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Platforms & Technologies

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

Platform-Wide Features

All these brilliant features are included with every hosting plan:

Autoscaling Resources

Your website automatically grabs resources as it needs them as it has access to our whole hosting platform, not just one or two servers. This means that during busy periods, your website upscales the resources it needs to continue providing your visitors with fast, reliable browsing – at no extra cost to you.

Load-Balanced Servers

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.

100% SSD Web Space

All web space is full SSD, and we only use Samsung solid state hard drives to maximise speed and reliability. Some hosts advertise SSD web space but it’s just the cache that’s SSD – ours is 100% SSD.

Optimised Software

We’ve fine-tuned all pre-installed software on our servers, from the operating systems to WordPress, to ensure you’re getting the very best from it.

Protective App Firewall

Built by security experts with decades of industry experience, our Web App Firewall continually monitors and filters out threatening requests before they can even target your website.

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. It’s future-proofing your website for the next generation of the web.

Shiny New Platforms

Choose from three amazing platforms: WordPress, Linux, or PageWeaver.

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. If you prefer drag-and-drop website builders with no coding needed, PageWeaver is exactly what you’re looking for.

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. Out of the box, it’s the fastest shared WordPress hosting platform we’ve come across to date – and we’ve had it independently tested against the big guys.

Each WordPress hosting plan includes:

Pre-installed WordPress

Each package comes with WordPress 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.

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 as they’re released.

Built-in plugin monitoring

Our systems run continuously to identify any potentially abusive plugins and automatically block any that may put your website at risk or have a significant impact on performance. It doesn’t slow down your website and you don’t need to do a thing.

StackCache caching

This unique 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 needed!

PHP 7

All WordPress installs on our platform are PHP 7 or later. This means faster, more secure websites that have all the advantages the latest version of WordPress has to offer.

Easy migrations

It’s really easy to migrate existing WordPress sites in to Lyrical Host, whether they’re from WordPress.com or another host. Our support team will even do it for you if you ask!

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.

If you’re not sure what kind of hosting you need or what kind of website you want, Linux is the best choice. And we’ve made it even better.

Each Linux Hosting Plan includes:

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.

PageWeaver

Like to make life simple? Our drag-and-drop website builder, PageWeaver, comes included with every Linux package. If you’re ready to take it up a gear, you can use the other features of your plan when you want to install a CMS or write code.

Optimised Apache with NGINX Edge Cache

Our systems run continuously to identify any potentially abusive plugins and automatically block any that may put your website at risk or have a significant impact on performance. It doesn’t slow down your website and you don’t need to do a thing.

Multi-Language Support

Our Linux platform allows you to make use of 6 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.

PageWeaver

PageWeaver is for you if: You want to create a pretty, responsive website quickly and easily with a drag-and-drop website builder.

  • Choose from customizable templates or create your own
  • User-friendly tools and interface
  • Search engine optimization tools and features
  • Free photo library
  • Social media integration
  • Shopping cart and blog functionality
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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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