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And the winners are….

I missed yesterday by 4 minutes! But better late than never with a free prize or 6 at stake! 🙂

So the winners are [Insert Drumroll]:

  • Jarryd G. – 1 Year of Hosting
  • TJ J. – 1 Year WordFence
  • Jerry M. – 1 Year Email Server
  • Gary V. – 1 Year 512 VPS
  • Michael R. – ASUS Chromebook
  • Katie A. – Amazon Tap

There we have it! I’ll be opening a ticket with each winner here shortly – for goods; I’ll need to confirm addresses, and for those who got services, we’ll work it out!

Thanks again everyone for 14 great years! It feels like it was only yesterday this journey started! Looking forward to next year, and many more fun things to come in this year! Stay tuned!

Have a Blessed Week All!

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!

Support Rocks!

At the end of the year and the start of the year, I got a few donations in for FlockHosting’s Church Hosting! It’s an awesome blessing and really does help me out tremendously!

I’ve also gotten some notes from people wanting to donate quarterly and monthly – everything helps! I’m not asking for anyone to go hungry, but even if you just gave up a cup of coffee a week (I’m talking Starbucks PSL’s) and donate that for a month, you would be helping out churches galore!

But how does it help? Well just got an email yesterday from a church hoster who had this to say:

I want to say, once again, thank you for your ministry! We recently had a young couple come and join us at LUMC in large part because of our Website! That’s such a huge blessing! Jim N.

Awesome blessing to know that these website tools are helping to build a presence online that can help folks find the good news in their local area, visiting a nearby town, and more! Donations like those that have come in of even $5 one time help me to cover costs of many services including Weebly! It has some advanced features I can’t just foot the bill for – so this helps me help churches who need advanced features!

So thank you guys so much who’ve donated and agreed to donate – I wish I was a non-profit and could give you a perk back, but I know God won’t let your donations come back void! God Loves a Cheerful Giver! Thanks for cheerfully supporting FlockHosting’s free Church Hosting!

FlockUpdate: October 2015

Notes:

  • Church Hosting – Thanks for all the donations! Nearly paid down for a quarter of a year! If you are still interested in help please feel free: https://crowd.flockhosting.com
  • Have questions? Always feel free to get in touch!
  • Web Editor? If you’re interested Weebly may be what we need! Check out the demo I put together in about 15 minutes. Prices start at ~$8 a month. Interested? Check out Weebly.com for more information.
  • Social Networking – Tons of images and encouraging notices, plus some service heads up – it’s growing and you seem to like it!
  • Restore Manager 4 – Coming to all servers by month’s end!
  • Social Media Liaison – Are you someone who could help out by building FlockHosting’s brand and services to the web. The idea would be a trade of services, if you can help build advertisements? come up with crazy package ideas? Willing to help handle this for me and I’ll handle your server needs and cover your hosting costs? Let me know! Just send me what you have done, and a short rundown of your mad skills 🙂
  • Crazy October? Stay tuned. Newsletter may arrive with goodies!
  • As always get in touch if I can do more!

Church Hosting Growth

Over a year ago FlockHosting’s State of the Server painted the migration of servers. In the case of Church Hosting it combined Fellowship and Koinonia into 1 server: Church.

Well it has been a year and those combined servers and about 75 churches more, Church is full! While the tech behind the server could support another 100 sites or so, I want room for every account to grow.

The joy of Church Hosting is getting emails like this:

“Hi,

We are getting notices that we have reached our limits, how much does it cost to get more storage for our site?”

Of course there is my favorite reply:

“Hello!

I have increased the storage! Enjoy and please let me know if you need anything else!”

Church Hosting is about being a blessing to churches. No costly hosting, no big bills. Free. And that’s how I’d love to keep it!

I currently have a few more expenses that are big priorities, big one is the little girl sleeping to my right. She’s not always the most affordable, but she’s pretty cute and I love her to pieces.

So I am looking for a little help. There are a few options in how you can help get things running again sooner than later for churches! With 2 folks already in the wings asking “When can we launch?” your help can be huge right now to help churches far and wide get their sites online.

Few ways you can help:

  • Become a Founder – I have 2 1 spot left. 2 1. You become part of an exclusive group with savings on all other products. Your hosting package is lifetime hosting. Be one of the final 10 – and wait for more things planned for the Founders.
  • Donate to Help – If you can spare some funds to help springboard us, it’d be an amazing help! Even $5 can get things one step closer to lighting up the new hardware and coming online!

I do hope to have a full-fledged crowd funding setup, but for now if you could be so bold and be a founder, that’d help! If you can donate any amount, that helps too!

Church Hosting has blessed a great number of churches who were paying $15 a month or more! That means the church has a spare $180 in their pocket a year! Imagine that $180 going to benevolence, or helping send a kid to camp! A husband or wife to a men’s/women’s conference! Let FlockHosting handle the hosting, you handle your Flock!

Help me help churches around the world! Be a part of getting things running again!