Web Hosting

May 24, 2018

We are moving, get on the bus!

This is a copy of the email we’ve sent out to all our domain name customers. Email Subject: Urgent News from Hosting Nation. We are moving your domains! You are receiving this email because you have a domain registered with Hosting Nation and your email address is the Registrant email contact. What is happening? Due to a recent major price […]
June 2, 2017

What is Cloud Hosting?

The term “cloud” is used a lot these days on the internet. You have probably heard of cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or Microsoft’s OneDrive.  These services provide storage for your files that can be accessible from many devices. Cloud hosting is somewhat different as it consists of CPU, memory and storage resources. Our cloud servers use […]
February 26, 2016

Domain Price Adjustment 2016

Today we are raising our retail domain name rates on both our US and Canadian websites to bring us up to par. Hosting Nation’s last domain price increase was in 2013 when Verisign, CIRA (.CA) as well as PIR (.ORG) all increased their bulk prices and domain providers including Hosting Nation found it necessary to adjust their prices accordingly. Although […]
April 16, 2013

Meet Tomkins

Our new server has been activated and placed into service. It is a dual quad-core xeon 5620 machine with 12GB or RAM. We have named it tomkins.hosting-nation.com. Thomas Tomkins (1572 – 1656) was an English composer of the late Tudor and early Stuart period. Tomkins wrote madrigals, keyboard music, consort music, anthems, and liturgical music. It our first server to run CloudLinux 6 that comes with more resource […]
August 1, 2012

How CloudFlare increases speed and security of your site

This is a guest post written and contributed by CloudFlare. CloudFlare makes it easy for any site to be as fast and secure as the Internet giants. CloudFlare, a web performance and security company, is excited to announce our partnership with Host Nation!  If you haven’t heard about CloudFlare before, our value proposition is simple: we’ll make any website twice […]
June 30, 2012

Shared Resource Management through CloudLinux

Last year we mentioned that we were looking at installing CloudLinux across our fleet of shared hosting servers.  We have finally completed that task. So what is CloudLinux, why is Hosting Nation excited about it and what does it mean to our customers? In a typical shared webhosting server environment, when a user is abusing the server it affects the […]
February 23, 2012

Upgrade in our Backup System (February 27th)

Hi once again. In the coming days we will be making a major version upgrade in the software we use to maintain backups. Our current system in running R1Soft’s CDP 2.0. After the upgrade we will running CDP 3.0. Version 3.0 has a number of improvements to the backend and underlying technology to make it more scalable, faster and more […]
May 11, 2011

CloudLinux for Web Hosting

One of the things that we have been excited about recently at Hosting Nation is a new Linux based operating system called CloudLinux. ?CloudLinux has been designed to meet the specific needs and demands of web hosting. ? In shared hosting, the most common reason for downtime is a single account slowing down other accounts on the server. CloudLinux helps control this […]
December 21, 2010

Bang v. Buck at Softlayer

Kevin Hazard recently blogged on the Softlayer Blog an article titled SoftLayer Market Positioning: Bang v. Buck. Softlayer is the main datacenter we use to host our customers. We have always felt that despite a higher price tag we were getting great service and product. In his post Kevin explains why Softlayer took the “More Bang” vs “Less buck” approach […]
October 16, 2009

Can I have that for less? Part Two

In Part One of “can I have that for less?” we explored some of the concepts behind the vendor-client relationship of web development services and how expectations can clash with reality when things aren’t spelled out in advance. In this part, we’re going to discuss some of the canned and affordable options available for non-existent and low budgets.  Custom design […]