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New Website for Easy of use

Due to some complaints of the Client Area not working correctly and the website not being easy to use we have been for the last month working on a new site template.

The site should be live starting this evening and will be improved during the rest of the week.

We hope it helps customers in finding options and packages they require.


11th Sep 2017

Starter Plan removed off Website

We are eventually removing the Starter plan off our website. It is still available on the https://my.hostking.co.za/cart.php page for ordering for existing clients for now. However in the next month or two we will be removing it entirely.


11th Sep 2017

Imunify360 Launched on All Cpanel and Wordpress Shared Hosting Servers

We are pleased to announce that Hostking has officially deployed Imunify360 on all cpanel shared hosting servers. Our customers can immediately benefit from Imunify360’s cutting-edge technology and enhanced threat detection and removal capabilities. Imunify360 is part of the CloudLinux family, they provide cutting-edge technology which web ... Read More


20th Apr 2017

Let's Encrypt SSL Free on Plesk and cPanel Accounts

This month we have something that many of our clients have bee n requesting.All Hostking web hosting accounts have the ability to utilize FREE Let's Encrypt SSL certificates with just a few clicks in your cPanel or Plesk Panel. Our state of the art interface handles having your SSL certificate issued as well as renewing it at the required ... Read More


27th Jan 2017

Softaculous Automated Backups to be removed

Due to us offering daily, weekly and monthly backup from within restore manager in every cpanel for every client on cPanel we will be removing the Softaculous backup feature so we can improve performance and load on servers.We also find some customers that have more than 2 domains have issues with softaculous backups and there currently is no ... Read More


27th Jan 2017

Price Increases for December 2016

Our significant investment over the past 2 years into our infrastructure as well as the increase in staff numbers to support our customer base has prompted a necessary price increase for some of our plans.Simply put server hardware was replaced with SSD Drives and a better backup system was installed. New features such as the Site Builder, ... Read More


20th Oct 2016

Plesk Spamassassin(PSA) changeover from custom version

When we first launched Plesk on our environment we used our own custom spamassasin rules the same way we do it on cPanel servers which seemed to work great. Plesk however recommended we enable their version so that customers could manage their sensitivity aswell as blacklist and whitelist email addresses via their plugin.Customers hence now have ... Read More


6th Sep 2016

Spam Filtering Improvements added to cPanel Servers

Please be aware we've added more rules and DBs to the spam filtering software on all cPanel Servers due to increases amounts of Spam.We've added the following:DCC - https://www.rhyolite.com/dcc/and Increased some URBL Checks as per below: score URIBL_SBL 5.0 score URIBL_AB_SURBL 5.0 score URIBL_OB_SURBL 5.0 score URIBL_PH_SURBL 5.0 score ... Read More


19th Apr 2016

Server Infratructure from SATA to SSD

We have been working long and hard on getting all servers moved over to SSD. This should manage load very well and speed up performance enormously.We've hence decided not to stop there and also just add more memory and have better CPUs into the newer servers.Most of our older servers used E5-1620 and we are moving to E5-2620 which has 12 cores ... Read More


12th Apr 2016

Changes to Affiliate Programme

We have noted a few issues with affiliate programme and as we will be making some changes to keep it simple and standard. Issues that existed are:1. Not all products provided affiliate payouts. Only small end packages had affiliate payouts linked to it.2. Affiliates got different amounts paid out, some were 5 % while others 20%. This was unfair ... Read More


11th Apr 2016