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Cirrus Hosting’s Spring Discount!

 

 

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Let’s make this Spring a little warmer with this great deal!!!

Finally, the long-lasting winter is finished and spring has arrived and it’s time for our Spring Promotion. Enjoy our reliable and cost-effective hosting plans for your business by taking advantage of the following special spring offers. These spring discounts are applicable to any new subscription and the amount of savings will vary depending on the web hosting or cloud hosting packages.

Subscribe to Cirrus Hosting’s popular Cloud VM Plans or Shared Hosting Plans and you can receive 3 months of FREE SERVICE!

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For over a decade, Cirrus Hosting has vigorously managed to offer valuable hosting services to corporations, small businesses, and even individuals at surprising prices. When you combine that with great service, cutting edge technology, and knowledgeable support team, Cirrus shines as the leading choice for all your hosting needs. Check out Cirrus’s website and take advantage of these great savings today! They will only be offered for a limited time.You will not find a better deal. Guaranteed!!! Pay for 12 months, get 15 months of services, 3 extra months for free!!!

Call us at 1.877.624.7787 or 1.905.881.3485 (Canadian line) or Email at sales@cirrushosting.com to claim yours!

*Offer details: This offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Offer is valid only on new orders for cloud VM plans and shared hosting plans on annually billing terms. Offer expires at 4/30/2017.

What’s going on in Cirrus? November Edition

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Do you use PHP? We have the latest updates for you.

PHP, or Hypertext Preprocessor, has been one of the most used programming languages for web pages for years now, and for an industry, which is changing every few months; this is a really big achievement. In order to stay on top of things, the PHP Team is constantly working on improving the code in every way possible.

In Cirrus Hosting, our clients can easily select one of the active PHP5 and 7 versions for their accounts by one click, using our user-friendly PHP Settings Tool in the Web Hosting control panel. We are featuring PHP versions of 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 and 7.0. The new version supports OOP Technology and has better support for XML than the previous version; also several security bugs are fixed in the latest release of PHP5.

 

The latest version of Plesk is here!

Plesk has recently released its latest version under the name of Onyx to simplify life for web developers around the world.

Plesk Onyx allows users to manage all their Plesk servers just from one single control panel and it is very simple in set up. Centralizing system and panel updates onto one page is another cool new feature of the Plesk Onyx. Also, this new update supports Docker and developers can deploy and manage Docker containers straights from their Plesk control panel. Upgrading to Onyx is hassle free and much faster. In addition, the newest extension to Plesk, KernelCare, brings the Linux servers ultimate uptime plus maximum security and stability. Learn more about new feature of Plesk Onyx Here

Cirrus VPS and Cloud hosting with Plesk Onyx is ready for your great projects with the easiest server management and instant scaling. Learn more here.

 

Are you migrating to OnApp?

If you want to migrate to OnApp, either from windows or from Linux, here are great manuals from start to finish from OnApp Tech Blog.

For windows environments click here.

For Linux environments click here.

 

Holidays are around the corner, are you ready?!

Do you think your website is able to handle massive amounts of traffic at once? As you know a crowd of shoppers on big sales days could lead to sluggish performance or an outright crash. Investing in the right server infrastructure for your expected traffic is a good way to avoid these issues.

Examining every aspect of your website before busy holiday season can help you prepare a strategy to improve customer satisfaction and your business success. A good website requires many things, including fast loading times, quality customer service and security. Working on these elements early can ensure that your website is ready long before your customers even start to think about tackling their holiday shopping lists with your business.

Consult with us at 1.877.624.7787 or email us at sales @cirrushosting.com about the requirements of your website.

 

 

 

What’s going on in Cirrus? September Edition

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  • SpamExperts Partners Program

We are pleased to announce that this month we have expanded our security solutions for emails by joining SpamExperts Partner Program. We have fully integrated SpamExperts filtering services for our customers. We are aware that individuals and businesses need to be equipped with powerful security layers for their emails to protect their data from harmful spam malware threats, and we are aiming to keep our customer’ sensitive information safe and secure.

We have installed both incoming and outgoing filtering products during this month and tested the product and ready to deploy it for user accounts. It’s running very smoothly and we’re actually planning to add SpamExperts to all of our web hosting plans as complimentary service. Click here to read more about our SpamExperts Partners Program.

 

  • Partnering with #StyleMyBiz

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As a proud partner of #StyleMyBiz, Cirrus Tech Ltd is excited to nominate the members of our community in their contest to win $50,000 prize for growing your business. Businesses that enter into the contest receive valuable marketing and business exposure, plus a chance to win a trip for 2 to Las Vegas and a seat at the Regional Finals to compete for a spot at the National event in Toronto for a chance to win the Ultimate CEO & Office Makeover, Up to $50,000 in trips and prizes! You just have to enter into the contest by completing your online business profile.

 

 

 

 

  • OnApp packages are ready

Cirrus Tech Ltd. is developing a new two-tier Cloud VM plans, to be hosted in Europe and America. The first phase will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2016 in collaboration with our partners in Texas. The packages and pricing will be soon announced.

Cirrus Hosting Partnership With SpamExperts

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Spam is a constant annoyance. No one likes it, and just like the mailbox at your house you spend most of your time going through the junk to find the few pieces of mail to find the ones you actually wanted. Not only inbox, now imagine if your outbox also became part of the email spam problem, and start sending messages out from your email from some unknown person; or even worse,  your email sending virus?

We like everyone else have been battling spam for our users by utilizing tools like the open-source SpamAssassin and a variety of other Email security solutions, but they just didn’t cut it like SpamExperts does. We are excited to announce that we’ve expanded our security solutions for emails by joining SpamExperts Partner Program. We have fully integrated SpamExperts filtering services for our customers. We are aware that individuals and businesses need to be equipped with powerful security layers to protect their data from harmful spam malware threats, and we are aiming to keep our customer’ sensitive information safe and secure.  It’s so good, we are actually planning to add SpamExperts to all of our web hosting plans as a complimentary service.  

SpamExperts is a solution that is easy to get, easy to support and easy to maintain for Hosting Providers. In the past two months, we have been deploying our own SpamExperts filtering cluster. And now we are ready to launch it for our clients’ user accounts. We’re confident that our partnership with SpamExperts is going to benefit all of our current and future customers greatly.  Email is a big part of the internet and every spam Email that you have to delete yourself hurts your productivity.  The question of whether an email arrived in users’ inbox is something you should never have to worry about.  With all that being said we continue to work with SpamExperts on improvements and welcome any customer feedback.

SpamExperts needs no introduction: It’s the leading email security provider for Web hosts, ISPs/Telcos and IT Resellers all over the world. SpamExperts is a highly technical and technology focused company, making continuous investments and concentrating on R&D to stay competitive in the industry. We prefer SpamExperts due to its ease of deployment and ease of maintenance.

Read more Here on SpamExperts website.

You can find more information on our Case Study.

What’s going on in Cirrus? August Edition

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  • Cirrus Strengthens Its Partnership With OnApp Federation

Cirrus Tech announces its plans to enhance and expand the network and join OnApp Global network of clouds. It gives customers great instant access to network resources in cities all over the world. We will be able to offer cloud services and host customers’ VPS or/and data content close to their preferred location.

OnApp is a complete Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution for cloud providers, CDN providers, carriers and enterprises and Federation enables Cirrus can help customers grow into new markets and reduce latency by hosting apps and content close to end users.

Find out more about OnApp Federation: http://onapp.com/federation/

  • Cirrus’ Acquisition News

Cirrus Tech Ltd. shared this exciting news with its valued customers this month that we have completed the acquisition of hosting business of HostMDS. We are so excited to offer our services to HostMDS loyal customers at the same competitive rates with the exact same functionalities. We are still at transition process and HostMDS customers are not expected to face any service interruption and/or experience any impact on their support services.

We are inspired with the thousands of opportunities ahead of us. We and HostMDS share the same mission in Hosting Industry: Providing secure, reliable and manageable hosting solutions with high level of customer service for individuals and any company at any size, and Cirrus Tech Ltd. is doing its best to maintain the quality of its services for both Cirrus Hosting and HostMDS valued customers.

  • SpamExperts Offering is Coming Soon!

We have expanded our security solutions for emails by joining SpamExperts Partner Program. SpamExperts needs no introduction: It’s the leading email security provider for Web hosts, ISPs/Telcos and IT Resellers all over the world. SpamExperts is a highly technical and technology focused company, making continuous investments and concentrating on R&D to stay competitive in the industry. We prefer SpamExperts due to its ease of deployment and ease of maintain. Once the deployment finishes, we will start offering it to our Shared Hosting, Cloud VMs, and Dedicated Servers Customers.

Here you can find more information about SpamExperts solutions.

  • Exclusive Offer on Cloud VM Business Plans

Until September 5, get 30% off for life when you order your cloud VM business server. The most cost-effective solution if you’re getting started with server management. Check out the plans and use the promo code “30OFF” when you’re ordering.

  • Capacity increases on HostMDS

We have recently changed all customers at HostMDS to 1gbps ports. This gives them much more bandwidth to take advantage of during peak hours and minimizes the DDoS impacts on the customers.

Find out more on Cirrus Hosting Network Here

  • Power Redundancy at HostMDS

We have just completed changing power configuration at HostMDS Datacenter in Vaughan which gives our customer better protection during power failures.

  • Backup Is Now Running for Shared Hosting Customers at HostMDS

Through R1Soft Backup platform, we now have weekly backups taken from all Shared Hosting servers at HostMDS. This means better protection during Hardware failures and/or Data Losses (both due to hardware failures or human errors).

Introducing Cirrus Cloud VM/VPS Plans v2.0

January 2016, Cirrus Tech Ltd, a Toronto, Ontario based company specializing in private and public cloud hosting is proud to announce its version 2.0 of its popular Cloud Plans. The plans are based on OnApp cloud infrastructure and the resources are COMPLETE dedicated (unlike most competitors).

This collaboration between Cirrus Tech and OnApp software transforms Cirrus VM offering into a flexible, scalable and highly automated platform.

This new product (Cirrus Cloud VM 2.0) is the second iteration of Cirrus’ newly numbered plans. The first iteration of this plan was released back in Mar 2015 and now we are pleased to announce the second iteration just in time for the holidays.

In this iteration, we have designed 3 tiers of service to better target each segment’s needs. These tiers are: Barebone, Business and Enterprise. In addition, and like before, Our Canadian customers are still charged at par on the exchange rate.

The entry package (Barebone tier) with Single Core 2.0 Ghz CPU, 512 MB of RAM and 30 GB Disk space – starts at $14.99 per month and it would be $10.17 per month on a 3-year term sign-up.

This is perfect for Website hosting, website developers, desktop on Cloud, VoIP, VPN server or even your enterprise grade applications.

What’s new in Cirrus’s Cloud VM/VPS Plans 2.0:

Tiered Plans: This is the first time Cirrus has decided to create plans geared for different needs.

Barebone Servers: This tier is designed for people who are just looking for servers for development, to browse from (Virtual Desktop or VDI) or maybe to run their accounting software from such as Quickbooks or Simply Accounting.

Business Servers: This tier is designed for resellers and larger websites that want to have dedicated resources. It is also a perfect fit for a dedicated email server which includes Anti Spam and Anti Virus protection.This tier allows for features like Control Panels, CDN, Autoscaling and many more.

Enterprise Servers: This tier is designed for mission critical and/or highly secure envirnments. PCI or HIPPA certification assistance is included. VPN and CDN all included in the price.

Improved Performance: Through better use of SAN technologies and fine tuning the server, we have significantly increased the performance of our new plans. This feature has automatically been introduced to our existing v1.0 customers.

Posted SLA: For the first time in Cirrus History, Tiers Business and Enterprise in our new VPS/Cloud Plans v2.0 are backed with 100% SLA.

Lowest Available Offers Listed: We have made significant changes on our website to present the plans and the latest promotions to all our customers.

Cirrus Tech’s preexisting cloud features include:

Hardware redundancy (live migration)

  • Redundant storage
  • Quick provisioning
  • Console access
  • Recovery mode (to access file system when OS is not functional)
  • Cloning
  • Image backup
  • Cloud based DNS
  • Hundreds of templates to choose from
  • Upgrade resources without reboot for some major operating systems such as CentOS
  • Virtual firewall (Firewall outside of the virtual environment)
  • VM segregation (in case of customer having multiple VMs)
  • Guaranteed and Dedicated resources
  • Intelligent Auto-scaling
  • Load Balancers
  • CDN
  • Hourly Billing

More and more businesses are sourcing cloud infrastructure from local providers who can offer a close-touch service with excellent local country support – providers just like Cirrus. Running on the OnApp cloud platform, Cirrus can deliver a great cloud feature set, from traditional VPS through to enterprise hybrid cloud, with a fantastic user experience and all of the key cloud features that business customers need for their apps.”  Kosten Metreweli – Chief Commercial Officer at OnApp

You can view the new Cloud VM plans here. To find out more about Cirrus’ Cloud VMs, visit us at www.cirrushosting.com or call 1.877.624.7787

About Cirrus Hosting

Cirrus Tech Ltd. has been a leader in providing affordable, dependable cloud hosting as well as website hosting services in Canada since 1999.  They have hosted and supported hundreds of thousands of websites and applications for Canadian businesses and clients around the world. As a BBB member with an A+ rating, Cirrus Hosting is a top-notch Canadian web hosting company with professional support, rigorous reliability and easily upgradable VPS solutions that grow right alongside your business. Their Canadian data center is at 151 Front Street in Toronto.

Cirrus Tech Partners With Smarter Tools Inc. To Enhance Its VPS Offer

Toronto, Ontario, 24th June 2015 – Cirrus Tech Ltd, specializing in Linux and Windows VPS in Canada, is delighted to announce its new partnership with software developer Smarter Tools Inc. (Phoenix, Arizona).

Cirrus is now offering the SmarterTools product line including the SmarterMail (14 X) which is a leading webmail server, SmarterTrack customer service software and SmarterStats web log analytics and SEO software to its VPS hosting customers. These applications offer rich tools to improve email infrastructure, help desk set-up and website analytics statistics.

SmarterMail is a more cost-effective alternative to Microsoft Exchange without sacrificing functionality or usability and has customers in over 120 international locations. SmarterMail contains simple language strings to make it easier for automated translations and for customers who create their own translation files. SmarterTrack is a help desk application with an array of robust features made for tracking, managing and reporting on customer service and communications, including sales and support issues. The SmarterStats web log analytics and SEO platform allows users to monitor statistics in a single application and provides relevant and detailed website statistics to help businesses increase conversions and maximize ROI.

Customers hosted with Cirrus can now deploy the SmarterTools suite of products on their Virtual Private Server (VPS) plans. Hosting on Virtual Private Servers with Cirrus, offers users the SmarterTools suite at no additional charge. This makes Cirrus VPS hosting packages ideal for small to medium sized businesses looking for a scalable, redundant and customizable set-up that also provides applications and software options to improve overall business operations.

What SmarterMail provides:

Exchange-level Mail Server Software

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  • Superior Stability.
  • Reduced maintenance costs.

The features of SmarterMail include a rich Webmail interface, file storage, detailed reporting, email archiving, advanced synchronization, out-of-the-box antispam and antivirus amongst many other options. SmarterTools products are used by businesses in over 100 countries worldwide.

 

Easy global access to email or chats

  • Access email, calendars, contacts, tasks, chats and notes from anywhere and any web browser.
  • Full functionality of a desktop client.
  • Gives users online ability to communicate and collaborate.
  • Discuss issues and strategies with global co-workers in real time.

The tools have been tested and optimized for most of the popular web browsers including Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera, allowing end users to access their business software from any device, from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

 

Integration and 24/7 Security with SmarterMail

  • Easily migrate from any mail service (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook etc.).
  • Provides searchable message archiving and system level for inbound and outbound email and chat.
  • Create virtually any kind of messaging, add formatting to highlight important pieces of information in tasks, notes and more.

With no additional cost, SmarterMail includes vigorous internal antispam and antivirus features. This achieves 97% spam protection upon setup and installation. SmarterMail also includes a variety of intrusion detection methods to prevent the mail server from being compromised. Customers can also tie in external third party antispam services and devices quickly for an additional layer of security if customers want.

 

Cirrus VPS hosting plans start from $23.99/month and include guaranteed dedicated resources, instant provisioning and complete hardware independence. Visit www.cirrushosting.com or call 1.877.624.7787 for more details.

 

About SmarterTools
Founded in 2003, SmarterTools Inc. is an information technology management software company based in Phoenix, Arizona. SmarterTools builds a Windows mail server, customer service software, and Web log analytics and SEO software that simplify and automate the day-to-day IT operations of businesses and hosting environments in over 100 countries. Additional information about SmarterTools Inc. and the SmarterTools product line is available at the company website: www.smartertools.com

About Cirrus Hosting

Cirrus Tech Ltd. has been a leader in providing affordable and dependable VPS since 1999.  They have hosted and supported hundreds of thousands of websites and applications for Canadian businesses and clients around the world. As a BBB member with an A+ rating, Cirrus Hosting is a top-notch Canadian web hosting company with professional support, rigorous reliability and easily upgradable VPS solutions that grow right alongside your business. Their Canadian data center is at 151 Front Street in Toronto.

 

Cirrus Tech partners with OnApp Federation to give businesses convenience and global access

Toronto, Ontario, May 7th 2015-Cirrus Tech Ltd, an award winning Toronto based cloud hosting company is thrilled to announce the latest partnership with OnApp.  This collaboration allows Cirrus Tech, known as a Canadian Cloud provider to be able to deploy global infrastructure. Especially enhancing operations in North America with the expansion of OnApp’s key feature: OnApp Federation. If customers deploy services with Cirrus Tech, they will be able to access 170+ locations while only having to deal with one company, one support and one agreement. With this Cloud Federation feature, Cirrus can even provide different SLAs specified to individual customer needs.

Cirrus Tech while wanting to keep up with its growing global customer demands has chosen OnApp Federation to be their source for their global reach. And so to compete with the world’s largest clouds, Cirrus Tech has now the ability to host applications and content wherever their customer requires.This allows for an easy way to control exactly where the data is hosted while complying with varied regional data protection laws. OnApp Federation helps the customers reach globally without having to invest in infrastructure, giving them access to large amounts of compute and content delivery capacity. This incredible feature called OnApp Federation, gives the customers the ability to mix and match many different kinds of cloud capacity.

Cloud Federation is a dynamic Cloud infrastructure under one umbrella: Mix cloud, dedicated servers, CDN, storage and disaster recovery. The Federation supports private locations too, and grants the power to restrict access to specific service providers if customers choose to, giving them a simpler way to resell their cloud services globally. Furthermore, customers can create private federations across multiple clouds.

The Federation helps customers choose locations with renewable energy and helps them launch green cloud hosting services. This infrastructure is simple to manage. Ratings are based on storage performance, hardware specs, bandwidth and uptime.

Highly scalable, the platform has an intelligent provisioning system that optimizes the way hardware resources are used. An efficient network design that enables the cloud to scale easily as customers’ business grows.

Cirrus cloud service, is a complete Infrastructure-as-a-Service which enables its customers to offer cloud services with virtually no downtime and with unlimited capacity and that is geo-redundant.

 

About OnApp

OnApp was founded in 2010. They have now more than 140 staff across offices in the US, UK, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The HQ is in London, UK. OnApp provides Infrastructure-as-a-service software for hosts, telcos and MSPs. Their software is used by more than 3,000 service providers in 93 countries. An estimated 1 in 3 public clouds now run on OnApp, operating in 170+ locations in 113 cities across 43 countries now.

 

About Cirrus Hosting

Cirrus Tech Ltd. has been a leader in providing affordable and reliable, cloud infrastructure and website hosting since 1999.  Cirrus has hosted and supported hundreds of thousands of websites and applications for Canadian businesses and clients around the world. As a BBB member with an A+ rating, Cirrus Hosting is a top-notch Canadian cloud hosting company with professional support, rigorous reliability and easily scalable cloud solutions that grow right alongside customer needs.

 

All company names and products mentioned in this release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

 

Introducing Cirrus Cloud VM 1.0 – The latest cloud hosting offer by Cirrus Tech. Ltd

March 2015, Cirrus Tech Ltd, a Toronto, Ontario based company specializing in private and public cloud hosting have chosen OnApp as its technology provider for its cloud VM offerings –formally known as VPS.

This collaboration between Cirrus Tech and OnApp software transforms Cirrus VM offering into a flexible, scalable and highly automated platform.

This new product (Cirrus Cloud VM 1.0) has been intentionally numbered, as Cirrus intends to routinely release new packages with significantly, updated specs and features in each iteration.

The entry package with Single Core 2.0 Ghz CPU, 2 GB of RAM and 50 GB Disk space – starts at $39.99 per month and it would be $23.99 on a 3-year term sign-up.

This is perfect for Website hosting, website developers, desktop on Cloud, VOIP, VPN server etc.

 

What’s new in Cirrus’s V 1.0:-

SSD Disk option (High Performance disks): This makes our offerings suitable for hosting database driven applications. Where large amounts of read/write operations happen.

Extreme Scalability: In addition, have the ability to build from a relatively small VM and expand to a full blown private cloud with private disks, private networks  and  private severs  referred to as “Smart servers” on the OnApp platform. This would allow customers to host their cloud based applications with peace of mind. Not having to worry about designing and investing too much in infrastructure. This would also allow for significant growth and expand to virtually unlimited capacity with no interruptions in the service.

Hourly Billing: Furthermore, our customers will have the flexibility of paying per hour, for their individual website’s workload. This gives the customer a wide range of billing models such as seasonal billing.

 

Cirrus Tech’s preexisting cloud features include:

Hardware redundancy (live migration)

  • Redundant storage
  • Quick provisioning
  • Console access
  • Recovery mode (to access file system when OS is not functional)
  • Cloning
  • Image backup included
  • Cloud based DNS included
  • Hundreds of templates to choose from
  • Upgrade resources without reboot for some major operating systems such as CentOS
  • Virtual firewall (Firewall outside of the virtual environment)
  • VM segregation (in case of customer having multiple VMs)
  • Guaranteed and Dedicated resources
  • Intelligent Auto-scaling
  • Load Balancers
  • CDN

More and more businesses are sourcing cloud infrastructure from local providers who can offer a close-touch service with excellent local country support – providers just like Cirrus. Running on the OnApp cloud platform, Cirrus can deliver a great cloud feature set, from traditional VPS through to enterprise hybrid cloud, with a fantastic user experience and all of the key cloud features that business customers need for their apps.”  Kosten Metreweli – Chief Commercial Officer at OnApp

You can view the new Cloud VM plans here on Cirrus’s website: Cirrus Cloud Hosting

To find out more about Cirrus’ Cloud VMs, visit us at www.cirrushosting.com or call 1.877.624.7787

About Cirrus Hosting

Cirrus Tech Ltd. has been a leader in providing affordable, dependable cloud hosting as well as website hosting services in Canada since 1999.  They have hosted and supported hundreds of thousands of websites and applications for Canadian businesses and clients around the world. As a BBB member with an A+ rating, Cirrus Hosting is a top-notch Canadian web hosting company with professional support, rigorous reliability and easily upgradable VPS solutions that grow right alongside your business. Their Canadian data center is at 151 Front Street in Toronto.

30% Off Cloud Hosting, Virtual Private Servers, and Dedicated Servers From Black Friday to Cyber Monday

We’re offering a 30% discount on all of our hosting packages from Friday, 29th November to Monday, December 2nd.

Cyber Monday has become a huge shopping day for online retailers, with shoppers forgoing the traditional brick-and-mortar frenzy to shop in peace. So, if your sites are struggling to cope with the biggest traffic spike of the year, maybe it’s time to think about upgrading your hosting.

If you’ve got an awesome idea for a new web site or service, now’s the time to get your hosting in order so you can hit the ground running in the new year.

This Cyber Monday all of our hosting products will be available with a 30% reduction of the first invoice. The discount applies to all products from our expansive range of hosting products, including: Read more