Category Archives: Web Hosting

Deer Valley Data Joins the Newtek Family of Companies


Greetings Deer Valley Data customers!

Newtek is pleased to announce that Deer Valley Data and its Atjeu brand have joined the Newtek Family of Companies.

If you’re not familiar with Newtek, you’ll be pleased to know that Newtek Technology Solutions is a leading managed technology and I.T. infrastructure company that has been around since 1997.

Newtek’s technology operations are based out of Phoenix, Arizona, and have a data center footprint — with redundancy and backup — in Arizona, New Jersey, Colorado, London, and Singapore.

Web Development Focus: ColdFusion and the Newtek High Performance Cloud

Here’s a common question we get from web developers these days: “are you getting rid of ColdFusion hosting?”

The answer to this, of course, is absolutely not.

We love ColdFusion and its developer community. And we’ve been supporting the platform since it was a product of Allaire (which was before it was a product of Macromedia), which is to say we’ve been supporting it for a long time.

With this said, however, we understand why our CF community would be worried.

To put it gently, supporting ColdFusion in a shared hosting environment is often difficult, and for some hosts (like GoDaddy), it’s no longer worth supporting at all.

Tips for Choosing the Right Domain Name

domain-names-tldsTo take your business to the next level, a website is key. There are a lot of things that go into a great website, the most important is its domain name. The domain name is the part of a website’s network address that identifies the site. It is important that your URL matches up with your business.

The most ideal domain name would be the name of your business and .com However, as the internet continues to grow, simple .com domains are becoming increasingly limited. While a .com top-level domain is ideal, there are now many other options for a successful web address.

We’re Here to Help: Newtek Professional Services

Young_Man_Computer (Happy)As a small business-centric company, we understand that many of our customers face limited personnel, budgetary, and technology resources. This is why we offer a range of professional services to address various needs beyond the core technology products we provide and support.

It’s important to note that when we say professional services, we are not referring to general customer and technical support – if you have an issue or need assistance with something, our customer and technical support teams are always available, 24/7/365, at no additional cost. That’s a benefit you receive as a customer. But if you need help beyond that – if you need help manually installing an app, or configuring your server, or redesigning your website, or need someone to setup and configure new email accounts (and so on) – our teams of professionals are here to help at an affordable rate.

Top Small Business Benefits of Managed Technology Services

two_businessmen.jpg.800x600_q96Technology drives the modern business, regardless of size or industry. It’s how we interact with customers, distribute information, drive revenue, and solve problems. However, for small and medium-sized businesses and startups, technology implementation is another in a long list of issues that result from a lack of resources.

Few people have the expertise to manage much of today’s technology, and most independent businesses cannot afford to hire a full-time IT staff, here are ways that managed IT services can really benefit small businesses.

Here are the top 5 benefits of managed services for small businesses:

Start Planning Now: Support for Windows Server 2003 is ending on July 14, 2015

HomelandSecurity-WinServ2003-blogThe US Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning about the consequences of not upgrading Windows Server 2003 systems by July 14, 2015.

This is the date Microsoft will stop providing software updates for the aging platform, meaning new exploits will not be fixed.

Homeland Security stresses that consequences could mean exposure to cybersecurity threats, which may lead to malicious attacks or electronic data loss.

Newtek Is Here To Help

If you have self-hosted or on-premise systems running Server 2003, now is the time to consider upgrading and moving your servers to a secure data center. Benefits of this include:

8 Questions To Ask Before You Redesign Your Website

iStock_000018742202XSmallDeciding to embark on a website redesign – not a minor tune-up, but a significant overhaul – is not a small undertaking. So if the idea of doing some deep examination and contemplation before digging in seems a little tedious, there’s a reason why.

The following questions will create an exercise in fully exploring the many aspects of a website redesign. The idea is to – instead of saying “eh, we should probably redo our site” – most accurately assess what your site is doing well, what problems need to be solved, and what other parts of your branding and content strategy could be bolstered in the process. If you’re going to do it, you might as well do it right.

Newtek Launches “The Cloud Authority™” TV Ad Campaign

Newtek’s Cloud Can Save Customers Up to 60%

Newtek-headerNewtek, The Small Business Authority®, today announced the launch of its first television advertising campaign for its industry-leading cloud hosting services. The advertising campaign will focus on Newtek’s ability to provide incomparable service, with free 24/7/365 domestic support necessary to enhance the daily operations, and bolster security for its business customers.  Newtek also announced that switching to the Newtek Cloud could save customers up to 60 percent in information technology (“IT”) costs with its offerings at multiple price-points without sacrificing quality or availability of service around the clock.  Newtek welcomes IT professionals and resellers to also utilize its Cloud on a private-label basis.

Discover the Personal Side of Newtek Technology?

WeAreNewtekMost know that Newtek, The Small Business Authority is a one call does it all resource for loans, merchant processing, online payroll services, web design, hosting, and so much more. But simply knowing what products and services a company offers, doesn’t necessarily bring you any closer to truly “knowing” the company.

Companies greatest assets are their people – and that includes their Leadership, their staff, and most importantly, their clients. To meet some of the people involved in the greatest technology division in the world, stop by We can’t wait to make your acquaintance.

WordPress Vulnerability, Versions 3.7.1/3.8: The “Fix” Is In!

iStock_000012518334SmallAs an industry-leading technology and hosting Company with a standing reputation for incomparable customer service, Newtek remains deeply committed to keeping the industry updated on breaking cyber security news and prevention. It is no secret that 1 of every 4 new websites is designed in simple-to-use, feature-rich WordPress. The platform’s popularity has also made its sites a top target for hackers.

One of the top security WordPress mantra’s has become, “update, update, and update,” meaning take the time to update versions and plugins to ensure site security is bolstered. Outdated plugins are key entry points for hackers.