Distributed VPS Beta!

At DotBlock we are always looking to push the boundaries of what we can offer our customers. It is in that vein that we are happy to announce that one of our newest services has entered the beta stage of production. We’re excited to introduce to you our new Distributed VPS service.

Nobody likes to wait for a webpage to load and web designers work tirelessly to cut down the load times of their websites. With our new Distributed VPS offering you can cut the load time of your website while reducing the impact that multiple simultaneous visitors can have on your VPS. By linking your content across our global distributed network we can determine the delivery server closest to your site’s visitors and serve up your content to them more quickly and efficiently.

To start using the Distributed VPS beta program simply log into your online account and click ‘Manage Servers’ at the top of the page. You will see a banner for the beta program with a link to the Distributed VPS section. Select the VPS you’d like to use and click the button labeled, ‘Enable CDN’. Your VPS will be activated with the beta program and you will be able to manage the domains you’d like to use with our global network.

The beta program is open to all of our customers. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

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DotBlock is now on Google+!


After years of helping DotBlock customers and fans on Twitter and Facebook, we’re excited to join the community of Google+!

So, as a start, what would you like to see from us? Message, call, share or +1 away!

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DOTBLOCK CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN 5 DAYS!

If you haven’t already entered, you still have a chance!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

All correctly completed entries will be entered into a prize draw which will take place within 14 days of the published closing date. Winners will be notified by email when drawn. Additional information may be requested at this time to check the validity of entries.

Good luck!

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Introducing the MicroBlock!

Introducing the MicroBlock! Test out your growing development platform for only $9.95 a month!

Processor 1.5 GHZ
RAM 1 GB
SSD Storage 5 GB
Bandwidth Unmetered
Monthly Price $9.95

We hope that you are as excited about this new feature as we are!
Stay tuned, more new developments and features are coming in the very near future!

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GIVEAWAY: 6-Block VPS Hosting for 1 Year

 


WIN A 6-BLOCK VIRTUAL PRIVATE SERVER FOR 1 YEAR


Our giveaway offers a 6-block vps, for 12 months. All costs covered with our top tier technical support included!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

THE PRIZE: 1- Year 6-Block Subscription to: DotBlock VPS Hosting
Worth: 6-block is $239.70/month [x] 12 months = $2,876.40

Guaranteed CPU share & more when available
Web based console & VNC access
Choice of 32 & 64-bit platforms
KVM Virtualization Technology
RAID-10 SSD storage
Advanced management portal (demo)
Dedicated IP Address
Unmetered 100mbit Tier-1 Bandwidth

THE COMPETITION:

Simply complete any or all of the giveaway options and we’ll enter you in to the prize draw.

MORE CHANCES TO WIN:

After you’ve entered the draw, we’ll give you a unique URL to share with friends. For each friend that enters the draw from your special link, you will receive an extra +1 entry into the giveaway. You can refer up to 10 people for an extra chance to win!

You are also able to use the, “Tweet about the Giveaway,” option once daily to increase your chances!

This competition is subject to our standard competition terms. By entering you are agreeing to be bound by those terms.
Closing date for entries is 12AM Thursday August 1, 2013

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One of Our Own Has Made the Cover of Good Housekeeping!

DotBlock is pleased to announce and congratulate our very own Administrative Assistant, Jessica Odegaard for appearing on the cover of Good Housekeeping for her amazing weight loss achievement!

In July 2012, Jessica’s sister asked her to be maid of honor at her wedding, and at that moment, she was determined to change her lifestyle. “I’m so fat, I’ll wreck her photos,” she thought. Since then, Jessica has lost a total of 82 pounds, and continues to maintain a healthy weight, through consistent exercise and following Weight Watchers. “Maintaining is a challenge, but exercising three times a week definitely helps. This is just the way I live, now.”

The majority of working Americans have desk jobs, like Jessica, that require little to no physical activity. It is still possible to successfully manage a healthy lifestyle without quitting your day job. Even as simple as packing your lunch, or planning how to implement healthy eating habits during the work day can make a stunning difference overtime.

“When I first started weight watchers I was a senior in college full time student with a 20 hr/week internship while also working at least 20 hours. So I was a crazy person, and now I’m in grad school so during the semesters it’s just as crazy now. Seriously, my lunch box is what got me through.” I asked Jessica what her plan of action each day was:

“It can vary from week to week but usually, I do 1 of 3 things:
1. I will make extra food from dinners over the weekend (like grilling chicken etc., zucchini lasagna, or black bean burgers)
2. Quick and easy lunch meat/deli sandwiches, or
3. Salads. And no matter what staple I have for lunch I always bring a Chobani Greek Yogurt with me and 2 different types of fruit. ”

It goes to show, you can achieve anything when you put your mind to it. Your goals are just around the corner.

Professional photos and information credit to Good Housekeeping.

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DotBlock Connect Winners – January 2013

DotBlock would like to congratulate our latest winners of our monthly DotBlock Connect contest!

Twitter: Jarrett Melvin
Facebook: Raymond Baastad

Congratulations to you both, we have credited your accounts with a free month of service!

Be sure to tag us in a comment, post, status or tweet to qualify yourself!  We pick a winner at random each month!!

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DotBlock Connect Winners – November 2012

DotBlock would like to congratulate our latest winners of our monthly DotBlock Connect contest!

Twitter: Scott Withers
Facebook: Nikolay Bokhonok

Congratulations to you both, we have credited your accounts with a free month of service!

Be sure to tag us in a comment, post, status or tweet to qualify yourself!  We pick a winner a random each and every month!!

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DotBlock Connect Winners – October 2012

DotBlock would like to congratulate our latest winners of our monthly DotBlock Connect contest!

Twitter: Vladimir Forfutdinov
Facebook: Mayank Gupta

Congratulations to you both, we have credited your accounts with a free month of service!

Be sure to follow us and like us on both Facebook and Twitter for your chance to win free service every month!

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Unmetered Bandwidth

Here at DotBlock we are constantly looking for ways to not only improve our level of service, but to also improve each of our customer’s experience.

We have recently begun providing Unmetered Bandwidth on ALL of our VPS packages. This change is applicable to all of our clients, both old and new.

We hope that you are as excited about this new feature as we are! Stay tuned, more new developments and features are coming in the very near future!

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