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I am retiring and taking Cruiskeen Consulting LLC with me

I have been the sole owner of Cruiskeen Consulting LLC since it started. I've reached retirement age and have decided that 10 years of building this company has been enough. I am planning to retire in early 2019 and therefore am putting the company on a retirement plan as well. My plan is to stop all hosting and support services from Cruiskeen Consulting LLC by January of 2019. We are working on transition plans with all current clients, but are no longer accepting new orders for hosting or support contracts. 

This has been a difficult decision, but I felt it was best to simply shut down rather than attempt to sell to another company.  This way all hosting and support will be in the hands of our current customers. 

It has been a great run. I am looking forward to working on some personal projects, technical and otherwise, as well as being able to travel and do other things that have been next to impossible for the owner of a small agency. 

Critical Drupal Updates today

Critical updates are being released for Drupal 6, 7, and 8  today between 1 and 2:30 PM Central Time. We take this one particularly seriously and will be spending most of the afternoon doing updates to our clients who are on maintenance for Drupal. We expect to have these all done within a few hours, although those clients running Drupal Distributions or Drupal 6 may have to wait a while for all of the software to be released on these platforms. 

Hosting packages now at CMS-FARM.COM

We're separating our web presence into two different places. This has been in the works for some time now, and we're finally moving forward on it.  You can now purchase web hosting, domains, certificates, etc. through our new front-end web site at . The site is still being developed, but it should make it easier to find your web hosting and service choices.  Web development and consulting will still be run from this site.

Let's Encrypt

A lot of you may be aware of the Let's Encrypt project,which aims to provide free SSL certificates. We are currently working on bringing support for Let's Encrypt into our web control panels, to make it easy for you to get a free cert for your domain automatically. Let's Encrypt went into public beta yesterday.

As always with being an early adopter, there are still a few flies in the mayonnaise on that - but we hope to have this available to all of our hosting customers by Jan. 1.


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As a CloudFlare Optimized Partner, we are thrilled to offer the CloudFlare Railgun™ technology to all our customersas a free addon for Half-Acre and VPS hosting packages. Railgun is CloudFlare’s latest performance optimization technology that gives you significant improvements in site load times. To activate Railgun, log into your Cloudflare account and select Railgun “On”. Note that Railgun costs at least $200 if purchased from Cloudflare directly. Read on for additional details and instructions:

Railgun ensures that the connection between our network and the CloudFlare network is as fast as possible. Railgun achieves a 99.6% compression ratio for previously uncacheable web objects by using techniques similar to those used in the compression of high-quality video. The average website can expect a 1.43x performance increase.

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Cruiskeen Consulting LLC is happy to announce a new partnership with CloudFlare, the web’s easiest performance and security solution. As a CloudFlare Certified Partner, we deliver their simple and free solution to help protect and accelerate your website. Once your website joins the CloudFlare community, it loads twice as fast and is protected from a range of online threats.

Getting started is easy—you just need to log into our billing system and add the Cloudflare addon to your hosting plan. With two clicks, you can activate CloudFlare and your website will automatically be faster and safer around the world.

We are pleased to offer you the CloudFlare service for FREE. There is no commitment. Turning CloudFlare on and off takes two clicks of the mouse, so feel free to try it out. We think you’ll like it.

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