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Speed Up and Secure your site with CloudFlare

CloudFlare

HardHatHosting.com is proud to announce a partnership with one of the quickest growing security and performance services CloudFlare.

We are currently writing the first Parallels Plesk CloudFlare Plugin to integrate your site with a simple install from your Plesk 10 control panel. In early September all Hardhathosting Plesk 10 VPS accounts and Dedicated Servers will have an easy way to turn on the power of CloudFlare. If you whish to integrate CloudFlare now please open a support ticket and we can assist you.

Please read below for more details about their service.

An Overview of CloudFlare

CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network. We automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. We also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources. The result: CloudFlare-powered websites see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.

CloudFlare’s system gets faster and smarter as our community of users grows larger. We have designed the system to scale with our goal in mind: helping power and protect the entire Internet.

CloudFlare can be used by anyone with a website and their own domain, regardless of your choice in platform. From start to finish, setup takes most website owners less than 5 minutes. Adding your website requires only a simple change to your domain’s DNS settings. There is no hardware or software to install or maintain and you do not need to change any of your site’s existing code. If you are ever unhappy you can turn CloudFlare off as easily as you turned it on. Our core service is free and CloudFlare Pro offering for enhanced services for websites who need extra features like real time reporting or SSL.

Contact Hardhathosting Support about integrating CloudFlare today and be part of the community that is creating a better web.

Before CloudFlare Integration

Click here to read CloudFlare Common FAQs.

Parallels Plesk Panel 10 Arrives!

On every new VPS account purchased after 3/21/2011 comes with Plesk Panel 10 installed. For our current customers on previous versions please contact us so we can assist you in moving to the new version.

Parallels Plesk Panel 10 is the ideal tool for small business IT professionals. It makes Web site creation faster and easier, lets you offload e-mail management to nontechnical people, and enables end users to safely access server resources without supervision.

Simplifies Web site launching. For example, it comes with:

* Easy-to-use wizards that let you rapidly add new Web sites.
* A power-user interface that’s perfect for managing your own server and sites without unnecessary complication of a traditional shared hosting control panel.

Makes it easy to add functionality. Parallels Plesk Panel lets you:

* Gain single-click access to more than 200 open-source and commercial applications.
* Assign employees access to specific applications.
* Use Google Tools to simplify Webmaster tasks.

Easily share with others. For example, you can:

* Allow limited access to employees based on assigned privileges.
* Let employees manage their own e-mail accounts.
* Simplify the user experience with a new, highly intuitive user interface.
* Offer your customers a dedicated environment with a full-featured yet simple interface focused on their sites and server.

Pinnacle Cart Supported on HardHat Accounts

Many online website owners turn to HardHat for performance hosting.  Our accounts are straight forward and designed to perform well under a load of visitors.  And our customer service is top notch in the industry.  At the same time it isn’t always clear what kind of software or applications are supported on our platform to the average website operator.  Anything that requires PHP and MySQL run on our platform because we offer a full LAMP installation (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). Continue reading Pinnacle Cart Supported on HardHat Accounts

How much does Spam Cost your Company Each Month?

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word Spam it always leaves a bad taste in my mouth.  I really don’t like Spam at all.  To be honest it doesn’t really matter if you are talking about the email or the meat, same feeling for me.  Come to think of it both are kind of similar, in the way that either people really like it or really hate it, not usually much middle ground.  The only people that actually like the spam email though are the people sending it out.  The reason that they send it out is that it works, plain and simple. Continue reading How much does Spam Cost your Company Each Month?

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