Unique cloud technology
A web hosting platform like no other
What makes our platform so unique?
Our free GrafixHost Content Delivery Network caches your content at data centres around the world.
We created a new kind of autoscaling, so your site gets the power it needs – however busy it gets.
Our custom code makes every website load faster. We aren’t subject to the limits imposed by old-school hosting.
Our reputation for rock-solid server uptime is built on our innovative load balancing features.
Each sub-platform – WordPress or Linux – is optimised for stellar performance.
We use the best technology available from Google to translate domain names through the Domain Name System (DNS).
Global data centre locations
Asia & Oceania
Asia & Oceania
Asia & Oceania
Compress code and images, automatically
We created the Website Acceleration Suite as a way to get all sites to load faster. This is better for your users, and good for SEO: we know how much importance Google attaches to web page loading speed.
We also made a safe ‘one-click’ option for those who don’t have the time or inclination to get too technical. Toggle it on, and you’ll see immediate, dramatic improvements.
Autoscaling: access to as many servers as your site needs
All our web hosting services use GrafixHost’s proprietary autoscaling technology. No other company has access to this.
Autoscaling literally means that our resources scale automatically. Bandwidth, memory and processing power is scaled up or down instantly – depending on demand. This is what makes them true ‘elastic cloud’. If there’s a surge in traffic, your website will continue to offer the same fast experience for every user.
This is because a site isn’t hosted on one or two servers. Instead, it can access the whole platform’s resources: multiple servers. It’s what makes the GrafixHost platform special.
If there’s a spike in demand and your shared hosting ‘neighbours’ become busy, it doesn’t affect your site speed. Busy sites are isolated from others.
This doesn’t happen at other hosting providers, as websites controlled by cPanel are restricted to single servers. With other hosts, if you share a server with a busy site, it will affect your site too.
We optimise PHP in a unique way
To remain the provider of the fastest shared hosting, it’s important that we use the latest technologies. So we investigate all the speed-boosting technologies available to other web hosting companies.
The problem with these ‘off the shelf’ products is that they don’t scale very well. They’re designed for small companies that use older, single-server technologies. To work with our autoscaling, we found that the better option was to write our own web hosting code.
Our developers have customised PHP-FPM and OPcache to ensure that your website gets the resources it needs, even if it’s really busy. Our code boosts performance for every website running PHP 5.6 or above. For more recent versions of PHP, the speed improvements are even more pronounced. As we’re not constrained by CloudLinux, we don’t have to impose limits on cores, memory, bandwidth and processes.
Your site stays fast, however busy it gets.
Load balancing that does more
Load balancing is about sharing traffic across servers. Other web hosts use load balancing – but not the kind we’ve developed. Their load balancing mitigates failover: if a server goes down, your site will be moved to another, so it stays online.
It’s a kind of disaster recovery. That’s expected: we offer that kind of server redundancy as well, even though we use some of the best hardware in the industry – thanks to our long-term partners at Dell – and a robust 10 Gb network.
But GrafixHost load balancing is of a different calibre.
Our global load balancing makes use of monitors that will respond to traffic load and balance it across multiple servers when needed. Many other providers don’t offer this. The consequence for you is this: with 20i, your site stays online, and remains fast, whatever load the servers are under.
The Domain Name System (DNS) translates domain names – and email addresses – into IP addresses. So when you visit a URL, your browser knows the address of the server to download the page from. It’s an essential part of the internet – so it needs to be fast.
Google knows all about fast internet response times – as you’d expect! Their global fibre network leads the industry. It provides a quick and stable response regardless of traffic. So we built our DNS platform on the same infrastructure as Google.
Not only powerful, but versatile too
You’re given the choice of what operating system or content management system you want to use: versatile Linux or super-popular WordPress.
Our Linux platform is great for most types of websites. It’s the most versatile choice. Built for speed and security by our in-house experts, we’ve fine-tuned Apache for even better performance. It also offers over 80 one-click installs of popular open source apps, including Drupal, Joomla! & Magento.
Green web hosting powered by 100% renewable energy
All our hosting is powered by 100% renewable energy, which means all your sites and apps are too. That’s great news for you and the environment.
Green Data Centre
Our data centre has an extremely low PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) of 1.12. Plus, our Autoscaling Cloud Hosting only uses the resources it needs, so no energy is wasted.
Low Carbon Footprint
Our office also runs on renewable energy with its own solar farm. We also have a paperless office, cycle to work scheme, and recycle all our waste.