Service Updates


.IE Pricing Reduction

SmartHost aims to make getting online simple, accessible, and affordable. As part of that mission, we are reducing the price of our .ie domain names, in the hope that it helps push more businesses to make the leap into digital…. Continue Reading →

Bulk Updating Service

We are pleased to announce we are now operating a bulk updating service for all of our customers. This service is free of charge.  If you are in need of bulk updating or uploading large amounts of data, doing so… Continue Reading →

SmartHost’s Backup Strategy

Backups are an essential part of our business at SmartHost. Protecting ourselves and our customers against loss of data, updates or human errors, malware infections, and many other issues is an extremely important part of SmartHost’s procedures.  Recently, a massive… Continue Reading →

Introducing PHP 8 to all SmartHost Servers

We are delighted to inform you that the latest edition of the popular scripting language PHP is now installed on all SmartHost servers. PHP 8.0.0 was released in November 2020, replacing its predecessor PHP 7.4.  Below is a brief description… Continue Reading →

VAT Rate Increase to 23%

As a result of the global pandemic and in a bid to encourage trading, the standard rate of Irish VAT was reduced to 21% for a six-month period from 1st of September 2020 to the 28th of February 2021. The… Continue Reading →

SmartHost Status Site

At, we have invested in the very best in Dell server hardware, and our entire platform runs on super fast SSD disk drives.  As with any technology, things can and do go wrong.  For this reason, we have implemented a… Continue Reading →

SmartHost Service Update: 01/02/21

As part of our commitment to constant upgrades and improvements of our service, we are pleased to detail below a list of improvements and service updates. Ordering Process:  Our checkout pages have been updated and are refreshed to be more… Continue Reading →

.IE Registration Update: 21/01/21

.IE TITAN System Update As of tonight on the 21st of January 2021 at 18:30-20:30, .IE’s new TITAN system will be offline to undergo software upgrades.  The TITAN system is a brand new system .IE has released to register.IE domains. … Continue Reading →

SmartHost’s Christmas Opening Hours

The SmartHost team has been hard at work all year, trying to get ready for launch. We are thrilled to have finally brought our products to the Irish market. From our fast and reliable Web Hosting to our domain registration… Continue Reading →

cPanel Update – Version 88

cPanel & WHM have today announced the release of their latest version of their software – Version 88! All SmartHost shared hosting customers, together with most VPS customers use cPanel as their control panel. So a new release is important… Continue Reading →