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SWITCH shuts down service - transfer your domain to Hoststar now!

04. July 2014 / 18:00 Uhr

Starting 2015, SWITCH will cease to directly serve end customers. This change takes place based on a recommendation of the Federal Office of Communications in order to establish the separation of duties in the registry process for .ch domains, as it is standard worldwide. Up to now, SWITCH is serving clients in a double mandate, being the registry (managing domains) as well as the final registration entity (offering domains directly to end customers). With the planned split in duties, SWITCH will be focusing on managing domains only starting 2015, while the task of the registration entity will be transferred to several individual companies. In order to complete this necessary transaction, the owners of about 1.2 million .ch domains will be contacted by SWITCH three months before the end of their respective registration period with the request to move their domain(s) to a different registration entity.

Transfer your .ch domain to Hoststar today, and profit from many advantages!

We recommend a transfer of .ch domains to Hoststar to all of our clients in order to have one single point of contact regarding the entire website package.

Further reasons for a transfer to Hoststar:

- Very low annual fee of only CHF 11.90 incl. VAT (vs. CHF 15.50 with SWITCH)
- No transfer fees
- Seamless continuation of the billing period
- Domain stays online during transfer, no interruption
- Centralized domain management in the My.Hoststar area


Further information and instructions on how to proceed can be found in our support area.

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Hoststar Hosting - Bug in OpenSSL!

April 9, 2014 / 12:00

Yesterday, a flaw (Heartbleed-Bug) in the open source encryption software OpenSSL was published, which affects at least two thirds of all websites and internet service providers worldwide. This flaw potentially allows an attacker, to read up to 64 kilobyte from the cache of a server. This action can be used to catch and possitbly abuse critical data.

Immediately after the flaw was published, Hoststar ran a check on the entire infrastructure and applied the according patches where necessary. Therefore, Hoststars clients do not run any risk of being affected by this flaw.


Further information on the subject can be found under the following link (German):
http://www.heise.de/security/meldung/Der-GAU-fuer-Verschluesselung-im-Web-Horror-Bug-in-OpenSSL-2165517.html

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Hoststar Webhosting - Ein neues Zuhause für Ihre .LI Domain!

14. Januar 2013 / 14:00 Uhr

Switch stellt die Verwaltung von .LI Domains ein

Alle Inhaber von Domainnamen mit der Endung .LI haben innerhalb der letzten Tage eine offizielle Information von SWITCH erhalten. Gemäss diesem Schreiben hat sich SWITCH dazu entschlossen, das Direktkundengeschäft mit .LI Domainnamen per 14. Februar 2013 einzustellen.


Transferieren Sie Ihre .LI-Domain noch heute zu Hoststar!

Wir empfehlen Ihnen einen Transfer Ihrer .LI Domain zu Hoststar, damit Ihre Domain auch in Zukunft durch einen kompetenten und zuverlässigen Partner verwaltet wird. Profitieren Sie gleich mehrfach wenn Sie Ihre Domain zu Hoststar transferieren:

  • Kostenloser Transfer
  • Sie erhalten Ihre .LI Domain zum Vorzugspreis von CHF 13.90 anstelle von CHF 17.00 pro Jahr
  • Die aktuelle Verrechnungsperiode wird beibehalten, es fallen keine doppelten Kosten an
  • Die Verfügbarkeit Ihres Webauftritts und dem E-Mailverkehr bleibt während dem Transfer gewährleistet
  • Sie erhalten alles aus einer Hand, Hoststar wird Ihr Ansprechpartner für alle Anliegen rund um Ihren Webauftritt

Gerne unterstützen wir Sie beim Domaintransfer. Kontaktieren Sie uns!
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Software Center - new applications and latest versions available now!

28 august 2012 / 7:00 p.m.

Hoststar offers you added-value in your webhosting with new and latest versions of applications in the Software Center.

As a Hoststar customer, you can profit from innumerable automatically installable programs for your Hosting package, and this completely free of charge.

Increase the attractiveness of your website with forums, guestbooks, e-commerce and more, and design your website with a CMS tool - simple, fast and installed with one click!

If you are a Hoststar customer, you can access any of the dozens of preconfigured applications that are available in your Hosting Control Panel. Select the desired program and with just one click it is already installed in your Webhosting account. You can then use your time to advantage in the design and realisation of your website!

   Logo Software Center Hoststar

Informations about the versions of Softwares
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Hoststar Webhosting - Support hotline - price adjustment - latest server technology!

January 17th 2012 / 6.00 p.m.

Logo Hoststar Webhosting

NEW Support hotline also on Saturdays!

In response to requests by many of our customers, Hoststar will offer technical support by phone also on Saturdays from
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. starting February 2012.  This additional support is free of charge and is
included in the hosting package price. We are happy to receive your inquiries on 0848 00 80 80.

Reseller customers will still have the opportunity to post an emergency request 24/7 within the MY Reseller area.


Price adjustment effective April 1st 2012 / for new customers beginning February 1st 2012!

Various optimization and infrastructure modifications lead to a price adjustment on all services. We are reducing the prices for domain names by an average of 16%. All reseller hosting plans, StarBiz and StarPlus subscription customers will receive a discount of 6%. Due to the performance enhancement which was introduced at the 1st of November 2011, all hostings of StarEntry subscription customers will get more powerful server hardware sometime during this year. As a result, we carry on this package only a slight price adjustment of additional 60 centime per month.

Domain names: - 1.90 CHF/Jahr   (COM, NET, ORG, INFO, BIZ, DE, AT, NAME, US, MOBI, UK, ME) Hoststar webhosting products
StarEntry:
StarBiz:
StarPlus:
+ 0.60 CHF/per month
- 0.80 CHF/per month
- 1.60 CHF/per month
ResellerEntry:
ResellerBiz:
ResellerPlus:
- 1.45 CHF/per month
- 3.85 CHF/per month
- 6.25 CHF/per month

On the 1st of February 2012 all domain and hosting prices incl. VAT will be published on our website.


More powerful server!

To be able to continue to guarantee our customers a powerful and stable service, all of our server systems will be replaced with hardware of the newest technology until the end of 2012. Together with the replacement of the server hardware, the software components, operating system, webmail, PHP, MySQL, spam filter
and antivirus scanner will also be updated. The first servers have already been successfully updated. The conversion work will cause a brief interruption of approximately 45 minutes. The existing data will not be changed, so there are no adjustments needed to be done by our customers.

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Hoststar Webhosting - Now on Google+

16. January 2012 / 16:00 p.m.

Google Plus Logo

After Facebook and Twitter, Hoststar is now also represented on Google+!

Follow us on Google’s new social media platform. Meet like-minded people and see what others think about us. Join our circles and share new ideas, feedbacks and constructive criticism with us and the community.

As known from the Facebook fan pages, Google+ now also allows creating pages for companies and brands. We have set up a Google+ site, so interested parties can find us. Anyone can add Hoststar to its circles and will be notified on news related to Hoststar and other webhosting topics in general. We appreciate your +1 and are glad to welcome you into our circles.

We appreciate your +1 and are glad to welcome you into our circles.

Goole Plus Button to the Hoststar site
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10 webhosting companies in comparison - Hoststar is No. 1!

11 January 2012 / 15:45 p.m.

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Storage space for SMEs - 10 webhosting companies in Switzerland in comparison.

Today the most small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have their own website!

K-Tipp has compared the price and storage space of the 10 most popular webhosting companies in Switzerland. In addition to price and space, also important requirements to create a site were compared, such as databases, email addresses and additional tools.

See K-Tipp article

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Webhosting - Product Update - More power now!

01 November 2011 / 16:00 p.m.

Hoststar is increasing the perfomance of its webhosting products again. New customers and also all of our existing customers profit from up to 30% increased web space. All this for the same great TOP price!

Starting from November 1st all Hoststar customers profit of attractive subscription services at constant prices. This provides up to 30% more web space for websites, emails and other data on any hosting and reseller hosting plan. Also, the number of domain names was increased in the products StarEntry, StarBiz and StarPlus.

Previous additional features like the Hosting Control Panel, the free StarPagemaker, the Software-Center or the StarPicturebox are still maintained and will be completed with new features like the iPhone or Android mobile App and extended support hours on Saturday. Our products fit for everybody due to smplicity and usability and also impress with high quality an low prices.

Therefore, profit even more from our webhosting products now and convince yourself of our hosting services at TOP prices:

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Hoststar Webhosting - New with Swiss canton domains!

19 October 2011 / 18:00 p.m.

Schweiz

As an innovative idea, Hoststar offers the possibility to register your Webhosting under a canton domain.

With TLDs such as .BE, .SO or .AG, which may be associated with the Swiss cantons, you can show where your company has its headquarters. As a private person, you can also show other people at first glance, in what region you are at home or for which canton your heart beats. With this unique marketing opportunity you will definitely distinguish yourself from your competitors. Take your chance and register your own Swiss canton domain now!

The following Swiss canton domains are available:


Emblem Canton .TLD Price excl. VAT*
official affiliation
Aargau Aargau .AG 149.00 CHF  
Antigua & Barbuda
Appenzell-Innerhoden Appenzell Inner Rhodes .AI 199.00 CHF  
Anguilla
Bern Bern .BE 35.00 CHF  
Belgium
Bern Basel-City .BS 749.00 CHF  
The Bahamas
Glarus Glarus .GL 99.00 CHF  
Greenland
Freiburg Fribourg .FR 99.00 CHF  
France
Graubünden Graubünden .GR 99.00 CHF  
Greece
Luzern Lucerne .LU 99.00 CHF  
Luxembourg
St. Gallen St. Gallen .SG 99.00 CHF  
Singapore
Solothurn Solothurn .SO 59.00 CHF  
Somalia
Schffhausen Schaffhausen .SH 149.00 CHF
Saint Helena
* With all TLD's, which can be associated with the Swiss cantons, there are no additional registration cost.

Find out if your Swiss canton domain is still available:
Enter a word without a domain suffix (for example: yourcompanyname).
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Hoststar Android App - manage information more mobile!

4 October 2011 / 12:00 p.m.

Android Samsung Galaxy

We are even more mobile now! – After the Hoststar iPhone App you also have the possibility as a Hoststar customer to manage your information about your webhosting with an Android device!

Because of the numerous feedbacks we received for our iPhone App, we are looking forward to present you our Android App. We now offer more customers the opportunity to access mobile to their data and different functions. Whether you carry out a change of address, recover invoices or apply for PHP settings – our Android App will help you! You also have the possibility to check the availability of all services on your server with the monitoring function. You do not understand the meaning of those services? No problem, because our Android App is your information platform for your webhosting.

Do you find a matching domain name for your website while you are beeing on the road? Simply start our Android App and get more information about the availability of the desired domain with the integrated whois seach.

Take advantage as Android owner of this free offer as well and stay up to date all over the world.

This app has been specially created for Hoststar customers. It can not be used with other hosting providers.

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Hoststar Webhosting - now with 29 new Top Level Domains!

4 August 2011 / 12:30 p.m.

TLD-Banner

Hoststar now offers you numerous new domains to your webhosting.

As a Hoststar customer you have the possibility to order numerous new domain endings to your webhosting. Our new domain portfolio contains popular TLD's like for example .MY, .TRAVEL, .ASIA or .NL. All TLD's are available at attractive prices.

Freely available domain names are becoming a curt and valuable commodity. Already 350 million domain names were registered worldwide (as of June 2011), domain names will be awards for internet projects in the future and becoming to a major challenge.
So use your chance and pick up your new domain.

Overview of all new TLD:

Domain ending Description Registration period Price excl. VAT* One-time registration fee
.AG Antigua & Barbuda 1 year 149.00 CHF no
.AI Anguilla 1 year 199.00 CHF no
.ASIA Asia 1 year 35.00 CHF no
.BG Bulgaria 1 year 199.00 CHF no
.BS Bahamas 1 year 749.00 CHF no
.CA Canada 1 year 99.00 CHF no
.CO Columbia 1 year 99.00 CHF no
.CZ Czech Republic 1 year 59.00 CHF no
.DJ TLD for DJ’s 1 year 99.00 CHF no
.FI Finland 1 year 99.00 CHF no
.FM Radio & Music 1 year 149.00 CHF no
.GL Greenland 1 year 99.00 CHF no
.GR Greece 1 year 99.00 CHF no
.IE Ireland 1 year 149.00 CHF no
.IT Italy 1 year 59.00 CHF no
.LU Luxemburg 1 year 99.00 CHF no
.LV Latvia 1 year 99.00 CHF no
.MOBI Mobile 1 year 35.00 CHF no
.MY Malaysia 1 year 199.00 CHF no
.NL Netherlands 1 year 35.00 CHF no
.NO Norway 1 year 99.00 CHF no
.PT Portugal 1 year 99.00 CHF no
.SH St. Helena 1 year 149.00 CHF no
.SI Slowenia 1 year 99.00 CHF no
.SO Somalia 1 year 59.00 CHF no
.TEL Telecommunication 1 year 35.00 CHF no
.TRAVEL Travel 1 year 149.00 CHF no
.TO Tonga 1 year 159.00 CHF no
.UA Ukraine 1 year 149.00 CHF no
* With all TLD's there are no additional registration cost.

Find out if your domain you want is still available:
Enter a word without a domain suffix (Example: yourcompanyname).


Europa

Overview of europe domains

Europe has changed in recent years and century. Today, companies have a branch in several countries to selling their products and services faster and more efficiently. For this reason it is important, apart from the so-called generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) such as .COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO or .BIZ to registrate relevant country specific domains such as .DE, .AT .FR or IT.

Flag Country Capital city
TLD
Price excl. VAT*
Population (Mio.)
Belgium Belgium Brussels
.BE
35.00 CHF
10,8
Bulgaria Bulgaria Sofia
.BG
199.00 CHF
7,3
Denmark Denmark Copenhagen
.DK
35.00 CHF
5,5
Germany Germany Berlin
.DE
35.00 CHF
81,7
Europe Europe  
.EU
35.00 CHF
501
Finland Finland Helsinki
.FI
99.00 CHF
5,3
France France Paris
.FR
99.00 CHF
65,4
Great Britain Great Britain London
.CO.UK
35.00 CHF
61,7
Ireland Ireland Dublin
.IE
149.00 CHF
4,4
Italy Italy Rome
.IT
59.00 CHF
60,6
Latvia Latvia Riga
.LV
99.00 CHF
2,2
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Vaduz
.LI
15.75 CHF
0,03
Lithuania Lithuania Vilnius
.LT
199.00 CHF
3,2
Montenegro Montenegro Podgorica
.ME
35.00 CHF
0,3
Netherlands Netherlands Amsterdam
.NL
35.00 CHF
16,6
Norway Norway Oslo
.NO
99.00 CHF
4,9
Austria Austria Vienna
.AT
35.00 CHF
8,4
Poland Poland Warsaw
.PL
99.00 CHF
38,1
Portugal Portugal Lisbon
.PT
99.00 CHF
10,5
Romania Romania Bucharest
.RO
59.00 CHF
21,4
Russia Russia Moscow
.RU
99.00 CHF
142,9
Sweden Sweden Stockholm
.SE
99.00 CHF
9,4
Switzerland Switzerland Bern
.CH
15.75 CHF
7,7
Slovakia Slovakia Bratislava
.SK
99.00 CHF
5,4
Slowenia Slowenia Ljubljana
.SI
99.00 CHF
2,0
Spain Spain Madrid
.ES
35.00 CHF
47,1
Czech Republic Czech Republic Prague
.CZ
59.00 CHF
10,5
Ukraine Ukraine Kiev
.UA
149.00 CHF
45,9
* With all TLD's there are no additional registration cost.

Find out if your europe domain is still available:
Enter a word without a domain suffix (Example: yourcompanyname).
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Hoststar iPhone App - Manage informations mobile!

24 march 2011 / 4:00 p.m.

Hoststar iPhone App - Webhosting & Hosting Informations

We are mobile now! – The Hoststar iPhone App is a new development for our webhosting customers and offers the possibility to manage your hosting package with your iPhone.

Benefit as a Hoststar customer from selected and helpful functions of our official iPhone App. Useful informations can also be watched on the road with it. Wether you carry out a change of address, retrieve invoice or request PHP settings – our Hoststar App is your constant current companion!

In assistance of a Monitoring function, you have the possibility to check the availability of all services on your server anywhere and anytime. Would you like to know which meaning every single service has? Our Hoststar iPhone App is even helping you further here.

Check the availability of your desired domain today! With the integrated whois query, you get different information about the availability or detailed information about the holder of the registered domain name.

As an iPhone owner, take advantage of this free offer and stay up to date all over the world.

This app has been specially created for Hoststar customers. It can not be used with other hosting providers.

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Hoststar Webhosting - Product update - our christmas present!

20 december 2010 / 6:00 p.m.

Hoststar is increasing the perfomance of its webhosting Products! All this for the always same constantly TOP price!

This provides customers up to 150% more perfomance for websites, emails and other data. Previous additional features like the Hosting Control Panel, the free StarPagemaker, the Software-Center or the StarPicturebox are still maintain and will be completed with new features like an external MySQL access, emergency support or Bonus pack extensions. Customers have access to countless individual possibilities with it. Our products are due to simplicity and variety for everybody and impress with high quality.

Therefore, profit even more of our webhosting products now and convince yourself of our hosting perfomances at TOP prices:

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Webhosting - now with StarPicturebox

7 september 2010 / 4:00 p.m.

StarPicturebox

Hoststar offers comprehensive Webhosting packages with innumerable features and benefits. Apart from a massive selection of images, the newest feature „ StarPicturebox“ offers Hoststar customers a detailed search function plus a bonus for purchasing images!

StarPicturebox is a tool for Hoststar customers that was created in collaboration with one of the world's largest photographic agencies – 'Fotolia'. All Hoststar customers get 15% bonus for purchasing images! And this is all without royalty fees or recurring costs!

Take advantage of StarPicturebox when designing your website and choose just the right images from the 10 million or so available.
 
All images can be used for various applications such as:

  • website design
  • creation of newsletters or icons
  • production of printed media
  • advertising

Informations about StarPicturebox
Printscreen Picture Box
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Software Center - latest versions available now!

24 february 2010 / 7:00 p.m.

Logos Software Center - Hoststar Webhosting

Hoststar offers you added-value in your webhosting with the latest versions of applications in the Software Center.

As a Hoststar customer, you can profit from innumerable automatically installable programs for your Hosting package, and this completely free of charge.

Increase the attractiveness of your website with forums, guestbooks, e-commerce and more, and design your website with a CMS tool - simple, fast and installed with one click!

If you are a Hoststar customer, you can access any of the dozens of preconfigured applications that are available in your Hosting Control Panel. Select the desired program and with just one click it is already installed in your Webhosting account. You can then use your time to advantage in the design and realisation of your website!


Informations about the versions of Softwares
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Webhosting - now with .me domain

26 january 2010 / 5:30 p.m.

.me Domain

Hoststar now offers you .me domains for your webhosting.

Now you have the opportunity to order your Webhosting at Hoststar with a .me domain. This extension is becoming increasingly popular thanks to the English meaning of "me" (catch.me visit.me, etc.). It is currently one of the fastest growing domain extensions. Hoststar offers .me domains at a price of CHF 35.00 per year (excluding value-added tax).

As not too many domain names have yet been registered, the domain name you want could still be available!

Take advantage of the opportunity and secure your .me domain now.
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Hoststar Webhosting - now on Facebook!

13 january 2010 / 1:30 p.m.

Facebook

The time has finally come – hoststar.ch is on Facebook and hopefully you will visit us there too!

On the new Hoststar fan page, you can meet like-minded people and see what others think about us. Become a fan and share new ideas, feedback and constructive criticism with us and the community.

Many companies have long followed the trend of using social platforms on the Internet. Hoststar won’t get left behind and is taking a first step with Facebook. Hoststar has now set up a fan page, so that anyone interested can find us on Facebook. Everyone can be a fan of our company and discuss topics related to webhosting on our Facebook ‘Wall’. This opens the way to a new form of communication and exchange of views – for the fans and for the company.

We appreciate your fan input.      Become a Fan of Hoststar on Facebook!
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Webhosting - including Outlook Synchro

5 october 2009 / 4:00 p.m.

Hoststar.ch offers comprehensive webhosting packages with innumerable features and benefits. The latest feature Outlook Synchro enables location-independent synchronization of appointments, contacts and notes, so that all necessary information is constantly available and updated.

These days, quick and easy access to emails, contacts, calendar and notes is essential!

This is why Hoststar offers, as part of its Webhosting packages, not only a Webmail Organizer for location-independent handling of all emails but now also
Outlook Synchro, which enables uncomplicated synchronization of all data (calendar, notes, etc.) between the email client (e.g. Outlook) and the Hoststar Webmail Organizer. Synchronizing your appointments and contacts, etc., whether for business or pleasure, becomes a mere detail. Just press a button! Your electronic agenda will be up to date – anytime, anywhere!

For detailed information, please visit the relevant links.
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Hoststar – new look

20 april 2009 / 2:30 p.m.

With a new Corporate Identity and a relaunch of its website, Hoststar now has a new look.

As an information platform, the Internet itself plays an increasingly important part in the search for a suitable Internet Service Provider (ISP). This is why Hoststar set itself the target of creating an informative and user-friendly website for its customers and all those interested. A website that would be easy to use, clearly arranged and attractive.

Important links, such as my.hoststar, Control Panel and Webmail are now integrated into the start page. In addition, the menu structure has been adapted and will lead you quickly and easily to the desired information. If you are looking for something specific, the integrated search function will help you. Many answers to questions concerning your hosting and your website appear in the Support area. Just take a look and the step-by-step directions will lead you surely to your goal.

We hope you enjoy your visit on our new website and we look forward to welcome you here.

Your Hoststar team
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New reseller offers – more options

23 march 2009 /10:00 a.m.

Due to great demand, we are presenting new offers for resellers!

Enormous interest and many inquiries have motivated us to put together a new product portfolio in the reseller area. Today, we present you the revised and expanded product packages resellerentry, resellerbiz and resellerplus. These replace the hitherto available products R1 and R2.

Take advantage of new opportunities as a reseller and present your customers with even more attractive offers.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Visit our website and look at the detailed information in the Resellers section about your benefits as a: Hoststar reseller
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New SSL offers – available now!

26 january 2009 / 4:30 p.m.

The new SSL offers are available now!

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates provide secure communications between web users and websites. This technology authenticates the identity of the website and encrypts the communication between the user and the website. When you follow a link, how can you be sure that the resulting website is legitimate? Unfortunately, there are more and more phishing sites, which are hardly to be distinguished from genuine websites, but in which personal and financial information may be improperly stored and misused. With the SSL Certificate, it can be seen that your site has undergone a strict authentication process as regards the identity of the company. This is shown in the address bar by the display of https: //...’. With high-security browsers, part of the address bar is also marked in green.

Visitors to your website can thus immediately ascertain that the domain via which your website runs effectively belongs to you personally or to your company. This considerably increases confidence in you personally and your company!

Hoststar now offers its customers a choice of 3 different SSL Certificates. You can choose between the Free SSL, Standard SSL and Premium SSL Certificates.
Here you will find something suitable for your website or online shop.

You can find more informations under: SSL offer
You can find the registration in your my.Hoststar-area under "Additional services"
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