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We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Cloudways as our international hosting partner. Over the past couple months we have worked diligently with Cloudways to design the optimal setup for thirty bees to run on. At the same time we have tuned the performance of thirty bees so that it is optimal with the features that they have standard.
One of the main factors in looking for an international hosting partner was the locations that they offered. We are very aware that in e-commerce that speed matters, we especially know that close servers matter with speed. Partnering with a company that has servers halfway around the world from your target market does neither of us any good. That is a main reason we chose Cloudways to partner with. When you launch a thirty bees sit with Cloudways you can pick from one of over 50 locations to to launch your site from. Locations like
- New York
- San Francisco
- Sao Paulo
- and many more
The reach of their network around the work was a major factor with us. We are an international e-commerce package, we knew we needed a partner with international reach.
At the same time the technology they use brings a lot to the table. Standard they have php 7 installed, which is the current fastest version of php. At the same time they have Nginx and Varnish installed on their servers as well to give the extra speed push. One thing that really makes a difference with thirty bees is that Cloudways supports REDIS as well. You can set up a REDIS cache on your server right after you launch it. This will ensure the fastest thirty bees shop possible.
Another factor in choosing Cloudways as a partner was security. Most hosts charge extra for security features like SSL certificates. SSl is something that is recommend on every site these day, even Google suggests it and uses it as part of its ranking algorithm. Cloudways offers free SSL certificates through Lets Encrypt, which will keep your site safe and secure for free. You can’t argue with secure and free.
Choosing Cloudways as a partner was a no brainer with everything they brought to the table. Not only can you have a fast thirty bees website in your own location, but you can also have a secure one as well. Cloudways picks up on the shortcomings of other cloud services as well. They cannot offer you a cloud site for “free for ever”, but they can can offer the more sustainable model of letting you have a free trial. We think if you try their service out you will love them like we do.