New Server Build – Ludicrous Speed

Written by Douglas Perry on . Posted in AWS, BWG Updates, Server, Support, WordPress

At Boston Web Group, we’re always innovating and working on pushing the envelope of technology.

We’re pleased, no, ecstatic to announce our next-generation web hosting platform. Our R&D work with other clients has helped us develop a web hosting platform that is the fastest and most scalable hosting offered by a Boston-based digital agency.

Most web servers run on the LAMP stack: Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP; but Apache is so 1995.

Apache is the software that makes serving up websites possible. It’s been around for 20 years and is showing its age. It was designed during a time on the Internet when websites were simple and people danced the macarena.

The New BWG Hosting Platform

Our platform is different. It was built for today’s websites and performs to today’s expectations of speed and traffic handling. It supports cutting-edge technology like solid-state hard drives, PHP 7, HTTP/2, and on-the-fly code optimization for WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and other PHP-based websites. We offer an advanced cache technology that improves speed for Magneto sites by up to 35%.

It’s the best hosting platform we’ve built to date. It surpasses the offerings by the bigger hosting providers. Want in?

The chances are that you’re already on it, and you probably notice the speed increases already.  In fact, you may have been one of the few that had to call in and have some special tweaks done for your mail, server, or app hosting.  Well, we’re still fine tuning and tweak things under the hood daily, so let us know if you have issue or if you want to upgrade to faster hosting – we’ll custom define your hosting environment based on your website/APP’s needs.

If you want to learn more, give us a call at 855-355-SITE to get on the priority list. If you’ve been thinking of switching hosting providers, switch now and we’ll give you a FREE SSL certificate for a year.

We love our customers !

Google CLOUD is here

Written by Anthony D on . Posted in AWS

Google has announced that Google Cloud SQL is now Generally Available. What have we found? It appears to be a rival to the Amazon (AWS) cloud. Thumbs up to Google.

Google Cloud SQL is a fully managed MySQL service hosted on Google Cloud Platform, providing a database backbone for applications running on Google App Engine or Google Compute Engine. Cloud SQL is now Generally Available and features encryption of customer data, a 99.95% uptime SLA, and support for databases up to 500GB in size.

Here is what they are saying is available:

  • Subhour billing charges for instances in one-minute increments with a 10-minute minimum, so you don’t pay for compute minutes that you don’t use.
  • Shared-core instances provide smaller instance shapes for low-intensity workloads.
  • Advanced routing features to help create gateways and VPN servers that let you build applications that span your local network and Google’s cloud.
  • Large persistent disks that support as many as 10 terabytes per volume, which translates to 10 times the industry standard.
Most impressive, Google is providing HIPAA compliant hosting.  This has been a major difficulty for many hosts, because essentially HIPAA data is medical records, and they must be maintained with the highest security, and that type of security can incur some hefty fees.

Google Cloud Platform provides support for HIPAA Covered Entities

To serve developers who want to build healthcare-related applications that comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, google is announcing support for Business Associates Agreements.