All of our cPanel web hosting servers use LiteSpeed Web Server, which has been one of the most popular web server choices due to its performance and stability. LiteSpeed is able to provide over seventy percent the performance of what a normal Apache server can offer, and is even faster than Nginx in many circumstances. It also comes with built-in anti-DDoS features such as connection throttling.
We use CloudLinux on the underlying operating system which is able to provide stability in large hosting environments. This avoids issues that might arise from problems with other users account, eliminating the "noisy neighbor" problem. CloudLinux also provides additional layers of security for clients with CageFS, which prevents others from seeing important data and prevents most privilege escalation attacks. You can also choose your own PHP version and modules.
cPanel is the industry standard control panel for web hosting as it offers dozens of features for clients to manage their websites, e-mails, along with other tools. With our cPanel setup, you can create free cPanel SSL certificates for your domains instantly, utilize HTTP/2 for your websites, and reliably send and receive e-mails.
Our web hosting uses pure NVMe SSD storage, which offers vastly better performance compared to traditional HDDs and older SATA SSDs. This is especially good for high traffic websites that rely mainly on SQL such as forums like XenForo or Wordpress.
All of our servers come with DDoS protection and we have separate software layers of protection to help mitigate attacks that wouldn't be filtered by the network mitigation. We utilize on-site mitigation via our network provider as well as remote protection when needed as a second layer of mitigation. This means your websites won't be offline due to attacks that might be targeting you or our other clients. This paired with CloudLinux, provides high reliability web hosting.
Q: Can I buy a domain with ExtraVM web hosting plans?
A: We do not sell domains. It's good to have your domain managed by a company that specializes in that. You must purchase a domain with a domain registrar such as Google Domains, Name.com, CloudFlare Registrar, or any other reputable domain registrar.
Q: Where will my website be hosted at and on what hardware?
A: We host our cPanel servers in Montreal, Canada which provides good latency to North America and Europe. Web hosting plans are on enterprise grade servers with E-2136 processors, DDR4 ECC RAM, and some of the fastest Samsung Datacenter NVMe SSDs in RAID.
Q: What are the CloudLinux LVE limits for web hosting accounts?
A: We have some of the highest limits around! The I/O limit is 80MB/s, the IOPS limit is 15,000, the CPU limit is 150%, the physical memory limit is 3GB, there is no hard INODE limit, the entry process limit is 200, and the NPROC limit is 220.
Q: Do you have any software installers?
A: Yes, we use Installatron automatic software installer. You can install various software like forums, content management systems and more.
Q: Can I use NodeJS on my web hosting account?
A: We support recent versions of NodeJS and you can manage applications through cPanel.
Q: Is my data safe from hardware failures?
A: Generally yes. We use RAID NVMe SSDs and take backups of web hosting accounts weekly. It is still always best for you to take your own backups, as you should never rely 100% on a company to maintain your data, even if you're paying thousands!
Q: If my site receives a DDoS attack, will everything be ok?
A: All of the services we provide include DDoS protection. Our web hosting plans includes on-site mitigation against most common L3/L4 attacks. If your site is receiving L7 attacks (HTTP/HTTPS), we may filter traffic with on a best-effort basis. If you are under constant attack, we recommend putting your site behind CloudFlare CDN to help block malicious traffic from hitting your website.