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Take full control of your site backups right now

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What if you could have instant access to backed up site files and databases, and the ability to set your own backup schedule?

If you have ever mistakenly deleted or overwritten an important website file, and suddenly realized that you’re without a backup, you know it’s not a good feeling.

If you’ve ever been unlucky enough to have your website hacked or compromised, you know it can be next to impossible to tell which files have been changed or added. If you didn’t have a “clean” backup, you probably had a tough (or expensive) time getting things right.

With our new SiteBackup service you never have to be caught unprepared again.

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SiteBackup performs automated backups of your website files and retains up to 30 versions stored securely off-site. If you accidentally delete or overwrite a file, you can restore the backup instantly with one click. You can find more details about SiteBackup on the Winhost website.

SiteBackup is available in three sizes:

10 GB storage: $2.95 a month
30 GB storage: $6.95 a month
60 GB storage: $12.95 a month

SiteBackup is not an extension of our own internal daily backups. It’s a completely new system that performs backups on your schedule and stores them at a secure data center outside of the Winhost network. So your working sites, databases, email, etc. are in one data center, and your backups are in another. Geographic separation for maximum safety and security.

Want even more good news? When you order SiteBackup you can use it for as many websites as you’d like! Backup multiple websites under a single account.

SiteBackup is ready and available for you right now. And if we do say so ourselves, it’s pretty cool.

 



Holiday Updates

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Here’s our latest round of App Installer updates:



Any day now…

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Almost End of Summer Updates

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Here’s our App Installer updates for August:



MS SQL 2014 available now

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If you’ve been anxiously awaiting SQL Server 2014 you will be happy to know that you can add an MS SQL 2014 database to your site right now in the MS SQL Manager section of Control Panel.

We continue to offer and support SQL 2008, SQL 2008 R2 and SQL 2012 as well. And as always, there is no extra charge for MS SQL databases.

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Just in Time for Summer!

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We just released a new round of App Installer updates:

Please note that nopCommerce 3.3 requires the ASP.NET 4.5.1 Framework in order to run properly, and that is only available on our Windows 2012 R2/IIS8 servers.  If you’re having trouble getting it to work, please open up a support ticket to have your account moved to one of those servers.



Winners of a year of free hosting announced

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You’ve been asking us for the ability to auto-renew domain names, and now you can!

When we sent out the email notice of the availability of the new option we also mentioned that everyone who switched to automatic domain renewal would be eligible to win a free year of hosting.

Well we’ve chosen two winners, and they are Rodrigo Sandoval from Santiago, Chile and Bruce Roeser from Florida. Congratulations, gentlemen, and thanks for using WinHost!

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Spring App Installer Updates

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For those customers who just absolutely have to have the latest and greatest, here’s a list of updated applications available from the WinHost Control Panel:



More memory? More storage space? Okay, you’ve got it.

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You’ve been telling us that you need more. More everything; space for your files, memory for your applications, so we put our heads together and said, “What can we do to make that happen?” The answer was simple: increase all the quotas! Now! So that’s what we did.

Okay, I’m making it sound a lot easier than it was. But over the past day or so we’ve rolled out new quotas for every WinHost plan. The changes are now in effect on all web and SQL servers.

Here are the details:

Ultimate
Site memory has increased to 500MB, a gain of 200MB
SQL database disk space has increased to 5GB, a gain of 2.5GB
Number of SQL databases is now unlimited
SQL database disk space has increased to 5GB, a gain of 2.5GB
Number of MySQL databases is now unlimited

Max
Site memory has increased to 300MB, a gain of 100MB
SQL database disk space has increased to 2GB, a gain of 1GB
Number of SQL databases is now unlimited
MySQL database disk space has increased to 2GB, a gain of 1GB
Number of MySQL databases is now unlimited

Basic
SQL database disk space has increased to 500MB, a gain of 300MB
MySQL database disk space has increased to 500MB, a gain of 300MB

If you have any questions about these changes, just let us know. We want you to be able to grow at WinHost, and we hope that these quota increases help a lot of you do just that.

Go on now, get busy!



2014 App Installer Updates

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The new year brings us a round of new applications.  Note that backups and management of your MySQL databases just got easier with a one click install of phpMyAdmin: