Let’s Encrypt – Sikkerhet til folket!

august 31st, 2016

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Host1 er stolte av å kunne tilby gratis Let’s Encrypt SSL-sertifikater til alle våre Webhotell-kunder.
Funksjonen er allerede tilgjengelig i cPanel, og begrensningen om fast IP-adresse for SSL-sikrede nettsteder er fjernet.

Gjør internett sikrere allerede i dag!
For mer info om tjenesten, se https://letsencrypt.org/

Pressemelding – Omsatt for 1 million NOK i Bitcoins – Host1

mai 3rd, 2016

Omsatt for 1 million NOK i Bitcoins

(Oslo, 3. Mai 2016) Host1.no har omsatt for over 1 million kroner i Bitcoins de siste to årene. Betaling med Bitcoins via betalingsleverandøren Bitpay, gir en muligheten for å benytte andre kanaler enn PayPal (VISA/Mastercard). Bitcoin er et ekstremt sikkert betalingsmiddel uten mulighet for chargebacks.

– Dette har vært en stor suksess siden dag en. Bitcoins representerer en stor andel av omsetningen og stiger for hvert år. I tillegg til å være et ekstremt sikkert betalingsmiddel, er det langt billigere for oss å motta betalinger via Bitcoins enn andre alternativer som PayPal. Det er helt klart at Bitcoin har vært en stor suksess for vår del, sier Eivind Bulie Haanæs, daglig leder i Host1.

Betaling via VISA/PayPal gir svindlere mulighet til å bruke stjålne kort for å bestille varer og tjenester. Når en korteier oppdager dette, kan de foreta en ”chargeback” mot VISA/PayPal. Resultatet blir at summen blir trukket tilbake og leverandøren ender med et tap.

BitPay Inc, er et amerikansk selskap som prosesserer betalinger via Bitcoin for andre selskaper. Bitpay lar deg ta imot betaling av Bitcoin, og deretter velge om man vil ha utbetalt i Bitcoins eller EUR/USD.

– Det å akseptere betaling av Bitcoin via BitPay gir oss mulighet til å få direkte utbetalt i Euro, og reduserer all risiko for kursendringer av Bitcoin. Den helt klart største andelen omsetningen av Bitcoins kommer fra kunder i utlandet, selv om andelen nordmenn er økende, sier Eivind Bulie Haanæs, daglig leder i Host1.

For ytterlig informasjon, vennligst kontakt:

Daglig leder Eivind Bulie Haanæs, eivind@host1.no eller tlf: 48 35 63 55

Om Host1

Host1 AS er en norsk leverandør av hosting-tjenester som ble etablert i 2009. Host1 leverer webhotell, domener, virtuell server (VPS), dedikert server, co-location, SSL-sertifikater og driftstjenester. Vårt fokus er personvern, sikkerhet raske og gode tjenester, samt gode priser. All infrastruktur er i Oslo, Norge og tilhørende kontorer i Oslo (NO), Mexico City (MX) og Cebu (PH).

Ny webside!

mai 2nd, 2016

Host1.no har nå lansert sine nye websider. Vi feirer dette med et skikkelig salg. Du får 50% rabatt på webhotell og virtuelle servere (årlig betaling) med rabattkoden «spring2016». Legg inn rabattkoden ved bestilling.

New website!

mai 2nd, 2016

Host1.no has now released our new website. We celebrate this with a sale giving you a 50% discount on webhosting and virtual servers (annual payment) with the discount code «spring2016». Apply the discount code during the checkout process.

Something new is coming.

mai 2nd, 2016

Something new is coming to Host1.no tonight. What might it be?

Information about data seizure.

desember 3rd, 2014

Host1.no wishes to inform that we have provided customer data from one client to the norwegian KRIPOS due to a court order from the norwegian courts (Tingretten). We have gotten approval from the court to inform our customers about this, and wishes to inform about our procedures for giving police/Kripos/government access to our customer data (after this only called government).

Host1 focuses on privacy for our clients, and that our customers data always should be protected. We will always ask for a court order when we get a request for a data seizure from the government. In this case we used our lawyers as advisors to make sure we did everything correct to protect our customers data. Data was only made accessible to the government after a valid court order was in place. The data that was seized did only belong to the one client the request targeted.

We would also like to inform that if we deem the request for seizure of data to not be legitimate we will take the case to the norwegian supreme court if necessary.

We now have a written confirmation from the Norwegian courts that Host1.no is not affected by the Norwegian ekomloven. And we will therefore never provide any data about our customers to government organizations without a valid court order from the Norwegian courts.

If anyone has any questions regarding this you can contact Support.

Norwegian version: Informasjon om utlevering av kundedata.

Informasjon om beslag av kundedata.

desember 3rd, 2014

Host1.no vil opplyse om at vi har utlevert kundedata for en kunde som følge av en rettsordre fra tingretten. Vi har fått godkjennelse fra tingretten til å informere våre kunder om dette og vil i den forbindelse informere om våre rutiner for behandling av forespørsler om utlevering av data fra politiet/Kripos/myndighetene (heretter bare kalt myndighetene).

Host1 er opptatt av at våre kunders data alltid skal være beskyttet fra innsyn, og vil alltid be om en rettsordre ved begjæring om utlevering av kundedata fra myndighetenes side. I forbindelse med denne saken benyttet vi oss av våre advokater som rådgivere for å sikre at alt ble gjort korrekt fra vår side. Data ble kun gjort tilgjengelig for myndighetene på tingrettens ordre, og dataen som ble utlevert gjaldt kun kunden som begjæringen om beslag gjaldt.

Vi vil også informere om at vi vil hvis nødvendig ta en eventuell begjæring om utlevering av data til høyesterett hvis vi mener at det ikke er et legitimt behov for utlevering av data.

Vi har også fått en skriftlig bekreftelse fra tingretten om at vi ikke er omfattet av ekomloven. Og vil dermed aldri utlevere kundedata uten en gyldig rettsordre.

Hvis noen har spørsmål rundt dette kan dere kontakte Support.

English version: Information about data seizure

How to protect wordpress against xmlrpc-attack.

oktober 22nd, 2014

Lately we have seen a huge increase in attacks against xmlrpc.php in wordpress-installations. This creates problems for other clients on the hosting servers, and for yourself.

To protect yourself against this you can use the following guide:

http://docs.host1.no/wiki/Securing_your_Wordpress_installation (See «bruteforce against xmlrpc.php».)

Add a .htaccess-file to the directory with wordpress (and xmlrpc.php) in it, copy the lines mentioned in the wiki-article into the .htaccess-file and your xmlrpc.php should be protected against any attacks.

Network issues 09.10.2014

oktober 9th, 2014

On thursday 09.10.2014 we experienced some unfortunate network issues on our network which resulted in packet loss and slow connection for our webhosting and virtual server-clients.

The problems lasted from 21:30 to 23:45.

This problem was caused by extreme amounts of unwanted traffic, which unfortunately took a long time to resolve due to some technical issues. The cause of the problems have been identified and permanently fixed.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by these problems, and we can assure you that we are taking all steps necessary to prevent this from happening again.

Contact Host1 support if you have any questions regarding this issue.

Host1 partners with Cloudflare

september 11th, 2014

This is a guest post written and contributed by CloudFlare CloudFlare makes it easy for any site to be as fast and secure as the Internet giants.

CloudFlare, a web performance and security company, is excited to announce our partnership with Host1! If you haven’t heard about CloudFlare before, our value proposition is simple: we’ll make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats.

Today, hundreds of thousands of websites—ranging from individual blogs to e-commerce sites to the websites of Fortune 500 companies to national governments—use CloudFlare to make their sites faster and more secure. We power more than 65 billion monthly page views—more than Amazon, Wikipedia, Twitter, Zynga, AOL, Apple, Bing, eBay, PayPal and Instagram combined—and over 25% of the Internet’s population regularly passes through our network.

Faster web performance

CloudFlare is designed to take a great hosting platform like Host1 and make it even better.

We run 23 data centers strategically located around the world. When you sign up for CloudFlare, we begin routing your traffic to the nearest data center.

As your traffic passes through the data centers, we intelligently determine what parts of your website are static versus dynamic. The static portions are cached on our servers for a short period of time, typically less than 2 hours before we check to see if they’ve been updated. By automatically moving the static parts of your site closer to your visitors, the overall performance of your site improves significantly.

CloudFlare’s intelligent caching system also means you save bandwidth, which means saving money, and decreases the load on your servers, which means your web application will run faster and more efficiently than ever. On average, CloudFlare customers see a 60% decrease in bandwidth usage, and a 65% in total requests to their servers. The overall effect is that CloudFlare will typically cut the load time for pages on your site by 50% which means higher engagement and happier visitors.

Broad web security

Over the course of 2011, CloudFlare identified a 700% increase in the number of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) we track on the Internet (see the chart below). As attacks like these increase, CloudFlare is stepping up to protect sites.

CloudFlare’s security protections offer a broad range of protections  against attacks such as DDoS, hacking or spam submitted to a blog or comment form. What is powerful about our approach is that the system gets smarter the more sites that are part of the CloudFlare community. We analyze the traffic patterns of hundreds of millions of visitors in real time and adapt the security systems to ensure good traffic gets through and bad traffic is stopped.

In time, our goal is nothing short of making attacks against websites a relic of history. And, given our scale and the billions of different attacks we see and adapt to every year, we’re well on our way to achieving that for sites on the CloudFlare network.

Signing up

Any website can deploy CloudFlare, regardless of your underlying platform. By integrating closely with Host1, we make the process of setting up CloudFlare «1 click easy» through your existing cPanel dashboard. Just look for the CloudFlare icon, choose the domain you want to enable, and click the orange cloud. That’s it!

We’ve kept the price as low as possible and plans offered through Host1 are free. Moreover, we never charge you for bandwidth or storage, therefore saving you tons via reduced bandwidth costs.

For site owners who would like to take advantage of CloudFlare’s advanced offerings, we also offer a ‘Pro‘ tier of service for $20/month. The ‘Pro’ tier includes all of the ‘Free’ tier’s offerings, as well as extra features like SSL, full web application firewall and faster analytics.

We’re proud that every day more than a thousand new sites, including some of the largest on the web, join the CloudFlare community. If you’re looking for a faster, safer website, you’ve got a good start with Host1, but the next step is to join the CloudFlare community.