The mission of our Synthesis WordPress hosting team is to combine world-class technology into an independent offering where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
The result is unparalleled performance, security, and support for your WordPress website that you can trust.
Today, we are pleased to announce the latest technology extension that we have added to the mix.
Effective immediately, new Synthesis Starter Plan customers can choose to have their sites hosted in data centers located in either Virginia or Amsterdam.
Other plans will follow shortly with the same option, and we will also provide the option for current customers to make the switch.
Why is a European data center option important?
Until now, Synthesis’ core offering has been served through a world-class data center based in Virginia.
Way back in the beginning, the Synthesis team strategically chose this location and the providers associated with it because it is the most central single location for delivering reliable, rapid response times to clients in the U.S. and across the globe
But because Synthesis has grown to have a truly global customer base, our plans have always included data center expansion into markets that are closer to our customers.
So while Virginia-based servers may deliver great response times to Eastern Europe, Africa, and even to the Middle East and beyond, data centers in Amsterdam can bring it even faster.
This is why the Synthesis stack was designed (from the beginning) to be provider-agnostic. We are not beholden to any single technology provider, so we can make decisions based solely on bringing you the best service possible.
It was a no brainer to provide this additional data center option. We just needed to find the partner.
Who did we choose?
After a careful selection process, we decided to launch our European offering on Digital Ocean’s infrastructure.
Our process for selecting locations and data center partners is methodical. We reveal some of our thinking here, in our whitepaper entitled “The Truth About WordPress Performance: Why You May Not Need What You’re Being Sold”, where we highlight the importance of core optimization … which is exactly the point of launching this additional data center option.
You will see more expansion announcements soon as we solidify solutions for Southeast Asia and Latin America.
In addition to data center locations, the Synthesis crew has been hard at work developing technologies around performance and workflow. We cannot provide specifics about these developments right now, but we can say this: if you are a corporation running WordPress or an agency developing WordPress-based sites for clients, game-changing solutions for you are on their way.
Simply put: there has never been a better time to host your WordPress site with Synthesis.
If you have general questions about Synthesis that you’d like to get answered before purchasing, check out our FAQs.
Or, if you have more specific questions you don’t see answered there, contact us anytime.
Reader Comments (13)
Josh Gates says
this is AWESOME news! Synthesis and Digital Ocean are two of the best providers, period. Looking forward to this partnership!
Josh, thanks! We’ve been so impressed with the Digital Ocean team, and we are really, really, ridiculously excited about introducing this new option for our customers.
Which is the best for Latin America?
Jerod Morris says
Renate, great question! This is actually one that we cover in our whitepaper here: http://websynthesis.com/improve-wordpress-performance/
For Latin America, you are best served with our Virginia data center. Of course, once we offer the Latin American offering, that will be your best bet. 🙂
AJ DiMaio says
A bit on the pricey side – but heck – it’s only money ($97 per month for a professional site).
Brian Clark says
As the trusim goes, you get what you pay for. Given how important a fast and secure web presence is these days, I’m shocked that anyone still considers that expensive. That said, people have been trained by the commodity hosting companies to pay very little for very little. Those days are ending for real businesses.
Jerod Morris says
I came here to say exactly this. Seconded.
Any plans to change from using Media Temple’s servers now that GoDaddy purchased them?
Jerod Morris says
The working relationship we have had with MediaTemple has been successful, and it will continue. There will not be any immediate impact on websites we host because of the acquisition. Net2Easy’s data center, where Synthesis-hosted sites’ data is physically hosted, is owned and operated independently.
We will continue to choose the technology providers and partners who provide the best performance for the websites we host, while maintaining the ability to pivot when positive opportunities present themselves. This is a core principle by which we operate, and the launch of our European data center offering is the latest example.
I am situated in Johannesburg, South Africa . Which server location would be better?
Jerod Morris says
Mike, you are likely to be best served by the Amsterdam data center, though I don’t think it will be a huge difference either way. If you are an existing customer, I’d wait until the new year to switch when the automated migration tools are available.
I am in NJ right now and VA is around the corner or a few hours drive. I’m on the starter plan already.
Great job Websynthesis team for doing this.
Arbaz Khan says
Synthesis really is one of the best hosting options for WordPress, and probably the fastest. It is a bit on the pricey side, but seeing that the services provided are far better than other companies, I don’t mind paying more to keep my sites secure and fast.
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