Archive for August, 2013

Revised opening hours for 31st August – 2nd September 2013

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Fluid Hosting LLC shall have revised opening hours during the following periods below:

Saturday 31st August 2013
Technical Support – Open [24/7] [No Phone Support]
Billing – Closed
Sales – Closed

Sunday 1st September 2013
Technical Support – Open [24/7] [No Phone Support]
Billing – Closed
Sales – Closed

Monday 2nd September 2013
Technical Support – Open [24/7] [No Phone Support]
Billing – Open [8AM – 4PM EST]
Sales – Open [8AM – 4PM EST]

All departments shall be open again as usual on Tuesday 2nd September 2013.

Domains by Fluid Hosting

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Every website needs to start with a unique and successful domain name. A domain is what enables your website to be online — similar to that of a street address.

At Fluid Hosting LLC we have made it as easy as possible for you to manage and renew your website domain.

Auto Renewal
If you allow your domain to expire, then it will be available to be registered by anyone. This could put your business at risk, if you had simply forgot to renew your domain. At Fluid Hosting, we offer a free automatic renewal service so you don’t need to remember to keep renewing your domain manually. Now, it’s automatic! How cool is that? (more…)

How to upgrade your account to use PHP 5.3/5.4

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

This article explains how to switch PHP version on your Fluid Hosting Linux or Windows shared hosting account. Please carefully read the details below.

Are you hosted on Linux account?
If you are hosted on a Linux account with one of our shared hosting packages, the best way to activate the new PHP version is to complete 7 easy steps as shown below:

Step 1. Login to your hosting Control panel and go to “FTP/User Account” –> “Webshell4″ and click on icon, to launch the File Manager application.

Step 2. Find the domain where you’d like to active the new PHP version and open it’s folder.

Step 3. Go to “cgi-bin” folder and click on the “File” on top of the File Manager menu to create a new file.


[Scheduled] Mail1 Migration

Friday, August 16th, 2013

On Tuesday, the 20th August 2013 we’ll be migrating mail1. The migration will cause less than 5 minutes of downtime. No mail will be lost during the move. However, you may notice that some emails will disappear for a brief period of time while we resync mail data.

Update 1: We’re switching over to the new server.

Update 2: We’re switching back, due to some complications.


[Scheduled] Windows server maintenance

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

We shall be updating our Windows servers next week.

The approximate time when servers will be updated is listed below:

Win1 Mon 19th 9PM-10PM
Win2 Mon 19th 10PM-11PM
Win3 Mon 19th 11PM-12AM
Win4 Mon 19th 12AM-1AM

Win5 Tue 20th 9PM-10PM
Win6 Tue 20th 10PM-11PM
Win7 Tue 20th 11PM-12AM
Win8 Tue 20th 12AM-1AM

sp1 Wed 21st 9PM-10PM

mssql1 Thu 22nd 9PM-10PM
mssql2 Thu 22nd 10PM-11PM
mssql3 Thu 22nd 11PM-12AM

During that time, IIS will be restarted several times. You may also see the servers being rebooted to apply/complete the updates.