Magento takes ecommerce one step further with PEER 1 Hosting

September 20, 2012 by  

Web Hosting ServicesSouthampton, UK – PEER 1 Hosting, a global IT hosting provider, has further optimised its Managed Hosting solution for Magento, enabling its eCommerce customers and partners to enhance performance of online storefronts.

Magento Optimised Managed Hosting, the result of an alliance between PEER 1 Hosting and Magento, is an industry-leading turnkey solution that delivers an infrastructure honed to meet Magento’s intense technical requirements. It uses proven, optimised and scalable components to deliver unsurpassed Magento performance and reliability.

eCommerce web sites built on Magento and hosted by PEER 1 Hosting are faster, both on page and content loading and in serving data from databases (for example product images). Reliability is improved, with less crashing thanks to built-in redundancy, and scaling is made faster and more flexible with elastic bandwidth control.
“We are thrilled with the results of our alliance with Magento,” said Dominic Monkhouse, EMEA Managing Director, PEER 1 Hosting. “As part of our partnership, we looked at the changing landscape of online shopping and understood that more scalable and flexible solutions were required to meet the growing needs of retailers. Magento users will be extremely pleased with the results of our intense collaboration with Magento and will experience a significant boost in the performance of their eCommerce storefronts as a result of these efforts. We look forward to future collaboration and strengthen our commitment to delivering world-class eCommerce hosting solutions.”

The solution enables users to deliver the best experience to their online shoppers without sacrificing performance by including:

  • Servers boasting the latest Intel Sandy Bridge chipset
  • Optimised RHEL 5 and RHEL 6 for peak Magento performance
  • Content acceleration leveraging memcache, Varnish, Nginx and PHP-FPM
  • Improved database performance via Percona MySQL

Additional features of this robust platform include:

  • PCI-DSS 2.0 Compliant: Those users who handle and process customer card details and transactions online, can now be assured that their applications can be supported in a PCI-compliant environment.
  • Reliable Network Backbone: A fully redundant 10Gbps FastFiber Network™ designed to support rich immersive eCommerce experiences; state-of-the-art data centres across the US, UK and Canada and a portfolio of add-on managed services.
  • Experienced Support: A team of infrastructure experts available 24x7x365 to ensure that a user’s Magento eCommerce platform runs smoothly and securely.

“This collaboration was the first of its kind and will yield countless benefits to our clients and partner ecosystem,” said Baruch Toledano, Director of Product Management for Magento. “The end result is a platform that was constructed with our users needs in mind. We thank PEER 1 Hosting for their contributions and we look forward to working with them in the future as we continue delivering superior eCommerce solutions.”

Working together, PEER 1 Hosting and Magento have also developed a whitepaper that provides a blueprint, with validated performance and benchmarking data, on how businesses can implement these optimisations and have the best possible performing online storefront. Retailers interested in how to further optimise their online storefronts can download the whitepaper at:

For more information and to purchase Magneto Optimised Managed Hosting, please visit:

Earlier this year, Magento was named PEER 1 Hosting’s 2011 Partner of the Year.

About PEER 1 Hosting
PEER 1 Hosting is one of the world’s leading web hosting providers, specialising in Managed Hosting, Dedicated Servers, Colocation and Cloud Services. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK. PEER 1 Hosting is built on two obsessions: Ping & People. Ping represents its commitment to best-in-breed technology, founded on a high performance 10Gbps FastFiber Network™ connected by 20 state-of-the-art data centres. People represents its commitment to delivering outstanding customer service to its more than 13,000 customers worldwide, backed by a 100 percent uptime guarantee. PEER 1 Hosting shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For more information visit:

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