Change incoming!

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I have been working on some changes to FlockHosting.com … and by some changes I mean a lot. If you look at this lovely screen shot you’ll note some changes to the menu which say “VPS/Dedicated Servers” – oh yes, new product line is FINALLY here! It’s been talked about, mentioned and now it’ll finally be a reality! A lot of things are being moved around to make room for new products, new offerings, and a fresh look to the website in general!

Too some changes are being written today to the Terms of Service / Hosting Agreement, minor spelling corrections, fixes of OLD billing system references, refining things like you CAN distribute copyrighted material, if you own it (seems fair right?) well some minor changes, but I’ll outline the differences for everywhere after it goes live!

I did miss a FlockUpdate podcast, but rest assured a fresh one is coming! I’ll be taking the mic and getting things recorded here soon for a catch-up volume including some news on this new look!

Other things coming is the FlockHosting Crowdfunding Extravaganza! (I know, a catchy title!) but the plan is to by the end of March have a fully functional site to allow folks to help fund FlockHosting’s plans to expand Church Hosting!

A LOT of good things are on their way – today is the LAST day to save 34% off your order! Be it a month, 3 months, 6 months, or 3 years – you pick the time frame up to 3 years and you get a 34% off! Not too shabby! Check Facebook for the coupon code! A GREAT offer for a limited time!

For now I’ll say have a wonderful day! Keep an eye out on Monday/Tuesday for some new goodies to look at!

It’s a Joy!

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For some of the folks using Church Hosting I know it’s simply a free service – nothing to it, use it, get online – piece of cake, the man behind the curtain isn’t a thought – but I wanted to share my heart a bit on what Church Hosting growth means to Me.

I know I go on and on about it’s importance of saving churches money and helping spread the gospel online, but this is a HUGE blessing to me to be able to serve churches! I reached out to church host’ers and go some fun feedback, everything from big thanks, the “ok” to post their website on FlockHosting’s upcoming update to Church Hosting pages, to even HUGE requests for possibly helping manage entire groups of Churches and one even let me know that they are putting out the word to “about 700 churches” – only 700… No big deal (starts praying now!)

free-churchGod is Good people! I know for some this makes NO sense, why I’d give away a service, why I’d support it end to end with help managing WordPress and tutorials on how to get things updated and managed smoothly, I’ve even helped here and there with design and doing updates/upgrades and more – Why? It’s what FlockHosting has been doing since day one. Helping people is what I love doing,  I even do it for paying customers too at no charge! It’s a blessing to serve!

So things with the new server “Fellowship” are ready to go! What all does that entail?

  • DNS Cluster all sync’d up and ready to add new domains!
  • Added to the Billing System for Easy Setups for Customers & Ease of Getting Support!
  • Softaculous Auto-Installer Licensed and Installed
  • SSL Certificate setup for cPanel, FTP, IMAP, POP3 and Webmail
  • New Anti-Spam Solution with good results!
  • Latest WordPress ready to be installed for Churches!
  • 24/7 Remote Monitoring
  • Nightly Backups Configured

And that’s just the basics! More to come! I’m excited as folks are getting in touch with me about “Can you do this?” or “Will Software X work?” and where the answer is “not right now” that’s just it, right now is but a moment! Growth for the future is on the horizon and “not right now” will transform into “right now”!

A BIG request coming in lately is “Do you do JUST email?” – I want to say yes, but as it stands – I’m not ready just yet, but soon! Already begun looking at BIG mail appliances to handle Email Filtering (both incoming & outgoing) so I can help keep things running without a server on a blacklist constantly – and ensure folks are using the email service for GOOD not EVIL! So stay tuned!

So keep FlockHosting in your prayers, some fun is un-rolling here, and Church Hosting will have a fundraiser here soon which will help fund the next few big jumps in church hosting! With 700+ churches getting the word from a trusted source… I may need to learn to drink coffee! 🙂

Have a BLESSED weekend all! And thanks for spreading the word!

 

Fresh FlockHosting — Day 5: State of the Union

Continuing To Grow

If you’ve already watched the video you know some of the key things, however if you’re somewhere that doesn’t allow YouTube at the moment, the shorter (than the video by far) version is, I am asking for help.

For over a decade FlockHosting has done it’s best to be a help & blessing to those around us! I have had the blessing to talk to so many people over the years and be a help where possible, and I don’t want that to stop anytime soon! So I am hoping I can count on each of you reading to lend a hand and help out where you can!

There are a few areas I need your help, some of them have been outlined this week, things like using the Affiliate Program, Referral Cards, Facebook and Twitter – Help FlockHosting get the word out! But too for those who the Lord leads, maybe donating into FlockHosting a bit more above and beyond your monthly payment to help bolster things and build up areas that need a hand to make them a reality!

Things are continuing to grow here at FlockHosting – I hope you can help speed them along! Again I’d ask any and all customers/visitors/family/friends/etc. who are considering the idea of donating once the fundraising is up and online to truly take this to the Lord in prayer! I believe God is going to do amazing things with FlockHosting, and I just need some help to get there 100% so stay tuned! More is coming to the blog this next week on further how you can get involved & lend a hand!

Thank You!

I really mean it, thank you each for taking the time to stop in and watch the videos, read the blog posts! I know its not a short set of videos, and I know it is not maybe the easiest things to listen to as it can be technical and dry, but hopefully together we can truly take FlockHosting into a great 2nd half of 2013 and amazing things for our local areas very soon!

Fresh FlockHosting — Day 4: Spreading the Word

 

Spreading the Word!

Our growth depends on spreading the word! I however can’t get the word out on my own, and need your help – new cards are in final proof phase (making sure Facebook is spelled correctly!) and ready to goto the printer to make 500 cards to hand out, and you just need to let me know how many you need! Take a look!

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The codes are good for both Business and Personal, and the 15% discount works for any amount of hosting size! You can save on Monthly, Quarterly, etc., up to 3 years of service savings!

If you have some feedback on FlockHosting as your hosting provider, do take a minute to give FlockHosting your rating & referral here on the comments, Facebook Page or even Twitter – but too if you would like some of these cards once they goto print, post a note here and I’ll put you down, they’ll be in by the 15th, so by FlockUpdate time they should be ready to ship out!

 

Fresh FlockHosting — Day 2: Affiliate Program

Re-Thinking the Affiliate Program

First and foremost, if you are not a registered customer, there is not a way to become an affiliate at the moment. It is not a program to earn you CASH, but it is a program to earn you (for now) FREE HOSTING. If you’re not sure how to get started, here is a quick and easy guide:

Step 1

Goto the Affiliate’s Page:

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Step 2

Activate your account!

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From there you’ll be given a link to use on your own website, forum signature, twitter post, facebook post, you name it – promote it and earn the standards:

  • Church / Personal – $1
  • Business – $2
  • BUILT Hosting – $2-$3 (Depending on Package)

If you’re needing some banner options, here are some that are currently available. More are coming soon!

 

All referrals must remain a customer for 60 days (2 months) and the amount will be added to you’re affiliate program balance. If you have any feedback about this or if you need to get in touch with me, check out the communicate page or leave a comment!