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Our sole Hamiltonian, Max is a digital content strategist with degrees in Marketing and Philosophy. He has worked at the intersection of digital UX and marketing for banks, software creators and agencies. Conferences in South Africa, USA and Australia have invited him to talk about what he’s learned there. Working behind a keyboard suits him well: in a completely different job, he once crashed a truck.

Dedicated CPUs over the years: There's improvement, and then there's this

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A few hundred dollars a month is worth about 100x as much as it used it be.

Clever companies are leaving the public cloud

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We see bare metal improving faster than cloud services. Market analysts see a US$500B opportunity.

International domain price hike 2023

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Our least favourite annual event strikes again, as our provider of .com and other international domains raises prices.

SiteHost expands bare metal options, adds NVIDIA GPUs

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New servers from SiteHost include some incredibly cost-effective Ryzen 9s, and a new GPU Hosting range featuring NVIDIA A40 and A100 GPUs.

CentOS Linux and RHEL: Avoid the fallout

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Things have gotten harder for all those servers and hosting platforms that need to get off CentOS soon.

SiteHost's self-contained, temperature controlled data centre.

How our data centre performed through Auckland’s extreme weather

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Record-setting rainfall, gale-force winds and cyclones are going to challenge any infrastructure. Our data centre got through it all.

Running Elementor Pro and WooCommerce? Update your plugins ASAP

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All versions of Elementor Pro up to (and including) 3.11.6 allow users to escalate to WordPress admin access.

Email not getting through to Gmail addresses? There’s probably an easy fix

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Gmail now requires email senders to be authenticated by an SPF record, or risk being marked as spam. Here’s how to make sure your mail gets through.

Windows Server licence costs will climb in 2023

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A cascade of software licence price increases is hitting the hosting industry. The latest news is from Microsoft.

Choose your business domain carefully, because changing it isn’t easy

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Switching your web address might sound easy, but the practicalities are not.

What a domain’s TLD tells you about its future price

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The wholesale cost of a domain comes down to how the top-level domain (TLD) is regulated, the financial incentives of its registry, and market forces. Read between those lines and you might be able to guess where prices will go next.

Are .kiwi domains worth their higher cost?

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Wondering if a .kiwi domain is worth the relatively steep investment? Here's what you need to know.

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