Coming soon: freistilbox for single-website hosting

Looking at its pricing, it’s not obvious that freistilbox is an enterprise-class hosting platform; it’s no secret that we’ve made running Drupal and WordPress websites on a multi-server infrastructure affordable. Our customers, web agencies and development shops, are amazed how quickly they reach ROI.

Many of them start with a small cluster setup, for example with a pair of freistilbox S. Combined with the content cache, its 20 PU (Processing Units, basically PHP worker processes) deliver enough processing power for a few small and medium websites, and thanks to the redundancy we build into every hosting component, they enjoy great uptime. Scaling up is easily done by adding or replacing boxes, so the agency has full control over capacity and hosting cost at any time.

But sometimes, this model doesn’t work out as well, and that’s when the customer needs separate hosting for only a single website. There can be several valid reasons to do this:

  • customers that would like to test the waters called freistilbox
  • customers that want us to bill every website individually
  • customers that want the website to run as isolated from others as possible

In these cases, the power of a full freistilbox cluster is just overkill. While freistilbox is the most cost-effective Enterprise Hosting Platform for Drupal and WordPress, there is actually still a gap between conventional hosting and the entry-level freistilbox setup.

It’s about time that we close this gap.

In April, we’re going to launch freistilbox Solo [1], a single-website hosting solution that has the power of freistilbox, only at a much lower price point.


[1] Yes, we’ve stolen the name from the development VM that we’ve published in 2012 and which we’re going to relaunch later this year under a new name.