A .cool .ninja .guru .rocks

Four great new domain extensions you can register now with Layershift.

Starting today we’re offering .guru, .ninja, .rocks and .cool domain name registration in our store!

cool-ninja-guru-rocks-newTLD-domain-registrationThese new TLDs give you the opportunity to send your message in a more targeted and fun way than before: on each side of the dot there is a powerful word. If you’re a security expert, you can say it loud with security.guru or be a plumbing.ninja! Or perhaps you just want to recall your Gaelic roots with sham.rocks?

Each of these domains offer a fresh new namespace where you’re more likely to get that killer name before anyone else, so you can be the one receiving the admiring glances after coming up with the cunning rhyme or inspired prefix.

Step right up and register yours today at our domain store – as always, our domain registrations are offered at some of the lowest prices anywhere on the ‘net.

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New .UK domains launched!

Get 2 years from us for the price of 1 year from our competitors!

.uk domain registration.de, .fr, .gr, .nl and many more. Most countries in the world have a short, predictable and easy to remember domain extension, and now .UK is here!

This allows anyone to register a .UK domain in just the same way as you do with the other over 10 million existing UK domains like .co.uk. Unlike most of our competitors with inflated pricing for .UK domains (cost prices are the same as for .co.uk domains!) we’re keeping our usual low cost pricing for these new domains (just £2.95 or $4.95 per year).

Anyone who registered a domain ending in .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk etc. prior to 28 October 2013 may have an automatic first refusal right to the equivalent .UK domain until 2019. As the rules are complicated, we recommend to use Nominet’s .UK domain lookup tool.

As with all ccTLD’s, a UK contact address will be required for .UK (even if you’re based overseas), so make sure you submit the correct information when you register your new domain name.

Register your dot UK domain with us today!

Layershift Jelastic PaaS – unlimited edition

Layershift Jelastic PaaS

Hate trials that are so limited they’re effectively “crippleware”? Yeah, so do we! Sadly a few budding trialists brought it to our attention that we’re guilty of this heinous crime – today we’re putting that right.

The Jelastic PaaS is a polyglot platform, supporting applications authored in a variety of programming languages, and running a wide selection of application and database servers.

With this power comes great responsibility. A responsibility to set the resource limits high enough to suit a vast assortment of different technologies, frameworks, and server stacks. It turns out that some of your apps (particularly Java EE apps) are heavily performance limited – or may not run at all – with our old trial limits.

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Jelastic PaaS saves you even more money this spring

Yes, we know that Spring started a little while ago, but a new lower price needs a nice headline so what can you do?


Great news! We’ve just slashed our Jelastic PaaS pricing, bringing the base cost down from £7.30 per cloudlet to just £4.75 per cloudlet!

But we didn’t stop there. We’ve also dramatically simplified our automatic volume discount tiers to just 3 levels – providing the maximum discount level to environments with as little as 16 cloudlets (previously required 512+ cloudlets for max. discount).

Jelastic now up to 75% cheaper than AWS

Even though AWS is predominantly an IaaS platform (not a PaaS like Jelastic), there’s no denying that they’re the industry benchmark. Many have already discovered that you can save big by switching from AWS to Jelastic, but now you can save even more – our latest price cuts deliver up to 75% saving just against their basic pricing:

AWS t1.micro instance in EU region with 10GB EBS + 1,000GB/month traffic:
$135.15 / month (approx. £80)

Equivalent Layershift Jelastic PaaS environment (hosted in the UK):
£18.98 / month (75% saving)

The example above assumes 80% server utilisation (which is quite high; even for a small server) – if your usage is actually lower you can potentially save a lot more by using Layershift’s Jelastic PaaS, because unlike AWS we charge for your actual usage rather than your requested server size.

That’s not to mention the huge time savings from using a fully-featured next generation PaaS vs. a basic IaaS!

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Managed Cloud VPS Migration

When it comes to switching providers, most web admins have reservations (for obvious reasons) because migrating all that data (i.e. websites, databases, email accounts, etc.) across to the new host usually implies a lot of effort and wasted time. But moving to Layershift is very different.

Our expert migration engineers handle almost the entire process and stop at nothing to ensure that the transition goes as smoothly and painlessly as possible.

Case study: Brainstorm Creative Studio

Kevin Smith, one of the founders of Brainstorm Creative Studio, was kind enough to share his insights about their recent migration from Singlehop to Layershift. We’re sure that after reading this case study you’ll stop worrying about the migration and start thinking about the benefits of moving to Layershift instead.

“Companies like Layershift are so rare, and great staff within them are even rarer, I feel very grateful to all of them for their help.”

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