The Hosting platform is optimized for high-traffic websites, e-commerce, and resource-heavy websites, and offers products for small businesses who need advanced solutions with more power but may not have the deep technical expertise to manage them.
“Starhost is designed to simplify and enhance the customer experience by eliminating the limitations of shared hosting with the assured availability of dedicated resources,” Henry Newman, Verbosec’s Chief Technical Officer, said in a statement.
“In Africa, currently around 70 percent of SMBs are influenced by technology, with the number set to increase to 90 percent by 2023. With Starhost, fast-growing small businesses can now have a powerful option for hosting their demanding websites,” Newman added.
Starhost Uses Google’s Cloud Platform
Starhost is built on Google’s Cloud Platform enabling each site to be hosted in a container separate from others. The technology stack consists of PHP8, Nginx, HTTP/2, Redis/Memcached, and MariaDB. If for whatever reason you need to downgrade to PHP 5.6, you can do so at the click of a button.
Starhost uses a custom caching solution dubbed StarCache that it claims loads sites up to six times faster than traditional shared hosts and almost twice as fast as Managed WordPress hosts.
Sites are actively monitored for malware and are backed up. Site owners can restore to any point in time since backups are stored indefinitely.