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  • dropmysiteblogger 8:19 am on April 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Are you one of the million WordPress sites using the WP-Super-Cache plugin? If so, the FBI has issued an advisory about a vulnerability that can allow hackers to gain unauthorized access, inject scripts or install malware on the affected sites. Be sure to backup your website and update your plugins!

    Never lose data again with +Dropmysite.com‘s secure storage and instant updates on any downtime. Sign up for free 14 day trial at https://Dropmysite.com.

    The plugins are low-hanging fruit, but the attacks have been widespread and disruptive, the FBI said

     
  • dropmysiteblogger 7:35 am on April 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Preparing for the Blacklisting Threat: A Proactive Strategy for Hosting Providers 

    Blacklisting is probably more common than you think. While Google eschews the term “blacklist,” the search giant has quarantined as many as 10,000 websites per day in recent years, typically because the sites have been infected with malware and expose unsuspecting visitors to malicious software that can cause harm to their computers and put sensitive personal information at risk.

    What happens when a website is blacklisted? Too often, site owner’s panic and web hosting providers suffer disruptions to everyday business as they scramble to help anxious customers clean up their sites and get back online.

    Unfortunately, businesses that can’t afford to hire IT security specialists or install expensive monitoring tools are often slow to realize their website has been blacklisted. In fact, nearly half of business owners are alerted to a compromised website by a browser, search engine or other warning when trying to visit their own websites. That’s when the fire drill begins. For blacklisted sites, time is the enemy. Every minute a website is blocked represents lost revenues, not to mention immediate—and sometimes lasting—damage to an organization’s reputation. This problem is particularly acute for startups and small and medium-sized businesses, which lack the infrastructure and deep pockets to weather an extended storm.

    The time required to remove malware and secure a site can range from hours to days, depending on the severity of the infection and whether the site is protected by a frequent and effective backup regimen. Removal of malware and site restoration is the first part of the fix. Once that process is complete, site owners still need to request a review from Google before blocking is removed. A recent study of 500 blacklist removals by SucuriLabs found that the average time for blocking removal was 10 hours and 23 minutes, with actual removal times ranging from 2 hours and 20 minutes to 23 hours.

    For web hosting providers, blacklisted customer sites can be a real nightmare, putting a strain on operations and potentially undermining their credibility. Customers typically don’t understand why their site was blacklisted and will often unfairly blame their hosting provider for the problem. But regardless of where the fault actually lies in individual incidents, blacklisting isn’t going to go away anytime soon, and smart hosting providers will position themselves to help customers remediate the problem as quickly as possible. Providers that offer robust tools to get their clients through the process expediently will ultimately inspire enhanced confidence and loyalty; those that don’t are likely to squander significant resources on remediation support and lose customers in the process.

    The good news is that blacklist remediation doesn’t have to be a nightmare or a lengthy ordeal, particularly if affected website owners are already using intelligent automated backup regimens and can easily restore the affected website files and functionality on their own with the appropriate tools.

    To protect themselves, hosting providers should familiarize themselves with the following steps for remediation so they can implement them quickly and efficiently once a customer discovers their site has been blacklisted:

    1. Check for viruses on administrators’ systems by running reputable antivirus scanners or AV scanners on every computer used by an administrator to log in to the site. Then, you should check server logs for activity by the administrator who owns the infected computer.
    2. Change passwords for all site users and accounts, including logins for FTP, database access, system administrators and CMS accounts. Remember that strong passwords will combine letters and numbers and punctuation, and will exclude words or slang that might be found in a dictionary. The more sophisticated web hosting companies will allow customers to easily make these changes in a dashboard interface as part of a self-service automated backup offering.
    3. Educate customers to check that they have installed the latest versions of their operating system, CMS, blogging platform, apps, plug-ins, etc.
    4. Delete all new and modified files added to the server following the time when the issue was first detected, and then perform a complete system restore. If you offer a cloud-based automated backup and disaster recovery service to customers, it may be possible to complete the restoration with a single click. Otherwise, your customers will need to find and manually download the last clean versions of the each of the modified files.
    5. Request a review by Google to remove the blacklist flagging. The process for that is described by Google here, and keep in mind you will need to use Google Webmaster Tools to carry out the required steps.

    How can webhosting provider’s best prepare for possible infections and blacklisting? Act now to control your own destiny. Assume the worst will happen, and then make sure you have access to tools that will get your customer’s site and data back online as quickly as possible

    Ridley Ruth is COO at Dropmysite. A leading Internet Cloud backup company with a focus on backing up data, such as websites, emails, databases, mobile devices and more. The company has developed a comprehensive solution and launched three websites:  http://www.Dropmysite.comhttp://www.Dropmyemail.com and http://www.Dropmymobile.com.

     
  • dropmysiteblogger 4:17 pm on March 31, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Dropmysite Announces Free Blacklist Monitoring Service for Websites 

    Dropmysite Pte Ltd, a leading website, email and mobile backup service, today announced the introduction of its new Website Blacklist Monitor service that automatically performs health checks of websites multiple times per day and issues instant alerts in the event of a problem at the WHD Global 2015 at Europa-Park, Rust. Dropmysite were gold partners for the event.

    Dropmysite Announces Free Blacklist Monitoring Service for Websites

    Dropmysite Announces Free Blacklist Monitoring Service for Websites

    Website Blacklist Monitor integrates Dropmysite’s award-winning self-service website backup tools with Google’s Safe Browsing technology to provide customers with the fastest possible remediation process in the event their website is compromised by malware or phishing attacks. Monitoring is now available free to users of Dropmysite’s secure, automated, cloud-based website backup services, which feature an easy-to-use dashboard and one-click restoration of backed up data. Dropmysite will be demonstrating this new service at WHD Global in Germany, March 24-26.

    Billions of website pages are monitored per day in search of unsafe websites, and issued warnings against thousands of new sites daily on search engines and in web browsers. However, many small and medium-sized business (SMB) owners are unaware their website has been blacklisted until they receive a complaint from a customer or navigate to the site themselves and encounter a warning. Blacklist Monitor eliminates the time lag between the emergence of a problem and remediation, minimizing lost revenues and damage to customers’ reputation. Customers are alerted immediately so they can quickly restore a clean website copy with Dropmysite’s one-click restoration feature.

    “Blacklisting of websites is an enormous and growing problem, particularly for SMBs,” said Dropmysite COO Ridley Ruth. “As many as 10,000 websites per day are identified as unsafe through browsers and web searches, and companies that are unable to act quickly risk catastrophic setbacks. Website Blacklist Monitor gives website owners peace of mind by detecting problems as soon as they occur, thus enabling fast and effective remediation and minimizing potential downtime and potential damage to their reputation. We will continue to create solutions and technology that enable our customers and partners to focus on their business and be successful online.”

    Features of Dropmysite’s Website Blacklist Monitor service include:

    • Multiple daily website checks, with instant alerts via email or text
    • On-demand website monitoring by users
    • Comprehensive website blacklist monitoring history
    • Optional automatic stop of code or file corruption, which interrupts website and database backups upon blacklist detection
    • Complete integration with backup services for one-click restoration of data
    • Support of multiple URLs within a website

    Dropmysite self-service backup technology is available directly to website owners or through web hosting companies, ISPs and domain name registrars. For more information, click about the service, click here. To meet at WHD Global, contact sales@dropmysite.com.

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    About Dropmysite

    Dropmysite is a comprehensive service that lets you back up your website and databases — automatically and easily. Dropmysite Pte Ltd, was founded in 2011. Dropmysite is a leading Internet backup company with a focus on backing up cloud data, such as websites, emails, databases, mobile devices and more. The company has developed a comprehensive solution and launched three websites: http://www.Dropmysite.comhttp://www.Dropmyemail.com and http://www.Dropmymobile.com.

     
  • Udit 3:56 am on February 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Dropmysite Forges Strategic Partnership with BIGLOBE, One of Japan’s Largest Hosting Providers 

    BIGLOBE Customers to Benefit from Dropmysite’s

    Self-Service Website Backup and Recovery Services

    San Francisco and Singapore, Feb. 10, 2015Dropmysite Pte Ltd, a leading website, email and mobile backup service, today announced that it has forged a strategic partnership with BIGLOBE, one of Japan’s largest Internet service providers, to provide its Dropmysite website backup and recovery service to BIGLOBE’s cloud hosting customers. Through this partnership, BIGLOBE customers will now be able to automatically backup and recover their website and email data from the cloud on demand following unplanned outages or other disruptions of service.

     As more websites fall victim to hacking, computer viruses and accidental corruption of data, there is increasing demand from businesses and individual website owners for automatic backup of and easy restoration of webpages, critical files and databases. Backup and recovery are especially challenging for small and medium-sized businesses, which often lack the technological expertise to configure and manage their own backup servers.

    Dropmysite began offering cloud backup and recovery services in 2011 as a response to these challenges, and as it has with dozens of other major ISPs and cloud hosting providers, will provide a white-label version of its popular services to BIGLOBE. Dropmysite offers a simple yet powerful user interface, low cost and flexible backup storage, using highly secure AES 256 encryption.

    “By adding Dropmysite to our cloud hosting service, our customers can easily access the cloud backup service without having to set up or configure any new hardware. We are always looking to offer new value-added, self-service features to our customers, and we are confident that they will appreciate both the convenience and flexibility of the Dropmysite solution,” said Mako Kondo, deputy general manager at the business division of BIGLOBE.

    BIGLOBE cloud hosting providers can now purchase Dropmysite from BIGLOBE’s Cloud App Store and easily set up and start backing up their data from the Dropmysite user management screen. Users can also download and restore their backed up data at any time.

    Dropmysite’s standard backup service features include:

    • Automated incremental file and database backup
    • Fast and easy backup from the user management screen
    • Quick download and restoration of data from the user management screen
    • Ability to flexibly upgrade storage
    • Encrypted protection for backed up data
    • Affordable pricing starting from 250 yen/month for up to 10GB, excluding tax

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    About Dropmysite

    Dropmysite is a comprehensive service that lets you back up your website and databases—automatically and easily. Dropmysite Pte Ltd, was founded in 2011 by John Fearon, a serial entrepreneur. Dropmysite is a leading Internet backup company with a focus on backing up cloud data, such as websites, emails, databases, mobile devices and more. The company has developed a comprehensive solution and launched three websites: http://www.Dropmysite.comhttp://www.Dropmyemail.com and http://www.Dropmymobile.com.

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    About BIGLOBE

    BIGLOBE Inc., established in July 2006 and based in Tokyo, is one of Japan’s leading IT companies. The company is one of the largest Internet service providers in Japan and offers a variety of networking services, content and applications. http://www.biglobe.co.jp/en/

     
  • Udit 8:03 am on February 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    New Partners, New Products for the New Year! 

    The past few weeks have been really exciting at Dropmysite.  Our product innovation and enhancements are getting us ever closer to our mission of delighting partners and users alike through offering robust and intuitive backup solutions.

    It is important to keep in mind that backup is really the user’s last resort when it comes to data loss ensuing from malware, accidents or natural disasters

    We, at Dropmysite, strongly believe that a robust backup as a service solution is an integral part of the user’s security strategy. Empowering the end users with the right tools to backup their data and restore when necessary  is only a natural extension of that strategy.

     

    Product:

    We are pleased to announce that Dropmyemail APS 2.0 package for Parallels Automation in now approved, certified and live.   The package is available in the APS Standard catalog here.  Partners on Parallels Automation can now seamlessly offer Dropmyemail to their users.  Full story here.

    Also, our Automated Reseller Provisioning Platform (ARPP) is now available to resellers who can now integrate with Dropmysite and Dropmyemail without any plugin / API installation if they choose so.  Do check out our reseller page if you would like more information:  https://www.dropmysite.com/reseller. Full story here.

    We have also made a major feature enhancement to Dropmysite, now users can restore their database with one-click! We have introduced this feature to improve the disaster recovery time for the end users, who now can recover their websites and databases automatically with just a click of the button.  Full story here.

     Partners: 

    We have launched several key partnerships around the world.  Hostpapa, Canada’s # 1 Small Business Website Host and also a global player, is now offering Dropmysite to their users in 4 different languages.  “With the addition of Dropmysite’s reliable and simple to use website backup and restore solution, our customers will now have the right tool to successfully protect their data” said Jamie Opalchuk, CEO of HostPapa. (Press Release)

    Biglobe, one of Japan’s leading IT companies, has partnered with Dropmysite offering website, file and database backup to Biglobe’sCloud Hosting users. “By adding Dropmysite to our cloud hosting service, our customers can easily access the cloud backup service without setting up any new hardware”, said Deputy GM at Biglobe. (Press Release)

    We have also launched several Dromyemail , award winning email backup and archiving solution, partnerships across the globe with  IT providers such as iThink (India), EaseManage (Singapore) and Frontline (Dubai).

     
  • 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.

     
  • Udit 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.

    Database1

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

    Database2

    • Click on restore

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    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: http://www.dropmysite.com/reseller and leave an enquiry now.

     
  • Udit 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: https://www.dropmyemail.com/reseller

     
  • Udit 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.

    http://blog.dropmysite.com/2015/01/13/dropmysite-launches-with-global-web-hosting-leader-hostpapa/

    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.

    http://blog.dropmysite.com/2015/01/13/dropmysite-launches-with-leading-indonesian-web-hosting-company-rumahweb/

    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.

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    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: http://www.dropmysite.com/reseller

     
  • Udit 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.

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    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: https://www.rumahweb.com/

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    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: http://www.dropmysite.com/reseller

     
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