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4 Reasons why you should be using CloudFlare

CloudFlare on GreenGeeks

 

Late last year we announced a partnership with CloudFlare, where we make it easy for you to enable CloudFlare on your account to take advantage of the benefits that CloudFlare offers. If you aren’t using CloudFlare on your hosting account, here’s 4 reasons why you should:

1. Increase in Site Performance

We use the best quality hardware and network available, so naturally our web hosting is already fast… but CloudFlare provides an increase in website performance through their global CDN (Content Delivery Network). When enabled, the CDN will automatically cache your static files (JavaScript, CSS, Images, etc.) on their servers located across strategic data centers around the world. When a visitor visits your website hosted with GreenGeeks, CloudFlare’s Anycast technology will load those static files from a server located nearest to the visitor and your dynamic content will load from our servers. This results in faster load times due to decreased latency between server and visitor. Through feedback from customers, we’ve seen increases of 50% or more on site performance when CloudFlare is enabled.

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Do you need VPS Hosting?

We’ve been offering¬†VPS Hosting¬†for quite some time now. We like to give our customers options for when it comes to hosting and that’s why we offer a wide array of hosting solutions, virtual private servers being one of them. However, not a lot of customers know what a VPS is and/or how it works. I’ll try to clear that up and try to make some sense out of it for you.

VPS Hosting Pricing

So what exactly is VPS Hosting?

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server and is essentially a server within a larger host server, often called a hardware node. What we’re able to do is take a server with lots of resources (CPU, Memory, Disk Space, etc) and slice it down to smaller servers through virtualization technology. The smaller servers or VPS’ look and feel the same as a dedicated server except that they are residing on hardware that is shared with other VPS’.

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New Tool: Choose Your PHP Version

downloadBack in May we released a blog post about updates on the versions of PHP we have available on our servers with the introduction of PHP 5.3 to our server fleet. We are happy to announce a new tool in our cPanel which allows you to choose the PHP version of your account as well as the introduction of PHP version 5.4 on our systems.

How can I enable this feature?

Login to cPanel and under Software and Services, click on “Select PHP version”. You can then choose from either the native version of PHP of your server, or version 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4. PHP version 5.5 will be available when it comes out of alpha testing.

We are always looking to improve the technology available on our servers to our customers. If you have a feature that you would like to see on our servers, we would love to hear it in the comment section of this post. As always, if you have any questions about this new feature, our support team is here for you 24×7 to answer any questions you may have.