Author Archives: Tony Baird

Super Charge WordPress With Litespeed Cache

Update: We now have a guide for the LiteSpeed Cache WordPress Plugin We recently enabled the ability to utilize Litespeed’s caching functionality which some of our user base has already started taking advantage of.  For the users who have not … Continue reading

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HTTP/2 & More Now Available at Hawk Host via Litespeed 5.0

We’re proud to announce it is now official we’re running Litespeed 5 on all our servers and will not be going back to an older version of the software.  We’ve been testing 5.0 before its release and upon its official … Continue reading

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SpamExperts By The Numbers

We partnered with SpamExperts in March to bring end users enterprise level spam filtering at a cost effective level.  We currently include SpamExperts free of charge for all users.  It’s just a matter of utilizing the SpamExperts link in your … Continue reading

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Bash Shell Shock (CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169)

On Wednesday September 24th 2014 a vulnerability was revealed in the Bash shell interpreter which we run just like nearly every linux system online.  Due to the news coverage this exploit ( CVE-2014-6271 ) has gotten our loyal customers have been … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Installing the Laravel PHP framework at Hawk Host

Laravel is an increasingly popular PHP framework which means we have customers inquiring how do they go about installing it on their hosting.  I’m going to go through how to install Laravel on our servers on the primary domain of … Continue reading

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PHP 5.5 Stable Now Available

We have been offering PHP 5.5 since April 12th in the form of Beta’s then release candidates but it’s time to say we now offer the stable PHP 5.5 release.  For the vast majority of users PHP 5.5 most likely … Continue reading

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Lightning Fast SSD Caching & Web Hosting

In the past 12 months we’ve started deploying forms of solid state disk caching to help improve disk i/o performance on our systems.  It was first seen with the deployment of Facebook Flashcache on our virtual private servers and semi … Continue reading

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Web Hosting Cyber Monday 2012 Specials and Coupons

It’s that time of year again, the holidays are upon us and yes, the most popular online consumer day is here. Cyber Monday. Shared Specials 80% off super shared hosting package in Dallas for the first year using the coupon bf2012super (Regular … Continue reading

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WordPress 3.4 Released

We don’t usually post about a WordPress updates but this is one I was excited about for awhile as there were promises of performance improvements.  These improvements come in the form of WordPress MySQL Query improvements.  When you have a … Continue reading

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