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YellowWebMonkey offers Managed Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting on our server.  Because we specialize in Joomla, the server is already configured to run optimally for Joomla 3.x websites in terms of speed and security.  Your hosting account will always have the correct versions of PHP, mySQL, etc for the current version of Joomla so that means you do not have to submit tickets or search around yourself.

Originally YellowWebMonkey did not want to get into the hosting world.  However, we were frustrated ourselves with trying to configure shared or reseller accounts the way we wanted as well as tweak settings like closing ports, adjusting file permissions, etc.  We knew we couldn’t be the only ones experiencing this, so we decided to offer the exact same hosting we use for our own sites.

For those that like specifics:

  • CentOS Linux with Full Root Access (64-bit with 32-bit Compatibility)
  • cPanel
  • Apache Web Server
  • Secured VPS with free IPTables Firewall
  • Safe Harbor Certified
  • Supermicro Servers
  • AMD Opteron 6000 series CPUs
  • Fault Tolerant RAID Disk Arrays

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We highly reccomend that every site has a SSL certificate installed.

Google announced a few months ago that they give a slight SEO advantage to sites that have a SSL certificate which means sites with a web address starting in https instead of http. The newest version of Google Chrome is going to show a warning to visitors if your site collects ANY type of information in forms without a valid certificate and you do not have the SSL certificate. This can be contact forms, newsletter signup, site login, etc.  They are also adding a little icon next to sites without SSLs to let users know.

Due to this announcement and the updates to the way Chrome now operates, we highly recommended you add a SSL certificate to your hosting. Let us know if this is something you want to do and we can research the process for your specific hosting company.

* http://searchengineland.com/google-starts-giving-ranking-boost-secure-httpsssl-sites-199446
** http://searchengineland.com/google-search-console-warns-nonsecure-collection-passwords-upcoming-chrome-browser-release-266486