Web hosting provider Hosting.co.uk announced on Friday that it now accepts Bitcoins as eligible payment for its services in order to reach more new clients.
Bitcoins are a digital currency that is accepted in any country, and because it doesn’t discriminate against citizenship or location, Bitcoins are an alternative to traditional payment methods like PayPal, and are often used for political reasons.
Hosting.co.uk has ramped up its customer acquisition efforts this year with the launch of a web hosting affiliate program. In January, Hosting.co.uk became one of the first resellers of the controversial cloud storage service Mega.
“We understand that many potential customers still shy away from digital payment methods, fearful of identity theft or fraud,” Hosting.co.uk’s Frederick Schiwek said in a statement. “That’s why Hosting.co.uk has moved forward with Bitcoin as an alternate payment method. Not only is it faster and less costly than most bank-mediated transactions, it’s more secure as well. We expect to see a surge in clients from around the world thanks to the globalizing effects of digital currency.”
Hosting.co.uk guarantees a 99.9 percent uptime with its hosting packages, which are equipped with the latest versions of PHP, MySQL and Apache, as well as the cPanel hosting control panel.
Hosting.co.uk supports WordPress, Magento, Joomla and Drupal, and offers 24/7/365 support via phone or live chat.
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