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3 Reasons XMission Cloud Infrastructure is better than AWS

 I often get asked why an individual or business would want to host their VPS on XMission’s Cloud Infrastructure over a larger provider like Amazon. After all, AWS is the market behemoth, hosting huge sites in different locales around the world. How can a small local hosting company beat out AWS? Here are 3 reasons: […]

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5 things I learned about email at the Zimbra technical conference.

Email is very much alive and well in 2013. I am happy to report that Zimbra is poised to lead the way with their unified email, collaboration, and social communities. This past week I attended Zimbra’s “The Big Social” event in Dallas along with our Mail Systems Architect, Joaquin. The Big Social is a technical […]

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Data Centers: A Dramatically Changing Industry

NOTE: I wrote the following while preparing to be on a panel discussion at the University of Utah recently regarding the data center industry. The data center and telecommunications industry is a dynamic, even mercurial, industry full of change, opportunity, and often unpredictable challenges. I’ve worked in this industry for 17 years and thought it might be helpful to provide […]

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Zimbra Power Tip: Improve your day and your inbox with filters.

In the world of “I want it now” there are fewer issues that cause as much frustration as a broken printer or your inbox not doing what you want. While I cannot help you with printer problems, I will help with your inbox. Today you will learn about two very useful and very under-utilized filters […]

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5 Questions Customers Commonly Ask + Our Best Answers

Please note: As of January 1, 2017, XMission no longer sells DSL services. When it comes to technical support, there seems to be a pattern in the questions that are asked on a daily basis. Even with all the training we provide for our customers there simply is not enough time in the day to […]

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Use the Cloud Infrastructure API to Automatically Resize Your Server

The RESTful API is one of the more interesting and useful features of XMission’s Cloud Infrastructure service. The API exposes nearly all the features of the control panel in a consistent and well documented interface. This article will demonstrate how to use the API to automatically resize your server’s RAM dynamically, without the need to […]

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How XMission spam and virus filtering works.

Today I would like to go a little deeper than the typical “4 reasons” type articles I commonly post. As a pioneer of Internet services, XMission has been providing particularly amazing email services for 20 years. We are very good at it and dedicate a tremendous amount of resources to keeping our customers’ in-boxes free […]

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Four Reasons Your Business Should Use XMission SIP Trunking

Believe it or not, industry projections show that by 2015 there will be more SIP-powered phones than traditional phone services in American businesses. In 2005, less than 10% of American businesses used VoIP- or SIP-related services for their office phone systems. In 2013, that number is 38% and is compounding every year. AT&T, the largest […]

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Upcoming XMission Data Center Upgrades

An industry pioneer since 1993, XMission always seeks out the best emerging technologies available to improve our product portfolio. During the second half of 2013, for example, XMission is performing significant upgrades to its data center infrastructure which will dramatically improve cooling efficiency and effectiveness. We are also adding a solar panel array. HVAC (Heating Venting […]

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5 lessons we have learned from our customers

For the last 15 years I have worked for various companies including AOL, eBay, Gamestop and now here at XMission. During my time at these companies I have worked in customer service. I love the feeling of being able to understand what customers are going though, and having the patience to guide them through a […]

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