WebHostingPad & Weebly Partnership

WebHostingPad would like to introduce Weebly, an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop site builder that you can access for free with your hosting package.

Weebly has lots of templates and a clean, simple visual interface for building and customizing your website. And we offer even more features in our priced Weebly hosting plans, for those who want all the bells and whistles.

The following plan is included with your hosting:

  • Weebly Free
    $0.00
    *You must sign up for a hosting package through WebHostingPad before you can access our Free Weebly plan.

The following plans include free Power Plan hosting:

  • Weebly Starter
    $8.00 / month
  • Weebly Pro
    $12.00 / month
  • Weebly Business
    $25.00 / month

WebHostingPad has also added a few features to these packages that you can’t get with Weebly direct:

  • 24/7/365 phone support
  • cPanel control panel
  • unlimited email accounts
  • unlimited addon domains
  • unlimited subdomains

For a full list of features, visit our Weebly Hosting page.

Sincerest Apologies & Corrections

Hello,

It has come to our attention that the newsletter we sent out early today was worded misleadingly.

We sincerely apologize for the confusion it has caused, and would like to clarify the terms of the promotion here, to avoid any further confusion:

Our previous blog post and facebook post contain significantly clearer wording, and have remained unchanged since before the newsletter was sent out.

The promotion is running as follows:

Upgrade from our Power Plan hosting package to either the Power Plan Plus or WordPress hosting packages in the month of January 2017, and be charged their respective introductory rates.

In addition to this upgrade, as a bonus, we will give you 10% off your first invoice for your upgraded hosting package. 

If you like us on Facebook in addition to upgrading, and send us proof that you liked our page, we will give you Spam Assassin free for one year.

To further clarify, this is one deal with three parts, not three separate deals. We apologize for the confusion this has caused, as our marketing department failed to realize the way this newsletter could be perceived.

If you have further questions about this promotion or the newsletter, please email marketing@webhostingpad.com. We will respond as soon as we possibly can and answer your questions in full.

Thank you.

Customer Appreciation Month Special

Current and long-time customers are just important to running a business as new customers. They’re the backbone of the company, the ones getting the most out of our services, and incredibly valued.

That’s why this January we’re running some exclusive Existing Customer promotions, as a thank you to everyone who already hosts with us. You’ve kept our company going strong for ten years, so we’re making sure your hosting keeps going strong with these offers:

Upgrade at the Intro Rate

Get in at the introductory rates when you upgrade your hosting package to our PowerPlan+ or WordPress hosting before January ends (January 31, 2017.)

Take an extra 10%

Get an additional 10% off your first invoice when you upgrade.  Just tell us to apply the discount when you upgrade to PowerPlan+ or WordPress hosting at the intro rate.

This applies to all Power Plan hosting packages. You must have a valid, active hosting account to qualify. If your account is closed, suspended, or otherwise disabled, you will not be able to participate in this promotion to reactivate your service.

This discount only applies if you upgraded in the month of January 2017. It does not retroactively apply to upgrades purchased previously.

This discount applies to all billing cycles between 1 year and 5 years. To participate in this promotion, you must be upgrading the hosting package you currently have.

You may be required to contact our billing department to apply the discount. It is your responsibility to ensure the discount is applied.

Like us for free Spam Assassin

Like our page on facebook to receive one year of Spam Assassin for free with the above promotion.

To receive the deal, you must qualify for and participate in the promotion above. The year of Spam Assassin will be applied to the account the upgrade was purchased for.

You must like our page to receive the deal. You will only receive this deal if you contact our team to inform them you liked our page. Please provide your name on facebook so that we can verify the like, if it is different from the name listed in your WHP account.

 

These promotions only run through January of 2017. If you contact us about these promotions after January 31, 2017, we cannot guarantee you will be able to participate in the promotion.

 

Please contact us with any questions you may have about this promotion.

Thank you for continuing to be a loyal customer!

Refer A Friend Relaunch

WebHostingPad has revamped and relaunched its
refer-a-friend program!

Now, earn real money by telling your friends about WebHostingPad and sharing a link for them to sign up. It’s simple, streamlined, and there are no limits to how much you can make. Best of all—you earn real money, not credit, not store-specific gift cards.

Winter Special

We’re running a winter promotion for refer-a-friend. For any and all referrals you make before February 1, 2017, we will add 10% of your total (valid) earnings to your paycheck.

Steps

  1. Log in to your account manager
  2. Grab your referral link (in Refer a Friend > Invite Friends)
  3. Share the URL with your friends and earn money when they sign up

Referral Tiers

  • Power Plan referral :: $20.00
  • WordPress Hosting referral :: $30.00
  • Power Plan Plus referral :: $50.00
  • VPS Hosting referral :: $75.00

Rules

View our referral terms of service for a full overview of the rules surrounding the new refer-a-friend program. Below are the main points.

  • Referents (the party who was referred) must sign up for a hosting service package with a billing cycle of 1 year or longer.
  • Referents must maintain an active and open account for a period of longer than 30 days since the date the account was opened. Payment will not be processed until after this date has passed.
  • The referrer must have a valid paypal account, or an alternate digital method of online money transfers, to receive payment. WebHostingPad will not send paper checks, cash, or any other form of physical payment.
  • Both the referrer and the referent must abide by and fall within the scope of the referral terms of service to by considered a valid participant of the program, and for any payment to be processed.
  • Any part of this program, including the rules, amounts, processes, and information, is subject to change by WebHostingPad, with or without reason or prior notice.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Securing a website is an integral part to having a successful online presence, yet it’s something most people neglect until disaster strikes. According to Forbes, there are 30,000 websites hacked every day. In order to avoid being part of this statistic it’s important to be proactive about your website’s security. If you’re one of the almost 20% of users worldwide who uses WordPress there are a few easy ways you can help secure your website.

In an effort to help all of you be more proactive about your web security we’re offering all of our security features for 50% off their regular rates through the month of October.

SSL Certificate ($12.49 for 1 year) – An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate creates a secure, encrypted link between your website and your visitors. This ensures that all data passed between your website and your visitors cannot be accessed by hackers. Sensitive information like usernames, passwords, credit card information, addresses, really anything you don’t want someone else getting their hands on will be protected by an SSL certificate.

Malware Scanner powered by SiteLock ($17.49 for 1 year) – SiteLock provides comprehensive security for your website. SiteLock will scan your website daily to check for any malware injections, quickly diagnosing and removing any harmful files on your website. It will also scan your MySQL databases to check for any SQL injections that hackers may have planted to get into your website.

Premium Backup Service ($9.99 for 1 year) – The sad reality is that any website that is connected to the internet is at risk of being hacked. There are measures we can all take to mitigate our risk of being hacked, but there’s really no such thing as 100% security. This is why backups are important. Our premium backup service provides 2 layers of backup protection. The first layer of protection is our automatic backup service. We will automatically take a backup of your account once a week and store the files on our backup server to ensure you have a backup available should you need one.

The second layer of protection is our backup on demand feature. This adds a user-friendly plugin into your cPanel allowing you to quickly and easily take backups of your whole account. These backups are then automatically generated in your home directory where you will be able to download them to store them in a separate location.

Advanced Spam Filter powered by cPanel ($5.99 for 1 year) – Most everyone realizes how much of a nuisance spam is, but many people don’t realize just how harmful it can be to your computer. Clicking on one wrong link in a spam message could give a hacker unlimited access to everything you have stored. The advanced spam filter is a cPanel plugin that allows you to add and modify spam rules to ensure spam stays out of your inbox, keeping you out of harm’s way.

All of these features add important layers of security to your website, minimizing your risk of being hacked and losing your website content. Be proactive, not reactive, and make sure you get yourself secure!

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Power Plan Plus Features Explained

We’ve recently overhauled our Power Plan Plus package to offer even more great features, allowing you to get the most out of your hosting account. These features allow you to run your websites more quickly and more securely.

1. Power Plan Plus Only Servers – We are now deploying servers that are dedicated to Power Plan Plus customers only. These servers will host fewer accounts than those servers with Power Plan customers, which in turn allows you to use more processing power than before.

2. 2X Computing Power – You’ll have twice the available computing power than you would on our regular shared hosting servers. That means twice the memory and CPU, allowing your websites to run more quickly and efficiently.

3. SSD Database Storage – All database drives on the Power Plan Plus servers are SSD, which run over 50% faster than standard hard drives. This is especially important for database driven websites as they will load information much more quickly.

4. Automatic Malware Scanner – Keeping your account secure from hackers is important. Our automatic malware scanner will scan uploads made by FTP or the cPanel file manager to check and see if anything malicious is being uploaded.

5. Automatic Malware Quarantine – If malware is detected on your account we will automatically quarantine the files so that the hackers can’t take control of your account.

All these features are designed to give you a faster, more secure hosting environment. If you’re currently hosted on our old Power Plan Plus you can upgrade and simply pay the difference for your remaining term.

If you’d like to upgrade from the Power Plan to the Power Plan Plus we’ll upgrade you at the introductory rates! That’s a savings of up to $120!

Contact Us to get your upgrade.

cPanel Virtual Memory Usage error

There’s a strange little bug that’s becoming more frequent within cPanel that I think is worth addressing. The bug, in this case, is the usage bar for Virtual Memory Usage showing as full, even though the actual usage isn’t anywhere near full. You’ll notice this bug pretty much right away when you login to your cPanel. You’ll be greeted by a red bar under your Stats section similar to what’s shown in the screenshot below.

mem-usage-full

As you can see, this can be a bit startling when you first log in to see a full usage bar. What you’ll notice, though, is the number above the bar shows barely any usage at all (0.3mb out of 1024mb). That is the actual usage. What we’ve been told from cPanel is that they are aware of this bug but aren’t planning on fixing it because they are doing away with the x3 theme.

There is, however, a fix to this bug, and that fix is to switch from the outgoing x3 theme to the new cPanel Paper Lantern theme. How to accomplish this is fairly straightforward. After logging in to your cPanel you’ll see a dropdown menu at the top that says “Switch Theme” with x3 currently selected. What you’ll want to do is click on the dropdown menu and switch from x3 to Paper Lantern.

x3switch

Fair warning: The Paper Lantern version of cPanel is vastly different than x3. It may come as a bit of a shock to you when you switch over because it looks completely different than the outgoing version. When you make the change you’re going to see something similar to the screenshot below.

paper-lantern

As you can plainly see, this is a complete change from what the old x3 used to look like. In fact, cPanel has gone so far as to change the names of certain icons/areas (from parked domains to Aliases, for example). The paper lantern theme has come under quite a bit of scrutiny becasue of how different it looks, which is why we’ve been hesitant to force a change across all accounts. The reality is that eventually we are going to have to do this because x3 is going to be gone and there’s nothing we can do about that.

The good news is that if you don’t much care for this new Paper Lantern theme, you’re not alone. There’s been so much complaint about it that cPanel has gone so far as to make a new style for Paper Lantern that mimics the look of x3. This allows you to use the new cPanel theme with a style you’re comfortable with. In order to change the style, simply click on your username in the upper right hand corner and choose “Change Style” from the dropdown menu. In the new window you’ll see an option for a “Retro” style which you can select to take you back to the old x3 style layout. In doing so your cPanel will look like the screenshot below.

retro-style

As you can see, the issue with the memory usage bar is gone and the cPanel looks like the old version. Keep in mind that the icons will still have their new names, so places like the old domain redirect area will now be called “Aliases.” Everything else, for the most part, will function just like your old cPanel interface, just quicker and more efficiently.

As always, if you have any questions about this or anything else let us know, we’d be happy to help you out!

Introducing Pad Points – The WHP Rewards Program

Hosting Reward PointsIf you’ve logged in to your WebHostingPad Account Manager recently you may have noticed a new section that’s popped up on the home page. That new section is for Pad Points, our new rewards points system that we launched at the start of the new year.

So, what is Pad Points, exactly? In short, it’s a rewards system where customers earn points for the things they already do with WebHostingPad. Things like ordering new products, paying invoices, even logging in to your account manager can earn you points. These points, in turn, can be redeemed for credit to your account which you can use toward renewals or new products and services. For a full rundown on how you can earn points you can click here.

The idea for Pad Points came about in a discussion between a few co-workers. We were trying to figure out a way in which we could show customers that we truly value their business more than by just telling them. Let’s be honest, it’s one thing to tell someone you appreciate their business, it’s another thing to show them. We decided what way to better show that we appreciate your business than by rewarding you for that business? This is how Pad Points was born.

So far, the Pad Points program seems to be going very well. In the first month alone, customers have earned a total of $5,000 in account credit for simply doing the things they already were doing with us. So go ahead and log in to your account and get some easy points to start putting toward whatever it is you want with WebHostingPad.

Welcome to the New WebHostingPad Blog!

Welcome to the WebHostingPad blog! We’ve started this blog for a number of reasons. First and foremost, we wanted to have a centralized area where we could discuss any number of topics with you, our customers. From tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your hosting account to SEO advice, new products, and more, we’re hoping we can provide you with another valuable asset to your website and hosting account.

We welcome all of you to join in on the discussion by posting in the comments section. After all, what good is a blog if it’s a one sided discussion? We want to hear from you and get your input about what we post and what you want to see us post, so be sure to bookmark this page and come back regularly to check for updates!

Coming tomorrow, a post about Pad Points, our new rewards program which you can use to earn free credit on your account. Stay tuned…