We utilize proven, open source technology for reliabile, trouble-free hosting. Our SSD-backed, cloud platform is designed for responsive performance and speedy content delivery. Our HTTP/2 enabled Fast Web Engines are engineered for WordPress, Drupal, and other popular MySQL/PHP website applications. We efficiently serve many HTML pages as well.
CentOS is an enterprise-level Linux operating system known as the community version of Redhat Linux. CentOS makes an ideal Internet server due to its exceptional scalability, and its ability to handle high amounts of traffic. Centos provides robust network services under the heaviest loads, and efficiently utilizes memory to maintain excellent response times for many simultaneous users.
Available since 1995, the Apache Foundation's revolutionary web server has provided domain owners the ability to serve web pages and deliver content reliably to visitors throughout the world. This venerable, open source web server ensures the availability of all websites that we host. Our Apache/NGINX powered platform is the foundation for every web page we serve.
NGINX is a high-performance web server that accelerates content delivery, improves security, and powers some of the busiest and most visited websites on the Internet. NGINX was first publicly released in 2004 and has proven to be an integral component for performance based web hosting. We use NGINX due to its exceptional ability to handle many concurrent connections. NGINX is used by many popular websites including DropBox, YouTube, Netflix, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, drupal.org, and wordpress.com.
In dynamic websites content resides in a relational database ready to be displayed as needed. MariaDB is the fastest growing open source database with more than 12 million users worldwide. It is fully compatible with MySQL and is the database of choice to power applications at companies like booking.com, HP, Virgin Mobile and Wikipedia. For PHP based web applications, MariaDB is our choice for performance, ease-of-use, reliability and familiarity.
The multi-purpose and widely-used scripting language for content management systems and database driven websites. PHP is designed for server-side scripting and works well for dynamic web sites since it can be embedded into HTML web pages. Apache, PHP, and MariaDB are symbiotic components that together serve millions of web pages, including ours. We currently provide PHP 7.4, PHP 7.2, and PHP 5.6 that can easily be selected within our control panel on a per domain basis.
A PHP optimizer and opcode cache, designed to increase response time by caching PHP scripts. This speeds up code execution by minimizing overhead for all PHP/MySQL based websites we host. The result is dramatically reduced page load times (up to ten times quicker!) and happier, more engaged, website visitors. WordPress and Drupal love Zend OPcache. Supercharge your website today.
DirectAdmin was designed to be the fastest running control panel available. It's light-weight, provides exceptional security and stability, and is very easy to learn and use. Manage your hosting account, email, databases, DNS records, SSL certificates and much more. Backup and restore your databases, or generate free SSL certificates for your website and email in just a few clicks.
Let's Encrypt is a free and open Certificate Authority that eliminates the the complexity of SSL integration for your email and website. Through automation within our control panel the complex process of creating SSL certificates including domain validation, signing, installation, and renewal is no longer required. Secure both your email and website for free.
There are many ways to optimize and help speed up a WordPress website. However, one of the most important is "caching". Caching reduces the number of requests to the WordPress database and helps minimize page render times. WordPress requires some form of caching for reduced page load times and quick performance. Our Apache/NGINX web hosting platform is "application neutral" which allows you to fully benefit from the variety of caching plugins that are available. Once installed and configured, the difference in page speed is immediately noticeable. Click below to see how your website ranks or contact us to learn how we can help speed up your WordPress website.
Free SSL Certificates by Let's EncryptWebsites that serve web pages over an encrypted HTTPS connection rank higher with Google — and are safer for your visitors. We provide free Let's Encrypt SSL certificates in order to promote a more secure Web. Easily generate free SSL certificates from within our control panel.