We are very excited to announce that LiteSpeed Cache (LSCache) has now been to all our hosting services. With the development of the new WordPress Litespeed plugin, we felt the addition of LSCache would great new addition to our services and especially customers using WordPress.
LSCache is a highly customizable, high-performance page cache for dynamic content built into LiteSpeed Web Server. LSCache outperforms other popular caching plugins because LSCache works at a web server level instead of just an application level.
Page caches save time and resources, and they do so by storing the full content of dynamically-generated pages so that static copies may be served to the user.
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A recent vulnerability was announced on January 3, 2018, affecting all modern processors. There are two parts to the released vulnerability, and they are as follows:
Meltdown: Allows applications to access operating system memory, providing access to secrets such as passwords. This affects modern Intel chips. There are patches available, however, at this point there seems to be some issues with these patches, causing system instability and slow downs.
Spectre: Breaks the isolation between error-free applications, which allows a malicious application to read memory from another application. This affects all modern chips; Intel, AMD, and ARM.
More information about these vulnerabilities can be found here.… Read the rest
Today we are happy to announce that we are one of the first cpanel web hosting providers to provide free Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificates directly from your cpanel, on all our hosting services. Those of you that may now be familiar with Let’s Encrypt’s mission, the project aims to make encrypted connections in the World Wide Web free and available to all. By getting rid of payment, web server configuration, validation emails and dealing with expired certificates it is meant to significantly lower the complexity of setting up and maintaining TLS encryption.
So what does all this mean? Well, in layman’s terms, you can now install a free browser-trusted certificate on any domain or subdomain in your account with just a few clicks.… Read the rest
Wisconsin-based Web hosting provider MonsterMegs (www.monstermegs.com) announced today, that it upgraded all their web servers to utilize pure ssd hard drives. “Since our upgrade to pure ssd storage, we have noticed a load drop of about 60% across all servers.” said Kevin Kopp, MonsterMegs Owner “Not only have we seen the load drop on the servers, but client websites are now loading up to 300% faster than they did on previous standard SATA drives.”.
SSDs have lower access time, less latency and IOPS up to 100x more than normal drives. This leads to maximum performance with page load times up to 300% faster on our SSD platform compared to standard hard drives.… Read the rest
As a CloudFlare Optimized Partner, we are thrilled to offer the CloudFlare Railgun™ technology to all our customers FREE. Railgun is CloudFlare’s latest performance optimization technology that gives you significant improvements in site load times. To activate Railgun, log into your control panel and select Railgun “On”. Read on for additional details and instructions:
Railgun ensures that the connection between our network and the CloudFlare network is as fast as possible. Railgun achieves a 99.6% compression ratio for previously uncacheable web objects by using techniques similar to those used in the compression of high-quality video. The average website can expect a 1.43x performance increase.… Read the rest