Quite the weekend of progress! As I mentioned over on Facebook/Twitter – some news was coming, and while I have nearly missed the day entirely! I do have a few things to fill you guys in on! But one quick note, be back here February 28th for a little something special! Long time customers may recognize this day, if not come on by for something special!
Okay! Without further delay, here is the latest!
We Got an A+!
Yes it’s true, I was a proud proud man over the weekend testing out our new name servers! In testing even just adding in the new FH2, in testing thru DNSStuff’s checkup, A+ was the result!
Sites that previously could take a few extra seconds are now resolving much quicker – while I had hoped to deploy our DNS thru a 3rd Party – the costs just kept growing, seemed like each step caused more headache and would create difficulty for FlockHosting customers – so instead built up 2 servers, 1 in Freemont,CA and another in Dallas,TX to build things up a bit! So far the results have been great, and while currently FH2 is the only updated, FH1 will roll out later this week, what do you need to change? Nothing. FH2 is already updated, and FH1 will update the same way!
However if you want more stability, Friday night you can add a 3rd name server! Who? What? Where? Why? Well if your really wanting to be 100% sure that if anything goes haywire you can still reach your server even if DNS is down, the server your on will respond! So if your on the server “faith” you’ll be able to add a 3rd DNS server of “faith.flockhosting.com” – this isn’t live yet, but I’ll have guides as well as a heads up in the Knowledge Base once this is completed.
Where in the World?
Some of you are die hard website folk, you are a PHP guru, a xHTML/CSS/HTML5 party person! And I know some of you too are speed demons, you build your website for say a local business, you want the local customers to get the best experience and speed! Thus in the order for starting in March, You can request geographically where you would like your site to be hosted!
For some this isn’t a big concern, and for now I can’t guarantee that you will be placed where you request, but if space is available I will locate you where servers are located, currently servers are located in:
- Salt Lake City, UT
- Chicago, IL
- Dallas, TX
More locations are coming this year, but for now all locations provide speedy access, but I hope to provide those customers desiring something closer to home an assortment of options, so stay tuned!
I promised more, and I am doing my best to continue to honor that commitment! More articles are online now including a set dedicated to helping you learn/utilize the cPanel control panel system, currently the video series are up, and some lower bandwidth Image Walk-thrus are coming with the same content, but too have about 40 more articles queued up on some general guides plus adding more customer questions in! So keep checking back and if you have a question, don’t be afraid to ask!
Church Hosting Progress
Church hosting is still growing, and been blessed to have a few new churches joining on and utilizing the free service! Sadly some minor setbacks in folks attempting to sign-up then run off with the domain names! So sign-up process may take slightly longer as I am in some cases manually verifying churches exist and making sure things are setup carefully too for security of other churches on the server.
But please keep telling your churches about this new service! I hope to see it grow more and more this year!
Working on some exciting changes to the affiliate program – I need your help to get the word out about the services here at FlockHosting, I have some amazing word of mouth happening and folks coming in with very gracious reviews and recommendations – Thank you all! I hope to continue to build up the resources you have to help spread the word, but too working on some options for payout, but too quarterly bonuses to customers who help bring in folks! Just my way of saying thanks!
More on the way!
I have a few more things up my sleeves this year, bringing back some old products that have had to be refined, but too working on some enhancements to the website to give folks a better flow of what I do have to offer, but thanks for sticking with FlockHosting and encouraging your churches and friends to sign-up! Love the growth I have seen and more fun folks in the FlockHosting family!
Hope everyone has a blessed week!