Premium Business Email

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AlpineWeb is pleased to announce the addition of Premium Email to our Hosting Services.

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According to research data as much of 75% of a company’s intellectual property is stored and sent via email. Premium Email allows you to focus on your business while we manage your email.

One of the easiest ways to promote your business and your website is through your email address. Instead of advertising for your internet service provider, you could be advertising your domain name!

Using an email address from your website also reinforces the impression that you are serious about your business. Owning a domain name and a website gives your business a more professional image. Your customers today expect that you will have a website where they can find out more about you, and an email address that they can use to communicate with you.

Perhaps more importantly, a professional email address will help foster a sense of trust in you and your business.

  1. Give The Right First Impression

    A branded email shows the world your company is established and professional. A generic email may project inexperience – or even worse, raise doubts on whether you’re a real company at all. But when you use a branded email, your audience feels you’re here to stay and serious about your business.

  2. Create A “Bigger” Image

    A generic email address can convey that your business is new, or small, or part time. Having a branded email creates a more “corporate image” and can help prevent awkward situations where potential clients may not want to compensate you as fairly. Additionally, setting up multiple email addresses for different segments of your business (e.g., [email protected] [email protected], [email protected], etc.), will support that established, professional image you need.

  3. Build Credibility And Trust

    Unfortunately, scam artists do exist, so many consumers won’t be comfortable emailing personal information to [email protected] When you advertise with a branded email address, you’re providing a sense of security and reassurance to your customers that your business is legitimate.

  4. It’s Inexpensive … And Easy

    You can set up a branded email address with minimal effort and a reasonably low cost. The great advantage of registering your own domain name is that it can grow with your business – use it for your branded email today and for your website in the future.

  5. Promote Brand Awareness

    The best benefit of using branded email is every time you send out an email, you’re promoting your business, not Gmail, Hotmail or your ISP. It’s a valuable, cost-efficient way to market your company without having to spend a lot of money.

    So if you, like many other small businesses, think that branding was only meant for large businesses with big advertising budgets, think again. You’re never too small to start building your brand, and you can get started today with branding your email.

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Alpine Hosting Plan Refresh

Alpine Hosting Plan Refresh

In keeping with our commitment to the needs of our Web Hosting Customers AlpineWeb has moved to increase the available Disk QuSpace of our Alpine Hosting plans.

A high percentage of our Customers are using WordPress to run thier websites. Most of these WordPress installations were installed and are managed with the Installatron Application installer. Not only does Installatron allow Customers to install a wide array of popular software applications, it also provides options for keeping software applications up to date with the latest versions.

In the case of WordPress, Installatron not only updates the core software when new versions become available it also upgrades WordPress Plugins. An important aspect of upgrading software is to run a backup before running an upgrade in order to facilitate a restoration if something goes wrong.

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LastPass – Password Management

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After helping a customer reset a password for their e-commerce application recently I told them about LastPass. Now I’d like to share the password management solution that we’ve found to be indispensable. LastPass helps you create and manage secure passwords for email, websites and more. For the AlpineWeb staff, LastPass is a solution we use and rely on everyday.

LastPass saves time by requiring you to remember only one master password keeping all the rest of your passwords secure and easy to find in your LastPass account. You can access LastPass for all of your passwords from any device whether it’s a laptop, tablet or mobile device.

  • Autofills usernames and passwords for your favorite websites
  • Share a Password with another LastPass User without revealing the password
  • Password generator helps eliminate the use of bad passwords
  • Security Challenge helps to identify weak and duplicate passwords
  • Two factor authentication available for increased security

LastPass is available for Personal and Business Users:

    • Personal
    • Premium – premium features on unlimited devices – $24.00/user/year
    • Families – All of your family’s passwords organized, secure, and at your fingertips – $48.00/user/year
    • Business
    • Teams – Advanced features for all of your users – $29.00/user/year
    • Enterprise – IT-level control to monitor and manage password behavior. – $48.00/user/year

Learn more about the Free, Premium and Enterprise versions of LastPass here:

https://lastpass.com/

Meltdown and Spectre

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Work has begun on patching the recently released vulnerabilities known as “Meltdown” and “Spectre”, with the CVEs  of: CVE-2017-5754, CVE-2017-5753, and CVE-2017-5715 on your server(s). More information on these vulnerabilities available here: https://www.alpineweb.com/backroom/announcements/57/Meltdown-and-Spectre.html

If your server(s) are running a Linux-Based operating system, they will be patched and automatically rebooted over the next 48 hours. Due to the severity of these vulnerabilities, we are unable to schedule the patching and reboot process.

In either situation, we have you covered and no action is required from you at this time.

New ICANN Domain Transfer Policy

ICANN’s New Transfer Policy came into effect on December 1, 2016 setting out new rules regarding changing or updating a domain name’s registrant contact information.

What is the New Transfer Policy?

The Transfer Policy, formerly known as “Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy” or IRTP, sets out how domain transfers should be handled. Up until now, this policy only covered domain transfers between registrars. From

December 1, 2016 on this will also cover the process of changing ownership of a domain from one registrant to another.

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System Administrator Appreciation Day 2016

Happy SysAdmin Day to all System Administrators wherever you are!

Today is the Seventeenth Annual System Administrators Appreciation Day. Who are SysAdmins and what do they do?

System Administrators work behind the scenes performing a wide variety of tasks keeping computers and computer networks up and running. Software installation and upgrades, hardware maintenance, troubleshooting and problem solving, security and defending networks and computers from cyber attacks are just some of the tasks SysAdmin’s are working on right now.

Here are a few links with more information about SysAdmin Day, some ideas about how to celebrate and show appreciation for your System Administrator:

 

<ps>AlpineWeb SysAdmins are partial to and can be bribed with either of the two za’s. Pizza and Cerveza!</ps>