2012 Giveaway Winners Announced

Hey everyone!  The CubixCloud “Second Year in Business” Giveaway has concluded!  We picked winners at random from our new & existing customers who purchased new CubixCloud services between August 21, 2012 and September 9, 2012.

Please congratulate our grand prize winner, Ryan from OrangeSoda.com, who won a brand new Apple iPad 3!

Also, we would like to congratulate our 2nd place winners, customers Andrew Goldenberg and Erie Putranto, who will each receive a free 512 MB VPS for 3 months!  Thanks guys!

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway by purchasing new CubixCloud services!

We are constantly working to improve and refine our services and support to achieve our goal of becoming the world leader in the global web hosting market. With many future plans in place, we’re looking forward to many years ahead.

Here’s to another year in business!

– CubixCloud Staff

CubixCloud’s Second Year In Operation and iPad 3 Giveaway!

Celebrating The Beginning Of Our Second Year

After one year of serving the Web hosting community, we are excited to continue moving forward and announce two giveaways for our new and existing customers. Since the beginning, CubixCloud has grown from a small hosting company with just one server into an industry standard hosting provider with many servers under management and for lease.

CubixCloud provides web services and solutions built with speed, stability, security, and support in mind. We realize there are many other Web Hosting companies to choose from but we know the features we offer, bundled with our great support, is what make us the better choice for you. We are confident that you won’t find a better hosting experience anywhere else.

We are constantly working to improve and refine our services and support to achieve our goal of becoming the world leader in the global web hosting market. With many future plans in place, we’re looking forward to many years ahead.

iPad 3 and VPS Giveaway

In celebration of CubixCloud’s 2nd year in operation, from now until September 9th, you’ll have a chance to win a brand new 16GB Wi-Fi Apple iPad 3. This offer is valid worldwide.

Each product or service purchased from CubixCloud (excluding Domain Names) between now and September 9th will give you one chance to win. Every new service you sign up for increases your odds of winning! No Gimmicks or Catches, this is a 100% Free Apple iPad 3, which is brand new and unopened in its original box!

The contest will end at 11:59pm EST on September 9th, 2012. The winner will be chosen at random, and announced on September 10th 2012.

Two second place winners will be chosen to win a 512MB VPS for 3 Months (http://cubixcloud.com/vps.php – $30 value, each)

We will send an e-mail to the winner and they must confirm their address within 72 hours. We will also be drawing two winners for free VPS service on September 10th. The winner must have an active service with CubixCloud, which was purchased between August 18th and September 9th, which is not in the refund or cancellation process. CubixCloud reserves the right of final decision should any dispute arise.

If the winner lives in a country that cannot receive an iPad via UPS Priority Shipping from the US, we will make a deposit of USD $499 to his/her PayPal account.


Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions that you may have. http://cubixcloud.com/contact.php


End Of The Month Discounts: April 2012

April ends as the sales begin! Get yourself a 32 player Minecraft server and check out our discounted ColoCrossing servers. If you’re looking for a custom plan, contact us! 

Minecraft Slot Server – Sheep Plan
$17.25/month (3 months)
2GB RAM, 32 Players
Save $4.25 for 3 months
Use coupon code “WeLoveMC”
Premium Dedicated Server #1
Intel Core i7-950 Dedicated Server
24GB DDR3-1333 RAM
2x 1TB Seagate SATA Hard Drives (7200rpm)
Software RAID available +$0
Hardware RAID available +$40
5TB Bandwidth on 100Mbps 1Gbps Port
Semi-Managed Technical Support
Location: Chicago, IL (Dupont Fabros Technology Data Centre – ColoCrossing)
Monthly Price: $189.99 $165.99
Setup Time: 48 hours
Add-on pricing and custom servers are available – contact us.
Premium Dedicated Server #2
Intel E3-1230 Dedicated Server
32GB DDR3-1333 RAM / Memory
2x 1TB Seagate SATA Hard Drive (7200rpm)
Software RAID available +$0
Hardware RAID available +$40
5TB Bandwidth on 100Mbps 1Gbps Port
Semi-Managed Technical Support
Location: Chicago, IL (Dupont Fabros Technology Data Centre – ColoCrossing)
Monthly Price: $239.99 $219.99
Setup Time: 48 hours
Add-on pricing and custom servers are available – contact us.
Use our coupon code “10off” to save 10% on all CubixCloud products!

What To Look For In A Small Business Hosting Solution

If you look around, you will find hundreds of web hosts and service providers out there. How do you know what you need for your website?  Where should you purchase these services? I’ll try to answer all of your questions in this article. Here are few simple things to think about before purchasing web services for your small business.

Shared Hosting is a web hosting service where many websites are hosted on one (or multiple) web servers connected to the Internet. Each site is placed on in its own account to keep it separate from other sites. Because many people share this server, this is generally the most economical option for hosting. Shared hosting is a great choice for beginners because you’re usually provided with a control panel and many easy to use tools. This is a great starting point for a small businesses.

Shared web hosting generally ranges from $2 to $6/month.

VPS (Virtual Private Server) refers to a virtual machine running in software on the same physical computer as other customers’ virtual machines. You could think of it as an individual virtual computer. A VPS is dedicated to the individual customer, has the privacy of a separate physical computer, and can be configured to run any server software you need. Usually, the user has full root access to the virtual machine’s operating system. A virtual private server is not usually recommended for beginners unless it includes “full management” from the provider, in which the provider could setup a control panel and easy to use tools for the client. VPS gives you more control than Shared Hosting as you can install whichever software your business needs.

Virtual private servers are usually priced from $5 up to $50/month, depending on your needs.

A Dedicated Server refers to a type of hosting service in which a user would lease an entire server, not shared with any other users, in a data center. This is more flexible than shared hosting and virtual private servers. As a dedicated server client, you have full control over the server along with dedicated resources all to yourself. This includes, a choice of hardware, operating system, software, etc. Server administration can usually be provided by the hosting company for an additional cost. Dedicated servers are hosted in data centers, providing redundant power sources and systems to ensure your server is up 24/7. The server hardware is usually owned by the provider and in some cases they will provide support for your operating system or software applications. A dedicated server may be beneficial to your small business if you’re running resource intensive web applications, data bases, selling hosting space to your clients, etc.

Dedicated servers range from $50 up to $500 or more. Warning: be careful with hosts claiming to offer a dedicated server for less then $40. It’s nearly impossible to provide a dedicated server, which would be useful to you, for less than $40/month. This could lead to a terrible service and you may end up with a lot of unwanted downtime.

Storage and Bandwidth: When you’re choosing a hosting solution for your small business, disk (storage) space and bandwidth are very important aspects to pay attention to. You would not want to end up with a hosting plan that does not offer you the kind of storage space and bandwidth that is required by your website or application. It’s always better to have more available just in case your estimate is incorrect. No one is able to tell you the best amount of disk space and bandwidth because we’re unsure of your exact needs. However, your web service provider should be able to help figure out the amount of resources you will need.

Beware of Overselling: Overselling, also known as over-subscribing, is when a web host or company provides plans that are unsustainable if every one of their customers use all allocated resources. For example, a VPS provider may offer ten clients, 1GB of RAM. If their server only has access to 8GB of RAM, all clients will not be able to use the entire 1GB at the same time. There is no way to ever know if your web host is overselling without a lot of investigation. If you notice slow performance, disconnects, and degrading service over time, it’s possible you’re being hosted on an oversold node (server). If the price is too good to be true, it’s possible that your host is “overselling” their resources.

Upgrades: It’s important to find out from your web host ahead of time if you can easily upgrade in the future. As your business grows, you may want to upgrade your service. You should make sure that your website will have limited downtime during the upgrade and that it can be done at any time, paying only the difference in price.

Customer Support: Custom service is one of the most important aspects of web hosting. Although its’ not always needed by customers, many hosts offer 24/7 Live Support.  It is probably in your best interest to learn about your hosts “Ticket” or “Support” system so you can easily contact them if anything goes wrong.

Warning: If you’re purchasing an “Un-Managed” or “Self Managed” service, your server provider or web host will not assist you with any software installs, setup, etc. These hosts only manage the hardware to ensure the service they are providing you never goes offline.

Where to buy: There are hundreds of web hosts and service providers. The only ways of knowing which one will provide what you need is by asking them and reading reviews. You can find many great web service reviews at this forum: WebHostingTalk.com. Keep in mind, most web service providers offer some sort of money back guarantee. This way, if the service you ordered doesn’t end up working out, you can get your money back and try something else.

Good luck! Have a question? Post a comment below.



CubixCloud: Version 3.0

Here at CubixCloud Web Services, we are always looking for ways to expand and improve. Recently, we began offering new services and with that, a new website. Over the last three weeks, we’ve managed to get many new customers to help us test out our new VPS servers and other offers. We’re happy to announce the launch of our new website and offers. Just this week, we pushed the beta website live at http://cubixcloud.com.

What’s New?

VPS Plans – We have moved all virtual private server nodes to Chicago and are offering a range of new virtual servers. With this, we offer 1Gbps network speeds, more secure drives, additional add-ons, improved support and all around better servers. From $5.99 to $39.99, we are sure you will find the perfect virtual server to meet your needs.

VPS Reseller – By purchasing a reseller resource package, you will be able to create custom virtual servers to offer to your clients under your own business name and keep the profit! We will manage the system for you. You don’t need to worry about system administration, a task which sometimes becomes difficult for new VPS providers. A top goal for our reseller plans is keeping it simple, affordable, and practical.

Master Reseller – The pricing for this feature is currently not available. If you have a reseller account already, or you’re looking to get one, contact us to add Master Reseller for a low price. Begin selling reseller accounts to your customers today!

As always, if you have any questions, please submit a ticket and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Remember, custom plans are available for almost all services.

Join the Cloud, with CubixCloud. 🙂

Halloween Hosting Special Offer: 40% off Unlimited and Basic hosting plans.

Monday and Tuesday, Oct 31 to Nov 1 only! Happy Halloween, everyone! Get 40% off of Basic and Unlimited web hosting plans by using the coupon code:


You will receive 40% off of either plan for six re-occurring payments (months). This offer applies to new customers only. I hope you all have a great week! Thanks for choosing CubixCloud.



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