Email spam trends in 2020 and filtering improvements

So far this year, our mail and security teams have noticed a significant uptick in attempts to send spam to our user base. Staying on top of these trends has been a top priority for our Abuse and Mail Infrastructure teams. Across the email industry, a new trend is growing in malicious tactics that use Covid-19, a topic still gaining traction with ... Read More »

9th Sept 2020
Web Portal Refresh Coming on March 12, 2020

Our WEB PORTAL Control Panel is where you manage your hosted services like Website Hosting, Email Accounts and SSL Certificates.  We have been working on a refresh of this service and on March 12, 2020 you will see some updates in your HostSellers WEB PORTAL control panel. This refresh will include: A new home screen and navigation, ... Read More »

22nd Feb 2020
.COM Price Increases Are Coming

All indications are that the price of .COM domain names will steadily increase over the next few years. https://domainnamewire.com/2020/01/03/com-prices-are-going-up-after-verisign-pays-off-icann/ https://domainnamewire.com/2019/02/19/verisigns-annual-report-and-com-price-increases/   You can lock in at current prices now for up-to 10 years. ... Read More »

12th Feb 2020
Introducing Webmail Themes

On May 22, 2019 HostSellers will be adding support for Custom Themes in Webmail. Users will be able to customize their own Webmail experience by changing colours, uploading a background image or choosing from our gallery of images. To download a PDF of the Release Notes, customers can log into your Billing & Support Portal account, then go ... Read More »

6th May 2019
Warning to Customers about a new Email Scam: "Sextortion"

HostSellers wishes to advise our Customers about a new Email scam called "Sextortion".The Scam arrives as an extortion attempt by a supposed hacker who claims to have accessed your web cam and web browser history and has images and proof of you viewing or engaging in web porn.What makes the extortion appear legitimate is that this supposed hacker ... Read More »

13th Nov 2018
PHP v 5.x End of Life Notice - March 1, 2019

Please be advised that as of MARCH 1st, 2019 we will be ending support for PHP v 5.x as it reaches its end of life cycle. You can read more about PHP Supported Versions here.PHP Version 7.x is still supported as will future releases of PHP.PHP is a server-side scripting language sometimes used for web development and can be embedded into HTML. ... Read More »

21st Jun 2018
Warning to Customers about new Domain Name Scam

HostSellers wishes to advise our customers of an old domain name scam with a new look. Most of the scam Emails sent these days are not actually selling you domain name renewal or registration services. They actually are offering you SEO (Search Engine Optimization) services but they make the Email look like your domain name registration is about ... Read More »

20th Feb 2018
Password Strength: Advice has been wrong all these years

Bill Burr, the person responsible for advising us all to use a password that mixed letters and case with numbers and symbols (LikEtHi$1) was wrong.

So says Bill Burr himself:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bill-burr-passwords-guidance/

https://www.sciencealert.com/the-guy-who-wrote-the-book-on-passwords-now-wants-to-chuck-it-out


16th Aug 2017
End of support for PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3

Beginning March 1, 2017, HostSellers' web hosting platform will no longer support PHP versions 4, 5.2, and 5.3. The platform will support PHP 5.6 and above. Please visit http://php.net/ for additional information. Users who have websites coded in these deprecated versions of PHP are recommended to upgrade to the newest version of PHP for better ... Read More »

30th Jan 2017
Announcing Webmail Upgrade

HostSellers is pleased to announce a major upgrade to our Webmail platform. Your Webmail will be upgraded to v7 on February 1, 2017. Webmail is included as part of your Email and/or Website Hosting package to access your domain-based Email accounts in a simple, online Email client. Login to your Webmail account at the same URL as before. A link ... Read More »

24th Jan 2017