ICDSoft News ICDSoft RSS news feed SmartVPS plans now available in all data centers We've got some really good news! As of today, the SmartVPS plan is available in our European data center. This makes the SmartVPS solution available in all data centers and completes the release cycle of our most versatile product. The SmartVPS platform allows you to host multiple projects, to create custom packages tailored to your development needs, to deploy Node.js and other runtime enviro... Wed, 02 Oct 2019 04:00:00 GMT SmartVPS plans now available in Hong Kong We are happy to inform you that our new VPS platform is now available in the Hong Kong data center. At launch it was available only in the US data center, but we worked really hard to bring it to Hong Kong as soon as possible. People and businesses based in the Asia-Pacific region and/or targeting visitors from there can now get a feature-rich, multifunctional solution that allows them to host... Fri, 27 Sep 2019 04:00:00 GMT More disk space and CPU minutes for WebApps plans We are happy to announce yet another feature improvement for our WebApps plans. The disk space and CPU allocation for the two plans has been significantly increased: - The WebApps plan now gets 30 GB of disk space and 720 CPU minutes/day. - The WebApps Pro plan now gets 60 GB of disk space and 1440 CPU minutes/day. There are no surprises in terms of cost - these resource upgrades do not aff... Wed, 25 Sep 2019 04:00:00 GMT ICDSoft introduces multi-purpose VPS services tailored for web developers, agencies, and resellers In recent years, the web hosting market has shifted towards web agencies, design firms, and developers and webmasters who manage multiple websites for their customers and partners. To meet the growing needs of this market segment, ICDSoft has developed a brand-new hosting platform called SmartVPS. No matter whether you are a web developer, a design agency, or a hosting reseller, the SmartVPS pl... Tue, 10 Sep 2019 04:00:00 GMT Monthly traffic upgrade for US and EU plans We are happy to announce that all hosting accounts in the EU and US data centers now get much higher data transfer (monthly traffic) allocation. Most plans get 5 times more traffic. The only exception is the Economy plan in the US data center which gets 25 times more traffic! This significant upgrade was made possible thanks to new contracts with the two data centers, giving us much better pric... Tue, 16 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT Price reduction and more memory for WebApps plans As of today, the WebApps plans get a significant reduction in price. In the US and EU data centers, the base price for the WebApps plan is now $20 USD/month, and the base price for the WebApps Pro plan is now $60 USD/month. In the HK data center, the base prices are $40 USD/month for the WebApps plan, and $120 USD/month for the WebApps Pro plan. Our volume discount policy applies to WebApps plans,... Tue, 16 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT VPS pricing policy changes; lower prices for current VPS plans; a new VPS plan now available We would like to announce a significant change in our pricing policy for Managed Virtual Private Servers. All current single-site VPS plans will now come at a much lower price, as follows: First Class - $99 USD/month Ultimate - $299 USD/month Also, we are introducing one more single-site VPS plan called Startup. It comes with 2 CPU cores, 4 GB of RAM, and 50 GB of SSD space, at the pr... Fri, 12 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT WebP support added to all PHP 7 versions Due to increasing interest from our users, we added support for the WebP image format to all PHP 7 versions we currently maintain - PHP 7.1, PHP 7.2, and PHP 7.3. Users can easily change the PHP version for their accounts via the hosting Control Panel > PHP Settings > Default PHP Interpreter. Sat, 06 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT Web Apps features added to all VPS plans We are happy to inform you that we have added the Web Apps hosting features to our VPS plans. Previously, these features were available only on the Node.js hosting plans. Now, all VPS hosting plans also have a Web Apps section in the hosting Control Panel and can utilize the Web Apps technology. The Web Apps platform allows you to deploy and run Node.js projects, as well as custom runtime envir... Tue, 25 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Official WordPress plugin for online stores We are proud to announce that we have released an official WordPress plugin called "ICDSoft Reseller Store". As the name suggests, the plugin is aimed at our current and future reseller partners, allowing them to quickly and easily add pages for (re)selling hosting services on their WordPress-based websites. To use the "ICDSoft Reseller Store" plugin, you need to be a regist... Fri, 21 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT A dark theme for the hosting Control Panel is now available We have a new, dark theme for our online Control Panel. The new theme is called simply Dark. Users can switch to the new theme via the Theme drop-down menu in the Control Panel. Our designers have also optimized the icons on the Control Panel's main screen for Retina displays. The icon optimizations affect the Modern and Dark themes. Thu, 20 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT New PHP version available on all servers - PHP 7.3 We are glad to inform you that PHP version 7.3 has been installed on all servers. All new hosting accounts are automatically configured to use it by default. Existing accounts can be switched to use the new PHP version via the hosting Control Panel > PHP Settings > Default PHP interpreter. As with any new version, PHP 7.3 is expected to bring speed and stability improvements over previous... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT New compression module available on all servers: mod_brotli We are pleased to announce that we enabled the mod_brotli compression module for Apache on all our servers. It is an alternative to the mod_deflate module that is already available on our servers, but it should provide better compression. More information about the mod_brotli module is available here: Sat, 01 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT New design for the hosting Control Panel We are happy to announce that we have redesigned our hosting Control Panel. It now has a new and improved design that is better-suited to utilize the displays of modern computers. There are two themes currently available - Classic and Modern. The Classic theme resembles the previous design of the Control Panel, whereas the Modern theme features a modern flat interface. ICDSoft customers can swi... Wed, 29 May 2019 04:00:00 GMT Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) vulnerabilities patched on all ICDSoft servers In regards to the recently discovered MDS vulnerabilities (also known as Zombieload, RIDL, and Fallout) in Intel CPUs, we want to assure our clients that all of our machines have been secured. Since our servers use Intel CPUs, our system administrators have applied the necessary security updates in order to protect our customers from these Microarchitectural Data Sampling vulnerabilities.... Sat, 18 May 2019 04:00:00 GMT ICDSoft featured on Our company has been featured in a blog post on the website. Their mission is to inform and educate people about web hosting, so when they offered to write an article about ICDSoft, we gladly accepted. ICDSoft is a truly unique hosting company in so many ways, and we hope this blog post will help spread the word about our company values and business philosophy. Follow the link... Wed, 15 May 2019 04:00:00 GMT Special price for 10-year .EU domain registrations To celebrate Europe Day, EURid, the global registry for .EU domains, is running a special promotion. For a limited time, they offer 10-year registrations of new .EU domains for only 10 EUR. ICDSoft is an EURid-accredited registrar, and we have decided to pass the 10 EUR price promotion directly to our customers. A .EU domain name is more likely to be available than a .COM one, giving you a bett... Fri, 03 May 2019 04:00:00 GMT Cheaper standalone domains As of today, we have a new pricing policy for standalone domain registrations, making them cheaper for our current and future clients. We now sell domains without a hosting account (standalone domains) at the absolutely minimum price we can without being at a loss. The new price for standalone domain registrations is formed by combining the fee we pay to our registrar with the payment transaction... Thu, 25 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT .CA domains now available We are pleased to announce that .CA domains are now available for registration. .CA domains are a great choice for any Canadian business, organization, or individual, instantly showing their origin. In addition, .CA domains are a great choice for Canadian businesses because they are more likely to be available than a comparable .COM domain, giving you an advantage when promoting your Canadian-base... Wed, 24 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT Standalone domain purchases now available Following customer demand, standalone domain name registrations can now be purchased at Anyone can now register a domain name without a hosting account at a very low price. Together with the new purchase, the customer will also get a free Account Panel, allowing them to manage the purchased service, order new services from us, and take part in our partner programs (the Reseller and Af... Wed, 24 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT Lower base prices for managed VPS plans in Hong Kong We are happy to announce that we have significantly reduced the prices of our VPS plans at the iAdvantage data center in Hong Kong. The price reduction was made possible thanks to our continued effort to optimize our hardware and network infrastructure, as well as to always offer our clients a high quality service at a great price. The prices of our managed VPS plans in Hong Kong are now the... Mon, 22 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT 50% discount on new hosting accounts for Easter To celebrate Easter, we have started a new special promotion on - all new hosting plans now come with a 50% discount for the first billing period. This includes the first year of service for shared hosting plans, and the first month of service for WebApps and Managed VPS plans. The promotion will be valid until May 1, 2019, so if you are looking for quality hosting services at a gre... Tue, 16 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT WordPress section added to the Control Panel WordPress is arguably the most popular content management system (CMS) available today. It allows you to build almost any kind of site, which you can further extend and customize by using various themes and plugins. Recognizing WordPress as a great and widely used piece of software, we realize that offering WordPress-related tools will help our customers a lot. For this reason, our hosting Cont... Mon, 15 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT New website is live We have been working on our new website for some time, and we are happy to announce that it is now live. The new website has clean and modern looks; the main focus of the new design is usability, as well as easy navigation on all types of devices - desktops, tablets, and mobile phones. With our new corporate website we aim to better present our features and services, to show our val... Tue, 09 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT "Refer a Friend" section added to the Control Panel A "Refer a Friend" feature is now available in the ICDSoft hosting Control Panel. You can now invite your friends and family to open a hosting account with us – and get commissions from this. There’s no limit to the number of people you can refer, so spread the word about the quality of our services. Your friends, colleagues, or family members must click on your unique ref... Mon, 08 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT ICDSoft servers not affected by Apache vulnerability CVE-2019-0211 A privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2019-0211) in the Apache web server was recently discovered. This vulnerability is particularly bad for some shared hosting providers, as it may allow unprivileged scripts to take over the main Apache process. The Apache instances running on our servers are not affected by this vulnerability, as they are protected by the suEXEC security mechanism. Nonet... Fri, 05 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT Control Panel subusers feature added to the Economy plan The Control Panel Subusers feature is now available for accounts on the Economy plan in all data centers. This feature allows our clients to create and manage additional users for the hosting Control Panel. Access for each Control Panel subuser can be limited only to certain sections of the Control Panel. All ICDSoft customers can use this feature via their hosting Control Panel > Control Pa... Wed, 06 Mar 2019 05:00:00 GMT Upgrade to a new hardware platform in the US data center We are in the process of migrating all servers in our US data center to our new hardware platform. It features the latest Xeon Gold processors, enterprise-grade RAID SSD storage arrays, and optimized 10 Gigabit Ethernet internal network connections. The new hardware is co-located in a brand-new data center facility situated next to our existing facilities in Boston, MA. This new facility featur... Mon, 11 Feb 2019 05:00:00 GMT Live chat assistance now available We are happy to introduce a new channel for communication and assistance - our live chat. Our operators will gladly assist you with any questions you may have regarding our services, as well as help you choose the best hosting plan for your needs. Although the live chat is mainly for pre-sales questions, our chat operators can also help existing customers with some general hosting-related issue... Tue, 08 Jan 2019 05:00:00 GMT The ICDSoft blog is now live We are excited to announce the addition of a new item to our collection of helpful online resources - the ICDSoft blog. Our team has gathered a lot of experience through the years, and we decided it's high time we shared some of it in a blog format. We are working hard to constantly write new and original content, so make sure you stop by our blog from time to time to see what we've got fo... Tue, 08 Jan 2019 05:00:00 GMT 50% discount on new hosting services for Christmas and New Year To celebrate the Christmas and New Year festive season, we start another promotion on - all new hosting plans are with 50% discount for their first billing period. This includes the first year of service for shared hosting plans and the first month of service for WebApps and Managed-VPS plans. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from ICDSoft! Sat, 22 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT WebApps servers now available in all datacenters We would like to announce that the WebApps platform and its related hosting plans are now available in our Hong Kong and European datacenters as well. Thus, customers can choose any of our server locations to host their Node.js or custom applications. WebApps is a development-type platform that allows you to run custom environments. Unlike our shared hosting servers, it allows customers to conf... Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT Free disk space upgrade for First Class accounts in US and Europe Following recent hardware upgrades on our managed VPS platform, we are now able to offer larger disk space on First Class servers at the same price. As of today, the disk space of First Class accounts in our US and European datacenters is upgraded from 100 GB to 200 GB. This doubled disk space comes at no additional cost for our customers, as the price of the plan is not modified in any way. Al... Thu, 29 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT Free Site Migration service Moving a site from one hosting provider to another could be a challenging task. Sometimes, the completion of this task could even be a stopper to move your site to a hosting service with higher quality. Besides the uptime and the stability of the hosting service, offering proper assistance to customers has always been our top priority. In this regard, to better assist customers with the chal... Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT New hosting at ICDSoft is now with 75% discount We are starting a promotion on our website. New hosting accounts, on all plans in all datacenters, are now at just 25% of their basic listed price. To line up this promotion with existing customers and resellers, they can also get new hosting services at a quarter of their discounted price - the volume discounts for resellers are combined with the new 75% discount. For example, resellers with s... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT New hosting plans In our company history, we have always had one great asset - loyal customers and resellers, leading to an exceptionally high renewal rate. However, sometimes a customer may leave our service, or a reseller may decide to host their end-user elsewhere, simply because the site in question is not suitable for any of our hosting plans and servers.     With the thought in mind to meet the ne... Thu, 08 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT Increased discounts on new hosting purchases We would like to annouce that our discounts table was updated today, and the discounts for new hosting services are increased. All existing customers and resellers can now get new hosting services at an even lower price. Customers with one account can now order their next hosting account with 40% discount, instead of the previous 20% discount. Resellers with six or more accounts up until now we... Tue, 30 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Upgrade to a new hardware platform in the EU data center We are in the process of migrating all servers in our EU data center to a new hardware platform. It features the latest generation Intel Xeon processors, enterprise-grade RAID SSD storage arrays, and optimized internal network connections. The upgrade to the new hardware platform will provide further improvement on the stability and performance of our hosting infrastructure. Our clients will al... Sat, 13 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Free hosting for educational institutions Education is among the top priorities of modern mankind. Understanding the need everyone contribute to this objective in any possible way, we have decided that educational institutions will no longer pay for hosting services on our servers. Instead, they can simply use our Hosting Plan for Educational Institutions. Starting today, any school, college, or university that provides formal educatio... Thu, 20 Sep 2018 04:00:00 GMT HTTP/2 available on all servers HTTP/2 is a major revision of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol. It provides improved network communication and decreased latency, which makes it much faster than HTTP/1.1. HTTP/2 is supported by all modern browsers. As of today, HTTP/2 is available on all our servers and hosting plans, including shared servers. It is available only through SSL/HTTPS, as the browsers supporting HTTP/2 do not allo... Mon, 28 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT Privacy policy and GDPR In the whole history of ICDSoft, we have always considered that treating customers with respect is something very important. This includes keeping the privacy of our customers at a highest level, and not using their personal data for anything else than for the provision of the services they pay for. As of today, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union comes into... Fri, 25 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT More RAM for First Class and Ultimate managed-VPS plans We are well aware that with time, web sites grow popular and web software becomes more sophisticated. This requires regular updates of the hosting platform, and more hardware resources for the hosting service. Keeping pace in this competition is an important task for us. During the past weekend, our system administrators completed hardware upgrades on all our VPS nodes. These upgrades made it p... Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT Meltdown, security issue resolved If you are following news on the Internet, and especially if you have any interest in security matters, then probably you have heard about Meltdown. This is a security vulnerability in popular CPUs, that affects most devices on the Internet, including servers, personal computers, and smartphones. Although the technical details of the vulnerabiliy are rather long, in a summary - they allow unauthor... Mon, 08 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT Git section in the hosting Control Panel Our in-house hosting Control Panel now has a new section - Git. It allows our customers to easily create and manage Git repositories online, as well as install automatically GitList on their hosting accounts. Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT SSH access for all our customers Today our Software Team added yet another section to the hosting Control Panel interface. It is for managing SSH access to the hosting account, and controlling the user access permissions to various server-side binaries and tools. Now all our customers, including users on shared-hosting servers, can allow SSH access to their hosting accounts. This new interface increases the overall account and... Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Disk space upgrade for First Class customers in Hong Kong As of today, we are doubling the available disk space for First Class accounts in our Hong Kong datacenter. Instead of 100 GB space, customers on First Class servers now have 200 GB SSD space at their disposal, at no additional charge. All current accounts are already updated with the new disk space quota. First Class managed-VPS plans are designed to support heavily-visited sites, online softw... Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT Let's Encrypt certificates Today, our in-house developed hosting Control Panel got another feature - an installation utility for the SSL certificates of Let's Encrypt. Our customers can now install Let's Encrypt certificates for any of the domains they host with us. Let's Encrypt is a certificate authority that provides free domain-validated SSL certificates. Its activity is aimed towards providing secure con... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT First Class VPS plan updates Our First Class plan has been introduced several years ago with the main purpose to meet the requirements of sites that have outgrown our shared hosting environment but their owners prefer not to switch hosting services. We are constantly working on improving the specifications of the plan and the VPS servers. In this regard, as of today all new and existing First Class accounts have 6 GB of RA... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT Critical vulnerability in ImageMagick discovered and immediately resolved on our servers Recently, sources on the Internet reported a critical security vulnerability in the ImageMagick library. ImageMagick is a popular image processing utility for web sites, and it is utilized by many image processing plugins and tools. The vulnerability allows execution of remote code and file manipulation on the server. Server security is a concern of an utmost importance, and our system administ... Wed, 04 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT PHP 5.6 and PHP 7.0 available on all servers Completing a schedule of gradual upgrades, as of today all our servers run PHP 5.6 as default PHP interpreter. Also, following our policy to provide the latest stable technologies, PHP 7.0 is installed and available on all machines. Customers can switch their domains, or just some folders, to use PHP 7.0 as default interpreter. PHP 5.3 is still running on our servers to allow customers with... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT Reseller Overdraft feature Given our close-to-zero marketing budget, the Reseller program could be considered our main marketing tool. That's why we are constantly looking into improving the experience of our resellers and optimizing their operations. Following this goal, today we extended the Overdraft feature specifications, so that it is now enabled for a greater number of our resellers. The Overdraft in the Resel... Fri, 04 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT MySQL 5.6.27 installed on all servers As of this week, MySQL 5.6.27 has been installed on all our servers. When considering server software updates, we always try to balance between providing the newest technologies, ensuring the security of the services we offer, and providing enough time to customers to deal with software related matters, in case their site software is not compatible. The security of our servers is a top priority... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT Another tool for our resellers - Online Stores for hosting services We have always paid special attention to our reseller program, as it is an essential part of our business model. The success of our resellers will be our own success as well, and we are well aware how important it is our resellers to have the proper tools for their operations. Our software team released today a new tool in our Reseller Panel - the Online Stores. Its main purpose is to allow res... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 04:00:00 GMT PHP 5.5 available on all servers Following our policy to provide the most recent server technologies which we consider stable enough for production environment, PHP 5.5 is now available on all our servers. Customers can now choose between PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.3 as default PHP interpreter for their accounts. We are well aware that PHP 5.3 is no longer supported by PHP developers. However, according to our analysis PHP 5.3 still do... Wed, 06 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT First Class servers in Europe The First Class Managed VPS plan is now available on servers in Europe. With two cores of Xeon E5-2630@2.30GHz, 4GB RAM, and 100GB storage on solid-state disks in RAID6 array, the First Class Managed VPS plan provides excellent performance for resource-demanding sites. With the new First Class servers at the Neterra datacenter in Sofia, our customers have more flexibility when selecting a locat... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:00:00 GMT New Reseller Panel interface A new version of the Reseller Panel interface is now available to our resellers. It comes with a new design and additional features, such as improved order history, account balance refills and payments from the balance, as well as an overdraft feature for larger resellers. Our resellers are a vital part of our company business model and vision for the future. Our own marketing budget has always... Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Highly-critical SQL injection vulnerability for Drupal - mass-fixed on our servers On Oct 15, 2014, Drupal developers issued a notification of a critical SQL injection vulnerability, which affected all current Drupal 7.x versions. More information on the matter can be found at The existing proof of concept allowed hackers to turn the SQL injection vulnerability into a remote code execution / file upload, and there are reports of many h... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT PHP 5.4 available to all customers Following several months of preparation and gradual implementation, PHP 5.4 is now available on all our servers. Our company policy towards software updates has always been the same - we aim to provide the most recent technologies, but without compromising the stability and security of the hosting service, and only after careful testing and implementation. We consider that PHP 5.4 is the latest... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT WordPress sites with us are now protected against botnet brute-force attacks During the last week, there is a massive botnet attack against random WordPress sites on the Internet, attempting to brute-force their administrative sections. To protect the WordPress sites of our customers, we have set up an automatic brute-force protection for all of them. In case of too many unsuccessful login attempts against a WordPress site, its administrative section login screen will s... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 04:00:00 GMT ICDSoft affiliate program is to be discontinued Our affiliate program has been in operation since 2005. For these seven years, our affiliates brought thousands of new customers to our services. ICDSoft was established as a hosting company more than 12 years ago with one simple goal - to offer a hosting service of the highest quality and to become an example in the industry. It was never a priority to expand rapidly, to have great number of c... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT Upgrade of Business plan accounts Today we doubled the space and traffic resources of all Business plan accounts on our servers. The Business plan now features: Disk space: 100GB (50GB until now) Monthly traffic: 1000GB (500GB until now) The plan price and volume discounts remain the same. With this upgrade, we want to give our customers more room to develop and expand their websites and online presence. This plan... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT SSL certificates As of today, we are extending the range of services we offer, and we now provide domain validation SSL certificates as well. Our customers can choose between GeoTrust and Comodo as a certificate issuer. We hope that providing SSL certificates will make site/account administration easier for our customers, being able to use more services for their sites at a single provider. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT PHP 5.3 on all servers For the last several months, we were conducting a campaign to switch the default PHP interpreter on our servers to PHP 5.3. This has been quite a challenging task, given the incompatibilities between PHP 5.2 and 5.3, and our goal to perform such updates without affecting customer sites. The campaign is complete, and now all our servers run PHP 5.3 as default PHP interpreter, while PHP 5.2 is still... Sat, 15 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT Improved disk systems on all servers For the past months, our engineers were working on a substantial upgrade of the disk systems on our servers. As of today, besides the RAID6 disk array, all our servers have solid state disks (SSD) as well. The I/O operations are balanced between the SSD and the RAID array, and most intensive operations run on the SSD. This significantly improves the overall system performance, and we believe that... Tue, 10 May 2011 04:00:00 GMT New Control Panel officially released Today our new hosting Control Panel (v.2) has been officially released. It was in "beta" status for the past three months, allowing customers willing to act as beta-testers to get to know it, test it extensively, and supply feedback. The v.2 version of our hosting Control Panel comes with new design, better usability options, as well as new features. Our Software team will continue worki... Tue, 01 Mar 2011 05:00:00 GMT MySQL 5.1 on all our servers In the last several weeks, we were performing an upgrade of the MySQL5 server to version 5.1. The servers were upgraded in batches to avoid any possible problems and to be able to provide extensive support to customers with possible incompatibility issues. Now all our servers run MySQL 5.1, which is the latest stable MySQL version, and its availability goes the furthest into the future according t... Wed, 20 Oct 2010 04:00:00 GMT 100,000 domains hosted on our servers Being too busy in our work, we did not notice that back on May 15th, the domains hosted on our servers reached 100,000. We are proud to announce this now, as such a number of hosted domains is a milestone in the history of every hosting company. We thank to all our customers and resellers who trusted their sites and businesses to us. We do not have a sales department, and we never needed one... Tue, 25 May 2010 04:00:00 GMT Free online site builder for all our customers In the last months, our Software Team was working on the development of an online site building tool. Following many customer requests and our policy to offer mostly in-house developed software, the members of our Software Team spent their time to perform a proper research and to have the tool developed in a way, in which we believe it would be of use for most customers. As a result, our online... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 04:00:00 GMT Yet another plan upgrade Earlier this week, we increased the resources of our Business plan for customers on US-based servers. The new disk space quota is 50GB (upgraded from 10GB), and the new monthly traffic is 500GB (upgraded from 200GB). All existing accounts were upgraded automatically at no additional cost. We believe that this upgrade will give to our Business customers more options for the development of their sit... Wed, 25 Nov 2009 05:00:00 GMT Another tool for our affiliates We added another feature to our panel for affiliates. Our affiliates can now create their own promotions and deliver special discounts to visitors on their sites. The system works with promotional codes, which our affiliates can create at their administrative panel. Each promotional code has its own link and discount settings. The discount delivered to the site visitor is subtracted from the af... Thu, 21 May 2009 04:00:00 GMT 95,000 domains hosted Today the number of domains hosted on our servers reached 95,000. In these days "crisis" is a common word in many countries. It has actually become a part of the daily life for many people in companies. The countries hit most by the world economy crisis are the countries from which most of our customers come from. Given that, one should expect that the crisis would have a major impact... Wed, 25 Feb 2009 05:00:00 GMT 100-Day Money-Back Guarantee The Full 100-Day Money-Back Guarantee for our hosting services is now a fact. We have decided to increase the period from 60 to 100 days, so that our customers have even more time to test our service. The decision about this came quite easy as it was supported by three main points: There are customers who do not start building their sites right after purchasing a hosting account. Some of... Thu, 22 Jan 2009 05:00:00 GMT Prevention of unauthorized access to customer mailboxes As a part of our security and abuse prevention plan, today we automatically changed the passwords of all mailboxes on our servers, which we found to be insecure. The weak password detection was performed by using automated tools utilizing swaks (Swiss Army Knife SMTP) and simple brute-force attempts, performed on our side against each mailbox. Weak passwords may result in successful authenticat... Fri, 19 Dec 2008 05:00:00 GMT cPanel importer launched We are glad to announce that we have introduced a new tool that allows our customers to transfer their sites from cPanel-enabled hosts. All you have to do is backup your site at the old host using cPanel, and then import the backup file to your account with us using the cPanel Importer tool in the Migration section of your control panel. It is that easy to transfer your site! Tue, 25 Nov 2008 05:00:00 GMT Gallery software released We have launched a new Gallery script to help our customers, who wish to share pictures online. The Gallery script can be installed easily through the Scripts section in the online Control Panel. It is developed entirely by our programmers, which ensures maximum security and compatibility with our system. As always, if you have any questions about installing the Gallery script, do not hesitate to... Thu, 13 Nov 2008 05:00:00 GMT Long-time customers rewarded with a free hosting account Throughout the years, we have always aimed at providing the best possible service to our existing customers. Continuing this trend, we rewarded our most loyal customers with a free account for one year. We gave away a free hosting coupon for each account hosted on our servers for more than six years. Wed, 06 Aug 2008 04:00:00 GMT ICDSoft in Germany After firmly establishing our presence in USA and Hong Kong, we have decided to expand our reach by establishing - a localized version of ICDSoft in German. Along with the new website, we have also introduced a new data center in Frankfurt, Germany. The new data center is equipped with our newest servers: 2x Quad-core Xeon processors, 8 GB RAM and RAID 6 disk arrays, and i... Wed, 04 Jun 2008 04:00:00 GMT 90 000 domains hosted on our servers Today the number of domains hosted on our servers reached 90 000. We truly appreciate the trust of all our customers, and will continue to provide services of a highest level. Fri, 30 May 2008 04:00:00 GMT New Reseller Panel officially released Version 2 of our Reseller Control Panel is now officially in production. It introduces a brand new interface and several new features, such as ordering multiple items with a single payment (a shopping cart), and monitoring/management of domains registered with us. We plan to add many new features to the Reseller Control Panel, making it even easier for our resellers to run their hosting business. Fri, 16 May 2008 04:00:00 GMT Business plan resources increased We are happy to announce that we increased the resources available to our Business plan. The new Business accounts feature five times more resources: 10GB disk space and 200GB monthly traffic. The upgrade was possible due to the greatly improved server hardware and software that we integrated into our hosting infrastructure. The increased resources will be available to our customers at no addition... Wed, 09 Apr 2008 04:00:00 GMT 85 000 domains hosted The domains hosted on our servers reached 85 000 today. We would just like to thank our customers for the continued support. We believe that our steady growth is a clear indication of the quality of the services that we offer. Wed, 05 Sep 2007 04:00:00 GMT 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee As a token of the quality of our services, we have extended our Money-Back Guarantee to 60 days. Our customers now have 60 days during which they can test our service. Tue, 27 Feb 2007 05:00:00 GMT 80 000 domains hosted The active hosting accounts on our servers have reached 80 000. As always, the steady increase of our customers is accompanied by a gradual increase of the resources we offer with our plans, as well as by new features being developed. We have recently incorporated PHP 5 and MySQL 5 into our services, as well as developed a DNS Manager that allows for easy management of custom DNS records. The cont... Tue, 21 Nov 2006 05:00:00 GMT MySQL 5 installed on all servers After extensive compatibility testing, we have incorporated MySQL 5 into our services. Customers can now use both MySQL 4 and MySQL 5 databases. We have also implemented a Convert tool, that offers a easy way to migrate customer databases from MySQL 4 to MySQL 5. Thu, 28 Sep 2006 04:00:00 GMT Hosting plans upgraded We have upgraded our hosting plans as follows: Universal: 1GB webspace / 20GB monthly traffic Business: 2GB webspace / 40GB monthly traffic This upgrade has been made without passing any costs to our customers, and all existing accounts will automatically have the new resources available. This substantial increase will allow our customers to expand more effectively, paving the way for... Mon, 31 Jul 2006 04:00:00 GMT 75 000 domains hosted on our servers We are proud to announce that the domains hosted by ICDSoft are already over 75 000. The constant increase of this number clearly shows the level of service that we are providing. Fri, 02 Jun 2006 04:00:00 GMT New hosting plan introduced Based on feedback from our clients, and in order to provide the best possible service, we are pleased to announce that we are introducing a new Universal plan, designed to best fit the needs of our customers. Additionally, we are upgrading the resources allocated to Business plan accounts, and we are now offering new discounts of up to 50%. All Personal plan accounts have been automatically upg... Wed, 22 Mar 2006 05:00:00 GMT 70 000 domains hosted The number of domains hosted with us reached 70 000 today. We thank all our customers for the continued support, allowing us to excel at the services we provide. Wed, 15 Feb 2006 05:00:00 GMT Lower hosting prices for our loyal customers Our existing customers and resellers can now order new hosting accounts at lower prices. The discount for a second, third, etc account is now 50% (vs. 20 USD till now). There are also new additional discounts for resellers, the total discount can reach 70% off our basic hosting prices. Mon, 19 Dec 2005 05:00:00 GMT 60 000 and growing Today the number of hosting accounts on our servers reached another milestone. More than 60 000 sites are now hosted on our servers. Tue, 04 Oct 2005 04:00:00 GMT 50% more webspace, 40% more bandwidth and more! Today we have added more power to our web hosting plans. All features have been upgraded at no additional cost to you: web space, monthly transfer, databases, ftp users, subdomains, and parked domains. You get more for the same price. Yes, that's right! For $5/mo(Personal plan) and $10/mo(Business plan) you have more web space, traffic and resources for your web site. All Personal Hostin... Mon, 18 Apr 2005 04:00:00 GMT 55 000 hosting accounts on our servers The active hosting accounts on our servers are now more than 55 000. We are very happy that all our efforts to provide services of superior quality are resulting in more and more loyal customers. Fri, 18 Mar 2005 05:00:00 GMT Enhanced reseller program We have launched an entirely new reseller program. Our resellers can now monitor all their accounts from a single interface, which allows much easier accounting and administration. The new reseller program also features additional volume discounts. To see all the details, please check our Resellers page. Wed, 09 Feb 2005 05:00:00 GMT New anti-virus solution We are glad to announce that we have integrated a new anti-virus feature into our system. When enabled, the anti-virus software will scan all incoming messages. In case viruses are found, the server will not deliver the infected messages to the user's mailbox. This is the most effective and modern anti-virus solution, and will certainly eliminate a lot of junk e-mail on our servers. Customers... Thu, 13 Jan 2005 05:00:00 GMT The earthquake in Southeastern Asia With the world shocked by the devastation caused by the earthquake in Southeast Asia, we would like to express our deepest condolences to those affected. As a token of our sympathy, we decided to give one year of hosting service to all our current customers from the following countries: India, Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Although we realize that our actions will not help reliev... Wed, 12 Jan 2005 05:00:00 GMT New Webmail launched The new Webmail is finally available to all our customers. Starting today, it is no longer a beta release and is our new official web-based e-mail interface. The new Webmail offers improved functionality and appearance. Tue, 21 Dec 2004 05:00:00 GMT 50 000 sites hosted Today the number of sites hosted within our networks exceeded 50 000. The steady growth of the number of our customers is a clear indication of the quality of our services. Mon, 25 Oct 2004 04:00:00 GMT Enhanced spam protection on our servers After an extensive period of research and testing, we are glad to announce that we have implemented a new anti-spam system on all our mail servers. The new system utilizes a database containing mail servers and networks that are known sources of spam. Mail from these servers is filtered on our side. The database that we use is extremely precise and is updated real-time. Tue, 07 Sep 2004 04:00:00 GMT 45 000 active hosting accounts reached We are proud to announce that there are now 45 000 sites hosted within the ICDSoft network. We will continue to provide you with the great pricing and top quality service that you have come to expect and look forward to the ICDSoft family growing ever larger. Thu, 03 Jun 2004 04:00:00 GMT New plan launched Since our main goal has always been to meet the needs of our customers, we are happy to announce the implementation of our new Business hosting plan. The Business plan, which includes 999MB of web space and 15GB/mo bandwidth for only $10/mo, is designed to meet the requirements of almost any busy, content-heavy site. It is upgradeable in multiples, thus becoming the perfect solution for sites w... Tue, 01 Jun 2004 04:00:00 GMT SpamAssassin We are happy to announce that SpamAssassin has been installed on our servers. SpamAssassin is a powerful mail filter that provides an effective means for fighting spam. Check it out! Just login to your CP, open the Mail Manager and set your SpamAssassin to whatever value you think will suit your needs. Fri, 20 Feb 2004 05:00:00 GMT 40 000 active accounts Today ICDSoft welcomed aboard its 40 000th active account! The steadily rising number of customers confirms our belief that what customers want from a Web host is great pricing and great service. It is our pleasure to provide you with these. Sat, 14 Feb 2004 05:00:00 GMT SSL support for MySQL, IMAP and FTP Integration of SSL support is ICDSoft's next step in providing greater security and privacy protection of your web communication. We are glad to announce that after the standard testing procedures, the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) support for MySQL, FTP and IMAP has been implemented on our servers. Mon, 19 Jan 2004 05:00:00 GMT Ruby support added In answer to our customers' requests, we have installed the latest version of the Ruby scripting language on our machines. Now, besides Perl, Python, and PHP, ICDSoft's clients can take advantage of Ruby's simple and straight-forward methods for text file processing and object-oriented programming. Fri, 16 Jan 2004 05:00:00 GMT Integration of MySQL 4 Following a standard period of extensive testing, MySQL 4 has been integrated on all of our servers. As a result of the upgrade, the performance of our machines has been enhanced without compromising server stability. Tue, 23 Dec 2003 05:00:00 GMT 35 000 active accounts ICDSoft is proud to announce that today the number of its active webhosting accounts reached 35 000. Working for the benefit of our customers is our number one priority. That's why we are currently developing future improvements such as new Control Panel and Webmail, and preparing the integration of MySQL 4 into our system. Mon, 17 Nov 2003 05:00:00 GMT New servers in Boston Our new Compaq ProLiant 350 servers, located in the Data Center in Boston, are equipped with Xeon 2.8GHz CPU's, 2GB DDR RAM and UltraSCSI Hard Drives. They will provide even more reliable and secure service to our customers. Mon, 29 Sep 2003 04:00:00 GMT Extended money back guarantee For the benefit of our customers we have extended the money back guarantee to 30 days. Thu, 22 May 2003 04:00:00 GMT Added support for curl and gettext for PHP and mod_rewrite for Apache We are glad to announce that we now support curl and gettext for PHP and mod_rewrite for Apache on all hosting servers. Tue, 25 Feb 2003 05:00:00 GMT Lower price for .biz and .info domain names We are pleased to announce that .biz and .info domain names can now be registered with our hosting package at $5/YEAR. Check it out! Fri, 07 Feb 2003 05:00:00 GMT The new and improved ICDSoft site has been launched The new site loads even faster and is best viewed with Internet Explorer 4-6, Netscape Navigator 4, Netscape 6-7, Opera 5-7 and Mozilla 0.98-1.2 browsers. We value our clients' views regarding our site and all suggestions and opinions are welcome to Mon, 23 Dec 2002 05:00:00 GMT Domain Names .biz .info and .us are here Our sales department is pleased to include .biz .info domain registration with our hosting package at $15/YEAR. For .us domain, the price is as low as $5/year! Check it out! Sun, 03 Nov 2002 05:00:00 GMT Our software department launched a new WebMail for the needs of our customers In our efforts to provide best quality of service to our clients, we have developed a new, cutting-edge WebMail application. With its user-friendly interface, functionality, multilanguage capabilities and IMAP support our WebMail offers easy access to your e-mail messages at any place and any time. You do not have to install anything in order to use the WebMail: just type /webmail/ after your doma... Tue, 29 Oct 2002 05:00:00 GMT New ICDSoft site We have launched the new ICDSoft site, which provides even more information and has a brand new look. Fri, 19 Jul 2002 04:00:00 GMT Our New Servers Our new ultrafast servers are equipped with P4 2GHz CPU's, 1GB DDR and SCSI Hard Drives. Thu, 18 Jul 2002 04:00:00 GMT