Premier web hosting Magento partner Nexcess has announced a new high-end hosting option for Magento users with heavy volume. The MCE-SIP-400 option now buttresses the base SIP-100, 200, and 300 offerings by giving customers access to a scalable solution that can grow with your business.
Even the largest Magento sites can be served with a MCE-SIP-400 account as the base configuration includes:
- 6 Web Application Servers – Dell Power Edge R420, 2x Eight Core Sandy-Bridge Processors, 24GB of Memory, 2x 73GB 10K SAS Drives – RAID 1
- 2 Database Servers – Dell Power Edge R420, 2x Eight Core Sandy-Bridge Processors, 24GB of Memory, 4x 146GB 15K SAS Drives – RAID 10
- File Server – Dell R410, 2x Quad Core Processors, 24GB of Memory, 4x 300GB 15K SAS Drives – RAID 10
- Load Balancer - Dell Power Edge 1950, 2x Quad Core Processors, 16GB of Memory, 2x 73GB 10K SAS Drives – RAID 1
As you can see, this is a monster system! Nexcess has always been a Commative Magento hosting favorite, and now they can fit any need big or small so check them out.
The Commative Team
Big news today as GoDaddy was taken down by the hacker group Anonymous for over four hours. In what will go down as one of the largest Internet outages to date, GoDaddy.com was unavailable as were thousands of sites hosted on GoDaddy servers and millions more who simply had their domains registered with the company.
Starting around 1pm EST, sites associated with GoDaddy were unreachable with browsers timing out as they couldn’t resolve site domain names. In the last hour the problems appear to have been temporarily resolved after GoDaddy moved their own DNS to competitor VeriSign. There still has been no formal statement from GoDaddy on what caused the outage or exactly what led to the problems being so widespread.
In a statement released during the attack, Anonymous announced that their actions were in response to GoDaddy’s position on the controversial SOPA bill that was proposed in the United States Congress earlier this year.
Commative.com was affected by the outage but is now back up, hopefully not to be interrupted again. Stay up to date on the latest news by following us on Twitter @Commative.
The Commative Team
We often get asked for recommendations or suggestions for hosting companies that host Magento sites. If you want your Magento site to run smoothly and to load fast, you will need a Magento Optimized Hosting service.
There are a lot of options when looking for hosting companies which are optimized for Magento. We don’t test all and don’t want to recommend one over the other but we have several clients who are happy with Nexcess and we have our own demo store hosted with Nexcess Magento Hosting. They are one of the few dedicated Magento hosting providers and have a shared hosting plan starting as low as $24.95/month. They also provide good customer support.
Other Ultimento and Magento customers use Media Temple, Site 5, Hostgator, and TMD Hosting which all offer a variety of hosting plans. Hostgator and Site 5, in fact, have a Magento package but we have not tested it yet. Please let us know your experiences by posting a comment below!