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cPanel Pricing Changes

We have been a long time cPanel partner and have always been proud to offer cPanel to our customers because it is an industry leading web hosting control panel that helps customers manage websites, email, databases, and DNS among other things. In fact, cPanel software powers the vast majority of our hosting infrastructure from shared hosting ... Read More


31st Jul 2019

Global Attack on Wordpress Sites

From ResellerClub.com, Author: Anitka Wadhwa:As I write this post, there is an on going and highly distributed, global attack on wordpress installations to crack open admin accounts and inject various malicious scripts. We did a detailed analysis of the attack pattern and found out that most of the attack was originating from ... Read More


12th Apr 2013

Emergency Maintenance, Asheville datacenter - July 5, 2012

Level(3) will begin Emergency Maintenance Procedures at 12:00am Eastern Time on 7-6-2012. Level(3) routes will be migrated beginning at 11:30pm Eastern Time on 7-5-2012. Date: 07/06/2012 Expected Duration: 10 Minutes Timeframe: 00:00 Eastern Data Center(s): ... Read More


5th Jul 2012

Maintenance, Asheville Datacenter - Sunday, May 13.

IDAGroup Operations learned this afternoon that Progress Energy has scheduled an unplanned maintenance event that will require us to run the AVL1 datacenter on generator power this Sunday, May 13, beginning at 7:30am. The maintenance window will extend for 8 hours until 3:30PM.NOC staff will switch the Asheville site to generator power ... Read More


9th May 2012

Protect Your Account by Adding a Security Question!

Here at HostingDirect, your account security is paramount to us. We feel that there is nothing more important than the safekeeping of your records and in an effort to address this, we are always looking for new ways to ensure the highest security measures in ways that are easy to comply with and highly secure. To keep up with these standards, we ... Read More


2nd Mar 2012

Emergency Network Maintenance Asheville NC 02/27/2012

Dear Valued Customer,In response to the connectivity event experienced on 2/25/2012 IDAGroup must perform maintenance on their infrastructure. During the window below, IDAGroup will be performing Emergency Maintenance on the following component(s):Date: 2/27/2012Start Time (EST): 04:00 AM ESTEnd Time (EST): 04:30 AM ESTimmedDatacenter: ... Read More


26th Feb 2012

Server 130-us is currently down

Server130-us suffered from an irreparable hardware error and the system is currently replaced with a new server. We expect the downtime to be less then 30 minutes and appologize for the inconvenience caused by this unforeseen outage.

*** Update 10/21/2011 9:28AM ***

Server130-us is back up and all services are working correctly.


21st Oct 2011

Server Maintenance for Server 137

Server 137 (Rhea / Bluestar) will experience a short outage today between the hours of 11AM and 12PM EST while for emergency maintenance and upgrades to resolve a hardware failure earlier today. We expect this outage to be of very little impact to our clients and appreciate your understanding while we perform these upgrades. *** Update ... Read More


17th Oct 2011

Stingray-125 Upgrade

Server 125 (Stingray) is currently undergoing an emergency update, some sites and email services may be delayed and/or show unavailable for the between 2pm and 3:30pm EST. Any emails delayed will continue to be delivered immediately after the upgrade is completed. We understand the inconvenience that this may impose on you and would like to ... Read More


13th Sep 2011

Your website is powered with renewable wind energy

We support renewable energy through the purchase of certified Renewable Energy Certificates from CarbonFund.http://www.carbonfund.orgCarbonfund has worked with many small businesses to reduce their carbon footprint. The programs provide a way to reduce our environmental impact.Carbonfund supports three types of carbon offset projects; each type ... Read More


16th Sep 2010