Los Angeles, CA (Gawkwire) April 17, 2012 – Certified Hosting (certifiedhosting.com), a leading web hosting provider, announced today that the company is accepting Bitcoin payments. As more consumers start using this digital currency to send and receive payments around the world, Certified Hosting’s announcement gives customers more payment flexibility and helps to support this rapidly growing economy.
“Accepting Bitcoin payments is very exciting for us,” says Kacy Carlsen, co-founder and CEO of Certified Hosting. “The way that people make payments is changing, and Bitcoin presents a secure method for transferring money directly to its intended destination. We have already seen demand for the ability to pay for web hosting services with bitcoins, and we are pleased to make that possible for our customers.”
In 2009, Bitcoin was launched as a digital currency, creating a way to send and receive money without a central bank. By removing the institutions at the center of banking and finance, Bitcoin effectively eliminates the large fees levied by these organizations on transfers. The appeal of Bitcoin has led to significant growth in this fledgling economy, with the monetary base of Bitcoin valued at more than $600 million and more companies offering Bitcoin payment options. Certified Hosting is one of the few web hosting providers to support Bitcoin payments, allowing those customers that use bitcoins to pay for their services securely, directly from their wallets.
“It is very important that vendors and service providers keep up with what their customers want,” says Carlsen. “Simply, we saw many of our existing customers and new leads were using bitcoins and felt it was our obligation to enable them to use this payment method with us. Bitcoin is a growing, unstable currency, but for those customers who want to eliminate central banks and improve payment privacy, it is a popular choice.”
In a conventional banking system, accounts are always linked to individuals. When customers make a purchase from a store, that store may be given confidential payment details and personal identification information such as a name and address. Bitcoin addresses these privacy issues by eliminating the account system. Whenever bitcoins are transferred, they are sent to a specific Bitcoin address that is identified by a string of characters. No personal information is linked to this address. In addition, one user may have multiple accounts, making it almost impossible to find out the total worth of an individual. Using bitcoins to pay for web hosting from Certified Hosting, customers will experience more privacy and higher security than most other payment methods.
“Data is our business, and we know better than most how data can be exploited,” says Carlsen. “We proactively encourage our customers to take their privacy and security seriously online, but the process of making a payment is by definition a security risk. Although we are very confident that the security practices of the payment card and banking industries are effective, supporting bitcoin payments gives customers another way to keep their data private.”
Current and prospective customers who would like to explore Certified Hosting’s range of web hosting plans are encouraged to visit certifiedhosting.com.
About Certified Hosting
Certified Hosting was established in 1999 as a Southern California-based unlimited web hosting company to provide shared hosting, reseller hosting, and managed dedicated servers to Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and individuals throughout the world. Recognizing that each client has unique goals, Certified Hosting tailors hosting services to meet the individualized service needs of clients in many specific industries. Some, but not all, Certified Hosting services include unlimited FFmpeg hosting, Flash hosting, WordPress hosting, Dolphin hosting, Elgg hosting, Magento, Joomla, Drupal and PHPmotion hosting, among many other technologies used by webmasters and business owners.
For more information about Certified Hosting, visit http://www.certifiedhosting.com/.
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