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Apr 23, 2020

Free video conferencing and web meetings by ICDSoft

We just launched a free video conferencing service for all our clients based on the open-source Jitsi Meet (https://jitsi.org) software.

At ICDSoft, we have a long history of working from home - a Work From Home policy was implemented in our company back in 2009.

During this period, we used various ways to facilitate internal company communication - SIP phones, Jabber/XMPP server, local email, internal forums, Skype meetings, etc.

When the COVID-19 pandemic started, video meetings suddenly became very popular. We don't like using external cloud solutions which often don’t meet our strict privacy requirements, so we quickly found an open-source solution that we could host ourselves and which satisfied our needs – Jitsi  (https://jitsi.org).

We started using the Jitsi software locally (installed on an internal server), and we quite liked it.

Last year, we completed a hardware upgrade cycle and, as a consequence, we have lots of spare hardware resources (we always over-provision our hardware to ensure quick and easy replacement in case of failed servers, etc.).

With all this spare computing power available, and the great open-source software we all liked, we decided to develop a solution that would allow our clients and partners to communicate online the same way we do.

We configured three Jitsi server clusters at the three data center locations we use – America, Europe, and Asia, and built a custom management interface in our ICDSoft Account Panel:

This video service is fully powered by the open-source software Jitsi (https://jitsi.org) and is available for free to all ICDSoft partners.

ICDSoft partners can start a free video meeting via the Video Conference section in the Account Panel – https://accounts.icdsoft.com.

If you don’t have an ICDSoft account already, you can sign up for free at https://www.icdsoft.com/en/reseller.

After sign-up, you will be able to use the video service powered by Jitsi completely for free.

Since partner accounts get automatically created upon purchase of any service through our website, basically any client who orders from us will be able to take advantage of our free video conferencing service.

We hope our video conferencing solution will help all of you stay safe at home, keep your social contacts active, and perhaps even make some new ones without going outside.

Apr 11, 2020

Memory upgrade for the Startup VPS plan

Our entry single-site VPS plan has received a memory upgrade - now it offers 6 GB of RAM instead of 4 GB. This upgrade has already been completed for all Startup plans in all three data centers, and both existing and new customers will be able to take advantage of the increased memory resources. The upgrade does not affect the plan's price in any way.

You can find more information about our single-site VPS solutions here:

Single Site Managed VPS hosting

Apr 7, 2020

Even more features for people moving to ICDSoft

We only recently started offering compensation to people moving from another host where they have some unused time. Yet quite a few clients have already taken advantage of this offer and moved to ICDSoft. Not only did they receive compensation for their unused time, but they also got their sites moved for free by our team.

As our free site transfer services and hosting compensation packages are getting more and more popular, we created a separate page on our website with detailed information about the full range of services we provide to people moving over to us:

https://www.icdsoft.com/en/hosting/free-site-transfers

To better accommodate clients moving from a VPS or similar type of service from another host to ICDSoft, we also increased the maximum compensation of unused time we provide for VPS plans from one to six months. So now all hosting plans may receive up to six months of compensation for unused time at the previous host.

Apr 2, 2020

Cheaper .EU domains for a limited time

We are running a special promotion for new .EU domain registrations. Until the end of this month (April, 2020), all new .EU domains cost 1 EUR for the first year of registration. Combined with our hosting sale, this makes .EU a great choice for anyone looking to start a new online project (and eligible to register a .EU domain).

You can find more information about the specifics of the .EU top-level domain on our .EU Domain Names page.

Mar 30, 2020

ICDSoft starts a new promotion to help businesses move online

We have initiated a new promotion on web hosting services. Considering the importance of web hosting for the entire business world now, we decided to lower the initial price for all new hosting accounts. We hope that this will ease up the transition of many businesses from brick-and-mortar stores and services to ecommerce solutions.

At ICDSoft we don’t place restrictions on the use of disk space. The limits are clearly defined, and you can use your web space for running a web store, hosting a remote Nextcloud instance, or just for file storage.

The promotion is also valid for new customers moving from other providers in need of a cheaper web hosting alternative. We are well prepared to handle thousands of new accounts, thanks to the recent upgrade cycle we completed in 2019.

In addition to that, customers moving from another provider can benefit from our new compensation offer, where we will compensate you for the time lost at your previous provider.

For web agencies and developers looking to explore cheaper web hosting alternatives, we can offer special bulk discounts and delayed payments. Contact us for more details if you are looking to move more than one website to our services.