Author Archives: Tony Baird

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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cPanel 11.32 Reaches STABLE

If you did not know yet cPanel 11.32 hit the RELEASE builds a little while ago and this week finally made it’s way to STABLE which is the most conservative version of cPanel.  We run RELEASE but with every major … Continue reading

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Web Hosting Boxing Day 2011 Deals

The holidays are upon us and for people around the world that means family, friends, good food, and if you’re lucky a few gifts. Oh, and Boxing Day. While it’s a lesser known event compared to Black Friday, it’s still … Continue reading

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Five Years with Softlayer

We’ve now been with SoftLayer over five years and I figured it was time to talk about that as we received some goodies from them recently.  When we started using SoftLayer they had just their Dallas location and a single … Continue reading

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VPS Panel Update

It has been quite a while since I’ve talked about the VPS panel but don’t worry we have not forgot about it.  We have a lot of projects going on so some take a higher priority than others.  Those projects … Continue reading

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cPanel 11.30 Reaches Stable

It’s that time again for a major update to cPanel which in this case is 11.30.  It just reached their stable version which is the most conservative build they offer.  Their stable build is also what we run when a … Continue reading

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