SMS Notifications

Recently we asked our customers what they would like to see us offer in the future and one item came up a number of times; SMS Notifications for invoices and important information. Well today we are very happy to announce the first stage of this feature. Currently it is for UK customers but we already have […]

South Africa

We are very happy to announce the release of South African domain extensions. With prices at just £7.20 per year (inc VAT) we have become one of the most competitive domain providers for five of the most popular South African domains. .co.za, .org.za, .net.za, .web.za, .za.bz £7.20 To get your South African domain use the form below to see if it is […]

Working with Mail Channels

Over the past month we have slowly been integrating MailChannels SMTP relay services to our shared and reseller Cloud Hosting servers. So what is MailChannels? Well MailChannels is an email relay service that identifies spammers within our network to improve email reputation and ensure reliable email delivery for our customers. With MailChannels, we can eliminate email delivery […]

ColdFusion Datasource Name manager for cPanel

In this article we will be having a closer look at one of our in-house built products, the CFManager. Firstly it is a cPanel plugin that allows Host Media customers to manage their Adobe ColdFusion datasource names without requesting them to be managed by an administrator or support member. This saves us and customers a lot […]

Security

Gaining trust with customers is one of the key elements to a successful website, this is what makes people buy from brands that they might never have heard off before. So here is a few ideas on how to pimp up your website and gain your customers trust. Add Trust Badges One of the quickest […]

Passwords are always a key talking point when it comes to website and data security, especially here at Host Media. Most of the hacks that are seen are due to poor passwords admin areas or control panels. Top 10 worst passwords commonly used in 2015 Just to give you some idea of the passwords that get used, below […]

This might seem like a pretty straight forward comparison, managed means you get support and unmanaged you have to do things yourself. If you thought that then you are… correct! The common mistake that many people make when ordering a service such as a VM/VPS or dedicated server is to what level are you on your […]

We could write about the importance of backups but we all know that you should ensure you backup every bit of your data just in case something bad happens. Instead we are going to provide a little insight into how we at Host Media take backups and store them. Firstly each service we provide is […]

Coventry

Today we welcome Coventry, UK to our list of cPanel hosting locations. As the title of this article says, we have reached a total of 10 great locations to host websites. This is also the second UK location ready to host your websites. This is a major milestone in becoming one of the leading global hosting […]

We are very excited to announce our official support of the Lucee CFML project. This covers both financial and a public show of support for this open source language. By supporting the Lucee project we can help ensure the long term success of CFML in the web industry and our continuing passion for CFML hosting. If you would […]