Published by Spiral Hosting on Tuesday 8th January 2013
Of all the domain extensions that you can purchase, .ME stands out.
It’s NEW, MEMORABLE and INTERESTING – in short, it’s easy to see why .ME is the hottest property on the internet.
It’s a fact that people like to do business with businesses they feel they know and are comfortable with. .ME
is the perfect way to make that introduction.
.ME is the country code for Montenegro, but anyone in the world can own one, and there are an increasing number of people and organisations taking advantage of the extremely flexible domain extension.
5 Great Things About .Me Domains:
1) PERSONALISATION – It personalises your web presence. It’s easy to say .ME has become the go-to domain extension for firms looking to make an immediate impact on clients.
2) SHOWCASE – With the simple addition of a .ME, your website automatically becomes a top-class showcase for your work and services.
3) MEMORABLE – .ME is new and stands out from the crowd. Now is your chance to get aboard the hippest domain in town.
4) FUN – In terms of creatiing URLs, it’s extremely versatile. You can spend ages creating fun, easy to remember domain hacks (photographyby.me, comeplaywith.me etc).
5) AVAILABILITY - As a relatively new extension it still has massive availability.
If you think .Me is for YOU, click here to get yours.
Published by Spiral Hosting on Tuesday 1st January 2013
Happy 2013 to Spiral Hosting customers and everyone who’s just having a snoop at our blog!
So, what’s your new year’s resolution?
Ours is to get even closer with our clients.
We see a close client-business relationship as a key element of Spiral Hosting’s success and we want each and client to feel that they are valued and listened to.
Therefore, throughout the first few weeks of the year, our team of Account Managers will be reaching out to you in order to gauge your level of satisfaction with the services we provide. We’re always striving to improve what we do and the way we do it – your feedback in these ‘check-in’ phone calls will be the foundation of this.
Please ensure that your account contact details are as up to date as possible. Feedback from the team suggest that the odd client has perhaps changed their mobile number and forgotten to provide us with it.
We’ll speak with you soon.
-The Spiral Hosting Team
Published by Peter Armstrong on Monday 10th December 2012
The Christmas holidays are almost upon us and we’d like to make you aware of our operating hours.
Our customer/technical support will be available every day throughout the holidays 24/7 as normal via our support ticket system.
Our phone support will close at 2pm on Thursday 20th December (for our staff Christmas party!). It will remain closed on Friday 21st, Monday 24th, Christmas day and Wednesday 26th. It will open again on Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Monday 31st. It will close on Tuesday 1st January for New Year’s holiday. It will be operating as normal on all other dates.
If you are a dedicated server or colocation customer you can still avail of our 24/7 server reboots and emergency phone support by calling the out-of-hours mobile numbers. These can be found on your last server invoice.
The IE Domain Registry will close on 21st December and re-open on 3rd January. We will continue to accept new orders for .ie domains over Christmas but they will not be processed by the registry during the holidays.
Published by Spiral Hosting on Wednesday 5th December 2012
One of the great benefits of being a successful business is that we’re afforded the opportunity to support organisations and causes we believe in.
In place of sending Christmas cards to our clients, it’s been our Christmas tradition in previous years to make a charitable donation. In the past we have donated cheques to Concern and Saves The Children — this year, we’ve decided to support Guide Dogs UK and Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Most of us know someone who is blind or visually impaired, and if you’ve ever seen that person with a guide dog, then you’ll know what a tremendous impact they can have on their owner’s life. Guide Dogs help give blind people throughout Ireland “independence and dignity” through their world class dog and ancillary services.
The organisation receives over 85% of its income through voluntary donations and fundraising, so it desperately needs every penny it can get. That’s where both Spiral Hosting and you, come in.
From today (Wednesday 5th December) until 30th December, we will donate 10% of income from new web hosting orders to Guide Dogs in the UK and Ireland.
How it works is simple – the more you spend on www.spiralhosting.com/hosting, the more money goes to charity. Simply place a web hosting order on our site and we’ll automatically donate 10% on your behalf . We’re really proud to be sponsoring Guide Dogs in the UK and Ireland, and we hope you get behind us and them in the coming weeks!
If you would like to know more about the great work that these charities do, visit www.guidedogs.ie or call 1850 506 300 for Irish Guide Dogs and www.guidedogs.org.uk or call 0118 983 5555 for Guide Dogs UK.
Published by Spiral Hosting on Thursday 22nd November 2012
We’re back with another sensational Black Friday Web Hosting Promo!!
In honour of the increasingly popular annual tradition, we’re slashing our web hosting packages (Size XS to Size XL) by a massive 50% until Sunday 25th November. This means you can purchase any new shared web hosting package for half price and keep the rest of your money to spend on Christmas presents!
To take advantage, simply like our Facebook or Twitter pages then enter the promo code “BLACKFRIDAY” when placing your order. The offer is open to both new and existing clients. The offer includes 1-year, 2-year and 3-year hosting plans; 1-month plans are excluded.
All other normal T&C’s apply.
Published by Spiral Hosting on Tuesday 20th November 2012
How’s your Mo coming along?
Wild and untamed, we hope!
If you have absolutely MO idea what we’re talking about – during November each year, Movember is responsible for the growing of thousands of moustaches on men’s faces in the UK and all around the world. The aim of to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
Here at Spiral Hosting, we love helping charities almost as much as we love moustaches so this is something we couldn’t wait to get involved in!
It’s currently Day 20 of our challenge and for the rest of Movember you can purchase any webhosting plan from www.SpiralHosting.com/hosting with promocode “movember” to get a 10% discount and we’ll give a further 10% donation to your local Movember charity to help fight prostate cancer.
Some of our staff are also growing Mo’s – helping to raise money for a good cause, while also looking awesome!
Published by Spiral Hosting on Friday 26th October 2012
Start cutting eye-holes in your bed sheets and carving creepy smiles into your pumpkins because Halloween, the scariest time of the year, is finally here!
In celebration of the spookiest and most fun holiday around, we’re slashing the prices of some of our most in-demand domain extensions!
Check our our Monster Mash of domain deals here.
I know what you’re thinking, “Oooooohhh, those are terrifying deals!!! ”
All of these horrific deals end on November 30th 2012 and apply for the 1st gruesome year only. Normal T&Cs apply.
Published by Spiral Hosting on Monday 24th September 2012
Have you seen the Twitter competition we’ve been running over the last few days?
If not, don’t fear — we’re opening it up to everyone from today!
We’re offering .CO.UK domains for half price for the rest of the week. Simply enter the PROMO CODE “SAVEBIG” at the checkout and you can take advantage of this fantastic offer! Make sure you grab yours by Sunday.
Also, if you’re not already doing so, add us on Twitter to keep up to date with news, exclusive content and competitions!
Published by Peter Armstrong on Monday 10th September 2012
Linux Server Administrator & Customer Support
Due to our continued expansion we are looking to recruit a Linux Server Administrator, with a special aptitude for Linux servers and the cPanel control panel. This is a full time position and the successful applicant must be available to work from our office in Belfast, N Ireland. We are a 24-hour business and the candidate will be required to work a mixture of day, night and occasional graveyard shifts.
The successful applicant must be confident in performing the role detailed below and they must possess the skills required, including the appropriate qualification detailed below.
- Install, configure and manage (predominantly Linux-based) webhosting servers.
- Responsible for server management, optimisation and security of webhosting systems.
- Answering customer technical inquiries via our support ticket system, live chat, IM, email and phone
- Quickly resolving any high priority tasks (e.g. server failure) and updating our network status blog
- Liasing with customers and advising them about any technical issues, server upgrades etc.
- Must have a qualification in I.T or Computer Science
- Knowledge of Linux/Windows webhosting and server products
- Knowledge of cPanel and Plesk server control panel products
- Knowledge of network technologies – TCP/IP and DNS etc.
- Familiarity with Windows and Linux operating systems
- Understanding of HTML/CSS, PHP and MySQL.
- Excellent phone manner and writing skills
- Must be professional, flexible and reliable
To apply for this position please email jobs(at)spiralhosting.com for an application form.
We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their religious beliefs or political opinions, sex, marital or family statuses, races, sexual orientations, ages or whether they are disabled.
We do not require any assistance from job agencies. Please do not contact us regarding this job position. Thank you.