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Shared hosting: Microsoft SQL Server upgraded to version 2014
Posted by Andy Williams on 09 March 2016 02:29 AM

We are pleased to upgrade to applicable web hosting clients to Microsoft SQL Server 2014. Here are the list of the benefits;

o        In-Memory OLTP
o        Enhanced In-Memory ColumnStore for DW
o        Buffer Pool Extension to SSDs
o        Enhanced Query Processing
o        Resource Governor adds IO governance
o        SysPrep at cluster level
o        Predictable performance with tiering of compute, network, and storage with Windows Server 2012 R2

o        Enhanced AlwaysOn, with 8 secondaries and Replica Wizard
o        Delayed Durability
o        Clustered Shared Volume support, VHDX support (Windows Server 2012 R2)
o        Manage on-premises and cloud apps (System Center 2012 R2)

o        Enhanced separation of duty
o        CC certification at High Assurance Level for 2014
o        Backup encryption support

o        Query optimization enhancements

o        Power Query
o        Windows Azure HDInsight Service
o        Analytics Platform System (PDW V2)

To connect to your MSSQL 2014 database remotely, please download the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Management Studio and contact technical support to get the server IP address.


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Implementation: Backup email spooler implemented for shared hosting
Posted by Bill Williams on 26 February 2016 09:56 PM

We have implemented backup email spooler for Linux web hosting accounts, which will ensure 100% email delivery even if your primary email server experiences an outage.

How does this work?

The first step in the process of delivering mail is for the sending mail server to lookup what's called an MX record. This record provides the sending server with a list of servers that it should try to deliver mail to. These records also contain a priority or weight that tells the sending server in what order it should try delivery. The sending server then attempts to connect into each remote server and deliver the message, if the sending server cannot make a connection it will simply try the next server in it's list. The BackupMX server will be one of these servers in the list and when mail is delivered to it, the BackupMX will immediately try to deliver the message to the lowest MX server. If that delivery fails the BackupMX stores the email in it's spool and waits a set amount of time were it will attempt delivery again.

BackupMX Operation Example 

Hence we now expect all your email to be 100% secure, even if there is outage with your primary email server.

Action Required?

If you are using nameservers in the domain name settings, no further action is required as we will take care of everything for you. However for any reason if the nameservers in use are not of the IndicHosts network, please make a ticket with CustomerSupport department to know the steps you have to implement to get this operation on your domain.

This feature is free of cost for most web hosting plans.


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PHP 7 Website hosting available
Posted by Chris S. on 14 February 2016 11:58 AM

We are pleased to announce the availability of PHP 7 website hosting for screamingly fast MySQL websites (on Business and Semi-dedicated plans). Here are a few Blog post on benefits and performance improvements you can expect when using PHP 7

Talk to us by making a ticket in Consult department and allow us to setup a custom solution to make your dynamic website screaming fast!


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Memory-caching using Memcached available
Posted by Sabi D. on 10 February 2016 08:20 PM

We are please to inform that Memcached is available with immediate effect on Semi-dedicated plans and as an addon on shared hosting plans on Linux servers. Memcached is a high-performance in-memory data caching system.

Modern websites and web applications use a lot of data, and it's not uncommon to count as many as 20 or even 30 SQL queries in a single page generation. Multiply this amount by a big number of visitors, and you often get an overloaded database, and pages that take seconds to be generated and sent to the client.

To improve performance and make your website fly, Memcached is the answer. It's a high-performance in-memory data caching system. Deployment to modern CMS like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Magento is very simple, as most have native support while others have free plugins.

Here are a few simple steps of how to implement Memcached on website's CMS


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Lifelong unlimited free SSL certificates with Linux web hosting
Posted by Sabi D. on 10 February 2016 07:48 PM

In December 2015 the new certificate authority Let’s Encrypt entered Public Beta and caused a wave of excitement. The groundbreaking news meant that website owners can obtain security certificates for their websites for free instead of paying for traditional SSL certificates and install them much easier. Naturally since then many of you have asked us when we would introduce the certificates on our hosting platform. For all of you who have been eagerly awaiting this moment, we are happy to say that Let’s Encrypt certificates are now available at IndicHosts!


What you should know about Let’s Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA) that issues domain-validated security certificates. The main goal of the project, is to make encryption ubiquitous on the web so that all web browsing becomes safer.

The key benefits of the Let’s Encrypt certificates are:

  • cost-free
  • easy installation
  • no validation emails are sent
  • no dedicated IP required (which is extra money)
  • trusted by all major browsers
  • auto renewable

How to install Let’s Encrypt at IndicHosts

You can install Let’s Encrypt certificates for free through the cPanel of your hosting account. You can have multiple certificates installed on your account for each domain and subdomain you want. The certificates auto renew unless you choose to cancel them through the cPanel interface. Please note that the Let’s Encrypt interface is currently deployed for shared hosting and semi-dedicated accounts. Customers with dedicated servers can post a support ticket if they wish to get a certificate before we have completed the deployment there, which is coming up shortly.

Here is a tutorial on how to install Free SSL Certificate on your domain.

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