Archive for July, 2013

No dark fiber? Relocate or colocate.

Published on July 16, 2013 at 10:41 am by iWeb Technologies in: Hosting Essentials

For many growing organizations that conduct business over the web, even those with the financial resources and expertise to build their own data center, in-house web hosting is sometimes rendered too expensive or even impossible by the limited availability of network infrastructure.

When dark fiber network connections are not available, it’s a question of relocation to an available network route, often in a larger city where rents are higher, or colocation in a pre-existing data center where you can rent only the fully-serviced space you need, as and when you need it.

This article will give you some background on dark fiber networks, their availability, and the colocation option.Dark Fiber (more…)


The Google Army

Published on July 10, 2013 at 5:03 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Web Marketing Articles

A couple of weeks ago Google released its transparency report, which includes a safe browsing report that describes the number of malware and phishing websites its Safe Browsing program detects each week.

In a blog post to announce the launch of the report, Google said it is flagging up to a massive 10,000 websites per day. This is an incredible amount of phishing and malware to add to the already plentiful helpings of spam Google is fighting against. And although much of this malware and spam is detected algorithmically (Google talks about ‘Safe Browsing’s Client Side Phishing detection algorithm’ and its ’safe browsing scanners‘), if this side of Google’s operation has followed in the footsteps of the search quality algorithm, the human effort to detect, verify and re-evaluate pages and the algorithm’s performance must be considerable.

In fact, Google has always used an army of humans to evaluate content and their own search results in order to improve their service. Here are a few interesting (more…)