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Eating Your Own Dog Food

My first “real” job was in food and beverage. I worked in fairly expensive restaurants at a major European tourism destination for a number of years. One of the things that I learnt while there was that if you wanted to effectively sell food or wine you had to actually like it yourself. Sure, some […]

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Making Hosting Sexy In Portland

Earlier this week I was in Portland, Oregon for the cPanel conference. On Wednesday morning I gave the keynote. I’m not sure if cPanel or anyone else recorded it, so in the interim here are my slides: Make Hosting Sexy from Blacknight My talk wasn’t about sex, obviously, but picked up on some of the […]

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Hear Me Speak At cPanel’s Conference In Portland

I’ve been invited to speak at the upcoming cPanel conference in Portland, Oregon. The conference, which takes place between October 3rd and October 5th, will cover a range of topics of interest to cPanel users and web hosting providers in general. So what will I be speaking on? My keynote is entitled: “How Can You […]

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

I’ll keep this short and to the point .. We are currently hiring for a number of positions and we plan on advertising several more over the next couple of weeks. If you’d like to see all our current vacancies go here. So why would you want to work for us? Last year I asked […]

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Hitting The Road

Later this week I’ll be “hitting the road”. It’s a very busy time of the year, with multiple international conferences being held in various parts of the world. I’ll end up being “on the road” for nearly 3 weeks, which is quite long even by my standards. While it would be impossible (and not terribly productive) […]

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Taking It On The Chin

One of the things we’ve always done as a company is try to maintain a degree of transparency with our clients regarding service issues. What does that mean? It means that whenever there is a scheduled maintenance window or something “blows up” that we try our best to communicate this to clients. Some people would […]

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Exposing New TLDs Via Usage

This site lives at a .hosting domain name. Not because I didn’t have any suitable .com domain names to use, but because I chose to use an appropriate domain. And by domain I mean the whole thing ie. both sides of the dot. So it made sense, as I pointed out, to opt for a […]

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Killing Products Is Good

Hosting providers like us offer a lot of different products and services. Some are popular, some aren’t. Some fill an obvious gap, while others target the “long tail”. The “long tail” is fascinating, but I digress. At the moment we are conducting an in-depth review of how we do things. Why? Because it’s long overdue. […]

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How Can You Make Hosting Sexy?

IT is boring. Domains aren’t “sexy” or “exciting” and to be frank anyone who gets excited about a server probably needs to get out more. That may seem to be an odd statement coming from me, but it’s not far from the truth. Hosting is an incredibly important service. Screw it up and people’s websites […]

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