October 27, 2008

The Coming of Age for Social Networking

This past year I’ve been amazed by the use of social networking among my friends and family.  In a way, it’s like Microsoft Bob for the Internet in how easy it seems for “computer challenged” people to understand and interact with what’s going on. When I first tried social networking at the beginning of this century with sites like Google’s […]
October 23, 2008

For Immediate Release – Hosting Nation moves to Softlayer facility in Seattle – October 23rd, 2008.

On October 21st and 22nd, 2008 Hosting Nation moved their servers to the Softlayer facility in Seattle. It’s handled via an internal transfer protocol that allows for lightning fast resolution, a process so seamless that it would hardly be noticed on the client side. The reason for the move was speed, by having servers in Seattle there are less ‘hops’ […]
October 16, 2008

Protecting your Privacy the Hosting Nation Way

It’s hard to be anonymous these days. Not so long ago, anonymity was a fairly easy thing to maintain.  Not total anonymity of course, not unless you wanted to live in a cabin in the woods with no power or running water. But the landscape has changed.  Data mining has become a viable form of marketing for many companies, and […]
October 9, 2008

Application Nation – Everything but the Kitchen Sync.

If you’re at all like me, you don’t just work off of one computer.  Odds are you probably have at least one home computer (I have two) plus a work computer.  If you travel (I don’t, but lots of people in my industry do), you’ll likely be working off someone else’s computer or out of an internet cafe. My desktop […]
September 29, 2008

Application Nation – Icebrrg

Hello, Nation! This is the first installment of “Application Nation”.  Application Nation is essentially an excuse for me (I’m Sean, marketing guy for Hosting Nation) to talk about all the new tools and tips we find and share them with the Nation (that’s everybody else). Sometimes we’re using the tools in-house, sometimes we just stumble across them. This week I’ll […]
September 19, 2008

Hurricane Ike causes Largest Internet Outage Since 2003

NEW YORK (AP) — The power blackouts that followed Hurricane Ike have caused the widest outage for U.S. Internet service since 2003, according to a firm that tracks Internet connectivity. Internet connections in Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania were the hardest hit, according to Renesys Corp., but the storm also caused outages in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana. Surrounding […]
September 18, 2008

Welcome to the New Hosting Nation

Dear Nation… Hosting Nation data Inc. is proud to announce that they have established a base of operations in Parksville, BC. Though Hosting Nation Data Inc. has been offering Web Site hosting services since 1999, the new operation is a departure from previous initiatives, in which Hosting Nation offered web hosting and application development as a supplement to graphic design […]