We will be performing essential network maintenance between 08:00 and 08:30 on Wednesday 27th July 2011.
There will be no access to servers during this time.
Apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused.
DB Alliance are pleased to announce the launch of our new web site at www.dbahost.ie for web and database hosting. This comes with an all new hosting environment, control panel and client portal as well as lots of special offers.
Why not check out Free Domain February – get a free domain when you purchase any hosting package. We are also providing a free hosting migration service; if you’re not satisfied with your current hosting provider then we’ll migrate you to www.dbahost.ie for free and you don’t pay anything until your current contract expires.
So don’t forget to check out the home page for more exciting offers.
The Internet has been around for a long time, though Star Trek may pre-date it by a few years.
The basis for what we know as the “Internet” started back in the 1970′s with the development of the communication protocols that computers use to talk to each other over networks. These protocols were eventually enshrined in the standards that we know today allow the modern Internet to operate.
To allow computers to communicate each machine has to have a unique address. When then original standards were designed it was decided that these addresses would be 32 digits long and this would give a total of 4,294,967,296 available addresses. That’s 4 billion! It seems a lot doesn’t it?
The only trouble is we’re about to run out!
The global organization that allocates IP addresses, IANA, has 5 blocks of addresses left and these will be allocated shortly. This pool of IP addresses is expected to be exhausted by September this year.
So what happens then? No more Internet?
Fortunately a new addressing scheme has been under development for some time; IPv6. This will support 2128
So what does it mean for us, the everyday Internet users? Modern equipment comes IPv6 ready so if you’re PC is relatively recent then you’re probably OK. However changes are also required out there on the Internet itself. There’s a big test day coming up on the 8th June this year where several of the major global players on the Internet (for example Google and Yahoo) will offer IPv6 Internet sites to test the Internet’s readiness for IPv6. You can also test your own readiness for IPv6.
So are you ready for IPv6? Let us know how you get on – does everything work for you on June 8th? Let us know how you get on.
In a program that has been in beta for 12 months Google are starting to roll out graphics with the AdWords advertising.
Whilst you might think this will clutter up Google’s otherwise minimalist layout the research from the beta program has shown that searchers are twice as likely to click through on an ad that has a picture than on just plain text.
That’s a massive gain for the advertisers (with a knock on effect for Google!).
You can read more about the new Adwords (perhaps they should rechristen it now that it’s not just words). If you’d like advice on using Adwords to promote your company and products then please give us a call on 1800 DBA DBA (1800 322 322) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DB Alliance are delighted to announce the launch of our new web site to promote our Oracle and other database services. You can view the site at www.dba.ie.
DB Alliance have many years experience in Oracle services including:
Hosting for Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL databases. Database administration and support. Backup and recovery and . . . → Read More: Database Services
DB Alliance feature in the latest Cork Internet eXchange (CIX) newsletter with a case study of our disaster recovery solution between the National Software Centre and CIX. You can read the article and please don’t hesitate to call us to find out more about our backup and disaster recovery solutions.
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Internet Explorer had been the dominant browser for an extended period of time. Obviously, the fact that IE comes as the default browser with Windows contributed to their huge market share. However, in recent times Internet users have looked to other browsers to provide them with a better service.
The vast majority using the . . . → Read More: Internet Explorer 9 Beta Released
Spam can be annoying, frustrating, infuriating. As a web hosting company we fight a constant battle against the spammers; but as our customers there’s a couple of simple things you can do to help us win that battle.
1. Use Secure Passwords.
You’d be surprised at how many people we meet who don’t use . . . → Read More: Don’t Be A Spammer