What Is WordPress Optimised Web Hosting?

What Is WordPress Optimised Web Hosting?

Posted June 17, 2019 by Unlimited

WordPress is a great and powerful tool. It is very flexible and can be used to build a wide range of websites. From simple blogs, to big news websites such as TechCrunch or even business websites its really a well-rounded content management system (CMS).

However, with great power comes a hefty pieces of software and unfortunately WordPress is no different here. A quick check shows that it comes in at 394,460 lines of code and that’s before you start adding any plugins. Luckily, we have an option to make even this run like a brand new Bugatti. Say hello our WordPress Hosting! We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves to make this nice and fast, here are just a few of them.

Unlimited Storage

First and foremost is what we’re known for – unlimited storage. No matter how many posts you make or pictures you upload, you’ll never run out of storage. WordPress installations can grow very quickly over time so its best to plan for the future and make sure you can keep uploading all of those cute cat pictures to your blog.

PHP 7

First – all new hosting accounts come on the latest version of PHP 7 as standard. There is no question about it, PHP7 added some serious performance improvements under the hood that takes WordPress to a whole new level.

Just to prove how much faster this is, the move from PHP 5.6 to 7.0 saw some websites loading twice as fast (with some even faster than that!). We’re also seeing additional performance improvements with each revision of PHP 7 too.

Caching

Much of WordPress is actually just serving the same content over and over again. For example, if you have 3,000 people view one of your blog posts, that’s really just 3,000 people viewing the same content. Database lookups are very expensive in terms of processing power. Instead, on our platform it will only look up the information the first time and then serve it from RAM later, drastically improving performance.

Don’t worry if you update a post, the cache will be updated accordingly.

Tweaked Configurations

Our server engineers are very smart (I’ll expect my cheque in the post). As such, they have been able to tweak our servers to process more requests, faster,  leading to a better and more responsive experience for your users.

Typically, much of your bigger front-end content is typically what is known as “static content” (images , CSS files, javascript files etc.) and doesn’t change very often. We can cache these in RAM (which is incredibly fast to access) and serve them directly reducing the amount of time it takes to load and serve these assets to your visitors.

CloudLinux

We use CloudLinux to manage accounts on all of our Web Hosting and WordPress Hosting servers. CloudLinux allows us to manage and prioritise resources as necessary, as well as ensure that one customer website misbehaving doesn’t affect other customer websites on that server.

Server Hardware

The biggest part that matters in website performance is the hardware used to serve it – and we’re very proud of what we have here.

Our VMware-based cloud means that should hardware fail, the server will automatically be started on a different host which ensures we have much better uptime. We are also able to load balance the cluster and re-balance servers as necessary, with zero downtime.

The SSDs we use are no laughing matter, either. They are fully enterprise-grade drives that can easily push over 200K IOPS and have massive amounts of bandwidth. This means more responsive websites, faster loading of data and an overall better experience for everyone.

We use fast Intel Xeon CPUs and large amounts of RAM on our load-balanced cloud to ensure that our servers are ready and waiting for your next visitor.

In conclusion, our WordPress Hosting is optimised, tweaked, and powerful enough to handle most WordPress websites and we’re pretty confident you’ll love it. Check it out here and let us know how you get on. Your first month is only £1!

Categories: Web Hosting, WordPress

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