FlockHosting Blog

New Packages? Nope. New Package.

Years ago when FH started, things were simple – no one went around trying to get UNLIMITED this or that, needs were simple, I remember the original “MEGA” site Stacie Orrico Online had I believe a whomping 800MB of storage needed, back then that was huge, FH was just starting out and I gave it a try, making it as affordable while not going entirely broke getting a server, resources and hardware to handle everything – of course now days companies offer you the entire farm with fine print hidden in the haystack.

I’ve always done my part to make sure there is no storage unclear limits – and to that end, FH is going to get some changes here very soon, I had honestly hoped to wrap things up this weekend with the new website, but with Graduations, family considerations etc. not 100% sure I will get it done so I wanted to share what is going to happen on the new website.

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Spring Time @ FlockHosting

Spring Time at FlockHosting means some cleanup of the website, some clean-up of the servers, upgrades to software, some to hardware, and overall get some of the dust cleared up from the long winter months!

Email is still in the works, and while I had hoped things would of been done, sadly I hit some snags in the deal, and have been ironing things out and working towards a slow roll-out and hopefully a small yearly fee, vs that of a month to month fee, so stay tuned I hope to have some SOLID details and plans before mid-May.

Upgrades to you the customer! Expect some Storage, MySQL, and Software options from within cPanel, a new Application installer will be live by mid-May to compliment the already active Fantastico, thus offering you some of the same, but also a few more choices of easy to install applications to further enhance your website.

Lastly, some account options are going to be changed out, our Simple07 package will be tweaked a little, price will go up slightly but you will be getting additional resources, current Simple07 customers will continue to enjoy their package, there will be no forced upgrade to the new package/price, but at the same time our YourServer line as well as new options for e-Commerce and Business Class hosting will be up and online towards this summer.

So lots going on in the background, I appreciate everyone’s patience over the start of this year, but stay tuned, some great things are on the docket including some great partnership deals with a few missions out there to help support their efforts around the world while getting yourself, your church, your ministry web hosting!

So stay tuned! The blog should see more updates very soon, hopefully some more news on the email this week – so hang-tight! Good things are on the way! God is Good!

Spam Filters

Over the next few days a few blacklists will be adjusted in the anti-spam solution recently deployed – at least one of the lists has made it to where to get “unlisted” its $50 – and they have no record of why you were blocked in the first place – so very shady, and no matter how useful their blacklist might be, if folks can’t send or receive email due to that list, that’s no good.

I will point out that the BlackLists are still just a stop-gap measure to really hold out until I can find favorable pricing on spam filtering, so stay tuned for more information!

More Billing Migrations!

Another big batch of customers have been moved over to the new billing system – were you one of them? The new system is a bit different than the old one, and we encourage all customers to take a look around and if you have any questions, feel free to login and open a ticket – or as always for non-technical questions feel free to contact_me for more information.

I hope to have all customers, including resellers migrated over by the end of this week! Also a newsletter is coming next week with some upcoming server changes, so be sure your email address on file is current and up-to-date, as it will include some important information about scripts and various programs on the servers.

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.