All posts by Matt Russell

CIO @ Namecheap, overseeing global infrastructure, cloud & hosting

A dedicated server for just $58.88!

I’m very pleased to announce the latest addition to our Dedicated Server range! For just $58.88/month we’re offering a full dedicated server with an Intel Xeon E3-1220 CPU, 8GB RAM and a 500GB hard drive. SSD is available for just $10/month extra. These servers are Dell R200 based servers, guaranteeing enterprise grade components that deliver … Continue reading A dedicated server for just $58.88!

Urgent security warning that may affect all internet users

Welcome to September. It’s a new month and this yields another security and hacking incident. Back in August, The Register reported that the largest ever quotient of email addresses, usernames and passwords had been put together by groups of Russian hackers. You can read their full report on this here. These hackers collected this data … Continue reading Urgent security warning that may affect all internet users

It’s Official. Using SSL (https://) helps your SEO Ranking

Today, Google officially announced that using a secure https:// connection (achieved through the use of a SSL Certificate) increases the ranking of your site in its results. For some time, many in the SEO community have suspected that using a secure https:// connection had benefits. Matt Cutts, the head of the Webspam team at Google, … Continue reading It’s Official. Using SSL (https://) helps your SEO Ranking

Namecheap.com issues on Monday 26th May

Starting Monday afternoon (EST), we experienced 4 separate outages/issues with the main Namecheap website. These lasted until the early hours of Tuesday morning (EST), rendering some Namecheap.com services completely inaccessible at times. These outages were unplanned and we are extremely sorry for the inconvenience that these caused. In this blog post, I’m going to explain … Continue reading Namecheap.com issues on Monday 26th May

Performance, performance, performance. SSD web hosting is here!

I’m very pleased to announce that we’ve recently updated our business hosting product. Our new business hosting is fully SSD powered, delivering faster performance for the most intensives of websites and applications. Available in both our US and Europe/UK data centers, SSD business hosting is ideal for: Busy business websites E-commerce, including Magento and other … Continue reading Performance, performance, performance. SSD web hosting is here!

Dyn discontinues free DNS. FreeDNS with Namecheap will remain free

Dyn, a popular provider of free DNS products recently announced that it’s free service will cease on May 7th, 2014. This means anyone using their free DNS hosting has to upgrade to a paid version or will get cut off. Their paid version costs $25 per year just for DNS services. For years, Namecheap has … Continue reading Dyn discontinues free DNS. FreeDNS with Namecheap will remain free