Possible disruptions in the work of web-hostings on the night of November 12th

On the night of November 12th Zone relocates its servers to another data centre, and as a result, 30-60 minutes disruptions may occur and customers won’t be able to access their virtual servers.

Relocation of the servers is associated with the change of roles of the Tallinn data centres and to increase the overall fault-tolerance.

Zone moved to a new office

Starting this week our office is situated in a new building. We still operate in Ülemiste City, but from now on we welcome our clients at Lõõtsa 5 (5th floor). The office opening hours remain the same and we are opened on business days from 9AM to 5PM.

Welcome to our new office!

Google Chrome version 44 breaking (Some) Web Applications

Chrome’s last 44th release (version 44.0.2403.89) got a small, but significant change. It’s now sending the HTTPS: 1 header on every request by default. This was probably meant as a security improvement, to suggest HTTPs to the server wherever possible, but it’s breaking WordPress and other web server installations all over the world. Problem should be eliminated on July 27th with new release. Until then we recommend to use other web browsers like Safari, Explorer or Firefox.

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Web Hosting Package II gains HTTPS support

Our Web Hosting Package II gained support for secure connections (HTTPS). To offer this, we have implemented Server Name Indication (SNI) in our server platvorm, which allows us to offer HTTPS connectivity without requiring a dedicated IP address from the customer. The need for a dedicated IP has been one of the reasons why HTTPS support has been limited to the more costly service plan.

Also, the SSL certificate management interface gained a feature which allows a newly acquired certificate to be copied directly to the website control panel. This works on the condition that the certificate and website names match, and the private key associated with the certificate has not been removed from the management interface. connects tens of thousands of businesses to the cloud

Estonia’s largest web-hosting provider launched the cloud storage service ZoneCloud after a 7-month long beta period. The service enables’s web hosting clients to store and share their documents and other data on the service provider’s infrastructure.

ZoneCloud clients can manage their data via online web interface, as well as native clients, which are available for all popular operating systems. The new cloud service is also compatible with devices running Apple iOS and Google Android.

„We hope that a local alternative to services provided by global corporations encourages Estonian entrepreneurs to use cloud services more,“ commented Riho Kurg, the CEO of “In 2014, Eurostat has conducted a survey among companies with staff of more than ten people. In Estonia, only 15% of them used cloud services. This figure is far behind the leader – Finland, whose figure was 50%, while the average for the EU was 19%.”

“Based on Eurostat research it becomes clear that the biggest concerns for entrepreneurs are the safety and protection of data in the cloud, its location and the current laws in the country of the service provider. Our company’s place of origin, 15 years of experience in providing similar services and unique infrastructure in Estonia, help to reduce all these fears significantly,” added Kurg.

A free version of ZoneCloud, which currently allows each user to store up to 5 GB of files on the service, has been automatically assigned to all e-mail users at The number of such users at is above 120,000.

Zone began a cooperation with the German software developers ownCloud GmBH on 2013, to design and develop the ZoneCloud service. ZoneCloud applications for Windows and Mac, as well as for mobile devices based on Android and iOS, were developed in the process.

7-month long beta period preceded the launch of the service, during which feedback from clients was gathered and based on it, the platform was improved and adapted to Estonian conditions.

.EE domain prices will drop significantly next year

Beginning January 1st 2015, new .EE domain fees, announced in October by Estonian Internet Foundation, will take effect. As a result, .EE domain registration and renewal prices will drop significantly. At Estonian biggest domain registrar the .EE domain registration and renewal fee will be 13.14 euros for one year, 24.60 euros for two years and 34.74 euros for three years (VAT included).

Registration of a new domain only takes a few minutes and each domain includes free DNS records management. As one of the few registrars in Estonia, offers free DNSSEC cryptographic protection and triple DNS fault tolerance.

EURid Christmas campaign will take you on holiday

Today, EURid’s annual Christmas campaign began, the prizes of which, similarly to the previous year, are several vacations for two people:

  • One week package for two in April 2015 at the Saturnia SPA in Tuscany (Italy);
  • A four day package for two in April 2015 at the Castel Monastero resort in Tuscany (Italy).

In order to participate in the competition, register a .eu domain name ( between 27th November 2014 up and until 23rd December 2014. Answer two questions and enter the competition at using the domain name you registered.

Those who have answered first the two questions correctly will be awarded in prize order (starting from the top prize). If no correct answers are given, the prizes will be awarded to those whose answer is closest to the correct answer.

Zone offers Microsoft operating systems for Dedicated Servers


The Dedicated Server service, in which client leases a server hardware from the service provider along with internet connection and hosting, just got another significant feature. Namely, it is now possible to let Zone pre-install Windows Server OS on a Dedicated Server and lease the right to use other Microsoft server services.

All this is possible because Zone recently joined with Microsoft Partner Network and through its Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) program we can offer Microsoft software to our customers.

There are some significant advantages while renting software along with a Dedicated Server:

  • – the usage of the latest versions of the software;
  • – no need of the initial extensive capital investment;
  • – license is term-less and in case of cancellation of the server, costs associated with software disappear.

For more information about Dedicated Servers and special offers go to Dedicated Servers section on our website.