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Announcing: European Shared Hosting & PHP 5.3.10

March 27th, 2012

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Following the feedback from our last blog post, ThisWebHost is pleased to announce that we have launched our first European shared hosting server. When purchasing a shared hosting account with us, you now have the option to select your desired location from a dropdown box. Currently the options are;

United States – Lansing
Europe – Germany

If the location of your hosting account is not important, you may specify any location that’s suitable for you. Customers within Europe may notice improved performance (and decreased latency) by selecting the Europe option. Currently the location options are rather limited, but if this is a feature that our customers find useful, we intend to add and launch additional locations in the future.

If you are an existing European customer and wish for your website(s) to be moved to this new European server, we will gladly transfer your sites over free of charge. Simply open a new support ticket from within the client area and let us know which account(s) you would like to be moved. Please allow up to 2 working days for accounts to be transferred.

Finally, because this is a new shared hosting server and because PHP 5.2.xx is now deprecated, this is the first of our servers to be installed using the latest version of PHP shipped with cPanel; 5.3.10. Customers wishing to take advantage of PHP 5.3 should select Europe as their hosting location until such time as future servers are deployed running 5.3.xx. We currently have no plans to upgrade older servers to PHP 5.3.10 as this may cause PHP errors for existing websites. If you are an existing customer and wish to use PHP 5.3.10, please submit a support ticket requesting to be moved to the new server, and our team will gladly assist you.

We hope that these new changes improve your experience with this*. As always, if you have any feedback, comments or suggestions, please let us know by leaving a comment on this blog post!

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