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RapidSwitch supports world’s first dedicated server environment for Joomla


A UK hosting company that offers the world's first dedicated server environment for Joomla! has praised RapidSwitch for supporting its recent growth.

Joomla Wired says it has doubled in size in the past year alone because of the highly available and reliable hosting it gets from RapidSwitch's 1300 ft square Spectrum House data centre in Maidenhead.

RapidSwitch has provisioned some of its fastest servers to support Joomla Wired's customers.

Mark Smeed, director of Joomla Wired, explains: "Our partnership with RapidSwitch has been so successful that we've not even had to advertise our business, all our growth has come from word of mouth and RapidSwitch's support has helped make that happen. The exceptionally fast servers they've provisioned for us in their Maidenhead data centre means we can maximise our returns from each server, which ultimately benefits our business."

RapidSwitch is one of the few UK hosting companies to own its own datacentres. It chooses the very best components for its server builds, having over a decade of experience in building systems. Servers are built in-house from hand-picked components to maximise performance at every price point. RapidSwitch uses quality components from SuperMicro, Crucial, and Seagate with tier 1 contracts in place, and exclusively uses Intel CPUs. All RapidSwitch servers are put through rigorous testing procedures and benchmarking to ensure their quality is sustainable before being put into service.

Sarah Haran says: "It's not uncommon for it to be cheaper to invest in newer technology than it is to try and recode the software stack. RapidSwitch's continual push with new products and solutions means our customers get a better return from their hardware."

The Maidenhead data centre team is on call for customers 24/7, 365 days a year, backed by a 100% uptime guarantee.

Mark Smeed says: "We trust the RapidSwitch staff. Their fast response sets such a great example that we've actually used it as a benchmark for our own business in terms of the high level hosting we offer to our own customers."

Sarah Haran, Managing Director of Rapidswitch, says: "We refuse to sacrifice on the high qualities expected from a hosting provider and we are delighted that our support has allowed Joomla Wired to expand their business."

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