22 Jul

2013

Our Dedicated Servers just got more awesome!

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As far as the hardware is concerned, our dedicated offer has always been awesome. However, during the last few years we have added so many innovations to our shared hosting that our dedicated servers started to lag behind a little. Some of the options you loved so much, like the data center choice, the Joomla and WordPress Autoupdaters, the CDN service, etc.,  were not available for our dedicated server users.  The good news is that this is no longer  the case!  From now on all innovations implemented by SiteGround will be available for our dedicated server users too.

Dedicated servers in Europe and Singapore too!

kvardratcheDuring the last year we have launched server locations outside the USA, starting with offering European-based service and adding a location in Singapore few months later. At first only our shared customers had the opportunity to choose a location outside USA. Later we added this option for our semi-dedicated and our cloud users too and only our dedicated service has remained strictly US-based. Well that is no more the case – we now provide dedicated servers in any of the locations!

Geeky software now available, at no additional cost!

geekyFrom now on each dedicated server user can have the following unique tools we have developed:  CloudFlare CDN integration in the cPanel, Joomla and WordPress Autoupdaters, Joomla and WordPress staging environment, multiple PHP versions. All this software can now be installed absolutely free of charge on any dedicated server. The only condition is that once you receive this proprietary software your root access will be revoked. If you are an existing customer you can request your dedicated server setup to be changed to include all the tools above from your user area.

Performance Booster

booster4Additionally each dedicated server can be enhanced by adding a performance booster that includes a special server setup per application plus our SuperCacher. This is an extremely cost-effective software option to achieve higher performance, otherwise possible only on a much more expensive hardware. You can learn more about the booster here and add it to your existing dedicated server from the booster upgrade page in your user area.

Author: Lilyana Yakimova

Marketing Director

I have been with SiteGround since it was born and it has always amazed me to watch this company grow and develop its unique personality. My rewarding and challenging job is to help SiteGround communicate its strengths in the best way possible, learn from its mistakes and become a better person, oops, I meant a better brand!

Comments (2):

  1. Jason Lurcott says:

    Your Performance Booster application is great. How much allevation does it provide in terms of performance?

    • Nikolay Todorov says:

      Hey Jason,

      Happy to hear you like our great booster offerings. Generally it is not easy to tell exactly how much performance boost it’ll provide as this is strictly dependent on the website itself, what kind of application powers it (or it might be a custom script) and how much it can benefit from the setup.

      SuperCacher itself can provide your website with up to 400% increase of its performance. By performance I mean how many successful transactions (hits) can be served by the server upon high traffic peak. It could also double or triple the loading speed of a single page. But the exact numbers again depends on how often your website’s pages update and what application is used. Currently SuperCacher supports static caching of any application and dynamic caching only for Joomla, WordPress and Magento.

      Besides the SuperCacher, additional performance boost can be obtained by memcached, APC/eAccelerator or even Google’s PageSpeed especially if the website’s application/script is written in a way it can squeeze the maximum of those caching mechanisms.

      And finally but not the least, Performance Booster is fully customisable, so it could be adapted to the preferences of pretty much any website :).

      Cheers,
      Nikolay T
      CTO @ SiteGround.com