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Zimbra Power Tip: Use Persona settings to easily manage emails and control costs

Today, we are going to discuss how to save time and money by using the Zimbra Persona setting to handle multiple account and domain aliases inside your webmail. Here is a question asked by one our XMission hosting customers: “We want to have separate accounts so that our craft business emails can show jane@craftydomain.com instead […]

3 Questions to Help You Choose between Shared Hosting and Cloud Infrastructure

A common question I get as the product manager for XMission’s Web Hosting business is, “Should I choose Shared Web Hosting or Cloud Infrastructure?” The two products have some similar features, yet provide different hosting experiences. Here are the three questions that I ask customers to help them decide on which product to select. 1. […]

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Colocation or Cloud?

With so much media attention focused on cloud hosting, companies might feel compelled to move everything there. We all have those IT decision maker moments where the status quo no longer works and we realize that we need to stop mulling over the options and actually pick a new solution for X. Perhaps your current […]

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3 Reasons XMission Cloud Infrastructure is better than AWS

 I often get asked why an individual or business would want to host their VPS on XMission’s Cloud Infrastructure over a larger provider like Amazon. After all, AWS is the market behemoth, hosting huge sites in different locales around the world. How can a small local hosting company beat out AWS? Here are 3 reasons: […]

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Data Centers: A Dramatically Changing Industry

NOTE: I wrote the following while preparing to be on a panel discussion at the University of Utah recently regarding the data center industry. The data center and telecommunications industry is a dynamic, even mercurial, industry full of change, opportunity, and often unpredictable challenges. I’ve worked in this industry for 17 years and thought it might be helpful to provide […]

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Use the Cloud Infrastructure API to Automatically Resize Your Server

The RESTful API is one of the more interesting and useful features of XMission’s Cloud Infrastructure service. The API exposes nearly all the features of the control panel in a consistent and well documented interface. This article will demonstrate how to use the API to automatically resize your server’s RAM dynamically, without the need to […]

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How XMission spam and virus filtering works.

Today I would like to go a little deeper than the typical “4 reasons” type articles I commonly post. As a pioneer of Internet services, XMission has been providing particularly amazing email services for 20 years. We are very good at it and dedicate a tremendous amount of resources to keeping our customers’ in-boxes free […]

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You + XMission = Win! 4 reasons to become an XMission Channel Partner.

I am pleased to introduce the XMission Channel Partner program. Since 1993 XMission has provided amazing support and products that have garnered loyal fans and awards. Our loyal evangelists touted our products and provided referrals allowing us to grow and prosper all while building a reputation for excellence. Now we are looking to lend our […]

4 ways your business benefits from XMission’s privacy policy

In the past few weeks there has been a lot of media attention given to XMission’s stance on customer privacy (links below). Honestly, it feels great to finally be recognized for one of our core values. What isn’t being talked about is why our privacy policy matters to businesses. Earlier today, I asked our long-time […]

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5 things I learned at HostingCon 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I attended HostingCon with another XMission long-time team member, Grant Sperry. We had an incredible experience and I wanted to share a few of the lessons we learned: * Love what you do. Staying relevant and connected with your customer base means that providers need to focus on the components […]

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