Offshore Hosting 101: Why Switzerland is the Ideal Location
Dec 03, 2018

Offshore Hosting 101: Why Switzerland is the Ideal Location

During the last couple of years, offshore hosting has become more popular, and for good reason. In this article, we will cover the main benefits associated with offshore hosting, the reasons to host offshore, disadvantages, tips for a smoother experience, and why Switzerland is an ideal location for this activity.

To kick things off, offshore hosting represents the practice in which a website is intentionally hosted outside the owner’s residence country. There are numerous motives for which a person or business entity may choose to host their website on an offshore server.

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Black Friday Sale - Get 50% off first month
Nov 22, 2018

Black Friday Sale - Get 50% off first month

The biggest sale of the year is now live and we are happy to announce a 50% first month payment discount on all products and services that we offer! To get 50% off your first month payment redeem the code BLACKSALE during checkout. This code is valid for any order of 50 CHF in value or over and is redeemable till 28th of November.

Contact our dedicated and professional support team if you have any questions about our products, sale terms, billing or need any assistance. We are always ready to help through the live chat widget and support tickets 24/7/365.

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New Payment Method & Reduced Colocation Fees
Sep 13, 2018

New Payment Method & Reduced Colocation Fees

Our team has added another cryptocurrency to the list of accepted payment methods. You can now pay for dedicated servers, VPS, cloud servers and other services with Bitcoin Cash (BCH), which is a popular cryptocurrency with high market value and a huge community. We accept Bitcoin Cash payments directly & without any extra fees.

Another great news involves colocation packages at our state-of-the-art ultra secure data center in Zurich, Switzerland. All colo packages are now free of setup fees. If you've been looking for a Swiss-based data center to house your equipment, this is just the right time to take a look at our colo offerings and save up to 700 CHF on your initial setup!

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New Dedicated Server Configurations In Stock
Aug 29, 2018

New Dedicated Server Configurations In Stock

Kappa and Kappa R are the new high performance Intel Xeon-powered dedicated server configuration that have recently become available for order. Both servers are equipped with Intel® Xeon® E3-1245V5 3.5 GHz CPUs, 2 x 2 TB SATA 6 Gbit/s storage and 64 GBs or 32 GBs of DDR4-2133 RAM, depending on the configuration you choose.

These servers are ready for order and can be deployed within a few hours. If you have any questions about these new configurations, kindly don't hesitate to contact our competent and friendly support team.

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Move Your Data to Zurich and Get a 15% Recurring Discount
Aug 29, 2018

Move Your Data to Zurich and Get a 15% Recurring Discount

Have you ever thought of moving your business to Switzerland? It's easier than you think! Well, at least for the online part of your business. Move your online property to the ultra-secure Interxion Zurich data center before September, 30 and get a 15% recurring discount for any of the 40+ dedicated servers in stock!

To get the discount simply redeem code MOVETOZURICH during checkout before September, 30 for any order of 100 CHF in value or higher.

Contact our dedicated and professional support team if you have any questions about dedicated server configurations, billing and discount terms or need any assistance. We are always ready to help through the live chat widget and support tickets 24/7/365.

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Hot Summer Deals on All Servers - Use Code 'HOTALPS' - Valid Through July, 20
Jun 25, 2018

Hot Summer Deals on All Servers - Use Code 'HOTALPS' - Valid Through July, 20

It's summer time and it's hot. The snow has melted on the slopes of the Alps and so did our prices. From now on and up to the 20th of July enjoy a 10% discount on every dedicated, virtual and cloud server in our inventory, as well as other products and services.

Redeem voucher code 'HOTALPS' on checkout to receive a discount on your order. Please also note that you can get an additional discount of up to 22% if you select a longer billing cycle.

Contact our dedicated and professional support team if you have any questions about Cloud Server configurations, billing and discount terms or need assistance. We are ready to help through the live chat widget and support tickets 24/7/365.

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The  World’s  Biggest  DDoS  Attack
May 16, 2018

The World’s Biggest DDoS Attack

On the 3rd of January 2018, GitHub, which is one of the world’s biggest software development platforms, was attacked by 1.35 terabits per seconds’ worth of traffic, at once; hence marking the world’s strongest distributed denial of service attack.

The Events

As soon as the attack started, GitHub instantly went offline, but as this happened, a digital system begun assessing the situation and what type of attack the platform was dealing with. In less than 10 minutes, the system used its DDoS mitigation service, Akamai Prolexic as an intermediary. The service then begun rerouting all traffic associated with GitHub, through scrubbing centres, which worked by identifying and blocking ill-intended packets of data. After a couple of more minutes, the offensive was stopped and GitHub was back online. Given the massive strength of the attack, the fact that it was stopped after only 10 minutes was a big surprise for both GitHub and their DDoS mitigation service.

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Get 10% Off Your Cloud Server Order - Use Code 'SWISSCLOUD' - Valid Through June, 1
Apr 22, 2018

Get 10% Off Your Cloud Server Order - Use Code 'SWISSCLOUD' - Valid Through June, 1

VMware®-powered Cloud Servers can safely be regarded as one of the most advanced, secure and highly available means of web hosting. Swiss Made Host offers both preconfigured and completely custom cloud hosting configurations that can be tailored to your needs and easily scale up when your business demands more resources. 

Shop for your own secure & private Switzerland-based Cloud Server with a 10% discount by redeeming voucher code SWISSCLOUD at checkout. This code is valid through the 1st of June. Please also note that you'll get an additional discount of up to 22% if you select a longer billing cycle.

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Carbon Neutrality, Green Data Centers and Eco-Friendly Practices in Switzerland
Apr 20, 2018

Carbon Neutrality, Green Data Centers and Eco-Friendly Practices in Switzerland

During the last couple of years, people throughout the world have become more aware of the impact that climate change is having on the environment. For those who do not know, the actively increasing carbon footprint has massive effects, including, but not limited to: rising temperatures, changing up precipitation patterns, shifting the way plants grow, rising sea levels, shoreline erosion, interferences with crop growing, diseases, economic losses and more.

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Dealing with Business Continuity in Web Hosting
Apr 19, 2018

Dealing with Business Continuity in Web Hosting

In the modern day, online businesses that serve users throughout the world via the internet, have become dependent on their digital capabilities. To put things better into perspective, issues such as natural disasters, death, security attacks, system crashes, power failures, can cause unexpected downtime of services, which in return, will affect all of its users.

Because of this, it is essential for businesses operating online, to have a contingency plan that ensures business continuity, while the company deals with whatever issue they are facing. This is especially relevant in the web hosting niche, given the fact that unexpected downtime, can affect client websites, hence their business capabilities as well. Granted, in case things go south, companies operating in this niche have to answer to clients as well. Even a few hours of downtime across all services can hurt customers, and then lead them on to moving hosting to a competitor.

In this article, we will focus on some of the most relevant aspects that have to be kept in mind, to ensure business continuity in web hosting. We will cover what business continuity plans are, the need of disaster recovery plans, the importance of ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 certifications, operating mediums, and why it is required to host a mission critical service at a certified facility, to ensure continuity of web hosting operations.

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