June 3rd 2011 by Childsp
Hello to all our Blog followers,
I wanted to make a post to our wonderful clients at Precision Effect and ask them a question.
What, in your minds, makes us great? & What do you think the best way for us to market this trait?
Do you think we should offer a better discount for friends and family of our current clients?
Should we spend some money on advertising to different web hosting forums?
Decrease starting plan prices?
We want your input and want to hear what you all have to say, we love our clients and want to listen to what you think!
June 18th 2009 by Childsp
Enjoy tweeting and keeping in touch? Now you can with us!
Follow us on Twitter under the username precisioneffect.
March 27th 2009 by Childsp
It’s been nearly a week since we’ve migrated the Chicago 1 Plesk server to our primary (Gigenet) datacenter. The migration has allowed us to upgrade the hardware on the server to our current standard:
- Intel Quad Core Processors
- At least 4GB DDR2 RAM
- RAID10 Redundancy & Performance
- More advanced backup architecture
- and much more!
If you can’t quite scrounge up the cash for one of our ultra fast LiteSpeed plans, you can still get yourself an undersold account on our Plesk server with hefty discount to boot! You won’t find any links to order these plans on our site, but send an email over to email@example.com and we’ll be sure to hook you up.
We’d also like to congratulate our previous server for 408 days of pure and uninterrupted connectivity. We wish it well in its next life!
January 22nd 2009 by Childsp
If you have an account on one of our failover servers, you might have noticed a nice little bump in speed over the past few days. We’ve made some big changes on the backend and were able to greatly increase disk performance on all of our failover-enabled servers.
This speed increase should greatly improve PHP and MySQL performance and generally shorten the time it takes to load your site.
January 7th 2009 by Childsp
If you’re like us and couldn’t resist the temptation of owning one of the best smartphones out there, you are probably familiar with a number of sites that have their own special iPhone interface. While we don’t really have the time (or need) to make an iPhone version of our site, it turns out there is a nice plugin for WordPress that can make life easier for us iPhone (and iPod touch) users with just a few clicks.
The plugin is called WPtouch and it works by detecting the user agent supplied by your browser. If you are using an iPhone or iPod touch, you will be shown the iPhone formatted version of our blog. There’s even an option to view the blog without the plugin’s formatting if you wish.
To give the plugin a try on your own WordPress blog, you can download it here:
So, when you’re bored and have the urge to check out our blog from your iPhone or iPod touch, be sure to leave us a comment with your thoughts on the interface. Would you rather just view the full site from your phone as Apple intended?
January 1st 2009 by Childsp
Welcome to 2009! The ball has dropped and it’s time to start the year off right by switching your website over to a high performance, LiteSpeed-powered hosting plan. Our goal is to get people talking, so from now until January 15, 2009, here are 3 coupon codes that’ll help you keep a little more money in your wallet.
Coupon Code: NEWYEAR15
With this coupon code, you’ll save 15% off for life on any LiteSpeed hosting plan on any billing cycle.
Coupon Code: NEWYEAR20
Save $20 for the life of your account on any LiteSpeed hosting plan on an annual billing cycle.
Coupon Code: NEWYEAR50
Try us for half price! Use this coupon code to save 50% off your first month with any plan!
As you are signing up, simply enter the code into the “Coupon Code” box and watch the price drop. Feel free to shoot us some questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or submitting a ticket from our Support Center.
Happy New Year!
December 30th 2008 by Childsp
Good news for all you E-Commerce people out there: Magento is 100% compatible with our new LiteSpeed high performance hosting plans.
Installation was an absolute breeze and no special settings or hacks were required to get it working. Simply create the database in PrecisionPanel and visit the install.php page in your browser and you’re on the path to a working Magento installation. It took us about three minutes to go from a zip file to this:
You can download Magento from their website here:
UPDATE: Magento can also be installed using our script installer, Installatron. It will make the database for you, install Magento, and allow for very easy upgrades in the future.
December 28th 2008 by Childsp
Welcome to the all new Precision Effect blog. This will serve as an official source for most company news, announcements, hosting tutorials, and anything in between. We’re hoping to update the blog at least once per week with information at least some of you will find useful, whether it be new service updates or step-by-step guides to get the most out of your hosting account.
We’ve had many people ask about our new high performance LiteSpeed hosting plans and why we decided to drop failover. In short, failover is expensive. Without greatly increasing the cost of our plans, there was no way to continue offering it. Instead of raising prices in a time of economic recession, we’ve decided to switch our focus a bit.
With our new high performance LiteSpeed environment, we’ve increased the storage and data transfer available on every plan. We were able to lower our prices around $1-$2 per month from the previous (failover) cost. We’ve also raised the amount of domains you can host with us from 1 up to a maximum of 8. We feel that the new quotas will help our customers further develop their websites and businesses.
However, with the hosting market as saturated as it is, raising quotas is simply not enough. We’ve always made a commitment to stay ahead of the game and we’re doing it again with our new LiteSpeed plans. In addition to using LiteSpeed in place of Apache, we’ve thrown together a machine with better processors, more RAM, faster hard drives, and a RAID 10 setup for both speed and redundancy. This is what the first customer to get an account on the new server had to say:
“I have hosted on many many servers and I think I can honestly say this is the fastest setup I have ever seen. Its almost like the pages are cached…”
We hope to have some benchmarks up shortly so stay tuned…
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