Today’s announcement brings two very exciting improvements to our Amsterdam datacenter. Not only are we now offering our VPS hosting plans in Amsterdam but we also enabled Cloudflares Railgun network optimizer! These changes are a direct result of customer requests and feedback from what you wanted to see us offer.
VPS Hosting Plans
As many of you are aware we’ve offered VPS hosting for quite some time. Up until now our VPS plans were only available in our Washington DC, Dallas TX, Los Angeles CA, and Singapore datacenters. Amsterdam is our first VPS location in Europe and one we couldn’t be more excited about. The VPS plans are OpenVZ based and start at just $18/mo, making it very affordable to get your own private hosting environment with full root access. With direct peering to the AMSIX and a blend of tier II network providers our Amsterdam facility is highly connected and should provide great speeds for visitors not only from Europe but all over the globe.
As part of this launch we’re offering a 35% recurring discount on new VPS plans in our Amsterdam datacenter. Sign up using coupon code “amsvpslaunch” to take advantage of this limited time deal!
35% recurring discount on any new VPS hosting order in any location when using coupon code “amsvpslaunch”
Cloudflare Railgun Technology
Amsterdam is our 5th (and newest) datacenter to offer Railgun. For the uninitiated, Cloudflares Railgun is a network optimizer which compresses objects up to 99.6%, drastically improving both performance and speeds while reducing network overhead. Think of it as a ‘network fastlane’ for your data that cannot be cached using traditional methods like a CDN. For those of you with dynamic sites that change often, or ones that have a lot of content that cannot be cached via CDN, Railgun significantly improves pagespeeds for requests that have to be served from the origin server (your hosting plan with us). As an official Cloudflare partner we offer customers the ability to enable and manage their settings right through our control panel (cPanel). Login and give Railgun a try today!
In Case You Missed It!
While we’re got your attention make sure you take a look at our recent “What’s new at Hawk Host” post. It’s a great look at what we’ve been up to and what’s coming up in the near future. We’ve also got some very exciting news in the works but you’ll have to wait a little bit longer for that big announcement!