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Apache2.2 and PHP5

As some of you may know PHP4 is reaching “End of Life” status at the end of this year, and the strong push to PHP5 is in full swing.

For the last month I have been testing PHP5 configurations with various applications provided by Fantastico and Installatron – and results have been very positive, however I have found some applications which do not play well with PHP5, so I have held off on deploying it across the board on all servers.

So your mission is to upgrade those apps! If you have had custom programming work done, or are a PHP coder yourself not familiar with PHP5, PHP has released a migration notes which offer some tips on where things can be an issue, so please be sure to review things there and make sure your site is literally up to code.

If you have an application, and are not familiar with how to upgrade or need help determining PHP5 compatibility, please simply contact_me for further assistance in getting squared away – the end goal is deployment of PHP5 as the primary PHP version by the end of November 2007 – so stay tuned to the blog/newsletter for more information!

Crazy October (10/19)

So the deal never went up yesterday! My apologies, things just got busy around here – I’ll spare you the details, but now after a good night’s sleep things are on their way! Seeing as we are going into a weekend, this deal will last thru not Monday, but Tuesday in a effort to make up for the missed special yesterday – and since things are getting busy here, some deals will be going up which last for the remainder of the month, not just the day, and each day special offers will be slipped in if there is time, plus there will be random giveaway offers for free upgrades you can claim – so stay tuned next week!

20% off your order, no matter the term, no matter the package – thru this next Tuesday you can get 20% off by using the code CO101920. Not enough? Okay, then here’s some other incentives:

  • Pay with Credit Card: 100MB Additional Storage
  • Pay for a YEAR of hosting: 10GB Additional Bandwidth + Your domain is free!
  • Pay for 6 Months of hosting: 5GB Additional Bandwidth

So pre-order and get more, pay with a credit card get more – so you order for a year and use your credit card, you get 100MB AND 10GB of storage, plus with the promotion all this month, your domain is free! But even if you only do 6 months and use a card, we’ll throw in 5GB of additional bandwidth plus the 100MB if you pay by card!

So there you have it, today’s specials are officially live, and will run thru the 23rd (Next Tuesday)! If you have ANY questions, feel free to contact_me!

New Billing: Invoices

As some of you have already migrated to the new billing system (others to follow soon!) you’ll note a few changes:

  • Attached PDF Invoices
  • Invoices sent 10 days before billed.
  • Reminders Sent on Overdue Accounts
  • All Major Credit Cards Accepted (Visa / Mastercard / Discover / AMEX)

This is all new, and please let me explain a little, the invoice will generate 10 days early, if you have a card on file on the renewal day the system will attempt payment, and if accepted you’ll get a note and a PDF marked “PAID” – you don’t have to run in and make payment, if your a PayPal customer, please consider utilizing a Subscription to your profile so your invoices are handled promptly.

Some billing changes about over-due, cancelation, etc. are soon going to be added to the terms of service, so keep an eye on your email, as a newsletter will go out explaining it all in the next week or so – all these changes are in an attempt to provide you with better and better customer service and hosting services.

If your new to the new billing system, and have ANY questions, please don’t hesitate to open a ticket – MyTroubleTicket.com will soon be discontinued, so please be sure to utilize the new system built in with your new billing profile.

Crazy October (10/17)

Some people have suggested a set of limited edition packages to run thru the entire month vs. a daily promotion, and that’s being taken under advisement, but in the mean time, some offers for today, aiming towards you who don’t need a lot of fluff or frills, and for current customers, some extra bandwidth to see you thru the month!

Current Customers

Current customers can easily upgrade and utilize 15GB of additional bandwidth a month for $5 a month – or if you wish to simply pre-pay it fora year, $50 for a year, offer is good on any Crazy October from years past (this year’s specials are not eligible) – so if you need more bandwidth, it’s a low add-on fee a month, or a simple yearly payment. As usual, to get these promotions simple contact_me to get rolling.

New Customers

Simple Simple Package (so simple, we said it twice!) – this package is really light weight, as most people don’t realize how small websites tend to be for most this package is great for a blog, simple website, businesses wanting a simple Business Card website, here’s the specs:

  • 125MB Storage
  • 5GB Transfer
  • 2 Email Accounts (Unlimited Aliases)
  • 1 MySQL Database
  • Complete Fantastico Access
  • Ability to Park 5 Domains (domains not included)
  • 2 FTP Accounts
  • $15 (6 months) ($2.50 a month!)
  • $30 (12 months) ($2.50 a month!)

This offer is available for the next 24 hours, so if your interested don’t let it pass you buy click here, if you have any problems ordering, or any pre-sales questions, please don’t hesitate to contact_me for further information or assistance.

Crazy October (10/16)

Another day, another deal, as we reach mid-week, a few long-term offers will be added to the already free domain with purchase of a year of hosting, these specials will remain through-out the month, but for today – another doubled up option for both New and Current customers.

45% off ANY new order! If you have been considering setting up a new website, now is probably the best time! Sign up for any monthly hosting package (Starter, Intermediate, Advanced, or Expert) on a monthly basis and get 45% off your order! Just put in code CO101645 and your good to go!

If there’s a special you’d like to see (features/functions) don’t hesitate to contact_me with your feedback!