Veronica Davis

June
15
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Hostwinds’ June Service Spotlight: New Load Balancer and ISO Library

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  It’s almost officially summer, but our team hasn’t let summer fun get in the way of developing more awesomeness for Hostwinds clients! This month we have two new exciting features to share with you… First is our new Load Balancer available for VPS and Cloud Hosting that can be setup within minutes to increase your site’s performance and reliability. Second is that you can customize your Cloud’s instances to your heart’s desire with the new ISO files.   Hostwinds Load Balancer As a Hostwinds client, you can now easily setup a Load Balancer to ensure every visitor to your site or every customer using your application has a great experience. Note that you’ll need a VPS or our Cloud…

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May
25
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Hostwinds Now Accepts Alipay For Purchases From China

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Hostwinds is always looking for ways to better serve our clients and today we’re excited to announce something for all our clients in China… You now have Alipay as a payment option for any of our services!   What is Alipay? China leads the world in the 3rd party mobile payments, with everything from fine dining establishments to the smallest vendors. Alipay, from Alibaba and affiliate Ant Financial, is by far one of the most popular platforms gaining traction.   Why Do Consumers in China Love Alipay? Many websites now accept Alipay (some even offer it as the only option). Escrow service apps like Taobao and Tmail let users use Alipay. And the number of businesses that allow in-store purchases…

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May
25
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Take A Peek Into Hostwinds’ 2018 Office Scavenger Hunt

On Thursday, Hostwinds’ Frontline Support Team had a little office fun with a scavenger hunt for National Scavenger Hunt Day and we thought we’d share it with you! The clues? Our Director of Billing, Gus, is a fun creative guy and came up with these fantastic clues for the team to search for…   Obscure? Maybe… but the team was excited to put their thinking hats on and start the search…   From Left to Right: Dustin, Michael, James, Shawn, Jason, Harrison and Benjamin ready for the scavenger hunt to begin…   Jason pauses for a second during the hunt with clues in hand… say cheese!   Here we catch a glimpse of Michael and Shawn… what is that up…

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May
22
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Easily Manage OpenStack Instances with Hostwinds’ Cloud Control Panel

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  If you don’t think that OpenStack is for you, you might want to reconsider. It easily adapts to the situation at hand, providing the power for everything you need without overdoing it. So you’re never paying for more than what you need, but you’re never short on what’s needed to get the job done. Do you consistently have traffic spikes on certain days of the week? Do you sometimes need to run certain scripts or processes that can be demanding on resources? But you don’t need that running all the time? Does your app’s users normally all login during certain times of the day?   These are all excellent examples where OpenStack shines. It can easily provide enough power…

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May
11
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Hostwinds’ May Service Spotlight: Making Email Deliverability Even Easier With New rDNS Features

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  May’s spotlight is here! Our monthly service spotlight blog posts are part of a series to help keep you up to date with new happenings at Hostwinds. If you missed last month’s, which detailed recent additions to domain management, you can find it here. This month, we’re introducing you to new features that make managing your rDNS easier.   What is rDNS? rDNS is a reverse DNS check. When email is received, it checks to see what nameserver and domain is associated with the IP of the email sender.Most ISPs and email hosting providers will perform an rDNS check for all incoming email. It’s a vital part of any email marketing you might do. Why? It’lll help deliver your…

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May
02
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Reduce HTTP/S Requests On WordPress For A Performance Boost

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  There are many ways you can speed up your WordPress site. Deleting plugins, optimizing images and using a cache are all commonly suggested. But you might not have heard of HTTP requests (Or HTTPS if you’re using HTTPS encryption). And left unchecked, they can easily cause your site to start acting sluggish. Don’t let the sound of HTTP/S requests scare you, either. You don’t have to be a tech genius or web developer to understand this. This guide will help you understand it. We’ll also show you how to reduce the number of HTTP/S requests to increase your site’s speed.   What are HTTP (Or HTTPS) Requests? Your readers visit your site in their site in their favorite browser….

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April
25
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How To Fix And Prevent WordPress Spam Posts, Links & Redirects

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  Is your WordPress site suddenly advertising links to shady looking sites? Does your site display spammy, shady content that you didn’t publish? Is it redirecting to a totally different website? Or maybe you’ve noticed any of the following: You suddenly can’t log into admin Google says your site isn’t secure Your traffic suddenly drops or has unusually high spikes Your browser gives you warnings when visiting your site   If so, you’ve probably been hacked so they can use your site for spamming their own links and content. Don’t panic. Just follow this guide and you should be able to fix this fairly quickly in most cases.   Why do Spammers do it? Spammers like to hack into sites…

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April
06
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Hostwinds’ April Service Spotlight: Manage Your Domains Easier with These New Domain Features

    On any given day, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes here at Hostwinds. Whether it’s upgrading hardware, testing new services we’re developing to make things easier for you or implementing new, unique features that have been requested… there’s always something.   And in the past, these things were usually rolled out quietly. You might log in to your account one day and be like, “Um, what’s this new thing here?” So to help keep you in the loop, each month we’ll be sharing news, new services or products that you might not have known about. This month, it’s all about domains! Below you’ll learn about some new features that have recently been added to help you…

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January
26
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Tips to Up Your Affiliate Marketing Game in 2018

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It’s a new year and if you’re like most, you already have some resolutions you’re not making good on. Don’t feel bad, though. Nearly half of those who make resolutions rarely succeed. But if your resolution is to make more money with affiliate marketing, then this post is just for you. If it’s simply just to make more money (Over 40% of resolutions are money related!), then this can help do that by getting started with affiliate marketing.   Choosing which Affiliate Program to Use If you’re just getting started, the first thing you’ll have to do is find something you want to be an affiliate for. Do you already have a website or blog? If so, think about what…

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November
20
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Hostwinds Now Accepts Bitcoin and 14 Other Major Cryptocurrencies

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  We’re excited to announce that Hostwinds is now among the growing number hosting companies that accept bitcoin payments. We want to give you the opportunity to use the payment method that you’re comfortable with and prefer. Many clients have asked about paying with cryptocoins and we can understand why… Bitcoin payments are normally confirmed very fast, so you aren’t waiting around for some other payment method to clear. The transaction fees are generally very low (take that credit card companies!). And if you’re outside of the U.S. there’s no need to worry about currency conversion or any of that mess. And guess what? You can pay for your hosting in not only bitcoin, but you can also use 15…

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