Hawk Host and Bitcoin – Our cryptocurrency experiences

About a month ago we decided to start accepting Bitcoin for our services – this blog post will be outlining our experiences thus far and our initial thoughts.

We just recently hit a total of 1 BTC ($450~) worth of transactions for our services paid with Bitcoin exclusively. So far the ride has been smooth minus a few early hiccups including some of our WAF rules being hit from when Coinbase hit our callback URL’s. Luckily we resolved that and everything has been smooth sailing since.

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Magical

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Hawk Host Partners with SpamExperts

We’ve like everyone else been battling spam for our users utilizing tools like SpamAssassin, custom filtering rules as well as the use of real time blocking lists.  This however was never the most effective solution nor did it give end users the type of control we wanted.  We went to HostingCon last year as well as cPanel Conference with one of our main goals was to find a spam filtering solution that would improve the email service of all our users.

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Welcome to the New Age — Hawk Host Now Accepts Bitcoin

Unless you’ve been avoiding main stream news/media for the past few years, you’ve probably heard of Bitcoin at this point. Bitcoin is a digital currency based around a P2P (peer to peer) system and relies on cryptography to bring the whole network together. Despite the folks at Berkshire-Hathaway and Goldman Sachs claiming it’s not an official currency, we don’t have public investors or financial gurus to worry about.  What we have to worry about is our customers, and because of that we’re more than happy to start accepting bitcoins as payment for our hosting services.

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It’s Almost Spring Sale! — Save up to 60% on any Shared Hosting Plan!

We’re halfway through February which of course means Spring is right around the corner. For those of us based in winter climates, this year has been a rough one. Even here at our office in Buffalo we’ve gone (up until today) 17 days straight of sub-freezing temperatures and have received nearly 100 inches of snow. To celebrate the soon to be sunlight and warmer weather, we’re offering a 48 hour “It’s Almost Spring” sale! You can save up to 60% on any shared hosting plan!

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2013 Holiday and Boxing Day Web Hosting Specials and Coupons — Save up to 65%!

Welcome to the 2013 edition of Hawk Hosts holiday and Boxing Day sales! For those uninitiated, Boxing Day (link to Wikipedia) is a national holiday in a number of countries celebrated the day after Christmas. Since we’re based in Canada and we’re one of the few countries that celebrate, every year we have web hosting specials for this unique holiday.

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WHM 11.40.0 + EL6 + Issues installing Ruby

This is just a brief post that hopefully helps some people so they don’t start banging their head on their keyboard. As of recently a bunch of OpenSSL* package updates have been released for *EL6 (RHEL, CloudLinux, etc) which is fine and dandy. Unfortunately there is a slight issue that makes it conflict with Ruby without a minor patch.

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2013 Cyber Monday Web Hosting Specials and Coupons — Save up to 75%!

We decided our Black Friday deals weren’t enough, and wanted to give you an opportunity to continue the savings. Who doesn’t enjoy affordable but reliable web hosting? We’re already working overtime through the weekend, so we figured hey, whats another day. Below are all of our Cyber Monday promotions (Hint: they’re the same as Black Friday).

Need More Coffee!

Need More Coffee!

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Black Friday Roundup – What a Day!

Phew! I finally have a few free minutes to write this post. The last 24 hours have been incredibly hectic (we haven’t slept much!), and we’re all extremely appreciative so many people chose to sign up with us! We realize the big savings helps, but there are no shortage of hosting companies out there and you guys chose us. It sincerely means a lot to everyone on our team!

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Sagan Says You’re Awesome

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2013 Black Friday Web Hosting Specials and Coupons — Save up to 75%!

Welcome to another edition of Black Friday at Hawk Host! This is our third consecutive year of great savings on our already affordable hosting plans. This year we’ll be offering both one time and recurring coupons on all of our shared, reseller, VPS, and site builder hosting packages. You can also save 75% on the first payment of any shared super hosting plan!

Snowflake Loves Black Friday

Snowflake Loves Black Friday

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Web Hosting Black Friday 2013 Specials and Black Friday Coupons

Welcome to another Hawk Host edition of Black Friday! This year we’ve decided to do something different! We’ll be running specials leading up to Black Friday, and once Black Friday hits, we’ll be increasing our already impressive discounts! Last year was a great success (a lot of you received a great hosting deal) so we’re confident this year is just as good, if not better!

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