Category: "Geeks"

Geek Storage partners with WHMCS to offer discounted client management software

July 21, 2014 at 3:29 PM

The partnership with WHMCS provides clients with discounted client management software, which will help them with automating tasks and billing customers.

NORMAN, OK – July 21, 2014 – Web hosting provider Geek Storage ( announced today that it has partnered with WHMCS ( Through this partnership, Geek Storage clients are able to purchase a license to the WHMCS client management software at a discounted rate of only $10 per month for the branded license and $12 per month for the unbranded license.

WHMCS offers an all-in-one billing, support, and automation solution for online businesses ranging from small start-ups, to multi-million dollar companies. WHMCS provides direct integration with over 100 different APIs for provisioning systems, domain registration providers, payment gateways, and other services. WHMCS is now a worldwide leader in online recurring billing & automation, particularly among web hosts, but being used in ever increasing numbers for many other purposes. With a strong focus on customer support, and with development being driven by custom feedback, WHMCS is a secure, extendable and scalable solution, that will enable you to grow and develop your business, while optimizing and reducing the costs of billing and supporting clients.

“We are always trying to find ways to assist our clients with tools which can help them with growing their business and achieving success, so it was a natural fit to partner with WHMCS to provide automation and billing software to our clients, many of which are just beginning a new website hosting business”, said Matt Eli, Managing Member. He added, “WHMCS has proven itself to be a respected industry leading solution and we are glad that we are able to help our clients acquire a license to the software at a discounted cost.”

WHMCS is excited to see Geek Storage as one of our newest partners. Through this partnership our clients will be able to automate their reseller and web hosting businesses by utilizing a solution that is designed to reduce administrative burden and increase productivity in all areas of their business. “Partnerships with companies like Geek Storage help extend our software to their customers and we are thrilled to work with Geek Storage and their customers through this partnership", said Matthew Pugh, CEO of WHMCS.

About Geek Storage

Geek, LLC is a provider of website hosting, VPS, dedicated servers and website development for small to medium-sized businesses. Founded in 2007, Geek Storage now provides hosting for clients out of three U.S. data center locations and one location in Europe. Contact Geek Storage at 1-888-865-6515 or visit for more information.


WHMCS, a private company based in the UK, was established in 2005 as the first company to develop a system to combine billing and support solutions into a single package. Since then, WHMCS has developed an all-in-one client management, billing & support solution for online business in over 90 countries worldwide supporting everything from signup to termination, with automated billing, provisioning and management. WMCS has been able to provide one of the most popular billing and support solutions for web host by partnering with numerous strategic partners to provide its customers with the products and services to allow its end users to achieve success.

PHP, MySQL, and Resource Enhancements

October 12, 2013 at 9:18 PM

We are excited to announce our new Helios shared hosting server with MariaDB 5.5.31 and PHP 5.4.20 (5.5 and 5.3 are also available)!

All shared hosting instant resource limits have been increased up to 100% CPU with access to up to 4 cores, as well as an increase on all reseller accounts up to 100% CPU with access to up to 2 cores.

We have also updated PHP versions across the board! All shared & reseller systems now have PHP 5.3.27, 5.4.20, and 5.5.4 accessible. You will find your default PHP version accurately displayed within cPanel on the left hand sidebar of the main page, while other PHP versions are accessible via the appropriate .htaccess setting:

  • PHP 5.3.27: AddHandler application/x-httpd-php53 .php
  • PHP 5.4.20: AddHandler application/x-httpd-php54 .php
  • PHP 5.5.4: AddHandler application/x-httpd-php55 .php
Further updates have been made to the PHP builds to improve performance, with OpCode Caching support (via Zend OpCache) rolling out over the next few days to all servers! We are already noticing a significant improvement in site response speeds on PHP builds running the new OpCache module.
We are also rolling out MySQL updates across all shared & reseller systems. The new Helios server has already launched with MariaDB 5.5.31, while the Titan server has been updated with MySQL 5.5.32. The remaining servers will receive an update to MySQL 5.5.32 over the next few days during off-peak hours.
As always, we strive to offer the best performance in our shared & reseller hosting, and we hope you enjoy the new service updates!

Server Name Indication (SNI) is now supported: Install one or more SSL certificates without a dedicated IP address

October 1, 2013 at 10:42 PM

All of our shared and reseller hosting services now support Server Name Indication (SNI). This new feature allows you to do two things that weren't previously possible in a normal shared or reseller hosting environment:

  • You can now install one or more SSL certificates for your domains (including add-on domains) on the same account.
  • You no longer need a dedicated IP address to install an SSL certificate and, instead, can use the shared IP address of the server that you are on.
Most modern web browsers support SNI and there are only a few exceptions:
  • Chrome 5 and older browsers on Microsoft Windows XP
  • Any Internet Explorer browser on Microsoft Windows XP
  • Android mobile phone default browser on Android O.S. v. 2.x.
  • Blackberry web browser
  • Windows Mobile cell phones up to v. 6.5.
With IPv4 depletion on the horizon, this is an awesome change that allows you to secure your website without the added expense of needing a dedicated IP.
If you have any questions or would like to order an SSL certificate for your primary or add-on domains, please feel free to contact us!

PHP 5.5.0 Now Available

June 20, 2013 at 3:28 PM

We have enabled PHP 5.5.0 support on all of our shared & reseller hosting services with today's release of PHP 5.5.0!

To enable PHP 5.5 for any folder just add the following to your .htaccess file:

AddHandler application/x-httpd-php55 .php

If you want to use PHP 5.5 for only a few files, it may be easier to simply use the ".php55" extension for them instead of updating the .htaccess file.

If you prefer to use PHP 5.4 instead, use the following line in .htaccess:

AddHandler application/x-httpd-php54 .php

We hope you enjoy developing your new PHP applications here at GeekStorage! :)

Managing Huge Email Inboxes

January 27, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Is your email inbox out of control? Do you have gigabytes of tiny emails clogging up your productivity? Out of control email inboxes are a huge headache. If you have ever tried to sift through thousands of old emails searching for that one you just know arrived last month about the Big Project while your computer cranks and cranks and just struggles to pull up anything at all, you need to read this.

One Day to Email Inbox Heaven

All you need is a cPanel account and an email inbox. We will leverage the power of user filters to help focus your emails in to a much more manageable folder structure. If you receive hundreds of emails per day, this will help you keep track of which are truly important and which can be safely left for later perusal. Follow me for the email article that will change your elife.

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