FlockUpdate for July 2017

Show Notes July 2017

  • Jonah Migration – Mid-August – Tickets going out First Week of August
  • Tickets Hiccup – Resolved.
  • Website Progress
    • New Server with VestaCP for ~$30 a year? New options!
  • LiveChat + Video Chat!
  • Patreon – Welcome one!
  • New Gear + 15 Phone Cases Giveaway
    • iPhone 4->7+
    • Samsung Galaxy S4->S7
    • Did you watch to the end?

 

FlockUpdate November 2016

Show Notes:

  • Moved to a new home! Thus been busy! Projects + Moving = Tired
  • Weebly Farewell – Didn’t Work – No Pickup – Site Mush
  • Mail Deliverability – All Servers using MailChannels (Except Private Servers)
  • cPanel .60 Release, DNS, and more! Full Release Notes here!
  • Billing Upgrade this weekend! Quick Blip, then done.
  • Migration of Grace, Lilly, Church & Fellowship (Church & Grace SQL Issues – Moving in January, Lilly, and Fellowship in December)
  • New FlockHosting.com
    • New Pricing – $7ish range single package
    • WordPress Hosting – Improved Speed, Improved Tools, Simple Pricing
    • FlockHosting Design some ideas coming soon! Are you a designer? Get in touch!
  • VPS Pricing is going down considerably! New VPS tech, going to launch with the release of the new site!
  • New Gear and Giveaways coming soon! Lower prices for those who want the goodies, proceeds go to keep Church Hosting Running!
  • Have a great one and as always email or use the communicate page to get in touch!

FlockUpdate: Quick Email Update

About Email Changes

So email continues to be a problem. Grace, Church, and Fellowship all have had a few tests which work without issue but requires a setup for each domain one-by-one. This solution launched to ALL of Lilly, in a single install method – No more one-by-one.

What this does is look for patterns of spam, so like incoming spam filters it filters, all the outgoing email to make sure it’s not something junk going out, thus making it easier to ensure mail has gone out cleanly!

There are some add-on’s I haven’t enabled yet, but it will give you the ability to find out why you had email dropped, but as it stands while I’m cleaning up, some of you likely have NO idea you are sending spam if your site is compromised. I’ll be emailing those with compromised sites as I find them.

This service like all those in testing is 100% free of charge. The goal long-term is to provide you guys with trouble-free email if at all possible! We’ve got Spam better for most with MX GuardDog, if testing continues well, we may have a fleet-wide solution for outgoing email as well!

Remembering 9/11

a0000141

Please be sure to keep those affected by 9/11 in your prayers.

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]

Hello 2016!

Greetings!

So here we are at 2016 and already working to get things moving and grooving! While I could outline everything in this post alone, I do want to save some for the FlockUpdate.  This month’s episode which will sport some better lighting & new mic for better sound! If my phone cooperates 4K video (oooh…. ahh) So stay tuned for that!

Some quick notes though that I wanted to get out there for everyone:

  • Web servers are all upgraded and secured! New versions of PHP & Apache deployed, enjoy the improvements!
  • Some over-protective rules made their way into the application firewall. They were causing hiccups, rules sorted and running smoother!
  • Weebly – Full story soon, but minor delays – if you sign-up I can “in theory” activate ya. If not please bear with me, reaching out to Weebly. By the FlockUpdate time, I hope to have a full update and active service!

That’s just a few things I wanted to get rolling. Later this month an all new FlockHosting.com will be coming! A new look, new content, and more ways to save! So stay tuned!

As always if you have any questions or want to get in touch, check the communicate page!