Creating a WordPress Staging Environment Through Softaculous

One of the more common requests we receive from customers, especially WordPress users, is how do they create a staging environment for their site. A proper staging environment has a number of uses but none more important than safely working on your site without risking your production website. Below is an easy to follow (and easier to setup) guide on how to create your own WordPress staging environment!

Stage, Staging...Close Enough!

Stage, Staging…Close Enough!

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Cloud Hosting and Cloud Servers Now Available in Singapore!

A few months back we launched our cloud hosting services in our New York City datacenter. That launch was our most successful new product to date, but we kept seeing one question come up: when will you have the cloud in Singapore? After months of work we can proudly say you asked, so we listened, and now Singapore is our first international cloud datacenter!

Our Newest Cloud Home!

Our Newest Cloud Home!

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Introducing Node.js Applications

Last year we introduced the ability to quickly and easily deploy both Ruby and Python Applications. We have since seen numerous requests for the ability to deploy Node.js applications the same way. We’re happy to announce that the ability to easily deploy Node.js applications straight from your cPanel is now here. Continue reading

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Hawk Host Now Accepts Apple Pay

We’ve got a new feature for all you Apple users out there! Starting today we’ve introduced support for Apple Pay! Apple Pay is easy to use, it’s secure, and it’s integrated right into your devices for one-click payments!

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Introducing Git Version Control

We recently upgraded all our web hosting servers to cPanel 72 which has brought many improvements and new features. One of the more exciting and much requested features is Git support. Git is a free and open source distributed version control system that is used by commercial and open source projects. In the open source space you’ll find many of the most popular projects on Github and Gitlab. While a more advanced feature and concept it is now something you’ll be able to leverage in your cPanel. Continue reading

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Chrome is Going to Flag HTTP Sites as ‘Not Secure’ – Is Your Site Ready?

Starting in July 2018, Chrome is going to start marking sites that do not use SSL/HTTPS as ‘insecure’, which is not exactly a good look from your visitors point of view. Is your site ready? If not, don’t worry, this is easy to fix. It’s even easier considering we offer all customers free SSL certificates via Let’s Encrypt.

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Soaring to New Heights: Introducing Hawk Host Cloud Hosting

We’re moving into the cloud! Over the past year we’ve been hard at work on our most ambitious project yet, and as of today we’re officially launching the first ever cloud hosting product at Hawk Host! We’ve designed our cloud to be industry competitive, reliable, and user friendly.

Hawk Host in the Cloud!

Hawk Host in the Cloud!

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Hawk Host and Let’s Encrypt: Sponsor For Another Year!

We’re incredibly happy to announce that Hawk Host is going to be a silver level sponsor of the Let’s Encrypt project for another year! This will be our second consecutive year sponsoring Let’s Encrypt, a year which has shown SSL adoption for sites on our network increase by magnitudes even we did not expect!
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How We’re Handling the Meltdown / Spectre CPU Vulnerability

A vulnerability has been announced that impacts nearly all modern CPU architectures which could allow an attacker to access raw data at the kernel level. We are taking the necessary steps to apply the available patches to our systems and will continue to apply any critical updates as they’re made available by our upstream vendors.
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PHP 7.2 Now Available on All Hosting Plans!

We’re happy to announce we now officially support PHP 7.2 on all our shared, reseller and semi-dedicated hosting services.  PHP 7.2 is the second point release in the 7.x series and it comes with many outstanding improvements and new features.

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