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Web Host GoDaddy Acquires WordPress Hosting Specialist ManageWP

Web Host GoDaddy Acquires WordPress Hosting Specialist ManageWP

Web Host GoDaddy Acquires WordPress Hosting Specialist ManageWP

Web host GoDaddy Inc. (GoDaddy) has acquired WordPress hosting specialist ManageWP. GoDaddy, which has headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, is recognized as being one of the world’s largest hosting providers with “the world’s largest cloud platform” focused on solutions for SMEs and larger organizations that require a professional website. Established in 1997, the company has a presence in a number of countries including India. Its purchase of ManageWP will allow GoDaddy to offer a “single destination for best-In-class WordPress management and hosting” by enhancing its WordPress management tools.

WordPress is an Open Source (OS) Content Management Solution (CMS) that is available free of charge. It is the leading CMS on the internet, with WordPress underpinning roughly 20% of all websites. It is supported by a global community who create free and commercial addons and templates that change the look, feel and functionality of websites. ManageWP, which has headquarters in Belgrade, Serbia, bills itself as offering “everything a true WordPress professional needs, like security scans, uptime monitoring, SEO, plugin and theme management, analytics, sub user access, content moderation, and a lot more”. Financial aspects of the deal have not been released.

“GoDaddy and ManageWP have a shared vision to empower the WordPress community and build great technology,” explained ManageWP’s founder, Vladimir Prelovac. “We’re both powered by the cloud, which will simplify product integration and accelerate next-generation product development. Combining both companies is a great win for web developers and designers around the world.”

Emerson Introduces Mobile App for Managing Tiny Data Centers

Emerson Introduces Mobile App for Managing Tiny Data Centers

Brought to you by Data Center Knowledge

A server closet in the corner of an office or in a hospital may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about data centers, but the reality is that an enormous amount of the world’s IT capacity sits in small rooms just like that.

They may be small, but they have been growing in importance in recent years. Retailers put more and more IT capacity in their stores to support new digital customer experiences, while organizations like hospitals and universities are consolidating their infrastructure, meaning the footprint that’s left behind becomes more critical, according to JP Valiulis, who oversees marketing for thermal management products at Emerson Network Power.

“These closets are becoming a little bit more strategically important,” he said.

As such, they present a new market opportunity for Emerson, which has its Liebert cooling units installed in hundreds of thousands of these IT rooms. The opportunity is to give those existing customers a better tool to manage that infrastructure.

Today, at Data Center World in New Orleans, Emerson launched a mobile app that enables remote management of small data centers. For $600 or so, you can monitor alarms, temperature, and humidity in hundreds if not thousands of IT rooms from your smartphone, and if the rooms happen to be cooled by Liebert units, you get some sophisticated monitoring capabilities specific to those units.

The biggest concerns of the people overseeing this infrastructure are cooling capacity (they are hardly ever designed with accurate assessments of future IT requirements, according to Valiulis), maintenance, and monitoring. In many cases, owners of IT closets don’t have a way to monitor basic things like alarming, temperature, and humidity.

The mobile app, called iCOM CMS, provides one-way communication if you’re outside your organization’s firewall, meaning it only sends you temperature, humidity, and alarm info, but you cannot make changes through the app. Once inside the firewall, however, you can do things like changing set points and reconfiguring alarm notifications remotely, as if you were standing in front of the cooling unit.

The application also provides an easier-than-usual way to connect IT rooms to existing building management systems, which is typically a complicated and expensive process, according to Valiulis.

The application is not currently integrated with Emerson’s big Data Center Infrastructure Management suite, called Trellis, but that integration is on the roadmap. “The data from this would be fed right into the DCIM,” he said.

Another feature that’s coming in the future is the capability to collect and store operational data the application gathers and analyze it to help users make informed decisions when they are managing their distributed IT infrastructure.

 

How to Build a Blog in 3 Simple Steps

How to Build a Blog in 3 Simple Steps

September 15, 2016 Megan Hendrickson

Congratulations! You’ve finally decided to start your own blog. You’re on the path toward creating a website that perfectly reflects your brand, brings in revenue, and helps with search engine optimization. Oh, and delights your readers too!

But before we get carried away thinking about your future blogging successes, we’ve got to actually build a blog. Thankfully, when you use the right tools, setting up a well-designed blog is really easy. Just follow these three simple steps.

  1. Select a Hosting Company

Every blog needs a place to live. Just like a real-world business, your blog has to have a physical location where you can store your product (in this case, the files of your website) so customers (your blog’s readers) can access them. This physical place is a specialized computer called a server. And that’s where web hosting companies, like Optiweb, come in. We provide space on a server for your website to reside. And WordPress, the world’s most popular blogging platform, is our niche market.

For more than two years, WordPress has recommended Optiweb as a top hosting company. And there are a lot of reasons why: we support all WordPress functionality, have a one-click WordPress install, provide expert tech support 24/7, and offer a 30-day money back guarantee. On top of that, signing up with optiweb is affordable. All you have to do is visit the Optiweb homepage.

After you select your desired hosting package, you will choose your domain name. Optiweb will check the database of all domains to make sure you aren’t trying to buy a name that already exists.

Additionally, you’ll notice you have several top-level domains (TLDs) to choose from, including:

  • .com
  • .club
  • .net
  • .tech
  • .space
  • .website
  • .online
  • .org
  • .info
  • .biz
  • .site
  • .co
  • .us
  • .name

After you have selected your domain name, simply fill out basic account information, choose any add-on services that interest you, fill out your payment information, press submit, and you’re ready to roll.

2. Install WordPress

Installing WordPress sounds complicated, but Optiweb only ask you to do one simple thing: click a button.

To install WordPress, go to the cPanel, find the section called “MOJO Marketplace,” select “One-Click Installs,” and then click on the WordPress icon located at the blog section at the top of the page.

Once you have selected the “WordPress” button, click “install,” and your installation preferences will appear on the next page.

  • Choose where you want to install WordPress. Select which domain you’d like to use WordPress on.
  • Advanced Options. This section will allow you to set up your username and password for login. Make sure that the “automatically create a new database for this installation” box is selected, unless you have another database set up that you’d like to use.
  • Indicate that you have read the “Terms and Conditions.”

Once you have followed these steps and pressed “install,” your new WordPress blog is set up. All that is left to do is log in to your new blog and start customizing the look and the feel.

  1. Login to Your New Blog and Pick a Theme

WordPress makes logging into your blog simple. Just click on your login URL (for example,www.WhateverYourNewDomainIs.com/wp-admin) and enter your username and password.

When you first log in, you’ll notice that your blog looks a bit boring. To spruce things up, you need to select a theme. A WordPress theme is your blog’s facade. It controls the look, feel, design, and all other front-end elements of your website.

There are several ways to do this, but one of the most common is to select a free theme fromWordPress. If you are interested in something fancier, you can buy an affordable WordPress template in the MOJO Marketplace.

For the aesthetically challenged, we’ve put together this guide to choosing a well-designed theme. But no matter how creative (or not) you are, there are some basic principles you should follow when picking a theme.

  • Select one that has only one or two easy-to-read fonts (Arial, Courier, Verdana, and Times New Roman are always safe choices).
  • Make sure it is mobile responsive.
  • Choose a theme that is customizable, so you can inject your own personality.
  • Only purchase a theme that updates automatically with WordPress.

Now all that is left to do is to start generating awesome content. Blogging success, here you come!

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