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Commissioning ‘Adventure’, Retiring ‘Journey’

Virtual Hosting Company is pleased to announce our next ‘Adventure’… Over the past week, we’ve been hard at work preparing for some changes.  That hard work has paid off.  We’ve taken steps to commission a new server, dubbed ‘Adventure’.  In doing so, we’ve migrated all customer data from a retiring ‘Journey’ server.

Specs and Details

Dual Intel Xeon X5650 (6 Core, 12 Threads) @ 2.67 Ghz
48 GB DDR3 RAM
500 GB SSD SATA III / 6 Gbps MLC Storage
2 TB SATA III / 3 Gpbs ATA Storage
Intel Gigabit Network Interface

The ‘Adventure’ server is running CentOS 7 (7.5.1804) with Plesk Onyx (17.8.11 Update 31), MySQL Server 5.7.24, and PHP (versions 7.2.12, 7.1.24, 7.0.32, 5.6.38).  Additionally, the system has various protection systems in place, including brute force protection, antivirus scanning, web application firewalls, and more.

Overall, we’re pleased with the performance of our new ‘Adventure’.

However, with the migration of the data from ‘Journey’, the time has come to prepare it for retirement.  We’re sad to see our ‘Journey’ end, but we’re excited about the ‘Adventure’ we’re on now.  And, as a way to show our appreciation, we’re offering 35% Off of all new Website Hosting Solutions through the end of November.  Use promotion code JourneysEnd to take advantage of the promotion!

IRC Provisioning System 4.0 – Project Announcement

Virtual Hosting Company is pleased to announce that the IRC Provisioning System v4.0 project development has begun.  The IRC Provisioning System, version 4.0, is a full rewrite of the IRC Provisioning System for WHMCS that we currently have available on our site.  We’ve established a core roadmap, which we’re updating daily as the project progresses, to outline the features planned for implementation.  Some of the key features that are being incorporated into the rewrite include: API Key encryption, improved license management, enhanced reporting, and improve account review.

Version 4.0 Roadmap

Server-Side Client Changes

  • Rewrite completely to improve performance, clean out old code, and update naming conventions.
  • Name changes on files used for the system.
    • Both the core PHP file being called and the configuration file.
  • Relocate primary configuration settings from the config file to the WHMCS Database.
  • Incorporate API KEY based encryption for communication between the Server and the WHMCS Database
  • Improved Notifications
    • Notifications now go to all admins with the CRON EMAIL status flag on their account
  • Improved security for commands being issued

WHMCS Addon

  • Enhanced Reporting
    • Breakdown of reporting in WHMCS to include:
      • By client
      • By server
      • By package
      • By term
    • System reports
      • Daily
      • Weekly
      • Monthly
      • Annually
  • Improved Functionality
    • Addon page will provide updated information on every account on the system, with the latest update time, with different sort options.
      • Default to by Package Type
      • Optional by Client
      • Optional by Package Name
      • Optional by Server
    • Server Information page
      • A breakdown of the number of clients on each server, the types of packages, etc.
      • Optional estimated income by the server
      • Server information (OS, Kernel, RAM, etc.

And much more…  We’re extremely excited for the project, and we’re looking forward to sharing it with the world.  Currently, we’re projecting a tentative release date for IRC Provisioning System 4.0 of October 1st, 2018.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions.  To ensure that we see everything, we’re asking that all feedback, suggestions, comments, etc., be provided via our Facebook page.  This will ensure that everyone sees suggestions that have been made, as well as responses that we’ve given to them, and we can continue to provide updates on progress.

Fourth of July Special

Virtual Hosting Company is celebrating the Fourth of July this year by offering 18% Off of a majority of the services we offer.  Here’s the full list:

  • IRC Bouncer Hosting Solutions
  • IRC Shell Hosting Solutions
  • IRC Server Hosting Solutions
  • Website Hosting Solutions
  • VPN Solutions
  • OpenVZ VPS Solutions
  • KVM VPS Solutions

To take advantage of this special, you’ll need to sign up on July 4th, 2018, between 12:00 am and 11:59 pm in Eastern Daylight Saving Time (GMT -4) with the promo code 1PJW7C8M6C.  Make sure to take advantage to see your 18% Off savings for your first term!  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more specials that are coming out this month!

Frequently Asked Questions

Virtual Hosting Company has begun building our Frequently Asked Questions documents.  We’ve started with our IRC Bouncer Solutions page, adding a few of the more common questions we’ve received thus far.  We’ll be continuing to add more over the coming days. However, we’re looking for feedback from our clients, and potential clients, to see what additional Questions you may have!  Please reach out to us via e-mail (pre-sales @ virt-host.com), Facebook, or Twitter. Let us know what you would like to know!

PHP Updates

Virtual Hosting Company has updated the PHP pre-processors on our Website Hosting machines to the following:

  • PHP 5.6.35
  • PHP 7.0.29
  • PHP 7.1.16
  • PHP 7.2.4

We’ve noticed significant improvements in the processing of sites running PHP 7 and above and have started encouraging our clients to transition to PHP 7 at a minimum.  However, while we do encourage upgrading, we are not forcing our customers to update as there may be compatibility issues with some older software packages (i.e. encoded packages that do not yet support PHP 7 or above).

Interested in starting your own website? Need help getting things going? We can help you get there. Contact Us via e-mail to pre-sales @ virt-host.com and let us know what you need.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Virtual Hosting Company.  As we

 

gather today with Family and Friends, loved ones, and those who we cherish, we want to pass along the Merriest of Christmas wishes to each and every one of you.

In an effort to encourage our visitors, customers, and potential customers to spend time with their Friends and Family, we have decided not to have any active promotions today.  We hope our Clients (and potential Clients) understand.

The 2017 Twelve Days of Christmas

Virtual Hosting Company has completed our 2017 Twelve Days of Christmas Special.  We hope that everyone has taken advantage of the specials we’ve had over the past twelve days.  If you haven’t taken advantage yet, you’ve only got 30 minutes left to do so.

 

Make sure to like our Facebook Page, our Twitter, and our Google Plus Page.  You never know when we’ll post a secret special!