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It's upgrade time - our hosting is now running on a brand new server.

Intelâ„¢ E3-1230, 8M Cache, 3.20 GHz, 64 bit, 32GB ram and all now SSD disk space!

No matter how many tweaks you do on your website, how much you compress your images or content, nothing will make such a big difference to loading speed as the server speed. In particular, an SSD which is up to 75% faster than a normal hard disk drive.

Most hosts are still only offering HDD due to the high cost of SSD. But Electric Escape offers ONLY SSD now, and at the same price as always!

Of the top 15 web hosts in New Zealand, only 4 offer SSD hosting, and none of comes close to storage space and price of Electric Escape.

Combined with managed hosting so you don't need to learn how to do everything yourself, Electric Escape offers one of the fastest affordable shared hosting servers in New Zealand.

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Not a big update, but an exciting one (for me) - the Electric Escape website now has a new design! It's been a while coming actually as the previous design (version 3) has been around since 2012. A lot changes in web design in three years, but particularly the last three where smart device design has completely changed the look of websites, and html5 has almost entirely replaced Flash.

Html5 goodness, responsive design (mobile and tablet friendly), a much-improved portfolio. I can't help but notice that many of my web design competitors don't have responsive websites, even some of the biggest. Keep up guys.


Coming soon is a full invoicing system so customers can see invoices and statements online, and a client file management system like dropbox. But that's not quite ready yet.

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