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This week in JavaScript

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

jQuery Mobile 1.0 released: jQuery Mobile supports all of the major mobile platforms, and then some. .... There is some new documentation too BatmanJS 0.8.0 released: Which adds association support, pagination and stability improvements. Faye-websocket released: The guys behind the Faye Ruby, Node and JavaScript messaging library have released a JavaScript websocket API for anyone to use. Building an advent calendar: Christian Heilmann has written a couple of articles about building an advent calendar for Mozilla, well worth a read. Handpicked jQuery Plugins: David Higgins has compiled a list of jQuery plugins that he's, as the name suggests, handpicked. He's creates it as a github repo and encourages people to fork it. That's it for this week, enjoy.

5 fantastic SEO video resources

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Today we are looking at SEO and have put together a great collection of video resources to get you started on the road to SEO mastery. 1. First off we have "An introduction to SEO", a great video from Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz. If you're new to SEO this is an ideal video to get you started and includes heaps of good advice. 2. Next up we have "SEO Tips From Google Engineer Matt Cutts". A fatastic collection of tips from Google engineer Matt Cutts on how to get your sites ranking higher in search results. 3. "How important is it to have keywords in a domain name?". This video is useful if you're looking to buy a new domain but can't figure out if you want one that contains lots of keywords or a more memorable, brand-able domain name. 4. "An SEO Checklist for New Sites". If you're setting up a new website this is a must watch video to find out how to start marketing your website.

5. And finally "Can coding errors affect how a page is indexed?", ever wondered if poor quality code can hurt your search ranking? Find out in this video from Google. Hosting your website in the same location as your target market can have a positive impact on your page rank for users in that country. Thats why Media72's servers are all located in the UK, not only does this mean your pages will load and respond faster to visitors from or near the UK but if you don't have a .uk domain it will show google that your website is based in the UK. Take a look at our range of UK based hosting plans.

5 reasons why Media72 backups are awesome

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Backing up your website data is extremely important and at Media72 we take data security very seriously. There are many causes of data loss, files can be accidentally deleted, a software crash could corrupt a file, or any number of other reasons. Nobody wants the worst to happen but if it does you need to know you can restore your data quickly and easily. At Media72 we use R1Soft's excellent full server backup system. Here are 5 reasons why we think our backup system is awesome:

  1. We backup all files and data every single hour, thats 24 backup's every day.
  2. Our backups are located in a different data centre to our servers so even in the unlikely event our data centre is completely destroyed you'll still be able to access your data.
  3. Backups can be easily restored by our customers using our backup restore system right from the control panel.
  4. We keep our backups for 14 days, thats 336 recovery points you can choose from.
  5. Choose to restore individual files, your entire account, or even restore files to a different location so you can compare older files with newer ones.
If you'd like to know more about our backup system or want to have your website protected by one of the best systems in the industry please contact our sales team

Announcing green hosting using 100% renewable power

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Media72 have always been committed to being environmentally responsible, we were one of the first companies in the UK to use a fully carbon neutral data centre. In the last few months we have taken our responsibilities one step further and are very excited to announce we have moved all of our servers to a completely new green data centre. What exactly is a green data centre? Well, 100% of our electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, landfill gas and biomass, not a single piece of coal or natural gas is used to provide the power to our data centre. Surely being so green is going to cost more? Well no, we're keeping our prices exactly the same. We believe that the environment is important, as data centres are set to become one of the larger consumers of power it's essential that we try to be as environmentally responsible as we can. The good news for all of our existing customers is that your websites have been using 100% renewable power for the last 3 months! If you'd like to make the switch to a host who not only cares about it's customers but also the environment take a look at our range of shared hosting, ruby on rails hosting, or reseller hosting packages.

Welcome to the Blog

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

First off let me welcome you to the new Media72 hosting blog. The aim of this blog is to provide articles, information, hints and tips for our customers and anyone who runs a website. We will be writing technical articles on the various aspects of hosting ranging from security considerations to software reviews to PHP coding and more. Not only is this a place where we will write about topics we think you should know about and are important, we also want to provide you with the information and articles you want to read. If there is something you want to know abut that relates to web hosting we invite you to suggest an article. We will pick the best, most popular, and interesting questions we receive and answer them on this blog. To kick off the blog with our first article we have written about something many people ask us, "What is the difference between POP and IMAP and which one should I be using?". In this article we take a look at each in turn, tell you what they mean and how to choose the best connection method for you.