How good prep and a bucket brigade kept Peer 1 online during Hurricane Sandy

Peer 1 Hosting’s small Manhattan-based staff, along with friends and customers, managed to keep the company’s generators at 75 Broad Street going with good-old fashioned brute labor. For two days they’ve hand-carried buckets of diesel fuel up 17 flights. Talk about above and beyond…

What to do with your MobileMe-hosted site post-iCloud

Apple failed to update iWeb in its latest iLife refresh, and at last week’s keynote at WWDC, there was no mention of hosting support in iCloud. Here are some alternative strategies for those who were using Apple as their web hosting solution.

Hosted Community App Vanilla Forums Now Embeddable

Vanilla Forums, which I wrote about last year, has added several new features. Notably, forums can now be embedded in other website using simple JavaScript code. The embedded forums can use your site’s theme and CSS, or can use one of the many Vanilla themes.

Squarespace Gets $38M to Compete With WordPress and Six Apart

Squarespace, a hosted-content publishing service that competes with companies such as WordPress, Tumblr and Posterous, has closed a $38-million financing round from Accel Partners and Index Ventures. The investment — the company’s first — could ratchet up the level of competition in the online publishing industry.