Why I Love Blacknight!

Blacknight haven’t gotten their deserved mention here at all I noticed today, for any of you who are unfamiliar Blacknight are a web hosting company based in Carlow. I myself have been using Blacknight for over a year and a half. [Finally every one of my domains is on Blacknight instead of across multiple register’s!]

But this post isn’t to point out how many domain names I have registered with Blacknight, it is to point out what an amazing hosting company they are, so in a randomly ordered list this is why I love Blacknight;

  1. Great offers on domains every week, monthly offers are usually emailed to you.. real money saving stuff! 😉
  2. They accept laser card payments, as we hate having to use the expensive credit card!
  3. Their hosting is 100% reliable, most hosts tell you they have 99.8% uptime, and then they go up and down constantly, not Blacknight I actually cannot remember a single day where any of my sites went offline for even a half hour. 😀
  4. Cheaper than the majority of hosts, Blacknight’s lowest package starts at €5  a month, you’d really struggle to find a host that well priced!
  5. Amazing support; I’ve emailed Blacknight with hosting queries on multiple occasions and they are always extremely quick to get back to you with an answer, calling them is even better and you don’t have to worry about waiting with 1850[callsave].
  6. A great backup vault that takes care of backups for you, because we all know what happens when you don’t have backups! 😉
  7. Multiple websites on one package, the reason I originally moved to Servage hosting, if you do web design or just have a lot of websites this is seriously the most money saving feature you can find on a web host.
  8. VPS’s start at €16 a month, I have yet to upgrade my package to a VPS, I  see myself doing it in future especially with the low starting price of €16 a month!

So overall, thank you Blacknight for being such a great host and to everybody else out there hosting websites if your not using Blacknight, check them out!

Who Hosts Irish Blogs ?

Hosts of Irish Blogs

Back to a post I did last year I went and found who was hosting Irish blogs for 2009. As you can see there is your piechart and heres the stats:
BLACKNIGHT – 46 Irish Blogs Hosted
GOOGLE – 30 Irish Blogs Hosted
HOSTING365 – 11 Irish Blogs Hosted
WORDPRESS – 10 Irish Blogs Hosted
GODADDY – 5 Irish Blogs Hosted
DIGIWEB – 4 Irish Blogs Hosted
TYPEPAD – 3 Irish Blogs Hosted
THEPLANET – 3 Irish Blogs Hosted
SLICEHOST – 3 Irish Blogs Hosted
COGNOTENT – 2 Irish Blogs Hosted
WEBHOST IRELAND – 2 Irish Blogs Hosted
BLUEHOST – 2 Irish Blogs Hosted
SERVAGE – 2 Irish Blogs Hosted