Spiral Hosting Blog

Businesses can use Geo IP location to detect a visitor’s country

Published by on March 17th, 2022

All our web hosting servers include the Geo IP module. This module links your website to a database mapping a website visitor’s IP address to their geographic country. What’s an IP address? Every Internet connection has an IP (Internet Protocol) address given to you by your ISP (Internet Service Provider). Some users will have a … Read more ›

A Little PHP 7.4 Upgrade (December 2021)

Published by on December 3rd, 2021

Spiral Hosting are committed to providing the latest software on our web servers for optimum performance and security. Part of this job is our technicians maintaining multiple different PHP versions that we offer. Every PHP version has its own lifespan: a beta version, a stable launch, lots of minor updates and security patches, and finally decommissioning. … Read more ›

Lookout for Scam Emails!

Alert – Lookout for fake cPanel emails

Published by on April 13th, 2021

Spiral Hosting are today asking our clients to be extra vigilant for scam emails purporting to be “Disk Quota” or “Resource Usage” warnings from cPanel. We wish to advise all our clients to be on the lookout for scam emails that might appear to be generated by your cPanel hosting account. There are several different … Read more ›

The big PHP 7.3 upgrade

The Big PHP 7.3 Upgrade (December 2019)

Published by on December 6th, 2019

Spiral Hosting are committed to providing the latest software on our web servers for optimum performance and security. Part of this job is our technicians maintaining the many different PHP versions on offer, with every version having its own launch date, updates and patches throughout its lifespan, and finally decommissioning. From time to time we … Read more ›

Comodo CA Changes Name to Sectigo

News – SSL authority Comodo changes name to Sectigo!

Published by on November 2nd, 2018

Comodo CA (Certificate Authority), the company behind Comodo SSL certificates, was acquired by Francisco Partners one year ago. After the acquisition the Comodo CA branding remained extremely similar to Comodo, their former parent company. That was until now.. The new owners have renamed the company Sectigo! The rebranding was always inevitable because the names were … Read more ›

Lookout for Scam Emails!

Alert – Lookout for new scam emails

Published by on September 27th, 2018

Spiral Hosting are today warning our clients to lookout for new scam emails which are linked to recent data breaches at some leading retail websites. We wish to advise all our clients to be on the lookout for new types of email scams. There are several different versions of a phishing scam email currently circulating, … Read more ›

Ensure your software is up to date: TLS v1.0 switch off 30th June 2018

Published by on June 28th, 2018

Saturday 30th June 2018 marks a significant change to how the Internet communicates. An old security protocol (TLS version 1.0) is being phased out, and this might cause issues for anyone hasn’t updated their computer’s operating system, web browser or email software in the last few years. This blog post explains what’s happening and what you … Read more ›

Secure your website with HTTPS

Published by on February 12th, 2017

Spiral Hosting are making it easier than ever to secure your website with HTTPS. We have introduced a new AutoSSL feature on all our shared hosting, enterprise hosting and reseller hosting plans. AutoSSL is an automatically provisioned SSL certificate securing your HTTPS website (whether it is a domain, sub-domain, add-on domain or alias). AutoSSL offers a DV … Read more ›

Important – Changes to Email, FTP and Database Access (PCI Compliance)

Published by on July 18th, 2016

Spiral Hosting are committed to providing the latest software on our web servers for optimum performance and security. Today we emailed all our clients important information on changes to email, FTP and database access. It is essential that clients read the full information and take action. To comply with PCI (payment card industry) requirements, which are important for hosting clients … Read more ›

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