An Introduction to cPanels New Site Publisher

With the release of cPanel version 56 comes a new feature titled ‘Site Publisher’. While the name is a bit vague using the software is anything but that. In short, the site publisher is a remarkably easy to use “editor” that lets you get a quick website up in less than 5 minutes. Well, the first time may take you 5 minutes, but once you know what you’re doing it will take about 30 seconds to get the publisher working on any of your sites.

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How To Improve Your Newsletter: Part 1

While it is difficult to get users to agree to sign up for your mailing list it’s many times more difficult to keep them opening your email once they do sign up.  Here are some good battle tested general tips to improve your newsletter.

It's Mail Time!

It’s Mail Time!

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4 Easy & Extremely Effective Ways To Speed Up Your Magento Store

Magento isn't very snappy... HA, GET IT!??!

Running a high-performance Magento shop on shared hosting can be tricky, even for the most experienced webmasters. Magento is extremely resource hungry and will bring even dedicated servers to a crawl if you don’t take the right precautions.  Here are 4 tips to speed up your store that are easy enough for just about anyone, and best of all won’t cost you anything.
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Flash Sale in Los Angeles! Save 55% On All Hosting Plans!

Surprise! For the next five days we’re hosting a flash sale for all new orders in our Los Angeles datacenter! You can order any new shared, reseller, or semi-dedicated hosting plan and receive either a 55% one time discount or a 40% recurring discount. Those are some pretty hefty savings, so don’t let this one pass you by.

What! A Flash Sale!?

What! A Flash Sale!?

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6 Ways To Increase Your Magento Store Revenue Without Spending A Dime

Assuming you’re willing to invest some time, learn, and get your hands dirty then these tips will help you get your store’s revenue trending upwards.  Let’s dive right in.

Install an “Exit Intent” lightbox

For the uninitiated these are the annoying banners that pop up (and sometimes shake) at you when you move your mouse off the top of the screen presumably to close the tab.

The technology that drives these now nearly ubiquitous pop-ups was once limited to companies with huge marketing budgets or large development teams, but now you’ll find them nearly everywhere. There are several free & open source options but for my money the best option is Oui Bounce. Even if you’re not graphically inclined a simple text based popup will give you one last shot at converting a customer before they walk out the door. Continue reading

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Free SSL Certificates – Let’s Encrypt Now Supported

Encryption on the web has been a hot-button issue lately, one that deserves all the attention its received. Anyone even remotely tech savvy understands just how important and vital encryption is for the safety of not only individual web users but for the Internet ecoystem as a whole. It should come as no surprise that we’re huge proponents of encryption as part of our hosting environment/platform, and that’s why we’re now offering free SSL certificates as part of the Let’s Encrypt program. All customers are immediately eligible to install a free and trusted SSL certificate on their account.


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Semi-Dedicated Hosting – Increased IO Speeds!

We’re happy to announce that effective immediately all of our Semi-Dedicated web hosting plans will get a IO speed boost for free! Now every plan will have an IO limit of 10MB/s which means you shouldn’t ever be running into IO limitations!

Beep Beep!

Beep Beep!

This change should already be in effect so if you’re not seeing this change reflected in your control panel please contact our support department and we’ll get everything squared away in a jiffy!

Enjoy the upgrade!


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Memcached Now Available on All Hosting Plans!

Good news, everyone! We’re quite pleased to announce all of our hosting plans now offer memcached support. Even better, it’s 100% free! For those unfamiliar, memcached is a general purpose memory caching system. Its primary benefit is to cache your database requests and reduce (or eliminate) the need to hit your database for common queries. For a number of sites (especially those that run WordPress), inefficient queries are one of the most common causes for site slowdowns. Caching those queries and serving them from memory will show some drastic performance improvements for even your busiest sites.


Save the poor databases!

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Happy Holidays! Here’s Our 2015 Christmas & Boxing Day Specials!

We’re really feeling the holiday spirit this year at Hawk Host! For the past week we’ve been running our first daily holiday special promotion where we posted a different special each day. Now that our specials week is coming to a close, it’s time to unveil our largest discount yet! For the next 48 hours you can save up to 75% on your new shared hosting order. It’s a Christmas miracle!

Bumble says Happy Holidays!

Bumble says Happy Holidays!

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Seven Days of Christmas Sale – Holiday Web Hosting Specials and Coupons!

It’s that time of the year where everyone is shopping and looking for a bargain! While not many people receive web hosting as a gift perhaps we can lighten your monetary burden and give you some amazing deals for this holiday season.

Funny tasting chocolate

How old is this chocolate anyway?

You may be familiar with the ever so popular Twelve Days of Christmas song or those amazing chocolate advent calendars (the chocolate always tasted funny, didn’t it?). Well we’re going to do our own spin on this with the Twelve Seven Days of Web Hosting Specials!

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