StackPath immediate end of life | Full website CMS or just 2 pages? | News from around the hosting industry

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Subject: StackPath immediate end of life | Full website CMS or just 2 pages? | News from around the hosting industry
Date: June 19th 2024

June 19th 2024

StackPath immediate end of life

Founded in 2015 by Lance Crosby, the founder of SoftLayer, StackPath grew to provide a suite of products including SecureCDN, edge compute services, DNS, object storage, colocation and more. Sadly, in an email sent to customers last week, they announced "After careful consideration, it has been decided to close all StackPath products and liquidate all assets for the benefit of our creditors. Effective immediately, we will begin the decommissioning of all StackPath services.". The email went on to encourage customers to back-up their data immediately and move to other providers. This news has come as a shock to many, who didn't expect to see this old and well-known company close down in such an abrupt manor. Have you been affected by the closure?

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Full website CMS or just 2 pages?

KodeKraken is looking for some advice regarding the use of a CMS for his website and the best approach to achieving fast load times. His main concern is that using a CMS might slow down the site's pages, and he wants to maintain optimal performance. The site will consist of a homepage featuring a section for highlighted blog posts, and a planned separate page for the full list of blog posts. He asks if he should be considering a headless CMS for this setup, or would it be more effective to use a traditional CMS for all pages? Alternatively, is there another method to consider? He has experience with HTML and CSS, but is relatively new to CMS platforms and, having explored headless CMS options, he feels they seem complex with backend requirements like node terminals, which he's unsure would run on a shared hosting environment. Can you offer any guidance?

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News from around the hosting industry

Our Industry News section is the place to find current headlines from around the world of hosting and infrastructure, but other general interest threads pop up in other sections of the forum, especially our Web Hosting Lounge. Here we highlight just a selection of some of the interesting items from around the forum:

  • 2023 second-largest investment year in decade for data centers - According to a report, investment in data centers reached $36bn for the year, $22bn of which was seen in the first five months. For 2023 alone, ABS issuances backed by data center revenues were $5.4bn in the US, and thus far in 2024, issuances have reached $3.7bn. Among those was CyrusOne's $1.175bn ABS offering, which closed in May 2024. Historically, 2021 saw the most ABS issuances in the last five years.
  • Meta pauses AI models launch in Europe due to Irish request - Meta Platforms will not launch its Meta AI models in Europe for now after the Irish privacy regulator told it to delay its plan to harness data from Facebook and Instagram users, the U.S. social media company said on Friday. The move by Meta came after complaints and a call by advocacy group NOYB to data protection authorities in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and Spain to act against the company.
  • Microsoft sinking $7B into new Spanish data centers - The planned investment is to develop new data centers in a northeastern region of Spain, shaping up to be a major cloud computing hub within Europe. Aragon's regional government said Microsoft applied for a construction permit to build data centers at a site outside the city of Zaragoza. The investment will apparently be spread out over 10 years.
  • UEFA targets pirate EURO 2024 live streams before they start - European football federation UEFA is cracking down on pirate live streams before they've even started. The enforcement actions show that the organization is on high alert. Meanwhile, the EU Intellectual Property Office adds support by clarifying that cheers of legitimate viewers 'mean more' than those from pirates. UEFA is not the only organization preparing for the major tournament; pirates are planning ahead as well. In recent weeks, several sites have put up placeholders for the upcoming EURO 2024 matches. It's clear that UEFA will be pulling out all the stops to ensure that licensed broadcasts are properly protected. In the past, it also sent advance warnings to pirate site owners directly, but we haven't heard similar reports this time around.

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