Introducing Acronis Backup Solution

If you have logged into cPanel within the past several months you may have noticed a change in our backup solution. While R1Soft was a great product for us at the time it has shown it is not evolving in a manner appropriate for us as a provider or our end users. We had evaluated several solutions over the past year and had decided Acronis was the best solution going forward. We’ve been slowly building infrastructure and deploying it on servers and we can now say all our server are utilizing Acronis for their backup solution.

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Hawk Host and Let’s Encrypt: Four Years Strong

We’re incredibly happy to say we’ve continued our official sponsorship of Let’s Encrypt for another year! This is our fourth consecutive year sponsoring Let’s Encrypt, and for those of you not familiar with the name, Let’s Encrypt is the non-profit certificate authority that helps us secure all your websites for free. With over 200 million sites secured by Let’s Encrypt they’re making the internet a far safer place for all of us.

We’ve continued our sponsorship of Let’s Encrypt as we strongly believe in their mission and it’s important to us we support projects aiming to make the world a safer place for all of us online. As a hosting provider we can directly further that goal by providing all clients and their sites the ability to automatically, and without cost, receive an SSL certificate for any website hosted from our network. It doesn’t matter whether you’re running an e-commerce shop or just a casual blog for a small audience, keeping your visitors data encrypted whenever possible is a goal we should all aim for. Let’s Encrypt makes that possible and we’re happy to contribute to their efforts.

Similar to years past Let’s Encrypt has seen remarkable growth and adoption rates, securing over 200 million sites. As of February 2020 they’ve issued over ONE BILLION certificates. No, that’s not a typo. They continue to post public stats showing their growth with no sign of slowing down any time soon! In addition to the public stats there’s also an annual report which has some really cool insights, future goals, and even more detailed statistics about Let’s Encrypt usage. It’s worth a read if you’re even remotely curious and who knows what you may learn.

Everyone here at Hawk Host is extremely proud to continue this sponsorship and as always we thank the entire Let’s Encrypt team for their tireless work securing the web.

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Cloud Computes now available in Los Angeles!

Los Angeles is joining our Dallas, New York City, and Singapore locations in offering cloud computes! These computes are your own private server environment with full root access, giving you full control to configure the compute however you need and the resources to run a site or application of any size!

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Hawk Host and COVID-19: A message to our clients

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and impacts all of our daily lives we wanted to send a quick message to our clients ensuring you of our continued operations here at Hawk Host. While it is impossible to fully prepare for a situation of this magnitude we have built our business over the years to prepare for emergency scenarios to ensure continuity of your services with us.

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Welcome to the Cloud, Los Angeles!

This announcement is a few months delayed as we’ve already been migrating customers to the new infrastructure, but we’re happy to officially say our Los Angeles location is now built on the cloud! Los Angeles joins our Dallas TX, New York City, and Singapore locations as part of our infrastructure wide upgrades to improve performance and reliability.

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Embracing the Blockchain! Now Accepting Ethereum!

We’ve been accepting Bitcoin since 2014 and since then the cryptocurrency phenomenon has exploded. Cryptocurrencies as a whole have become mainstream and they are no longer the projects of a niche community like they used to be. While Bitcoin is still the biggest name in the game, Ethereum isn’t far behind and its benefits are endless. That’s why we’re extremely happy to announce we’re now accepting Ethereum as a payment method for all services!

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PHP 7.2 New Default PHP Version

At Hawk Host we always value security and compatibility and with that we typically set the default PHP version to the oldest version that is still supported. PHP 7.1 recently reached end of life status ( ) and with the holiday season over we thought it was finally time to change the default version to PHP 7.2 for all new accounts.

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Introducing DirectAdmin Cloud Compute Licenses

In July 2019 cPanel announced that they were increasing the license costs for all customers and at that time we talked about partnering with other control panel creators and we’re happy to announce you can now purchase DirectAdmin licenses for your servers at just $6/month

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Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day! It’s Holiday Sale Time!

We hope everyone is having a great holiday season so far! It’s the best time of year to relax with family, take some time off work, and reflect on the past year. And, let’s not forget, your last chance to take advantage of discounts up to 70% on your new hosting plan. Consider it your Christmas gift to yourself!

Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day!
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PHP 7.4 Now Available on All Hosting Plans!

We’re happy to announce we now officially support PHP 7.4 on all our sharedreseller and semi-dedicated and cloud web hosting services.  PHP 7.4 is the fourth point release in the 7.x series and it comes with many outstanding improvements and new features.

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