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Superb Internet is beefing up their GridIron web hosting packages with the addition of the popular Magento e-commerce platform to their one-click application library. For those that are not in the loop, the one-click app library makes adding popular applications like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Magento easy to install on a share hosting plan. Traditionally, we are pretty limited on what we are able to install on a shared hosting environment since we are not provided root-access. As the name suggests, within a shared hosting environment, you are sharing resources with other customers and the hosting company, Superb Internet in this case, configures the server to account for the popular web environments. The one-click application library is very nice because we know the list of applications is fully supported.
Magento is the latest buzz of ecommerce platforms because of the flexibility to fully customize the front-end web store and order form. The older popular platforms such as OS Commerce and Miva are nice to use because of the easier learning curve, but the platforms really limits our ability to customize the appearance of our online store. Magento solves that by putting us in the driver’s seat of how our store should appear. However, Magento is not without faults as it is well known fact that Magento is a resource hog compared to the traditional ecommerce platforms.
This is where Superb Internet’s services shine. It is well known that all Magento environments should be optimized so that the server resources are used efficiently. Superb Hosting takes away that headache and takes care of the server optimization for us so our online store runs fast. The best part is, Superb’s shared web hosting plans start just $8.99 per month ($5.99 per month if you pay a year up front). This is a cost effective way to try out the platform to see if you like it. I have yet to see any reputable hosting provider offering Magento hosting at this price. In addition, Superb Internet offers Magento on their dedicated servers and managed hosting plans so we have an upgrade path in the future when our business grows. Having tried out Magento, this new platform is definitely the way to go. Check out Superb Internet’s hosting services.
Superb Internet is offering 3 months of free hosting and FREE setup when you sign up for a year of hosting. Both shared hosting and dedicated servers are eligible for this offering. This is a great deal for their GridIron shared hosting plans. Their GridLite plans start at $8.99 per month but the monthly rate drops to $5.99 when you pay 1 year which also includes a free domain registration. The total for this plan would come to $71.88 for 15 months of hosting. You can use this promo for any of their dedicated servers, which include their single processor, dual processor, or clearance servers. To be honest, this promotion would require too much money upfront to make this deal worthwhile to me. For those that are not as cash-strapped as I am, this promotion is for you.
Superb Internet announced the launch of a new platform for their shared web hosting plans called GridIron Platform. The GridIron hosting plans are replacing Universal and Infinity shared hosting plans. Although the new web hosting platform is currently only available in Linux option, Superb Internet is currently working on releasing the Windows shared hosting version. For details, click here>
So what makes GridIron hosting different? To start, they upped their Service Level Agreement (SLA) from guaranteeing 99.9% to 99.99%. Apparently they built a redundant environment by clustering a bunch of servers so in the event one of the servers failed, there would be no issue with the websites on the server.
It looks like they released some much needed improvements. Superb Internet has introduced their “one-click apps” where we can quickly install and add popular applications to our shared hosting plans. This is very similar to Godaddy’s Hosting Connections. It’s a relief to hear that Superb is listening to us customers for more features.
Their cheapest hosting plan starts at $4.99 per month but that requires a 2 years commitment. As a perk, Superb Internet gives 2 years of free domain name registration if you sign up for a 2 year plan. You can go month-to-month but the price jumps to $8.99 per month. The price is still very good when you look at your other options.
If you’re on the fence, I think the best deal for us right now is to try out their GridLite hosting plan and use their promo 7395 to receive free setup and 2nd month free. They have a 30-day guarantee so that in the event we don’t like their service, they will give us a full refund. Not too shabby, if you ask me~