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Here at Smart, we are always looking to push the boundaries of your hosting service. We like "fast", so over the past few weeks we have been working hard to upgrade our service to not only make it faster, but to include new features without any changes to your price. For many reasons - not only stability but also the SEO benefits it brings - fast is good ;-)

Over the past few weeks, we have completed a series of major hardware upgrades to our cloud platform. The upgrades have removed our older Intel Xeon 2.2GHz CPUs from our cloud and replaced them with new hex-core 2.9 GHz Intel Xeon Processors.

All VPS customers will notice that their CPU speeds have changed automatically, while shared hosting & reseller hosting customers should see an improvement on overall performance times.

The CPU changes to our cluster were only part of the upgrades, however. We have also increased our 10Gbe storage network by expanding this across further 10Gbe switches - this change is scheduled to be completed later this week.

As part of the storage network upgrade, we have also introduced a further SSD SAN to our platform. The SAN which powers your hosting services is a key part of our platform. By integrating a further SAN unit, your hosting will now receive faster disk access, in turn also increasing your hosting speed.

We plan to complete our upgrade works over the next 7 days and will issue a platform notification of any likely service disruptions.

Along with our hardware upgrades, we have also worked hard on new software improvements to both cPanel / e-mail filtering and third-party services.

We are currently working on Cloud Flare integrations into cPanel for customers who want to use the Cloud Flare CDN Network.

Finally, we are working to release cPanel upgrades across our platform over the next 2 weeks. This will take the cPanel version to the latest stable release and allow us to introduce automatic e-mail client setup, better spam protection and improved cPanel features.

At Smart Hosting, we work hard to make sure that as a customer, you not only receive a solid hosting service, but that your service is future-proofed.

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