Up to 70% Lower Price for CodeGuard Website Backup!

We were able to negotiate for a better deal with CodeGuard and we are pleased to pass on the savings to you with a permanently lower pricing for our CodeGuard Website Backup services.

Pricing for all CodeGuard products is decreasing by 30% for Monthly terms of 1, 3 and 6 months and by 70% for Annual terms of 1, 2 and 3 years. For existing clients, you will see the new lower price upon your service’s renewal. 

The price for CodeGuard Website Backup now starts at only $2.09/month or $7.49/year ($0.63/month if paid annually). 

While we do perform daily backups as well as hourly storage snapshots for disaster recovery purpose, we do always recommend clients to have your own off-provider backups as well.  CodeGuard is designed precisely for this purpose and is easy to configure and use.

What is CodeGuard?

CodeGuard is a fully automated website backup service that gives you complete protection against data loss and malware. Backups are stored encrypted on Amazon Web Services Simple Storage System which provides market leading resiliance and redundancy for your backups.

Beyond that CodeGuard includes File Change Monitoring which will monitor and notify you by email when your website changes to alert you to new threats and malware.  This monitoring will allow you to take action quickly should you need to.

Hundreds of New Domain Extensions & 20% Discounts!

We recently added hundreds of new domain extensions (more than 475!) that are available for domain registration and domain transfer. 

This includes the usual .com.net and .org but also new domain extensions like .studio, .tech, .style, .consulting and more! 

20% OFF All New Domain Registration & Transfer

In conjunction with this, we are offering a 20% OFF one-time discount for all new domain registrations and transfer.

The promotion is valid from now until Feburary 7th, 2020 by using the promo code below:

NEWDOMAINS

* Promotion is valid for new domain registration and transfer.
* Promotion is not valid for domain renewals.
* Valid until February 7th, 2020.

BLACK FRIDAY SALE 2019!

It’s that time of the year again and this year, we are running a BLACK FRIDAY SALE with discounts of up to 70%*!

The promo codes below are valid for new MDDHosting clients signing up for our Cloud Hosting and Reseller Hosting only.

The promo codes will be active until November 30th, 2019.

70% OFF promo code for Monthly billing cycle:

BF2019-70


15% OFF promo code for all other billing cycles:

BF2019-15

If you are an existing client of MDDHosting, we have something for you as well!

Please do make sure that you join our mailing list to receive details about the Black Friday Sale we are running for existing clients.

If you have not joined our mailing list, you can do so under the My Details page of our Client Area.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Black Friday everyone!

* Promo code is valid for new MDDHosting clients only.
* Valid for Cloud Hosting & Reseller Hosting only.
* Valid until November 30th, 2019.

Halloween Promotion 2019!

Halloween is almost here!

We are running a promotion in conjunction with this Halloween with discounts of up to 66%*!

The promo codes below are valid for new MDDHosting clients only and they will be active until October 31st, 2019.

66% OFF promo code for Monthly billing cycle:

HALLOWEEN19


10% OFF promo code for all other billing cycles:

HALLOWEEN19A

If you are an existing client of MDDHosting, we have something for you as well!

Please do make sure that you joined our mailing list to receive details about the Halloween promotion we are running for existing clients.

If you have not joined our mailing list, you can do so under the My Details page of our Client Area.

Happy Halloween everyone!

 

* Valid for new MDDHosting clients only.
* Valid for Cloud Hosting & Reseller Hosting only.
* Offer turns into a pumpkin after October 31st, 2019.

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

We are running a promotion in conjunction with this Labor Day with discounts of up to 77%*!

The promo codes below are valid for new MDDHosting clients only and they will be active until September 16th, 2019.

77% OFF promo code for Monthly billing cycle:

LABORDAY19


15% OFF promo code for all other billing cycles:

LABORDAY19A

If you are an existing client of MDDHosting, we have something for you as well!

Please do check your inbox for the Labor Day promotion we are running for existing clients.

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend everyone!

New Website Design and Cloud Hosting Plans

As some of you may have noticed, we have recently launched our redesigned website which hasn’t been updated for years.

MDDHosting New Design

Our new design employs the latest web technologies and it is mobile responsive. You can now use your mobile devices to browse through our website, order new services, pay your invoices or contact support at our Client Area, read our Company Blog and manage your website with cPanel. Continue reading “New Website Design and Cloud Hosting Plans”

cPanel AutoSSL – Automatic Free SSL for All Domains

AutoSSL PadlockAutoSSL is going to change how webmasters secure data transferred to and from their sites.  For the longest time SSL was an additional expense that many webmasters chose to forego as it wasn’t required for the operation of their websites.  The time when not having SSL is the norm for most sites is coming to an end.  Generally SSL has been reserved for usage by those that send or receive private information such as your name, address, email address, and phone number or even your credit card information.

Google and other search engines are already giving preferable ranking to sites with SSL.  For quite some time we’ve offered Let’s Encrypt to our customers so that everybody has access to freely accessible SSL for any site they wish.  cPanel has taken this a step further and created what they refer to as AutoSSL.  AutoSSL generates and installs a domain validated SSL certificate on all active domains on a server that are not already protected with SSL. Continue reading “cPanel AutoSSL – Automatic Free SSL for All Domains”

Running WHMCS v6.3? Saving Product Details Bug & Resolution

whmcWe recently identified a bug in the latest versions of WHMCS including version 6.3.1.  The bug consists of unexpected behavior when modifying a client’s product details and using the “Enter” key to submit the changes when the product is a cPanel Account.  In previous versions of WHMCS you could change a field, such as the renewal price, and press “Enter” to submit the form.  Over the years we had become accustomed to changing client product settings in this manner as we found it was the most efficient way to do it.

Due to this bug when modifying the details of a client’s product you have to use the “Save” button at the bottom of the form or WHMCS attempts the new “cPanel Single Sign-On” to access the cPanel account of the product.  On the surface this may not sound like a huge deal but over the course of the day the productivity lost over such a simple issue can add up fast.  In some cases the changes entered into the product are lost and even worse the representative may not notice it happened!

As we have also identified a fix we could put in place prior to WHMCS resolving this internally – we wanted to make that available.  This fix applies to both the “blend” as well as the “v4” WHMCS Administration templates. Continue reading “Running WHMCS v6.3? Saving Product Details Bug & Resolution”

What is the HOSTS file & when should I use it?

Editing HOSTS file on OS X via NanoWhat is the HOSTS file?

The HOSTS file is used by your computer’s Operating System (Windows, OS X, Linux, etc) to map hostnames to IP Addresses.  In layman’s terms your computer will check this file for any domain it needs to resolve to an IP Address prior to querying public DNS resolvers.  The HOSTS file can be used to point a domain name to an IP Address regardless of the DNS settings for the domain.

An example of a HOSTS entry to load “www.example.com” and “example.com” from the IP address “93.184.216.34“:

93.184.216.34    www.example.com example.com

Windows may require two separate lines like so:

93.184.216.34    www.example.com
93.184.216.34    example.com

When the above records are added to your HOSTS file the result is that if you try to load that domain in your browser it will connect to that IP to make the request.  If you try pinging the domain you will find that it pings that IP as well.  What this means is that you can use this to test your site on a new server before you point your world-wide DNS there. Continue reading “What is the HOSTS file & when should I use it?”