Crucial Hosting

Split-Dedicated HostingFully Managed Virtual Private Servers (VPS)

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Our Split-Dedicated runs on our cloud hosting platform, which brings unparalleled performance. Running the latest and fastest PHP platforms, your demanding application can take advantage of everything Crucial Hosting has to offer.


Split-Dedicated Features

Cloud Hosting

Fast & Scalable


Fast & Pro Support


Control Panel


Daily Backups


with latest PHP

Super Fast

Solid State Drives

Super FastIntel SSD Drives

Having the right hardware to go with a properly managed server is extremely important. Our SSD RAID Arrays maintain mirrored copies of your data, ensuring that a hard drive failure doesn't result in down-time. Our systems have been developed from the ground up with uptime as a priority, which means we also hot-swap all of our drives in the event of an issue. This means that behind the scenes these changes are made, so you never are affected by an drive failure.

"Super Fast" doesn't really tell the whole tale. We've done extensive comparisons of SSD drives, with months of performance statistics being gathered. After being put through their paces over many months, SSD drives don't all handle the stress the same. In many cases the SSD drives we use can be 20-30 times faster than drives our competitors use.

Unlike our competition, we use our in-house performance monitoring tools to identify drives as they begin to slow down. This allows us to actually replace drives before they fail, and before the make a noticeable impact to the performance of the disk array. This policy of replacing drives before they fail costs us more money, but it also guarantees the performance of your server will not become slower over time (a very real problem in web hosting).

LiteSpeed Web Serverwith latest PHP binaries

We don't cut corners in any regard when it comes to our hosting platform, and our web server integration is no exception. We pay thousands of dollars every month to foot the bill for licensing costs for my enterprise software suites, like our LiteSpeed Web Server. LiteSpeed is currently the fastest and most versatile web server for a web hosting environment. There's no difference in how you configure your sites compared to a standard Apache server, but the benefits from improved performance and our in-house integration are substantial.

We leverage the LiteSpeed API in order to integrate with our custom PHP binaries. While this doesn't require any changes for our customers, it allows customers to easily modify their PHP settings and switch between major PHP releases. On our hosting you can easily switch between PHP 5.3 though PHP 5.6, and our in-house cPanel integration empowers you to enable popular PHP extensions in real-time.

Our custom systems are designed to ensure that the web server and PHP are properly configured for one-another. Extensions like Zend OpCache also require persistent PHP connections to be maintained, which is all handled behind the scenes with our free cPanel tools. All of our exclusive features are easy to use, and take away the complexity of server management so you can focus on your application.

24/7/365Fast & Professional Support

Providing professional technical support is something we take very seriously. Our managed hosting services aren't cheap (included in the price of Split-Dedicated plans), but we strive to ensure it's worth every penny. We maintain a relatively small support staff of highly experienced employees. We don't outsource any of our technical support, and our professional staff is available around the clock all year.

One of the reasons that our company is so successful is because our customers tend to stay customers for a very long time, which is something we attribute to the quality of support we offer. Though we don't offer phone or live chat support, our staff is always waiting for tickets or emails to assist our customers immediately. Most customers have issued resolved in a few minutes of submitting a ticket.

Many of our competitors have "tiers" of technical support, which range from minimum-wage chat technicians all the way up to the people who can make any significant changes. At Crucial Hosting, all of our employees are involved in providing technical support. Frequently the owner of our business is involved in replying to tickets and assisting customers. It's very likely that the person who built your server from scratch is likely the person who is assisting you with a question. We prefer this approach to technical support, because it guarantees that we don't waste our customers time and ensures we can solve your problem rapidly.

Cloud HostingFast & Scalable

Behind the scenes our entire hosting platform is run on our cloud infrastructure utilizing the time-tested Xen platform. With many customizations made for our use, our platform is both very fast and extremely reliable. Outages on our cloud platform average less than one minute annually, which is due to our extremely stable infrastructure.

Your Split-Dedicated plan is easily scalable when you need to upgrade or downgrade. This process is perfectly safe (we've never had an issue), and in most cases just takes several minutes to reboot your environment. One major advantage of our platform is that our Split-Dedicated plans run on the same environment as our Custom Dedicated Servers, allowing for easy scaling between our pre-configured Split-Dedicated plans and our custom systems. This easy scaling allows you to host extremely demanding sites handling millions of daily visitors.

High performance hosting is really what we pride ourselves on. Our Split-Dedicated plans are intended to provide the fastest possible environment for typical high-demand platforms (like Magento). We've configured extremely fast server-grade hardware in order to make sure our customers experience the benefits of performance hosting.

AutomaticDaily Backups

Enterprise backups come with all of our managed hosting plans, which you get with our Split-Dedicated platform. We typically store at least 30 days worth of backups for every split-dedicated account. These are complete copies of your entire server, which we can utilize for disaster recovery purposes. Though we have never to date had a disaster requiring the use of these backups, we continue to invest tens of thousands of dollars into our backup system in order to maintain the integrity of our hosting platform.

Though we keep these backups for our own internal use, we also make available an exclusive paid solution available to our customers. This exclusive cPanel tool allows our customers to access our historical backups for their account, giving access to recovering copies of files and MySQL databases. This service is provided as an annual subscription, costing less than five dollars per month for our basic subscription.

Don't know how to restore a backup? We already handle taking backups for you, but if you don't know how to then restore your sites - we've still got you covered. You can professional backup restoration service, which is included for free with our Premium Backup plan.

cPanelControl Panel

Ease of Use is the name of the game for cPanel. Whether you are new to web hosting or are a seasoned veteran, cPanel allows for easy and complete management of your hosting account with us. You can easily manage your files, databases, domain names, and much more in a few minutes.

While many web hosts attempt to develop their own custom control panels to save money on licensing cost, we continue to utilize the extremely popular cPanel software suite. In addition to using the solid foundation for web hosting that cPanel provides, we develop many exclusive features that integrate easily into the cPanel control panel.

We offer too many exclusive features to mention here, but you can find some of them listed on our homepage. All of our employees have many years of experience managing and supporting cPanel servers, which allows us to very easily provide fast and accurate support to our customers on this platform.

Want more than one cPanel account? We have an exclusive tool integrated to cPanel to allow you to manage users on your server. As the "master user", you can create, modify, and delete cPanel users with a click of a button.

A slice of our dedicated hosting platform

Our Split-Dedicated system is extremely powerful, allowing our customers to handle huge amounts of traffic. We've had customers handle millions of unique visitors in a span of just a few hours on our platform, and we host many demanding proprietary applications developed by our customers. If you ever need to scale bigger, your account can easily be moved to a fully custom server with little to no downtime.

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Fully Customizable Hosting

On our Split-Dedicated environment we can configure your server in the way that fits your needs. Many services like Varnish Cache, Memcached, and Redis require a dedicated environment to work properly and securely; this makes our Split-Dedicated plan the perfect environment for customers with those needs.

Many of the businesses we host have unique needs for security and PCI compliance; for those customers we are able to meet these requirements on our Split-Dedicated plan by making server-wide customizations that wouldn't be possible on shared hosting.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can custom software be installed? Yes, this is a fully dedicated platform allowing us to install server-wide services for you.
  • Can I resell my server? We will not provide end-user support to your clients; however, you can make as many cPanel accounts as you like.
  • What operating system do you run? We currently run CentOS 6.7 (Linux) on our Split-Dedicated platform. We offer different distributions for custom dedicated servers.
  • Do I get root access? No; our managed hosting does not offer root access. You can save money by ordering an unmanaged custom server.
  • Will my hardware get upgraded in the future? Yes, we do periodic hardware refreshes to keep existing customer equipment up to date. This is included in the cost of your plan.
  • Can I upgrade or downgrade between other plans? Yes, we handle the process of migrating your account between Split-Shared or Dedicated Servers.

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