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Google Apps for Business Now Available at Kyvon

Streamline your company's communication

Kyvon now offers Google Apps for Business– web-based office tools by Google used to streamline setup, minimize maintenance, and reduce IT costs.

Google’s web-based messaging and collaboration apps require no hardware or software and need minimal administration, creating tremendous time and cost savings for businesses.

Included Google Applications:
Gmail for business
25GB storage, less spam, and a 99.9% uptime SLA, and enhanced email security.

Google Calendar
Agenda management, scheduling, shared online calendars and mobile calendar sync.

Google Docs
Documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Work online without attachments.

Google Groups
User-created groups providing mailing lists, easy content sharing, searchable archives.

Google Sites
Secure, coding-free web pages for intranets and team managed sites.

Google Video
Private, secure, hosted video sharing.

For more information, please contact us today.

One Click WordPress 2.8.5 Upgrade Now Available

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An upgrade to WordPress 2.8.5 is now available via our one-click installer. We highly recommend that all sites are upgraded to this new version of WordPress to ensure that you have the best available protection.

The headline changes in this release are:

  • A fix for the Trackback Denial-of-Service attack that is currently being seen.
  • Removal of areas within the code where php code in variables was evaluated.
  • Switched the file upload functionality to be whitelisted for all users including Admins.
  • Retiring of the two importers of Tag data from old plugins.

Don’t forget to check your plugins for compatibility with the latest version of WordPress. Visit your WordPress Plugin Panel too see if updates are available.

Non-Profit Web Hosting

Non-Profit Hosting

If your non-profit organization is looking for quality, affordable web hosting- you have found it. Non-profit, charitable organizations registered in the United States receive a 25% discount on shared hosting plans.

This discount applies to a single hosting plan per non-profit. To apply the Non-profit customer discount, enter promo code 10NOPRO when ordering your shared hosting package through our website.

Whether you are a new customer or a current customer, in order to prove your non-profit status we need to receive one crucial piece of documentation. This is an official United States IRS letter indicating tax exempt non-profit status under the appropriate sections of the tax code. This is often called a 501(c)(3) determination letter. Non-profit customers are required to fax their proof of non-profit status to us within 24 hours of signup via (888) 644-1117.

Hosting WordPress: Yes, We’re Blog-Friendly.

Considering moving your blog to your own domain on a web host? Look no further. Kyvon provides reliable WordPress hosting with fast, friendly and reliable support to help you along the way.

What is WordPress? WordPress is the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. In their own words, “WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability”.

WordPress is by far one of the easiest blog scripts to install, upgrade and configure. WordPress is the blog script used by the majority of our customers and we even use it for our own website. Using WordPress, you can setup and start publishing your own blog in minutes.

Ready to get started? Check out our hosting plans or contact us with your questions.

What is a Denial of Service Attack?

Recently, social networking sites Twitter and Facebook were silenced by a Denial of Service attack that was targeted toward a blogger from Georgia. The attack left users without access to the sites for several hours on Friday. It also left them wondering just what is a “Denial of Service attack.” Read more

WordPress 2.8 Released

June 11th, WordPress released it’s latest version(2.8), “Baker.” 2.8 brings over 790 bug fixes, faster speed, and a redesigned widget interface. We upgraded to 2.8 this morning without a hitch, and found a familiar dashboard with faster functionality. View the video below to learn more about “Baker,” or simply visit the WordPress release page to download version 2.8.

The Unlimited Bandwidth Myth

When choosing a hosting plan, a big sell is “unlimited” bandwidth. The problem? It is probably not unlimited in the black and white version of the word the way we read it. This article at FindMyHosting.com explains the truth behind unlimited hosting:

The Attraction to Unlimited
When consumers decide they want to place a website on the internet, they are often unaware of the fact that there are limitations. Unlimited is attractive because it requires no further thought. If it’s unlimited then I never need to worry about running out right? Although this is understandable, there are risks with purchasing unlimited plans.

As cliche’ as it sounds, read the fine print whether in miniature lettering in the Terms of Service agreement or in the footer of the web page.

The Unlimited Myth
Many web hosting companies offer “unlimited” as a plan feature. It is impossible for any provider to actually provide an unlimited amount of bandwidth or disk space. It’s just not possible.

For web hosts, the attraction of providing such a plan is in the hopes that the majority of their clients will never actually reach the point of exceeding the bandwidth/disk usage limits that would, in turn, push their profits of service sales into the ground. Read more

Happy to be Your Host

How do you choose a web host? What is a “deal breaker” for you in this decision-making process and do you know what you should be looking for?

Smashing Magazine, a web publication dedicated to providing information for web designers and developers, posted an article on Sunday listing 9 handy steps to choosing a web host and what to do if you already have a hosting provider. The article highlights classic tips such as “You Pay for What You Get” and “Check Out Their Reputation,” while also plunging into the depths of web hosting myths.  Read more

Search Engine Optimization For Your Site

Internet presence is rapidly becoming a necessity for businesses looking to succeed in the 21st century. Outside of the Internet’s general popularity, Internet Advertising is proving to be one of the most efficient, and effective channels, in which to reach potential customers.

One hurdle businesses may face in the evolving internet market is how to turn  its website from an ‘expense’  into a source of revenue. Today, designing, hosting and maintaining a website can cost upwards of $2500. Considering this type of investment, businesses should consider viable strategies for producing income from their sites. Otherwise, you simply have a very nice website sitting in the virtual dark.

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