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  • ridleyruth 5:27 pm on January 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Top technology trends for 2015 that impact hosters 

    As 2014 has come to an end, Gartner and IDC have come up with their own technological trends for 2015. Gartner has released its annual list of the top 10 strategic technology trends they say organizations should keep their eye on. IDC has released its own future forecast: “IDC Worldwide Predictions 2015: Accelerating Innovation on the 3rd Platform.” The 3rd Platform is the concept of the next generation of software founded on cloud computing, Big Data, mobile devices and social media. As a hosting provider how should you be prepared and what technological trends you should follow? We at dropmysite believe that the importance and prospects of cloud services such as IaaS will continue to dominate in 2015.

    The prowess of Cloud Computing

    Cloud storage and cloud hosting is here to stay and is set to boom in 2015. This is due to a plethora of ancillary and complementary services that favors an environment of dynamic and scalable nature. Both Gartner and IDC acknowledge that there will be a spike in the number of devices such as wearable’s, phablets, and others. Mobile device and app sales will reach $484 billion in 2015, according to IDC, accounting for 40% of IT spending growth. The predictions identified IoT as one of the most important factors for growth of the 3rd Platform in 2015. What this means for the hosting industry is that with a surge of mobile devices, there will be a great demand for small (but scalable) websites from small to medium businesses globally. Customers now have an option to browse through a catalogue of services which has been made available through the internet all at the user’s finger tips. New personalized mobile apps will continue to emerge to provide customer loyalty and to improve customer satisfaction.

    These factors will greatly influence the amount of storage required on the cloud. Scalable and DIY nature of cloud computing makes it ideal for these applications to be hosted entirely on the cloud. In order to keep up with changing demands of digital business, Gartner says computing needs to move away from static to dynamic models to scale systems up or down. This will be fuelled by declining network and bandwidth cost. IDC predicted PaaS, SaaS and IaaS services will remain a hotbed of activity in 2015, with $118 billion in spending. IaaS adoption is projected for the highest growth (36%) as new competitors take on AWS.

    2014 has greatly publicized a number of security vulnerabilities of the cloud. Gartner mentions that all roads to the digital future lead through security. Once organizations realize it’s impossible to provide a 100% secured environment, they can begin to apply more sophisticated risk assessment and mitigation tools. Gartner’s report predicts that the total cloud security market will grow from estimated $2.1 billion to $3.1 billion in 2015, an almost 33% increase. Gartner also predicts some trends that will drive the increase in cloud security.  Gartner noted that cloud-based security-as-a-service will become more popular with organizations’ IT departments as they gain more experience with cloud-based SaaS options.

    At Dropmysite we will continue to build our products with a security first mentality with features such as military grade encryption techniques for all data at rest and in transit. We will continue to add new security features and products that not only protect our partner’s customer’s data but will allow customers to quickly and safely recover from disaster events whether these events are a result of hacking or accidental incidents.

  • uditberlia 5:49 am on January 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Automated database restore is just a click away 

    Dropmysite has recently launched a very powerful automated database restore capability for all the users signed up by their vast network of partners and resellers. Using this feature end users can now restore their databases with just a click of a button. This feature was developed to improve the disaster recovery time for its partners’ end users. End Users can now completely recover their websites and databases automatically with just a click of the button.

    The user will continue to have the option to manually download the database dump file and upload it to their database servers.

    The steps to restore a database are outlined below:

    • Sign in to your account and go to your dashboard.


    • Please select the version of the backup you want to restore.


    • Click on restore

    About DropMySite

    Dropmysite is an industry leader in cloud backup technologies offering secure and easy to-use services to SMBs around the globe.  Dropmysite was launched on in 2012 at DEMO Asia, the leading event for the best and brightest companies to launch to a global audience, and awarded the “DemoGURU” and “Freedom” Award.

    Don’t have a reseller account? Visit: and leave an enquiry now.

  • uditberlia 5:35 am on January 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Dropmyemail Launches new portal for resellers 

    Your favorite email backup / archiving solution provider Dropmyemail recently launched its new reseller portal. Through this reseller portal, partners of dropmyemail will now be able to perform user / account management, plan management, pricing, order provisioning, order fulfillment and many more.

    New reseller portal

    Within the 1st month of its launching, this new reseller portal has seen new partners and launches from India, Singapore, Dubai, South Africa, New Zealand and The United States. This portal will now be used to communicate between dropmyemail and all its partners and soon many new features will be added to it. This reseller portal forms an integral part of the company’s Automated Reseller Provisioning Platform (ARPP). By using ARPP, smaller resellers can integrate with dropmysite and dropmyemail without any plugin / API installation.

    As part of this platform partners / resellers are able to:

    1. Access to Dropmyemail reseller portal
    2. A co-branded / white labeled domain though which the partner’s end users can login and access their backup dashboards.

    About DropMySite and DropMyEmail

    Dropmysite is an industry leader in cloud backup technologies offering secure and easy to-use services to SMBs around the globe.  Dropmysite was launched on in 2012 at DEMO Asia, the leading event for the best and brightest companies to launch to a global audience, and awarded the “DemoGURU” and “Freedom” Award.  Its two primary products are:

    1. Email backup service is specifically designed for personal and small businesses users and they use POP3 / IMAP Protocols to backup emails once a day. The solution works with any mailbox server. Simplicity is achieved using a 2 step sign-up process, which does not require any technical expertise. Advanced features such as attachment managers, download, restore and migration are offered to all end users.
    2. Email Archiver is specifically designed to cater to archiving needs of small and medium businesses with advanced business and compliance requirements. Using this service, SMBs can not only archive all their company emails but also manage access controls to archived emails across departments. With rich features such as advanced search, unlimited storage, admin panel, attachment manager, alert configuration, download, migration and restore, DME Archiver has successfully captured all requirements of a fully compliant email archiving service which includes legal discovery and investigations, regulatory and compliance and business continuity.

    For more information, visit:

  • uditberlia 5:32 am on January 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Dropmysite scales greater heights with HostPapa and RumahWeb and with the Automated Reseller Provisioning Platform 

    Dropmysite soars to greater heights with two major launches in the same month in two different continents. Recently the award winning website and database backup solution provider, Dropmysite launched its flagship service with HostPapa in Canada and Rumahweb in Indonesia.

    HostPapa Inc. is a global leader in web hosting services. HostPapa has just upgraded their online backup and disaster recovery offerings to Dropmysite.

    Rumahweb is one of Indonesia’s biggest web hosting providers and it is now offering Dropmysite’s award winning backup services to its entire client base.

    Both these companies’ customers around the world will now have seamless access and control to their website and database backups. These launches are continuing stepping stones to what comes next. Very soon, Dropmysite with also be launched with the largest Greek hosting provider as well as other throughout the world as Dropmysite continues its Global expansion strategy.

    In December 2014 Dropmysite also introduced its Automated Reseller Provisioning Platform (ARPP) to its smaller resellers through which smaller resellers can now integrate with Dropmysite and Dropmyemail without any plugin / API installation.  As part of this platform partners / resellers would receive:

    1. access to the  Dropmysite / Dropmyemail reseller portal through which they can perform user management, account management, order provisioning, order fulfillment, reporting and
    2. A co-branded / white labeled domain though which the partner’s end users can login and see their backup dashboards completely white labeled.

    About DropMySite

    Dropmysite is an industry leader in cloud backup technologies offering secure and easy to-use services to SMBs around the globe.  Dropmysite was launched on in 2012 at DEMO Asia, the leading event for the best and brightest companies to launch to a global audience, and awarded the “DemoGURU” and “Freedom” Award.

    For more information, visit:

  • uditberlia 5:31 am on January 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Dropmysite launches with Leading Indonesian web hosting company RumahWeb 

    Rumah Web, one of Indonesia’s biggest web hosting providers is now offering Dropmysite’s award winning backup services to its client base.  Rumah Web’s customers will now have access and control of their website backups through the Dropmysite service.

    With the increasing importance of web presence and e-commerce in Indonesia, protecting and backing up websites and databases has become critical for businesses small and large.

    Dropmysite’s comprehensive backup solution plays an important role by providing complete peace of mind to businesses while alleviating fears of losing data as a result of  hacking, malware and/or accidental errors.  Rumah Web is at the fore front of bringing this much-needed service to safeguard online assets to Indonesian users.

    “Dropmysite is a great value-added service for our users, empowering them to take full control of their data backups and restores, giving them the assurance and peace of mind that they deserver. All this can now be done without any intervention from our support and technical team.    – Yusuf  Nurachman, Founder & CEO, Rumah Web.

    “With millions of sites getting hacked yearly, Dropmysite solves a real problem in backing up websites and databases,” says Charif El-Ansari, CEO of Dropmysite. “Fuelled by an increasing internet penetration in Indonesia, the web hosting industry continues to grow exponentially. We are delighted to have be part of this strategic partnership with Rumah Web, our first partner in Indonesia.”

    The service will come with advanced features like automated / customizable website backup, secure AES-256 encryption, backup downloads, website availability monitor and performance reports. As a result of easy setup, integration and unlimited storage, both companies believe that the service is perfect for all small and medium businesses backup needs.


    About Rumahweb

    Established in 2002 in Yogyakarta, Rumahweb has grown to become one of the largest hosting companies in Indonesia which now serves more than 14,000 customer domains. Starting from 1 server, Rumahweb now has more than 30 servers to serve the hosting and VPS / Cloud. Rumahweb believes in a simple growth philosophy that business is built on the trust of customers. All activities in Rumahweb are only aiming for one thing only – customer satisfaction.

    For more information, visit:

    About DropMySite

    Dropmysite is an industry leader in cloud backup technologies offering secure and easy to-use services to SMBs around the globe.  Dropmysite was launched on in 2012 at DEMO Asia, the leading event for the best and brightest companies to launch to a global audience, and awarded the “DemoGURU” and “Freedom” Award.

    For more information, visit:

  • uditberlia 5:29 am on January 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Dropmysite launches with global web hosting leader Hostpapa 

    Hostpapa Inc., a global leader in web hosting services, has just upgraded their online backup and disaster recovery offerings to Dropmysite, an industry leader in backup solutions. Hostpapa’s customers around the world will now have seamless access and control to their website and database backups.

    With the increasing importance of web presence and e-commerce for businesses of all sizes, protecting digital assets from hacking, malware and accidental errors is more critical than ever. Hostpapa’s customers can now use Dropmysite’s robust backup solutions for their complete peace of mind.

    HostPapa Automated Website Backup includes advanced features like automated website, database, and email backup; secure AES-256 encryption; file downloads; and restores. Due to easy setup and integration, both companies believe that the service is perfect for all consumers’ – as well as SMBs (small-to-medium-sized-businesses) backup needs.

    Catering to HostPapa’s global presence, the Dropmysite backup service is fully localised in four languages (English, French, German and Spanish).

    “With the addition of Dropmysite’s reliable and simple to use backup and restore solution, our customers will now have the right tool to successfully protect their data.  We are able to offer an enhanced service that will make running a website even better for our clients, which has always been our goal,” says Jamie Opalchuk, CEO of HostPapa.

    “We are delighted to have this strategic partnership with HostPapa, a very well-respected global partner that is also one of Canada’s fastest growing companies.  The rigorous testing that HostPapa has conducted before engaging Dropmysite is not only a testament to the reliability of our backup services, but it also signifies HostPapa’s unwavering commitment to providing a great customer experience to their end users”, says Charif El-Ansari, CEO of Dropmysite.


    About HostPapa

    HostPapa Inc. is a privately-owned company located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Established in 2006, HostPapa has built a solid foundation offering hosting solutions for SMBs that are reliable, budget-friendly, and easy-to-use. One of the first web hosting companies to make a public commitment to going green, all HostPapa operations are powered by 100% green renewable energy.

    For more information, visit:

    About DropMySite

    Dropmysite is an industry leader in cloud backup technologies offering secure and easy to-use services to SMBs around the globe.  Dropmysite was launched on in 2012 at DEMO Asia, the leading event for the best and brightest companies to launch to a global audience, and awarded the “DemoGURU” and “Freedom” Award.

    For more information, visit:

  • uditberlia 5:18 am on January 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Backup should be part of your security 

    Securing cyberspace is hard. The internet was designed to promote connectivity not security. Companies are spending millions of dollars on advanced cyber securities to create the smartest non-hackable IT system. But guess what – hackers are also becoming smarter too. Gartner, a research firm, estimates that last year organizations around the globe spent $67 billion on information security.

    On 6th October 2014, the famous Pakistani hacking group MaDLeeTs hacked and defaced official Google Indonesia domain (

    Last year more than 800m digital records were pinched or lost globally, more than three times as many as in 2012.

    Among the prominent victims was Target whose chief executive Gregg Steinhafel, stood down from his job in May, a few months after the giant American retailer had reported that online intruders had stolen millions of digital records about its customers. Other well known firms such as Adobe, a tech firm and eBay, the online retail giant were also hit. (Economist 2014 “Defending the Digital Frontier”)

    In another high profile incident, in 2012, a virus known as Shamoon, wiped the hard drives of tens of thousands of computers at Saudi Aramco, a Saudi Arabian oil and natural gas giant and left pictures of burning American flag on the screens of stricken devices.

    backup part of security

    A recent estimate by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a think tank, places the annual cost of digital crime intellectual property theft at $445 billion.

    Smarter hacks exploit even the smallest vulnerabilities in the system in such ways as having identical passwords for both the company central heating system and the IT system admin. These incidents make on wonder, can we ever stop hacking or should we take preventive actions till then? What preventive actions can we take to minimize losses and ensure business continuity?

    Following a three pronged approach organizations can now ensure business continuity in case of data disaster:

    1. Secure your data network from external attack
    2. Secure your data network from internal attack
    3. Ensuring a culture of data backup

    Secure your data network from external attack

    Theft by outsiders remains the biggest threat and tends to be much more costly, particularly to a company’s reputation.

    Following are some of the steps we recommend to minimize this threat:

    • Choose secure passwords and regularly changing passwords go a long way in reducing data losses.
    • Purchase a VPN to encrypt wired and wireless traffic
    • Double check the URL and verifying the authenticity of the sender to avoid giving out your credentials to a phisher
    • Encrypt all data on all networks
    • Have a firewall with tight rules and mechanisms to shutdown offensive hosts to prevent DoS attacks

    Secure your data network from internal threat

    An infographic from, which combines the results from several surveys, shows that 39 percent of data theft from businesses comes from company insiders. Even more troublesome, 59 percent of ex-employees admit they stole data from their former employers.  With more personal devices such as tablets, notebooks being used to access corporate data such as emails, CRMs etc… this task becomes all the more difficult.

    Following are some of the steps we recommend to minimize this threat:

    • Ensure a thorough background check of all employees in your organization
    • Assign permissions according to employee level.
    • Have a set of strict rules for who can access your data center and servers if accessed remotely via VPN
    • A number of technologies from computer security companies like Symantec Corp. and McAfee Inc prevent data to be moved to portable devices.

    Ensuring a culture of data backup

    While a company should keep fighting off these internal and external attacks, they can never be absolutely sure that their online data is completely secured. It is now imperative for organizations to backup their data.

    Ensuring that your data is backed up on secure servers not only prevents data loss but can also be useful in case of ownership disputes post a disaster. Public embarrassments can be prevented in the case of accidental deletes or system crashes. “Following Congressional investigators, the IRS had to admit that many of Lois Lerner’s, the former Director of Tax Exempt Organizations at the IRS’s, emails prior to 2011 are missing. Oops. Her computer crashed”. This could have been prevented by having an automated backup solution. The cost of storage is decreasing over the years. Care and policies should be implemented to ensure all data is being backed up to an offsite location which is readily accessible. Cloud-based automatic data backup not only helps you to backup your data but also recover them in case of disaster. Today, especially with automatic cloud backup, you can quickly have all your data restored to the server in the event of theft, loss or other damage.

    We at dropmysite offer a simple solution to at least safeguard your business interests in a disaster. Hence, following a culture of backing up your data has nothing but merits. You never know when it might come in handy.

  • uditberlia 5:53 am on October 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Do you know that you can view modified files in a backup for Dropmysite? 

    Dropmysite has recently launched a new feature to view the modified files in the backup.

    This will enable a website admin to verify the changes that he has made in his latest release and to ensure it has backed up properly. Planning for rollbacks are also possible using this feature in association with selective restore feature. Steps to follow to view your modified emails are:

    1. Please sign in to your dropmysite account.
    2. Once signed in click on the backup history for the website you wish to see the details.
    3. DMS Snapshop1
    4. You can now view all the backups for your website. Please click on any backup to view the modified files in that backup
    5. DMS Snapshop2
    6. Go to the tab which says “Modified” and click on View Changes icon that is located on the far right of each record
    7. DMS Snapshop3
    8. You can view your changed in the pop-up window that appears.
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  • uditberlia 5:36 am on October 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Dropmymobile the most secured mobile cloud solution 

    It wasn’t long ago that “the cloud” was looked at as a somewhat mysterious new technology that aimed to change the way we use devices of all types. At its core, cloud-based technology allows users to have access to all of their information from any device on Earth with an Internet connection. Do you need to take a document with you home from work to finish editing it? Put those CDs or flash drives away and just upload it to the cloud. Are you collaborating with classmates on a particular project and want to be able to easily track changes and make sure that everyone has access to the latest information? The cloud can do all of that and more.

    Instead of storing files locally on the user’s hard drive, cloud-based technology stores these devices on a series of servers that are always connected to the Internet. Not only is this a great way to expedite file sharing and free up space on local hard disk drives, but it’s also a great way to make sure that all of your information is safe and secure. In the event that your hard drive crashes, for example, you don’t have to worry about it having taken weeks or even years of precious documents along with it. They’re all safe and secure in the cloud where they belong.

    Many cloud technology providers even offer military grade encryption features that are designed to prevent anything from happening to important and personal information. Apple was one of the biggest companies to take a bold step in the direction of a cloud-based world, having integrated a service called iCloud into all mobile devices running iOS 7. When paired with a Mac OS X device running the latest version of that operating system, the benefits were clear. Any time you added a new piece of information to the “Contacts” application on your MacBook, for example, you didn’t have to then switch over to your iPhone and make the same adjustment. So long as you were syncing everything with your iCloud account, all information is always in all places at the same time.

    The same held true for pictures. You didn’t have to worry about syncing your iPhone with iTunes to back up all of those great personal pictures that you’ve taken with your device over the years. Simply log into iCloud on both your iPhone and your computer and the pictures are in both places automatically. iCloud truly appeared to be a safe, secure way to make sure that you always have access to your important information wherever you go.

    That is, until recent events have thrust the iCloud service and Apple in general into the news for all of the wrong reasons. With a Smartphone as popular as the iPhone, it is not unreasonable to believe that a huge number of different types of people all use the device on a daily basis – from regular Joes to celebrities and everyone in between.

    In early September of 2014, it was revealed that a lengthy hack had been taking place of Apple’s iCloud servers for quite some time. The nude and risqué photographs of dozens of celebrities, including actresses like Jennifer Lawrence of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “The Hunger Games,” were leaked onto the Internet through a website called 4chan. These pictures weren’t stolen along with the celebrities’ cell phones. The celebrities didn’t give someone unauthorized access to their hard disk drives and ended up paying dearly for it. The hack was the result of lax security protocols in the iCloud service that people had previously put so much of their trust in.

    The hack itself proved to be quite intricate in nature. For starters, there was no one “mystery hacker” that was distributing all of the pictures onto the Internet. Though not all information is available, it seemed to be the results of dozens of people all working in tandem over a period of several months or even years. These individuals would gain access to iCloud accounts through “brute force” methods – in general, they simply guessed the passwords that celebrities used to protect their accounts using challenge questions and publicly available information on the Internet.

    If your challenge question is “What was the name of your favorite pet?” and you’re just a regular person, you probably don’t have too much to worry about. When you’re a celebrity, the chances are high that you’ve been asked and have answered that question many times in interviews over the years.

    The leak itself has still not officially stopped. There is currently a third wave of pictures that are hitting the Internet and the pace shows no signs of slowing down. There is no telling exactly how many pictures were stolen and the total number of people they were stolen from until the proverbial dust truly settles.

    The recent iCloud hack is just one example of why services like Dropmymobile are so important.

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    Dropmymobile is the exact type of service that is designed for people who have ever worried about losing their phone, keeping track of multiple devices or even falling prey to prying eyes. is a product that allows you to back up all data of Android devices to a secured server not only so that you have quick and immediate access to it in the future, but so that you don’t have to worry about the types of security breaches that iCloud celebrities fell prey to. Information is stored with military grade encryption to ease concerns.

    Dropmymobile even has a “Paranoid Mode” which gives the user a secret key to access all of their important information that is known only to them. The key is not saved anywhere except in the user’s head, making it impossible for a hacker to find out about it.

    Dropmymobile currently has a special promotion that allows users to get 10 gigabytes of cloud-based data for free for ten full months using code DMM1010. This is in addition to the five gigabytes of space that new users already get when downloading the product in the first place.

  • peterjustinyu 5:54 am on September 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Dropmysite adds mobile backup, Dropmymobile, to its award-winning product suite. 

    For Immediate Release, Singapore, Sept 10th ’14 – The Dropmymobile app has been designed, developed and now launched with the sole purpose of safeguarding users’ mobile data. This app is a one-stop solution to effortlessly backup and protect the users’ data.

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    “People are ever more reliant on their mobile phones to work and play. They are keeping tons of sensitive personal and business data on their mobile phones. We believe people need a way to back up, safeguard and restore this data,” says Charif El Ansari, CEO of Dropmysite.


    A top concern this app addresses is data security, highlighted by the recent iCloud mobile data hacking incident. This incident significantly calls into question the security and privacy of everyone’s mobile data.


    To address this key concern, Dropmymobile introduces, “Paranoid mode”, a big boost to users’ security and privacy. This app helps keep hackers, administrators, and nosy significant others at bay. When activated, the back ups will be protected with a Secret Key that is unknown and inaccessible to ANYONE except the user. Dropmymobile does NOT save this Secret Key anywhere in their system or servers, making this app a private virtual safe box for everything confidential on the mobile.

    Dropmymobile users will be able to backup the following:

    - Contacts

    - SMS text messages

    - Photos

    - Videos

    - Music

    - Call logs


    The increasing dependence on mobile devices and the data within creates a greater need to ensure seamless continuity between phones – no matter what happens. After using the Dropmymobile app to back up the mobile device, users can restore the data to their new phone with just one click.


    The app also offers users the flexibility on back up choices. Dropmymobile users can choose what to back up from as many as 5 devices with just one Dropmymobile account.


    Adding on to flexibility of the app, with de-duplication of data, users would not waste additional storage for the same files.


    “With Android mobile shipments and market share at all time high, we launched Dropmymobile for Android and we are excited about the huge global market opportunity”, says Ron Hart, Dropmysite’s CTO.


    The Dropmymobile app comes with 5GB of free data storage and users can do in-app upgrade to add more storage:


    10GB   (plus 5GB free) $15 USD per year

    20GB (plus 5GB free) $30 USD per year

    50GB (plus 5GB free) $60 USD per year

    Unlimited $120 USD per year


    The first 10,000 downloads will get 10GB for 10 months free.

    Download Dropmymobile on the Google Play store or and enter PROMO CODE: DMM1010 to start securing your mobile phone today.


    Here’s a video that explains how Dropmymobile works:


    Additional Information:



    Dropmysite is an industry leader in backing up Cloud backup, archiving and security for websites, databases, emails and now mobile devices.


    Dropmysite has been featured on CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Venture Beat, Tech Crunch and more. In 2013, the company was selected as one of Singapore’s hottest startups. Today, the combined websites of Dropmysite / Dropmyemail has almost 1 million signups from around the globe, with offices in USA, India, Japan and Singapore.


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