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July, 2010

  • 22 July

    Twitter to open Utah data center later this year

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    To help keep up with ever-increasing traffic, Twitter is set to open up a new custom-built data center in Utah later this year. Considering 300,000 new Twitter users log on every day, the site desperately needs to expand its capacity. The data center is being built especially for Twitter’s needs. …

  • 16 July

    World Cup Final was most-Tweeted event ever

    World Cup Final

    Twitter announced yesterday that World Cup Final on July 11 marked the highest period of activity in the site’s history. During the last fifteen minutes of the match, Twitter users sent out more than 2,000 Tweets per second. This number jumped to 3,051 when Spain scored its winning goal. The …

  • 5 July

    Twitter has 99.1% uptime for June

    twitter uptime

    According to uptime service monitor Pingdom, social networking site Twitter had a June uptime figure of 99.17%. Although this sounds high, it is actually low by industry standards, especially for a large site like Twitter with so many resources at its disposal. The 0.83% downtime figure equates to 5 hours …

May, 2010

  • 3 May

    Managing Reseller Payments

    One common mistake that web hosting resellers make is jumping into the hosting business without any solid plan for customer management. In an ideal world, customers always pay on time and upgrades always go according to plan. The fact is, however, both you and your customers will make mistakes. The …

April, 2010

  • 16 April

    Twitter to move to its own data center

    Twitter announced plans yesterday to move from its managed-hosting provider to its very own data center. The social networking site is currently the twelfth-busiest on the Internet and growing. To give you an idea, Twitter’s traffic grew 1,358% last year alone! During peak hours, as many as 1,000 tweets are …

  • 13 April

    Is Twitter going to launch its own URL shortener?

    According to blog Domain News, Twitter has acquired a new domain name: twee.tt. While the company has yet to relegate the Trinidad and Tobago name to any specific purpose, there are rumours that it will be used to create a URL shortener. If this is true, it could spell the …

March, 2010

  • 23 March

    4 Tools to monitor site uptime

    One of the most important things you can do for your website is to make sure you have some type of monitoring. The last thing you want is to get an email or call from an irate customer because your site is down. Here are four web-based monitoring tools that …

  • 8 March

    Twitter surpasses 10 billion tweets

    Ever since Jack Dorsey published Twitter’s first tweet on March 21, 2006, the online service has skyrocketed in popularity. Almost four years later, the 10 billionth tweet has been broadcast. It is unknown exactly when the message was sent. Twitter’s best estimate is some time within the last 24 hours …

  • 1 March

    Twitter the latest among big players to leave MySQL for Cassandra

    With a name that even sounds like the beautiful love interest of a secret affair, Cassandra appears to be positioning itself to steal the hearts of those once in love with MySQL. Twitter is now set to replace its MySQLdatabase system with the open source home wrecker. Cassandra was originally …

February, 2010

  • 11 February

    Micro-blogging on your own domain with StatusNet


    Twitter has become very popular in a short amount of time. With it, users can post short updates about what they are currently doing, working on, thinking, or viewing/accessing. For businesses, it is a good way to communicate with others who might not be in the same office or even …