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Managed Domain Registrar
Posted by Lee Blakely on 11 June 2024 08:54 AM

Reliable Penguin offers fully Managed Domain Registrar services including new registrations and transfers. Domain registration and transfers are mission critical and can be confusing but our team will handle all the technical details to register or transfer a domain allowing you to focus on your business.

Benefits of our Managed Domain Registrar service include:

  • Support from our friendly, competent and experienced engineers including managed inbound domain transfers for seamless transitions.
  • Domain registration via our OpenSRS partnership with guaranteed ICANN compliance including automated registrant validation and expiration reminder emails.
  • Domain Name Service (DNS) hosted on Reliable Penguin’s ultra-reliable platform built on Amazon Web Services.
  • Automatic domain renewals to avoid accidental expirations.
  • Optional domain contact privacy to keep your personal information confidential.

Effective July 1, 2024, the following rates will apply to all new domain registrations, renewals and transfers of existing domains.

Top Level Domain (TLD) Per Year
.com $29.00
.net $33.00
.org $30.00
.biz $40.00
.info $47.00

Reliable Penguin can provide registration for any of over 700 popular gTLDs and ccTLD. Contact support for pricing for additional top level domains.

The optional Domain Contact Privacy feature is available for an additional $5/year per domain.

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Netgate pfSense Price Updates
Posted by Lee Blakely on 28 May 2024 09:44 AM

Netgate has announced price changes for the "Netgate pfSense Plus Firewall/VPN/Router" licenses purchased through the AWS Marketplace. ate pfSense Plus Firewall/VPN/Router". The previous and new per hour prices are as follows:

t2.small - Previous: 0.08 / New: 0.12
t3.micro - Previous: 0.08 / New: 0.12
t2.micro - Previous: 0.08 / New: 0.12
t3.small - Previous: 0.08 / New: 0.12
t2.large - Previous: 0.08 / New: 0.12
t3.nano - Previous: 0.02 / New: 0.04
t3a.nano - Previous: 0.02 / New: 0.04
t3a.medium - Previous: 0.08 / New: 0.12
t3a.small - Previous: 0.08 / New: 0.12
t2.medium - Previous: 0.08 / New: 0.12

For the typical customer this change will result in a $30/most increase in AWS cost. This change takes on July 1st, 2024.

Email with any questions.

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Plesk Price Updates
Posted by Lee Blakely on 18 February 2024 01:31 PM

Plesk is the most advanced web hosting control panel in the industry. For over 15 years, Reliable Penguin, has provided Plesk on many of our hosting solutions. Reliable Penguin is a Silver Level Plesk Partner and as such are able to offer discounted rates on Plesk to our client. Unfortunately the cost for Plesk licenses has increased over the last year. Effective March 1st, 2024, Reliable Penguin will offer Plesk at the following new rates:

Edition Monthly Savings Annual Savings
Host Edition - Dedicated $62.00 7.5% $682.00 15%
Host Edition - VPS $37.50 7.5% $412.50 15%
Pro Edition - Dedicated $21.75 7.5%  $239.25  15% 
Pro Edition - VPS $21.75  7.5%  $239.25  15% 
Admin Edition - Dedicated $14.25  7.5%  $156.75  15% 
Admin Edition - VPS $14.25  7.5%  $156.75  15% 
Power Pack $13.99 7.0% $153.89 15%

By purchasing from Reliable Penguin you can save at least 7.5% on monthly licenses and over 15% on annual licenses.

Please contact Reliable Penguin with questions or to order new licenses. 



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Changes To AWS Fees For Public IP Addresses
Posted by Lee Blakely on 10 February 2024 02:25 PM

Subject: Changes To AWS Fees For Public IP Addresses

Effective: February 1, 2024

Beginning on February 1, 2024, a new pricing policy at Amazon Web Services (AWS) for public IPv4 addresses will go into effect. Under this new policy all public IPv4 addresses provided by AWS will be charged at a rate of $0.005 per hour of use. The $0.005/hour rate equates to $3.72 in a month with 31 days (744 hours).

The new rate includes Elastic IP addresses and public addresses assigned by AWS to EC2 instances, Elastic Load Balancers, Global Accelerators, NAT and VPN Gateways.

Reliable Penguin passes all AWS costs directly through to each client with a standard markup determined by your contract terms. The new IP address charges will be passed through in the same fashion as other AWS charges with the same markup percentage.

For reference here is the notice about the price change from AWS:


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Sucuri Platform Pro Now Available
Posted by Lee Blakely on 02 October 2023 07:04 PM

Reliable Penguin recommends Sucuri and offers exclusive discounts and support.

Threats from malware and hackers are growing daily. It’s no longer miscreant teens vandalizing a few websites. Now it’s highly organized criminal gangs and rogue nation states. These malicious actors:

  • steal credit card and other personal data
  • launch DDOS attacks against other websites
  • encrypt critical business data and extort ransom

Attacks can be catastrophic for a business with consequences ranging from damaged reputation to lost revenue and legal liability.

For over 20 years, Reliable Penguin has provided reliable and secure managed hosting solutions to our clients. But in light of the evolving security risks, we have proactively joined with Sucuri, a leading website security provider to offer a critical additional layer of protection to our clients.

Since their founding in 2009, Sucuri has built the most effective and affordable cloud-based technology and services for website security and performance. The Sucuri platform sits in front of your website providing vulnerability detection, attack protection, and malware response.

Reliable Penguin now offers the Sucuri Platform Pro directly to our clients with:

  • Significant price discounts.
  • Free installation and support.
  • No annual contract.
  • Included on Reliable Penguin invoices.


10% Discount


20% Discount

For more information or to sign up, open a support ticket, email or call 866-649-7984.




The Sucuri website firewall:

  • Blocks DDoS attacks.
  • Prevents malware infections.
  • Virtual patching and hardening.
  • Zero-day exploit prevention.
  • Protected pages and IP allowlisting.
  • Application profiling and signature detection.
  • Global CDN provides performance optimization.

The Sucuri monitoring and detection platform utilizes both remote and server-side scans:

  • Malware scanner identifies malware and other indicators of compromise.
  • Monitors file integrity, security configuration, DNS records, and SSL certificates.
  • Detects SEO spam including link injections.
  • Identifies popular content management systems like WordPress and scans for known vulnerabilities.
  • Blocklist status monitoring.
  • Website uptime monitoring.

The Sucuri incident response team will:

  • Remove and repair malware infections.
  • Check the integrity of your website.
  • Remove Safe Browsing and other phishing warnings.
  • Repair brand reputation in search engine results.
  • Advise on available updates and post-incident steps.


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