Performance

How does the Servebolt Cloud platform work?

«The server response time for the HTML itself is often the biggest problem, and the hardest one to solve»Patrick Meenan Web Performance Engineer at Cloudflare. Former web performance engineer at Google, Creator of webpagetest.org

Servebolt Cloud solves exactly this problem using a combination of networking, software and hardware resulting in up to 6x faster page loading. Better for you, better for your users.

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Fast. Without rockets and spoilers

Modern, slimmed and tuned

While others try to add more components to their hosting to make it go faster, we decided to build our hosting cloud fast from the ground up. We did so by stripping out everything we knew was deadweight.

Our hosting is amazingly fast, without the use of complicated HTML caching strategies, cache in memory – and so on. Instead, our platform makes sure both cached and uncached requests are immediate.

And yes, this applies to the back-end as well.

The Servebolt Performance First Cloud

The hosting stack

Built from the ground, and tuned for performance

Caching

With Servebolt you get an optimized server based caching configuration, ready to use. The stack is configured for optimal caching of static assets, and full page caching.

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Internet facing webserver

We use NGINX as the user & internet facing webserver, as a reverse proxy. NGINX handles SSL-negotiation, compression and caching. Optimized for web performance and scalability, out-of-the-box.

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Webserver

Apache provides the most popular, and easy to use web hosting environment. As a user, you will feel at home right away and have all the documentation you need to tweak settings.

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Networking and connectivity

Data transport has to be stable, fast, unlimited and with low latency. We use Infiniband and partner with the best providers on the most central intern hubs around the World.

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Hardware

We own, operate and maintain all hardware in the Servebolt Cloud. That allows us to build custom optimizations, that use special features that specific hardware components provide.

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PHP

PHP powers close to 80% of websites in the World. Bolts support all current versions, but we encourage you to use the fastest and latest. Our builds are up to 30% faster than stock versions of PHP.

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Databases

The database is what is used to store all website data, and on Servebolt we use the modern MySQL database, MariaDB. Servebolt databases deliver market leading query performance, up to 8x faster than stock MariaDB.

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Operating System

Servebolt ❤️Linux. We maintain our own Linux distribution that is tailored for security, scalability and web performance. Servebolt Linux is the basis for the exceptional performance every Bolt delivers.

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Servebolt Cloud Locations

You are currently ~75ms from the closest Servebolt Cloud Location

We have placed our Cloud regions strategically to ensure that as many users as possible have the lowest latency possible, meaning that data doesn’t have to travel so far (yes, data travels too!).

Servebolt Cloud Region Locations

Bolts are better

The Servebolt Cloud is 100% managed, which means that you and can focus all of your team’s time on site development – not hosting. Enjoy the freedom of a constantly maintained, optimized and updated hosting platform, using the best, latest and fastest technologies.

The Servebolt Cloud is the perfect mix of managed performance. It’s built with everyone in mind, offering both easy-to-use and advanced developer tools. You don’t need a doctors degree to be a performance expert with Servebolt.

Our managed platform offers a higher degree of security than any self-managed server solution. And Bolts provide resources in excess, for both performance and scalability.

Bolts are not VPS, shared or dedicated servers. Bolts are simply better.

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Deployment

Deploy with the tools you love – or use our automated Git integration

Git integrated

We have Git integrated in our control panel, with webhooks for automated deployment when changes are detected in the branch you’ve set up to be automatically deployed. The deployment is done in less than 3 seconds – with no downtime.

Use your own tools

We integrate easily with most deploy, build and CI tools via SSH & rsync. We make it easy for you to use your own tools like Capistrano, DeployHQ, Codeship, Jenkins, TeamCity and many more.

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Designed to be secure

The security of our clients and partners is extremely important to us. Our platform is designed with a very high level of security, with all servers being secured by AppArmor and other security measures.

All of our systems are continually monitored, upgraded and patched with the latest security updates.

We’re also working closely with our up and downstream partners like Blix Solutions and Cloudflare, to monitor and block malicious traffic to our servers.

Cloudflare Optimized Partner

Servebolt is an official partner of Cloudflare. Cloudflare is the world’s largest provider of security as a feature. We use and recommend their security features for our clients.

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Mission critical infrastructure

Always available

Our infrastructure is designed for high availability, with failover components in all layers of the stack. This means that if something fails, an automatic failover switches to using other components. In addition to the magic failover switching, our team monitors our platform 24/7 ensuring that everything is working smoothly.

We provide all customers with a 99,9% system uptime guarantee and 100% network and power uptime in our SLA – free of charge.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No. Servebolt comes with a custom dashboard that is much simpler, more performant and easier to use.
No. Servebolt comes with a custom dashboard that is much simpler, more performant and easier to use.
No. The Servebolt hosting stack is built with nginx and Apache.
No. Servebolt delivers market leading database performance, and REDIS does not further increase the speed for end users.
No. Servebolt uses nginx as the user-facing web server, and Varnish would not provide any better performance for end users.
Yes, on your own computer. The Servebolt Cloud does not support NPM or node.js on your Bolts.
No. Ruby is not available in the Servebolt Cloud.
No. Servebolt does not support java on the platform.

Servebolt Cloud features

magento command line tool

Simply write «magento» from anywhere on the command line to manage your Magento 2 installation. Super simple!
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PHP

Our hosting features custom maintained and performance optimized versions of PHP
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Drupal Drush

Drush, the powerful and easy command line interface for Drupal, is included with all Drupal websites at Servebolt.
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Bolts

Bolts are our unique containers that contain your environments for production, development and staging. Our Bolts provide unmatched web performance!
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Servebolt Linux

Servebolt Linux is our own version of Linux, custom built for maximum performance and security with network, hardware and software.
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WP CLI

All bolts come with WP CLI preinstalled with autocomplete.
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Static asset caching

Bolts handle caching of static assets the right way, automatically.
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Full Page Cache

Full Page Cache (FPC) is easily setup and managed through our admin panel. For FPC we use nginx cache.
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Magento Store views

Bolts support unlimited amounts of Magento store views
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.htaccess

We provide full support for Apache .htaccess files. Customize headers, redirects and many other settings for your website easily with .htaccess.
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Redirects

Fast redirects and standardization of domain names is controlled in the admin panel
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Development domains

With our development domains it's fast, easy and secure to develop new sites, without risking any duplicate content penalties in Google.
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Domains

Add an unlimited number of domains, domain names and sub domains to your websites with us. It's all easily managed in our admin panel!
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Technical contact

Technical contacts for Bolts get important information about bugs & errors that may occur.
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Access management

Powerful, easy and secure access management. Provide access to Bolts and websites for developers, partners and other team members.
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Databases

Our databases can manage more queries faster than you've ever experienced before. We use an optimized version of MariaDB database server, with extremely fast hardware.
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MariaDB

We run the modern and fast MySQL database MariaDB, optimized for use with PHP and various CMS'es.
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Cloudflare

Servebolt is an official Cloudflare partner, with full feature support. Cloudflare is the worlds largest (and greatest) CDN and security service.
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SFTP

You can access your Bolts using the Secure Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
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Admin Panel

Servebolt provides a simple yet powerful and easy-to-use control panel. Manage all services when ever - and where ever from - it suits you!
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Cron

Setting up scheduled tasks, cron jobs, is a quick and easy task with our admin panel. And server cron is better for performance!
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WordPress Multisite

All bolts support multisite, with unlimited domains
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Git integration

We have a Git version-control system integrated in our Bolts, and support webhooks for automatic deployment.
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Dev/Stage/Prod

Every Bolt supports multiple sites for development, staging and production websites. No need for a separate server environment.
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SSL

We provide an easy to install SSL solution for all sites hosted with us
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Backups

We perform non-intrusive daily backups of all files and databases for our customers. Backup restores are free of charge through our customer service.
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Image optimization

Servebolt features multiple high performance image optimization tools.
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GZIP Compression

Servebolt speeds up websites by using zlib-ng for compression. It compresses both faster and harder than stock gzip.
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HTTP/2 Push

All Bolts are active with http2 push support by default.
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HTTP/2

Servebolt has supported SSL & SPDY, now HTTP/2 - since the beginning of time.
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Composer

The Composer package manager is pre-installed, to ease dependency management. Servebolt is a developer-friendly provider!
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SSH Access

All bolts have SSH access, with composer pre-installed and all the tools you need to manage your sites.
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We are ready when you are!

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