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Improve Apache Start Speed on cPanel Servers

Posted on Mon Jan 7, 2008 by Tony Baird

cPanel recently made the switch to a new Apache system which improved the maintainability of the system easier however did increase the overhead quite significantly. As a result restarting say apache when you add a domain can take quite a while long enough that it may be noticeable. We were noticing this with a few random 1 minute down times each week which was becoming increasingly annoying getting SMS notices a couple times a week only to find nothing down. The problem comes from all the includes that are there by default to help make it easier to do customizations. Here’s all the includes on each vhost of a httpd.conf Read More

Hawk Host Testimonials

Posted on Fri Jan 4, 2008 by cody

If you didn’t notice our testimonials on the front page (all three of them) are a bit slim / haven’t been updated in some time. It was never mentioned but anyone who would like to be added to the testimonials on the front page (rotation) just submit a ticket with the following details: Read More

2008 Hawk Host Coupons So Far

Posted on Thu Jan 3, 2008 by Tony Baird

I’m just making a quick post to go through the coupons that are currently still active as of 2008 Read More

Shared Hosting Resource Usage Tips

Posted on Sun Dec 30, 2007 by Tony Baird

We have customers from time to time be real resource hogs. We’ve found two common types of users using all the resources Read More

Starbucks Monster!

Posted on Sat Dec 29, 2007 by cody

Thought his is a bit off topic I thought I would share my story with the Starbucks Monster that was created by having a cup of coffee fester on my desk for a month or so. Read More

Hawk Host Boxing Day Sale

Posted on Wed Dec 26, 2007 by Tony Baird

Here’s our first time posting deals on our blog. These of course will be spread around the internet, however not all the coupons will be showing up on forum posts we make. All these coupons will be valid until January 2nd or until they reach their limits since obviously a 1 day boxing day sale would be way too short! Read More

Happy Holidays + More

Posted on Tue Dec 25, 2007 by Tony Baird

Everyone here at Hawk Host would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays. Other than that here’s a nice picture :) Read More

Should we take on the elephant (PostgreSQL)?

Posted on Fri Dec 14, 2007 by cody

We’ve never really considered supporting PostgreSQL (will be referred to as PGSQL for the remainder of this post) until recently when someone had a inquiry about why we don’t offer it. Unfortunately the only good answer we had was we haven’t seen a demand for it. Read More

Installing Ruby on Rails on cPanel

Posted on Sat Dec 8, 2007 by Tony Baird

After my last post about Ruby on Rails we’ve gotten a view inquiries about exactly how you install Ruby on Rails through cPanel these days. So I figured a quick post with the steps required to run through the install would be great for those still running without Ruby on Rails on their cPanel servers. So here are the steps: Read More

Ruby On Rails Support

Posted on Thu Nov 29, 2007 by Tony Baird

I thought it was time to unofficially announce that we do in fact support Ruby on Rails and have for over 3 months now without I imagine anyone really noticing.  It’s not a huge language so I imagine that’s why no one has asked what is that Ruby on Rails option in cPanel or what is that Ruby Gems page either.  But Ruby on Rails does have a following although not as big as PHP or Perl or anything like that there are developers working on it along with that some solid software made using it. Read More

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