FlockUpdate September 2016

Show Notes:

  • Last Show Recap
    • FlockHosting.com – New Site Coming Soon!
      • Testimonials Welcome! Help folks know you love FlockHosting!
    • Jonah Working Well! Wanting a Mail-Only Server? We can move you over!
    • External Forwarding… Why?! It helps cut down the flow of spam from our servers -> other providers – help us shut them down. Keeping using Gmail, instructions from last FlockUpdate. Need help? Open a ticket.
    • WordPress Hosting – Slow uptake, want to test it out? Let me know!
    • Spam Experts on Hold.
  • Next Step on Your Site – Discuss it on FlockHosting Talk.
  • T-Shirt Sale! Get yours!
  • Email Deliverability Update – Improvements across the board, all servers migrated to MailChannels by Week’s End (09/23/2016).
  • From Chuck’s Desk – Upcoming Podcast to be released this Friday! Posting bi-weekly! Want to be on it? Get in touch! We’ll work out a topic useful to listeners & include some promo for you and your business!
  • Want some freebies? Keychains? Stickers? Business Cards? All you need to do is send in a self-address stamped envelope! I’ll stuff it full of goodies and get it coming your way! Just mail it to:
    • FlockHosting
      3501 Mall View Rd
      Suite 115-162
      Bakersfield,CA 93306

Look forward to talking with you guys very soon!

FlockUpdate: July & August 2016

 

Show Notes:

  • The Recap from Last FlockUpdate.
  • FlockHosting – Out of Date. Updating soon!
  • Got a review of FlockHosting? Testimonial? Tell me!
  • Need help? Need something more? Get in touch!
  • Jonah! It’s free, it’s fancy, want to move over? Learn more about it!
  • Getting rid of External Forwarding by the end of 2016.
    • Using Gmail? Want to check your email from Gmail? Create an account and set it up
  • WordPress Hosting – It’s ready to speed up your WordPress Site!
  • Spam Experts – Enhanced Filtering and Outbound. Interested?
    • Need a Mailing List App? Few options out there, get in touch!
  • Unsure the next step on your website? Need Help? Pick my brain!
  • Let’s keep growing!

FlockUpdate: February, March and April 2016

Show Notes:

  • Busy 2016!
  • Outage in Feb [Link to Post]
  • Security Updates!
    • WordPress 4.5 is Here – Update! [Link to Post]
    • Managed WordPress – Create a user, open a ticket, paste in the login info and I’ll do the rest! (FREE!)
    • Wordfence Big Update! Worth adding! [Link to Post]
    • Update your Apps! If you installed via Softaculous choose update from within it!
    • AntiVirus Mac [Avast, Avira]
    • Anti-Virus PC [AVG, BitDefender]
  • Secure Email – Use Hostname vs. YourDomain.com
  • Yearly VPN Service – ~$12 a year for secure access for FlockHosting Customers
  • Social Network Posts – Uplifting Posts & Fun is coming very soon!
  • Weebly Updates Soon!
  • New FlockHosting.com is coming soon!
  • Non-Profit or No Non-Profit? Have any tips? Suggestions? Pros or Cons? Would love your feedback!
  • Server Revamps for Grace & Church – April 22nd
    • MySQL Databases in basic testing not coming over easily due to old password format. It’s an easy fix simply change the password back to what it was originally.
  • System Administrator Side-Gig may be a big benefit to us soon! New Server Options!
  • Having any issues on Grace? Get in touch on your original ticket, just reply and it’ll re-open!
  • April Celebration of Year 14 years! Some cool things are coming towards month’s end!
  • Prayer Board coming to FlockHosting.com
  • Building Community @ FlockHosting
  • I like HotPockets!
  • My YouTube Channel [Link]

FlockUpdate: October 2015

Notes:

  • Church Hosting – Thanks for all the donations! Nearly paid down for a quarter of a year! If you are still interested in help please feel free: https://crowd.flockhosting.com
  • Have questions? Always feel free to get in touch!
  • Web Editor? If you’re interested Weebly may be what we need! Check out the demo I put together in about 15 minutes. Prices start at ~$8 a month. Interested? Check out Weebly.com for more information.
  • Social Networking – Tons of images and encouraging notices, plus some service heads up – it’s growing and you seem to like it!
  • Restore Manager 4 – Coming to all servers by month’s end!
  • Social Media Liaison – Are you someone who could help out by building FlockHosting’s brand and services to the web. The idea would be a trade of services, if you can help build advertisements? come up with crazy package ideas? Willing to help handle this for me and I’ll handle your server needs and cover your hosting costs? Let me know! Just send me what you have done, and a short rundown of your mad skills 🙂
  • Crazy October? Stay tuned. Newsletter may arrive with goodies!
  • As always get in touch if I can do more!

Billing Forgiveness

As a kid we tend to have our church teach us the “Lord’s Prayer” which is found in Matthew 6:

“This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,[a]
    but deliver us from the evil one.[b]

nomoneyWell today I’m going to practice this prayer – all overdue invoices older than 2015, canceled. cleared. done. Many reasons going into this, but the biggest is I don’t want to accuse a brother or sister in the Lord of lack of payment and there was a PayPal error where it didn’t report back paid. So today, those are CLEARED.

I’ve done cleanup too as some of those were simply abandoned accounts where folks just stopped paying, and I highly doubt the contact information I have on file is correct any longer and thus, it done. Cleared. Poof!

Moving forward with only 26 invoices to clear up, a new policy is going into practice – no more outstanding invoices!

While I will still practice grace as led, FlockHosting also will be a good steward itself and really make best use of servers. If customers are not able to pay, I’ll work with payment plans, optional discounts from pre-paying for even quarterly pre-payments – but the goal is I need to make use of what God has given me and that’s a business & ministry, and my goal is to let it be successful, cutting off the dead branches and truly letting God continue to grow things this year!

Another post is coming later this afternoon about some more changes, stay tuned!