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SharkServers Reward Points

Reward pointsIntroducing SharkServers Rewards!

We are happy to announce that starting today all our clients will earn reward points as a ‘Thank you’ from SharkServers for being with us. The earned points can then be exchanged for credit which can, in turn, be used to order new web hosting services or buy that domain name that you always wanted.

Points are awarded for almost everything – paying your invoices (invoices paid before due date give your more points), ordering new services and more. Points can also be taken away for some things. The minimum points you can exchange for credit is 100, which is $1 when exchanged.

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SharkServers has a new home

It’s been a while since anything was posted on our blog, so I think it’s time to tell you a bit more about things going on at SharkServers.

The most important event for us this year was the datacenter migration from Coventry, UK to our own facility in Reading, UK that has just opened. The move was completed on June 14, and it went better than we expected. You see, with any migrations of such scale, you expect that something will go wrong. Luckily, this was not the case, and while we were prepared for some problems, everything was in order. That said, SharkServers now has a new place to call home – B5 Data Centers, owned and operated by B5 Ltd – SharkServers parent company.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Happy new year, all! 2014 was a pretty fantastic year for us at SharkServers – we opened our doors up, and we’re pretty pleased with the results. We hope you are too! The New Year is a time when lots of people start making resolutions: exercise more, eat healthier, volunteer more, quit smoking – lots of options! We’ve got our resolutions set, but what about yours?

Perhaps we’re a bit biased, but we definitely recommend blogging more as a resolution – and what better way to blog than with us? The Basic plan ends up being only $24.99 for a year, and that includes your own domain name, too! And with that, you get fantastic hosting and support, ready to help in any way we can! Fork out some cash, and maybe it’ll help you keep a “blog more” resolution going!

Go take a look at our hosting packages, grab one that catches your eye! We promise you won’t be disappointed!

Upcoming changes to our services

October will bring many changes to how SharkServers operate. Some will be more noticeable than others, but they’re all aimed at improving the quality of our services.

Virtual Servers

First of all, we have decided to change the amount of RAM allocated to some of our Cloud range virtual servers. This is due to the fact that the starter plans do not provide enough RAM for the Windows operating system to function at optimum speed.

The new RAM allocation will change for the following Windows VPS:

Cloud #1: 1 GB RAM => 2 GB RAM

Cloud #2: 2 GB RAM => 3 GB RAM

Due to the added RAM, there will also be a slight increase in the pricing of these plans, which you will be able to view on the Windows VPS page some time in October. Existing customers are not affected by this.

Ability to use Custom ISO with Cloud Virtual Servers

Do you know many VPS providers that allow you to install the operating system of your VPS from your own custom ISO? No? Then I’m letting you know that we’re one of such companies! Got a custom ISO for your OS? Let our support guys know and we’ll install it for you.

Website

Another event to take place in October is the launch of our redesigned website. We currently do not know when it will go live, but look out for it and don’t get confused when you don’t see what you’re used to, as the new look is going to be completely different.

That’s all for October. We’re already planning some good news for November, so stay tuned, and don’t forget to like SharkServers on Facebook and stalk us on Twitter for all the latest news, service updates and promotions.

Why you don’t need a separate IP for your SSL certificate

Many people still believe that having a separate IP address is a must if you want an SSL certificate for your domain. However, this is not true anymore. There are still a lot of hosting providers who insist that the client gets a separate IP address for any kind of SSL business, and this, of course, costs them extra.

SNI (Server Name Indication) is an extension to the TLS protocol that indicates to what hostname the client is attempting to connect at the start of the handshaking process. This allows a server to present multiple certificates on the same IP address and port number and hence allows multiple secure (HTTPS) websites (or any other Service over TLS) to be served off the same IP address without requiring all those sites to use the same certificate. It has been introduced quite a long time ago, and providing your web server supports it, you shouldn’t require a separate IP address to have more than one SSL certificate.

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SharkServers Affiliate Program and why you should use it

We’re very excited to announce that the SharkServers Affiliate Program has now been launched.

We’ve noticed more and more people recommending our hosting services to their friends, families and colleagues, so we decided that it would be great if we could offer something in return to those who bring business to us. As such, our affiliate program offers 10% recurring commission for any shared, VPS or dedicated server order that has been made via your affiliate link.

Minimum payout is just $50, and we will also give you a $10 bonus when signing up for the program. Commissions are released once the customer you have referred to us via your affiliate link has been with us for at least 30 days.

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