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CALABASAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/13 -- Arvixe, an award winning and recognized leader in web hosting and domain name registrations, has announced a new feature for customers. The new feature allows for the automatic installation of any software when setting up a new hosting account. The new autoload feature offers over 200+ of the most popular software and scripts available on the market -- all at no additional cost. These include popular blogging platforms WordPress, Storytlr, TextPattern, bbPress, LifeType; content management systems Drupal, Joomla, ModX, Xoops; forums MyBB, phpBB, Simple Machines, Vanilla and more. In addition to the new autoload feature, Arvixe allows cPanel access to popular 1-click application installers Fantastico and Softaculous giving customers more flexibility to install any software of their choosing. Arvand Sabetian, Founder and ... (more)

Eighteen Open Source Content Management Systems (Part 3)

This is the third blog post in a series of blog posts about open source Content Management Systems (CMS). You can find the first two parts here (Part 1) and here (Part 2) . In the last article in this series we covered Xoops, Seotoaster, e107, Concrete5, and Typo3, five leading Content Management Systems. In this article we talk about the next five: MediaWiki, Moveable Type, dotCMS, Dotclear, and Zope/Plone.   11. Media Wiki MediaWiki is a PHP designed open source software wiki package, initially built for use on Wikipedia. Now it is used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis, including this website, the home of MediaWiki. The free software is available under the license of the GPL. It runs on a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) architecture. It’s designed to run on large server farms for websites that get mill... (more)

ElasticHosts Expands Cloud Hosting Portfolio with Cloud Sites and Managed Cloud Servers

London, UK May 3, 2012: ElasticHosts, the cloud hosting provider, today announced the launch of two offerings which will provide customers with a broader range of cloud services. The two additions to the portfolio, Cloud Sites and Managed Cloud Servers, mean the company will be able to meet the needs of all organisations; from micro businesses with no technical expertise right the way through to larger enterprises that want additional services such as cloud migration, server management, managed back-up and disaster recovery for their cloud based infrastructure. ElasticHosts' existing solutions provide flexible, pay-as-you-go, self-service cloud servers to organisations. With full admin access, customers log in, configure their software and adjust server capacity to match demand. By partnering with Hybrid Sites, ElasticHosts's Cloud Sites provides scalable, redundan... (more)

Security Enhanced OpenSolaris Drupal Stack on EC2

Over the last few months, I have had a number of postings that have talked about security enhanced virtual machine images that we have made available on Amazon Web Services. The goal behind this work was to look at how we could improve baseline security in both virtualized and Cloud Computing computing environments by pre-integrating industry accepted recommended security settings. Organizations leveraging our work would have fewer security steps to undertake as our images were configured to be compliant with the recommendations published by the Center for Internet Security as part of their Solaris Benchmark (adapted for OpenSolaris). So with this goal in mind, we developed security-enhanced versions of the OpenSolaris 2008.11 and 2009.06 operating systems. The latter went beyond the Center for Internet Security recommendations by also adding support for encrypted ... (more)

Immutable Service Containers on Amazon EC2

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer Back in June, we released the very first security hardened virtual machine images for the Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) environment. These original images were based upon the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release and were configured in accordance with the guidelines published by Sun the Center for Internet Security. Since its initial release, we have provided an update to offer this image in the European Region. In August, we took another step forward with the release of a security-enhanced image based upon the OpenSolaris 2009.06 release. This image went beyond just the simple hardening of its predecessor to add functionality such as encrypted swap, non-executable stacks and auditing that was enabled by default. With such a strong foundation, it should have been no surprise that it was likely to be used as a foundation for layere... (more)

Moore-Wilson: Efficient Digital Agency DevOps with AppNeta

Moore-Wilson is a British design and development agency, purveyors of "bespoke technology solutions". In other words, they're in charge of the full web app experience, from design and development to lifecycle maintenance. Their projects are mostly PHP-based, often using Drupal as a CMS base. High-profile clients include British National Air Traffic Services, which runs UK air space, and Chatham House, an international think tank. The Challenge With many distinct projects, MW needed a way to ensure new projects got built smoothly while keeping an eye on old ones, resolving operational problems with as little effort as possible. With performance and reliability insight automated, MW's 30 developers could focus on new applications. As a dimension of this challenge, having insight into the mechanics and performance of open-source and 3rd-party software was key. After ev... (more)

Drupal 8: A View into Performance

This is part 4 in a 5-part series on performance in the upcoming Drupal 8. Check out part 3, on performance in Twig templating, here. Views is one of the most installed Drupal modules with over two thirds of Drupal sites reporting that they have it installed. Soon, though, that number will go up: as of Drupal 8, Views is a core module! This effort started as a community effort and was announced as an official Drupal 8 initiative in a post by Dries explaining why this change is so exciting. One of the reasons that Views is so popular is that it provides an ‘all-in-one' answer without writing a single line of code. But there's a reason that many programmers hate WYSIWYG editors: you see the result, but not the steps taken to produce it, and what you don't know might come back to bite you. While a WYSIWYG editor will get you broken links or weird formatting, WYSIWYG da... (more)

Am I Seeing Python Everywhere?

I've been a long-time Python fan. It's a language that's so easy to program with that I end up turning to it for a great many things and I find myself wishing for a Python interface in pretty much any application that moves or plays with data in anyway. I also give Python-based products a good hard look when comparing alternatives. We've adopted the Python-based Plone as the content management system for our Website (I know - Drupal has major momentum but Plone is a very solid product also) and it's been a very good experience for the sector we serve. I'm writing this article because I've noticed that Python has been playing the key programming language role in three new places in the past month. See it once, no big deal. See it twice, raise some eyebrows. See it three times in widely different places? Well, that means it's time to write an article and get the buzz... (more)

Optaros Creates Dynamic Online Community for Chicago Public Radio

Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago, WBEQ 90.7 FM Morris, and WBEW 89.5 FM Chesterton) is a community-supported, non-commercial public service broadcasting institution for 7.7 million people throughout Chicago and surrounding regions. Chicago Public Radio produces, acquires, and distributes engaging, thoughtful, and entertaining programs of depth, breadth, diversity, and substance. The organization prides itself on helping listeners learn about issues and ideas that affect the community, the nation, and the world. The institution has more than 120 employees across multiple offices in greater Chicago. In planning the Vocalo Web site, Chicago Public Radio was breaking new ground. The Web site would not just promote its companion radio station, but provide an avenue through which a diverse audience could be reached, intrigued, and attracted to the radio station... (more)

Drupal Content Management Platform Has Been Chosen By Ulitzer

Ulitzer.com, which will be launched in February 2009, with 6,000 authors and more than 850,000 original articles, is looking for enterprise software architect(s), programmer(s), and Web app developer(s). The site will offer original content in more than 2,000 topics ranging from AJAX to Zebra. Ulitzer claims that by 2010, three out of 10 books on any subject will be published at Ulitzer.com, and Time Magazine, The New York Times, Scientific American, and the rest of today's magazines and journals will be replaced by Ulitzer in the next five years. Ulitzer is looking for talent who will work on the conversion of its proprietary CMS to a new, open source, LAMP-based system. Ulitzer Website advertises that if you have one of the following qualification points in your resume, to apply for one of the open job positions. All applications will remain confidential. Ulitzer... (more)

Drupal CMS to Move to a Whole New Level

"It is very important to me that Acquia has a marketing leader who understands the importance of growing and sustaining a community and who is passionate about the principles of open source software," said Acquia co-founder and CTO Dries Buytaert as Jeff Whatcott joined the company as vice president of marketing, responsible for all marketing activity. Whatcott recently arrived from Adobe, where he led marketing for LiveCycle and Flex. A longtime advocate of community, open standards, and open source development, Whatcott has nearly a decade of experience in successfully leading technical evangelism, standards relations, developer marketing, and product management organizations at Adobe, Macromedia, and Allaire Corporation. “I’m delighted to be part of a company and a community at the intersection of so many pivotal trends for the web and for software in general,” ... (more)