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Popular science articles and cats are a match made in internet heaven.
For example, a study extracting data on 4,435 Americans aged 30-75, from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study found that cat owners showed a 30% lower risk of death from heart attack.
Or, if you prefer, cat purrs, which vibrate at a range of 20-140 Hz, are medically therapeutic, lowering stress, strengthening bones, and decreasing symptoms of Dyspnoea.
The science is still out, but owning a .cat domain might just be as healthful as owning a cat. And now’s the perfect time to test that hypothesis because .cat domains from June 27 through August 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM UTC (that’s 5:00 PM PDT) are $5.00 per year.
Remember: .cat is actually for Catalonia, so if you have a .cat domain, your site has to have at least one page in Catalan, but that doesn’t stop your site from being devoted to cats.
Adopt a .cat?
We live in a time when an ever-growing proportion of the population carries devices around in its collective pockets capable of capturing and transmitting audio and visual information with a stunning degree of clarity with few barriers to access.
This opens the world to the minutiae of our mundane lives, interesting thoughts or information, and even footage that is shocking or documents events of interest that may not make it through the editorial filters of the mainstream media, for better or for worse.
Protests in Tahrir Square were live-streamed, innumerable political rallies this campaign season were too and so was the sit-in by House Democrats for gun control this month. It’s clear, though, that the power of streaming is not yet fully realized.
So given the raw, untapped power of streaming, it’s exciting news that .stream will enter the GoLive phase on June 28, 2016 at 5:00 PM PDT. The normal price per year at A rates for .stream domains will be $38.31 but from now until December 31, 2016 you can register a .stream domain (or pre-register before it enters GoLive) for just $2.00 per year.
What will you .stream?
If you live in Europe, you have probably not been able to escape this event, which has united tens of thousands of supporters around 22 athletes who fight over a ball in one of the largest stadiums in France: The European Football Cup.
Driven by the enthusiasm of some football fans at Gandi, we have concocted a promo for the extensions of qualifying countries, which will change depending on the results of the matches: from 15% off for the teams that make it to the 8th finals to 35% off for finalists.
Whether or not you are a fervent follower of each and every match, or totally uninterested in this event, you can take advantage of these promos from 23 June to 10 July, the date of the final, for domain creations at A rates.
[EDIT] On June 28th, the countries and extensions that have qualified for the quarter finals, and can therefore benefit from this 25% off promo are:
- Belgium - .BE
- France - .FR
- Germany - .DE
- Iceland - .IS*
- Italy - .IT
- Poland - .PL
- Portugal - .PT
- Wales - .WALES
The extensions of the countries eliminated in the previous round will remain 15% off until July 10th, the date of the grand finale.
Of course, since these are geographic extensions (ccTLD), some registration conditions may apply. To see what these may be, check the information page associated with each extension (click the link in the list above). Please also note that if you want to register one of the extensions marked by *, you must first subscribe to our Corporate offer.
WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world. Free to copy and free from charge, easy to install and to use, it continues to grow in popularity and spread the good word about open source software since 2003. Today, it’s estimated that 30% of all websites use WordPress.
With a PHP/MySQL instance, Gandi users have long been able to quickly install and run WordPress for themselves but we recently asked ourselves how we could make this process even simpler.
It couldn’t be simpler than our answer: one-click installation on the new PHP 5.6 and PHP 7 instances with MySQL 5.6 (Percona), and PHP 5.6 with MySQL 5.5.
Here’s how it works. First, navigate to your instance’s control panel and access the WordPress installation feature. You can install WordPress on any of your vhosts (that is, the web addresses liste on that page). You don’t have to worry about creating a database anymore: it will be automatically created during the installation process. You’ll just have to enter the username, password and email address for your WordPress site’s admin account.
You can install as many WordPress sites on an instance as you want or redirect additional domain names to an already existing WordPress site; you just need to return to the admin page to add a new Website to your instance.
The only limitation is, of course, the resources allotted to your instance based on its size, which you can modify as needed.
One of our favorite things about WordPress is that it’s a great tool for those who may not already be crack coders who nonetheless want a truly customized blog. So we’re happy to help facilitate newcomers who may be intimidated by the manual installation process.
WordPress is also robust enough to be preferred by a large swath of the professional development community as well who find the manual process tedious. This allows such users to save time.
If you want more information on the automatic installation process or if you’re curious to know how the manual process works, check out our WordPress tutorial, available in our wiki.
We try to make sure when we roll out a new feature that everything works correctly and smoothly, but of course, we’re not immune to bugs. So if you see something, say something, and we’ll fix it. Or if you have any additional feedback on how to make things easier or how to improve this feature, feel free to send us an email with your thoughts and impressions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And of course if you run into any difficulties you can also contact our Customer care team for help.
We’re excited and proud for this new feature to roll out but by no means is this the last WordPress-related improvement we have in store. Stay tuned for more …
This one goes out to all you companies out there.
We see you, sweating and working over there in that office park. Or downtown business district. We see you making value, paying employees, providing services, pleasing customers.
And now we’ve got something for you. On June 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM PDT two new gTLDs that are for those companies out there, working hard for the stakeholders—.ltd and .gmbh—are entering the GoLive phase.
That means domains in these two TLDs are now open to everyone. For .ltd, which now will be available for $25.24 per year at A rates, that means everyone-everyone. For .gmbh, which will now be available for $38.65 per year at A rates, you have to have your existence as a Gesellschaft mit besechränkter Haftung (if you don’t know what that means, sorry .gmbh is not for you) validated with the respective authorities in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein or Switzerland.
Either way, companies, we know you never take a break, but now you're getting one with .ltd and .gmbh.
This one goes out to you.
Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:
You may have noticed that in the past few months we’ve been bringing you a lot of new improvements on Node.js instances. The idea has obviously been to better align the user experience on Simple Hosting Node.js with current practices among developers. After all, the developer ecosystem for Node.js has evolved quite a bit since 2013, the year we first introduced Node.js support on Simple Hosting, culminating with its fusion with the io.js project.
Today, we are launching a new version of our Node.js instance which is designed to be entirely at the service of developers.
- Each application can use the version of Node.js and of npm that it needs. The platform puts no restriction on the Node.js version.
- The Node.js process is completely customizable—you can use any Node.js binary flags and even alternative process managers
- Everything is managed from the package.json file—no Simple Hosting-specific file is required
These features bring together the Node.js application hosting experience on Simple Hosting, which offers benefits such as:
- Most prepackaged Node.js applications can be installed without modification
- An application can be deployed in three commands with Gandi CLI: gandi paas attach, git push and gandi deploy
- Built-in HTTP caching
- WebSocket with SSL (in beta)
The new Node.js image is recommended for the creation of new instances. By default, it uses Node.js 4 LTS and is available with one of the following three database management systems: PostgreSQL 9.4, MySQL 5.6 (Percona server) and MongoDB 2.4.
You can create a new Node.js instance either from our website or with Gandi CLI:
$ gandi paas create --name nodenode --type nodejspgsql9.4 --size M --datacenter LU-BI1
Please consult our Wiki for more information about the Node.js Simple Hosting instance, including examples for creating and deploying an application.
Of course, feel free to contact our Customer care team with any questions or concerns, or contact our developers directly on IRC at #gandi on Freenode (irc.freenode.net). You can also send any feedback or suggestions to email@example.com.
When Radix registry celebrates, it does it with style.
Radix registry is turning two years old this month, and so all its domains will be available for just $0.99 for the first year. That includes .HOST, .ONLINE, .PRESS, .SITE, .SPACE, .TECH and .WEBSITE.
The party, which started June 20, goes all night, and the next day, and the next: all the way until June 30 at 11:59 PM UTC.
Don't wait. Find your perfect domain name:
This June, .xyz turns two and so it’s all about twos: two days at two cents, 25 days at twenty-two cents.
Having a June birthday means .xyz, for what it’s worth, is a Gemini and we’ve probably never met a person who actually matched their astrological sign as much as .xyz matches its sign.
Geminis are supposed to be versatile, and .xyz definitely has that: it’s probably the most versatile of all the new gTLDs.
Gemini is also the twins, so everything comes in twos. So far so good: xyz’s more famous twin, of course, is abc. And this year, because it’s .xyz’s second birthday, the celebration comes down to twos, too. First, it’s in two phases: from June 1-2 (two days), .xyz domains will be just 2¢ each. That’s a pair of two pretty pennies.
Next, from June 3-30, .xyz domains will be 22¢ each.
Register a creative, versatile .xyz? Or two?
- Number 10: Monday June 20 marks the five-year anniversary of when ICANN announced that they would begin accepting applications for new gTLDs within the year, including .top.
- Number 9: Your .top domain doesn't have to expire in the next 10 days for you to renew it.
- Number 8: Registration of .top domains has surpassed 2.5 million, making it the number two most registered new gTLD.
- Number 7: This also makes it the top (no pun intended, really) most registered new gTLD based outside of the US
- Number 6: .top is one of four new gTLDs put on record with Chinese MIIT to build a website with
- Number 5: It’s easy to type. c, o and m are about as far apart on the keyboard as possible. t, o and p, though? All in the same row. You could type it one-handed.
- Number 4: .top is international. Registrations span 230 countries.
- Number 3: Over 30 words in the English language end in -top. And that’s not counting innumerable phrases (careful for premium domains, though).
- Number 2: If you’re on top, and you like being on top, you should stay on top and keep your .top domain. You just should.
- Number 1: The number one reason to renew a .top domain before July 1 is because .top renewals are on promotion for ten days only (one day for each of the reasons on this list): from June 20 to June 30, 2016.
Domains in this extension can be renewed for just $6.26 per year (they’re normally $12.52 at A rates). So that’s a full half-off.
It’s easy to stay on .top if you can get half-off.