Our Black Friday Sale is Live! Sign Up and Save 70%!

Our 2017 Black Friday sale is officially live! Sign up now for any new shared, reseller, semi-dedicated, or VPS hosting plan and receive up to a 70% discount when using our Black Friday coupons listed below!

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2017 Black Friday Hosting Discounts! Save up to 70%!

Welcome back everyone! It’s what you’ve all been waiting for, the 2017 edition of Hawk Hosts Black Friday sales! Our Black Friday event is our biggest sale of the year and this years sale is no different, you can save up to 70% on your new hosting order!

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Introducing Updated Let’s Encrypt / AutoSSL Feature

We introduced the ability to issue Let’s Encrypt certificates in February 2016 and since then this feature has been heavily used.  The idea though that you’d have to individually issue each certificate was not particularly user friendly.  Fortunately cPanel introduced the ability to automatically issue certificates and upon announcing our Let’s Encrypt sponsorship we started automatically issuing Let’s Encrypt certificates.  We kept both ways to handle Let’s Encrypt certificates available but finally we are saying good bye to our legacy interface. Continue reading

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MySQL Now Powered by MariaDB 10.1

cPanel has supported MariaDB 10.1 for some time making it possible for us to upgrade.  We have many VPS users utilizing MariaDB 10.1 due to how easy it is to switch to it.  For us however we attempt to maintain compatibility with a larger amount of software and deployments of customer sites that could be over 10 years old!  I am happy to say though our team worked diligently and we’ve completed our upgrades from MariaDB 10.0 to 10.1. Continue reading

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Amsterdam Flash Sale! 50% Recurring Discount on All New Shared & VPS Orders!

Surprise, it’s an Amsterdam flash sale! Sign up for any new shared or VPS hosting plan in our Amsterdam datacenter using coupon code “amsflash1017” and you’ll receive a 50% recurring lifetime discount. That discount is valid for the life of the service, and will also be applied to any future upgrades you perform, so this is a great chance to get an affordable hosting plan based in Amsterdam!

This flash sale is valid for our Amsterdam datacenter only. New orders placed with this coupon requesting a location other than Amsterdam will be left pending and you’ll be contacted by our sales team via support ticket.

This sale will only be available through 11:59 PM CST 10/26/2017, so make sure you sign up for your new plan before it’s too late!

50% recurring discount on any new shared hosting order in our Amsterdam location when using coupon code “amsflash1017”
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50% recurring discount on any new VPS hosting order in our Amsterdam location when using coupon code “amsflash1017”
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Introducing cPanel Application Manager (Redis Support)

On December 31st 2015 we introduced the ability to launch memcached servers from accounts.  We had added this due to popular demand for the ability to easily start a memcached server.  Since then we have seen inquiries to add the ability to launch Redis and we’ve seen other similar applications on accounts as well.  This lead to us taking a step back and looking at a more complete solution and applying what we had learned about how our memcached feature was being used.  I’m happy to introduce a much more complete solution our Application Manager (Server Application Manager in your cPanel). Continue reading

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Your Hosting Accounts Security at Hawk Host

People often question whether or not shared hosting can actually be secure. The concept of sharing a server with other users, while some of those users may be malicious, is a scary concept to people. Over the years we have continually taken steps to not only alleviate those concerns by talking to clients but we’ve also invested in security and technology upgrades that make our shared hosting as secure as it can be.

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Introducing cPanel 66

We’re happy to announce the latest version of cPanel version 66 is now available on all our shared, semi dedicated and reseller hosting services.  As always each version of cPanel brings with it numerous fixes, performance improvements and features and this version is no different.

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Help! My WordPress Site is Slow! Can’t You Fix It!?

Perhaps the most dreaded discovery for any webmaster is finding out your website just isn’t as fast as it used to be, or in your eyes, as fast as it should be. All too often webmasters and site owners fall into the trap of thinking their software can scale indefinitely without any optimizations and without being mindful of the plugins, themes, or addons you’re installing. This is a particularly common problem with WordPress and as a result we’ve found a few basic debugging steps can go a long way in finding out where your sites bottlenecks are and how to fix them.

Is your website a tortoise or hare?

Is your website a tortoise or hare?

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Quickly and Easily Deploy a Ruby or Python Application

We’re happy to announce that we now support the ability to deploy applications using various versions of Ruby and Python.  Our ability to support these new features is thanks to the recent introduction of mod_passenger support on Litespeed.  Of course with Litespeed it always includes numerous performance improvements over other implementations so that your application can be just that much faster. Continue reading

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