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UK CLOUD HOSTING LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE

Hosting websites since 1995 has taught us a few things about providing hosting. We know how important both Uptime and Security are to our clients. So our Cloud Hosting Platform utilises proven technologies, combined with a dedicated and experienced team, who continue to develop our web hosting solution.


Say goodbye to downtime

What is Autoscaling?

All our web hosting platforms use autoscaling technology. Autoscaling is what makes them ‘true cloud’ platforms: resources allocated to your website are scaled up or down, dependent on demand. So if there’s a traffic surge, your site continues to function and offer the same fast experience for every user.

Your site isn’t hosted on a single server as with standard hosting. Instead, it can access the whole platform’s computing, memory and storage resources. So, if for any reason your server is slow, another can step in and take over seamlessly. We always keep plenty of resource in reserve.

Also, by not being tied to particular servers, it means that if your shared hosting ‘neighbours’ become busy, it doesn’t affect on your site speed. This isn’t the case with many other hosting providers.

Auto Scaling Hosting

Auto Scaling Hosting

NOT ALL LOAD BALANCING IS CREATED EQUAL

What is Load Balancing?

Load balancing is about sharing traffic across servers. Other web hosts may say they use load balancing - and indeed they do - but not the kind we use as standard. Their load balancing mitigates failover: if a server goes down, your site will be moved to another, so it stays online.

It’s a kind of disaster recovery. That’s expected: we offer that kind of server redundancy as well, even though we use some of the best hardware in the industry - and a robust 10 Gb network.

But CMS Wales load balancing is of a different nature.

Our load balancing makes use of monitors that will respond to traffic load and balance it across multiple servers when needed. Many other providers don’t offer this. The consequence for you is this: with CMS Wales, your site stays online, and remains fast, whatever load the servers are under.


BULLETPROOF DNS FOR FAST, SECURE RESPONSE TIMES

Google-based DNS platform

The Domain Name System (DNS) translates domain names - and email addresses - into IP addresses. So when you visit a URL, your browser knows the address of the server to download the page from. It’s an essential part of the internet - so it needs to be fast.

Google knows all about fast internet response times - as you’d expect! Their global fibre network leads the industry. It provides a quick and stable response regardless of traffic. So our DNS platform is on the same infrastructure as Google.

All domains hosted with us benefit from Google DNS. So all our hosted lcients can take advantage of this rock solid, cutting edge DNS solution for their own websites.

Auto Scaling Hosting

We give you more

Other Platform Features

We don’t cut corners to get the advertised price down. Our Linux, Windows and WordPress platforms include these extra features as standard.

100% SSD storage

Many hosting companies don’t invest in SSD storage, or if they do, they use the cheapest available hardware. It’s so they can keep ‘sticker-prices’ as low as possible. That’s not the case with us: we use Samsung SSDs in our storage arrays.

Dual octa-core processors

Each web server has two 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon E5 v4 (Broadwell) octa-core processors with hyper-threading to give 32 logical cores per machine. These have access to plenty of fast memory resource: 64GB 2400MHz DDR4 RAM. Any of our web servers can serve any website we host at any time.

Data security and offsite backups

We bake-in security to every layer of each platform. Our storage platform is resilient to the level that - in a worst-case scenario - whole storage servers and disks can fail with no downtime. We take daily backups offsite for extra protection.


Physical security

All websites and VPS are hosted in a secure, state-of-the-art data centre in Derbyshire, central UK. It’s manned 24/7 and includes high-level physical security measures. These cover everything from backup power generators to advanced fire protection.

IPv6 enabled

We’ve built our platforms for the future - not just for the present. IPv6 is being adopted as the new standard for IP addresses as more devices connect to the internet. You can rest assured that we support it, in advance of it becoming the norm.

Knowledgeable UK support

All our technical support staff are based here in the UK. They have ample industry experience, having worked in hosting environments for many years. If you have a really thorny issue, they have direct access to our platform developers. They can be contacted through our email ticketing system in our Client Area.


Move to CMS Wales today!

FREE SSL CERTIFICATES ARE INCLUDED WITH ALL WEB HOSTING PLANS

Choice of Three Web Hosting Platforms:


linux

Linux Hosting
(from £5.00/month)

Our high-powered Linux platform is ideal for all types of websites. Built for speed and security by industry experts, we’ve fine-tuned Apache for even better performance. Our Linux platform is also home to over 70+ one-click installs of popular software including WordPress, Joomla! & Magento.

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windows

Windows Hosting
(from £5.00/month)

Our robust Windows platform is backed by a performance-tuned IIS cluster and has been carefully designed to ensure no single point of failure. Our optimised Windows platform is fast, robust and secure. It's the perfect choice for websites reliant on ASP, ASP.NET, MS Access, or MS SQL.

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wordpress

Wordpress Hosting
(from £6.00/month)

We’ve crafted an innovative platform that caters to WordPress’s every need. Automatic core WordPress updates, built-in plugin monitoring, and our own exclusive StackCache speed plugin are brought together in one innovative solution to ensure your WordPress website always performs at its best.

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All of our hosting Storage is 100% SSD.

100% Uptime Guaranteee on all Hosting Plans