Monthly Archives: May 2012

Servers now available in Phoenix

GreenGeeks is expanding. Since inception, we’ve been provisioning servers for our US-based services at our Chicago data center. As of today, we’ve added a second location and are now provisioning servers in Phoenix, Arizona!

The new data center is fully automated so we’re able to provide the same seamless service to you. To view details about our data centers, please visit our data center & servers page. Customers will be provisioned both in our Chicago and Phoenix data centers depending on availability.

If you want to run a test on the network that we have there, here’s the test IP:


PHP 5.3 Server Updates

About a month ago, we wrote an article about some changes that were being made to the PHP versions across our fleet of servers. We have made some changes to the procedure for using either PHP 5.2 or 5.3. Over the past few weeks, we have been making changes to our servers in order to make 5.3 the default PHP version for new customers. For our existing customers, you are being notified via email when this change is made on the server you are on. If you are currently using PHP 5.2, we are adding the following line to your htaccess to make sure that continues to happen:

AddHandler php5_2-wrap .php

For those now wanting to use PHP 5.3, you may simply remove that line from your htaccess file. For those currently using the 5.3 handler, there is nothing for you to do and PHP 5.3 will continue to be your PHP version.

Rest assured that your desired PHP version will remain the same, and only those who want to upgrade to PHP 5.3 will need to make the change to their htaccess file. We expect all of our servers to be using this system by the middle of June. If you have any questions about these changes, we are always here to help. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Backup your data before it’s too late!

Security and backup for your website has always been a big deal for us here at GreenGeeks and we put a great amount of energy to ensure your website data is secure and backed up… we run on the principle of being safe than sorry — so as far as your website is concerned, you’re covered.

But what about the files on your PC? With technology being a big part of our lives, you run the risk of losing everything just by clicking the wrong link in your e-mail! Regular PC backups are important and you shouldn’t neglect it.

We’re proud to announce that we’ve partnered with ZipCloud to offer GreenGeeks customers a FREE automated backup trial and unlimited storage space for your personal files from ZipCloud.

What are the risks of not regularly backing up your PC?

Without backing up your data regularly, you run the risk of losing valuable documents, music, videos, pictures, years of memories due to corruption by viruses, malware, hard drive failure or human error. Here are some quick facts to prove it:

  • Hard Drives fail 15 times more than manufacturers estimates.
  • 46% of users lose their data due to drive failure every year.
  • 50% of all hard drives fail within 5 years from purchase.
  • 1/3 of IT pro’s believe that data loss may lead to bankruptcy.
  • 70% of small businesses consider just 1 data loss event risky.
  • 50% of them have already experienced data loss to some degree.

Get Free Automated PC Backup in the Cloud Now!

The best way to prevent a disaster is to be pro-active, not re-active. Don’t wait until all your data is gone before you start thinking about backing up your precious data. ZipCloud is the easiest way to keep your files safe and secure. It will automatically backup all of your computer files to the cloud, your data will be safely stored and you can access it anytime from any device in the world simply by logging into the ZipCloud control panel. Sign up now and protect your data!

  • 100% Automated Backup of your files
  • Unlimited Storage
  • Encrypted & Secure Backup
  • Access Files from Anywhere in the World
  • FREE Trial for GreenGeeks customers.