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Chillidog Hosting launches DDoS protection, Website Accelerator, and more

It's long overdue, but I thought I'd share some great news with the RapidWeaver community. Chillidog Hosting was the first to offer RapidWeaver users 100% SSD based hosting. Now, we are back with some more great news. As part of our recent server upgrades, all Chillidog users now enjoy 4 big new features, 2 of which are firsts for the RapidWeaver community.

DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) Protection

The first new feature is Denial of Service Protection. DDoS is a method where hackers take down a server or group of servers in an attempt to disrupt real users from accessing a website or conducting business. Chillidog now protects users automatically from 3 different categories of attacks. This helps to ensure your site is up (and stays up) even in some of the worst scenarios.

Website Accelerator

The second feature (and RapidWeaver first) is a website accelerator. Chillidog users can now turn their speedometers to 11 as we automatically speed up the HTML (.html), CSS (.css), Javascript (.js) and images on your site. This means your sites load faster and rank better in search engines.

PHP7 (and 7.1) Support

Now you can choose between PHP5 or 7 directly from the control panel. PHP7 brings significant performance improvements over PHP5.6. If you're using Wordpress, PHP7 is highly recommended. PHP7 can be configured on a site by site basis directly within user's control panels.

Faster Internet Access

The final important upgrade we've deployed is a faster internet connection. Much like your internet at home, faster is better. The gateway for your sites to the world wide web is now more redundant and faster. This means that visitors throughout the US and EU will experience faster page speed.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support. I am excited to finally bring these new features to the Chillidog community.

Your top dog,

Greg