Important “End of Service” Notice for One Firefly's Basic Hosting Service
Important “End of Life” Notice for One Firefly's Basic Hosting Service
Effective December 31st, that we are ending support for our legacy Basic Hosting service. If you are receiving this email, it means you are on our Basic Hosting service plan and your attention is required. If you are not the person who handles your organization's website matters, please forward this message to the appropriate person(s).
With the ever evolving and progressing changes in technology, sometimes “technical” services can become outdated, and ultimately underserve its users. In short, out with the old, in with the new.
In case you missed it, earlier this year (on February 9th) we unveiled a unique and specialized professional web hosting service for Technology Integrators, One Firefly Pro Hosting. To learn more about this great service, visit the link below…
One Firefly Pro Hosting Service:
Our new hosting solution is finely tailored to ensure you get the best reliability, performance, and security from your One Firefly created website. This effort was done to better serve our clients who host with us, by providing best-in-class solutions for their online needs (including frequent local and remote backups, uptime monitoring, CMS and extension updates, firewall and security updates, website hardening, and more…)
Why did we improve our hosting service with Pro Hosting?
Your website is run on a powerful CMS platform. Regular updates and security patches are routinely released to ensure website owners can keep their online presence protected. Like most of the major hosting companies, we have recognized the need for greater pro-active web security and maintenance services for CMS websites, and have developed solutions that will meet the demand these websites require.
In keeping up with the demands pace of technology, we decided to expire the now legacy basic hosting services in favor of our Pro Hosting solutions, in efforts to better serve our clients, and ensure their most important online asset is well protected. For this reason, we will no longer support the legacy basic hosting service as of December 31st. We will continue to host your website under the basic plan for the time being, but you will need to migrate your services to our Pro Hosting solution to better protect your site.
Good news - we can get this done for you quite seamlessly; we just need your official permission to proceed, and for you to call our office.
Call Our Office: (954) 921-2393
Of course you always have options, so we have outlined them for you below. Please read and consider carefully…
OPTION 1: One Firefly Professional Hosting Services (Recommended)
Choose this option to migrate your services to our new Pro Hosting solution. The Pro Package will include 20GB of Storage on a SSD drive, 16GB Ram, On-Server, Off-Server & Remote Backups, CMS Updates and Uptime Monitoring.
Additionally, should your site require any restoration or cleaning, this service will be provided at no charge to clients on the 'Pro Package.'
- On-Server (Local) Backups
- Off-Server Backups
- Remote Backup
Maintenance and Security:
- Firewall and hardening of website
- CMS Updates
- Core Extension Updates
- Real-time monitoring of your website’s performance, health and uptime
….from a team you already know, and who knows you.
Cost: $60/mo (or $600/annual)
To learn more about One Firefly Professional Hosting head over to our website by clicking the link below...
OneFirefly Pro Hosting:
OPTION 2: Third Party Hosting
Choose this option if you decide to host your website elsewhere, and not migrate your services to Pro Hosting with One Firefly.
*** CAUTION ***
Maintenance, CMS Updates/CMS Security, and Backup Redundancy is not provided by One Firefly with this option (as it is in Option 1 above), and is generally not provided with most standard hosting plans. You will need to consult with your third party host to determine if they can provide any of these services, and at what additional cost. Consider carefully before going with this option.
Option 3 - Do Nothing
If you decide to do nothing, you should understand that an outdated CMS installation poses significant security risks to your website. As it stands, your website is vulnerable to attackers looking to exploit outdated CMS installations. Your immediate attention is strongly recommended. If you decide to do nothing, and later require assistance to get your site healthy due to an attack, One Firefly will be happy to assist. However cleaning and restoring a website to health is a lengthy process, and as such the appropriate fees for such service will apply. Please consider being proactive and protecting your site now by signing up for the appropriate hosting plan that will provide the ultimate peace of mind.
Curious to know how often your site should be backed up? Have questions about hosting in general? Check out our blog on the subject here: http://www.onefirefly.com/blog-link/web/everything-you-should-look-for-in-a-website-hosting-provider
We look forward to continually to providing you with best-in-class services.
Let's speak soon.