Skrill payments are available now on our platform
- Created on Monday, 08 June 2015 14:52 08 June 2015
Over the years, we have added support for Western Union payments, bank wire transfers, as well as for different types of credit and debit cards in our quest to make our services accessible to everyone, everywhere. Skrill payments helps us to get closer to our goal!
Skrill is an e-commerce platform, which allows customers to make payments choosing between a variety of methods. We don’t have to necessarily support these payment methods ourselves, since many of them are country-specific. When making a purchase, the customer will transfer the money to their Skrill account first and then Skrill will transfer the funds to us.
The added bonus is that Skrill does not charge customers any additional payment fees, which allows us to keep our prices the way they are!
Existing Skrill users can also enter a VIP program through which Skrill will reward them with VIP points for every transaction they make, which can be cashed at a later time.
Skrill was founded in 2001 and back then was known as Moneybookers. In 2002, Skrill became the first FCA-regulated eMoney issuer in Europe. In 2010, Skrill was acknowledged as the fastest-growing, private equity-backed company in the UK profit-wise. Since then, Skrill has experienced constant growth and now more than 36,000,000 end customers and around 150,000 merchants are using its payment gateway.
.BE domains now free when buying a web hosting plan
- Created on Thursday, 04 June 2015 15:10 04 June 2015
.BE, is the newest addition to our list of free domain names available for your website on our platform!
.BE is the official Top Level Domain name code for Belgium but as it can be readily registered outside of its territory, it has become a popular generic domain that is quite suitable for site name hacks.
Launched back in 1989, it was supervised by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Like most TLDs from that time, it was primarily used for academic and scientific purposes.
Later on, at the turn of the millenium the control over .BE was transferred to DNS Belgium. They decided to create a campaign to popularize the TLD, beginning with the offering of a 1-year gratis period in 2005 that surprised registrants.
Today, there are more than 1.5 million registered .BE domain names and this number just keeps growing.
Among the main reasons to register a .BE domain name we could list:
- Local value
- registering a .BE domain is the perfect way to show that a business is based in Belgium and is loyal to the local market
- Trademark value
- by registering their trademarks in their local TLD rather than in the generic .COM/.NET equivalent, for example, Belgium-based businesses will take another step toward cementing their brand identity and protecting it from online duplication efforts
- Domain hack value
- because of its overlap with the popular English verb ‘be’, the .BE TLD can perfectly fit into catchy site names such as ‘letit.BE’ or ‘whereto.BE’.
.NL domain names now are free when buying a web hosting plan
- Created on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 16:57 27 May 2015
.NL is one of the most popular ccTLDs on the planet , and now you can choose it as a free domain name for your website on our platform!
The history behind its popularity
Back in 1986, .NL was one of the first ccTLDs to be introduced on the domain market. It was first managed by the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science and was available for free to universities and research departments of large companies.
Ten years later, in 1996, .NL was handed over to the Foundation for Internet Domain Registration in the Netherlands, which became the official .NL registry and began operating on a commercial basis.
As a registry, SIDN has a quite uncommon distribution network of partnering registrars, most of them being ISPs, IT service bureaus, media service bureaus, as well as a few large enterprises with different brand names, which is considered a pure phenomenon in the domain name industry. The .NL TLD was made available to the general public in 2003. Thanks to its positive image as a scientific research domain, long presence on the domain market and an ever-growing community of supporters, .NL has become one of the most popular country-code TLDs.
It has been ranked 9th in the quarterly VeriSign Domain Name Industry Brief of March 2015, after the .de, .cn, .uk and .ru TLDs. Today, almost 40% of all .NL domain names are registered by individuals and this number keeps growing.
Semi-dedicated servers now available in the Australian data centre
- Created on Monday, 01 December 2014 16:43 01 December 2014
With the addition of semi-dedicated servers to the list of services offered in Australia, you can now expand your reach by addressing the needs of more demanding websites.
Last week, our admins were busy configuring server packages in our partnering data centres in Europe. They deployed semi-dedicated and OpenVZ VPS packages in Finland and in Eastern Europe, as well as semi-dedicated packages in the UK and in the TelePoint data centre in Sofia, Bulgaria.
This week, they also added semi-dedicated servers to the data center in Australia!
Improve your website responsiveness for your visitors in Australia, Oceania and Asia region
From today, site owners who run more complex sites such as resource-consuming blogs or traffic-hungry e-stores, will be able to seamlessly move to a more powerful web hosting solution with a click of the mouse.
Since the semi-dedicated servers are based on the same cloud hosting platform that is implemented on our shared hosting servers, you will be able to quickly upgrade to a semi-dedicated server by just opening a ticket from your Web Hosting Control Panel. Our technicians will allocate the new extra resources to your account in a matter of minutes and let you know as soon as it is ready.
Key highlights of our Australian data centre
SIS Group – the Australian data centre that we have partnered with, is located in the business district of Sydney. It is a perfect hosting choice for customers from Australia, New Zealand, the islands of Oceania and South-east Asia.
The facility relies on redundant high-speed Internet connections and is well-equipped to handle high volumes of traffic from the area and abroad.
Strict temperature and humidity control equipment, water detection systems, security controls and powerful backup power supplies guarantee the continuous flow of customers’ data.
- 24×7 Onsite Security
- Raised Computer Room Flooring
- Multiple UPS Systems
- Backup Diesel Generators
- Dark Fibre Connectivity
- Fire Protection
- Video Surveillance
- Rack Mount Equipment
- Desktop Equipment
- Device Monitoring
- Load Balancing
- Tape Rotation and Offsite Storage
- Online Data Backups
- Remote Hands