GreenGeeks expands their California based web hosting company to Canada. GreenGeeks technical team has been made up of US and Canadian based personal for several years now.
At the request of GreenGeeks Canadian costumers they expanded to Canada. Their data center is based in Toronto, Ontario. This will offer quicker access for costumers along with SEO support and much more.
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Despite the reversal of GoDaddy stance on SOPA Wikipedia will move its domain portfolio to another registrar.
“I am proud to announce that the Wikipedia domain names will move away from GoDaddy. Their position on sopa is unacceptable to us.“
Jimmy Wales later said they would not reverse their decision, stating that GoDaddy’s support of SOPA was not incidental.
You’ve probably heard by now that GoDaddy had supported SOPA. If you’re not familiar with SOPA it stands for Stop Online Piracy Act. While at first glance it sounds like this would be a good thing it’s not. If this bill were to get passed your internet would be censored. If someone categorizes a site as “piracy” you and everyone else in the United States would be blocked from visiting this site regardless if it was really a “bad” site or not. Like many other bills that have been passed to “protect us” from our self, this bill would likely be abused like so many others.
While many other web based companies like Google, Wikipedia, Reddit and several other companies appose the SOPA bill, GoDaddy supports SOPA. For a lot of customers that had already been unhappy with GoDaddy this was the last straw. After GoDaddy announced their support for SOPA they started to see higher than usual cancellations. GoDaddy’s customers started to look for Godaddy alternatives. Some have reported that the cancellations got so bad that they started to drag their feet when customers wanted to transfer their domain names to others hosting providers. After all of this GoDaddy retracted their support for SOPA and put out a statement that they now are against SOPA. Don’t get me wrong I think this is great and all but it’s pure marketing as far as I’m concerned. The only reason why they are against SOPA is because it was costing them money. To me it doesn’t sound like they are really against SOPA their just against losing money. If they want to support what many call the GoDaddy SOPA bill then great support it but don’t change your mind just because you’re losing money.
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GreenGeeks will start offering green VPS web hosting. The new green VPS hosting will be powered by 300% wind energy. GreenGeeks will do this by purchasing three times the wind energy credits.
Their new green VPS plans with start at just under $20 per month and come with 384 MB of ram. GreenGeeks does offer additional VPS plans with more RAM for an additional cost.
The server that will host the VPS with feature the new Dual Quad Core Xeon Nehalam processors by Intel. The servers will also include 24 GB of DDR3 RAM along with RAID 10 storage arrays.
Users will be able to control their VPS with a control panel. This will come with OS re-installs and reboots.
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