What is SSD hosting and why do I need it?

SSD Hosting utilizes Solid State Drives (SSD)  instead of Hard Disk Drives (HDD).  SSD drives have no moving parts and store data on non-volatile memory.  By design it is far faster than HDD, which has a mechanical arm that reads and writes data.   How much faster is SSD hosting compared to standard HDD hosting?  In our tests SSD hosting performed at up to 1000% faster than HDD hosting.  


The most noticeable difference was on application driven websites that utilize databases (Ex. WordPress, Shopping Carts, Joomla, etc.).  The reads and writes of data were being processed 10x faster on SSD.  That’s a significant difference and could mean the difference in your shopping cart loading instantly compared to 10 seconds.  That 10 second delay on HDD hosting could cost you the order.  Studies have shown a faster loading website translates in significantly more sales.



At Eleven2 we have taken SSD hosting to the next level.  Our SSD Hosting and Reseller SSD Hosting outperform the competition’s SSD Hosting.  We utilize state of the art hardware across the board including 12gb/s state-of-the-art Avago RAID cards with Samsung Enterprise drives in a RAID 10 array.



The Madness is Back! Join our 2016 Bracket Competition and Win Big!


March madness is back at Eleven2!  Sign up for our  bracket competition for a chance to win one of our great prizes

– $100 Amazon gift card for having the top bracket in our competition

– Free S-200 Hosting Package for 1 Year for the 2nd best bracket in our competition

– Free S-100 Hosting Package for  the 3rd best bracket in our competition

No purchase is necessary and you can enter free at http://e2.mayhem.cbssports.com/e?ttag=BPM15_paste_cbsinv

Group Pass needed to join: eleven2


Save big on hosting during the month of March

To go along with our bracket competition we are running an amazing March Madness special on web hosting, reseller hosting and virtual private servers.  Sign up with the coupon code Madness16  to save 50% off any web hosting or reseller hosting package on any term!

One year FREE hosting for any current or former Military members – 11/11 to 11/16!



Eleven2 is proud to support our current and former Military members.  Starting on Veterans Day 11/11/2015 until 11/16/2015 we will be giving away 1 year FREE hosting on the S-200 package or the SSD-200 package.  To take advantage of this offer please email hello@eleven2.com and attach a copy of your military ID.  Once we verify your information we will then provide you a coupon code for 1 year free hosting!


If you’re not a Military member you still can get 50% off shared hosting, ssd hosting,  reseller hosting or managed VPS hosting.


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How-to keep your WordPress Website Secure | Part 1



WordPress is the most widely used CMS in the world today. As a consequence of being so widely used, it is also one of the most hacked and exploited software as well. The WordPress team work diligently to keep the application updated regularly to address new security issues that may arise. When WordPress releases a new version to address a vulnerability, you can be certain the information needed to exploit the vulnerability is available to the general public. This makes old versions more susceptible to attack and is one of the biggest reasons it is essential to keep your WordPress up to date.

The wp-login attack is a trending flavor of brute force attack adversely impacting countless WordPress sites today. A brute force attack uses a large volume of requests/responses from the same source or Continue reading

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest – Win an Amazon Echo!


Halloween is almost here!  As part of Halloween tradition many people carve pumpkins.  At Eleven2 we want to put your pumpkin carving skills to the test.  Carve up something spectacular and have a chance to win a free Amazon Echo ($179.99 value)!

To go along with the give away we are also slashing hosting prices!

Promo code: halloween15 – Take 40% off any shared or reseller hosting package on any term!

Promo code: halloween15vps – Take 40% off the first month on any managed VPS!

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. It’s hands-free and always on. With seven microphones and beam-forming technology, Echo can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive sound.
Echo connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to provide information, answer questions, play music, read the news, check sports scores or the weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask. Echo begins working as soon as it detects the wake word. You can pick Alexa or Amazon as your wake word.

How to enter:
Post your carved pumpkin picture to your social media (Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram) and tag Eleven2 using @eleven2 (Facebook and Twitter) or @eleven2hosting (on Instagram). Then follow us and that’s it!

Deadline to enter:
A winner will be chosen on November 10th. Photos must be posted on or before November 7th. Eleven2 staff and management will vote on the winning pumpkin.

Some rules:

* One entry per individual.
* No purchase necessary 

WordPress 4.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

All users running WordPress are required to upgrade to patch a security hole.

From https://wordpress.org/news/2015/09/wordpress-4-3-1/

WordPress 4.3.1 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

This release addresses three issues, including two cross-site scripting vulnerabilities and a potential privilege escalation.

  • WordPress versions 4.3 and earlier are vulnerable to a cross-site scripting vulnerability when processing shortcode tags (CVE-2015-5714). Reported by Shahar Tal and Netanel Rubin of Check Point.
  • A separate cross-site scripting vulnerability was found in the user list table. Reported by Ben Bidner of the WordPress security team.
  • Finally, in certain cases, users without proper permissions could publish private posts and make them sticky (CVE-2015-5715). Reported by Shahar Tal and Netanel Rubin of Check Point.

Our thanks to those who have practiced responsible disclosure of security issues.

WordPress 4.3.1 also fixes twenty-six bugs. For more information, see the release notes or consult the list of changes.

Download WordPress 4.3.1 or venture over to Dashboard → Updates and simply click “Update Now.” Sites that support automatic background updates are already beginning to update to WordPress 4.3.1.

New instant issue and auto install SSL certificates at Eleven2!


Eleven2 now has instant issue and auto install SSL certificates available!  No longer will you need to go through a complicated multi-step process to order a SSL certificate and no longer will you need technical support to install your certificate.

SSL certificates create an encrypted connection between your web server and your visitors. SSL certificates are essential for online businesses or any website that collects personal data.

The SSL certificate is so easy to install that we made this video to show you just how easy it really is.


We now offer the following SSL brands:

Basic SSL

SSL Type Issuance Site Seal Price
Rapid SSL Immediate Static $49.99 ORDER NOW
Rapid SSL Wild Card Immediate Static $149.99 ORDER NOW
geotrust ev 1-10 Days Dynamic $199.99 ORDER NOW


Elite SSL

SSL Type Issuance Site Seal Price
Symantec Secure Site 4-5 Days Dynamic $299.99 ORDER NOW
Symantec ev 1-10 Days Dynamic $999.99 ORDER NOW


Full details on our new SSL certificates can be found at http://www.eleven2.com/ssl


Join Eleven2’s annual NFL Pick’em League! Win $100!


Eleven2’s NFL Pick’em League is now up!

Join at: http://weeklypickem.fantasy.nfl.com/group/106270
Show off your NFL smarts each week by picking the winners of every game. At the end of the season whoever has the most points will be crowned the Pick’em champion.

Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card
The more games you predict correct, the more points you earn. Whoever has the most points at the end of the season, will be rewarded with a $100 Amazon Gift Card by eleven2!

Save 40% on Web Hosting!
Save 40% on any web hosting, reseller hosting or managed VPS package now until the NFL season ends! Order now with the coupon code: Football or Footballvps