TCH No Spam!

TotalChoice offers reliable Spam and Virus Protection for all TCH customers.
If you are hosting a website with TCH you can add on No Spam starting at $1.95 per month.
TCH No Spam covers individual domains and all email accounts associated with them. This service provides protection against: spyware, junk mail, spam, phishing attacks, viruses, internet telemarketers.
Any TCH customer can easily add on No Spam to their domains hosted with TCH. Login to TCH client central > click Services > navigate to View Available Addons > Order No Spam.
As with all new services you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to best utilize TCH No Spam services and get instant protection!
Customer satisfaction is important to us. We welcome feedback from our loyal TCH customers.

Please discuss all questions,comments or concerns, in the forums. Follow this link:

TCH No Spam Forums Discussion

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PHP Upgrades

TCH Family,

We would like to announce, starting Friday, February 10th, 2017.  web hosting accounts will begin upgrades to a new version of PHP. In order for smooth transitions and customer satisfaction, please be aware of the upcoming changes. This change will most likely affect your web site.  Due to the widespread effect this may have on our client base, and in an effort to offer the fastest support possible, we have chosen to stagger these updates to our server farm throughout the month of February. Updates about your server will be posted in its appropriate forum thread. This can be found by navigating to the forums, and locating the thread labeled your server name.

We will be offering the following versions:

Apache 2.4, PHP 5.4, PHP 5.5, PHP 5.6, and PHP 7.0

After being upgraded, users will be able to access the MultiPHP editor located in their cPanel and select from the above options listed. Furthermore, we will be implementing a more advanced, and efficient MultiPHP Manager..

We hope for a fast, and productive month of these changes. If you have any questions, or concerns. Feel free to Inquire to us about them. As we want to make this a quick and painless process!

The developers of PHP announced in March of 2013 that PHP 5.3 would enter its End of Life Cycle.  If this may come as a surprise to you, please reference our blog and social media postings dating as far back as of May 2014. If your website runs an outdated version of any software, such as PHP 5.3, this can potentially put your web hosting account at risk. Taking this into account, we are officially ending support for PHP 5.3.

If you have questions or comments, this can be discussed on our forums. Which you can find by going to the following link

Thank you.

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Spam and Virus Protection now available for Shared Hosting Clients!

Dear TCH Family,

If you have a shared hosting account with us please be aware of the following announcement.  This offer only applies to TCH clients and is not available as a stand alone product.

TotalChoice now offers enterprise class Spam & Virus Protection for your email accounts. Our Spam & Virus Protection is built on TotalChoice’s Infrastructure and has the reliability and up time that you’ve come to know from TotalChoice.

For the low price of $1.95 per month you can protect a single domain and all its email accounts from spyware, junk mail, spam mail, phishing attacks, viruses and much more. This service covers one domain and unlimited email accounts and of course unlimited email.

If you would like to add this feature to your hosting account simply login to our client central area located at https://billing.totalchoicehosting.com/ and look for the add new services button on the left page and from there click add on services.

Who would have believed it could be this inexpensive and easy to clean your inbox and keep those nasty viruses out of way.

Thank you for your business and happy hosting.

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POP before SMTP no longer supported

Many of you recently awoke to the sudden issue of not being able to send mail. The issue you were experiencing with your email was due to the “POP before SMTP” feature being automatically disabled by a cPanel update. This feature allows you to continue to send mail for a time period after successfully receiving/checking your email.

POP before SMTP is antiquated alternative method of authentication that was never officially supported nor very secure. If you are still using this method, we recommend you enable SMTP Authentication in your mail client.

We have now reverted this change and enabled the POP before SMTP feature to allow users time to make changes to thier mail client. We do not currently have a time frame for how long we will continue to keep this feature active, but we will announce before it is removed.

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The unlimited game

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Web Site running slow?  Maybe your unlimited hosting is not really unlimited!

Choosing the right hosting company to host your business or personal web site can be a daunting task.  So many Hosting companies in the market place are misrepresenting their services by offering unlimited hosting.

Truth of the matter is Unlimited Hosting does not exist.  It is a sales gimmick to lure customers in by offering them everything for little or nothing. In reality,  everything has a limit.  These unscrupulous hosts bet on the fact that the vast majority of the clients that they trick into signing up with them will in fact never use very many resources.  The clients that use a lot of resources are kicked to the curb and terminated without notice. This is done by citing the Terms of Service (TOS) which spells out in very fine terms what can be used.  This is a highlight from a TOS from such a company:

10.2. Enforced resource limits for shared and reseller packages:
10% CPU Usage
5% Memory Usage (or 512 MB)
50 Running Processes
15 Minute Max Execution Time
100,000 Total Inodes
500 outgoing email messages per 60 minute period (all excess messages will be discarded and not delivered)

This is horrible considering the fact that when these poor clients signed up for service they were told everything was unlimited.  At TotalChoice we do not place limits on our clients, because we do NOT oversell our servers.  Unlimited hosts can stay in business because they depend on people not using the resources that they purchase.  At TCH we want our clients to use the resources they bought and we leave it on the table for them to use at any time they need.  This is why our hosting packages are very defined and the client knows what they are buying, it is their money after all.

Choose wisely my friends.

Happy Hosting

Bill Kish

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