Archive for the ‘Announcements’ Category


Heartbleed Vulnerability and Your Website

April 10th, 2014

The first question you may be asking yourself is “What exactly is the Heartbleed bug?” The following quote comes from directly from “The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service […]

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Be a beta tester for our NEW Dedicated Servers!

June 11th, 2013

We’re excited to announce the Beta release of our Dedicated Server offering! These servers are custom built using Intel Xeon E3 server processors, and come with guaranteed RAM in either 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB options running CentOS.  On top of that, we wanted to take our Dedicated servers one step further, so we built them […]

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My Favorites – Control Panel Update

May 15th, 2013

The next time you log in to your control panel, you may notice a new section at the top -“My Favorites!” This is the latest and greatest update to the vDeck control panel, and is aimed at creating a better user experience for everyone. My Favorites helps you to easily showcase your most important (and […]

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3500 FREE Farm Fresh Icons

April 29th, 2013

  FatCow loves to support the web design community, and we offer a professional collection of free web icons — perfect for both PC and Mac users — free to download with a simple click. Over the years, we’ve dedicated our efforts to keep this collection growing, and we just added 500 new icons! Like the original […]

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WordPress "Brute Force" Attack and FatCow's Response

April 12th, 2013

As you may know, Tuesday, a widespread “brute force” attack against WordPress sites started impacting sites across the internet. This attack is leveraging a botnet which looks to have more than one hundred thousand different computers at its disposal. Its intent is very simple: to find and compromise WordPress sites with simple passwords, to likely later use them to distribute malware (and […]

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update on wordpress brute-force attack

April 10th, 2013

Update 4/11/13 at 6:30pm EST: At this time we are still working to fight against the brute-force attacks on WordPress sites. We want to clarify that this is not an issue exclusive to our hosting platform or even vDeck. The hackers have targeted WordPress sites hosted across a multitude of brands, and we are working […]

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Google and FatCow = Barnyard friends

June 18th, 2009

Hi all, FatCow is gaining momentum !  Not only are we growing in customers, but we’ve struck some great partnerships with serious companies to give you even more tools to succeed inside of your hosting plan.  Our most recent partner is the ever popular  Google.   We recently launched the new  “Google Services for Websites” console […]

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MySQL – New and Improved

May 24th, 2009

Hi all, Do you guys use MySQL to manage your Web sites?   If you don’t know what I’m talking about, MySQL is the database software that supports the majority of applications and cool stuff on the Web.  Here at FatCow, you’ll use it for your InstallCentrall apps such as a WordPress blog.  Like FileManager,  our […]

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New File Manager

May 15th, 2009

Hey everyone, Have you checked out the new FileManager? It’s actually pretty cool.  The previous FileManager was kind of clunky (that’s a technical term), but we think you’ll like this one.  It is still in beta mode so there may be a couple of minor bugs in it, but overall we find it to be […]

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