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Google Buys GrandCentral Communications for 50 million

At first glance at the headlines, I thought they bought technology that dealt with the railway transportation system.  But my assumption could be farther from that.

Grand Central is a US technology company based in California that allows you to have one phone number for life.
Basically, that phone number will forward to your cell phone, home phone, hotel phone, etc. There is also a centralized
voice mail system and it’s all tied with via web based administration. (more…)

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Web Disk – New Feature of Cpanel Version 11

Besides the new x3 theme and many feature enhancements, Cpanel 11 comes with a “Web Disk”. It allows you to map a network drive to your website directory. You can now copy and paste as if you were working with a local folder. No more messing around with FTP programs and settings.

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Troubleshooting Email Problems

Increased Spam filters, Spyware/Internet Scanners, and ISP filters seem to be the major causes of email trouble tickets.

The number one problem I get is “I can receive email but I can’t send.” This usually follows my question, “Who is your Internet Service Provider?” Majority of ISPs are blocking 3rd party SMTP (TCP Port 25) in an attempt to prevent spam from their networks.

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Expired Domain Names

I have been in the hosting business for almost 10 years now and I see this over and over again, domain names expire without the owner’s knowledge. Letting your domain names expire can be costly. Once your domain name enters the “Redemption” period, it can cost upwards of $200.00 to get it back. Worse, it can be claimed by domain name squatters.

Here are some of the things to keep your domain names up to date! (more…)

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