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Thousands of clients have asked us to help them import their site into our network, and our support team has always installed the site for individual clients manually. We’re more than happy to continue doing this, but we’ve also developed a new site importation feature within the Cloud Control Panel™(CCP) enabling clients to import sites easily on their own.

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We offer managed hosting and support for the Joomla and WordPress applications. Using this feature you can easily migrate your site by using a number of options. You can upload a .jpa file from your computer or paste in a link to a downloadable .jpa file from the Internet. Or you can upload individual site and database files or paste in links to downloadable site and database files on the Internet. You also have the choice of launching the application as a new product on our platform or to overwrite an existing site. Watch the video below to learn how to access and use the feature or read our Importing a Site knowledgebase article.

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After four years at the helm, Gary Jay Brooks is stepping down as CEO of CloudAccess.net and Jonathan James Gafill is stepping up to fill the position. Gary did a fantastic job as CEO and was pivotal to our success in our formative years. He will continue to help guide the company as owner/founder.

A career entrepreneur, Gary founded CloudAccess.net as MichiganMedia.net in 2008, a webdesign firm in Indian River, Michigan. In 2009 Gary became an active volunteer in the Joomla community and proposed the idea of a 30 day demo trial (hosted for free in cloud) to Open Source Matters (OSM). OSM put out a public RFP, and CloudAccess.net won the contract in April of 2010 over other larger companies like GoDaddy and Rackspace. Over the next four years Gary served as CEO, watching the company grow to host over 20,000 websites with more than 30 employees in 4 offices worldwide. More importantly, his idea for expanding the demo program put Joomla into the hands of many people who otherwise might not have been exposed to the CMS.

Prior to becoming CEO, Jonathan James Gafill served as Chief Operating Officer for the company and played an important role in shaping CloudAccess.net for close to 3 years. Originally joining the team as Project Manager in 2011, Jonathan successfully oversaw CloudAccess.net Professional Services before becoming Support Team Manager. It wasn’t long before Jonathan had a hand in managing many different departments at CloudAccess.net. Being an integral part of the team for many years, Jonathan was the natural choice to take over as CEO.

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 Throughout the last few days you’ve undoubtedly heard news about the “Heartbleed Bug”, a major vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic software library. Essentially, the bug enables the theft of information that is normally protected by SSL/TLS encryption. Each SSL or TLS certificate comes with security keys that (if compromised by Heartbleed) weaken the security of communication over the Internet using applications like email, instant messaging, other web-related services.

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CloudAccess.net server administrators actively monitor numerous security channels and we became aware of the vulnerability immediately. The bug causing the vulnerability has been around since December of 2011, but was only announced on Tuesday of this week by a team of researchers. Although there are no known real-world exploits of the bug, we have taken every measure to protect our clients, like we always do.

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It’s almost Spring, and there are several refreshing changes happening at CloudAccess.net. We have a new website and a new office location, and (most importantly) a new product to announce. WordPress, the world’s most popular content management system powering close to 20% of the world’s top websites, has now been completely integrated into the CloudAccess.net platform!

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For the last 4 years, we've focused 100% of our attention to developing the most complete web hosting platform available for the Joomla Content Management System. We've scaffolded support services around Joomla and we've helped tens of thousands of people learn how to build and maintain their own Joomla sites. We've now set our sights on doing the same thing with WordPress.

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 Last November at the Joomla World Conference in Boston, our CEO and founder Gary Jay Brooks sat down for an interview with Peter Bui at the Joomla Beat. This is super cool news because we like to tell our story, but we’re also super big fans of the Joomla Beat - it’s one of the great resources that has come out within the last few years for sharing Joomla news and such.

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In the podcast, Gary tells the story of CloudAccess.net from the very beginning, and, although it’s been captured before, Peter did a great job getting Gary to reveal a few new details. Listen to the entire podcast below.

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We’ve been part of the Joomla community for a long time now, and we’ve been involved with many Joomla! Day events and Joomla! User Groups. In fact, our company was born out of events like these. We know that JDays and JUGs offer great opportunities to meet fellow Joomla users and enjoy good company, but they also promote discussion, spark ideas, and spur innovation. We appreciate JDays and JUGs so much, we’re offering free lifetime hosting for any JDay or JUG site out there.

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If you’ve got an upcoming event or need a permanent home for your group, you can either launch a demo site and we’ll upgrade it for as long as you need it, or we’ll help you migrate an existing site into our network free of charge. We appreciate the valuable work you do and we want to support you any way we can. We’re the preferred web host for sites like Joomla! Day Chicago, Joomla! Day Ethiopia, and Joomla! Day North Carolina, among many others. We’d be proud to add your group or event to the list. Once in the network, you can experience our one-of-a-kind Cloud Control Panel™(CCP) for managing your Joomla site, and you’ll even be able to submit support tickets to get help from time to time.

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There are so many fish in the sea, and you deserve the most committed hosting provider out there. If you’re not married to your current host - if you’re not absolutely head-over-heals in love - you can save 25% on any of our hosting & support Service Level Agreements (SLAs). If you’re a demo client we’d love for you to join us in hosting matrimony by upgrading today.

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Our highly devoted support team has an unwavering passion to help you build your online home. We’ll help migrate your site or upgrade your demo account, and we know you’ll fall madly in love with our entire platform. Remember, you need only purchase one SLA - after that, each additional site is only $5 per month.

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There’s been a little hullabaloo this week about Joomla 1.5 security and other hosting companies threatening to suspend hosting services for 1.5 clients. We’re offering free migrations and continued support for any customer wanting to transfer their Joomla Instance to CloudAccess.net.

Why pick CloudAccess.net for your 1.5 hosting needs?

  • We’ll migrate the 1.5 Joomla Instance for you absolutely free of charge.
  • We immediately apply security patches provided by Joomla.
  • We will continue to provide online ticket and phone support for Joomla 1.5.
  • We have a custom-built security feature that allows you to lockdown your Joomla instance files and database files at the server level, leaving it unhackable. This tool, not offered by any other hosting provider, can let brochure Joomla 1.5 sites live indefinitely.

CloudAccess.net provides the highest quality hosting environments available, our pricing plans are straightforward and we offer an industry-leading level of Joomla and hosting support. It’s true that Joomla 1.5 has reached its end of life, and you should consider upgrading at some point. Until then, we can keep you safe. There is no reason for your hosting company to pressure you into upgrading or threaten to cancel your service. When you’re ready, we’ll even help you with the upgrade process. To get started, click on the button below and follow the steps. Our team will follow up with you if we have any questions.

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It seems like just yesterday we were looking back on all we did in 2012, but another year has gone by and it’s time to take a moment and reflect on everything that we accomplished in 2013. Here it is: The CloudAccess.net 2013 Year in Review!

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By now you’ve probably noticed our new Cloud Control Panel™(CCP) with a much improved user interface and many new features that improve the user experience. We rolled out the CCP a few weeks ago, and there are many visible changes on the front end, but do you know what goes on in the background - at the server level - to make these features possible?

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We’re really proud of the CCP and all the functionality it offers our clients. Our design and development teams have done a great job giving our clients more options and improving the user experience. The server administrators also do a lot to keep your site online while our team rolls out new features like these. There are many things involved in the process, but the one that I want to highlight in this blog is server migrations.

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