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Platforms & Technologies

Not just a pretty face: rock-solid platforms and amazing hardware ensure your website always kicks ass.

The Tech Behind Your Website

Autoscaling Resources
Autoscaling Resources

If your website is busy and needs more resources, it can grab them automatically from other servers on our platform that are quieter. Your site has access to the resources it needs when it needs them, rather than being restricted to just one or two servers.


This means that if you go viral, your website always has the resources it needs to continue providing your visitors with fast, reliable browsing – at no extra cost to you.

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Load-Balanced Servers

Our servers work in harmony to distribute resources consistently. This means better reliability for your website, and a consistently happy experience for your visitors.


In the unlikely event that a server is struggling, another one automatically steps in to take its place or share the load, ensuring high availability and consistently fast speeds for your website.

Superfast Caching
Full SSD Web Space

We use high-quality SSD drives for storing your website files instead of standard, cheaper hard drives. This means you automatically enjoy better reliability and faster speeds for your website.


All your web space is full SSD (not just the cache!), and we only use Samsung Solid State Hard Drives to maximise speed and reliability.

Optimized Software
Optimized Hardware & Software

Our platforms are built and maintained by security experts with decades of industry experience. We’ve fine-tuned everything, from the network to the operating systems to WordPress, to ensure you’re getting the very best from it.


Regular updates and new hardware keep everything running smoothly.

Protective App Firewall
Protective App Firewall

Whichever Lyrical Host platform your website is hosted on, our integrated Web Application Firewall continually monitors and filters out threatening requests before they can even target your website.


And if you choose one of our WordPress plans, your website benefits from WordPress-specific protection too.

IPv6 Ready Hosting
IPv6 Ready Hosting

As the latest range of IP addresses become more widely adopted, we’ve looked ahead to provide you with IPv6-ready hosting.


We’re future-proofing your website for the next generation of the web – and you don’t need to do anything!

Shiny New Platforms

Choose from two super-powered platforms, WordPress or Linux.

Our WordPress platform has been carefully designed and optimized just for WordPress, while our Linux platform is perfect for you if you want to host anything beyond WordPress.

All options are explained in more detail below, and if you change your mind later, it’s easy to switch!

WordPress Platform Features

This platform is for you if: You’re only interested in WordPress, and you want fully optimized self-hosted WordPress-powered websites. (If you’re looking to install software or host files outside WordPress too (e.g. you want to run Joomla!), you’ll need one of our Linux plans instead).

Our WordPress platform is pretty special. It’s optimized for WP in every way, from bespoke built-in speed and security features to brilliant hardware.

Your WordPress hosting plan includes:

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Pre-installed WordPress

If you buy your domain name and hosting together, WordPress is preinstalled to save you time and energy. All you need to do is choose a few simple settings, like your website title, and you’re good to go!

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Automatic WordPress core updates

Forget to update WordPress or have too many websites? Don’t worry, we automatically update your core WordPress installs with the latest security fixes and features after we’ve tested them.

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Hassle-free website management

Manage theme and plugin updates straight from LyricalCP, see if any core files have been flagged for security, and use our staging platform to test new themes and changes before pushing them live in just a couple of clicks.

Superfast Caching
Superfast caching

Our specialist plugin is all you need for your website caching. It ensures your visitors enjoy super fast browsing and comes preinstalled with our WordPress packages. No management or configuration needed!

Latest PHP Versions
Latest PHP versions

We use the latest and greatest versions of PHP, the programming language behind WordPress. This means faster, more secure websites that can take full advantage of all WordPress has to offer.

Easy Migrations
Easy migrations

It’s really easy to migrate existing WordPress sites in to Lyrical Host, whether they’re from WordPress.com, Blogger or another self-hosting company. We can migrate you for free with any of our hosting packages.

Linux Platform Features

This platform is for you if: You want a versatile web hosting package to install your choice of software, scripts, apps, templates, or even just upload standard HTML & CSS.

You can still use WordPress on this platform, but we only recommend doing this if you’re also planning to use non-WordPress software such as forums or CRMs.

One-Click Installs
70+ One-Click Installs

Choose and install lots of popular open source software titles in seconds. With everything from invoicing to project management covered, you can save tons of time and money. You can also install the most popular content management and ecommerce systems to build your own feature-rich websites.

High Quality Hardware
High Quality Hardware & Software

Your website runs from high-spec servers fitted with fast, reliable Samsung SSD drives. Not only does this improve performance for you and your visitors, it means you get great value for money and your website has a home for life.

Multi-Language Support
Multi-Language Support

Our Linux platform allows you to make use of multiple different versions of PHP, ensuring greater flexibility for your website, frameworks, and scripts. If you’re using another language and want to make sure we support that version, please contact us.

Speed & Security

Our hosting has been designed to be fast all over the world. From the US to the Philippines, we have happy customers in 29+ countries!

  • Integrated WordPress security features
  • High-quality, reliable hardware
  • Free malware scanning & cleaning
  • Built-in caching
  • Designed for global speed
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Server Specs

We’ve invested heavily in our hardware to ensure top performance for your websites, email, and databases. We only use high-spec servers, each of which has Dual Intel Xeon CPU E5-2640 v3 octa-core processors with hyper-threading for 32 logical cores and 64GB DDR4 RAM.

All MySQL and MSSQL databases are hosted on dedicated 32 core servers with 128GB RAM and full SSD storage. Web space is powered by high-reliability Samsung SSDs. All website and database backups are stored on separate servers.

Our state-of-the-art data center is staffed 24/7 with some of the industry’s best engineers and operatives, and is located in a mild climate away from the risks of natural disasters and high temperatures.

Need Some Help?

Not sure which type of hosting you need? Or have a technical question that isn’t answered here? Get in touch and we’ll help you get sorted!

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