Winhost news

.NET 8.0 hosting is here

December 2023

.NET 8 / ASP.NET Core 8.0 is now supported on our hosting plans. Learn more about ASP.NET hosting plans

Winhost Managed Hosting Services

March 2023

Winhost launches Fully-Managed Hosting Services for customers who outgrow our shared hosting plans. Learn more about Managed Hosting Services

SQL 2022 Hosting is Here!

March 2023

Winhost launches SQL 2022 hosting. Learn more about SQL hosting plans

.NET 7.0 hosting is here

December 2022

.NET 7 / ASP.NET Core 7.0 is now supported on our hosting plans.

Multifactor Authentication

September 2022

We have added the option to enable two-factor authentication in the Winhost Control Panel. MFA uses phone text message verification.

PHP Updates

July 2022

We have added support for PHP 8.0 and PHP 8.1.

.NET Core Updates

July 2022

The following.NET Core updates are now availalbe on all Winhost servers - .NET Core 6.0.6, .NET Core 5.0.17, and .NET Core 3.1.26,

Introducing Private SQL Server

June 2022

The Private SQL Server service provides a fully-managed dedicated virtual server that will only host your SQL databases and no other customer. Your databases have access to all of the server resources - CPU, memory and storage. Learn more about Private SQL Server.

ASP.NET Core 6.0 hosting is here

December 2021

.NET 6 or ASP.NET Core 6.0 is now supported on our Windows 2012 and Windows 2016 servers.

ASP.NET Core 5.0 hosting is here

December 2020

.NET 5 or ASP.NET Core 5.0 is now supported on our Windows 2012 and Windows 2016 servers.

.NET Core and PHP Updates

November 2020

.NET Core: We updated to .NET Core 3.1.9 and .NET Core 2.1.23.
PHP: We updated PHP 7.4 to PHP 7.4.11. We updated PHP 7.3 to PHP 7.3.23. We updated PHP 7.2 to PHP 7.2.34.

SQL 2019 Available

July 2020

SQL 2019 is now available as a SQL Server database option. .

PHP 7.4 Available

May 2020

PHP 7.4 is now available on IIS8+ servers. We also updated PHP 7.2/7.3 to the latest minor versions.

Microsoft Office 365 Backup Solution Launched

March 2020

We now offer a comprehensive automated Microsoft 365 backup and archiving service with recovery tools. Back up your Office 365 Email, Attachments, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, OneDrive, SharePoint, Groups and Teams with unlimited storage and unlimited retention. M365Backup starts at $3.34 per month per user and a FREE Trial is available. Find out more about M365Backup here.

Email Backup Solution Launched

February 13, 2020

We now offer an Email Backup solution to backup your email (and attachments) hosted at Winhost and anywhere else, including Office 365 and Gmail. EmailBackup starts at $1 per month and your first 30 days is FREE. Find out more about EmailBackup here.

.NET Core 3 Hosting available

October 15, 2019

We now fully support .NET Core 3 Hosting.

The Winhost Power Plan is here!

June 26, 2019

We launched a new Power Plan for those customers with extremely busy sites, sites that need more server resources, or sites that outgrow our Ultimate plan. Check out our hosting plans here.

SQL 2017 hosting is available

January 29, 2019

SQL 2017 is available as an SQL database option for all our hosting plans.

Windows 2016 hosting available

March 14, 2018

We offer hosting on Windows Servers 2016 which comes with IIS 10.X.

ASP.NET Core Versions 1 and 2, FDD or SCD

January 8, 2018

We now fully support ASP.NET Core 2 (as well as version 1) on our IIS10 and IIS8 web servers. Applications that were previously run in self-contained mode can now be run in framework-dependent mode (or vice versa).

Year-end special discount on new sites

October 25, 2017

From now through the end of the year, you will receive a 25% discount on all new sites ordered in Control Panel. The discount applies to whichever billing cycle you select, so the longer the term, the more you'll save. To take advantage of this limited-time offer, just go to the "Sites" area of Control Panel and click the "Order New Site" button.

The Winhost Affiliate Program and Why You Should Be Using It

June 14th, 2017

It’s time to take a look at the Winhost Affiliate Program, where we pay you a commission of 60% of the hosting fees paid at the time of purchase. Read more...

Introducing fully managed WordPress hosting, security and hardening

March 29th, 2017

If you rely on WordPress and are worried about being hacked or compromised, or you just don’t have time to keep up with the frequent updates and maintenance, we just launched a service made for you. Read more...

Email change related to the postmaster@ address for your domain

March 15th, 2017

We’re rolling out a change to the email system that you should be aware of. Read more...

ASP.NET Core update

March 13th, 2017

ASP.NET Core 1.1 is now available at Winhost, as is .NET Core 1.0.3. Read more...

Using myLittleAdmin on Winhost

February 7th, 2017

Sometimes you can’t use SSMS – maybe you’re dealing with corporate proxy restrictions, or you’re using a computer without SSMS installed. That’s where myLittleAdmin steps in. myLittleAdmin is a web-based SQL management tool that provides a friendly interface for editing tables, working on stored procedures, running queries and a lot more. Read more...

Ready or Not, It’s Time to Consider HTTPS

December 29th, 2016

Things are changing rapidly, so it's in your best interest to start planning your move to https. Read more...

Setting up the SpamExperts Email Filtering Service

November 4th, 2016

We have partnered with SpamExperts to provide high level spam filtering services that are easy to manage and really affordable. Here's a tutorial covering the steps necessary to activate SpamExperts for your Winhost domain (though you can set up SpamExperts service for domains hosted elsewhere too). Read more...

PCI scanning service

October 28th, 2016

If you accept credit card payments – or plan to in the future – you will have to have regular PCI scans of your site and a review of your data handling procedures. The SiteLock PCI service can make that process much easier. Read more...

php 7 is here

October 10th, 2016

We’ve added php 7 to the mix, and also updated the 5.3, 5.4, 5.5 and 5.6 php versions to the latest (and in some cases final) builds. Read more...

Disabling php for your site

September 29th, 2016

If you don’t use php in your site - or an application that is php based - you may want to disable php as a preventative security measure. Read more...

Upcoming domain registration changes

September 26th, 2016

After December 1, 2016, when you change the first name, last name, contact email or organization field for your domain, it will trigger something called the "trade process." If you're not sure what that means, check out our blog post. Read more...

Deploying a .NET Core 1.0 Application

September 14th, 2016

A tutorial on deploying an ASP.NET Core 1.0 Application to Winhost using Web Deploy. Read more...

Making a MySQL database backup using MySQL Workbench

September 12th, 2016

Making a backup in MySQL workbench is a pretty easy task once you know what to do, but it can be a little confusing the first time around. We can save you some time with these instructions. Read more...

Control Panel layout changes

August 26th, 2016

We've moved a few things around in Control Panel. Read more...

SQL 2016 is now available

August 4th, 2016

Today we’re announcing the availability of SQL 2016. It’s available now in the MS SQL Manager of Control Panel. Read more...

New top level domain extensions are available

July 21st, 2016

We have added five new domain extensions to the mix: .cloud, .club, .pro, .store, and .xyz. You can check out our website for domain pricing, or go to Control Panel right now to order a new domain name.

ASP.NET Core is available now

July 20th, 2016

We have updated our Windows 2012 servers to support ASP.NET Core. This is the latest rewrite of ASP.NET from Microsoft (previously known as .NET 5). Read more...

CTB-locker ransomware now affecting websites

March 1st, 2016

The people who write ransomware have figured out how to encrypt your website files and hold them for ransom, and compromises are spreading rapidly across the web. Your best defense is a consistent, easy to use back up service. We have that for you. Read more...

Introducing SpamExperts Email Filtering Service

February 25th, 2016

We have partnered with Spam Experts to bring you the leading premium spam filtering service available today. Spam Experts filters millions of emails daily. They have the ability to detect emerging threats early so their spam filtering engine is always up-to-date. Read more...

Getting Started with RavenDB

January 19th, 2016

Did you know there is a NoSQL database solution you can install in your Winhost account? It’s RavenDB. In this guide, Rei Tu will show you how to get RavenDB installed and running. Read more...

Winhost Supports Classic ASP and Microsoft Access Databases

June 10th, 2015

Did your current host drop support for Active Server Pages, or Classic ASP? (We’re looking at you, GoDaddy!) Well, we support it! And we’re committed to continuing support for Classic ASP sites on modern servers. Read more...

Automatically back up your SQL databases to the cloud

June 10th, 2015

Our SiteBackup service can now automatically back up your MS SQL databases to the cloud. You've always had the ability to back up site files and MySQL databases, but we're excited to add the ability to back up MS SQL databases. Read more...

Google Chrome, SSL certificates, SHA-1, SHA-2 and the "obsolete cryptography" message

April 28, 2015

If you use an SSL certificate (https) on your site, you may have seen a couple of new things happening in Google Chrome. Read more...

Winners of a year of free hosting announced

April 23rd, 2014

When we sent out an email announcing the availability of the new option to auto-renew domain names, we also mentioned that everyone who switched to automatic domain renewal would be eligible to win a free year of hosting. Here are the winners. Read more...

More memory? More storage space? Okay, you’ve got it.

January 21st, 2014

You’ve been telling us that you need more space for your files and more memory for your applications, so we have increased all the quotas! Read more...

Important new domain registry rule that you can't afford to ignore

January 10th, 2014

If you're unaware of the new rule it could cause some unnecessary problems. Check out our article so you'll know what to expect. Read more...