September 13, 2012, 10:39 AM

Peer 1 Hosting Enhances Performance for Magento Storefronts

The enriched platform creates a faster, more secure Magneto site with built in redundancies that users can confidently rely on to support their growing online businesse.

Vancouver, BC – September 13, 2012 – PEER 1 Hosting (TSX: PIX), a global IT hosting provider, has released a series of optimizations to further improve the performance of their  Managed Hosting solution for Magento, a leading eCommerce platform provider and division of X.commerce, Inc., an eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) company. The enriched platform creates a faster, more secure Magneto site with built in redundancies that users can confidently rely on to support their growing online businesses. This offering comes as result of a partnership between the two companies to bring customers a best-in-class eCommerce hosting solution. Working together, PEER 1 Hosting and Magento have also developed a whitepaper that provides a blueprint, with validated performance and benchmarking data, on how businesses may implement these optimizations and have the best possible performing online storefront.

“We are thrilled with the results of our alliance with Magento,” said Fabio Banducci, President and CEO, PEER 1 Hosting.  “As part of our partnership, we looked at the changing landscape of online shopping and understood that more scalable and flexible solutions were required to meet the growing needs of retailers. Magento users will be extremely pleased with the results of our intense collaboration with Magento and will experience a significant boost in the performance of their eCommerce storefronts as a result of these efforts. We also look forward to future collaboration and strengthen our commitment to delivering world-class eCommerce hosting solutions.” 

Balancing website performance and user experience has always been a challenging undertaking.  This enhanced solution enables users to deliver the best experience to their online shoppers without sacrificing the performance that drives online marketing efforts. Magento Optimized Managed Hosting from PEER 1 Hosting is a turnkey solution that delivers an infrastructure honed to meet Magento’s intense technical requirements. It uses proven, optimized and scalable infrastructure components to deliver unsurpassed Magento performance and reliability including:


  • Servers boasting the latest Intel Sandy Bridge chipset
  • Optimized RHEL 5 and RHEL 6 for peak Magento performance
  • Content acceleration leveraging memcache, Varnish, Nginx and PHP-FPM
  • Improved database performance via Percona MySQL


Additional features of this robust platform include:


  • PCI-DSS 2.0 Compliant:  Those users who handle and process customer card details and transactions online, can now be assured that their applications can be supported in a PCI compliant environment.
  • Reliable Network Backbone: A fully redundant 10Gbps FastFiber Network™ designed to support rich immersive eCommerce experiences; state-of-the-art datacenters across the US, UK and Canada and a portfolio of add-on managed services.
  • Experienced Support: A team of infrastructure experts available 24x7x365 to ensure that a user’s Magento eCommerce platform runs smoothly and securely.


“This collaboration was the first of its kind and will yield countless benefits to our clients and partner ecosystem,” said Baruch Toledano, Director of Product Management for Magento. “The end result is a platform that was constructed with our users needs in mind.  We thank PEER 1 Hosting for their contributions and we look forward to working with them in the future as we continue delivering superior eCommerce solutions.”

Retailers interested in how to further optimize their online storefronts can download the whitepaper at:

For more information and to purchase Magneto Optimized Managed Hosting, please visit:

Earlier this year, Magento was named PEER 1 Hosting’s 2011 Partner of the Year.

About PEER 1 Hosting

PEER 1 Hosting is one of the world’s leading IT hosting providers. The company is built on two obsessions: Ping & People. Ping, represents its commitment to best-in-breed technology, founded on a high performance 10Gbps FastFiber Network™ connected by 20 state-of-the-art datacenters, 22 points-of-presence and 10 colocation facilities throughout North America and Europe.  People, represents its commitment to delivering outstanding customer service to its more than 13,000 customers worldwide, backed by a 100 percent uptime guarantee and 24x7x365 FirstCall Support™. Info-Tech Research Group named PEER 1 Hosting as a “Champion” in its Canadian colocation and managed services Vendor Landscape report, recognizing the company’s strength in product offerings and enterprise strategy in the global IT marketplace. PEER 1 Hosting’s portfolio includes Managed Hosting, Dedicated Servers , Colocation and Cloud Services. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK. PEER 1 Hosting shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For more information visit: or

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