most popular SEO (search engine optimization) service.

The arrangement between WebNet Hosting and Attracta has one main goal – to make SEO and building an online presence in reach of every small business website that doesn’t have any additional budget to hire an SEO company.

“The competition in today’s internet grows every day, no matter what kind of business your website is meant to promote. The only difficulty is that most small business owners don’t have much additional funds to hire professional SEO experts,” said PJ Taei – president of WebNet Hosting. “By using solutions like Attracta, everyone can get an edge when entering the world of online marketing.”

The way Attracta integrates with the hosting accounts at WebNet Hosting is almost transparent from the user’s point of view. The tools can be found and accessed through the standard administration panel (cPanel). Additionally, each client can sign up for a free account at Attracta’s official website.

Attracta is also known for making a difference in the market by allowing users to claim top listings in Google Local. Many people report that the service has brought their businesses new clients who wouldn’t have found them otherwise.

“We really want to make this easy to use. Most of our small business users don’t have expertise in online technology, working with scripts or optimization software. Our most important goal is to make basic SEO available to everyone,” said Taei. “These days, over 80% of consumers use the web to search for local products and services. That’s why having an online presence is so important.”

The set of newly available features and benefits includes: Google backlink check (allowing each client to find out the condition their site is in according to Google), link building (inclusion in the Business Directory at Attracta), easy script installs (scripts like Google Analytics installed with a couple of clicks on any website), and more.

WebNet Hosting specializes in various forms of web hosting services. Apart from the basic shared hosting platforms, the company also offers a wide range of task-optimized plans, like: audio hosting, VPS hosting, video hosting (e.g. FFMpeg hosting), and media streaming servers (e.g. Wowza hosting).

One more interesting fact about this partnership is that all these new features are available to all WebNet Hosting clients for no additional charge (including new clients). The new tools can be accessed anytime and used on any hosting plan.

For more information on the partnership between WebNet Hosting and Attracta please visit: http://www.webnethosting.net/attracta-wnh-partnership/

About WebNet Hosting:

Celebrating our 10th year in business in 2012, WebNet Hosting is an industry leading provider of Shared, Reseller, VPS, Dedicated, eCommerce web hosting. Privately held and based in Arlington VA, the company was founded in 2002 by Founder & current Chairman PJ Taei. Fore more visit http://www.webnethosting.net 

About Attracta:

Attracta is a California-based company providing search engine visibility services in more than 90 countries worldwide. For more visit https://www.attracta.com

WebNet Hosting Partners With CloudFlare to Give Their Clients a Completely New, Free Service

Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 5, 2013 – WebNet Hosting – leading provider in specialized web hosting solutions (PrestaShop hosting, SHOUTcast hosting and video hosting) has partnered with CloudFlare – the online security and performance giant.

The goal of the partnership is to provide WebNet Hosting clients with a completely new service, which will make their sites load twice as fast and protect them from all kinds of online hacker attacks and spammers.

This bold statement is something that both the CloudFlare CEO and WebNet Hosting president guarantee can be backed up with raw data.

“We realize that the issue of site speed is getting more and more important every day. This becomes apparent with Google striking down on slow sites, and users’ willingness to wait for a site to load decreasing dramatically,” said PJ Taei, president of WebNet Hosting. “This is why we’ve chosen CloudFlare to be our partner and help us in delivering the best service we can.”

Taei continues: “Promising that we can make a website twice as fast may seem like something that’s hard to believe, but quite simply it is the average result most users experience when using CloudFlare with a good and reliable web hosting account.”

WebNet Hosting is known in the market for their specialized audio and video FFmpeg hosting services, as well as platform-specific hosting, including environments optimized for WordPress and Joomla.

CloudFlare runs 23 data centers strategically located around the world, which are primarily designed to supercharge websites and improve their security regardless of their size. Once a website is a part of CloudFlare, its traffic gets routed through CloudFlare’s infrastructure.

One of the most interesting aspects of this partnership is that the whole service and all of its benefits are available for free (for all hosting plans and types), and they don’t require any long or short term commitment.

Furthermore, clients do not have to take care of any difficult setup process. CloudFlare works as a service-on-demand, which means that every client can activate it on their WebNet Hosting account with a couple of clicks.

“One more thing that we’re proud of is that this new CloudFlare integration works really well with our PrestaShop hosting packages and connects to our fast and reliable infrastructure transparently from the client’s point of view,” said Taei.

The service is available to all new clients who sign up to WebNet Hosting. There are no restrictions or hidden requirements. Moreover, apart from the service itself, WebNet Hosting also provides specialized support and documentation.

About WebNet Hosting:
Celebrating our 10th year in business in 2012, WebNet Hosting is an industry leading provider of Shared, Reseller, VPS, Dedicated, eCommerce web hosting. Privately held and based in Arlington VA, the company was founded in 2002 by Founder & current Chairman PJ Taei. Fore more visit http://www.webnethosting.net

About CloudFlare:
CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network. Fore more on CloudFlare visit http://www.cloudflare.com

What to expect in 2013 from WebNet Hosting – A Sneak Peek

Welcome 2013 from everyone at WebNet Hosting!
Happy New Year to everyone! We have entered 2013 successfully by surviving the end of the world prediction in 2012. As we look into the present and the future from here, we at WebNet Hosting would like to give you a little preview of how 2012 proved successful for us and our views on the Web Hosting industry.

Ecommerce Shopping Carts:
At WebNet Hosting, we proudly call ourselves an E-commerce hosting provider. We have posted a lot of useful articles about the 20 Most Popular Shopping carts and useful tips for many different shopping carts. As Ecommerce industry and shopping carts continue to grow, shopping carts such as Magento, Prestashop and OpenCart are leading the way. Constant innovation, modules, themes, templates are being added to these shopping carts by their huge community of developers. In 2012, Prestashop shopping cart from France, stood out as the clear winner in terms of downloads, features and popularity.

Video Sharing Scripts:
In 2012, WebNet Hosting started providing support for FFMpeg hosting and it?s supported video libraries and scripts. Various open source video sharing scripts such as ClipBucket, ClipShare, PHPmotion require that the server they run on support FFMpeg Hosting. At WebNet, we installed and tested all the video scripts that are available over the internet on our servers and extended our support to them. These video sharing scripts have gained popularity in 2012 as they are regarded as YouTube Clone Scripts and can be used by anyone who wants to create a video sharing website such as YouTube, Dailymotion etc.

Data Center:
During the last quarter of 2012, WebNet Hosting started making investment in improving its data center infrastructure to continue providing exception customer service to our customers. We chose a Tier 4 Data Center in Columbus, Ohio to launch our new Cloud Hosting Infrastructure. Now WebNet Hosting has servers located in Lansing, MI, Columbus OH, and Houston, TX. Lansing, MI & Houston TX are both Tier 3 data centers housing our Shared, and Dedicated Servers, while Columbus OH is a Tier 4 data center and will be housing our complete Cloud Hosting infrastructure which will be used to host all of our Cloud VPS Hosting packages, Newly launched Dedicated server platform, and Cloud Hosted Infrastructure. We have invested in resources to expand bandwidth, enhance connectivity, reinforce reliability, and secure data.

Whats new in 2013 from WebNet Hosting for our customers!

Fresh Redesigned WebSite:
Yes, our website is going to be completely redesigned and launched by the mid of January 2013. We guarantee that our new website will be very exciting providing customers with useful information regarding hosting products, shopping carts, CMS?s, video scripts etc. We want to make sure that our customers feel high quality of user experience when they visit our site and get the information that they are looking for.

CDN (Content Delivery Network):
We have launched a new CDN partnered with CloudFlare. With over 50 locations worldwide, the CDN will allow your website to run super fast no matter what location your website is being accessed from. We will be offering this CDN platform to all of our customers in 2013.

Cloud Hosted Infrastructure:
Yes its here! After 2 years of hard work, WebNet Hosting has launched its own private cloud infrastructure housed in Columbus OH Tier 4 Datacenter with full redundancy including A/B power backup. Our Cloud Hosted Infrastructure will be used to host all of our new Cloud VPS Hosting packages & Dedicated servers as well as all of our Cloud Hosted Infrastructure. You will soon see these packages launched on our new website in January of 2013.

Fully Managed Cloud VPS Hosting Packages:
We will soon be launching our Cloud VPS Hosting package. Our Cloud VPS Hosting package is VPS Hosting but in the Cloud. What exactly is Cloud VPS Hosting? Cloud VPS Hosting is a secure virtual container with our cloud infrastructure providing optimum scalability & reliability allowing users to host their Websites, CMS?s, Shopping Carts, Video Software?s and applications on a secure container without the hefty fee of a dedicated server. Cloud VPS Hosting packages will start at $39.95/month. We will offer fully managed services for our Cloud VPS Hosting packages, as we find that most of our customers are looking for full management and want our senior admins to take care of support and everything that comes with owning your own server.

Newly purchased Dedicated Servers:
We have partnered with Dell and will be offering a new series of dedicated servers that will have the option of being fully managed or not managed. Our partnership with Dell will allow us to provide cost effective dedicated servers with the option of management, at a very cost effective price. The new processors are green and power efficient. All of our servers are located in a Tier 4 Data center with redundant power and redundant connectivity.

There?s of course more coming, but what fun is it to not keep some items Secret? We are all excited for 2013, and we hope you are as well. Thanks to all of our customers for your continued support and business, we are looking forward to a great year in 2013. Happy Holidays & Happy New Year from everyone at WebNet Hosting!

Popeyes’s Buttermilk Biscuit Stuffing

In what has become an annual holiday tradition, WebNet support guy and New Orleans native Vincent has been making his Thanksgiving stuffing out of Popeye’s buttermilk biscuits for several years. He found the recipe online quite a long time ago and to his surprise, it is no longer found on the interwebs. In an effort to keep this treat alive, he wishes to pass on his version of the recipe to you.

Ingredients:
– 10 Popeyes buttermilk biscuits
– 1 large Popeyes side of Cajun Rice
– 1 lb ground pork (optional)
– 1 cup fresh oysters (optional)
– 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
– 4 ribs celery, diced
– 1 large yellow onion
– 2 bunches green onion, chopped
– 5 whole extra large eggs
– 16oz chicken stock
– 1/2 cup olive oil
– 4 oz butter
– 1 tbl garlic, chopped
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/2 tsp whole dried thyme
– 1/2 tsp while dried rosemary
– 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
– 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
– 1/4 tsp ground red pepper
– 4 bay leaves, whole
– 1/4 cup bread crumbs

If used, season pork with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Brown in oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Set aside for later use. If used, poach oysters until the begin to curl and turn opaque. Cool, drain and reserve for later.

Dice and chop veggies and keep in separate bowls or piles.
Cut each Popeyes biscuit into 4 pieces and place into a medium size mixing bowl, add cool chicken stock, eggs and most of the parsley. Add pork and oysters (if used) and let soak.

While biscuit mixture soaks:
Add Olive oil and butter to a heavy saute pot over a medium/high heat. Once hot, add the celery and saute for approximately one minute. Nest, add the yellow onions and saute for aproximately 30 seconds then add
the green onions.

Allow this mixture to saute long enough for the yellow onions to turn a light nutty color and then add your spices, ground peppers and garlic and cook for approximately 2 minutes (do not burn the garlic!)
Remove from the stove and allow to cool. Using a large spoon, combine the cooked vegetable into biscuit mixture. Finish by transferring mixture into a 9×13 baking pan, top with a few pats of butter and the
remainder of parsley. Bake until golden brown. (Approximately 30 at 350 degrees.)

Popeyes's Buttermilk Biscuit Stuffings

NOTE: Vincent plays around with the ingredients quite a bit since he likes more garlic and doesn’t like oysters. It always comes out fantastic!

WebNet Hosting attends the beta launch party of Easy WebContent Prestenter in Baltimore

At WebNet Hosting, we our always interested to learn more about what’s happening new in the field of internet and technology. This interest of ours landed us at Emerging Technology Center in Baltimore which is an incubator for variousWebNet Hosting attends the beta launch party of Easy WebContent Presenter start-ups companies. One start-up company called Easy WebContent were doing a demo of their new product called the Easy Web Presenter. The product is supposed to have a demo launch on October 1st.

The EWPresenter is a cloud-based HTML5 animation tool putting users in complete control of creating web and mobile friendly interactive content. As an attendee to the event we had the opportunity to
– Be the First to see and demo the Easy WebContent Presenter
– Give our inputs regarding the product
– Meet with the founder and the team of Easy WebContent
– Network with the Baltimore Tech Community
– Enjoy the free sandwiches, sodas and cookies!

We were asked to try the EWPresenter, which we felt is a great online product to create HTML5 animation. People with zero technical skills can try the product and create interactive animations and web pages. There was a large group of Easy WebContent Teampeople invited to try the product and create cool animation with their imagination. Easy WebContent’s team was active throughout the event and asking for feedback from about the product. There was also a prize money of $100 apple gift card for the person who creates the best animation. Even though our team tried to come up with a good animation, we were not able to grab the prize.

WebNet Hosting visits old Alabanza Facility in Baltimore

WebNet Hosting had purchased its first server in 2003 by a Baltimore based company called Alabanza. Before cPanel automated control panel and WHMCS, Alabanza had developed their own proprietary Domain System Manager software, Control Panel and billing system. The software and the automated web hosting solutions provided by Alabanza were used by over 300 hosting companies including WebNet Hosting.

In 2003, the founder of WebNet Hosting Mr. PJ Taei, decided to collaborate with Alabanza in order to start the company. The partnership led to immediate success with WebNet Hosting locating its servers within the Alabanza facility and providing the clients with over 25 hosting features and full automation.

Mr. PJ Taei visits Alabanza facility in Baltimore

After 4 years of success with the Alabanza network, WebNet Hosting decided it was time to improve server speed and hosting features, so WebNet Hosting decided to begin moving its servers to a new privately owned facility.  Since 2007, WebNet Hosting now operates its servers out of Sterling, Virginia as well as Lansing Michigan.