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A Small Orange Hires New Director of Technology

August 16
09:55 2011

Hosting NewsAtlanta, GA – A Small Orange, a shared, reseller, VPS, and dedicated web hosting company with offices in Atlanta and Durham, NC, announced on Monday that it had hired Ryan MacDonald as the company’s new Director of Technology.

MacDonald was previously the lead system and network administrator at a small hosting company based in Michigan. However, he is best known for his contributions to the Linux open source community. MacDonald has written and continues to maintain a number of popular software applications used by web hosts including Linux Malware Detect (LMD), Advanced Policy Firewall (APF), Brute Force Detection (BFD), System Integrity Monitor (SIM), and a half dozen other applications through his website, R-fx Networks (

“Ryan is one of the most capable system administrators I’ve met and we are really delighted to have him join our team,” said Douglas Hanna, CEO of A Small Orange. “He’s not only very good technically, but has excellent intangibles and is a great culture fit at A Small Orange.”

As Director of Technology, MacDonald will be responsible for all things technical at A Small Orange, including administration of A Small Orange’s server fleet, network management, server-related development, and more.

“I look forward to the opportunity and challenges of working with an organization as dynamic and forward thinking as A Small Orange, said MacDonald. “Together, I am confident we can deliver greater excellence in our services to both current and future customers.”

About A Small Orange

A Small Orange is a leading provider of shared, reseller, VPS, and dedicated web hosting. Founded in Atlanta in 2003, A Small Orange’s mission is to provide service and not just servers. The company has nearly 40 employees around the world and servers in facilities throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

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