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  • 08 Nov

    Free SSL certificates for shared hosting

    I’m pleased to announce that free SSL certificates are now available for all of our shared hosting customers, courtesy of cPanel’s AutoSSL feature. AutoSSL automatically provisions and configures certificates for domains which don’t already have them, meaning you never again need to spend time setting them up manually. Certificates are...

  • 18 Aug

    Greylisting now available in shared hosting

    I’m pleased to announce that email greylisting is now available for all of our shared hosting customers. This is an anti-spam measure which delays email delivery from unknown senders the first time a message is received from them, asking them to retry after a few minutes. Legitimate email providers...

  • 03 Sep

    Proactive WordPress Updates

    WordPress is by far the most popular blogging platform and at last count we were hosting over 900 installations of it on our shared hosting servers. Many of these copies of WordPress are very old, and since WordPress is so popular security vulnerabilities in old copies of it are...

  • 10 Feb

    More memory and IP-less SSL/TLS for shared hosting

    Towards the end of last year we completed a series of upgrades to our shared hosting infrastructure. This involved both software updates and the deployment of new hardware, the combination of which has allowed us to not only ensure that reliability and performance remain as good as ever, but we’ve...

  • 15 Mar

    Secure email connections required from April 2014

    Secure email connections will be required for all shared hosting customers starting next month. From then onwards it won’t be possible to log into your email account via SMTP, POP3, or IMAP if you’re not using a secure connection. We’re making this change to help ensure your accounts remain...

  • 01 Jul

    Updated Django Instructions

    I’ve just updated our Django instructions to address some things that have changed in the most recent versions of Django, and also to recommend that customers make use of virtualenvwrapper when deploying Django projects. Using virtualenvwrapper means that you can easily install new packages in your home directory, and you get...

  • 20 Jul

    Shared Cloud is Now Valcato Shared Hosting

    A few months ago we launched our updated range of shared hosting plans, with increased storage quotas, unmetered data transfer, and improved data backups. We also added a layer of cloud-based virtualisation, allowing for sophisticated hardware redundancy with automated recovery in the unlikely event of a hardware failure. This...

  • 26 Apr

    Announcing Shared Cloud

    Please see here for an update regarding Shared Cloud. Today we’re pleased to announce the availability of Shared Cloud, a new service which replaces our previous shared hosting service. Shared Cloud is designed to have the ease and flexibility of shared hosting, with the power and reliability of cloud...

  • 09 Feb

    cPanel 11.28

    Some of you may have already noticed that we’ve recently updated to the latest version of cPanel, version 11.28. This update brings many small improvements and bug fixes. Most importantly this improves Web Disk compatibility for Windows users, so now users who couldn’t connect to Web Disk before should...

  • 09 Mar

    Nameserver change

    Customers who have hosting accounts with us, but who register their domains elsewhere, should remove the name server ns3.valcatohosting.com from their domain’s configuration. (Customers who have registered their domains with us do not need to do anything, as we have already made this change for you.) The machine which hosts...

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