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Free SSL Certificates for Everyone!

We’re pleased to announce that every web hosting account with The Web Atom will be provided with free SSL certificates, courtesy of Let’s Encrypt. If you’re an existing customer, there is no configuration required: every single domain linked to your account now has a certificate and can be loaded over HTTPS.

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Making sure your website supports SSL has become critically important in recent years. Google is using SSL support as a signal to determine how well your site ranks in search results, and some browsers are even starting to warn users who visit websites that don’t load securely.
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Celebrate Halloween with TWO Months of Free Web Hosting

To celebrate Halloween, we’re offering the first two months of our Proton hosting plan absolutely free. Just use the coupon code ‘HALLOWEEN’ which is valid until the second of November.

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There is no lock-in contract and you’re free to close your account at any time. Once the free period ends, the plan will revert to the normal price of $5.59 a month. Offer does not include domain name registration and is only available to new customers.

Ghost Blogging Platform 1-Click Installer Now Available For All Plans

Ghost is one of the newer blogging platforms on the market. If you’ve not yet heard of Ghost, it’s intended to be a modern re-imagination of blog software with a focus purely on blogging. Unlike WordPress, it’s built entirely in modern web technologies and doesn’t suffer the same issue of bloat from trying to be too many things.

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Setting up Ghost has previously been a bit of challenge, because it needed Node.js to be installed on the server and required a proficiency with SSH to install. This excluded most low-cost shared web hosting and casual users from being able to use it. Addressing this problem, Ghosts developers began offering a hosting service starting at $19.00 per month – a price that’s unaffordable for most casual bloggers.

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Thanks to Softaculous, you can now install Ghost on any plan here at The Web Atom for no additional cost. Just go to your cPanel dashboard, select Softaculous App Installer from the menu and follow the steps to create a Ghost blog. You don’t need to know how to use SSH, much around with databases or even know what Node.js is! Best of all, Softaculous will take care of all upgrades so you can just focus on blogging.

If you need any help getting Ghost set up on your account, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Now Selling Financial Services Domain Extensions

We’re now selling a number of new gTLDs relating to the financial services industry. We’ve got .cash, .money, .loan, .finance, .financial, .fund, .tax, .mortgage, and .accountant. Registration rates start at the very competitive price of $29.99 per year.

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You can see the complete price list and check availability at our domains page. New domains can be ordered through the customer control panel.

Faster Servers for Low-Cost Plans

Our shared hosting plans are now powered by the same high-powered servers used by our Nucleus customers. That means our low-cost hosting plans are now significantly faster than before, utilizing high-end Dual Intel Xeon CPUs, the newest SSD storage and significantly increased memory allocations.

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The new servers are able to perform up to five times faster than our previous hardware.

Existing customers will be contacted over the next few weeks to decide if they wish to move to our new, faster hosting infrastructure.