The 14th Year Fun!

Let the Fun Begin!

So I tried to sneak in some fun. However, my weekend got away from me, and posts, contest, etc. all didn’t happen, so let us start the week off right, here we go!

Giveaway Goodies

This was completed by Marvin C. which decoded the message offering a free year of service, however, Marvin is a Church Hoster who had no further hosting needs, so that leaves a year of hosting up for grabs, so it’ll be going into the pot of prizes which includes:

  • 1 Year of Hosting (New $7 package)
  • 1 Year of WordFence Premium
  • 1 Year of Email Server Hosting (25gb package)
  • 1 Year of Linux VPS Hosting (512 Package)
  • 1 ASUS Chromebook
  • 1 Mystery Gift TBA Friday

How do you get one of these? Comment/Tweet/Post to anywhere you see this is posted! So you can enter for G+, The Blog, Twitter, and Facebook! Just post a hello, a mini-review of FlockHosting, you name it! Post something between now and Friday, May 6th, 2016 and I’ll be picking some winners!

All winners will be announced May 9th, 2016. You MUST have active FlockHosting service to take part, no outside entries, these prizes and specials are for FlockHosting customers only, they are meant as a THANK YOU for another great year!

Special Hosting

Now for those of you who want a deal have I got one for you! $50 for one year of service for one of the following:

Email Server (Normally $600/yr)

  • 50GB of Storage
  • Webmail
  • Your Domain(s)
  • Your Email Account(s)
  • No domain limit, no account limits.
  • Full DKIM & SPF Support
  • OwnCloud for File, Contact and Calendar Sync

VPS Account (Normally $300/yr)

  • 50GB of Storage
  • Your Choice of Linux (Debian, CentOS, Ubuntu)
  • 512MB Memory
  • 4 CPU
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • Choice for Upgrades

There will be 14 total of these for the $50/yr rate, and this rate goes with you, not a promo of “Here today, Gone tomorrow!”. You get it for the life of your account. So once 14 total sales are had these deals are gone!

All promos and giveaways are for active & in good standing FlockHosting customers! (Including Church Hosters!) So if you want these specials, you must have an account. If you sign-up and are NOT a FlockHosting customer you order will be rejected.

Thank you all for a great year! Can’t wait to celebrate our 15th year next year – hope to make its giveaways and specials the best yet!

Tax Day Happy!

A little behind my window of posting, but none the less I’m here! Let’s get on with making today a bit lighter and fun, vs dread and worry!

Today is all about giving happy vs. worrying about the tax man! (I say this as I’m in the final leg of finishing my taxes, so hopefully your posts will help me too!) So here’s a few examples:

Hope this brought you a smile today! Remember God's in Control! #flockhosting

Hope this brought you a smile today! Remember God’s in Control!  #taxday #flockhosting

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The best things in life are free! Hosting for your church is one of them! www.flockhosting.com #taxday #flockhosting

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Romans 8:28 – No matter what happens on #taxday God is still God, and He’s in control! #flockhosting

Doesn’t have to be these exactly but light hearted, verses, encouragement, and through the day you can do up to 5 posts with the hashtag #flockhosting in your tweet or post – at the end of the day all entries are a name in the hat, and I’ll randomly select 4 winners, then from those 4 I’ll select 1 for the Chromebook and remaining winners will get Chromecasts!

This contest is open to anyone! Not just FlockHosters, so as long as your Tweet & Post are visible and meet the guidelines, you have a chance to win one of these great prizes! So get out there and post, if you’re worried I won’t see feel free to post a direct link in the comments below.

As for me I’m off to finish my taxes! Happy Tax Day All!

Founders Club + Church Hosting + Tax Day!

Here we are on Tuesday morning-ish, drawing closer and closer to the 15th and the end of a 10.4% discount code (1040EZ) & the Founders Club’s final 2 spots coming to a close, not to leave out Church Hosting which is continuing to grow… grow… grow! Few things to go over so let’s break it up

Founders Club

2 spots remain to join the ranks of this exclusive club, why do I call it “Founders Club” well it’s been part of a long-time idea for FlockHosting, to have a group of folks who help build FlockHosting, and $200 while gives lifetime hosting, it does bolster funds for FlockHosting in the short-term to build services and grow things like Church Hosting!

So if you’re dragging your feet because $200 is a lot of money, well think of these perks in addition to not having a hosting bill for your hosting:

  • 15% off all domain renewals & future hosting services (Email, VPS, Dedicated, You name it!)
  • Exclusive Free FlockHosting Gear – Shirts, Mousepads, and Hats planned.
  • Early Beta Access to New Services at No Cost.
  • Special Package Upgrades (More Storage, New Services, All at no cost!)
  • Random Perks Applied to other hosting accounts in your account, for instance Brenten may not of noticed that his other hosting account received a year renewal – No Cost – who knows what I’ll do next, maybe a mail server? VPS for a Designer who is in the Founders Club? Possibilities are endless!
  • More planned down the line!

It may not seem like much but those of you signing up for what seems like a spectacular deal of Lifetime Hosting – you are helping lay the foundation of FlockHosting today, for a stronger FlockHosting tomorrow, and if I can help build up your website be it a ministry, business or even a personal blog, let me return the favor!

Now I am not sure Founders Club spots will return, this time around was for a big foundational need, still not completely met, but it’s helped out a TON, so get in on this amazing deal to help not only you with your bottom line, but too help build FlockHosting’s services like Church Hosting to support even more churches! We nearly need another server… more on that next!

Church Hosting

It’s a passion of mine. I’ve greatly enjoyed the over 100+ churches who currently utilize Church Hosting, some are a delight to work with, while others are so self sufficient I don’t even know they are there except for the fact their website is getting traffic!

So it’s getting time to grow again, the current server while could likely handle another 100+ websites, it’s getting crowded, and I want Churches to enjoy speed not clogged lines. Let’s keep the message flowing free! Can you help raise some funds for a Server + Backup?

If you are not up for the $200 price tag of the Founders Club, then maybe a $10 donation? The donation buttons are still up on the old Crowd Funding Site, it’s secured with SSL, so feel free to donate, it’s not pretty – but never fear a full crowd funding plan is coming!

Tax Day!

For most you wouldn’t think this is a day of rejoicing – oh but it is 🙂 So to that end instead of being someone posting “Ugh Tax Day!” share a little joy – Post something uplifting and you can get a chance to win one of the following:

  • A Google Chromebook
  • 1 of 3 Google Chromecasts

It’s Google Tastic I know! But first thing in the morning (as in I’ll have it scheduled for 12:01 AM) a post will go in how you can share positivity on a day which can be stressful! Not creative, never fear, I’ll have formatted posts you can share from FlockHosting on Twitter & Facebook, you tag FlockHosting back – and you’re entered to win! Want to be sure I got it? You can always email the special address noted in the contest post.

Normally this is open to FlockHosting Customers only, but this time that’s different, FlockHosting’s going to spread a little joy too – ANYONE may post! Winners will be randomly selected and if at the end your Facebook or Twitter account is selected then I’ll get some details for shipping (United States Only) – so this time around maybe a few more folks will join in the fun to make Tax Day a little less depressing.

Stay tuned tomorrow for more! Have a BLESSED Day Today!

Founders Club Returns

It’s time. The wait is over…..

Founders Club Returns.

fh-giftBack in 2013 an offer was made to give folks an opportunity to get their hosting bill paid off in one shot. One current package no matter the account size, you paid $200 and you were set. Not to mention a 15% off built in discount to any other hosting packages you may purchase along the way, so how was it not a good idea?

Well it is a small purchase window, only 2 FlockHosters have ever joined this club, Victoria & Chris – Two long time FlockHosters who enjoy a 15% discount on domain renewals, additional hosting packages, and in the billing system have a awesome colorful highlight to their names in the customer listing 🙂

So for the next 10 days (ending April 15th) you can get in on this awesome club, for a one time purchase price of $200 you can eliminate the hosting costs for a hosting package in your account – the current 10 days allows for a max of 5 people to come on board and join the ranks, but other perks are coming for Founders Club members this year, but we’ll talk about that another day. Offer is open for ANY FlockHosting Customer in good standing!

So to get signed up I figured make it simple:

Sign-up Here.

5 4 3 2 1 final person will have the opportunity. If you are a new customer wanting to get started, then why not enjoy 10.40% off your hosting till April 15th, by using promo code 1040EZ at check out and you’ll have this discount applied to your hosting!

If you have any questions post in the comments below or catch me on Facebook, Twitter or Email. I’ll be around!

Wrapping up 2014

It has been quite the year – busy to the point that I didn’t even have customer appreciation! We’ve had server migrations, network changes, hardware upgrades, and one of the biggest years of growth for Church Hosting on record – Over 110+ churches now being hosted without limits or costs! Not to leave out the fact that I had my first year of marriage and welcomed an addition as well!

While I did see a HUGE jump in Church Hosting, normal hosting has sort of taken a back seat to this year, 2015 will be on the forefront of the year bigger plans, more options, including more server options for folks looking to get in the server world, but options as well for Resellers & Designers to have partial servers and some great additions to the standing $5 & $10 plans!

So to wrap up 2014 let’s go out big! Every account has been upgraded, even Church Hosting! What’s new for paid accounts? 10GB more storage and 10GB more bandwidth each month! For Church Hosters you are no longer started out at 1GB, 5GB is now the standard for you, but as always it grows as you need it!

Starting 2015 off right!

Growth is on the radar for 2015, this past year I’ve laid the groundwork for some serious growth, now I just need a hand in getting it in place! I can use paid advertising till I’m blue in the face, but I’d love for all FlockHosters to lend a hand because Word of Mouth is so much more effective, and it’s how FlockHosting has managed to stick around for over a decade is with your help!

So I’m starting off the new year asking you to help me let folks know about FlockHosting! Easiest way is if you could add a little something to the bottom of your website that says “Hosted by FlockHosting” – simple easy, no annoying blasts to your twitter followers, Facebook friends, or spamming your address book, nothing obtrusive, just help get the word out, plain and simple!

If you are feeling super helpful, a tweet, blog, facebook post etc. about 10% off, by using the code “FOF” or Friends of FlockHosting provides 10% savings to a year or more of hosting, let your friends who have web hosting needs get to the right place and become a FlockHoster with the rest of us!

Lastly, at the end of January I’d love to give a little something away, nah let’s do three little somethings! Oh okay, you’ve pulled my arm 1 big thing, 3 little things, and a touch of hosting! How does that sound? Top three prizes are the following:

  1. Grand Prize: Google Chromebook + Google Chromecast + 6 free months of hosting!
  2. Second Prize: Google Chromecast + 3 free months of hosting!
  3. Third Prize: Google Chromecast + 1 month of free hosting!

How do you get a chance to win these great prizes? Simple, it’s all based upon the above help I’d love, and you can even earn money while doing it! Get your referral link from your customer zone login, link from your site, tell friends to mention you in the notes at sign-up, and anyone over 5 people is entered to win, grand prize however goes to the most number of people referred! So you have one month to spread the word and earn as many referrals and visitors! This is only up for FlockHosters, sorry you must be active customer in good standing to win.

big-heartLastly if you’ve made it this far and aren’t completely asleep 🙂 I’d like to say thanks! FlockHosting is a big blessing to me, it not only allows me to serve churches but it helps support me and my family – that’s huge to me! So if there is anything I can ever do to help your website, or even if you have a prayer request or three, do let me know! I’m here to help!

Have an awesome 2015! Look forward to building with you!