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New Power Plan is Here!

Today we launch a new fourth plan which we are calling the Power Plan. The new plan includes more resources than our Ultimate Plan.

The Power Plan is designed for extremely active sites, resource intensive applications and customers that need more database storage – basically, for the power users.

The Power Plan hosting platform is on a separate shared hosting environment solely dedicated for Power Plan sites. To optimize performance, we use high performance hardware and the servers have less site density. This also means that existing Winhost sites moving to the Power Plan will require a migration. Of course, if any existing customers upgrade to the Power Plan, we’ll take care of migrating your site.

For more information on the new Power Plan, check out our website: https://www.winhost.com/hosting-plans/power.aspx

We’ll be following up with another post to look at the Power Plan with more detail shortly.


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Spring App Installer Updates

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The latest version of these apps are now available in the control panel app installer:

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SQL 2017 is now available

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Today we’re announcing the availability of SQL 2017. It’s now a new SQL Server option in the MS SQL Manager of Control Panel.

And of course, there are no extra fees for SQL 2017 hosting and is included in all our hosting plans.

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Fall App Installer Updates

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The latest version of these apps are now available in the control panel app installer:

 

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Chrome Browser v68 – Will your site be “Not Secure”?

Earlier this year, Google announced that their Chrome browser v68 update will warn users that any non-HTTPS site is “Not Secure”.  The release date for this update is slated for July 2018 – this month!

Check out what the Chrome browser will display (from the Chromium Blog):

 

non-HTTPS site warning

 

Over the past years, Google has been slowly pushing all sites to be under SSL. Their efforts thus far shows that over 60% of Chrome traffic is now protected. Now that a majority of sites are protected, Google is moving to their next phase, which is to use their large install base of the Chrome browser to push even further.  From our research, the update hasn’t made it out yet but it is slated for this month.

 

RapidSSL Flash Sale
So it is time to consider securing your site. And to help you out we are having a Flash Sale on RapidSSL SSL certificates.

For the rest of July we are reducing the RapidSSL pricing to:
1 Year: $29
2 Years: $50

Customers can order RapidSSL through their Control Panel and they can get this special pricing during this time period.

 

Other SSL Options
Please also note that you can use an SSL certificate that was purchased/obtained elsewhere with your Max and Ultimate hosting plan.

 

If you have any questions, please contact our technical support team.

 

 

 

 



Office 365 Plans Available

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Today, we announce that Office 365 Plans are available for our USA-based customers.

What is Office 365?
Office 365 is a subscription service offered by Microsoft that gives you all the business productivity software you are familiar with – like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and more. Office 365 is in the cloud so you can work from anywhere and from any device (PCs, Macs, Android tablets and phones, iPad, iPhone) – and on top of that, unlike one-time purchases of Office,  you won’t have to worry about upgrades ever again. You’ll always have the latest versions with the latest features.

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Office 365 subscriptions can come with Exchange email service which supports your custom domain and comes with a 50 GB mailbox.

Office 365 subscriptions can also include full Office desktop software, Office online services like Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and Microsoft Teams.

Office 365 Services

And you also get 1 TB of Cloud storage on OneDrive.

It’s the Office you know, but better. Find out more details about Office 365 plans, pricing and features on our website.

 

 



Spring App Installer Updates

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The latest version of these apps are now available:

 

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Windows 2016 hosting available

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Hosting on Windows 2016 is available as an option when you sign up. Windows 2016 hosting comes with IIS 10.X.

If you are an existing customer and wish to move to a Windows 2016 server, contact our technical support team and they can migrate your site.

 

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