040Hosting News

Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine: CloudFlare’s 78th Data Center

Cloudflare turned up their datacenter in Kiev ( Kyiv ), the capital and largest city of Ukraine.

Kiev is an old city with more than 1,000 years of history. It was the capital of Kievan Rus’, an ancient country which is considered to be the ancestor of modern Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. If you visit the city by plane, you may be almost blinded by the shining golden domes of numerous old churches and cathedrals – and once there, be sure to try the famous Ukrainian beet soup, “Borscht”. CloudFlare decided to contribute to the long history of Kiev with their 22nd data center in Europe, and their 78th data center globally.

 

Taipei: CloudFlare’s 77th Data Center

Cloudflare has launched their Taipei data center, which is Cloudflare’s 28th data center in Asia, and their 77th data center globally. Millions of websites which were previously served from Hong Kong are now served locally from Taipei.

Taipei has one of the fastest Internet speeds. Yet, being located far away from other Internet interconnect centers makes for some unique challenges. When traffic is delivered to local eyeballs from Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore or worse-still Los Angeles, it is often subject to long latency and the constraints of limited capacity before arriving in Taipei. Additionally, traffic flowing on undersea cables around Taipei have been subject to cable cuts over the years, mainly because of the active fault lines around the island.

With the launch of our Taipei data center, visitors to millions of CloudFlare websites will experience a 4x improvement in performance and a significant increase in availability.

Cloudflare is going to announce 2 more datacenters in Asia soon.

About 040Hosting: 040Hosting offers servers around the globe, but if your visitor comes from a location we do not serve from directly you can enable Cloudflare on our servers, which makes your site faster for everyone around the globe.

Reliable Hosting Monitoring

Reliable Hosting Monitoring at a fair price

At 040Hosting we are looking every day at improving our services and how to give our tools back to our users so they can benefit from it too; our latest addition may just be what you need, Reliable Hosting Monitoring !

Not limited

While we are well aware there are hundreds of monitoring services on the market we believe we have an offer which is better as the rest, not to mention very reliable.  Already from the smallest monitoring package we do not limit your checks, we do not limit locations you can monitor from and we do not limit the amount of notifications you can send out, no matter if this is by means of Voice calls, SMS messages or other notification methods.  So you want to monitor your service every minute from all locations around the world, no problem !

More as just ping monitoring

In example 040Hosting does monitor its managed servers as well, we do this not by a ping as most hosting providers do but by actually connecting to the webserver and retrieve a page. We also check our servers against several RBL (Realtime Blackhole Lists) to catch any mail blocks before they become a problem to our customers. Our monitoring service does not stop there, a wide range of monitors is available to you and if they are not sufficient you can create your own scripts to be called from the monitoring as well.

No hidden costs

No hidden costs, you pay for a set of monitors + for each notification contact you create. This means you can start monitoring 5 services for only EUR 5,10 a month (including 1 notification contact); for each additional notification contact you pay 0,10 EUR for unlimited messaging. Many other providers let you buy packages for SMS and Voice calls; we include this in the contact fee, so you will never find yourself without credit and thus no notification.

Easy setup from our support portal

Setting up monitoring is simple and is fully integrated within our support and billing system, you can simply login to your account and configure your reliable hosting monitoring.

 

New Payment Methods Available

We have added multiple new payment methods to our system to make payments easier, as well as making sure payments are handled faster and as always as secure as possible.

New Options through Mollie:

Creditcard

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • V Pay
  • Meastro

Other new Payment methods

  • SEPA-Incasso
  • Belfius Direct Net

Other already existing payment methods through Mollie:

  • iDeal
  • Bancontact/Mister Cash
  • SOFORT Banking
  • Wiretransfer
  • Bitcoin

Of course it is still possible through pay through Paypal (with or without a paypal account) or through 2Checkout.

About SEPA

The SEPA territory consists of 34 European countries and also includes countries which are not part of the euro area and the European Union. SEPA countries

About Belfius Direct Net Payments

Belfius account holders can pay directly within the bank’s trusted online banking environment.

Oslo and Minneapolis data centers added to cloudflare

With Oslo, Cloudflare has now built their third data center in Scandinavia. The Oslo data center now joins their existing facilities in Stockholm and Copenhagen. With a data center in Norway, Cloudflare recognized an important country that stands above others with a staggering 95.05% of the population having Internet connectivity. This Internet penetration rate is the fourth best in the world.

Minneapolis data center will be able to serve more than just Minnesota. With the Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange MICE, a local peering point, having CloudFlare as a new participant, Cloudflare will be able to provide their customers with excellent coverage of this area.

As a Cloudflare partner 040 Hosting offers this service on any shared/reseller/semi-dedicated server ; so as from today your data will also be able to transfer faster in Oslo (and thus Norway) and Minneapolis. If you did not try it yet, enabling Cloudflare on your account is free and can be done from your 040 Hosting cPanel.

Cairo, Egypt: CloudFlare’s 74th Data Center

It’s been a big year of expansion for CloudFlare’s global network as they added new data centers across six continents, and state that they are certainly not done with their expansions. They announced the launch of their newest data center in Cairo, Egypt and a partnership with Telecom Egypt. This marks their third data center in Africa, after Johannesburg and Mombasa, and its already their 74th data center globally.

040Hosting is offering Cloudflare basic services for free with each account, which means content is especially for international clients much faster loaded once our client enabled cloudflare. By adding the Cairo Datacenter CloudFlare made the web faster for millions of visitors from Egypt.

Next to the 74 datacenters of Cloudflare; you can also choose your location of datacenter with 040Hosting, 040Hosting has servers in Los Angeles, Saint Louis, Singapore, Strasbourg, Amsterdam, Haarlem, Rotterdam and Kent

 

Cloudflare opens Sofia, Bulgaria Datacenter

CloudFlare is excited to announce yet another European data center – this time in Sofia, Bulgaria. With over 1.2 million people, Sofia is a city with rich history tracing back over 7,000 years.

Each time CloudFlare launches a new data center, they improve the performance of millions of websites, expand the surface area available to fight attacks, and provide an additional point of redundancy to support their existing data centers. Many Bulgarian networks were served out of Frankfurt, over 1,000 miles away, based on their interconnection there with our tier one providers. With CloudFlare enabled on a website this belongs to the past en traffic within Bulgaria will be much faster as before.

 

 

Rotterdam Webhosting

040Hosting has added Rotterdam as a new location in the Netherlands for its Shared Webhosting, Reseller Webhosting and Semi-Dedicated Webhosting, after careful consideration of several options we have decided to add Rotterdam to the mix. Rotterdam is located in the province of South Holland, it’s name comes from a Dam Build in the river Rotte hence the name Rotterdam. The city is also well known because of the Erasmus University and the home of Europe’s largest port and the second largest city of the Netherlands.

Our server is located in the SmartDC a Tier3+ datacenter in UNESCO world heritage building, the datacenter is situated in the old Van Nelle factory; an iconic building. Since 2014, the Van Nelle factory building is added to the UNESCO world heritage list.

Rotterdam Webhosting

So if you are located in the Netherlands we welcome you to try our Rotterdam Webhosting which we believe is a great addition to our already established locations. If it is for your WordPress or Joomla site, or maybe you need a way to build your website quick and without any technical expertise with our Weebly Web Builder, it will all run blazing fast in our new location.

About 040Hosting

040Hosting provides quality high performance hosting services at affordable prices to individuals and businesses all over the world. Our hosting plans are designed according to different clients needs and comes with full technical support and 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. 040 Hosting is already more than 5 years active in the webhosting business, and over 15 years involved with internet technologies. 040Hosting offers hosting in 3 continents and offers hosting services in 5 countries; Our European servers located in Strasbourg (FR), Kent (UK), Amsterdam (NL), Haarlem (NL), Rotterdam (NL) in the USA (in Los Angeles and St. Louis) and ASIA (in Singapore). Next to offering shared hosting plans 040hosting also offers European,US and Asian based Managed dedicated servers and of course unmanaged servers for the experts in Europe and the USA, as well as CDN (Content Delivery Network) service and remote backup services. Want to know more about 040Hosting ? Please let us know !

Weebly Site Builder Plan

New! Weebly’s Website Builder powered by Weebly

Professional website creation made easy with 040Hosting & Weebly

We are pleased to introduce Weebly’s powerful drag & drop website building tool as the latest addition to the 040Hosting product line. This partnership brings you Weebly’s easy-to-use interface and high quality themes, combined with the dependable support and trusted reputation 040Hosting has delivered to the technology community for over 10 years.

Today, over 30 million people and small businesses use Weebly to build their online presence.

The fully-customizable design platform lets you create a professional site, blog or online store in minutes. It’s surprisingly simple, but also equipped with the advanced features you need to take your website to the next level:

Drag & Drop Builder

The easy drag & drop builder allows you to create a professiona website with no technical skills required. Choose different elements to add photos, maps or videos by just dragging and dropping them into place, right from your web browser.

Responsive Themes

Choose from a wide variety of mobile-ready themes to kick-start your website. From ultra-modern, to bold and classic, your themes fit your unique design preference all white being automatically mobile-optimized to fit any screen size from desktops to phones and tablets.

Complete eCommerce Solution

Want to start an online store? Use the complete eCommerce solution to provide the best online shopping experience. Select sophisticated storefront themes, track inventory, choose from a variety of payment options and more.

040Hosting is offering Weebly’s website builder at various pricing options, including our Platinum plans starting at EUR 5,49/month . Get started to get your website up and running in minutes.

Click here to learn more about getting started with Weebly.

Weebly Availability

Currently the Weebly packages are only available for new accounts on our 040Hosting SSD platform in Europe (Strasbourg), USA (St.Louis) and Asia (Singapore), if you already have a hosting account (in any location) we can enable any of our Weebly sitebuilder packages to your account, please do contact sales for more information on adding Weebly on existing accounts. In the coming weeks and months we will start offering these services along all locations including The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Los Angeles (USA).

Sincerely,

The 040Hosting Team

Hamburg Datacenter

Cloudflare Hamburg Datacenter

Cloudflare announces their Hamburg Datacenter, Ensconced alongside the Elbe River, Hamburg, a major port city in northern Germany, is the second largest city in the country, and the eight largest in the European Union. Cloudflare announces their data center in Hamburg and is their 4th in Germany following deployments in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Berlin, their 19th in Europe, and 72nd globally. This means not only better performance in Germany, but additional redundancy for our 3 other data centers throughout the country. As of this moment, CloudFlare has a point of presence (PoP) in 8 out of Europe’s 10 most populous cities (By population within city limits.), and they are heading for a perfect 10-for-10 (look out Budapest…).

For the local audience: Liebe Freunde in Hamburg, Euer Internetanschluss ist schneller geworden und ihr könnt jetzt sicherer surfen. Viel Spaß.

040Hosting offers Cloudflare to all its clients either by Full DNS or with cPanel integration, our Dedicated Servers are located around the globe to provide the fastest access for each region located website, these locations include, Amsterdam (NL), Haarlem (NL), Kent (UK), Strasbourg (FR), St.Louis (US), Los Angeles (US) and Singapore (SG) and in combination with Cloudflare you can make your site even accessible even faster and as from today the Hamburg Datacenter has been added to their network.