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Big changes to Quidnode - new website, improved services and more!

Big changes to Quidnode - new website, improved services and more!

Since Quidnode Hosting opened to the public, we've had the same website design and made little to no changes during the 9 months we have been open for business. We've spent the last few months focusing on what we could do to make our services at Quidnode better and drawing up a new website design.

In this blog post, I'll be going over the changes we've made to improve Quidnode Hosting as a whole and stick by our missions statement which is very important to us.

“Our mission is to provide premium hosting at a non-premium price. We aim to be the best and do everything we can to improve the services for our customers.”

Mission statement

Brand new website

To start with, I'm very excited to announce that our brand new, fresh website design is now live. This features a green (which stands for uptime!), white and blue theme to go along with the round-edged boxes and clean finish. We believe this is a huge improvement to our old, dull design. Take a look at a few screenshots of the homepage, then have a browse around the rest of the website.

Screenshot 1 from homepage.
Screenshot 2 from homepage.
Screenshot 3 from homepage.
Screenshot 4 from homepage.
Screenshot 5 from homepage.

We've also added some tools to make your life easier; we now have a real-time ping map to help pick locations which can be found on our server specifications page. A tool which will tell you recommended specs for your needs has also been added to the game hosting page!

Server locations map with user-to-server latency.

Lots of new information has been added to the new website to allow you to get a better understanding of our services and what we have to offer.

Server hardware upgrades

Our priority is ensuring our customer's satisfaction, that's why we consistently review our services and look at ways to improve. We have recently deployed a new game hosting node that has replaced GAME-US-01. The new server is still in North America, but it's in Canada rather than the USA. We've named it GAME-CA-01 which has a much better CPU and is an excellent processor for game hosting.

We have migrated all of our customers from GAME-US-01 to GAME-CA-01, and any new orders will be deployed to the new server. Transparency is a key value for us at Quidnode, so below is a list of the hardware changes to prove how much of an upgrade it is!

  • CPU: From Intel Xeon E5-2650 (2.00 GHz) to Intel Xeon E5-1650v3 (3.50 GHz)
  • RAM: From DDR3 1333 MHz to DDR4 2133 MHz
  • DDoS Protection: 162% increase

As well as upgrading our game hosting hardware, we've also changed our website hosting node from WEB-UK-01 to WEB-DE-01. Not only have we changed the location from London, United Kingdom to Germany (to provide the best possible latency for our European client-base), the server has been treated with improved hardware and our infrastructure is much more scalable than before. We also made the jump from bare-matal infrastructure to the cloud, so that offers a boost for redundancy, reliability and availability.

There isn't many changes in hardware other than a higher uplink speed and a switch in the processor we use (though a slight decrease in clock speed which isn't noticeable in website speeds). The server still utilises NVMe SSD drives for blazing-fast speeds and DDR4 RAM, below outlines the changes we made.

  • CPU: From Intel Xeon E3-1230v6 (3.50 GHz) to AMD EPYC™ 7502P (2.5GHz)
  • Uplink: From 500Mbps to 1Gbps

Say hello to our new Cloud VPS hosting

One of the most exciting announcements in this article is introducing our brand new cloud VPS hosting platform. This is a great improvement for us as a hosting company and will come with a bunch of great features such as more availability and redundancy. I'll go through a few of my favourites now...

  • Multiple locations including Germany and Finland.
  • Have the option to purchase daily backups for your VPS which are stored on remote servers to ensure your data is safe. Restore at any time.
  • The control panel is built-in to your client area allowing easy access.
  • Treat your applications to lightning-fast performance, thanks to every one of our cloud VPS hypervisors utilizing 100% enterprise-grade NVMe SSD drives.
  • Our redundant, blazing-fast, load-balanced cloud VPS platform features high-speed networking to ensure a consistent 99% network uptime.
  • There's no waiting around for your VPS, get started with your server almost instantly. Our platform deploys in under 10 seconds.
  • Have a variety of operating systems to choose from, and of course, we provide the most current release.
  • Execute commands without the need of an SSH client using the built-in terminal on the control panel ensuring you always have access to your VPS wherever you are.
  • Monitor your RAM, CPU, disk, and network usage with easy-to-read graphs generated in the control panel.
  • Easily control your server with the ability to start, stop, reboot, reset root password, rebuild, restore backups, access the console, and more!.

We are hoping to bring a location in North America in the future, so stay tuned for that! If you have any questions regarding our new cloud vps hosting platform, don't hestitate to contact us and we'd be happy to talk with you.

That's all... for now

And that's everything we have to share with you right now, but we have lots of cool and exciting things planned for 2022. Our friends at Letrix Labs certainly have some great products cooking in the oven and we can't wait for them to share more. There will be more information on the products they are working on in the next few months, with information on how to sign up for early access.

To celebrate the awesome new changes outlined in this blog post, we're hosting a promotion that will give you 15% off all our services recurring. Be sure to use code BIGCHANGES as checkout to take advantage of this limited-time sale. Our offer ends October 30th, so order whilst it lasts!